We all need changes because change gives us a fresh and whole new perspectives in life... an excitement! Most couples who are married for a long time need to consider upgrading their center diamond or even the whole diamond ring, maybe get a bigger size or different shape of a diamond. No women would refuse for a bigger or better quality diamond with the right deal!
Diamond Trade In Maybe Deceiving
Most jewelry stores provide competitive offers as trade in for your diamond. They even accept the trade in for the amount that you purchase originally your diamond merely to get done with the deal. This may look so promising but you must be very careful in accepting the deal!
Let's say you have a 0.72ct Diamond G color VS1 clarity and you want to trade it in for a 1.30ct Diamond of the same color and clarity. The jeweler would be willing to pay $3000 (the amount that you originally paid for the diamond) and apply this value towards the 1.30ct Diamond with the retail price of $5000, leaving you a balance of $2000. The tricky part here is that the jeweler did not tell you that the 1.30ct Diamond is on sale for 60%% off even without the trade in. It is very clear then that the upgrade affects your savings for you had to pay the balance of $2000 instead of getting the discounted price of the store.
Points to Consider in Upgrading A Diamond
When you wish to upgrade your diamond you should get a bigger size noticeable enough versus your old diamond. If you have a 0.72ct Diamond, consider getting a 1.00ct - 1.25ct Diamond in order to enjoy the upgrade and noticeable to your friends as well.
Even if a diamond is 0.25 bigger than the other, both may look the same in size. The size difference is magnified by the actual width of the diamond known as millimeter size (mm). It is important to note that most of the stones being sold in the market are "spready" where the stone is thin and narrow. Thus, this kind of stone, faces up much bigger than they actually are. Let's say a 1.70ct Round Diamond could look like 2.00ct because of the way it is cut and the millimeter size as well.
Here are the standard millimeter sizes of Diamond Carat Weights:
Frankly, upgrading your diamond to have a better clarity is a waste of money and time for it is not visible with the naked eye. A VVS Diamond and VS Diamond would look very similarly closed. So why spend more for something that is not obvious?
When upgrading your diamond for a bigger size, you must also take into consideration the color. The bigger the size of your stone the more visible the color will be. Comparing between a 1.00ct Diamond with color I and a 2.00ct Diamond with color J, you will definitely see a big disparity where the latter is more inferior (more yellowish) than the former that is smaller but with better color.
You should also be open in replacing your old ring because the new bigger diamond might not be safe to be set in the old setting. A bigger and heavier diamond makes the head of the ring lean to the side for there is more weight now on the top part of the ring. The mounting has to be adjusted by setting the diamond deeper preventing the stone to fall out. Never compromise the safety of your precious stone for a few hundred dollars setting.