Buying a Diamond: Your Essential Guide

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Janelle Wilson, 2010 - Diamonds
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BUYING A DIAMOND: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE is for people who would like to learn about diamonds before making a diamond purchase. Designed to give un-biased easy-to-understand information, this e-book also includes useful diagrams and photographs. The author, Janelle Wilson, has worked in the jewellery industry for 15 years and has created this publication in response to questions from clients. By gaining a knowledge and understanding of diamonds, people can enjoy their shopping much more, and can be in control of their purchase. Knowing the right questions to ask, and being aware of what to look for in a diamond, can save the buyer time and money. BUYING A DIAMOND: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE is available from www.essentialdiamondguide.com.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Certification
6
Carat weight
7
Clarity
8
Cut
9
Fluorescence
10
The difference between a Certificate and a Valuation
12
LaserDrilled and FractureFilled Diamonds
15
Diamond Hardness and Durability
19
Setting Styles
21
From which Metal is it made?
23
Keeping your Diamonds clean
24
Natural Pink Diamonds
25
Pink Diamond Grading
27
Blue Diamonds
32
Yellow Diamonds
33

Cultured Diamonds
16
How do I know the Certificate matches the Diamond I am being shown?
17
Small Diamonds
18
Champagne Diamonds
36
Other Coloured Diamonds
38

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