Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
With the onset a further price reduction on GIA certified diamonds, buyers no longer have to worry about bowing down to conventionally priced gems at chain jewelry stores. With Gem Dynasty, buyers now have the option to purchase the best warehouse priced wholesale diamonds, loose diamonds, and engagement rings in Los Angeles.
Gem Dynasty understands that it can be a daunting task choosing the perfect diamond, especially when it is done online. To the untrained eye, a worthless zirconium may be confused for a precious diamond and vice versa. Although buyers can rest assured that all diamonds sold by Gem Dynasty are 100% genuine, there are still some tips that buyers need to keep in mind when shopping for wholesale diamonds, loose diamonds, and engagement rings.
Diamonds are weighed in carats. Buyers should know that one carat is broken down into 100 points. Diamonds that weight less than one carat are usually measured in points. Examples include 0.5 carats, 0.25 carats and so on. Note that carats only refer to the weight of the diamond, not its dimension. The higher the carat, the more valuable the diamond, hence a diamond weight 3.1 carats is more valuable than a 1.5 carat diamond.
The second thing buyers need to take note of when shopping for diamonds is the stone’s color. The clearer the diamond, the more valuable it is. An absence of color allows natural light to be reflected and dispersed, creating the infamous sparkle that diamonds are well known for. The color of a diamond is rated based on a scale from D to Z, with D being totally colorless and Z diamonds being light yellow. Do not confuse a Z grade diamond with yellow diamonds as they are two different things. Hence a diamond with a D grade is more pricey than a diamond with a G grade, even if their carat values are the same.
3. Diamond Clarity
A diamond’s clarity refers to how clear it is. In its rough and uncut state, diamonds are known to contain imperfections. These imperfections determine the clarity of a diamond and this is usually done by a certified gemologist. This gemologist will grade the clarity of a diamond on a scale that ranges from Flawless (FL) to Imperfect (I).
4. Information on Diamond Cuts
The value of a diamond’s cut boils down to the buyer’s preference. There are multiple shapes of diamonds, including princess, round, oval, pear, marquise, asscher, emerald, heart, radiant and triangle. For each shape, the cut ranges from excellent or ideal to poor. The better the cut, the more valuable the diamond. However, at the end of the day, there is no hard and fast rule that states that a well cut princess diamond is more valuable than a pear-cut one.
A diamond certification lists the details and character of the diamond. It also evaluates the price of the diamond against similar market values. Loose diamonds are usually graded based on the aforementioned cut, color, clarity and carat of the diamond. These certificates are issued by independent experts who are unaffiliated with the retailer. One of the most respected is the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). In most places around the world, once the diamond is certified by GIA, enough information is available for the buyer to make an informed decision.
More information on Gem Dynasty’s range of wholesale diamonds, loose diamonds, and engagement rings in Los Angeles, as well as the ongoing sale can be garnered by calling 1-877-623-9494 visit their e-commerce website.