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The Ultimate Diamond Guide

Choosing the perfect diamond, whether for yourself or your partner is not always an easy task. This is especially true when it comes to selecting the diamonds you want to use in engagement or wedding rings. Thankfully, we’re here to help with our ultimate guide to choosing the right diamond.

There are many factors to consider when choosing your diamond, budget is likely to be one of them. No matter where you are budget-wise, our expert jewellers can help – we take you through available diamond sizes, shapes, colours and prices. Our goal at Burgundy Bespoke is to match you with the right diamond that ticks all the boxes – so let’s take a closer look at what you need to watch for.

The Four Cs

One of the first steps you should take is to familiarise yourself with ‘the four cs’. This refers to the cut, colour, clarity and carats of a stone and can quickly help you determine the quality of the stone and whether it is suitable for your needs.

Cut

A diamond’s cut plays a huge role in its overall appearance. The way a diamond is cut determines how effectively light reflects around it. Light should always exit out of the top facet of the diamond (the table) and have expertly cut facets along its sides for maximum reflection within the stone. All of this contributes to how sparkly the diamond appears.
When facets are cut incorrectly or a diamond is too shallow or too deep, these proportions impair the refraction of light. The result? A flat, dull diamond that has no life to it and barely sparkles. For this reason, always be wary of buying a diamond without seeing it in real life. When sold online clever lighting and promising paperwork can disguise issues with cut, leaving the buyer disappointed when it is received.

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Colour

Diamonds are not always completely clear; they range from completely colourless through to shades of light yellow and light brown. This colour spectrum is known as the D to Z colour range, with D being colourless and continues all the way through to Z which will be distinctly yellow.

Letters D, E, F are colourless and G, H, I, are near colourless. Colourless diamonds, within the D to Z range, when all other factors are equal, are by far the most valuable. At Burgundy Bespoke Jewellers, we recommend choosing diamonds within the D to I range if a clear, clean diamond free of yellowing is desired.

Colour

Diamonds are not always completely clear; they range from completely colourless through to shades of light yellow and light brown. This colour spectrum is known as the D to Z colour range, with D being colourless and continues all the way through to Z which will be distinctly yellow.

Letters D, E, F are colourless and G, H, I, are near colourless. Colourless diamonds, within the D to Z range, when all other factors are equal, are by far the most valuable. At Burgundy Bespoke Jewellers, we recommend choosing diamonds within the D to I range if a clear, clean diamond free of yellowing is desired.

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Clarity

The clarity in a diamond refers to the diamond’s internal and external characteristics. These characteristics are a natural result of their formation and crystalline structure. On occasion, these characteristics may also be the result of damage to the stone introduced during its extraction and cutting. These characteristics are known as ‘inclusions and the most desirable diamonds are those with the least inclusions or blemishes.

Clarity is measured on a scale; this scale begins with F and IF (Flawless and Internally Flawless). Followed by VVS1 and VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included), then, VS1 and VS2 (Very Slightly Included) and SI1 and SI2 (Slightly Included).
I1, I2, I3 (Included) is the lowest grading and means there will be characteristics or blemishes visible to the naked eye. At Burgundy Bespoke we most often work with diamonds between VS to SI as these stones offer the most beautiful result, one you will be proud to wear.

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Carat

The weight of your diamond is known as its carats. To measure the diamond both carats and points are used, think of this as similar to dollars and cents. In each carat there are 100 points, making a quarter of a carat equal to 25 points. This makes a ¾ carat diamond measurable to 80 points.
Generally, the most expensive diamonds are those with the bigger the diamond weight. They are considered rarer – statistically, only one in a million diamonds mined are found to be 1 carat or higher.

Carat

The weight of your diamond is known as its carats. To measure the diamond both carats and points are used, think of this as similar to dollars and cents. In each carat there are 100 points, making a quarter of a carat equal to 25 points. This makes a ¾ carat diamond measurable to 80 points.
Generally, the most expensive diamonds are those with the bigger the diamond weight. They are considered rarer – statistically, only one in a million diamonds mined are found to be 1 carat or higher.

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Diamond Shapes

Diamonds are available in all manner of different shapes. Selecting which shape or which combination of shapes you most prefer will all come down to your personal tastes. It can be overwhelming to know which diamond shape is best suited to you or your dream ring style.

At Burgundy Bespoke Jewellers our experts have years of experience matching clients to their perfect diamond and will help you work within your preferred style and budget. Should you not see a diamond shape that appeals on our online gallery, we are happy to source other unusual cuts and shapes that are not listed. Just ask and we will do our best to find some options for you.

Diamond Sources

If ethically and responsibly sourced diamonds are important to you, you’ll be happy to know we have many reputable contacts that meet these criteria. Our conflict-free diamonds come via trusted contacts within the Australian diamond trade.

This ensures that when the time comes to create your bespoke design you can be assured of its origins while also receiving the best range of choices and prices to suit your needs.

Diamond Certification

Having your diamond certified is key to ensuring you are getting exactly what you have paid for, it is also considered beneficial for insurance purposes. A diamond certificate is a detailed report that lists all the measurements and characteristics specific to your diamond.

While there are many official companies that certify diamonds, the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is one of the best. You can read in-depth about their certification process here. Other trusted certification companies include IGI (International Gemological Institution) and HRD Antwerp Institute of Gemmology.

In Their Words

“We just wanted to send you a message to thank you for the incredible ring you have created for us it was more than we could ever have imagined. ”

In Their Words

“Gabby always had a dream ring in mind but what you have made for her was beyond anything she could have wished for. ”

In Their Words

“The look on her face when the red box was opened really said it all seeing our design and ideas of the ring bring her so much happiness is a moment either of us will ever forget. ”

In Their Words

“Not only am I thankful for the experience to work with someone as qualified and professional as yourself but with your knowledge and skill you have provided a lifelong sentiment that will always remain close to our hearts. ”

Why Choose Us

We don’t believe in mass produced jewellery for special occasions because you deserve better. Your love is unique, and your jewellery ought to tell its story.

We Come to You

Don’t risk being spotted window shopping for engagement rings, we’ll meet you at a convenient time and location of your choice to help you keep the surprise!

Value for Money

You may think a personal jeweller is out of reach, but our service is extremely affordable. In fact, we will beat any quote like-for-like because we limit our overheads and maximise your budget.

100% Handcrafted in Australia

You have complete input into the materials used, the stones and the design of the setting and we provide an insurance valuation with every ring.

Ethical Suppliers

We help you buy the best gemstone you can afford from our ethical suppliers and our workmanship is guaranteed to last ’till death do us part’.

We Come to You

Your love is unique, your ring should be too.