Diamond Buying Guide
We know you’re here because you only want the best and we would love to help you find the perfect diamond for you. We also know that buying diamonds can be a little overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean that you should ever settle or stress! So just sit back with a cup of coffee and let us walk you through everything you need to know before you buy that sparking diamond!
Back to the Basics - The 4 Cs of a Diamond
CaratLane Hint:Invest in the cut. It’s the ultimate diamond hack (you’ll not find it in the books). A beautifully cut diamond can make the color and clarity appear better than they are.
CaratLane Hint:If you’re buying a diamond that’s under a carat, don’t obsess over the spots or blemishes because they aren’t really visible to an untrained eye. It’s better to invest in the cut and sparkle on!
CaratLane Hint:As diamond size increases, colour becomes more noticeable. This is especially important to keep in mind if you are purchasing a diamond of two carats or greater. If you pick a slightly yellow colored diamond, you can pair it with a white gold or platinum band. The white gold will complement the yellow hue of your diamond, and they won’t clash with each other!
CaratLane Hint:Save big bucks by picking a 0.90 carat over a 1 carat diamond. Thank us later :D
Shop by Diamond Shapes
- Say Hello to Halo! It makes the centre stone look bigger and works as a protective shield as well Go fancy with cushion and emerald cuts.
- They’re usually priced lower and make ‘em eyes pop, too!
- Pick a diamond with an ‘excellent’ or ‘ideal’ cut and nothing less than that Although the round is the most expensive cut, it hides the imperfections and the yellowish colour in the best way. It’s like a realllly good concealer ;)
How to Care for Your Diamond:
- Once every week, clean your diamond jewellery in lukewarm soap water and rub it down gently with a brush, to remove the dirt and grime from the surface and ensure a long lasting shine.
- Remove your diamond jewellery when you go swimming or while doing household chores, so that the grime doesn’t make your jewellery look dull.
- Keep your jewellery in separate boxes to reduce the chances of scratches on the metal.