When it comes to purchasing jewelry, it can be a very difficult decision as to what to buy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This guide from Hannoush Jewelers can help you understand the best tips for finding that special piece of jewelry for any occasion.
remember the 4 c's of diamonds
Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Picking the right one can be overwhelming unless you know exactly what to look for.
A key to knowing what you want is remembering the 4Cs of Diamonds— which is carat, color, cut, and clarity.
Carat is the diamond’s weight, color is graded from colorless to yellow, cut is how the diamond is fashioned to reflect light, and clarity determines any imperfections.
This knowledge will help when selecting diamonds because each gemstone has its own unique characteristics, setting the stone apart from the rest when set in earrings, a necklace, or a ring setting.
Finally, be sure to get a gemological certificate for the diamond, as this will provide information about the diamond in case something should happen to the jewelry.
diamond educationshop loose diamonds
Much like diamonds, gemstone jewelry can come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Whether it’s trying to find the right type of gemstone or birthstone for an anniversary, or just because you want to give a gift to someone.
Be sure to ask if it is natural, synthetic, or imitation. This is important as it can impact the value and authenticity of the gemstone.
The 4Cs also applies here, because just like diamonds, other gemstones will vary in how it is evaluated.
Emeralds and rubies are different in color, but they can be similar when it comes to their cut and carat size. This can go a long way when it comes to selecting the perfect set of earrings, a necklace, or a ring.
Ask Our Jewelers
When in doubt about what to get, let the experts at Hannoush Jewelers help you with the selection you are going to make.
With our knowledge in fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, and watches, we can help you select the perfect gift.
Visit one of our stores in Albany or Clifton Park and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about metals, sizing, or gemstone options.