Diamonds are beautiful as a gem hanging from a white gold chain and as a cluster of jewels in an engagement ring. They are adorned by many because of their distinct beauty and durability. However, to find the best clarity diamond possible, a diamond graded by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) standards is a must. GIA, during the mid-twentieth century, developed a universal grading method that embodies a checklist of the four C’s; color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. These are touched on further below.
Initially, a diamond is graded on the presence or lack of color found within the jewel. The absence of color within a diamond is depicted of premium quality and shall cost more. With no hues presence, a diamond is referred to as chemically and structurally pure and perfect. By using the globally recognized GIA diamond color system, graded from D to Z, the absence or presence of color can be expressed. The letter D is used to represent a colorless diamond, however, if the presence of color is witnessed within the diamond, the letter grade increases. It’s important to note that hues within diamonds are mostly invisible to the untrained eye.
As most diamonds used for jewelry are produced within the earth’s mantle, they are exposed to intense heat and pressure, and small crystals can get caught inside the diamond during their creation. Consequently, it’s a natural occurrence for many diamonds to have what is referred to in clarity as inclusions and blemishes. It’s important to know, no diamond is 100% pure. However, there are different grades of clarity, such as FL (flawless) that come pretty close. Continue reading “What are the Four Cs of Diamonds?” »
Being able to avoid mistakes during diamond engagement ring shopping can ensure that you get your money’s worth.
The proposal day is the most memorable one, and every girl already has a picture in the back of her mind of their perfect engagement experience. You expect that the ring you bring her will stay on that finger and fill her with joy whenever she looks at it, although that is quite impossible if it is not “perfect” according to her. Buying an engagement ring for that single person holding a special place in your heart should be a wonderful experience that leaves you content of the final choice of gift that you present. Avoiding these common jewelry-purchasing mistakes will ensure both of you leave happy on this big day. Continue reading “Common Mistakes When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring” »
Everyone wants their engagement to be special. That’s why a groom-(or bride!)-to-be will go out of his way to create the perfect surroundings and setting for his loved one to get the ultimate surprise. Having the perfect ring to top it all off can be the icing on the cake.
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