How to buy your 1 carat diamond ring without getting ripped off five quick tips.
Tip number one: you’ve got to know what exactly is a carat. The carat is basically only the weight of the diamond. On average, one carat equals about 200 milligrams.
But, there is something called the carat total weight scam that you must be aware of.
It’s very simple; you want to buy a 1 carat diamond ring and you see it sells for $700. So you think that the diamond itself weighs one carat, but it’s a scam. In fact, it’s the weight of the whole ring that weighs one carat. So make sure that when you buy a diamond ring, the carat you’re seeing is the weight of the actual diamond, not of the whole ring.
Second tip: you’ve got to realize that the definition of carat will vary depending on what it is attached to. So for example, karat when it is related to gold is different than carat related to diamonds. For example, karat for gold is written with a K, where carat for a diamond is written with a C.
Third tip: you might want to buy online versus buying offline. Why? If you buy online you have more choices, you pay less, and you will not be harassed by any pushy sales people.
Fourth tip: if you’re going to buy online, make sure that the online website you’re buying from has a return policy, meaning that if you get the ring and you don’t like it you can return it for free.
Fifth tip: make sure you know the basics. The basics when buying a diamond ring are what we call the four C’s; the color, meaning if the diamond is white it’s worth more than if it’s yellowish, the carat we’ve talked about it the clarity, the less imperfections a diamond has the more value it has, and the cut the cut is basically the way the diamond is cut. So if you want, for example, your diamond to have as much sparkle as possible, you want it to have a round cut.
I hope this helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask me.