Does Size Really Matter?
Posted on October 25 2013
“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 deBebians.com, 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!