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Does Size Really Matter?

October 25, 2013 2 min read

Style # HE104 with a 2.20+ carat center stone.

“Does size really matter?”  I tend to hear this a lot from male customers who are seeking out that perfect diamond size while trying to stay within their budget.  I think most women would say, “yes, size matters”….when it comes to diamonds!  🙂 Personally, I agree, but within reason.  I would prefer a slightly smaller diamond of higher quality than a huge rock that shows yellow and is totally included.

As a gemologist here at, one of my favorite parts of my job is helping to guide men through the sometimes tricky diamond buying process.  I know there is so much to learn and I give props to men for trying to educate themselves on loose diamonds.  However, the information out there is endless and I know it can be overwhelming as well as sometimes misleading.  All of the terminology can get you bogged down and make you wonder where to even start.  I think this is why some men just look for size to make their ladies happy.

A lot of my male customers tell me that all they know is that she wants a ‘big rock’.  It’s my job (and this is truly what I love to do) to search for diamonds that meet their criteria while getting the biggest bang for their buck and staying in their budget.  When I search for loose diamonds, I balance all of the customer’s search criteria while being selective in my choices.  I always tell my customers that I would never select a diamond that I wouldn’t personally love to own.  Even though larger loose diamonds can be appealing, and who doesn’t want a larger diamond, it’s important to balance size and quality.

If you need assistance with your loose diamond search and/or purchase, don’t hesitate to give us a call.  With three GIA gemologists on staff, we are certain we will find that perfect diamond for you!

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