What to consider when buying diamond jewellery for your mum

If you are looking to buy your mum a special gift for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or any other special occasion, then there is no safer bet than diamond jewellery. After all, what woman doesn’t love a glistening ring or a pair of sparkling earrings?

When deciding what to buy you will be faced with a wealth of different choices and thus you need to narrow down your search to find something which will take prime place in your mum’s jewellery box. First and foremost, make sure you acquaint yourself with her style and jewellery taste so that you know the sorts of things she likes. You also need to decide on what type of jewellery you are going to buy i.e. a ring, bracelet, necklace, a pair of earrings etc. If you are going to buy a ring, make sure you seek to discover your mum’s ring size before you begin to shop.

Once you have done this you should then decide what colour metal and what type of gemstone you want the jewellery to be adorned with. When it comes to deciding which metal, you should go for the colour your mum wears the most because then you know she will wear the jewellery a lot of the time. When it comes to selecting the colour gemstone, this is the time to be innovative. Diamonds tend to be the most popular choice, and it is no surprise; they achieve a stunning tranquil glisten that no other stone can replicate. Nevertheless, a diamond laced with other smaller colourful gemstones incorporated is also a welcomed idea and a great way to find something which is unique.

When buying diamond jewellery it is important that you are armed with the knowledge in order to ensure that you pick a diamond of a high quality. This relates to the four ‘C’s; carat, cut, clarity and colour. Carat relates to the weight of the diamond and thus is the easiest thing to determine. With regards to cut, this is how the diamond is proportioned, because if a diamond is too shallow or too deep then the light will spill out and you won’t achieve that beautiful sparkle. Cut is rated as follows; ideal/excellent, very good, good and poor. There is then the quality of clarity, which rates the diamond’s inclusions or blemishes and is graded as follows; IF (internally flawless), VVS (very, very slight inclusions), VS (very slight inclusions), SI (slightly included) and I1-3 (visibly included). And finally, the colour of the diamond determines how truly colourless it is, and thus is graded as follows; D-F (colourless) G-H (near colourless), I-J (slightly tainted white) and K-Z (increasing to a yellowish colour as the letter increases).

And finally, when seeking to find something special it is always best to get that professional eye and Haywards gives you just that. They have more than 40 years experience in the field of jewellery design and thus can help you find that special piece of diamond jewellery that will make your mum smile. Moreover, all of their diamonds come with certification, such as the GIA; which grades the diamonds on the above four ‘C’ – ensuring you find a top quality diamond.


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