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5 Tips on What To Look For When Buying Diamonds For Wedding Rings

A wedding, or an engagement in  Newport, is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. One of the best ways of making the experience memorable is by choosing the right ring to symbolize the love you have for one another. While most couples would like to get the most beautiful ring they can lay their hands on, budgetary restrictions can be a challenge. However, it is possible to find an ideal ring based on your budget.

For anyone looking for precious diamonds for engagement rings and wedding rings in Newport, they should consider going about the process carefully. There are various dealers in the market, some of who may sell you fake diamonds. Here are a few useful tips on what to look for when looking for precious diamonds for engagement or wedding rings.

Consider the Diamond Cut

1. Any expert will tell you that the cut is the most important thing to consider when buying diamonds in Newport. The main reason behind this is that the cut usually influences the sparkle. A diamond may be clear and feature a high quality color grade, but if the cut is poor, it may still appear dull. The dealer you buy from should be able to cut your diamond in the proper proportions. If your budget can allow it, choose a diamond with the highest cut grade.

Diamond Color

2.  Contrary to common belief, lack of color in your diamonds denotes a higher color grade. Some people go for pale yellow diamond, without knowing that it is low quality. To avoid such an experience, ask the diamond dealer to give you grade H or higher. Near colorless diamond ranges from grade G to J, but it may be quite expensive.

Clarity Diamonds can also be chosen based on their clarity levels.

3. This is usually not a very important factor to consider, considering that the precious stones usually come with imperfections, known as inclusions. These tiny imperfections may not be easy to detect, and they may only be seen through a microscope. However, the fewer there are, the higher the clarity grade of your diamonds. If your budget can be stretched further, consider buying grade VS1 grade or higher.

Consider the Diamond’s Carat Weight

4.  Unlike common belief, carat does not mean the size of the diamond, but its actual weight. Carat and cut must be considered side by side, because no matter the size of the diamond, a poor cut grade can make your precious stones look smaller. Another important fact to keep in mind is that the more the weight of the diamond, the more you will pay for it. Therefore, you should consider going for a less heavy stone with a high grade cut.

Ask for Proof of Certification

5. There is nothing as unfortunate as buying diamonds for your special event only to realize that they are of poor quality, or that they were stolen. To avoid such an eventuality, always ask the dealer in Newport to show you the copy of diamond certification.

With these tips, you should be able to make the right choice when buying precious diamonds in Newport for you engagement or wedding.

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Newport How to Buy a Diamond And The 4 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Diamond

In an ideal world with unlimited budgets and an infinite supply of diamonds, everyone would have beautifully cut "D Flawless" diamonds. In the real world every diamond is unique. There are plenty of gorgeous diamonds to go around - you just need to know how to find one. Choosing a diamond is about balancing several factors to make the most of your budget. Each factor contributes to the beauty and prestige of your diamond. I will explain these factors so you will be prepared to make an informed decision about your diamond purchase.

FACTOR 1: CARAT WEIGHT

People often use the word Carat when discussing how big a diamond is, however "Carat" actually refers to the weight of a diamond. There is no rule as to what carat weight you should buy, but you'll doubtless have heard that "bigger is better." If you ask me, I think bigger is great but you shouldn't forget about the other aspects of a diamond's quality.

A useful tip: if you're looking at Certified Diamonds, you may find it valuable to compare the diameters of different diamonds. Since every diamond is individually cut, some may appear larger than others of the same weight.

FACTOR 2: SHAPE

Approximately 75% of diamonds sold worldwide are Round Brilliants. Rounds diamonds are the most popular, most brilliant, and most expensive. If you are purchasing a diamond as a surprise, Round Brilliant is generally your safest bet.

There is no real hierarchy of shapes being better or worse - it is truly a matter of personal preference. Princess Cuts are the second most popular, and a classic alternative to round diamonds. Cushion Cuts are trendy and have a beautiful vintage look. If you want something different but not too crazy, try an Oval Cut, Asscher Cut, or Radiant Cut diamond.

While no shape is better, there are some significant differences between shapes. Take for example, the radiant cut vs the emerald cut. Though they are a similar shape, the extra facets of the radiant cut give it additional fire and sparkle. If you prefer the emerald cut's understated elegance, consider that it's easier to spot any imperfections and select a higher clarity grade.

Another tip: Diamonds (even round diamonds) may not be perfectly symmetrical. It's nothing to worry about if your diamond's width does not precisely match its height, but if your diamond is much longer than it is wide it may not be what you're expecting. This is especially the case in shapes like Cushion and Oval, where a more asymmetrical diamond might look "skinny", with much of the fire and brilliance concentrated at the ends.

FACTOR 3: CUT

"Cut" refers to a diamond's finish and proportions, and is critical in determining its beauty. Getting the angles right ensures a beautiful diamond that's full of life. In many cases it can be more difficult to spot flaws in a fiery, brilliant diamond. Cut is generally graded in five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Excellent is the highest graded awarded by GIA (whereas other labs may use terms like "ideal" or numbers like "0"). If you want to play safe, stick to "Very Good" and "Excellent" cuts when you choose your diamond.

FACTOR 4: CLARITY

Almost all diamonds have naturally¬ occurring features called "inclusions." Inclusions form as the diamond crystallizes deep underground, and they are unique to each diamond. They take many different forms, and can help you identify a diamond as your own. However, large and prominent inclusions can detract from the beauty of a diamond.

There are many different types of inclusions, and not all are created equal. If your diamond certificate has an "inclusion map," check where the inclusions are. Try to find a diamond with inclusions near the edge where they will be masked by sparkle or hidden by the setting of your diamond. If your budget is limited, I recommend buying "SI" clarity or better. "SI" stands for "Slightly Included." With close inspection you can usually spot the inclusions in an SI¬ graded diamond, but these inclusions will most likely not be visible once your diamond is set in jewellery. If you want to be sure your diamond will look "eye clean", even up close, I recommend selecting a VS2 clarity diamond or better. "VS" stands for "Very Slight Inclusion," and imperfections in VS clarity stones are rarely seen by the naked eye.

FACTOR 5: COLOUR

The term "colour" usually refers to how much warm tint is in a diamond. The scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (very strongly tinted yellow or brown). Pure white diamonds are considered more desirable, and are more expensive. Warmer¬-hued diamonds (such as K, L, and M) are not necessarily less attractive, but they are significantly less valuable.

Conventional wisdom is to select J colour or better. Personally, I love G and H colour diamonds ¬- they hit the "sweet spot" where most people will not notice colour in the diamond unless they're doing a direct comparison. However, an I or J colour diamond that is well cut and has a lot of life can give you a beautiful diamond at a bargain price.

Depending on how they are cut, different diamonds will display colour differently. This is why colour grades are assigned by looking at a diamond upside¬down. Generally, more¬ brilliant diamonds show their colour less than less brilliant diamonds.

FACTOR 6: FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence has a bad rep, and most of it is unfair. Diamond Fluorescence refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra¬violet light. Fluorescent diamonds can glow any one of several colours, but the most common is blue. In rare cases fluorescence can cause your diamond to have a milky appearance when viewed in direct daylight. This is most often the case with strong or very strong fluorescence and D/E/F colour diamonds.

However, there are many, many more cases where blue fluorescence is a positive thing. Imagine you were shining a blue light on a yellow diamond... the blue tint can make your diamond look whiter. If your diamond falls in the "near colourless," "lightly tinted," or "tinted" range I recommend looking for medium blue or faint blue fluorescence.

Warning: Green, red, and yellow fluorescence are rare, and they will not have the same benefit. If you are interested in a diamond that has strong blue, very strong blue, green, red, or yellow fluorescence, I recommend asking your salesperson to show you your diamond outside in natural daylight. If you're buying online, contact the seller prior to making your purchase so they can examine the diamond first in natural daylight.

FACTOR 7: GRADER

This should always be your first question: Says who? Every diamond grading laboratory has different standards, so comparing diamonds graded by different sources is extremely unreliable. One grader might grade a diamond K SI2, and another might call that same diamond F VS2. I know that sounds crazy, but I see it happen all the time.

The most reputable and consistent grading laboratories are GIA, AGS, IGI, and HRD. GIA is considered the global standard worldwide. AGS is a popular alternative in the U.S.A. while IGI and HRD are more common in Europe.

EGL is tricky because there are EGL labs all over the world, and some of them do a great job while others can be less reliable. We strongly recommend caution when buying an EGL certified diamond unless it's from EGL-¬USA.

Many diamonds are assigned grades by valuation companies and in-¬house graders. If your diamond does not come with a report from a major laboratory, you should always ask where the grader trained. He or she should be certified by a major grading laboratory: GIA, AGS, IGI, or HRD. Be smart and be cautious about reports done by uncertified shop owners, salespeople, or valuation companies.

SELECTING YOUR DIAMOND

You can choose to purchase your diamond online, or from a retail store. If you prefer to purchase your diamond in a retail store, avoid the big chains and shop with smaller independent jewellers. Many independent jewellers are actually significantly less expensive than their large competitors. (You don't have to take my word for it - shop around and you'll quickly learn that this is true). This way you'll buy a better quality diamond and - if you wish - you'll have the opportunity to design your own hand-made engagement ring setting.

If you choose to shop online, I would recommend comparing prices and service across several websites. Be sure that the company ships from your country - otherwise you'll be hit with expensive duty and GST. Always make sure you call or e-mail customer service and have them hand-inspect your diamond before you complete your purchase. Sometimes a diamond may seem like a great deal, but it could have an unfortunate inclusion, asymmetrical cut, or be negatively impacted by fluoresence. And above all, make sure you have an easy and affordable way to return the diamond if it doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. Online shopping is the best way to get a great deal on a diamond for your engagement ring, diamond studs, or pendant - just review this article, be reasonably cautious, and have fun.

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What You Should Know When Buying a Diamond Ring

Newport

In an ideal world with unlimited budgets and an infinite supply of diamonds, everyone would have beautifully cut "D Flawless" diamonds. In the real world every diamond is unique. There are plenty of gorgeous diamonds to go around - you just need to know how to find one. Choosing a diamond is about balancing several factors to make the most of your budget. Each factor contributes to the beauty and prestige of your diamond. I will explain these factors so you will be prepared to make an informed decision about your diamond purchase.

FACTOR 1: CARAT WEIGHT

People often use the word Carat when discussing how big a diamond is, however "Carat" actually refers to the weight of a diamond. There is no rule as to what carat weight you should buy, but you'll doubtless have heard that "bigger is better." If you ask me, I think bigger is great but you shouldn't forget about the other aspects of a diamond's quality.

A useful tip: if you're looking at Certified Diamonds, you may find it valuable to compare the diameters of different diamonds. Since every diamond is individually cut, some may appear larger than others of the same weight.

FACTOR 2: SHAPE

Approximately 75% of diamonds sold worldwide are Round Brilliants. Rounds diamonds are the most popular, most brilliant, and most expensive. If you are purchasing a diamond as a surprise, Round Brilliant is generally your safest bet.

There is no real hierarchy of shapes being better or worse - it is truly a matter of personal preference. Princess Cuts are the second most popular, and a classic alternative to round diamonds. Cushion Cuts are trendy and have a beautiful vintage look. If you want something different but not too crazy, try an Oval Cut, Asscher Cut, or Radiant Cut diamond.

While no shape is better, there are some significant differences between shapes. Take for example, the radiant cut vs the emerald cut. Though they are a similar shape, the extra facets of the radiant cut give it additional fire and sparkle. If you prefer the emerald cut's understated elegance, consider that it's easier to spot any imperfections and select a higher clarity grade.

Another tip: Diamonds (even round diamonds) may not be perfectly symmetrical. It's nothing to worry about if your diamond's width does not precisely match its height, but if your diamond is much longer than it is wide it may not be what you're expecting. This is especially the case in shapes like Cushion and Oval, where a more asymmetrical diamond might look "skinny", with much of the fire and brilliance concentrated at the ends.

FACTOR 3: CUT

"Cut" refers to a diamond's finish and proportions, and is critical in determining its beauty. Getting the angles right ensures a beautiful diamond that's full of life. In many cases it can be more difficult to spot flaws in a fiery, brilliant diamond. Cut is generally graded in five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Excellent is the highest graded awarded by GIA (whereas other labs may use terms like "ideal" or numbers like "0"). If you want to play safe, stick to "Very Good" and "Excellent" cuts when you choose your diamond.

FACTOR 4: CLARITY

Almost all diamonds have naturally¬ occurring features called "inclusions." Inclusions form as the diamond crystallizes deep underground, and they are unique to each diamond. They take many different forms, and can help you identify a diamond as your own. However, large and prominent inclusions can detract from the beauty of a diamond.

There are many different types of inclusions, and not all are created equal. If your diamond certificate has an "inclusion map," check where the inclusions are. Try to find a diamond with inclusions near the edge where they will be masked by sparkle or hidden by the setting of your diamond. If your budget is limited, I recommend buying "SI" clarity or better. "SI" stands for "Slightly Included." With close inspection you can usually spot the inclusions in an SI¬ graded diamond, but these inclusions will most likely not be visible once your diamond is set in jewellery. If you want to be sure your diamond will look "eye clean", even up close, I recommend selecting a VS2 clarity diamond or better. "VS" stands for "Very Slight Inclusion," and imperfections in VS clarity stones are rarely seen by the naked eye.

FACTOR 5: COLOUR

The term "colour" usually refers to how much warm tint is in a diamond. The scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (very strongly tinted yellow or brown). Pure white diamonds are considered more desirable, and are more expensive. Warmer¬-hued diamonds (such as K, L, and M) are not necessarily less attractive, but they are significantly less valuable.

Conventional wisdom is to select J colour or better. Personally, I love G and H colour diamonds ¬- they hit the "sweet spot" where most people will not notice colour in the diamond unless they're doing a direct comparison. However, an I or J colour diamond that is well cut and has a lot of life can give you a beautiful diamond at a bargain price.

Depending on how they are cut, different diamonds will display colour differently. This is why colour grades are assigned by looking at a diamond upside¬down. Generally, more¬ brilliant diamonds show their colour less than less brilliant diamonds.

FACTOR 6: FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence has a bad rep, and most of it is unfair. Diamond Fluorescence refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra¬violet light. Fluorescent diamonds can glow any one of several colours, but the most common is blue. In rare cases fluorescence can cause your diamond to have a milky appearance when viewed in direct daylight. This is most often the case with strong or very strong fluorescence and D/E/F colour diamonds.

However, there are many, many more cases where blue fluorescence is a positive thing. Imagine you were shining a blue light on a yellow diamond... the blue tint can make your diamond look whiter. If your diamond falls in the "near colourless," "lightly tinted," or "tinted" range I recommend looking for medium blue or faint blue fluorescence.

Warning: Green, red, and yellow fluorescence are rare, and they will not have the same benefit. If you are interested in a diamond that has strong blue, very strong blue, green, red, or yellow fluorescence, I recommend asking your salesperson to show you your diamond outside in natural daylight. If you're buying online, contact the seller prior to making your purchase so they can examine the diamond first in natural daylight.

FACTOR 7: GRADER

This should always be your first question: Says who? Every diamond grading laboratory has different standards, so comparing diamonds graded by different sources is extremely unreliable. One grader might grade a diamond K SI2, and another might call that same diamond F VS2. I know that sounds crazy, but I see it happen all the time.

The most reputable and consistent grading laboratories are GIA, AGS, IGI, and HRD. GIA is considered the global standard worldwide. AGS is a popular alternative in the U.S.A. while IGI and HRD are more common in Europe.

EGL is tricky because there are EGL labs all over the world, and some of them do a great job while others can be less reliable. We strongly recommend caution when buying an EGL certified diamond unless it's from EGL-¬USA.

Many diamonds are assigned grades by valuation companies and in-¬house graders. If your diamond does not come with a report from a major laboratory, you should always ask where the grader trained. He or she should be certified by a major grading laboratory: GIA, AGS, IGI, or HRD. Be smart and be cautious about reports done by uncertified shop owners, salespeople, or valuation companies.

SELECTING YOUR DIAMOND

You can choose to purchase your diamond online, or from a retail store. If you prefer to purchase your diamond in a retail store, avoid the big chains and shop with smaller independent jewellers. Many independent jewellers are actually significantly less expensive than their large competitors. (You don't have to take my word for it - shop around and you'll quickly learn that this is true). This way you'll buy a better quality diamond and - if you wish - you'll have the opportunity to design your own hand-made engagement ring setting.

If you choose to shop online, I would recommend comparing prices and service across several websites. Be sure that the company ships from your country - otherwise you'll be hit with expensive duty and GST. Always make sure you call or e-mail customer service and have them hand-inspect your diamond before you complete your purchase. Sometimes a diamond may seem like a great deal, but it could have an unfortunate inclusion, asymmetrical cut, or be negatively impacted by fluoresence. And above all, make sure you have an easy and affordable way to return the diamond if it doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. Online shopping is the best way to get a great deal on a diamond for your engagement ring, diamond studs, or pendant - just review this article, be reasonably cautious, and have fun.

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5 Tips on What To Look For When Buying Diamonds For Wedding Rings

A wedding, or an engagement in  Newport, is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. One of the best ways of making the experience memorable is by choosing the right ring to symbolize the love you have for one another. While most couples would like to get the most beautiful ring they can lay their hands on, budgetary restrictions can be a challenge. However, it is possible to find an ideal ring based on your budget.

For anyone looking for precious diamonds for engagement rings and wedding rings in Newport, they should consider going about the process carefully. There are various dealers in the market, some of who may sell you fake diamonds. Here are a few useful tips on what to look for when looking for precious diamonds for engagement or wedding rings.

Consider the Diamond Cut

1. Any expert will tell you that the cut is the most important thing to consider when buying diamonds in Newport. The main reason behind this is that the cut usually influences the sparkle. A diamond may be clear and feature a high quality color grade, but if the cut is poor, it may still appear dull. The dealer you buy from should be able to cut your diamond in the proper proportions. If your budget can allow it, choose a diamond with the highest cut grade.

Diamond Color

2.  Contrary to common belief, lack of color in your diamonds denotes a higher color grade. Some people go for pale yellow diamond, without knowing that it is low quality. To avoid such an experience, ask the diamond dealer to give you grade H or higher. Near colorless diamond ranges from grade G to J, but it may be quite expensive.

Clarity Diamonds can also be chosen based on their clarity levels.

3. This is usually not a very important factor to consider, considering that the precious stones usually come with imperfections, known as inclusions. These tiny imperfections may not be easy to detect, and they may only be seen through a microscope. However, the fewer there are, the higher the clarity grade of your diamonds. If your budget can be stretched further, consider buying grade VS1 grade or higher.

Consider the Diamond’s Carat Weight

4.  Unlike common belief, carat does not mean the size of the diamond, but its actual weight. Carat and cut must be considered side by side, because no matter the size of the diamond, a poor cut grade can make your precious stones look smaller. Another important fact to keep in mind is that the more the weight of the diamond, the more you will pay for it. Therefore, you should consider going for a less heavy stone with a high grade cut.

Ask for Proof of Certification

5. There is nothing as unfortunate as buying diamonds for your special event only to realize that they are of poor quality, or that they were stolen. To avoid such an eventuality, always ask the dealer in Newport to show you the copy of diamond certification.

With these tips, you should be able to make the right choice when buying precious diamonds in Newport for you engagement or wedding.

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Newport How to Buy a Diamond And The 4 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Diamond

In an ideal world with unlimited budgets and an infinite supply of diamonds, everyone would have beautifully cut "D Flawless" diamonds. In the real world every diamond is unique. There are plenty of gorgeous diamonds to go around - you just need to know how to find one. Choosing a diamond is about balancing several factors to make the most of your budget. Each factor contributes to the beauty and prestige of your diamond. I will explain these factors so you will be prepared to make an informed decision about your diamond purchase.

FACTOR 1: CARAT WEIGHT

People often use the word Carat when discussing how big a diamond is, however "Carat" actually refers to the weight of a diamond. There is no rule as to what carat weight you should buy, but you'll doubtless have heard that "bigger is better." If you ask me, I think bigger is great but you shouldn't forget about the other aspects of a diamond's quality.

A useful tip: if you're looking at Certified Diamonds, you may find it valuable to compare the diameters of different diamonds. Since every diamond is individually cut, some may appear larger than others of the same weight.

FACTOR 2: SHAPE

Approximately 75% of diamonds sold worldwide are Round Brilliants. Rounds diamonds are the most popular, most brilliant, and most expensive. If you are purchasing a diamond as a surprise, Round Brilliant is generally your safest bet.

There is no real hierarchy of shapes being better or worse - it is truly a matter of personal preference. Princess Cuts are the second most popular, and a classic alternative to round diamonds. Cushion Cuts are trendy and have a beautiful vintage look. If you want something different but not too crazy, try an Oval Cut, Asscher Cut, or Radiant Cut diamond.

While no shape is better, there are some significant differences between shapes. Take for example, the radiant cut vs the emerald cut. Though they are a similar shape, the extra facets of the radiant cut give it additional fire and sparkle. If you prefer the emerald cut's understated elegance, consider that it's easier to spot any imperfections and select a higher clarity grade.

Another tip: Diamonds (even round diamonds) may not be perfectly symmetrical. It's nothing to worry about if your diamond's width does not precisely match its height, but if your diamond is much longer than it is wide it may not be what you're expecting. This is especially the case in shapes like Cushion and Oval, where a more asymmetrical diamond might look "skinny", with much of the fire and brilliance concentrated at the ends.

FACTOR 3: CUT

"Cut" refers to a diamond's finish and proportions, and is critical in determining its beauty. Getting the angles right ensures a beautiful diamond that's full of life. In many cases it can be more difficult to spot flaws in a fiery, brilliant diamond. Cut is generally graded in five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Excellent is the highest graded awarded by GIA (whereas other labs may use terms like "ideal" or numbers like "0"). If you want to play safe, stick to "Very Good" and "Excellent" cuts when you choose your diamond.

FACTOR 4: CLARITY

Almost all diamonds have naturally¬ occurring features called "inclusions." Inclusions form as the diamond crystallizes deep underground, and they are unique to each diamond. They take many different forms, and can help you identify a diamond as your own. However, large and prominent inclusions can detract from the beauty of a diamond.

There are many different types of inclusions, and not all are created equal. If your diamond certificate has an "inclusion map," check where the inclusions are. Try to find a diamond with inclusions near the edge where they will be masked by sparkle or hidden by the setting of your diamond. If your budget is limited, I recommend buying "SI" clarity or better. "SI" stands for "Slightly Included." With close inspection you can usually spot the inclusions in an SI¬ graded diamond, but these inclusions will most likely not be visible once your diamond is set in jewellery. If you want to be sure your diamond will look "eye clean", even up close, I recommend selecting a VS2 clarity diamond or better. "VS" stands for "Very Slight Inclusion," and imperfections in VS clarity stones are rarely seen by the naked eye.

FACTOR 5: COLOUR

The term "colour" usually refers to how much warm tint is in a diamond. The scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (very strongly tinted yellow or brown). Pure white diamonds are considered more desirable, and are more expensive. Warmer¬-hued diamonds (such as K, L, and M) are not necessarily less attractive, but they are significantly less valuable.

Conventional wisdom is to select J colour or better. Personally, I love G and H colour diamonds ¬- they hit the "sweet spot" where most people will not notice colour in the diamond unless they're doing a direct comparison. However, an I or J colour diamond that is well cut and has a lot of life can give you a beautiful diamond at a bargain price.

Depending on how they are cut, different diamonds will display colour differently. This is why colour grades are assigned by looking at a diamond upside¬down. Generally, more¬ brilliant diamonds show their colour less than less brilliant diamonds.

FACTOR 6: FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence has a bad rep, and most of it is unfair. Diamond Fluorescence refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra¬violet light. Fluorescent diamonds can glow any one of several colours, but the most common is blue. In rare cases fluorescence can cause your diamond to have a milky appearance when viewed in direct daylight. This is most often the case with strong or very strong fluorescence and D/E/F colour diamonds.

However, there are many, many more cases where blue fluorescence is a positive thing. Imagine you were shining a blue light on a yellow diamond... the blue tint can make your diamond look whiter. If your diamond falls in the "near colourless," "lightly tinted," or "tinted" range I recommend looking for medium blue or faint blue fluorescence.

Warning: Green, red, and yellow fluorescence are rare, and they will not have the same benefit. If you are interested in a diamond that has strong blue, very strong blue, green, red, or yellow fluorescence, I recommend asking your salesperson to show you your diamond outside in natural daylight. If you're buying online, contact the seller prior to making your purchase so they can examine the diamond first in natural daylight.

FACTOR 7: GRADER

This should always be your first question: Says who? Every diamond grading laboratory has different standards, so comparing diamonds graded by different sources is extremely unreliable. One grader might grade a diamond K SI2, and another might call that same diamond F VS2. I know that sounds crazy, but I see it happen all the time.

The most reputable and consistent grading laboratories are GIA, AGS, IGI, and HRD. GIA is considered the global standard worldwide. AGS is a popular alternative in the U.S.A. while IGI and HRD are more common in Europe.

EGL is tricky because there are EGL labs all over the world, and some of them do a great job while others can be less reliable. We strongly recommend caution when buying an EGL certified diamond unless it's from EGL-¬USA.

Many diamonds are assigned grades by valuation companies and in-¬house graders. If your diamond does not come with a report from a major laboratory, you should always ask where the grader trained. He or she should be certified by a major grading laboratory: GIA, AGS, IGI, or HRD. Be smart and be cautious about reports done by uncertified shop owners, salespeople, or valuation companies.

SELECTING YOUR DIAMOND

You can choose to purchase your diamond online, or from a retail store. If you prefer to purchase your diamond in a retail store, avoid the big chains and shop with smaller independent jewellers. Many independent jewellers are actually significantly less expensive than their large competitors. (You don't have to take my word for it - shop around and you'll quickly learn that this is true). This way you'll buy a better quality diamond and - if you wish - you'll have the opportunity to design your own hand-made engagement ring setting.

If you choose to shop online, I would recommend comparing prices and service across several websites. Be sure that the company ships from your country - otherwise you'll be hit with expensive duty and GST. Always make sure you call or e-mail customer service and have them hand-inspect your diamond before you complete your purchase. Sometimes a diamond may seem like a great deal, but it could have an unfortunate inclusion, asymmetrical cut, or be negatively impacted by fluoresence. And above all, make sure you have an easy and affordable way to return the diamond if it doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. Online shopping is the best way to get a great deal on a diamond for your engagement ring, diamond studs, or pendant - just review this article, be reasonably cautious, and have fun.

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Rating Rubies in the Harsh!

Newport

There are a number of styles of interaction rings of 2018 that are extremely stylish. Whatever from pave diamond rings as well as colored stones to "eco-friendly" rings and also network set diamond rings came to be really preferred in 2018.

Lead ruby rings are rings with 3 or four rows of little, even-sized rubies that commonly walk around the entire ring. A bigger center rock established over the remainder of the ring completes the appearance. Pave diamond interaction rings are one of the ideal engagement rings of 2018 because they are a classy selection for an interaction ring while creating a whole lot of sparkle on a soon-to-be bride-to-be's ring finger. You'll also find lead ruby wedding event bands that match your involvement ring and also make it much more sparkly.

Colored rocks have actually also grown in appeal. As a result of this, rings with colored rubies are among the very best interaction rings of 2018. Diamonds come in a range of colors, including yellow, blue, pink, as well as black. Real tinted rubies are incredibly rare, which makes them extremely expensive. A one-carat tinted ruby could run upwards of ten thousand bucks. Nevertheless, if you can not afford to invest this much cash on an engagement ring, there are a couple of alternatives that will certainly still permit you to be fashionable with a tinted rock. With the most recent technology, you can buy a man-made colored diamond. With the advances that have actually been made, many people could not inform the distinction between an extracted ruby as well as a synthetic one. If you get or appoint a man-made ruby, you can pick whichever shade you like, as well as save numerous countless bucks in the meanwhile. Conversely, if you desire a tinted rock however don't need a diamond, emeralds, sapphires, and also rubies make wonderful choices for interaction rings as well as are much more economical than extracted colored rubies.

Environment-friendly engagement rings are additionally among the best involvement rings of 2018. With even more individuals concerned about the setting and regarding the civils rights concerns that surround standard diamond mining, even more individuals are searching for options to traditional interaction rings. One opportunity is to acquire an engagement ring that has a diamond that was extracted in Canada rather than South Africa. Canada doesn't have the same human civil liberties concerns revolving around its diamond market, so it's taken into consideration to be much more pleasant to the globe. Conversely, acquiring a manufactured diamond ring is likewise considered to be much more "green" because not only does it not have the same human legal rights concerns that mined diamonds do, yet it does not ruin the planet like mining for diamonds has a propensity to do. Additionally, the most effective engagement rings of 2018 consist of antique interaction rings since the greenest engagement rings are those that are recycled as well as recycled. By buying an involvement ring that is antique, you are not adding to the new diamond ring market or the destruction of the setting.

Channel set ruby rings are also on the listing of finest involvement rings of 2018. Network collection engagement rings have the stones established within the band of the ring, so the top of the rock is despite the top of the ring. Network established rings are especially perfect because the rubies are safeguarded from being damaged because you could not get to the stone to chip them. Much more popular are network collection ruby rings made out of platinum, which has just recently grown in appeal. If you wish to get a ring that is a lot more unique, however, you can have a channel set engagement ring established with rocks apart from rubies. Sapphires are an especially prominent selection for interaction rings.

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5 Tips on What To Look For When Buying Diamonds For Wedding Rings

A wedding, or an engagement in  Newport, is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. One of the best ways of making the experience memorable is by choosing the right ring to symbolize the love you have for one another. While most couples would like to get the most beautiful ring they can lay their hands on, budgetary restrictions can be a challenge. However, it is possible to find an ideal ring based on your budget.

For anyone looking for precious diamonds for engagement rings and wedding rings in Newport, they should consider going about the process carefully. There are various dealers in the market, some of who may sell you fake diamonds. Here are a few useful tips on what to look for when looking for precious diamonds for engagement or wedding rings.

Consider the Diamond Cut

1. Any expert will tell you that the cut is the most important thing to consider when buying diamonds in Newport. The main reason behind this is that the cut usually influences the sparkle. A diamond may be clear and feature a high quality color grade, but if the cut is poor, it may still appear dull. The dealer you buy from should be able to cut your diamond in the proper proportions. If your budget can allow it, choose a diamond with the highest cut grade.

Diamond Color

2.  Contrary to common belief, lack of color in your diamonds denotes a higher color grade. Some people go for pale yellow diamond, without knowing that it is low quality. To avoid such an experience, ask the diamond dealer to give you grade H or higher. Near colorless diamond ranges from grade G to J, but it may be quite expensive.

Clarity Diamonds can also be chosen based on their clarity levels.

3. This is usually not a very important factor to consider, considering that the precious stones usually come with imperfections, known as inclusions. These tiny imperfections may not be easy to detect, and they may only be seen through a microscope. However, the fewer there are, the higher the clarity grade of your diamonds. If your budget can be stretched further, consider buying grade VS1 grade or higher.

Consider the Diamond’s Carat Weight

4.  Unlike common belief, carat does not mean the size of the diamond, but its actual weight. Carat and cut must be considered side by side, because no matter the size of the diamond, a poor cut grade can make your precious stones look smaller. Another important fact to keep in mind is that the more the weight of the diamond, the more you will pay for it. Therefore, you should consider going for a less heavy stone with a high grade cut.

Ask for Proof of Certification

5. There is nothing as unfortunate as buying diamonds for your special event only to realize that they are of poor quality, or that they were stolen. To avoid such an eventuality, always ask the dealer in Newport to show you the copy of diamond certification.

With these tips, you should be able to make the right choice when buying precious diamonds in Newport for you engagement or wedding.

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Newport How to Buy a Diamond And The 4 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Diamond

Not all sellers offer ruby grading laboratory records (also known as ruby quality reports) to their customers. So my basic guidance to you is to maintain your cash in your pocket when dealing with such jewelers.

Only acquire a ruby involvement ring if it includes the original diamond top quality record.

A lab record is an independent examination of the 4Cs of a loose ruby and consists of an outlined diagram of the stone's quality qualities and a graphic representation of the rock's proportions. Having such a record allows you to contrast rubies of different high qualities as well as inevitably helps you make a more informed purchasing choice.

A merchant could cut corners and also not supply a laboratory report or an unscrupulous vendor may offer a fake one because of the time, problem and expense he'll bear to obtaining a rock graded.

Yeah - there is a cost for grading a ruby (though that cost is eventually paid by the consumer), plus the shipping and insurance policy fees for sending out the diamond to the laboratory. And also allow us not neglect the chance cost of a jewelry expert not having the diamond in his store offer for sale for a couple of weeks while the grading occurs.

However, a diamond grading report could additionally not be offered due to the fact that the expenses to obtaining one may influence too heavily on the last cost of the ring. For instance, a 0.3 ct ruby ring costing $250 claim, may set you back around $75 to be graded as well as have the report number etched on the band on the ruby. As you search for that excellent diamond engagement ring for your sweetheart, you'll discover that there is an alphabet soup of laboratories claiming to give reputable ruby grading reports. But I would just place my money on ...

The Premier Diamond Grading Lab Information

Yes, all diamond quality records are not developed equivalent. Within the market, it is a consensus that both top laboratories are GIA-GTL (Gemological Institute of The U.S.A.'s Treasure Profession Lab) as well as the AGS (American Treasure Society Laboratories).

The GCAL (Treasure Accreditation and also Assurance Lab) likewise offers extremely pertained to reports or "ruby certifications" as they are referred to by GCAL. The GIA has the best worldwide track record for independence as well as consistency. Due to their continuous color as well as quality strictness guidelines, the world's biggest as well as most costly rubies have actually been sent out there for rating decades. In 2006, GIA-GTL added a two-dimensional cut grading system for round great rubies.

AGS utilizes the strictest cut standards in the market. It utilizes a three-dimensional light performance metric that could quality a number of diamond forms. As a matter of fact, it is the only cut grading system that is identified by the clinical community.

What is more, its Diamond Top quality Record makes use of an one-of-a-kind as well as proprietary 0 to 10 grading system to evaluate the 4 Cs - a system which is less complicated to understand than GIA's grading system. In truth, AGS even goes the additional action by relating their 0-10 rating scale to various other types of ranking. For instance, the conventional VS1 ruby clarity rating is a 3 on the AGS Ruby Quality File.

Ruby Coverage - The Drawbacks

1. Diamond grading is not standard or controlled as well as hence you might discover tier 2 laboratories that utilize looser standards to the tier 1 grading laboratories discussed over. If you purchase a diamond that has actually been rated by a rate 2 laboratory, you could wind up paying much more for a lesser quality diamond. So for example, a ruby ranked a "F" in color at a tier 2 laboratory could obtain a G, H, or lower color rating at an extra trusted laboratory. The sector likewise marks down rubies graded by lesser known laboratories by concerning 15-30% or more. So either you only acquire a diamond graded by a tier 1 laboratory or you accept that you could be getting a lower top quality diamond than exactly what is specified on the report if that diamond is graded by a lesser well-known lab.

2. Several big chain stores have huge agreements with lower recognized labs with "softer" ruby grading guidelines. Several of these softer laboratories placed "suggested substitute worths" on the laboratory reports - worths which are greater than exactly what shops plans offer the diamonds for. So a salesperson in a chain store may claim to you, "Take a look at the wonderful bargain you are obtaining here. We are selling you this diamond involvement ring for $2500 however the record claims that the recommended substitute worth is $4000." Wow - exactly what an offer - NOT! This is why it is much better that you rely on only independent rate 1 labs.

Likewise remember that reputable ruby rating records are not assessments and do not provide assessment figures. Diamond appraisals are typically grossly inflated and are not something you'll intend to rely upon.

3. Diamond records are filled with disclaimers that define that nothing is "licensed" or guaranteed which the labs are not accountable for mistakes. As a matter of fact, the GIA uses a please note of kinds on their web site regarding making use of the word "certify." The website claims:

"It is wrong to state that trainees, grads, their companies, or specific gemstones are "licensed" by GIA. The Gemological Institute of The U.S.A. does not license anyone or anything. Neither a trainee neither a grad that has been awarded a certification or diploma, neither a gem which has been graded or determined by GIA has actually been accredited by GIA".

So it is possible that you the customer is left holding the bag ought to an inaccuracy in a report is later found. Courts have regularly ruled that sellers, not laboratories, are liable for such errors. Why? Due to the fact that the labs indicated beforehand that their records could not be held accountable.

Thankfully, there are a pair means to give on your own much more buyer protection:

A. You can fly to India where jewelers supply a life time buyback plan to their consumers. As well pricey to fly?

B. You can find among the 20% of US jewelers who offer fully adhered rubies. These are diamonds that are offered with life time breakage, lifetime trade-in and also lifetime buyback plans.

C. Not as great a treatment as buying a totally bonded ruby however you might acquire a diamond that comes with a real "certificate" and not a record. "Qualified rubies do feature warranties" albeit for much shorter periods.

Certification Some vendors describe a "ruby record" as a "certified ruby" however practically this is not correct. From a lawful viewpoint, a ruby report is a merely an experienced point of view though in reality, facets of a diamond rating report are not just opinions.

For instance, a diamond's carat (weight) could be precisely established in addition to its cut quality by determining its optical effectiveness or by referring to a computer model. A certificate on the various other hand is a declaration of reality - a paper for which the provider accepts lawful obligation and will make restitution to the customer for errors.

Some leading ruby grading laboratories supply both reports and also certifications. AGS offers Ruby Top quality Files (non-certified records) and Diamond High quality Certificates. Diamond Quality Certifications are prepared specifically for AGS retail jewelers as well as supplies warranties from participating American Gem Culture member stores.

GCAL accredits it's ruby grading likewise. Its 100% money-back guarantee plan is valid for a duration of two years from the date on the relevant certificate. This policy makes sure the precision of the cut, color and also clearness grades and also the carat weight.

A report or certification must will have a number on it that might or might not be inscribed on a diamond. You will be able to get in that number on the web site of the certifying lab to check a record's validity.

Components Of A Ruby Grading Report Diamond grading reports are constantly developing yet specific aspect needs to remain the same. For instance, the:

The Record #. This number is provided and tape-recorded in a lab's document as well as may or could not be etched on a diamond's band. You could go into the report number on a grading laboratory's site to examine the authenticity of the diamond high quality report or to obtain more information regarding the ruby. Forming & Facet Style: This is the overview as well as the reducing design utilized for the facet setup. There are 3 standard facet designs - "fantastic cut, step cut and also blended reducing design" and 12 standard forms that include notables such as rounded dazzling and also princess cut" rubies.

Measurements: This refers to size (not weight) of a ruby. Dimension includes measurements such as size, width, weight and also size. A measurement is generally noted to the hundredth of a millimeter. Measurements play a massive role in just how a diamond glows.

Carat Weight: The weight of a diamond is measured to the hundredth of a carat and some even give such step to the thousandth of a carat weight (1.123 ct.). Carat is one of the most objective and also the easiest to understand of the 4Cs since all one has to do is weight the stone. Shade Grade: This tells you the degree of color absence in the diamond. The much less color the higher the grade.

Rubies are generally rated from D-Z; the closer to "D" the whiter the diamond. You must never ever see diamond shade array such as (G-H, I-J-K, and so forth) on a diamond record. You ought to only see color arrays on evaluations for rocks that are placed.

Clearness Grade: Basically every ruby has actually interior blemishes called additions and also external imperfections called acnes. A diamond is rated inning accordance with the dimension, kind, location and also quantity of these problems.

Clarity grades range from Remarkable (FL) - Included. Labs use a couple experts to grade the clarity of a ruby in order to think of a more exact reading.

Cut Grade: Much more recent diamond records include a cut grade for typical round fantastic diamonds. Cut thinks about the sparkle, fire as well as scintillation of the ruby. Cut quality ranges from Excellent - Poor.

Other components you could find on a ruby record include the gloss, balance, fluorescence and also proportion. Armed with this info, you are better able to earn an evaluation of the quality of ruby that is placed in an interaction ring.

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The Big 4 Cs For Loose Diamonds

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There are a number of designs of interaction rings of 2018 that are exceptionally fashionable. Whatever from lead diamond rings and also tinted rocks to "green" rings as well as channel set diamond rings ended up being preferred in 2018.

Pave diamond rings are rings with 3 or 4 rows of tiny, even-sized rubies that normally go around the whole ring. A larger center rock set over the remainder of the ring finishes the look. Pave diamond interaction rings are one of the ideal involvement rings of 2018 because they are a sophisticated choice for an involvement ring while developing a great deal of sparkle on a soon-to-be bride's ring finger. You'll likewise locate pave ruby wedding celebration bands that match your engagement ring and make it a lot more sparkly.

Colored stones have likewise expanded in appeal. Due to the fact that of this, rings with colored rubies are amongst the very best engagement rings of 2018. Diamonds come in a range of shades, including yellow, blue, pink, and also even black. True colored rubies are exceptionally uncommon, which makes them very expensive. A one-carat colored diamond can run upwards of ten thousand bucks. However, if you can not manage to spend this much money on an engagement ring, there are a couple of options that will still allow you to be stylish with a tinted stone. With the most up to date modern technology, you can acquire a man-made colored ruby. With the breakthroughs that have been made, lots of people can not inform the distinction in between a mined ruby and also a man-made one. If you buy or commission a synthetic diamond, you could pick whichever color you choose, as well as save numerous countless bucks in the meantime. Conversely, if you want a colored rock however don't need a diamond, emeralds, sapphires, as well as rubies make wonderful options for involvement rings and also are far less costly compared to mined colored diamonds.

Environment-friendly interaction rings are additionally among the most effective interaction rings of 2018. With more people worried regarding the setting as well as about the civils rights problems that border standard diamond mining, more people are seeking options to standard involvement rings. One possibility is to get an interaction ring that has a diamond that was mined in Canada rather than South Africa. Canada doesn't have the very same civils rights issues rotating around its ruby market, so it's considered to be more friendly to the world. Alternatively, getting a manufactured ruby ring is also taken into consideration to be more "green" since not just does it not have the very same civils rights issues that extracted diamonds do, however it doesn't damage the earth like mining for rubies tends to do. Alternatively, the most effective engagement rings of 2018 include antique involvement rings since the greenest involvement rings are those that are recycled and also recycled. By purchasing an involvement ring that is antique, you are not adding to the brand-new ruby ring market or the destruction of the atmosphere.

Channel set diamond rings are also on the list of best involvement rings of 2018. Network set involvement rings have the stones set within the band of the ring, so the top of the rock is despite having the top of the ring. Network established rings are particularly ideal because the diamonds are protected from being damaged due to the fact that you can not obtain to the stone to chip them. Much more prominent are channel collection ruby rings made out of platinum, which has actually lately grown in popularity. If you want to purchase a ring that is even a lot more unique, though, you could have a channel set interaction ring established with rocks various other compared to rubies. Sapphires are a specifically prominent choice for engagement rings.

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5 Tips on What To Look For When Buying Diamonds For Wedding Rings

A wedding, or an engagement in  Newport, is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. One of the best ways of making the experience memorable is by choosing the right ring to symbolize the love you have for one another. While most couples would like to get the most beautiful ring they can lay their hands on, budgetary restrictions can be a challenge. However, it is possible to find an ideal ring based on your budget.

For anyone looking for precious diamonds for engagement rings and wedding rings in Newport, they should consider going about the process carefully. There are various dealers in the market, some of who may sell you fake diamonds. Here are a few useful tips on what to look for when looking for precious diamonds for engagement or wedding rings.

Consider the Diamond Cut

1. Any expert will tell you that the cut is the most important thing to consider when buying diamonds in Newport. The main reason behind this is that the cut usually influences the sparkle. A diamond may be clear and feature a high quality color grade, but if the cut is poor, it may still appear dull. The dealer you buy from should be able to cut your diamond in the proper proportions. If your budget can allow it, choose a diamond with the highest cut grade.

Diamond Color

2.  Contrary to common belief, lack of color in your diamonds denotes a higher color grade. Some people go for pale yellow diamond, without knowing that it is low quality. To avoid such an experience, ask the diamond dealer to give you grade H or higher. Near colorless diamond ranges from grade G to J, but it may be quite expensive.

Clarity Diamonds can also be chosen based on their clarity levels.

3. This is usually not a very important factor to consider, considering that the precious stones usually come with imperfections, known as inclusions. These tiny imperfections may not be easy to detect, and they may only be seen through a microscope. However, the fewer there are, the higher the clarity grade of your diamonds. If your budget can be stretched further, consider buying grade VS1 grade or higher.

Consider the Diamond’s Carat Weight

4.  Unlike common belief, carat does not mean the size of the diamond, but its actual weight. Carat and cut must be considered side by side, because no matter the size of the diamond, a poor cut grade can make your precious stones look smaller. Another important fact to keep in mind is that the more the weight of the diamond, the more you will pay for it. Therefore, you should consider going for a less heavy stone with a high grade cut.

Ask for Proof of Certification

5. There is nothing as unfortunate as buying diamonds for your special event only to realize that they are of poor quality, or that they were stolen. To avoid such an eventuality, always ask the dealer in Newport to show you the copy of diamond certification.

With these tips, you should be able to make the right choice when buying precious diamonds in Newport for you engagement or wedding.

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Newport How to Buy a Diamond And The 4 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Diamond

To start our attribute on different kinds of gemstones, we will start with the most effective and most popular gems of them all the ruby. The diamond is the best gems. It has few weaknesses and also numerous staminas. It glows with its amazing value and also emotional worth. It is utilized in wedding rings to stand for endless love or used as gifts/jewelry to be provided to loved ones. However the diamond is so much even more than its infinite appeal.

The diamond acquires its name from the Greek work adamas indicating unbeatable. In firmness, there is no comparison. The diamond prices in the Mohs range a 10 which is the hardest material on Earth. Its cutting resistance is 140 times that of the ruby and sapphire, the gemstones(Corundum) that are next in the Mohs range in hardness. The diamond's optical buildings such as luster and rigidness make it special and also quickly differentiated from various other imitations. Enjoy!

* History of Diamonds

The very first taped ruby go back around 800 B.C. in India. Some believe it also dated back 6,000 years back. The rubies were made use of as attractive purposes and as talismans to ward off bad and supply protection in battle. Throughout the Dark Ages, diamonds were even specified to be used as a medical help. Religious medical professionals also told patients that if they hold a diamond in a hand as well as make the sign of the cross would, it would heal and health problem and heal injuries.

Rubies came to be more popular during the 19th century due to discovery of diamond deposits in South Africa. This exploration results in boosted supply, enhanced reducing and also brightening methods, as well as growth in economic climate. In 1979, rock hounds found the Argyle pipe in Australia which to this day is the richest ruby down payment worldwide. Argyle, ever since, alone is responsible for providing over one third of the world's diamonds yearly.

* Diamonds: Just how are they developed?

Diamonds includes an allotrope of carbons that are developed in high-pressure, high-temperature conditions. Rubies are produced 90 miles under the Planet's surface at temperatures of regarding 2200 levels Fahrenheit. Diamonds are developed deep within the planet as well as at some point, over very lengthy durations of time, press their way to the planet's surface area, usually through volcanic eruptions.

The age of these diamonds from below the surface area of the earth are from 1 to 3.3 billion years of ages! When rubies are created as well as start their climb to the earth's surface, they go with networks where the magma from the volcano rises to the surface, getting rubies along the road as well as at some point depositing them externally, where they are eventually discovered and also mined.

* The 4 C's of Diamonds

There are 4 distinctive characteristics that figure out the value and top quality of a diamond. These are the shade, cut, clarity and carat. Otherwise called the 4 C's of a ruby. In the adhering to, we will certainly discuss these attributes thoroughly.

* Shade

In the last newsletter, we touch based on the shade of gems as being one of the most vital function due to the reality that shade is the most evident function. The perfect diamond must appear clear and also colorless however this is not the case for all diamonds. Diamonds can be available in any kind of color of the rainbow most typical shade is a color of yellow or brown. The Geological Institute of America(GIA) have designed a standard to grade ruby shade. This standard consists of a lettering system that varies from the alphabet D - Z. Please see listed below:

D E F No Shade G H I J Almost Anemic K L M Faintly tinted, can not barely be seen and also normally yellow in color N O P Q R Lightly tinted, typically yellow. Can be seen with the naked eye S T U V W X Y Z Tinted, starts from yellow as well as advances to brown

* Quality

The cut a diamond is figured out by the diamond's percentage such as its shape, size and also depth. The cut determines just what is called the ruby's "brilliance". Also if the ruby itself has ideal color and also clearness, with an inadequate cut the ruby will certainly have a plain radiance. This is since the cut establishes just how light travels within the ruby. The Gemological Institute of America has actually also designed a clarity grading system to rank diamond clarity. This grading system includes Remarkable (Fl), Inside Remarkable (IF), Extremely Extremely Somewhat Consisted Of (VV1 or VV2), Very Slightly Included(VS1 or VS2), Slightly Consisted Of(SI1 or SI2), as well as Consisted Of(I1, I2, as well as I3). Although this system had actually been contributed to the diamond market, it is not extensively used. This is due to that it took a whole lot of technique and also training to incorporate it.

* Cut

The cut a ruby is figured out by the ruby's percentage such as its shape, width and also deepness. The cut determines exactly what is called the ruby's "radiance". Even if the ruby itself has perfect shade and quality, with an inadequate cut the ruby will have a boring luster. This is since the cut identifies exactly how light journeys within the ruby.

There are 3 types of cuts that could determine the diamond's brilliance. These are a shallow cut, a cut that is as well deep and perfect cut. A shallow cut is a cut of a ruby that is also low, that light traveling through it is shed on the base of the stone and also does not return into sight. This cut makes a ruby appear lifeless and boring. A cut that is too deep is a cut that is too expensive, that light traveling through it runs away with the sides and also darkens the rock. An excellent cut is an ideal cut on a diamond that reflects light to the top of the rock, offering it ideal sparkle.

* Carat

As specified on the last e-newsletter, a single carat(ct) weighs regarding 200 milligrams or.2 grams. For smaller carat weight rubies that consider much less compared to a carat weight, it is expressed as factors (pt). Points are 1/100 of a carat. Carat weight of a ruby is essential because of that larger diamonds are rarer compared to smaller sized ones, so essentially the larger the ruby the a lot more costly it is. There is no basic grading system or layout that can reveal various carat weight. This is because there are numerous variants of diamonds in shape as well as cut, which makes rocks of comparable weight, look various.

* Replica Diamonds

Given that rubies are the most valuable and rarest of all the gemstones, efforts have been made to replicate or perhaps boost diamonds making use of more economical alternatives. A great deal of times, sincere errors have been made and these options or various other gemstones such as spinel were sometimes confused with actual diamonds. In some situations, some dishonest individuals try to market these alternatives to misfortunate buyers in order to earnings. Below we will certainly discuss about these alternatives and also ways to determine them.

* Artificial Diamonds

Synthetic rubies are rubies that are grown made in a laboratory. The very first well-known situations of ruby synthesis were asserted to be recorded in between 1879 - 1928, but this was never confirmed. It had not been till the 1940's where research began in the United States, Sweden, Soviet Union started researching. Artificial diamonds are or else called High Stress High Temperature (HPHT) diamonds or Chemical Vapor Deposit (CVD) diamonds. The name of both these artificial rubies originates from the processes used to develop them. Some of these synthetic rubies can either have higher, lower or comparable qualities compared to that of a diamond. Therefore, these synthetic rubies are utilized for abrasives, cutting and also polishing tools, as well as changes in power plant.

* Simulants

Simulants are non-diamond substances that are utilized to replicate the look or even the shape of a diamond. The most standard and also popular simulant is cubic zirconia (CZ). CZ at plain sight could sparkle even more than a diamond and it is much less thick, meaning that a 1 carat CZ will certainly be much larger compared to a 1 carat weight ruby. Nowadays, a much more popular simulant is moissanite, which has all the same attributes of a ruby. These attributes include hardness (Moissanite-9.25 and diamond-10 in Mohs range), refractive index(Moissanite -2.65 and ruby -2.42) and dispersion (Moissanite -.104 as well as diamond -.044). This makes it hard to differentiate the 2 at ordinary sight and also would often require testers to discriminate. In the next section we will certainly discuss how you can recognize moissanites and also other imitations.

* Genuine or Counterfeit?

An old method of recognizing rubies is to do a scrape test. This calls for scratching a ruby with one more diamond which is damaging and also is seldom used nowadays. The very best and most dependable method to check for rubies is to utilize testers that make use of thermal conductivity. These testers are composed of battery powered thermistors placed with a retractable copper suggestion. This tester works by injecting the warmth into the evaluated stone then the device determines the quantity of warm that it performs. Nevertheless thermal conductivity testers works best to differentiate rubies and its various other simulants, it will certainly not help differentiate laboratory produced or synthetic rocks. To be able to determine these, certain optical techniques are required. Laboratories use methods such as spectroscopy, microscopy and also luminescence in order to figure out a certain rocks beginning. The typical individual could make use of loupes as well as microscopic lens to distinguish artificial rocks. All-natural rubies typically have minor imperfections and problems such as inclusions or some kind of international product, which will certainly not be discovered in synthetics.

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What Are Color Enhanced Diamonds as well as Are They For You?

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In an ideal world with unlimited budgets and an infinite supply of diamonds, everyone would have beautifully cut "D Flawless" diamonds. In the real world every diamond is unique. There are plenty of gorgeous diamonds to go around - you just need to know how to find one. Choosing a diamond is about balancing several factors to make the most of your budget. Each factor contributes to the beauty and prestige of your diamond. I will explain these factors so you will be prepared to make an informed decision about your diamond purchase.

FACTOR 1: CARAT WEIGHT

People often use the word Carat when discussing how big a diamond is, however "Carat" actually refers to the weight of a diamond. There is no rule as to what carat weight you should buy, but you'll doubtless have heard that "bigger is better." If you ask me, I think bigger is great but you shouldn't forget about the other aspects of a diamond's quality.

A useful tip: if you're looking at Certified Diamonds, you may find it valuable to compare the diameters of different diamonds. Since every diamond is individually cut, some may appear larger than others of the same weight.

FACTOR 2: SHAPE

Approximately 75% of diamonds sold worldwide are Round Brilliants. Rounds diamonds are the most popular, most brilliant, and most expensive. If you are purchasing a diamond as a surprise, Round Brilliant is generally your safest bet.

There is no real hierarchy of shapes being better or worse - it is truly a matter of personal preference. Princess Cuts are the second most popular, and a classic alternative to round diamonds. Cushion Cuts are trendy and have a beautiful vintage look. If you want something different but not too crazy, try an Oval Cut, Asscher Cut, or Radiant Cut diamond.

While no shape is better, there are some significant differences between shapes. Take for example, the radiant cut vs the emerald cut. Though they are a similar shape, the extra facets of the radiant cut give it additional fire and sparkle. If you prefer the emerald cut's understated elegance, consider that it's easier to spot any imperfections and select a higher clarity grade.

Another tip: Diamonds (even round diamonds) may not be perfectly symmetrical. It's nothing to worry about if your diamond's width does not precisely match its height, but if your diamond is much longer than it is wide it may not be what you're expecting. This is especially the case in shapes like Cushion and Oval, where a more asymmetrical diamond might look "skinny", with much of the fire and brilliance concentrated at the ends.

FACTOR 3: CUT

"Cut" refers to a diamond's finish and proportions, and is critical in determining its beauty. Getting the angles right ensures a beautiful diamond that's full of life. In many cases it can be more difficult to spot flaws in a fiery, brilliant diamond. Cut is generally graded in five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Excellent is the highest graded awarded by GIA (whereas other labs may use terms like "ideal" or numbers like "0"). If you want to play safe, stick to "Very Good" and "Excellent" cuts when you choose your diamond.

FACTOR 4: CLARITY

Almost all diamonds have naturally¬ occurring features called "inclusions." Inclusions form as the diamond crystallizes deep underground, and they are unique to each diamond. They take many different forms, and can help you identify a diamond as your own. However, large and prominent inclusions can detract from the beauty of a diamond.

There are many different types of inclusions, and not all are created equal. If your diamond certificate has an "inclusion map," check where the inclusions are. Try to find a diamond with inclusions near the edge where they will be masked by sparkle or hidden by the setting of your diamond. If your budget is limited, I recommend buying "SI" clarity or better. "SI" stands for "Slightly Included." With close inspection you can usually spot the inclusions in an SI¬ graded diamond, but these inclusions will most likely not be visible once your diamond is set in jewellery. If you want to be sure your diamond will look "eye clean", even up close, I recommend selecting a VS2 clarity diamond or better. "VS" stands for "Very Slight Inclusion," and imperfections in VS clarity stones are rarely seen by the naked eye.

FACTOR 5: COLOUR

The term "colour" usually refers to how much warm tint is in a diamond. The scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (very strongly tinted yellow or brown). Pure white diamonds are considered more desirable, and are more expensive. Warmer¬-hued diamonds (such as K, L, and M) are not necessarily less attractive, but they are significantly less valuable.

Conventional wisdom is to select J colour or better. Personally, I love G and H colour diamonds ¬- they hit the "sweet spot" where most people will not notice colour in the diamond unless they're doing a direct comparison. However, an I or J colour diamond that is well cut and has a lot of life can give you a beautiful diamond at a bargain price.

Depending on how they are cut, different diamonds will display colour differently. This is why colour grades are assigned by looking at a diamond upside¬down. Generally, more¬ brilliant diamonds show their colour less than less brilliant diamonds.

FACTOR 6: FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence has a bad rep, and most of it is unfair. Diamond Fluorescence refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra¬violet light. Fluorescent diamonds can glow any one of several colours, but the most common is blue. In rare cases fluorescence can cause your diamond to have a milky appearance when viewed in direct daylight. This is most often the case with strong or very strong fluorescence and D/E/F colour diamonds.

However, there are many, many more cases where blue fluorescence is a positive thing. Imagine you were shining a blue light on a yellow diamond... the blue tint can make your diamond look whiter. If your diamond falls in the "near colourless," "lightly tinted," or "tinted" range I recommend looking for medium blue or faint blue fluorescence.

Warning: Green, red, and yellow fluorescence are rare, and they will not have the same benefit. If you are interested in a diamond that has strong blue, very strong blue, green, red, or yellow fluorescence, I recommend asking your salesperson to show you your diamond outside in natural daylight. If you're buying online, contact the seller prior to making your purchase so they can examine the diamond first in natural daylight.

FACTOR 7: GRADER

This should always be your first question: Says who? Every diamond grading laboratory has different standards, so comparing diamonds graded by different sources is extremely unreliable. One grader might grade a diamond K SI2, and another might call that same diamond F VS2. I know that sounds crazy, but I see it happen all the time.

The most reputable and consistent grading laboratories are GIA, AGS, IGI, and HRD. GIA is considered the global standard worldwide. AGS is a popular alternative in the U.S.A. while IGI and HRD are more common in Europe.

EGL is tricky because there are EGL labs all over the world, and some of them do a great job while others can be less reliable. We strongly recommend caution when buying an EGL certified diamond unless it's from EGL-¬USA.

Many diamonds are assigned grades by valuation companies and in-¬house graders. If your diamond does not come with a report from a major laboratory, you should always ask where the grader trained. He or she should be certified by a major grading laboratory: GIA, AGS, IGI, or HRD. Be smart and be cautious about reports done by uncertified shop owners, salespeople, or valuation companies.

SELECTING YOUR DIAMOND

You can choose to purchase your diamond online, or from a retail store. If you prefer to purchase your diamond in a retail store, avoid the big chains and shop with smaller independent jewellers. Many independent jewellers are actually significantly less expensive than their large competitors. (You don't have to take my word for it - shop around and you'll quickly learn that this is true). This way you'll buy a better quality diamond and - if you wish - you'll have the opportunity to design your own hand-made engagement ring setting.

If you choose to shop online, I would recommend comparing prices and service across several websites. Be sure that the company ships from your country - otherwise you'll be hit with expensive duty and GST. Always make sure you call or e-mail customer service and have them hand-inspect your diamond before you complete your purchase. Sometimes a diamond may seem like a great deal, but it could have an unfortunate inclusion, asymmetrical cut, or be negatively impacted by fluoresence. And above all, make sure you have an easy and affordable way to return the diamond if it doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. Online shopping is the best way to get a great deal on a diamond for your engagement ring, diamond studs, or pendant - just review this article, be reasonably cautious, and have fun.

___________________________________________

Rose Gold Diamond Necklace in Virginia

Princess Cut Gold in Newport

5 Tips on What To Look For When Buying Diamonds For Wedding Rings

A wedding, or an engagement in  Newport, is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. One of the best ways of making the experience memorable is by choosing the right ring to symbolize the love you have for one another. While most couples would like to get the most beautiful ring they can lay their hands on, budgetary restrictions can be a challenge. However, it is possible to find an ideal ring based on your budget.

For anyone looking for precious diamonds for engagement rings and wedding rings in Newport, they should consider going about the process carefully. There are various dealers in the market, some of who may sell you fake diamonds. Here are a few useful tips on what to look for when looking for precious diamonds for engagement or wedding rings.

Consider the Diamond Cut

1. Any expert will tell you that the cut is the most important thing to consider when buying diamonds in Newport. The main reason behind this is that the cut usually influences the sparkle. A diamond may be clear and feature a high quality color grade, but if the cut is poor, it may still appear dull. The dealer you buy from should be able to cut your diamond in the proper proportions. If your budget can allow it, choose a diamond with the highest cut grade.

Diamond Color

2.  Contrary to common belief, lack of color in your diamonds denotes a higher color grade. Some people go for pale yellow diamond, without knowing that it is low quality. To avoid such an experience, ask the diamond dealer to give you grade H or higher. Near colorless diamond ranges from grade G to J, but it may be quite expensive.

Clarity Diamonds can also be chosen based on their clarity levels.

3. This is usually not a very important factor to consider, considering that the precious stones usually come with imperfections, known as inclusions. These tiny imperfections may not be easy to detect, and they may only be seen through a microscope. However, the fewer there are, the higher the clarity grade of your diamonds. If your budget can be stretched further, consider buying grade VS1 grade or higher.

Consider the Diamond’s Carat Weight

4.  Unlike common belief, carat does not mean the size of the diamond, but its actual weight. Carat and cut must be considered side by side, because no matter the size of the diamond, a poor cut grade can make your precious stones look smaller. Another important fact to keep in mind is that the more the weight of the diamond, the more you will pay for it. Therefore, you should consider going for a less heavy stone with a high grade cut.

Ask for Proof of Certification

5. There is nothing as unfortunate as buying diamonds for your special event only to realize that they are of poor quality, or that they were stolen. To avoid such an eventuality, always ask the dealer in Newport to show you the copy of diamond certification.

With these tips, you should be able to make the right choice when buying precious diamonds in Newport for you engagement or wedding.

eternity ring

Newport How to Buy a Diamond And The 4 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Diamond

Just how are diamond cut qualities assigned?

This is where points begin to obtain made complex. The techniques used to quantitatively examine the top quality of a cut differ. The means the GIA establishes what a diamond's cut grade must be, as an example, differs in extremely specific ways from the way various other certifiers like the AGS do it. In most instances, these organizations don't divulge the specific information of the processes they make use of.

The form of a ruby additionally makes a difference with regard to exactly how its cut grade is determined. Although there are some fundamental standards that continue to be the exact same for any kind of diamond, the exact methods utilized to quality a round ruby's cut are various from those used to quality a heart-shaped diamond's cut.

The remainder of this description will certainly concentrate on round diamonds, as this is by much the most usual diamond form. One of the aspects influencing the cut grade of a round diamond is the variety of facets it has. Facets are the level, specified locations on the surface area of a diamond. The aspects on round rubies are typically triangular. Currently, it's assumed that the perfect round ruby ought to have 33 facets on the crown (the section of the diamond that sits above the band, which itself is the widest point of the diamond) and 25 on the structure (the reduced, much longer area of the diamond). When there are blemishes on the surface area of the ruby, cutters might add additional facets in order to obscure them. This leads to a deterioration in the overall high quality of the cut.

While the facet matter is generally decideded upon as a great way of judging the quality of a diamond cut, there are other points on which gemologists frequently differ. Some of the various other variables used by some authorities to assist determine cut grades consist of the height of the ruby's crown, the deepness of the pavilion, the diameter of the table (the top of the crown), and the angles of the crown and pavilion.

The American Standard standard for round diamonds requires a crown elevation of 16.2%, pavilion deepness of 43.1%, and also table size of 53% of the total girdle size. The Suitable Brilliant criteria, however, requires 19.2% crown elevation, 40% pavilion depth, and 56.5% table size. While these distinctions could be challenging for novices to determine, they are an excellent illustration of the difficulties linked with producing a basic evaluation of a diamond's cut.

Although there are some disagreements regarding the specific proportions that make up the best diamond cut, for potential diamond buyers, the most essential point to recognize is that diamond certifications provided by organizations like the AGS and also GIA are reliable and also meaningful. Trusted diamond vendors base the prices at which they get and also offer rubies on the cut as well as the remainder of the "4 Cs." When you acquire a diamond, you do not need to bother with the understanding of what makes a great ruby cut transforming a lot that the worth of your diamond will certainly be significantly impacted.

Which ruby cut quality stands for the most effective worth?

Which kind of diamond is best for you mostly depends upon your budget. For customers that want to purchase them, suppliers generally recommend rubies with the greatest possible cut grades. Nonetheless, this might be because of some self-involvement on their component.

The other 3 Cs have an influence on diamond rates as well, so it can be hard to determine the specific distinction in rate between a Suitable or Excellent cut ruby as well as a Really Great cut. For informal purchasers as well as budget-conscious investors alike, rubies with a Really Great or Great cut quality could stand for an excellent value. This is because, while they could be much more economical compared to otherwise equal Perfect or Excellent cut diamonds, the visible difference in high quality is very little.

At the same time, don't hesitate to utilize your discernment. If, for example, you come across a ruby with a Perfect reduced ranking which has good scores in the other categories and is still within your budget, then you should certainly consider it, as long as you're taking care of a trustworthy vendor.

4 ct ring

The Big 4 Cs For Loose Diamonds

Newport

In an ideal world with unlimited budgets and an infinite supply of diamonds, everyone would have beautifully cut "D Flawless" diamonds. In the real world every diamond is unique. There are plenty of gorgeous diamonds to go around - you just need to know how to find one. Choosing a diamond is about balancing several factors to make the most of your budget. Each factor contributes to the beauty and prestige of your diamond. I will explain these factors so you will be prepared to make an informed decision about your diamond purchase.

FACTOR 1: CARAT WEIGHT

People often use the word Carat when discussing how big a diamond is, however "Carat" actually refers to the weight of a diamond. There is no rule as to what carat weight you should buy, but you'll doubtless have heard that "bigger is better." If you ask me, I think bigger is great but you shouldn't forget about the other aspects of a diamond's quality.

A useful tip: if you're looking at Certified Diamonds, you may find it valuable to compare the diameters of different diamonds. Since every diamond is individually cut, some may appear larger than others of the same weight.

FACTOR 2: SHAPE

Approximately 75% of diamonds sold worldwide are Round Brilliants. Rounds diamonds are the most popular, most brilliant, and most expensive. If you are purchasing a diamond as a surprise, Round Brilliant is generally your safest bet.

There is no real hierarchy of shapes being better or worse - it is truly a matter of personal preference. Princess Cuts are the second most popular, and a classic alternative to round diamonds. Cushion Cuts are trendy and have a beautiful vintage look. If you want something different but not too crazy, try an Oval Cut, Asscher Cut, or Radiant Cut diamond.

While no shape is better, there are some significant differences between shapes. Take for example, the radiant cut vs the emerald cut. Though they are a similar shape, the extra facets of the radiant cut give it additional fire and sparkle. If you prefer the emerald cut's understated elegance, consider that it's easier to spot any imperfections and select a higher clarity grade.

Another tip: Diamonds (even round diamonds) may not be perfectly symmetrical. It's nothing to worry about if your diamond's width does not precisely match its height, but if your diamond is much longer than it is wide it may not be what you're expecting. This is especially the case in shapes like Cushion and Oval, where a more asymmetrical diamond might look "skinny", with much of the fire and brilliance concentrated at the ends.

FACTOR 3: CUT

"Cut" refers to a diamond's finish and proportions, and is critical in determining its beauty. Getting the angles right ensures a beautiful diamond that's full of life. In many cases it can be more difficult to spot flaws in a fiery, brilliant diamond. Cut is generally graded in five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Excellent is the highest graded awarded by GIA (whereas other labs may use terms like "ideal" or numbers like "0"). If you want to play safe, stick to "Very Good" and "Excellent" cuts when you choose your diamond.

FACTOR 4: CLARITY

Almost all diamonds have naturally¬ occurring features called "inclusions." Inclusions form as the diamond crystallizes deep underground, and they are unique to each diamond. They take many different forms, and can help you identify a diamond as your own. However, large and prominent inclusions can detract from the beauty of a diamond.

There are many different types of inclusions, and not all are created equal. If your diamond certificate has an "inclusion map," check where the inclusions are. Try to find a diamond with inclusions near the edge where they will be masked by sparkle or hidden by the setting of your diamond. If your budget is limited, I recommend buying "SI" clarity or better. "SI" stands for "Slightly Included." With close inspection you can usually spot the inclusions in an SI¬ graded diamond, but these inclusions will most likely not be visible once your diamond is set in jewellery. If you want to be sure your diamond will look "eye clean", even up close, I recommend selecting a VS2 clarity diamond or better. "VS" stands for "Very Slight Inclusion," and imperfections in VS clarity stones are rarely seen by the naked eye.

FACTOR 5: COLOUR

The term "colour" usually refers to how much warm tint is in a diamond. The scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (very strongly tinted yellow or brown). Pure white diamonds are considered more desirable, and are more expensive. Warmer¬-hued diamonds (such as K, L, and M) are not necessarily less attractive, but they are significantly less valuable.

Conventional wisdom is to select J colour or better. Personally, I love G and H colour diamonds ¬- they hit the "sweet spot" where most people will not notice colour in the diamond unless they're doing a direct comparison. However, an I or J colour diamond that is well cut and has a lot of life can give you a beautiful diamond at a bargain price.

Depending on how they are cut, different diamonds will display colour differently. This is why colour grades are assigned by looking at a diamond upside¬down. Generally, more¬ brilliant diamonds show their colour less than less brilliant diamonds.

FACTOR 6: FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence has a bad rep, and most of it is unfair. Diamond Fluorescence refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra¬violet light. Fluorescent diamonds can glow any one of several colours, but the most common is blue. In rare cases fluorescence can cause your diamond to have a milky appearance when viewed in direct daylight. This is most often the case with strong or very strong fluorescence and D/E/F colour diamonds.

However, there are many, many more cases where blue fluorescence is a positive thing. Imagine you were shining a blue light on a yellow diamond... the blue tint can make your diamond look whiter. If your diamond falls in the "near colourless," "lightly tinted," or "tinted" range I recommend looking for medium blue or faint blue fluorescence.

Warning: Green, red, and yellow fluorescence are rare, and they will not have the same benefit. If you are interested in a diamond that has strong blue, very strong blue, green, red, or yellow fluorescence, I recommend asking your salesperson to show you your diamond outside in natural daylight. If you're buying online, contact the seller prior to making your purchase so they can examine the diamond first in natural daylight.

FACTOR 7: GRADER

This should always be your first question: Says who? Every diamond grading laboratory has different standards, so comparing diamonds graded by different sources is extremely unreliable. One grader might grade a diamond K SI2, and another might call that same diamond F VS2. I know that sounds crazy, but I see it happen all the time.

The most reputable and consistent grading laboratories are GIA, AGS, IGI, and HRD. GIA is considered the global standard worldwide. AGS is a popular alternative in the U.S.A. while IGI and HRD are more common in Europe.

EGL is tricky because there are EGL labs all over the world, and some of them do a great job while others can be less reliable. We strongly recommend caution when buying an EGL certified diamond unless it's from EGL-¬USA.

Many diamonds are assigned grades by valuation companies and in-¬house graders. If your diamond does not come with a report from a major laboratory, you should always ask where the grader trained. He or she should be certified by a major grading laboratory: GIA, AGS, IGI, or HRD. Be smart and be cautious about reports done by uncertified shop owners, salespeople, or valuation companies.

SELECTING YOUR DIAMOND

You can choose to purchase your diamond online, or from a retail store. If you prefer to purchase your diamond in a retail store, avoid the big chains and shop with smaller independent jewellers. Many independent jewellers are actually significantly less expensive than their large competitors. (You don't have to take my word for it - shop around and you'll quickly learn that this is true). This way you'll buy a better quality diamond and - if you wish - you'll have the opportunity to design your own hand-made engagement ring setting.

If you choose to shop online, I would recommend comparing prices and service across several websites. Be sure that the company ships from your country - otherwise you'll be hit with expensive duty and GST. Always make sure you call or e-mail customer service and have them hand-inspect your diamond before you complete your purchase. Sometimes a diamond may seem like a great deal, but it could have an unfortunate inclusion, asymmetrical cut, or be negatively impacted by fluoresence. And above all, make sure you have an easy and affordable way to return the diamond if it doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. Online shopping is the best way to get a great deal on a diamond for your engagement ring, diamond studs, or pendant - just review this article, be reasonably cautious, and have fun.

___________________________________________

Rose Gold Diamond Necklace in Virginia

White Gold Wedding Bands in Newport

5 Tips on What To Look For When Buying Diamonds For Wedding Rings

A wedding, or an engagement in  Newport, is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. One of the best ways of making the experience memorable is by choosing the right ring to symbolize the love you have for one another. While most couples would like to get the most beautiful ring they can lay their hands on, budgetary restrictions can be a challenge. However, it is possible to find an ideal ring based on your budget.

For anyone looking for precious diamonds for engagement rings and wedding rings in Newport, they should consider going about the process carefully. There are various dealers in the market, some of who may sell you fake diamonds. Here are a few useful tips on what to look for when looking for precious diamonds for engagement or wedding rings.

Consider the Diamond Cut

1. Any expert will tell you that the cut is the most important thing to consider when buying diamonds in Newport. The main reason behind this is that the cut usually influences the sparkle. A diamond may be clear and feature a high quality color grade, but if the cut is poor, it may still appear dull. The dealer you buy from should be able to cut your diamond in the proper proportions. If your budget can allow it, choose a diamond with the highest cut grade.

Diamond Color

2.  Contrary to common belief, lack of color in your diamonds denotes a higher color grade. Some people go for pale yellow diamond, without knowing that it is low quality. To avoid such an experience, ask the diamond dealer to give you grade H or higher. Near colorless diamond ranges from grade G to J, but it may be quite expensive.

Clarity Diamonds can also be chosen based on their clarity levels.

3. This is usually not a very important factor to consider, considering that the precious stones usually come with imperfections, known as inclusions. These tiny imperfections may not be easy to detect, and they may only be seen through a microscope. However, the fewer there are, the higher the clarity grade of your diamonds. If your budget can be stretched further, consider buying grade VS1 grade or higher.

Consider the Diamond’s Carat Weight

4.  Unlike common belief, carat does not mean the size of the diamond, but its actual weight. Carat and cut must be considered side by side, because no matter the size of the diamond, a poor cut grade can make your precious stones look smaller. Another important fact to keep in mind is that the more the weight of the diamond, the more you will pay for it. Therefore, you should consider going for a less heavy stone with a high grade cut.

Ask for Proof of Certification

5. There is nothing as unfortunate as buying diamonds for your special event only to realize that they are of poor quality, or that they were stolen. To avoid such an eventuality, always ask the dealer in Newport to show you the copy of diamond certification.

With these tips, you should be able to make the right choice when buying precious diamonds in Newport for you engagement or wedding.

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Newport How to Buy a Diamond And The 4 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Diamond

Interaction rings are offered in a variety of designs, rocks, cuts and forms. Amongst all the kinds of stones used in involvement rings, diamonds are the most priceless as well as suitable ones. Their sparkle genuinely has the capacity to win a woman's heart. There is an incredible collection of ruby engagement rings available on the market. A few of the rings are designer creations, which are developed based on the customer's selection. They can additionally be called personalized diamond engagement rings. A few of the jewelry experts provide the consumers with the ability of seasoned developers to bring magic to the or else normal attributes and shapes.

Designer ruby engagement rings are not only made inning accordance with the selection of consumer but also match their budget plan. These rings are budget friendly, as as compared to the various other diamond involvement rings. The purchasers could select their very own ring setups and match the rubies, to create an unique piece of jewelry for loved ones. Many of the developer diamond engagement rings are made in white gold, yellow gold and also platinum. Aside from the setups as well as ruby selection, there are a variety of various other details that play a vital duty in creating a ring. Besides selecting a certain layout, it is vital for the buyers to maintain in mind the different mixes of styles. The width, thickness as well as accurate dimension of the rings are likewise crucial as well as must be thought about while making a diamond interaction ring. The majority of these rings take about 6 to 8 weeks to be made.

Designer ruby engagement rings are very good choices, compared with the readymade rings easily offered. These rings offer more satisfaction to the buyers as well as are unique, owing to the personal touch. They give the buyer to deal with the design and also selection of stone as well as individualize the creation.

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Phony Or Actual Diamond And Is This Right For You

Newport

In an ideal world with unlimited budgets and an infinite supply of diamonds, everyone would have beautifully cut "D Flawless" diamonds. In the real world every diamond is unique. There are plenty of gorgeous diamonds to go around - you just need to know how to find one. Choosing a diamond is about balancing several factors to make the most of your budget. Each factor contributes to the beauty and prestige of your diamond. I will explain these factors so you will be prepared to make an informed decision about your diamond purchase.

FACTOR 1: CARAT WEIGHT

People often use the word Carat when discussing how big a diamond is, however "Carat" actually refers to the weight of a diamond. There is no rule as to what carat weight you should buy, but you'll doubtless have heard that "bigger is better." If you ask me, I think bigger is great but you shouldn't forget about the other aspects of a diamond's quality.

A useful tip: if you're looking at Certified Diamonds, you may find it valuable to compare the diameters of different diamonds. Since every diamond is individually cut, some may appear larger than others of the same weight.

FACTOR 2: SHAPE

Approximately 75% of diamonds sold worldwide are Round Brilliants. Rounds diamonds are the most popular, most brilliant, and most expensive. If you are purchasing a diamond as a surprise, Round Brilliant is generally your safest bet.

There is no real hierarchy of shapes being better or worse - it is truly a matter of personal preference. Princess Cuts are the second most popular, and a classic alternative to round diamonds. Cushion Cuts are trendy and have a beautiful vintage look. If you want something different but not too crazy, try an Oval Cut, Asscher Cut, or Radiant Cut diamond.

While no shape is better, there are some significant differences between shapes. Take for example, the radiant cut vs the emerald cut. Though they are a similar shape, the extra facets of the radiant cut give it additional fire and sparkle. If you prefer the emerald cut's understated elegance, consider that it's easier to spot any imperfections and select a higher clarity grade.

Another tip: Diamonds (even round diamonds) may not be perfectly symmetrical. It's nothing to worry about if your diamond's width does not precisely match its height, but if your diamond is much longer than it is wide it may not be what you're expecting. This is especially the case in shapes like Cushion and Oval, where a more asymmetrical diamond might look "skinny", with much of the fire and brilliance concentrated at the ends.

FACTOR 3: CUT

"Cut" refers to a diamond's finish and proportions, and is critical in determining its beauty. Getting the angles right ensures a beautiful diamond that's full of life. In many cases it can be more difficult to spot flaws in a fiery, brilliant diamond. Cut is generally graded in five categories: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Excellent is the highest graded awarded by GIA (whereas other labs may use terms like "ideal" or numbers like "0"). If you want to play safe, stick to "Very Good" and "Excellent" cuts when you choose your diamond.

FACTOR 4: CLARITY

Almost all diamonds have naturally¬ occurring features called "inclusions." Inclusions form as the diamond crystallizes deep underground, and they are unique to each diamond. They take many different forms, and can help you identify a diamond as your own. However, large and prominent inclusions can detract from the beauty of a diamond.

There are many different types of inclusions, and not all are created equal. If your diamond certificate has an "inclusion map," check where the inclusions are. Try to find a diamond with inclusions near the edge where they will be masked by sparkle or hidden by the setting of your diamond. If your budget is limited, I recommend buying "SI" clarity or better. "SI" stands for "Slightly Included." With close inspection you can usually spot the inclusions in an SI¬ graded diamond, but these inclusions will most likely not be visible once your diamond is set in jewellery. If you want to be sure your diamond will look "eye clean", even up close, I recommend selecting a VS2 clarity diamond or better. "VS" stands for "Very Slight Inclusion," and imperfections in VS clarity stones are rarely seen by the naked eye.

FACTOR 5: COLOUR

The term "colour" usually refers to how much warm tint is in a diamond. The scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (very strongly tinted yellow or brown). Pure white diamonds are considered more desirable, and are more expensive. Warmer¬-hued diamonds (such as K, L, and M) are not necessarily less attractive, but they are significantly less valuable.

Conventional wisdom is to select J colour or better. Personally, I love G and H colour diamonds ¬- they hit the "sweet spot" where most people will not notice colour in the diamond unless they're doing a direct comparison. However, an I or J colour diamond that is well cut and has a lot of life can give you a beautiful diamond at a bargain price.

Depending on how they are cut, different diamonds will display colour differently. This is why colour grades are assigned by looking at a diamond upside¬down. Generally, more¬ brilliant diamonds show their colour less than less brilliant diamonds.

FACTOR 6: FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence has a bad rep, and most of it is unfair. Diamond Fluorescence refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra¬violet light. Fluorescent diamonds can glow any one of several colours, but the most common is blue. In rare cases fluorescence can cause your diamond to have a milky appearance when viewed in direct daylight. This is most often the case with strong or very strong fluorescence and D/E/F colour diamonds.

However, there are many, many more cases where blue fluorescence is a positive thing. Imagine you were shining a blue light on a yellow diamond... the blue tint can make your diamond look whiter. If your diamond falls in the "near colourless," "lightly tinted," or "tinted" range I recommend looking for medium blue or faint blue fluorescence.

Warning: Green, red, and yellow fluorescence are rare, and they will not have the same benefit. If you are interested in a diamond that has strong blue, very strong blue, green, red, or yellow fluorescence, I recommend asking your salesperson to show you your diamond outside in natural daylight. If you're buying online, contact the seller prior to making your purchase so they can examine the diamond first in natural daylight.

FACTOR 7: GRADER

This should always be your first question: Says who? Every diamond grading laboratory has different standards, so comparing diamonds graded by different sources is extremely unreliable. One grader might grade a diamond K SI2, and another might call that same diamond F VS2. I know that sounds crazy, but I see it happen all the time.

The most reputable and consistent grading laboratories are GIA, AGS, IGI, and HRD. GIA is considered the global standard worldwide. AGS is a popular alternative in the U.S.A. while IGI and HRD are more common in Europe.

EGL is tricky because there are EGL labs all over the world, and some of them do a great job while others can be less reliable. We strongly recommend caution when buying an EGL certified diamond unless it's from EGL-¬USA.

Many diamonds are assigned grades by valuation companies and in-¬house graders. If your diamond does not come with a report from a major laboratory, you should always ask where the grader trained. He or she should be certified by a major grading laboratory: GIA, AGS, IGI, or HRD. Be smart and be cautious about reports done by uncertified shop owners, salespeople, or valuation companies.

SELECTING YOUR DIAMOND

You can choose to purchase your diamond online, or from a retail store. If you prefer to purchase your diamond in a retail store, avoid the big chains and shop with smaller independent jewellers. Many independent jewellers are actually significantly less expensive than their large competitors. (You don't have to take my word for it - shop around and you'll quickly learn that this is true). This way you'll buy a better quality diamond and - if you wish - you'll have the opportunity to design your own hand-made engagement ring setting.

If you choose to shop online, I would recommend comparing prices and service across several websites. Be sure that the company ships from your country - otherwise you'll be hit with expensive duty and GST. Always make sure you call or e-mail customer service and have them hand-inspect your diamond before you complete your purchase. Sometimes a diamond may seem like a great deal, but it could have an unfortunate inclusion, asymmetrical cut, or be negatively impacted by fluoresence. And above all, make sure you have an easy and affordable way to return the diamond if it doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. Online shopping is the best way to get a great deal on a diamond for your engagement ring, diamond studs, or pendant - just review this article, be reasonably cautious, and have fun.

___________________________________________

Rose Gold Diamond Necklace in Virginia