Engagement Ring Diamond Clarity Comparison Size Color Cut How to Buy 1 Carat Finger Hand 2 3 Ct .5

In this video we will Compare the 4 c’s of
Diamond Rings which are Cut, Carat Size, Clarity, and Color we’ll also go over my 2 personal
C’s which are lower Costs, and the importance of Certification First we’ll go over Cut. This is very important to understand because
it is how diamond retailers try to trick you the most. The better the cut the better light bounces
or refracts through the diamond so it sparkles at its peak. Each diamond gets a Cut Grade from Poor to
Excellent. Besides its size, this sparkle from the cut
is what captures peoples attention the most. Cut is measured by the angles and thickness
of the diamond shape. This diamond’s cut grade is excellent and
has maximum illumination when you shine focused light through it. If we take the angle of the excellent cut
on the diamond you see it matches the excellent diagram from this interactive cut tool that
I found. Now look at this diamond with only a good
cut grade. The diamond does brighten when you shine the
same focused light on it but there are dark spots in the diamond. You can see this all matches with the smaller
and unfavorable angle in the diamond. Compare the two cuts side by side and now
you see the difference in brightness and cut angles. In public it sparkles more intense and more
impressively. Despite its importance like here the retailers
simply not the mention the cut grade. Instead they list the cut shape and symmetry
grade to make you think it is the same as the cut grade. Then to finish fooling you they simply shine
impressive lights that would make any diamond sparkle. Why do they do this? That leads me to Carat. Carat is actually the diamond weight measurement. Playing with the cut angles of the diamond
they can actually make then carat go up without it looking bigger and thus they are able to
charge you more. But with this tool you can see that the diamond
should look bigger with an increase in carat size. This is a diamond size comparison on the finger
or hand. From 1/2 carat to 3 carat. Clarity is next on our list of comparisons. Clarity grade is measured from Flawless to
VVS1 and 2 to the VS’s to the SI’s and then I’s. Defects range from chips, to feathering, to
even cloudiness. The higher on the clarity scale the less visible
the defects are and the lower of defects there are. Lets start with a vvs2 diamond. You can see here the diamond looks very nice. No visible defects. Looks good. Now at first glance this SI2 Diamond looks
good. Especially if you were to see it at a diamond
store with impressive lights. But here you can see its defect. Even this I-1 grade is difficult to see its
big defect unless you know how to look for it and I have it way zoomed in. Now here you can see is a better way to compare
diamonds from a diamond website I will link to in the corner of this video and in the
description below. Its better because it uses a light and certain
settings on a 360 camera so you can see the defects better than you could at a diamond
store. Now here from this website you can see that
I’s look terrible especially compared to the vvs. VVS defects are virtually undetectable to
the human eye. Next from this website is an SI diamond which
has a major flaw when I highlight it here. But perhaps if you werent looking for it might
be a little hard to detect even though it is visible to the human eye. Another way diamond stores often try and trick
is they try and hide these defects under the diamond clasps that hold them into the ring. Now we are looking at vs which gets very hard
to detect. Can you find it? Probably not. You can see it is this tiny little speck in
the center of the diamond. Now if this were in real life it would be
really hard to detect. But for a perfectionist like myself that tiny
defect would drive me nuts every time I looked at my wife’s diamond. However, its your own preference. Color is next and it is measured from D to
Z. D being pure and colorless. Z being the most yellow. Most Diamond stores don’t sell less than a
K in color unless specifically trying to sell Yellow diamond. Now lets compare them. This diamond shade H looks really nice. In fact it doesnt look at all yellow until
Compared to a diamond shade D right next to it. The same even with the shade K. In fact most shades appear yellow only when
they’re compared to other diamonds right next to them. That is why it is generally the safest area
to cut back on when buying a diamond because you’ll never notice unless you comparing right
next to another diamond. All these comparsions you can actually just
do on your own from the link in this video. The best way I found to get a great price
on a quality diamond is to click on this link on the video and in the description. Now I will show you ways to lower the cost. In fact we will compare the prices of each
of the four diamonds we found in the store and that I showed you on the hand to diamonds
with the same specs from the link below. Here is our 1 carat diamond ring on the finger
which is 5788 dollars in the diamond store at the time I made this video and you find
the exact same specs here only the price is 3600 dollars which means you would have saved
2188 dollars buying it from the link below. Now for the 3 carat diamond on the hand. This is from Kay Jewelers online website. This diamond is practically 55,000 dollars. This is a pretty basic band design. It is Ideal Cut, a Shade I and SI2 Clarity. And this site it is 23,270 dollars. A savings of $31,730 dollars
Then our half carat and 2 carat diamond ring on the finger were a savings of 569 and 9198
dollars respectively. You get the picture. Make sure whatever device you use come back
click on the link below to find the daimonds. My sixth C is certification. Each diamond has a tiny number inscribed on
its side so your diamond cannot be misplaced. Look at these two diamonds they are the same
specs the same grades. The one on the right looks pretty good for
its specs. Its graded by GIA. The one on the left looks scratchy and way
worse. It is graded by a different certification
company. That is because GIA is the gold standard for
certification. Any other certification company just inflates
its grades so the diamond retailers gets you pay more money for lower quality diamond. Dont believe this happens look at this email
I recieved when I tried to purchase a shade H diamond from another diamond company. It states EGL is a for Profit Lab. When compared to GIA this will be closer to
a K/L color. That means they are admitting GIA is the correct
grade and theirs is a lower quality. Always, Always go by the GIA diamond certification
no matter where you purchase the diamond. If you are going to buy a diamond make sure
you click on the link below. Even if you go to another computer or device,
come back to this video to click on that link because it will help you out. Also like and subscribe.

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