How to Save on the Perfect Ring

How many times have you seen an engagement ring and taken it off their hand to inspect it under a magnifying glass?

Probably not ever… I hope.

Well, here at Vancouver Diamonds we want to help people find their perfect diamond without having to sell their car or take out a second mortgage on their house.

Here are a few ways to cut corners where you can increase the size and shine of your new sparkling delight.

We have learned about the 4 C’s Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat. We know that the creme de la crop is a flawless, colourless, excellent cut, large carat diamond. The reason why these are so highly desired is because they are very uncommon. It’s quite uncommon to find a diamond that is perfectly clear and virtually flawless, which is why companies rack up the prices so much on these scarce gems.

Cut is the best way to amplify the sparkle which is what everyone seems to notice the most. No one wants to walk around with a dull ring on their finger. The round cut has the most surface area that allows light to shine through and reflect off it in an optimal manor.

Colour goes from the scale of no colour to a more yellow tone. When comparing two diamonds side by side with a light shining through the only way you can really tell much of a difference between colour is when you turn the diamond upside down on its crown and compare there. This is when you will notice the slight variations of colour. When a diamond is mounted in its ring you can’t really tell the difference.

Clarity is determined by any slight to an abundance of imperfections on the diamond . Feel free to inspect each diamond with a magnification but you don’t have to get a diamond that falls in the flawless side of the spectrum. You can drop down and get one that has a little blemish on the bottom of part of the diamond known as the pavilion and no one will be able to tell the difference. We try to select the best diamonds so you won’t find any that have a large inclusions on the table, which is the middle part of the top part of the diamond. A little inclusion on the bottom adds character and reduces the cost which is a win win.

Carat refers to the size or weight of the diamond. Of course the value of the diamond will increase with the carat size. But if you reduce the clarity and colour of this gem you can now get a 1 carat diamond for the same price as something that is .5 but is a little clearer in colour.

If you can’t notice the difference why pay much attention to it? Most people ask how much and how big is that carat? When you drop down a couple of notches on the colour and clarity, then add in the perfect cut you can get a bigger carat at a fraction of the cost.

Why did person A get a diamond that was a carat or bigger and it cost way less than person B who had to get a second job to reach that carat mark. You know why? Because person A is a smart buyer and knew where to cut corners.

You could talk to our specialist Josh Raber who has 15 years of experience in diamonds and can give the best financial advice. Schedule in your consultation today and find the perfect diamond that will sweep your partner away.



How many times have you seen an engagement ring and taken it off their hand to inspect it under a magnifying glass?

Probably not ever… I hope.

Well, here at Vancouver Diamonds we want to help people find their perfect diamond without having to sell their car or take out a second mortgage on their house.

Here are a few ways to cut corners where you can increase the size and shine of your new sparkling delight.

We have learned about the 4 C’s Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat. We know that the creme de la crop is a flawless, colourless, excellent cut, large carat diamond. The reason why these are so highly desired is because they are very uncommon. It’s quite uncommon to find a diamond that is perfectly clear and virtually flawless, which is why companies rack up the prices so much on these scarce gems.

Cut is the best way to amplify the sparkle which is what everyone seems to notice the most. No one wants to walk around with a dull ring on their finger. The round cut has the most surface area that allows light to shine through and reflect off it in an optimal manor.

Colour goes from the scale of no colour to a more yellow tone. When comparing two diamonds side by side with a light shining through the only way you can really tell much of a difference between colour is when you turn the diamond upside down on its crown and compare there. This is when you will notice the slight variations of colour. When a diamond is mounted in its ring you can’t really tell the difference.

Clarity is determined by any slight to an abundance of imperfections on the diamond . Feel free to inspect each diamond with a magnification but you don’t have to get a diamond that falls in the flawless side of the spectrum. You can drop down and get one that has a little blemish on the bottom of part of the diamond known as the pavilion and no one will be able to tell the difference. We try to select the best diamonds so you won’t find any that have a large inclusions on the table, which is the middle part of the top part of the diamond. A little inclusion on the bottom adds character and reduces the cost which is a win win.

Carat refers to the size or weight of the diamond. Of course the value of the diamond will increase with the carat size. But if you reduce the clarity and colour of this gem you can now get a 1 carat diamond for the same price as something that is .5 but is a little clearer in colour.

If you can’t notice the difference why pay much attention to it? Most people ask how much and how big is that carat? When you drop down a couple of notches on the colour and clarity, then add in the perfect cut you can get a bigger carat at a fraction of the cost.

Why did person A get a diamond that was a carat or bigger and it cost way less than person B who had to get a second job to reach that carat mark. You know why? Because person A is a smart buyer and knew where to cut corners.

You could talk to our specialist Josh Raber who has 15 years of experience in diamonds and can give the best financial advice. Schedule in your consultation today and find the perfect diamond that will sweep your partner away.



By |2019-02-06T10:45:44-08:00February 6th, 2019|Holidays, Proposal|