Don’t pretend like you’ve never day dreamed about a sparkly, shiny diamond ring on your finger to go with that awesome manicure you got. Even if it was for just a second. . Shopping for diamond jewellery is a part of every girl’s wedding dream- they don’t say diamonds are girl’s best friend for nothing!
For Truly Bridal By Kalyan Jewellers, Shreya Kalra decodes shopping for diamond jewellery so you have all the info on how to go shopping for diamond jewellery and how to style your diamond jewellery to look like the belle of the ball.
Let’s kick off with the diamond engagement ring shopping!
Here’s a quick summary of all you need to know:
Carat: One carat is 100 cents. Reduce the cents and the price will drop. One carat can be anything from Rs. 1 lakh onwards totally depending on the quality, cut, clarity and colour. Always remember that a full carat figure is more expensive than an reduced figure e.g. 1.75 carat and 2 carats might look almost the same to you in size but the price is much much lower.
Cut: These are the cuts – from most expensive to least! The round cut is meant to have the most “fire” in it
Those exotic blue and pink diamonds don’t qualify here. Those fancy diamonds have a different scale altogether. The scale for regular diamonds starts at D and ends at Z. The D, E,F is the most expensive and the most pristine and colourless. If you move towards the G,H,I,J you’re reducing the price but staying in the colourless family. If you’re going towards K, L ,M etc the diamonds have yellow tinge so these ones are much cheaper than a D colour one of the same carat, cut and clarity.
Clarity is how ‘flawless’ a diamond is in terms of internal flaws. All diamonds have some flaws which only a jeweller caa really tell but it is a big factor in deciding the price. Flawless (F) and Internally Flawless (IF) have no internal inclusions followed by VVS1 and VVS2 ( Very Very slight inclusions!) These are the most expensive. SI2, I2, I3 (Slight inclusions, Inclusions visible) are the least expensive as they’re flaws may be visible to the naked eye.
Now that we’re past all that free gyaan, here’s the Diamond Bride Lookbook that Shreya shot for where she’s exhibiting stunning wedding diamond jewellery
Quick summary of things to remember:
That’s all for now. I’m off to go drool at some diamond jewellery on our Inspiration Gallery. Do you have a dream “diamond” look for your wedding? Comment and let me know!