Usually, when you decide to buy a solitaire diamond ring, you go to the store (or website) and look over the pieces until you find on that makes you think, "Yes, this is mine!" But in some cases, you don't have a complete ring in mind all you know is that you want it to have a certain appearance. And that's when you start by looking for a loose diamond, rather than a ring. At Kathana Jewelers, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding that perfect single solitaire!
Things to remember while choosing your Loose Solitaire
Buying a loose solitaire isn't complicated, but it's not as straightforward as just picking one out not if you're looking to buy a quality diamond. Everyone has to have atleast a working knowledge of the 4 Cs - colour, clarity, cut and carat; the important thing is that different combinations of these Cs, along with some other factors, influence the price of the solitaires. So bear in mind the following:
This is the most crucial step. Without a fixed budget as your starting point, you may find yourself looking at and falling in love with loose diamonds that are stunning but far beyond what you're willing to spend. And that's just disappointing!
The next step is choosing the diamond shape that appeals to you. Around the world, the 10 most popular shapes are the round brilliant, princess, oval, marquise, emerald, pear, heart, trillion, cushion and princess cut. Finding your favorite is a completely aesthetic decision - which do you like best?
White diamonds are graded on a scale from D to Z, with D being colorless and tinges of color showing as you progress further down the grade to Z. For a white diamond, colorless is the most desirable grade and the closer you are to D, the more expensive your solitaire.
Most diamonds have some kind of imperfection - either inside the diamond (called inclusions) or on its surface (called blemishes).
When they refer to a diamond's cut, they're not talking about its shape (round, cushion, etc.) but to its proportions, polish,and symmetry - basically, how well its facets interact with light and that only happens when the shape of the Diamond is properly done and thus is graded as Excellent, Very Good and so on. How well your diamond is cut determines its final beauty and value and hence, the better the cut, the more expensive it is.
The C we're all most familiar with is the carat (ct), the weight of your diamond. Heavier carats are harder to find and are in great demand and are hence, priced accordingly.
If you'd like a more detailed understanding of the 4 Cs, do not hesitate to speak with one of our executives. With this knowledge in hand, you're ready to make an informed decision about which loose solitaire is right for you. Browse our collection of certified solitaires, and Kathana will set you on your way to the perfect ring!
Real Customers, Real Testimonials
Products are quite attractive & in affordable prices.
Sachin Yadav (Delhi)
I had purchased the diamond engagement ring from Kathana Jewellery store in Pitampura New Delhi on 12 July for my Engagement on 31st July. Prior to presenting this to my fianc?e, I was aware that diamond ring used to be very special gift for a girl, but; the expressions and love I have seen in my f...
Overall, a great experience and great moments to be cherished.
Yvonne & Nishant
Hi, I bought a princess cut solitaire ring made from you for my son in Canada. He really loved it and proposed to his girlfreind and with such beautiful ring she couldn't have said no. They are to get married in October 2011, and i'll be surely going to visit you for jewellery shopping.
An elated customer speaks from the heart:i am a highly satisfied customer of Kathana...I got what i wanted for my engagement...a design i have been eyeing since a year. These people made sure that i get to see what i have in mind..and Yes!! they did it. I have become a fan on this place. Their uniqu...