Everything you need to know for everyone who is going to buy a ring. Do not let the jeweler deceive yourself!
A diamond (from French brillant - brilliant, sparkling) is a diamond that has been given a special shape through processing to maximize its natural luster. Diamonds are evaluated according to the “4 C” system: cut (cut) , clarity (purity) , color (color) and carat (mass in carats) , which allows you to determine how close the stone is to perfection.
The main thing in assessing the faceting of the stone is its quality: how far the faces are geometrically accurate and proportional. The ideal cut is encoded by the letter "A", then in descending order of quality. Clarity is the most significant indicator of the quality of diamonds: it is expressed in the presence or absence of stone defects or impurities. The perfect diamond, without flaws, is called a pure water diamond. By color, diamonds are divided into traditional (colorless and all shades of yellow) and fantasy (pink, blue, blue, green). The mass of diamonds is measured in carats (1 carat is 0.2 grams).
Natural stones - white sapphire, white topaz, quartz (rock crystal), white beryl, white zircon.
Artificial stones - cubic zirconia (cubically stabilized zirconia), carborundum (moissanite), lithium niobate, gallium gallium garnet, spinel, strontium titanate.
Here are tips on how to choose the right ring, a diamond ring (or other gemstone).
Understand which particular diamond you need.
Remember the 4 main parameters: mass (in carats), purity, color and cut.
Understand how stones of different sizes look on your finger.
The carat weight of diamonds is indicated here. Want something more elegant? Take a smaller diamond (say 0.40 ct).
There is a huge difference between 1ct and 2ct diamonds.
If it seems to you too big, you can choose something in between.
Understand the forms of cutting diamonds and stones.
Ever imagined a radiant diamond? How do you like the usher?
Decide what is more important for you: color or gloss.
Both the round diamond and the old European cut have 57 or 58 faces, but it is the arrangement of the faces that gives the stone a unique look. Whereas in ancient times, diamonds were cut so as to emphasize color, a modern diamond cut is designed to highlight brilliance.
These two facets are close-ups:
Diamond cut creates many faces on the top and bottom of the stone, so that it reflects and refracts many rays of light. Such a diamond has a familiar shape, pointed to the bottom.
If you want to buy a large stone cheaper, pay attention to the cut with a rose.
Remember, we said that diamond cutting is sharpened downwards? So, the rose cut has a flat bottom, which means that the stone looks large, but it weighs much less. Accordingly, the price is lower.
Here's what a rose cut looks like compared to an old and diamond cut:
The rose cut is slightly transparent, which gives a special elegance. It captures light gently, and more subtly and softly than other cuts.
Want something unique? Gray diamonds will suit you!
Also referred to as “diamonds with inclusions”, they are not highly valued in the diamond industry and therefore are much cheaper. But they are shimmering, textured, natural and magical!
If you like gray diamonds but don’t have enough money, take rutilized quartz.
Rutilized quartz (pictured above) contains black tourmaline crystals, which gives it a resemblance to a gray diamond. Since quartz is a semiprecious stone, it will cost you noticeably cheaper than a diamond. Black diamonds are also cheaper than white because they contain “inclusions”.
If you dreamed about a pink diamond, you will like morganite.
Pink diamonds are very expensive due to their extreme rarity, so morganite can be an excellent substitute. Morganite is a type of beryl (like emerald), characterized by a sparkling brilliance. To emphasize the color, we recommend fixing the stone in pink gold.
If you don't like diamonds, there are plenty of alternatives.
Please note that pearls and opals are not suitable for daily wear. If you are going camping, it is better to leave such a ring at home.
Learn to choose the perfect stone.
For precious stones (emeralds, sapphires, rubies) there is a scale for assessing purity and saturation. The quality of the stone is determined on this scale.
If you want a chic ring for a reasonable price, take a halo.
A halo is a border of tiny diamonds around a central stone. Having saved on the central stone, you can compensate for this with a halo.
An example in the photo above: a stone of about 1 carat (with a halo) looks the same size as a much more expensive 2-carat stone. In addition, a halo is a great way to give a shine when cut with a rose.
Compare different gold samples to find the perfect color.
The number before the letter K indicates the real percentage of gold in the alloy. The more carats, the brighter the yellowness and the softer the metal. Therefore, if you buy high-grade gold, it is better to make the ring thicker.
Via lifter.com.ua & wiki