It’s hard to believe that a tiny fragment of compressed carbon can be worth a fortune, yet the rarity and exquisite beauty of diamonds make for an ideal asset. The diamond is the undisputed king of the precious stones, and largely due to a big marketing campaign by De Beers in the 1940s, diamonds quickly became a girl’s best friend. 
If you are planning a special surprise for your partner, here are a few things to avoid when looking to acquire a diamond jewellery of any kind.

Failing To Research 

It doesn’t make sense to invest in a valuable commodity and have zero knowledge. With the World Wide Web, you can access information about diamond grading and learn about the 4CSs, namely, colour, cut, clarity and carat. If you can’t tell the difference between quartz and diamond, you are not in a good position and a few hours researching cuts, settings and how diamonds are formed will enable you to make an informed decision regarding the diamonds. 

Forget About Her Tastes In Jewellery 

If you are planning to pop the question with a diamond engagement ring, you must be sure about her taste in jewellery, while also getting her exact ring size. Of course, many couples prefer to co-design the engagement ring and lose the element of surprise. If this is the case, let her lead with design concepts. 

Failure To Consider Custom Solutions 

If you stick to looking at pre-made rings, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to create a unique ring and it is a myth that custom made jewellery is more expensive. If you approach a respected custom jeweller with a concept, they can help you create your ideal diamond engagement ring and stay within your budget. 

Not Thinking Practical 

A lovely solitaire diamond raised prong the cluster would be stunning, yet your partner will wear the ring all the time, so the setting needs to be a secure one, like a bezel or channel setting. Losing a diamond is a painful experience and if she is an active outdoor type, a suitable setting will keep the stones securely in place. 

Extending Your Budget 

Of course, when you start viewing pieces of jewellery, you are going to see some stunning diamonds and if the heart rules the head, you could easily find yourself regretting the purchase. A diamond engagement ring is definitely a very special symbol of your undying love for each other, but remain within your budget constraints in order to avoid problems in the near future. You can buy argyle diamond at TDJS, one of the respected jewellery designers in Brisbane who can design the ring to your specifications, which is no more expensive than buying an off-the-shelf ring.

Spend the time it takes to gain a good understanding of the 4C diamond grading system and be aware that a genuine diamond comes with a GIA Certificate, which describes the stone in great detail, with colour, clarity, cut and carat, which is the weight of the diamond. With a good understanding of diamond quality, you can approach a custom jeweller to help you create a very special jewellery piece.

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