How To Shop For Diamond Jewellery With a Fixed Budget?
We know, we know! As soon as you think of diamond jewellery your heart skips a beat. And it isn’t just the alluring beauty of the diamonds which causes this, but also the seemingly hefty prices that you ought to pay for that much-desired diamond necklace or earring, or that gorgeous ring that you simply can’t stop thinking about. Well, consider yourself in luck, because all that is about to change, and how! All you need is some quick knowledge bites, and within the next 10 minutes, you will have ample reasons to believe that it is truly possible to buy affordable diamond jewellery!
While you may not think of the occasion as something crucial to ensuring the affordability of the diamond jewellery, but trust us, it is! After all, more often than not, it is the occasion that you are celebrating that determined the shape, cut, and carat of the diamond that you choose. And all of these aspects directly impact the price of the jewellery that you purchase.
If you’re looking forward to purchasing your first diamond jewellery, then you can opt for an oval or pear-shaped diamond for that modern look and impressive clarity. If, on the other hand, you are buying the jewellery out of the willingness to have a specific design, we suggest opting for the classic round-shaped diamonds. Easy on the pocket and pleasing to the eye, this type of diamond will ensure that the jewellery is well within your reach. Of course, if you are looking for an engagement ring, it is best that you opt for solitaire and as far as budging is concerned, you can manage that by choosing the cut, clarity and carat that best suits your preferences.
Now that you have the occasion in mind, it is time to decide on a budget. Not only will this make sure that you are only looking at pieces that fit your pocket, but will also save you from any heartbreaks at later stages when you find a piece truly alluring but is simply out of your reach.
Fix Your Budget
The ideal way to shop for jewellery is to first decide what you want to buy and then fix a budget for it. This makes your shopping easier and more viable.
Keep In Mind the Four Cs
The worth of a diamond is often highly dependent on four factors, popularly known as the four C’s viz. Carat, Colour, Clarity, and Cut. Right from determining the price, to revealing the purity and authenticity of the diamonds, these aspects help you gain some very helpful insights!
Colour – A purer colour that is mostly white is the preferred choice when buying diamonds. The whiter the diamond, the shinier it looks. Of course, that also implies that it gets pricier. Hence you can choose the colour that is closest to being white, while still being within your budget.
Cut – The cut of a diamond determines its depth, width, and facets, and is precisely what leads the light to reflect off the diamond, imparting it with its signature sparkle. Since the round brilliant cut offers the maximum depth and ample reflection, it is one of the choicest cuts. That said, it is also heavier on the pocket. The Asscher Cut, the Emerald Cut and the Radiant Cut are some of the more affordable cuts.
It is a means via which light shines through and is reflected off the diamond. Apart from certification, an easy way to check a diamond is if you see a prism of colours when the light passes through it. Be sure of the quality before you buy a diamond.
Clarity – Diamonds are subject to numerous imperfections and blemishes that can often only be seen using a microscope. These imperfections lead to the grading of the diamonds under 11 grades. Of these, VS1, VS2 and SI1, SI2 are four of the most widely available. Not only do they indicate a respectable clarity of diamonds, but are also largely affordable!
Carat – The carat of the diamond refers to its weight, and has the largest impact on the price of the diamond. Hence, consult with your jeweller regarding the carat so that you can pick the one that best suits your budget.
While this will probably lead to a small hike in the price, but it is highly recommended that you purchase your diamond jewellery only from a certified jeweller like KuberBox. This will ensure that you get a good resale value for your jewellery! Moreover, a certified seller will offer jewellery with a BIS hallmark, which would mean that the piece has been verified by a licensed laboratory and is pure.
We hope that you now know all about purchasing diamond jewellery on a budget! And if you are willing to do it right away, make sure to visit KuberBox Collections and shop by price for the best results in gold and diamond jewellery!
- How to tell if a diamond is real? Should the diamond be certified?
The best way to ensure the authenticity of a diamond is to purchase hallmarked and certified jewellery!
- What shape should I choose?
The round brilliant cut is the most popular shape, especially for first-time buyers thanks to the perfect balance between its amazing sheen and fairly affordable prices. Next in line is the princess cut diamond, which looks incredibly impressive!
- Should I buy in-store or online?
We live in a day and age, where there are many factors such as user reviews, hallmarks and certifications which help us understand the authenticity of an online jeweller. If the jeweller checks all these boxes while offering flexible returns, refunds and exchange guarantees, you should – by all means, opt for online shopping of diamond jewellery. For what it’s worth, you will end up saving a substantial amount of money, which physical stores charge in order to meet their overhead costs.How To Shop For Diamond Jewellery With a Fixed Budget? by Team KuberBox