The four Cs of a diamond

The four Cs of a diamond

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Jewelry | 0 comments

 

You probably didn’t know this, but no two diamonds are exactly alike. Diamonds are extremely beautiful and it is for sure that every woman dreams of receiving a diamond engagement ring from her partner at some point in their relationship. If you are looking for the right ring to propose to her, you should know that there are numerous online jewellery stores that provide high quality rings and one very good example is http://www.diamondconciergeuk.com/. However, before resorting to a specific ring, you should learn more about the four Cs of a diamond and how much they matter in selecting it.

Colour grade

Contrary to what some people might think, the colour evaluation of a diamond is based actually on the lack of colour. You should know that a perfect diamond has no hue, which means it is structurally perfect and chemically pure and which increases its value significantly. There is a colour-grading system that institutions such as GIA provide, which is supposed to measure the degree of colourlessness of a diamond. The jeweller compares the stone under certain type of controlled lighting and specific viewing conditions to other stones in order to establish the colour value.

Clarity grade

The clarity grade implies actually the absence of inclusions and blemishes, which are the internal and external characteristics of a natural diamond. When performing such an evaluation, the specialist has to determine the size, number, nature, position and relief of those characteristics and the degree in which they affect the diamond’s overall appearance. It is true that there is no diamond perfectly pure, but the closer it gets to perfection, the more its value increases.

Cut grade

It is generally known that diamonds can transmit light and have an intense sparkling, but what makes this happening is the way in which they are cut. Most people think of this cut as shape, such as round, pear and so on, when in fact it is about the way in which the diamond’s facets interact with light. You should know that the cut has a lot to do with the diamond’s final value and beauty and of all the 4Cs of a diamond, the cut grade is said to be the most technically difficult and complex to analyse. The GIA system, which is the one jewellers from all over the world mostly use, calculates the way in which the facets influence the face-up appearance of that diamond and the way in which the stone interacts with light.

Carat weight

As it can be deduced from the name, the diamond carat weight is the measurement that presents the actual weight of a diamond. Nearly 200 milligrams are defined as being the metric “carat” of a diamond and each carat can be subdivided into 100 points, thus providing precise measurements. If the diamond weights less than a carat, its weight is described only by its points. Larger diamonds can be quite rare, which at the same time, makes them quite desirable. Keep in mind that even two diamonds have the same weight, this does not mean they also have the same value.

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Latest trends in diamond engagement rings

Latest trends in diamond engagement rings

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Jewelry | 0 comments

Diamond rings are the most popular choice for engagement rings from the oldest times, and even nowadays people consider them the most suitable option for this occasion. But with so many diamonds to choose from, in the majority of cases men cannot figure out which is the right one for their partner and they feel overwhelmed when they arrive in a store where they have to decide upon the one. But this should not be an overwhelming process, because preparing for life in two is a moment of celebration, and they should enjoy the entire period. The best way of being sure that the ring you buy is the right one for your partner, is to choose it from a store which collaborates with a company that provides wholesale diamonds London, because you will have the possibility to find the one you are looking for, by visiting only a single store. Here are the latest trends in diamond rings, so take a look and you will have a clear image when you will arrive in the store.

Floral accents

Because women love flowers, ring designers created engagement rings which are blooming when you are looking at them. They feature flowers, petals, or other similar details which seem to be cut out straight from the garden. There are some models which have vines that are climbing up the band and create a feminine image. Because they are inspired from flowers, the diamonds chosen to decorate the rings are coloured in different shades, from yellow to pink according to the future bride’s taste. If your partner is a modern woman you should opt for a statement ring which features a flower diamond in black.

Diamonds mixed with different precious metals

The latest trends in jewelleries are all about mixing, so you should not be surprised to notice that when you arrive in the store you will see rings which are made from different precious metals. These models are inspired from the antique jewelleries, and the contemporary designers are only finding new ways of mixing the metals to complement the shapes and colours of the diamonds. Usually they combine two tonnes of gold, like white and rose, or yellow and rose. This only makes the choice easier, because in case you cannot decide upon a shade of gold, you can chose two of them.

Customised rings

You might have noticed that more and more celebs choose to customise the rings for their partners, and you should inspire from them and do the same. You will definitely notice which type of ring your girlfriend likes, and she will not hesitate to tell you that she loves the one Kate Middleton received, so you will have to look at the pictures of that certain ring and ask a specialist reproduce it. Also you have the possibility to start from a model and add it features according to your wish. You should also ask the jeweller to burn on the inside part of the ring a love message

 

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The fascinating world of green amber rings

The fascinating world of green amber rings

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Jewelry | 0 comments

Amber jewelery have been around for millions of years and recently women have started rediscovering their beauty. The gem holds something mystical about it and has managed in fascinating people all over the world. In the Ancient Greece, people called it ‘elektron’, because if you rub it hard enough it will give you an electric feeling. Today, not the power these accessories hold attract women, but their appearance. Green amber rings are a great gift to offer as they are not easily traced in stores and some pieces can be a bit expensive on the market, considered a collectors item.

Amber is not a precious gem in the actual sense of the word. What many people do not know is that amber is actually fossilized resin, which appeared millions of years ago. Ancient civilizations believed that amber had many supernatural properties, therefore being used in many rituals. For instance, in Latvia it was used in wedding ceremonies, because it was considered that this gem will reward the couple with unity. Usually the color of the amber ranges from red to orange and yellow, but sometimes you can find on the market green amber rings which are quite rare. The explanation for this shade is that during the fossilization process plants and different herbs were incorporated in the rock. Green amber rings are  very beautiful and many call  this rock earth’s amber. There are many ways in which you can enhance the color, through chemical processes, just like in the case of other precious rocks.

If you want to start a new tradition in your family, by passing on jewelery to your daughter, taking care of the green amber rings should be your main concern. Because it is not a jewel in the real sense of the word, it requires special care. It is not complicated at all and maintaining its shiny aspect will enhance its worth. Actually, the value of  natural green amber rings can be quite high, some can go up to few hundred dollars, especially if they are old. The silver matters as well, because a beautifully crafted ring can increase the price of the piece of jewelery. That is why when  you decide to purchase one, be very careful regarding the source, because green amber rings are difficult to come by. Amber has a very soft surface and a powerful shine, so try to look for these two features in the jewelery you want to purchase. Also, if you want to be sure that you are not buying a fake ring, warm up a needle and pierce the rock in a hidden place. If it is authentic, a pine scent will be released. Amber is a great choice in jewelery, as many women find it extremely interesting and elegant. So, if you are looking for one of a kind jewelery, with fascinating shapes and colors, then amber is the way to go.

 

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The types of amber jewelry

The types of amber jewelry

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Featured, Jewelry | 0 comments

Amber jewelry are one of the most loved fashion choices and this popularity can be explained by their unique charm and beauty. Although generally classified as a semiprecious stone, amber is in fact tree raisin which needed millions of years to fossilize. Many women adore it and would love to dedicate to it a special place in their jewelry box, but before rushing to the nearest store, it is important to know that there are many types of amber jewelry, each having its own color and texture characteristics. Learning about them is vital, because only like this can you see the difference between genuine and fake items. These are the most common classifications:

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Superstitions spinning around Baltic amber rings

Superstitions spinning around Baltic amber rings

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Featured, Jewelry | 0 comments

Amber has been around for millions of years and it is only natural that this lovely stone would easily attract a number of superstitions. Ancient civilizations strongly believed not only in its healing powers, but also in the magic which seemed to surround it. Baltic amber rings are considered to be high quality jewelry and even though they have traveled the entire world, some women still believe in the sayings regarding them. Most of them relate to unity, love and passion, mainly because of the strong warm colors, but in the same time amber can grant you protection against spells or lost spirits. Here are just a few of the reasons for which some people purchase these pieces of jewelry.

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