What makes diamonds truly sparkle?

Tips for buying diamonds: 

  • Establish
    a tentative budget; be forthright with the salesperson. Don’t be afraid
    to speak up and explain exactly what you’re looking for. The more
    information you give them, the easier it will be for them to find you
    the diamond of your dreams.
  • Biggest is not always the best. The
    value of diamonds is not just determined by their size. Their cut,
    clarity and colour are also important. A smaller diamond will be worth
    more than a bigger one if it is of a higher quality.
  • Don’t
    forget the fifth and sixth Cs. Certificate and Confidence are very
    important Cs as well. Island Companies’ diamonds all come with
    certificates of authenticity, and you can be confident in your purchase
    thanks to their years of experience and 90-day global return policy.
    Island Companies sources diamonds from all over the world, and all meet
    international standards and regulations. They can also be
    laser-inscribed with a unique number for insurance purposes.

Diamonds are arguably the most coveted gems in the world. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike, and they are universally recognised as a symbol of everlasting love.

Diamonds are timeless beauties with an incredible sparkle unmatched by other jewels, yet within their category there is a wide range of colours and quality available. When choosing the right one, you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand. That’s when the experts at Island Companies can step in to assist.

Island Companies, celebrating 35 years in business in 2013, stocks a large array of beautiful diamonds and settings at its three main locations: The Mansion at Camana Bay, The Flagship Store and Island Plaza.

Its Diamonds Direct counters offer exceptional loose diamonds and settings, in addition to the world’s most perfectly cut diamond, Hearts on Fire, and Tacori in Island Jewelers flagship and the Mansion.

At each location you will find diamond sales specialists who can help you find the perfect diamond for you with its own unique sparkle.

So how can you tell if you’re getting a quality diamond? Ask an Island Companies expert, and remember the four Cs:

  • Cut: Diamond cut is perhaps the most important of the four Cs, so it is important to understand how this quality affects the properties and values of a diamond. A good cut gives a diamond its brilliance, which is that brightness that seems to come from the very heart of a diamond.
  • Clarity: Most diamonds contain some inner flaws, or inclusions, that occur during the formation process. The visibility, number and size of these inclusions determine what is called the clarity of a diamond. Diamonds that are clear create more brilliance, and thus are more highly prized, and priced.
  • Colour: This refers to the presence or absence of colour in white diamonds. Colour is a result of the composition of the diamond, and it never changes over time. Because a colourless diamond allows more light to pass through it than a coloured diamond, colourless diamonds emit more sparkle and fire.
  • Carat weight: A carat is the unit of weight by which a diamond is measured. One carat is equal to 100 points. So, a 75 point diamond weighs .75 carats. Because large diamonds are found less commonly than small diamonds, the price of a diamond rises considerably as its carat size increases.