Princess Cut Diamond Rings in Ringgold

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

A wedding, or an engagement in  Ringgold, 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 Ringgold, 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 Ringgold. 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold for you engagement or wedding.

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Ringgold 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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Beginning With the Basics When Intrigued in Purchasing Ruby Fashion Jewelry.

Ringgold

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

Diamond Necklace Womens in Ringgold

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

A wedding, or an engagement in  Ringgold, 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 Ringgold, 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 Ringgold. 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold for you engagement or wedding.

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Ringgold 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

Ringgold

For centuries, diamond has been used as an epitome of true love. It reflects love, affection, security, trust and a life long commitment. When you gift a diamond to a woman, let it be in the form of diamond engagement ring, you need not say the rest. It will make others understand that how much serious you are for her. It will portray your love in the best possible manner.

You can find a variety of diamond engagement rings at online jewelry stores. These diamond engagement rings come in many shapes and styles. It is apt to choose diamond as the stone for these engagement rings because diamond is considered beautiful and it is also the hardest of all substances present on the earth. This is primarily the reason why people consider it ominous and feel that wearing diamond can bring same kind of good luck in their lives. This has made diamond engagement ring, diamond solitaire ring, designer engagement ring, diamond engagement ring platinum, discount diamond engagement ring a pre determined gift for those involved in love.

Out of all rings, a ring with solitaire is considered the most appropriate symbol which can depict your love. The attraction with the solitaire is incomparable. Diamond solitaire rings are set in a prong setting with 4 to 8 claws. Prongs can mostly be seen in platinum, yet another very beautiful and attractive metal. In most of the cases platinum is considered, as it is generally thin, and makes the diamond more visible.

Then there is yet another form of diamond engagement rings, which is attractive as well as romantic. It is known as past, present future ring. These rings define love as eternal and something which was in the past will be in the present and will be there in the future. The ring actually consists of three stones of diamond. The design of the ring can be like a center piece of diamond with two pieces around, or the three pieces of diamond clustered together. Side stone diamond engagement rings are also one style of engagement rings, which is elegant. This type of engagement ring is basically attractive as well as elegant.

They go well for working women.

Then there are antique diamond rings. These are also called Victorian rings. The designs of these rings are just like what was prevalent in the past. These diamond rings also look well if they go with some other stones. And if you want to give something priceless and sentimental to your lover, then you can gift her ancestral ring. Ancestral ring is the ring of your family, coming down since past. This ring must have been worn by your mother and grandmother. These rings are high in sentimental value and thus are considered priceless. Bit if you do not have such a family ring, then there is nothing to be upset over. You can buy for your fiancé or your wife unique engagement rings; who knows, one day; this ring can becomes an ancestral ring for your family.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are planning to walk the aisle with hand in hand with your lover, then begin the process by gifting her a diamond engagement ring. After all, diamonds are a woman's best friend.

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Anniversary Bands in Ringgold

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

A wedding, or an engagement in  Ringgold, 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 Ringgold, 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 Ringgold. 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold for you engagement or wedding.

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

Not all sellers provide ruby grading laboratory reports (also known as diamond top quality reports) to their consumers. So my general recommendations to you is to maintain your money in your pocket when managing such jewelry experts.

Just purchase a diamond involvement ring if it includes the original diamond quality record.

A laboratory record is an independent evaluation of the 4Cs of a loosened ruby and also includes an outlined layout of the rock's quality qualities and a graphic representation of the stone's proportions. Having such a record permits you to compare rubies of various top qualities and ultimately helps you make an even more educated purchasing decision.

A retailer might reduce corners and also not give a lab record or a deceitful vendor might provide a fake one because of the time, difficulty and also expense he'll birth to obtaining a stone rated.

Yeah - there is a cost for rating a ruby (though that expense is eventually paid by the customer), plus the delivery and also insurance charges for sending the ruby to the laboratory. As well as allow us not neglect the possibility cost of a jewelry expert not having the diamond in his store available for a few weeks while the grading happens.

Nevertheless, a ruby grading report could also not be offered since the prices to obtaining one could influence also greatly on the final price of the ring. For instance, a 0.3 ct diamond ring costing $250 say, may cost around $75 to be rated as well as have the record number etched on the girdle on the diamond. As you look for that optimal ruby interaction ring for your sweetheart, you'll find that there is a hodgepodge of laboratories asserting to give trustworthy ruby grading records. However I would just put my loan on ...

The Premier Diamond Grading Laboratory News

Yes, all diamond quality reports are not created equal. Within the industry, it is a consensus that both leading labs are GIA-GTL (Gemological Institute of The U.S.A.'s Treasure Trade Lab) and also the AGS (American Gem Society Laboratories).

The GCAL (Gem Accreditation as well as Assurance Lab) likewise uses very concerned reports or "ruby certifications" as they are referred to by GCAL. The GIA has the toughest worldwide track record for freedom and also consistency. As a result of their consistent shade and also clarity strictness standards, the globe's largest and also most pricey rubies have been sent there for grading decades. In 2006, GIA-GTL included a two-dimensional cut grading system for round dazzling diamonds.

AGS uses the most strict cut standards in the sector. It utilizes a three-dimensional light efficiency metric that can grade numerous ruby shapes. In reality, it is the only cut grading system that is acknowledged by the clinical area.

What is more, its Diamond Quality Document makes use of an unique and also proprietary 0 to 10 grading system to evaluate the 4 Cs - a system which is simpler to understand than GIA's grading system. Actually, AGS also goes the added action by equating their 0-10 score scale to various other types of score. For instance, the standard VS1 ruby clearness ranking is a 3 on the AGS Diamond Top Quality Document.

Ruby Reporting - The Drawbacks

1. Diamond grading is not standardized or controlled and for this reason you could come across rate 2 labs that use looser standards to the rate 1 grading laboratories discussed above. If you acquire a diamond that has actually been graded by a tier 2 laboratory, you could finish up paying much more for a lower high quality ruby. So as an example, a ruby ranked a "F" in shade at a rate 2 lab may obtain a G, H, or lower color ranking at a much more trustworthy laboratory. The market additionally marks down diamonds rated by lower known laboratories by about 15-30% or more. So either you only buy a ruby rated by a rate 1 laboratory or you accept that you might be getting a minimal quality ruby compared to just what is mentioned on the record if that ruby is rated by a lower well-known lab.

2. Many huge chain stores have significant agreements with minimal known labs with "softer" ruby grading guidelines. Several of these softer laboratories placed "suggested substitute values" on the laboratory reports - worths which are greater than exactly what stores means market the rubies for. So a salesman in a store may say to you, "Look at the large amount you are getting below. We are selling you this ruby engagement ring for $2500 however the record says that the suggested replacement value is $4000." Wow - what an offer - NOT! This is why it is better that you trust only independent rate 1 labs.

Additionally bear in mind that trusted ruby grading reports are not evaluations and do not use evaluation figures. Diamond assessments are usually grossly filled with air as well as are not something you'll intend to depend on.

3. Diamond reports are riddled with please notes that specify that absolutely nothing is "licensed" or ensured and that the laboratories are not responsible for mistakes. As a matter of fact, the GIA supplies a please note of types on their site regarding using words "certify." The website says:

"It is incorrect to state that trainees, grads, their companies, or particular gemstones are "licensed" by GIA. The Gemological Institute of America does not certify anyone or anything. Neither a student neither a grad who has actually been awarded a certification or diploma, nor a treasure which has been graded or determined by GIA has actually been certified by GIA".

So it is possible that you the customer is left holding the bag should an inaccuracy in a report is later on uncovered. Courts have often ruled that vendors, not labs, are liable for such mistakes. Why? Due to the fact that the labs showed beforehand that their records could not be held liable.

The good news is, there are a couple means to provide yourself much more customer defense:

A. You can fly to India where jewelers provide a life time buyback policy to their customers. As well costly to fly?

B. You could find among the 20% people jewelry experts who market completely adhered diamonds. These are rubies that are marketed with life time breakage, life time trade-in as well as lifetime buyback policies.

C. Not as excellent a solution as purchasing a totally adhered diamond however you might buy a ruby that has a real "certification" and not a report. "Qualified diamonds do feature guaranties" albeit for shorter durations.

Accreditation Some sellers refer to a "diamond record" as a "certified ruby" but practically this is not correct. From a legal perspective, a ruby report is a simply a skilled viewpoint though in actuality, elements of a diamond rating record are not simply viewpoints.

For instance, a diamond's carat (weight) could be precisely established along with its cut grade by measuring its optical efficiency or by describing a computer design. A certification on the other hand is a declaration of truth - a document for which the provider accepts legal responsibility and also will certainly make restitution to the consumer for mistakes.

Some top diamond grading labs provide both reports as well as certificates. AGS offers Diamond Top quality Documents (non-certified reports) as well as additionally Ruby Quality Certificates. Diamond Top quality Certifications are prepared specifically for AGS retail jewelry experts as well as offers warranties from taking part American Gem Society member stores.

GCAL certifies it's diamond grading additionally. Its 100% money-back warranty plan stands for a duration of two years from the day on the appropriate certificate. This plan makes certain the precision of the cut, shade and quality grades and the carat weight.

A record or certificate need to will certainly have a number on it that might or might not be etched on a ruby. You will be able to get in that number on the internet site of the accrediting lab to check a report's validity.

Elements Of A Diamond Grading Record Diamond grading records are constantly evolving however specific component should continue to be the exact same. As an example, the:

The Record #. This number is offered as well as videotaped in a laboratory's document and might or might not be etched on a diamond's girdle. You could go into the report number on a grading laboratory's website to inspect the authenticity of the ruby quality record or to obtain even more information regarding the ruby. Shape & Facet Design: This is the synopsis and also the reducing design made use of for the element arrangement. There are 3 standard element styles - "brilliant cut, action cut as well as mixed cutting style" as well as 12 basic forms which consist of notables such as rounded brilliant and princess cut" diamonds.

Dimensions: This refers to dimension (not weight) of a ruby. Size includes measurements such as length, width, weight and also size. A measurement is generally listed to the hundredth of a millimeter. Dimensions play a significant role in just how a ruby shines.

Carat weight Weight: The weight of a ruby is gauged to the hundredth of a carat and some also supply such procedure to the thousandth of a carat (1.123 ct.). Carat weight is the most objective and the easiest to understand of the 4Cs since all one needs to do is weight the rock. Shade Grade: This tells you the degree of color lack in the diamond. The much less color the greater the grade.

Rubies are usually graded from D-Z; the closer to "D" the whiter the ruby. You must never see diamond color array such as (G-H, I-J-K, as well as so on) on a diamond record. You need to only see color varieties on assessments for stones that are installed.

Clarity Grade: Practically every ruby has interior imperfections called additions and outside flaws called blemishes. A ruby is rated according to the size, kind, area as well as quantity of these imperfections.

Clarity qualities range from Perfect (FL) - Included. Labs utilize a pair specialists to grade the clearness of a diamond in order to create a more exact analysis.

Cut Grade: Extra recent diamond records include a cut quality for common round dazzling rubies. Cut thinks about the luster, fire and also scintillation of the diamond. Cut grade varies from Superb - Poor.

Other elements you might stumble upon on a ruby record consist of the gloss, balance, fluorescence and percentage. Equipped with this details, you are better able to earn an analysis of the quality of ruby that is placed in an involvement ring.

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Rubies are normally offered in an extremely vast variety of colors. Many people learn about colorless diamonds and GIA's shade grading system that is made use of to identify a ruby's body shade ... you know D, E, F, and so on. This shade grading system is only made use of to categorize the most typical ruby body shade of yellow nevertheless anytime a ruby is discovered in one more color like pink, blue, eco-friendly, and so on; then this ruby is described as a "" elegant diamond"".

Natural Fancy diamonds can be very pricey and lot of times extra pricey compared to a similar size colorless ruby. A really great example of a Fancy diamond is the notorious 45.52 carat weight elegant deep blue diamond, the Hope Ruby, which gets on screen in the Smithsonian Natural History Gallery in Washington, DC.

A shade enhanced ruby is a 100% natural diamond that has had its color transformed. And also most importantly, shade improved rubies been available in an extremely wide option of shades at really affordable prices!

A little bit of history- For several, many years it has actually been popular that a ruby's color can be "" improved"" by putting a bit of colored compound on the surface of a ruby as well as similar to magic ... a ruby that had a visible yellow-colored color would alter to an extra appealing near colorless ruby. However, this sort of shade boosted ruby might transform back to its original body color if this tinted material was inadvertently gotten rid of. In more current years, the innovation of color enhanced rubies has actually gone extremely advanced. It is now possible to totally alter the shade of a ruby! These procedures are thought about long-term due to the fact that it does remain secure when revealed to day-to-day normal problems. The shade will not fade if subjected to sunshine or be cleaned off by rough chemicals.

Exactly how is it done? The desired outcome of any of these therapies is to have an extra valuable diamond. A much less marketable ruby would certainly be a diamond that has a low body shade or often a reduced clearness. The shade improved diamond treatment business understand if they begin with a certain type of ruby as well as procedure it for a specific quantity of time that they ought to wind up with a certain color yet it does not always function this way. This is a scientific research that does call for some art in their procedures ... the only process that provides regular outcomes is the layer procedure.

The 3 processes are as follows- Refine # 1- HPHT Shade Enhanced Diamonds- High Stress/ High Temperature Level (HPHT) therapy can enhance the shade of particular kinds of brown diamonds and also thus enhance their value. General Electric has actually established a process that virtually is a mechanical simulation of a diamond's development in nature. The shade boosted diamond will certainly be heated up to an extremely heat under a very high, stabilized pressure. Faults in the crystal structure are after that rearranged causing a modification of the ruby's color. Because the problems of HPHT are very just like ruby's initial development, just a well geared up lab will certainly be able to positively recognize this kind of color enhanced ruby. HPHT wased initially used to transform yellow-colored diamonds right into even more valuable fancy colored boosted rubies, yet currently it is also made use of to transform some undesirable brownish diamonds into better anemic tinted improved diamonds.

Refine # 2- Irradiated Shade Boosted Diamonds- OK ... do not start obtaining all thrilled due to the fact that you saw the word irradiated! This is a 100% safe process that is extremely comparable to just what is utilized to preserve food by subjecting it to a stream of Gamma rays. The shade enhanced ruby procedure is carried out in numerous different means but the outcomes are just the same. You begin with a reduced shade (P, Q, R, etc.) 100% all-natural ruby that has actually currently been reduced and brightened, after that it is subjected to a stream of rapid electrons. During this component of the procedure the ruby will certainly transform to an extremely dark color since some of the atoms in the diamond's crystal framework have currently been dislocated and also this consequently has actually influenced the way light passes via the ruby. Next the diamond undergoes a regulated home heating (annealing) procedure, this allows a few of those atoms to move (partly fixed) in order to get a wanted color.

Process # 3- Covered Color Enhanced Diamonds- The layer on refined rubies refers to a thin fabricated layer that alters the color of the ruby. The coating could either be of the wanted color or could cause a colored interference-effect. Regrettably occasionally this procedure is done to deceive a buyer. It is a reasonably very easy procedure to perform, it has actually been around for several years (although the coverings products are far better now), as well as it does not call for a lot of pricey advanced equipment. Lately, I've seen some pink covered diamonds on the marketplace, they are extremely attractive ... as well as of course you would need to buy them understanding that they have actually been coated and follow your jewelry expert's standards concerning having as well as caring for these color boosted diamonds. The finish could be applied to the entire of a ruby's surface, just the bottom of the ruby, or to a slim zone near the girdle. A well-applied finish can transform the color by several color grade. Some finishings can be eliminated via steaming in acid, solid cleaning solutions, or perhaps household chemicals. Often dots or larger areas of purple or blue ink are paintinged on the diamond to assist neutralize a yellowish color. The ruby's setup will usually cover the dots, so they are challenging to see in a placed rock.

So, is a color enhanced diamond right for you? Perhaps ... natural elegant color rubies can be lovely however they are costly! Shade boosted rubies are affordable and also allow many individuals to own a vibrantly colored diamond. Ask your regional jewelry expert if they have any kind of Fancy diamonds ... either all-natural or shade enhanced rubies. It is always intriguing, and enjoyable, to take a look at something different!

Under typical wear the irradiated and HPHT color enhanced diamonds will certainly have no worry of the shade fading away. The only factor to consider will certainly be when you should have any sort of service done on the piece of fashion jewelry. If this kind of color boosted ruby is revealed to excessive amounts of heat it could impact the shade. The jewelry expert will certainly should know that the diamond is a color improved diamond before any job is done and afterwards the jeweler will certainly have the ability to select the most effective course of action. Color boosted diamonds are currently additionally utilized as the small accent rubies around a bigger anemic diamond. There are several amazing items of jewelry offered with small blue, yellow, black, or eco-friendly shade enhanced rubies.

Since you learn about shade enhanced rubies and also a person attempts to market you on what they call an all-natural expensive colored ruby but it is at a very bargain rate ... you will recognize that something simply does not seem appropriate concerning the deal. A report from a recognized grading lab should accompany 100% natural Fancy tinted diamonds that are marketed as all-natural. If you manage a respectable company as well as you have been assured about just what you are acquiring, after that you will certainly lessen the opportunity of something negative happening to you. Similar to any kind of circumstance including a costly purchase of something that few people are well versed in, education and learning needs to be a crucial component of your plan. This is a lot more crucial if you plan to buy a shade boosted ruby. Bud Boland has actually been in the precious jewelry organisation for 40 years and has done everything from watchmaking, ruby setup, precious jewelry production, as well as has actually been a Jeweler for virtually 35 years. He is a Grad Jeweler from GIA (Gemological Institute of The U.S.A.), which is likewise the location where he was a Trainer. He has shown about diamonds to numerous trainees from all over the world

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

A wedding, or an engagement in  Ringgold, 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 Ringgold, 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 Ringgold. 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold for you engagement or wedding.

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

Not all vendors offer ruby grading lab reports (also known as diamond quality reports) to their customers. So my basic guidance to you is to keep your money in your pocket when taking care of such jewelry experts.

Just acquire a diamond involvement ring if it has the original ruby top quality report.

A laboratory report is an independent assessment of the 4Cs of a loose ruby as well as includes a plotted layout of the stone's quality attributes and also a graphic depiction of the stone's proportions. Having such a report permits you to compare rubies of various qualities and also ultimately aids you make a more notified buying decision.

A store could cut edges and not supply a lab report or an underhanded vendor may offer a fake one since of the moment, problem as well as cost he'll bear to obtaining a rock graded.

Yeah - there is a rate for rating a ruby (though that expense is at some point paid by the customer), plus the shipping as well as insurance coverage fees for sending the ruby to the laboratory. And allow us not forget the opportunity expense of a jeweler not having the diamond in his shop up for sale for a few weeks while the grading occurs.

However, a ruby grading record may additionally not be offered due to the fact that the prices to obtaining one might impact too greatly on the final cost of the ring. For instance, a 0.3 ct ruby ring setting you back $250 state, may set you back around $75 to be rated as well as have the report number inscribed on the band on the ruby. As you search for that suitable ruby interaction ring for your sweetheart, you'll discover that there is a hodgepodge of labs claiming to give trustworthy ruby rating reports. However I would only place my money on ...

The Premier Diamond Grading Lab News

Yes, all ruby quality reports are not produced equivalent. Within the market, it is an agreement that the 2 leading labs are GIA-GTL (Gemological Institute of America's Gem Trade Lab) and also the AGS (American Treasure Culture Laboratories).

The GCAL (Gem Accreditation as well as Guarantee Lab) also provides extremely pertained to reports or "ruby certificates" as they are described by GCAL. The GIA has the greatest global online reputation for self-reliance as well as consistency. Due to their consistent shade as well as quality strictness standards, the world's largest and most pricey rubies have actually been sent out there for rating years. In 2006, GIA-GTL added a two-dimensional cut grading system for round dazzling diamonds.

AGS utilizes the most strict cut requirements in the market. It makes use of a three-dimensional light performance metric that could quality several ruby forms. In reality, it is the only cut grading system that is recognized by the clinical community.

What is even more, its Diamond Top quality Paper uses an one-of-a-kind and exclusive 0 to 10 grading system to review the 4 Cs - a system which is easier to understand compared to GIA's grading system. Actually, AGS even goes the extra action by equating their 0-10 score range to various other types of ranking. For example, the traditional VS1 diamond quality rating is a 3 on the AGS Ruby High Quality Paper.

Ruby Reporting - The Drawbacks

1. Diamond grading is not standardized or controlled and hence you might come throughout rate 2 labs that employ looser standards to the rate 1 grading labs mentioned above. If you buy a ruby that has actually been graded by a rate 2 lab, you could wind up paying more for a minimal quality ruby. So for example, a ruby ranked a "F" in color at a tier 2 laboratory could get a G, H, or reduced color ranking at an extra reputable laboratory. The market likewise discounts diamonds rated by minimal recognized laboratories by about 15-30% or even more. So either you only get a diamond rated by a rate 1 lab or you approve that you could be getting a lesser quality ruby compared to just what is stated on the report if that diamond is graded by a lesser well-known lab.

2. Numerous huge chain stores have huge contracts with lower well-known laboratories with "softer" ruby grading standards. Several of these softer labs put "recommended substitute worths" on the lab records - worths which are higher than what shops intends offer the diamonds for. So a salesman in a chain store might say to you, "Take a look at the large amount you are obtaining below. We are marketing you this ruby involvement ring for $2500 but the report states that the suggested substitute worth is $4000." Wow - just what a deal - NOT! This is why it is much better that you rely on only independent tier 1 labs.

Additionally remember that reputable diamond grading records are not assessments and do not offer assessment numbers. Ruby evaluations are usually grossly filled with air and are not something you'll wish to rely upon.

3. Diamond records are riddled with disclaimers that specify that absolutely nothing is "licensed" or ensured which the labs are not accountable for errors. In fact, the GIA provides a disclaimer of sorts on their web site pertaining to using words "accredit." The internet site claims:

"It is inaccurate to state that students, grads, their services, or specific gemstones are "licensed" by GIA. The Gemological Institute of The U.S.A. does not accredit any person or anything. Neither a pupil neither a graduate that has been granted a certificate or diploma, neither a treasure which has actually been rated or recognized by GIA has been accredited by GIA".

So it is possible that you the consumer is left holding the bag must an error in a record is later discovered. Courts have actually frequently ruled that vendors, not laboratories, are responsible for such errors. Why? Due to the fact that the labs suggested beforehand that their reports couldn't be held liable.

Fortunately, there are a pair methods to give on your own a lot more buyer security:

A. You might fly to India where jewelers use a life time buyback policy to their customers. Too costly to fly?

B. You can locate among the 20% of US jewelry experts that market totally bound diamonds. These are rubies that are sold with life time breakage, lifetime trade-in and also lifetime buyback policies.

C. Not as great a solution as purchasing a fully bonded ruby yet you might acquire a ruby that includes an actual "certification" as well as not a record. "Qualified rubies do come with warranties" albeit for shorter durations.

Certification Some sellers refer to a "diamond record" as a "certified ruby" yet practically this is not deal with. From a lawful standpoint, a ruby record is a merely a skilled viewpoint though in actuality, aspects of a ruby rating record are not simply point of views.

As an example, a diamond's carat (weight) could be properly identified in addition to its cut grade by determining its optical performance or by describing a computer version. A certificate on the other hand is a declaration of reality - a file for which the issuer accepts legal responsibility as well as will certainly make restitution to the customer for mistakes.

Some leading ruby grading laboratories offer both reports and also certifications. AGS supplies Diamond Quality Papers (non-certified reports) and Ruby High quality Certificates. Ruby Quality Certifications are prepared solely for AGS retail jewelers and supplies warranties from participating American Treasure Society participant stores.

GCAL certifies it's diamond grading also. Its 100% money-back guarantee policy is valid for a period of 2 years from the date on the suitable certificate. This plan ensures the accuracy of the cut, color as well as clarity grades and also the carat weight.

A record or certification ought to will have a number on it that might or could not be etched on a diamond. You will certainly be able to get in that number on the web site of the certifying laboratory to inspect a record's credibility.

Aspects Of A Diamond Grading Report Ruby rating records are constantly evolving but specific aspect needs to continue to be the exact same. For example, the:

The Report #. This number is given and also tape-recorded in a lab's record as well as might or could not be etched on a diamond's girdle. You could enter the record number on a rating laboratory's website to examine the credibility of the diamond high quality report or to obtain even more info about the ruby. Forming & Element Style: This is the rundown and also the cutting style utilized for the facet setup. There are 3 basic facet designs - "dazzling cut, step cut and combined reducing design" as well as 12 standard shapes that include notables such as round brilliant and princess cut" rubies.

Dimensions: This describes size (not weight) of a diamond. Dimension consists of measurements such as size, width, weight and also diameter. A dimension is commonly detailed to the hundredth of a millimeter. Dimensions play a huge function in how a diamond sparkles.

Carat Weight: The weight of a ruby is measured to the hundredth of a carat and also some even supply such action to the thousandth of a carat weight (1.123 ct.). Carat is one of the most objective and also the simplest to understand of the 4Cs because all one has to do is weight the stone. Color Quality: This informs you the level of color absence in the diamond. The much less shade the greater the grade.

Rubies are commonly rated from D-Z; the closer to "D" the whiter the ruby. You must never see diamond color variety such as (G-H, I-J-K, and so forth) on a diamond report. You need to only see color arrays on appraisals for stones that are placed.

Clearness Grade: Practically every diamond has interior flaws called incorporations and external imperfections called imperfections. A diamond is rated according to the dimension, type, area and quantity of these flaws.

Clarity qualities vary from Perfect (FL) - Consisted Of. Labs utilize a couple specialists to grade the clarity of a diamond in order to develop a much more exact reading.

Cut Grade: More recent ruby records include a cut grade for conventional round fantastic diamonds. Cut considers the radiance, fire and also scintillation of the diamond. Cut quality ranges from Outstanding - Poor.

Various other aspects you may come across on a diamond report include the polish, symmetry, fluorescence as well as proportion. Equipped with this info, you are better able to make an evaluation of the high quality of ruby that is mounted in an involvement ring.

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

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Rubies are naturally offered in an extremely broad variety of colors. Lots of people recognize about colorless diamonds as well as GIA's color grading system that is made use of to classify a diamond's body shade ... you recognize D, E, F, and so on. This shade grading system is just utilized to classify one of the most common ruby body color of yellow nonetheless anytime a diamond is found in an additional shade like pink, blue, green, and so on; after that this ruby is referred to as a "" fancy diamond"".

All-natural Fancy diamonds can be very pricey and several times more costly than a similar dimension colorless ruby. A great instance of a Fancy ruby is the infamous 45.52 carat weight elegant deep blue diamond, the Hope Diamond, which gets on screen in the Smithsonian Natural History Gallery in Washington, DC.

A color improved diamond is a 100% natural ruby that has had its shade altered. And most importantly, color boosted diamonds come in a very broad selection of shades at very economical prices!

A little bit of history- For several, years it has actually been popular that a ruby's color might be "" improved"" by putting a little tinted material on the surface of a diamond as well as similar to magic ... a diamond that had a recognizable yellowish shade would certainly alter to a much more appealing near anemic diamond. However, this kind of color enhanced diamond might transform back to its initial body shade if this tinted compound was inadvertently eliminated. In more recent years, the technology of shade enhanced diamonds has actually gone extremely advanced. It is now feasible to completely change the shade of a diamond! These processes are taken into consideration permanent due to the fact that it does continue to be steady when subjected to everyday normal conditions. The shade will not fade if revealed to sunlight or be washed off by rough chemicals.

How is it done? The wanted result of any one of these treatments is to have a more marketable diamond. A less marketable diamond would be a diamond that has a reduced body shade or occasionally a reduced clearness. The shade improved diamond treatment business recognize if they start off with a certain sort of ruby and also process it for a certain amount of time that they must wind up with a particular shade yet it does not constantly function in this way. This is a science that does call for some art in their procedures ... the only process that gives consistent results is the coating process.

The three processes are as follows- Process # 1- HPHT Color Boosted Diamonds- High Stress/ Heat (HPHT) therapy could enhance the color of specific sorts of brown rubies and thus boost their worth. General Electric has created a procedure that practically is a mechanical simulation of a diamond's creation in nature. The color enhanced diamond will certainly be warmed up to a really high temperature level under an extremely high, maintained stress. Faults in the crystal structure are then rearranged resulting in a modification of the diamond's shade. Since the conditions of HPHT are extremely much like ruby's original formation, just a well furnished laboratory will be able to positively determine this kind of shade improved diamond. HPHT was first made use of to transform yellow-colored rubies into even more valuable fancy tinted enhanced rubies, yet now it is also used to change some undesirable brown rubies right into better anemic colored boosted diamonds.

Refine # 2- Irradiated Shade Enhanced Diamonds- OK ... do not begin getting all delighted due to the fact that you saw the word irradiated! This is a 100% risk-free process that is extremely much like what is made use of to maintain food by revealing it to a stream of Gamma rays. The shade enhanced ruby procedure is performed in several different means yet the results are just the same. You start with a low color (P, Q, R, and so on) 100% all-natural diamond that has actually currently been reduced and brightened, after that it is exposed to a stream of rapid electrons. Throughout this component of the procedure the ruby will certainly look to a really dark shade due to the fact that some of the atoms in the diamond's crystal framework have actually currently been dislocated and this then has actually affected the means light go through the ruby. Next the ruby goes via a regulated home heating (annealing) process, this enables several of those atoms to relocate (partially fixed) in order to acquire a desired shade.

Refine # 3- Covered Color Improved Diamonds- The finishing on polished diamonds describes a slim man-made layer that modifies the color of the diamond. The covering could either be of the preferred shade or can create a colored interference-effect. Regrettably in some cases this process is done to trick a buyer. It is a reasonably simple procedure to do, it has actually been around for several years (although the layers materials are better currently), and it does not call for a great deal of pricey advanced devices. Recently, I have actually seen some pink layered diamonds on the marketplace, they are extremely attractive ... as well as certainly you would certainly have to buy them understanding that they have actually been coated and follow your jeweler's guidelines about having and caring for these color boosted rubies. The layer could be related to the whole of a diamond's surface, simply the bottom of the ruby, or to a narrow zone near the girdle. A well-applied layer can alter the color by one or more shade grade. Some coatings could be gotten rid of with steaming in acid, strong cleansing services, or even house chemicals. Occasionally dots or bigger locations of purple or blue ink are paintinged on the ruby to assist counteract a yellow-colored color. The diamond's setup will typically cover the dots, so they are challenging to see in a placed rock.

So, is a shade boosted diamond right for you? Possibly ... natural expensive color diamonds could be stunning but they are expensive! Color enhanced rubies are inexpensive and enable many individuals to own a brightly colored ruby. Ask your neighborhood jewelry expert if they have any Fancy rubies ... either all-natural or color boosted diamonds. It is always interesting, as well as enjoyable, to check out something different!

Under normal wear the irradiated as well as HPHT color improved rubies will have not a problem of the shade fading away. The only consideration will be when you should have any type of kind of service done on the item of precious jewelry. If this kind of color improved ruby is subjected to excessive amounts of warm it might influence the color. The jeweler will certainly have to understand that the ruby is a color boosted ruby prior to any kind of work is done and afterwards the jewelry expert will certainly have the ability to select the very best strategy. Color enhanced diamonds are now also utilized as the small accent rubies around a larger anemic diamond. There are many interesting pieces of precious jewelry available with small blue, yellow, black, or eco-friendly shade enhanced diamonds.

Currently that you understand about color enhanced rubies and also someone tries to offer you on just what they call an all-natural fancy tinted diamond however it goes to a very bargain price ... you will understand that something just does not sound appropriate regarding the deal. A record from a highly regarded grading lab ought to accompany natural Fancy colored diamonds that are marketed as natural. If you take care of a reliable firm and you have actually been comforted regarding what you are purchasing, after that you will certainly reduce the possibility of something bad occurring to you. As with any scenario including a costly purchase of something that not numerous individuals are well versed in, education and learning should be an important part of your strategy. This is a lot more crucial if you intend to purchase a color enhanced ruby. Bud Boland has actually remained in the precious jewelry service for 40 years and also has done every little thing from watchmaking, diamond setup, precious jewelry production, and also has been a Gemologist for virtually 35 years. He is a Grad Jeweler from GIA (Gemological Institute of America), which is additionally the location where he was an Instructor. He has actually shown about diamonds to hundreds of trainees from throughout the globe

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For centuries in Ringgold , diamond has been used as an epitome of true love. It reflects love, affection, security, trust and a life long commitment. When you gift a diamond to a woman, let it be in the form of diamond engagement ring, you need not say the rest. It will make others understand that how much serious you are for her. It will portray your love in the best possible manner.

You can find a variety of diamond engagement rings at online jewelry stores in Ringgold . These diamond engagement rings come in many shapes and styles. It is apt to choose diamond as the stone for these engagement rings because diamond is considered beautiful and it is also the hardest of all substances present on the earth. This is primarily the reason why people consider it ominous and feel that wearing diamond can bring same kind of good luck in their lives. This has made diamond engagement ring, diamond solitaire ring, designer engagement ring, diamond engagement ring platinum, discount diamond engagement ring a pre determined gift for those involved in love.

Out of all rings, a ring with solitaire is considered the most appropriate symbol which can depict your love. The attraction with the solitaire is incomparable. Diamond solitaire rings are set in a prong setting with 4 to 8 claws. Prongs can mostly be seen in platinum, yet another very beautiful and attractive metal. In most of the cases platinum is considered, as it is generally thin, and makes the diamond more visible.

Then there is yet another form of diamond engagement rings, which is attractive as well as romantic. It is known as past, present future ring. These rings define love as eternal and something which was in the past will be in the present and will be there in the future. The ring actually consists of three stones of diamond. The design of the ring can be like a center piece of diamond with two pieces around, or the three pieces of diamond clustered together. Side stone diamond engagement rings are also one style of engagement rings, which is elegant. This type of engagement ring is basically attractive as well as elegant.

They go well for working women.

Then there are antique diamond rings in Ringgold . These are also called Victorian rings. The designs of these rings are just like what was prevalent in the past. These diamond rings also look well if they go with some other stones. And if you want to give something priceless and sentimental to your lover, then you can gift her ancestral ring. Ancestral ring is the ring of your family, coming down since past. This ring must have been worn by your mother and grandmother. These rings are high in sentimental value and thus are considered priceless. Bit if you do not have such a family ring, then there is nothing to be upset over. You can buy for your fiancé or your wife unique engagement rings; who knows, one day; this ring can becomes an ancestral ring for your family.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are planning to walk the aisle with hand in hand with your lover, then begin the process by gifting her a diamond engagement ring. After all, diamonds are a woman’s best friend.

 

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Just how are diamond cut grades appointed?

This is where things begin to obtain made complex. The methods utilized to quantitatively evaluate the high quality of a cut vary. The means the GIA establishes just what a diamond's cut grade should be, as an example, differs in extremely specific methods from the way various other certifiers like the AGS do it. In the majority of situations, these companies do not disclose the exact information of the processes they use.

The shape of a diamond likewise makes a difference relative to exactly how its cut quality is established. Although there are some standard standards that stay the same for any type of kind of ruby, the specific techniques made use of to quality a round diamond's cut are various from those utilized to grade a heart-shaped ruby's cut.

The remainder of this explanation will concentrate on rounded diamonds, as this is without a doubt the most usual ruby shape. Among the variables impacting the cut quality of a rounded ruby is the variety of elements it has. Aspects are the level, specified areas on the surface area of a diamond. The elements on round diamonds are generally triangular. Currently, it's assumed that the excellent round diamond should have 33 elements on the crown (the area of the diamond that sits over the girdle, which itself is the best point of the diamond) and also 25 on the structure (the reduced, much longer section of the diamond). When there are imperfections externally of the diamond, cutters might add added elements in order to obscure them. This causes a deterioration in the total top quality of the cut.

While the element count is normally decideded upon as an excellent means of evaluating the high quality of a ruby cut, there are various other points on which gemologists frequently differ. Several of the various other variables made use of by some authorities in order to help establish cut qualities include the height of the ruby's crown, the depth of the structure, the diameter of the table (the top of the crown), and also the angles of the crown and pavilion.

The American Requirement standard for rounded rubies calls for a crown height of 16.2%, pavilion deepness of 43.1%, as well as table size of 53% of the complete band size. The Suitable Dazzling criteria, nevertheless, calls for 19.2% crown height, 40% structure depth, and also 56.5% table diameter. While these differences could be hard for amateurs to discern, they are an excellent image of the problems linked with creating a simple analysis of a ruby's cut.

Although there are some arguments about the exact proportions that make up the ideal diamond cut, for prospective diamond purchasers, one of the most important point to understand is that ruby accreditations given by companies like the AGS and GIA are credible as well as purposeful. Reliable diamond vendors base the prices at which they acquire and also offer diamonds on the cut along with the rest of the "4 Cs." When you acquire a diamond, you do not have to stress over the assumption of exactly what makes an excellent ruby cut changing a lot that the worth of your ruby will be substantially influenced.

Which ruby cut grade stands for the very best worth?

Which kind of ruby is best for you greatly depends on your spending plan. For customers who agree to purchase them, vendors generally advise rubies with the greatest feasible cut grades. However, this may result from some self-involvement on their part.

The other 3 Cs have an influence on ruby rates as well, so it can be challenging to gauge the exact distinction in price in between an Ideal or Exceptional cut ruby and also a Really Good cut. For laid-back customers as well as budget-conscious investors alike, rubies with a Great or Good cut quality can represent a superb value. This is because, while they could be a lot more cost effective than otherwise equal Suitable or Superb cut rubies, the noticeable distinction in quality is marginal.

At the same time, don't hesitate to use your discretion. If, for instance, you stumble upon a ruby with a Suitable cut score which has good rankings in the other categories and also is still within your budget, then you ought to absolutely consider it, as long as you're dealing with a credible supplier.

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For centuries, diamond has been used as an epitome of true love. It reflects love, affection, security, trust and a life long commitment. When you gift a diamond to a woman, let it be in the form of diamond engagement ring, you need not say the rest. It will make others understand that how much serious you are for her. It will portray your love in the best possible manner.

You can find a variety of diamond engagement rings at online jewelry stores. These diamond engagement rings come in many shapes and styles. It is apt to choose diamond as the stone for these engagement rings because diamond is considered beautiful and it is also the hardest of all substances present on the earth. This is primarily the reason why people consider it ominous and feel that wearing diamond can bring same kind of good luck in their lives. This has made diamond engagement ring, diamond solitaire ring, designer engagement ring, diamond engagement ring platinum, discount diamond engagement ring a pre determined gift for those involved in love.

Out of all rings, a ring with solitaire is considered the most appropriate symbol which can depict your love. The attraction with the solitaire is incomparable. Diamond solitaire rings are set in a prong setting with 4 to 8 claws. Prongs can mostly be seen in platinum, yet another very beautiful and attractive metal. In most of the cases platinum is considered, as it is generally thin, and makes the diamond more visible.

Then there is yet another form of diamond engagement rings, which is attractive as well as romantic. It is known as past, present future ring. These rings define love as eternal and something which was in the past will be in the present and will be there in the future. The ring actually consists of three stones of diamond. The design of the ring can be like a center piece of diamond with two pieces around, or the three pieces of diamond clustered together. Side stone diamond engagement rings are also one style of engagement rings, which is elegant. This type of engagement ring is basically attractive as well as elegant.

They go well for working women.

Then there are antique diamond rings. These are also called Victorian rings. The designs of these rings are just like what was prevalent in the past. These diamond rings also look well if they go with some other stones. And if you want to give something priceless and sentimental to your lover, then you can gift her ancestral ring. Ancestral ring is the ring of your family, coming down since past. This ring must have been worn by your mother and grandmother. These rings are high in sentimental value and thus are considered priceless. Bit if you do not have such a family ring, then there is nothing to be upset over. You can buy for your fiancé or your wife unique engagement rings; who knows, one day; this ring can becomes an ancestral ring for your family.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are planning to walk the aisle with hand in hand with your lover, then begin the process by gifting her a diamond engagement ring. After all, diamonds are a woman's best friend.

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