Whether you’re looking to celebrate a birthday or express your love, we know that when you buy diamond jewelry it’s to say something special . That’s why we carry a wide selection of diamond jewelry. From classic styles to modern designs, we offer engagement and wedding rings, diamond earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants. We have pieces to accommodate your preference for all occasions in all styles, sizes and price ranges!
If you have a special idea while looking at our selection, our talented staff will work with you to design a custom creation. When you meet with our jeweler, simply bring in the measurements for the piece, have an idea of your budget, and bring some pictures for inspiration.
About Diamond Jewelry
Diamond jewelry is one of the pricier purchases we make in a lifetime. It can be difficult to understand why some diamonds are more expensive than other stones. It can also be trying to find what makes a “good deal” when it comes to diamond jewelry. Before you buy a piece, you may consider reading up on what makes some diamonds worth more, and what to look for when selecting diamond jewelry. Here are some things to consider when you’re looking for a high-quality diamond at a price you can afford.
It’s Not the Size of the Stone That Matters
When it comes to value, there are four features that determine the price: cut, color, clarity and carat. Carat weight refers to the size of the stone. For example, the allegedly cursed deep blue Hope Diamond, the largest of its kind in the world, is 45.52 carats. This may surprise you, but the diamond’s carat is less determinate of its value than its cut.
It’s All about the Gleam
The cut of a diamond matters because it determines how it reflects light — or its degree of sparkle. Industry insiders say this is the most significant indicator of a diamond’s quality, because many people buy diamonds for the sparkle.
Demystifying the acronyms
Experts discuss the value of diamonds according to a few sets of acronyms, which we will explain below for convenience.
A diamond’s color rates on a scale of “D” through “Z.” When a stone receives a “D,” it indicates that the diamond is colorless – or white. Diamonds below a “J” rating typically start to show an increasingly yellow tint.
When examining a diamond, you may notice flaws — traces of minerals, or laser lines from the cutting process. In the industry these flaws are “inclusions.” Diamonds that have no visible flaws when looking at it with the naked eye are known as “eye-clean.” Stones with minimal visible flaws that can be seen using a jeweler’s loupe are “very, very slightly included” (or VVSI), and stones with slightly more flaws are “very slightly included” (or VSI).
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which factors are the most important when it comes to buying a diamond. But you can rest assured that we at CF Brandt Jewelers will be here to guide you through every step of the decision-making process. Stop by our shop or give us a call to make an appointment!