Ever since Beyond 4Cs has been around, we have been helping thousands of people around the world find that perfect stone.
Buying a good looking diamond requires some basic research that you can easily perform by educating yourself on the 4 basic C’s of diamonds. Buying a great looking diamond requires you to have a good understanding of all the techy factors that go into selecting one.
If you find that the nitty gritty details are too overwhelming or you need help in finding a great looking diamond for your budget, the best way to get answers and save your time would be to email me in private:
paul [at] beyond4cs.com
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The most common emails that we receive relate to advice and recommendations for diamonds. If you are emailing us about these topics, please include as much information or details as you can in order for us to best assess the question and reply to you promptly.
1) Budget. Say for example, you have a budget of $5000, please state whether this is inclusive or exclusive of the setting or mounting. Please be realistic about your budget and your wants.
You will only be wasting both our time and efforts with completely unrealistic expectations (e.g. asking me to search for a high quality 1 carat diamond with a budget of $2,000). Read this article and you will have an accurate idea of a ballpark figure to pay for specifications you have in mind.
2) Any personal preferences or specifications? What kind of look do you want to achieve? Must the diamond be within some specific color grade and etc…
You see, different people will have different requirements in what they are looking for. Most people don’t mind owning SI diamonds as long as they get a sparkling eye clean diamond as this offers the best value. Some people might be specifically looking for diamonds in high clarity for symbolism purposes. On the other hand, some other people specifically want a warmer diamond color. And the list goes on…
3) Tell us more about yourself or the recipient (if you are getting it for someone else) of the diamond ring.
In order for us to make the best diamond recommendations tailored to your needs and budget, please be as detailed as you can. It would also help greatly if you can do some research on your recipient through Facebook, Pinterest or even via friends to find out her likes/dislikes.
1) Details. Please provide as much information as you can. If you have questions on specific articles on our website, please include the URL so that we can easily reference it. For other personal questions, feel free to shoot away.
2) Queries on a 2nd opinion. Again, please provide as much details as you can. For example, pricing, diamond proportions, pictures, specifications and etc… Having direct url links or attaching the diamond grading reports in your email would help greatly.
Make sure you READ THIS ARTICLE first because it addresses the majority of the questions I receive. This will save you time in getting answers because I am going to point you to the same article should you ask for advice in a similar scenario.
To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit our About Us page. For other website related questions like contributing informational articles or lessons, comments, wish list, advertising and etc…, we can also be reached via email at paul [at] beyond4cs.com.
I look forward to hearing from you,
p.s.: Unlike other websites or local jewelers that you might visit for advice, we don’t sell diamonds. Our advice is unbiased and aims to help you get the best value for your budget. Any advice that we provide will be met with objectivity in helping you make the most educated decision.
While I am qualified to answer the majority of questions that get sent in, I don’t proclaim to know every single thing there is about diamonds. In the unlikely event there are any queries beyond my technical expertise, I will forward them to my personal contacts in the GIA and AGS labs to get answers on your behalf.