Upgrading Your Diamond

HOW DO YOU UPGRADE YOUR DIAMOND?

For most of people who married many years ago, they will end up to the point where the size of the center stone no longer suits their satisfaction. Every woman wants a bigger diamond so why not upgrade? There are tips and tricks; however, one must be aware of in order to a get bigger or better quality diamond for the right deal!

Prices for Trade In can be Deceiving

Most jewelry stores give a good offer as trade in for your diamond. They will even accept your diamond for the amount that you paid originally just to get done with the exchange. This may look so attractive but you must be very cautious in getting the deal.

Let’s say you have a 0.60ct Diamond H color VS2 clarity and you wish to trade it in for a 1.25ct Diamond of the same color and clarity. The jeweler would offer you $2000 (the amount that you originally paid for the old diamond) towards the 1.25ct Diamond with the retail price of $5000, leaving you a balance of $2500. What is catchy here is that the jeweler did not inform you that the 1.25ct Diamond is on sale for 40% off (even without the trade in). Hence, the upgrade affects your savings shelling out more money instead of getting the discounted price.

Factors to Consider in Upgrading A Diamond

The Size

As you plan to upgrade your diamond you must get a bigger size noticeable enough against your old diamond. If you have a 0.50ct Diamond, consider getting a 1.00ct Diamond in order to see and enjoy the upgrade and even your friends can notice that too!

The Millimeter

Even if a diamond is 0.25 bigger than the other, both might look the same in size. The size difference is magnified by the actual width of the diamond known as millimeter size (mm). One should take note that most of the stones being sold in the market are spready (stone that is thin and narrow). In effect this kind of stone faces up much bigger than they actually are. Say, a 1.00ct Round Diamond could look like 1.30ct due to the way it is cut and the millimeter size as well.

Below is the standard millimeter sizes of Diamond Carat Weights:

CARAT ROUND PRINCESS CUSHION EMERALD ASSCHER RADIANT
SIZE MM MM MM MM MM MM
0.25 4.10-4.20 3.40-3.50 4.00X3.50 4.50X3.00 3.60-3.70 4.00X3.25
0.50 5.10-5.20 4.40-4.50 5.00X4.50 5.50X3.80 4.30-4.40 5.30X4.20
0.75 5.80-5.90 4.90-5.00 5.50X5.00 6.00X4.30 4.90-5.00 5.50X4.60
1.00 6.45-6.55 5.50-5.60 6.00X5.50 7.00X5.00 5.40-5.50 6.10X4.90
1.25 6.90-7.00 5.90-6.00 6.50X6.00 7.50X5.40 5.90-6.00 6.80X5.50
1.50 7.30-7.40 6.40-6.50 7.00X6.50 8.00X5.75 6.30-6.40 7.50X6.20
1.75 7.70-7.80 6.75-6.85 7.50X6.75 8.50X6.00 6.60-6.70 7.90X6.60
2.00 8.10-8.20 7.00-7.10 8.00X7.00 9.00X6.25 6.90-7.00 8.20X6.90
CARAT MARQUISE OVAL PEAR HEART TRIANGLE
SIZE MM MM MM MM MM
0.25 6.00X3.00 5.00X3.50 5.50X3.50 4.00-4.20 4.20-4.40
0.50 8.00X4.00 6.00X4.25 7.00X4.50 5.20-5.40 5.60-5.80
0.75 9.00X4.50 7.00X5.00 8.00X5.00 5.80-6.00 6.60-6.80
1.00 10.00X5.00 8.00X5.50 8.50X5.50 6.60-6.80 7.20-7.40
1.25 11.00X5.50 8.50X5.75 9.25X6.00 7.00X7.20 7.70-7.90
1.50 12.00X6.00 9.00X6.00 10.00X6.50 7.60-7.80 8.10-8.30
1.75 12.50X6.25 9.50X6.25 10.50X6.75 8.00-8.10 8.50-8.70
2.00 13.00X6.50 10.50X7.00 11.00X7.00 8.30-8.40 9.00-9.20

The Clarity

Upgrading the diamond for the sake of clarity is just a waste of time and money because it not going to
be visible with the naked eye. A VVS Diamond and VS Diamond would look very similar. So why spend more for something that is not visible?

The Color

When you upgrade your diamond for a bigger size, you must also consider upgrading the color. The bigger the size of a diamond the more noticeable the color will be. Comparing between a 0.60ct Diamond color I and a 1.00ct Diamond color J, the color difference would be very obvious showing that the latter is more inferior, more yellow than the former.

The Setting

You should also be ready in changing your ring as the bigger size of the new diamond might not be secured to be set in the old ring. A top heavy diamond could make the head of the ring lean to the side as there is more weight now on the top part of the ring. The mounting may have to be adjusted by setting the diamond deeper preventing the stone to fall out, or the whole mounting itself has to be changed. Do not ever compromise the safety of your precious diamond for a few hundred dollars setting.

Price Point

Diamond jewelers can usually offer the upgrades in 2 ways:

1) Trade In Price towards Retails Price of a New Diamond

2) Sale Price of your Diamond towards Sale Price of Another Stone.

Some dealers will provide both a Sale Price and a Trade In Price, but remember that it is NOT the fullest amount of each. It’s all up to you to identify which deal has the better price depending on your capacity to pay the amount difference.

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