We’ve often heard people say that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ and with men it’s the dogs! But why are diamonds so special? Because they symbolize a lot of things for a lot of different people. While there will be a lot of people who say that it’s just a stone or its carbon, you can’t deny that when it reflects light, it’s no less than magical.
When you say diamonds a lot of people immediately think about rings, but there are a lot of options. You can buy some diamond earrings, or a neckpiece, or pendants. When it comes to jewelry the options for women are endless.
Here’s everything you need to know about your diamonds!
Diamonds are cut into a lot of shapes and look pretty in all forms. However, it is important to make sure you pick the right cut depending on the jewelry and your requirement! Some of the shapes are round, princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, oval, radiant, pear, heart and cushion. The round cut is the most researched diamond shape available. It gives more flexibility in balancing out color, cut, and clarity.
Clarity is the measure of the number and size of small minute imperfections that occur in diamonds. They are often microscopic and do not significantly affect the diamond’s beauty. A flawless, internally flawless diamond is perfect, and rare to find. The very slightly included diamond has imperfections that are seen under magnification. It is an excellent quality. It is best to pick an eye-clean diamond, one that has no imperfections that are visible to the naked eye. They are less expensive than the flawless ones. Make sure you consult your jeweler before buying a diamond.
The cut is one of the most important aspects of a diamond, and determines what we understand as its sparkle. It is an objective measure of a diamond’s light performance. When a diamond is cut with proper proportions, it reflects light out of its top. On the other hand, a diamond that is cut too shallow, leaks light out of its bottom, and for a cut that’s too deep it will reflect out of its sides. An ideal cut reflects nearly all light that enters the diamond. It is exquisite and rare to find.
It’s the measure of a diamond’s weight. It may not reflect accurately a diamond’s size. Size is often perceived by viewing the diamond from the top since that’s how we see it. However, there are other factors that affect the size, like distance across the top of the diamond and its cut grade.
Color, is about how colorless the diamond is. It is about the whiteness of a diamond. A color grade of D is the highest and a Z is the lowest possible color grade. Color in a diamond is often seen as a pale yellow; hence its grade is based on the lack of it. After cut, a diamonds color is considered the second most important.
Now that you know almost everything that you will need while looking for your best friend, go ahead and find the perfect one!