How to chose the right diamond for your engagement ring in Munich and Augsburg?

Like visiting a foreign country, searching for a diamond can sometimes feel: everything is unfamiliar, you hear a new language that you don't understand. Our customers often find themselves in a complicated world of diamond designations and certificates, not knowing exactly what they are looking at and what is right for them.

One does not need to be an expert to make an informed decision, but a little basic knowledge about these gemstones helps in selecting the diamond for the engagement ring in Munich and Augsburg.

Frequently Asked Questions about Choosing Diamonds

1. What are the 4 Cs?

The 4 Cs refer to the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of a diamond. These four elements are fundamental to the quality of a diamond and play a crucial role in determining its value.

2. How do I recognize the quality of a diamond?

Gemological laboratories examine diamonds to issue a certificate that evaluates their quality. A quality diamond has the desired cut, desired color, and desired clarity that can be specified on the certificate.

3. What is the difference between natural and lab-grown diamonds?

Natural diamonds are formed in the depths of the earth over billions of years, while lab-grown diamonds are manufactured in modern facilities that replicate these conditions. They mainly differ in price, with lab diamonds being significantly more affordable.

4. What is the best diamond shape?

The best diamond shape depends on personal preferences. The most popular shape is the round brilliant cut, but there are many other shapes to choose from.

5. How can I be sure that the diamonds are conflict-free?

Designer Diamonds only purchases conflict-free diamonds. The global diamond industry has introduced a zero-tolerance policy towards conflict diamonds.

6. Does a higher carat weight automatically mean a better diamond?

No, a higher carat weight simply means that the diamond is heavier. It is important to also consider the other 3 Cs.

7. Are diamonds a good investment?

Diamond engagement rings are usually sentimental pieces of jewelry. Typically, a couple buys the diamond for their engagement ring as a symbol of love and eternity, not to make money from it. Anyone looking for a stone purely as an investment should do thorough research and consult an expert. Especially rare and collectible diamonds can drastically increase in value. For the average consumer, the investment can rather be considered a value for generations than an asset that increases in value and can be sold later.

8. How can I know if a diamond is real or fake?

There are many ways to find out if a diamond is real or fake. The safest way is to have the diamond examined by a recognized gemological laboratory such as GIA, IGI, or GCAL. The simplest way to verify this is the laser marking. For newer diamonds, it immediately indicates whether the stone is real or fake. Other tests to determine if a diamond is real or fake include thermal conductivity testing, a fog test, a transparency test, and a scratch test.

How Our Team Can Help You

Choosing the right diamond can be overwhelming. But do not worry, our expert team will explain exactly what you are buying to ensure that you end up with a diamond that has the ideal characteristics and fits within your desired budget.

During your visit to Designer Diamonds, you can see the differences with your own eyes by comparing loose diamonds side by side and having our diamond experts explain their individual characteristics to you.

We hope to help you in your search for your dream diamond by answering some of the most frequently asked questions. This brings you one step closer to your dream engagement ring in Munich and Augsburg.

Our team is happy to help with all your questions about diamonds as you begin your exciting journey with the engagement ring!

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