Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

GoldeNet Australia

GoldeNet Australia Pty Ltd is another large online retailer for diamonds and jewellery in Australia. Their base appears to be New York City, in the diamond 'hotspot' location where a lot of diamond trading happens.

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They claim that by owning a manufacturing facility they are able to sell online to the customer at a reduced price, by cutting out the normal "middlemen" as they are called.

Their website is fairly utilitarian but it has contact numbers and an online shopping cart.

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