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Why Diamonds Are Unique

Diamonds, A Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds are unique in that they possess the quality to give off an incredible and unparalleled shine. This has made them the stone of choice for intending brides worldwide. Another notable quality of diamonds is durability. They are durable stones that have a perfect internal structure. Polished diamonds are valuable, and that value is dependent on a combination of factors. Furthermore, a complete diamond must possess these qualities. Otherwise, it affects its value:

1) Colour

Diamonds come in many different colours; however, within the normal colour range, colourless diamonds are the rarest, and this makes them more valuable. Colourless diamonds also serve as a standard for grading and pricing other diamonds in the normal colour range.

Even the smallest difference in the touch of colour can make a big difference in value. What’s so unique about Diamonds, is that they do not produce light; instead, they give off fluorescence on exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is partially everywhere. A typical example is a sunlight and fluorescent light.


2) Clarity

Not many things in nature are perfect, and diamonds are no different. Another unique character of diamonds is their clarity which is the relative difference between the blemishes (surface irregularities) and inclusions (internal features).

Closeup of diamond ring

The significant difference between the blemishes and inclusions is that blemishes are alterations on the diamond’s surface. On the other hand, inclusions are generally on the inside. These blemishes and inclusions appear in any form. It can be a mineral crystal left over after cutting and polishing the stone.

The significant difference between the blemishes and inclusions is that blemishes are alterations on the diamond’s surface. On the other hand, inclusions are generally on the inside. These blemishes and inclusions appear in any form. It can be a mineral crystal left over after cutting and polishing the stone.

Blemishes and inclusions help in separating diamonds from imitations. Also, they help identify particular stones since no two diamonds contain the same inclusions.

Flawless diamonds (diamonds without blemishes and inclusions) are almost impossible to come across in a lifetime. When found, flawless diamonds are selling at premium prices.


3) Cut

Diamond

The way a diamond is cut influences the overall appearance of the diamond. A beautifully cut diamond is dazzling; it displays the craftsman’s care and skill at every facet. The cut of a diamond influence how light enters and leaves the gemstone. Diamonds with good proportions and polish utilize the light better, and this makes it colourful, scintillating, and bright. The pattern of a diamonds cut is referred to as proportion. A well-cut (proportion) diamond displays the beauty consumers expect to see in a diamond. 

The three optical effects that give a diamond its look:

  • A) Flashes of colour called fire.
  • B) White light reflections called brightness.
  • C) Areas of light and dark called scintillation.
Diamond Ring

The contrast of bright and dark areas of a diamond combined with its size and arrangement is referred to as a pattern. As a result, the pattern is an effect of the diamond’s internal and external reflections. Furthermore, this also contributes to giving such patterns a crisp and sharp look.

The more ‘cuts’ a diamond possesses, the brighter it is. 

These cuts also determine its shape. The standard shape of a diamond is the brilliant round shape, while other shapes are referred to as fancy cuts, shapes, or fancies. Fancies are named based on their shapes.

Some of the major Diamond shapes are:

  • A) Round-shape
  • B) Princess (rectangular)
  • C) Pear-shape
  • D) Oval-shape
  • E) Heart-shape
  • F) Emerald-shape
  • G) Square-shape (Cushion)
  • H) Emerald (like a pear but pointed at both ends).

It should be noted that the ‘cut’ affects the reflection of light while ‘shape’ is the geometric appearance of the diamond.


4) Carat Weight

This factor comes into play during purchase. As we all know, goods are sold by weight, in kilograms, ounce, pound or ton. This goes to say that there is a relationship between weight and price.

The weight, rarity, and value of diamonds is a relationship that can be surprising. The price of diamonds depends on some variables in which weight is just one of them. The intricacies in the calibration and measurement of carat weight diamonds make it difficult to understand or explain why a 1-carat diamond should worth more than a 2-carat diamond of the same quality. Large diamonds are scarce. Therefore, does not just cost more, they also cost more than per carat. So a large diamond costs more than the sum of four smaller diamonds.


Things to consider before you select a ring for your engagement or wedding day

Facts to consider when thinking of a specific design with specific metals for an engagement or wedding ring vary based on individual differences. Engagement and wedding rings are unique symbols of love, and as such, every facet of the ring has to be taken into consideration.

A significant feature to be considered is the type of metal, which could either be Platinum, Palladium, Gold, etc. These metals are valuable because they are exquisite and have unique strengths. The diamond element of the ring is important, but so also is the metal part that holds it all together. There are different metals with their advantages in looks and cost.

Preferences differ depending on the qualities you value in a ring. A popular metal for engagement and wedding rings is Platinum. Because it is shiny, beautiful, and durable enough to wear daily. Gold can also be used because it is romantic and timeless. Silver might be preferable due to its affordability.

Whatever choice you make, remember to go for pure metals and be careful to keep your jewellery polished and scratch-free. With a perfect choice of metal for your ring, you can be sure that your diamond is securely set in hard metal that is both elegant and long-lasting…like your love for each other.