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).

Kings Jewellers

Kings Jewellers is a Brisbane only jeweller with 4 stores, one in Brisbane City and three others in the suburbs.

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They offer a number of services - jewellery restorations and repairs, valuations (useful for insurance or resale), cleaning and maintenance.

Their product line runs to diamond rings, gold jewellery, gem set jewellery, pearls, watches and, of course, giftware.

When I went searching for diamond rings I found them to be particularly expensive, but perhaps they offer better service or something.

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