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How to Shop for a Diamond

How to Choose a Diamond
 

How to Shop for a Diamond

Selecting the perfect diamond for any occasion starts with a little education. When it comes to diamonds, the Four C’s; Carat, Cut, Color and Clarity is the perfect place to begin. At Torres Omar Jewelers, our associates help you choose the right diamond for your loved one, and your budget. We manipulate our inventory by prioritizing the Four C’s.

The Four C’s;

Carat;

Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric "carat" is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 'points.' This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place.

Cut;

Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond's cut as shape (round, emerald, pear),but a diamond's cut grade is really about how well a diamond's facets interact with light.

Color;

The diamond color evaluation of most gemquality diamonds is based on the absence of color. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues, with increasing presence of color, to the letter Z.

Clarity;

This process of creating a diamond in nature can result in a variety of internal characteristics called 'inclusions' and external characteristics called ‘blemishes’. The Diamond Clarity Scale begins with Flawless and goes all the way to Included. Firstly, we must identify your budget and carat weight. From there, we analyze the diamond cut. Cut is important because a poorly cut diamond doesn’t sparkle, regardless of clarity grade or color grade. A well ut diamond will maximize the diamond’s light performance. A well cut diamond makes it easy to compromise elsewhere to maximize your budget. At Torres Omar Jewelers, we assure that you never have to compromise on a diamond’s cut.

We Will Help You Decide

Buying and receiving a diamond is one of the most meaningful experiences in a person's life. We will help you get it right. Come into our showroom and we will help you select the right diamond for the occasion.

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Torres Omar Jewelers

2624 North Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773-342-1227

Business Hours
Mon - Sat: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

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