Diamond Buying Guide


Diamond Jewelry is an investment that can last for generations. Everyone knows that old saying that "Diamonds are a girl's best friend". That is why you can never go wrong when choosing a gift, such as diamond jewelry for your wife or your loved one. You can be sure that diamond jewelry gift will be loved and that it will last forever as diamonds are timeless Our diamond buying guide explains how diamonds are featured in today's finest jewelry and provides tips on shopping and caring for your diamond jewelry.

What you need to know

When purchasing diamond rings, diamond earrings, diamond pendants or any type of diamond jewelry, you must pay attention to the diamond's four Cs: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. These are the four characteristics by which a diamond's quality is measured. While not everyone will share the same opinion as to what constitutes beauty, most people want a diamond that expresses their individual taste and personality. Here’s what you should consider first, however, before buying a diamond.

Diamond Colour

Diamond Clarity

Diamond Cut

Diamond Weight


 How can I be sure I'm getting a good diamond when I buy it online?

When buying online make sure the website offers you all the four C`s of diamonds along with the picture. The diamond jewelry stock at sndgems.com has detailed description of all the four Cs of the diamonds with pictures of the product so that you know exactly what you're getting. In addition, Sndgems offers diamond jewelry at wholesale diamond jewelry prices and these are the best on the Web and moreover you get free shipping.

What are Colored Diamonds?

Many colored diamonds result from impurities within the stone. Diamonds are made primarily of carbon but most diamonds form with a few stray bits of some other element included and this produces a colored diamond. Nitrogen gas inclusions result in colored diamonds that are yellow or brownish, and in fact 98 percent of all diamonds are tinged yellow. Boron inclusions make diamonds blue. Other colored diamonds, especially green ones, are formed when the diamonds are exposed to radiation while they're forming. The recent popularity of colored diamonds can be blamed on trendiness. But, it's a good trend: diamonds are indeed forever but the colored ones hold their value longest. Colored diamonds can come in literally every color of the rainbow, from purest black to pink, red, green, blue, yellow, indigo, purple, and just about any intermediate hue. Some 300 colors have thus far been identified. Natural red diamonds are particularly rare and can be worth as much as $1,000,000 per carat

While natural colored diamonds may be out of your reach, don't despair: those clever gemologists have developed a new way to create them less expensively. They do this by treating the less-desirable brown and yellow stones with radiation, followed by heat treatment. The results? Vibrant greens, blues, reds, yellows, purples, and just about any other color you can imagine: much more exciting than their original colors. The best part is, you can afford them! Another alternative to colored diamonds grown in nature are synthetic diamonds. Make no mistake: these are real colored diamonds, grown from carbon provided by nature but they're grown in a laboratory instead of hundreds of miles underground. Various colors can easily be created, simply by adding the right impurities and radiation to the mix.

What are Treated Diamonds?

Diamonds treated by the jeweler to improve its appearance is called a treated diamonds. Diamonds may be treated in several ways like the clarity of diamonds may be improved, the colour of diamonds may be changed, or the diamonds may be coated to make it look brighter or transulent. Treated diamonds are often very beautiful and can be more affordable than diamonds that are not treated. If you decide to purchase a treated diamond just be sure you inform the jeweler when you bring your diamond in for cleaning, as they may need to use different chemicals to clean it and maintain its treatment.

How does a lab-grown diamond compare to a natural diamond?

A lab-grown diamond is sometimes called a "synthetic" diamond. This is often wrongly interpreted as "fake." Lab-grown diamonds have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as stones mined from the earth, and each lab-grown stone is unique. They have the same hardness, specific gravity, dispersion factor and refractive index as natural diamonds. They are polished the same way, and they have the same brilliance and sparkle. Basically, both are real diamonds; one is just grown in the earth and the other in a lab!

How can I keep my diamond clean?

Soak your diamond ring in a warm solution of mild liquid detergent and water. Use a soft brush if necessary to remove dirt. If the diamond and setting needs extra help, use a dental Water Pik or tooth pick to push the dirt away from the diamond and the setting. Don't use a brush with bristles that are stiff enough to scratch the ring's metal setting. The metal of diamond engagement rings, diamond necklaces, diamond pendants and diamond anniversary rings is often soft and gets scratches easily. Diamonds with a fracture can be cleaned with a solution of ammonia and water. You need to protect your diamond Jewelry from Chlorine.

What are conflict diamonds?

Diamonds illegally mined and smuggled for funding terrorist activities are called conflict Diamonds. Sndgems actively supports the United Nation's Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to help eliminate the sale of conflict diamonds and guarantees that all diamonds offered for sale on our site have been purchased from recognized, legitimate sources in compliance with all United Nations Resolutions and, to the best of our knowledge and ability, none of our diamonds fund any terrorist activity. sndgems makes this assurance based on personal knowledge or written guarantees provided by our diamond suppliers.

Why should I have a diamond Certificate?

A diamond certificate is a "blueprint" of a diamond, it tells you the diamond's exact measurements and weight, as well as the details of its cut and quality. It precisely points out all the individual characteristics of the stone. Certificates also serve as proof of the diamond's identity and value. Note that a certificate is not the same thing as an appraisal. A certificate describes the quality of a diamond, but it does not place a monetary value on the gem.


Look Beyond the Engagement Ring

Sndgems Wedding Jewelry for Men and Women is unique and enchanting. Our Men`s Rings Collection is rare and ready to surprise anyone. Our Featured Rings- three stone rings representing past , present and future together, diamond eternity rings representing eternal love, Tension Setting Rings representing excellence in beauty are all elegant and beautiful. See our elegant diamond anniversary rings.

If you are thinking of an Anniversary gifts or anniversary Rings you must not miss out on our outstanding and elegant collection of gemstone Jewelry and Birthstone rings for people born in all month. Our collection of emerald Rings, Sapphire Rings and Ruby rings have acclaimed a lot of customer appreciation and fullfilment.

Diamond Jewelry Sets that match your Ring

Out beautiful collection of diamond rings make a wonderful diamond jewelry set if you match the diamond rings with the diamond earrings. Diamond Pendants or diamond Bracelets. And if you are trying to match a gemstone ring to make a jewelry set then too you many ample choices to select from out huge and beautif Jewelr ul collection of gemstone rings, gemstone earrings and gemstone bracelets. Do not miss to check the beautiful collection of emerald jewelry, sapphire jewelry and Ruby jewelry. All our diamond jewelry and gemstone jewelry are available in different shapes and best wholesale prices

It wouldn't hurt to add a little sparkle to the ears or neck. You'll love the selection of diamond earrings and diamond necklaces at Sndgems.com. With so many different diamond shapes available at low prices, you can easily find the earrings and necklaces that match your ring. We also offer lots of diamond bracelets.

Design Your Own Ring or choose from the Loose Diamonds

Sndgems has an assortment of loose diamonds and offer you a unique way to select your own diamond shape, diamond colour, diamond setting, diamond weight so that you can design your own diamond ring, that you would love to wear. And for this you will pay much less than your local jewelry store.

Diamond Quality Q's

These rings are offered in two different diamond grades: GH Color/VS Clarity and H Color/SI1 Clarity unless otherwise specified. Learn about the differences between diamond colors and clarities. Can we order these rings in weight different than displayed on the website? E-mail us support@sndgems.com View Details.

Ring Sizing Q's

Can eternity ring be made in quarter ring size increments? We can do quarter ring size increment. View Details.

Ring Engraving Q's

Can these rings be engraved? No. Unless we put metal to cover few of the holes which would be a barrier to passage of light to the diamonds through holes. View Details.

Ring Appraisal Questions

Do these rings come with an independent third party appraisal? To ensure the quality of your selections, sndgems.com includes an insurance valuation document with every purchase worth $2500.00 or more. View Details.

Ring Shipping Questions

Can these rings be shipped for next day? No. Normally these rings are made to order and takes around a week to complete. In special cases we can ship it in a day. View Details.