Diamond is the most precious gemstone of all time. Its hardness, rareness and beautiful lustres place it on the top. Diamond jewellery is lavish to wear during special occasions, weddings, and parties and, at the same time, may be elegantly simple to work well with everyday wear such as tennis bracelets.
Diamond rings are the most preferred engagement and wedding rings since they are the most luxurious. Also, diamond wedding sets are popular. Lovely diamond stud earrings can go perfectly well with your casual outfit. Check out our diamond jewellery to buy a diamond necklace or bracelet at your ease from your home or any place in the world. Click on our online diamond collection and start shopping.
What Makes Diamonds Precious Stones?
- Its Lustre
Diamond is famed due to its incredibly transparent clear colour. This labelled the precious stone as the most lustrous stone on earth.
Diamonds are not easy to mine or find. India was the only place for diamonds for centuries until diamond was discovered in Brazil, and later on in South Africa.
Diamond possesses a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale making it at the top of the scale.
Diamonds hold a great value in the heart of people since old times. Due to its hardness, the fact it lasts forever and its lustre made it a sign of eternal feelings.
Diamonds are strongly attached to the wedding as it symbolises loyalty and eternal relationships.
The unique formation of diamonds and the fact that it takes thousands of years to produce a fine diamond make diamonds even more valuable.
Unique Diamond Colours
It is true diamonds are known for their purity and lack of inclusions resulting in a transparent colour, however, some may have inclusions that result in a different colour range from brownish to orange. Adding to this the chemical reactions that may occur while diamond formation results in naturally coloured diamonds such as pink, green, purple, red, yellow, brown and black.
The diamond may range from pure transparent to having a very opaque colour. This adds more charm to this rare valuable precious stone.
The diamond colour range has been classified as below, in terms of the percentage of inclusion in the diamond.
This classification is called the GIA D-Z scale;
- Colourless (Purist)- D,E, F.
- Near Colourless- G,H,I,J.
- Very Light- N,O, P,Q,R.
- Light- S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z.
The top-of-the-scale diamonds are the most pricey and valuable due to a lack of inclusion. However, fancy-coloured diamonds gain their colours due to chemical interactions while formations are rare and valuable.
These are called fancy diamonds. Unlike transparent diamonds and their colour grading, fancy diamonds grow in value the more their colour is opaque and vivid. Below are a brief description for each;
Red diamonds are the rarest fancy-coloured diamonds. This type of diamond has zero inclusions, and its red hue is gained due to a rare deformation in the atomic structure.
Being second in rarest diamonds, making blue diamonds the diamond of royalty.
Green diamonds are formed from exposure to radioactive minerals or fluids in nature or artificial radiation in labs.
Pink diamonds are usually associated with romance and have feminine look. Probably due to its pinkish hue.
Tips to consider while buying a diamond ring or bracelet for example.
Below are a few things to consider before buying diamond jewellery, and these tips may also apply to all gemstones.
- Familiarize yourself with diamonds
It is important to know more about diamonds. What makes a diamond look bigger, shinier, or more beautiful? Understand how their carat system work. The easiest thing is to know what does 4Cs of diamonds are.
The four Cs refer to the Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat.
The cut refers to the way the diamond is being cut forming its shape such as oval, round or emerald.
The clarity refers to the flaws a diamond has internally and externally.
The colour refers to the inclusion in the diamond that results in a less transparent colour.
The Carat refers to the weight of the diamond
It is important to point out here that sometimes an improper cut of a diamond may result in a bad look. It may make a large carat diamond looks smaller. So, it is essential to choose a proper cut that suits the earrings, or ring you are buying.
- Know the Brand
Since diamonds can cost a fortune, you need to know the diamond jewellery shops pretty well. Always go with the most reputable jewellery shop.
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