Tips to buy your first diamond

So you’ve made the decision to buy diamond jewellery. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while buying diamond jewellery for the first time

Consider the occasion

Why do you want to buy diamonds?

Buying your first diamond for yourself? Are you buying it for someone else – maybe gifting diamond jewellery for your wife or mother? Are you looking for stylish diamond earrings for a party, or do you want to buy an engagement ring? You may want to go heavy on diamonds or choose a simple solitaire. The type of occasion you are buying for, will guide you on how to buy the perfect diamond.

What’s your budget?

Whether you are willing to splurge, or if you have a modest budget, making smart choices can help you get more value for your money. Fixing your budget is a good idea and a great starting point. Choose the right kind of setting for your diamond – it makes for the right kind of stage where your diamond can sparkle. Depending on what design you choose, you can opt for the right combination of the 4Cs – Color, Carat, Cut, Clarity, to determine which diamond you choose. For eg: if you want to buy a larger stone, you could focus more on the Cut instead of the Color, to bring out the brilliance of the diamond.


Since you’re making a jewellery purchase for the very first time, make sure to have all your certification in place. Trust, and authentication is a must. The value of a precious stone is usually determined by factors like its natural rarity, gemological makeup and the quality of its finish. Diamonds and gemstones of similar appearance could be valued differently. A Certificate will clearly elaborate the details of the precious stone that it accompanies, and provides trust and confidence for both the seller as well as the buyer. Gems are certified from Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories Ltd. (SGL), International Gemological Institute (IGI) and Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Still not sure? Get an expert opinion.

Need help making up your mind? Talk to an expert.

It’s always great to get more opinions when deciding to pick up jewellery. Check with your friends and family – they might give you some valuable insight.

Before you decide to buy, you may need to see some options. Call up the BlueStone Solitaire specialists who can help you build your own solitaire. If you would like to choose diamond jewellery, but want to know how it will look on you first, try as many designs as you like, with our Try At Home Service with no pressure to buy!