Diamond Jewelry San Diego
Find the perfect Diamond Jewelry at the perfect price at Leo’s.
Diamond Jewelry San DiegoEveryone has heard the saying “diamonds are forever.” It may be a cliché, but it’s true- if you take proper care of your diamond jewelry, it will last forever. Diamonds are a scintillating choice regardless of the style. Rings, earring, necklaces, bracelets… no matter the occasion diamonds always stun and make heads turn everywhere. Where can you find the widest selection of mesmerizing diamond jewelry in San Diego? Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry on San Diego Avenue, that’s where. Our diamond selections range from beautiful chic studs to dazzling, dangling pieces of brilliant art.
When shopping around for diamond jewelry there are 4 distinct qualities you need to pay close attention to. These are commonly referred to as the 4 C's of diamond quality: carat weight, color grade, clarity grade, and cut grade. Let’s dig a little deeper into each of these categories so you can be absolutely certain you’re purchasing the best diamond jewelry possible.
The measurement of how much a diamond weighs is referred to as the carat weight. This is not to be confused with the size of a diamond. While the carat weight and size of a diamond are directly correlated, they are two different aspects. Since heavier and larger diamonds are more rare and desirable, the price of diamond jewelry increases with carat weight. Two diamonds of equal carat weight can be valued very differently depending on the other three factors within the 4 C's. Diamond color is graded on a scale from D to Z, from absolutely no hint of color to a visible tint of color throughout the body of the stone. Diamonds graded from D to F are considered colorless; G to J is considered near colorless; K to M is faint color; N to R is very light color; and S to Z is light color. The less color in the diamond, the more white the diamond appears. The further down the scale (from N to Z), the more yellow (or brown) the diamond appears. These color distinctions are very subtle and are often indistinguishable to the untrained eye, but they can make a big difference in diamond quality and price.
The heat and pressure deep in the earth during the formation of a diamond can cause internal inclusions and external blemishes. Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining how these natural imperfections affect the overall appearance of a diamond. Many inclusions and blemishes are too tiny to be seen by the naked eye, which is why it’s important to have the clarity of your diamond jewelry evaluated by a professional jeweler. A diamond’s cut is one of the most important qualities. We often think the cut of a diamond refers to the shape (round, princess, marquise), but a diamond’s cut grade is actually about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. The quality of cut on your diamond jewelry is crucial to its brightness, fire, scintillation, and value.
At Leo Hamel Fine Jeweler’s we are more than happy to help you find the diamond jewelry of your dreams. Be sure to ask about the 4 C's and we’ll gladly help you pick out the perfect diamond jewelry for you.