A diamond without sparkle is a bit like a flower without blossom. Despite of who is wearing diamond ring, man or woman, a diamond is likely to sparkle. Sparkle is caused by the light working with the color of the diamond. The diamond cutters are well attentive of how significant light is and they cut the diamond to realize the most light within the diamond.
The diamond cutters who are the slightest in the trade often try to make as many facets as they can on the diamond in order to get as much sparkle as possible from a quite cheap stone. The consumers who do not know better get taken by what come into view to be more sparkle. Warped diamonds are often used to make this illusion in an attempt to pocket the money of a gullible buyer. This means that the market place can be the province of the shyster as well as the expert. Great care has to be taken when considering sparkle.
When not being awed by the sparkle of a diamond, there are other things that must be carefully considered before purchasing what appears to be a great diamond. There are so many places that will sell only “perfect” diamonds. Be very cautious with the term “perfect” as it means different things to different people. Unless you know amazing about the lab that graded the diamond one should take the lab grading as a bird in the bush. If the lab is super well known with a standing for truth, chances are the diamond is safe. Other labs are only paying attention in obtaining their money and will fudge a bit in accepting a stone as being a perfect diamond.
The FTC came out in the late 1960’s and addressed what it considered as a perfect diamond. According to the FTC, only a D Flawless could be called “Perfect”. Now a word change has taken place and diamonds have gone from “Perfect” to “an ideal cut diamond.” The FTC has not stepped in as of yet, but will almost certainly within the next few years to return to the accepted definition of a perfect diamond. When buying a diamond, always asks about the class of cut a diamond is. There are hard and fast rules governing the cut. Remember that a perfect diamond will have the required sparkle about it.
Sparkle can lead one astray in the purchasing of a diamond. Too many people purchase diamonds based on what they can see in the showroom. It is easy to appreciate that jewelers can make any diamond look good in the display case. The right lighting can make every diamond sparkle and shine, but when one gets the diamond under different light conditions, the sparkle is all but gone.
One thing that a buyer must do is try to protect him as best he can which may engages a third party acting as the purchasing agent with access to the unique stone and who can judge the quality of the stone.