All you need to know to everyone who is going to buy a ring. Do not let the jeweler deceive you!
A diamond (from fr. Brillant - brilliant, sparkling) is a diamond that has been given a special shape through processing, which reveals its natural brilliance to the maximum. Diamonds are rated according to the “4 C” system: cut (cut) , clarity (purity) , color (color) and carat (mass in carats) , which allows to determine how close the stone is to perfection.
The main thing in assessing the cutting of a stone is its quality: how much the edges are geometrically accurate and proportional. The ideal cut is encoded by the letter “A”, then in descending order of quality. Purity is the most significant indicator of the quality of diamonds: it is expressed in the presence or absence of stone defects or foreign inclusions. A perfect diamond, without flaws, is called a pure diamond. By color, diamonds are divided into traditional (colorless and all shades of yellow) and fancy (pink, blue, blue, green). The mass of diamonds is measured in carats (1 carat is equal to 0.2 grams).
Natural stones - white sapphire, white topaz, quartz (rock crystal), white beryl, white zircon.
Artificial stones - cubic zirconia (cubic stabilized zirconia), carborundum (moissanite), lithium niobate, gadolinium-gallium garnet, spinel, strontium titanate.
Here are tips on how to choose the right ring, diamond ring (or other gemstone).
Understand what particular diamond you need.
Remember 4 basic parameters: mass (in carats), purity, color and cut.
Understand how stones of different sizes look on your finger.
The weight of diamonds in carats is indicated here. Want something more elegant? Take a smaller diamond (say, 0.40 ct).
Between 1ct and 2ct diamonds is a huge difference.
If it seems too big to you, you can choose something in between.
Understand the cut diamonds and stones.
Ever imagined a diamond in the shape of a radiant? How do you like Usher?
Decide what is more important to you: color or shine.
Both the round brilliant and the old European cuts have 57 or 58 faces, but it is the location of the faces that gives the stone a unique look. Whereas in ancient times diamonds were cut to emphasize color, a modern diamond cut is designed to highlight brilliance.
Here are two close-cut cuts:
The brilliant cut creates a multitude of faces above and below the stone, thanks to which it reflects and refracts many rays of light. Such a diamond has a familiar shape, pointed downwards.
If you want to buy a large stone cheaper, pay attention to the rose cut.
Remember we said that the diamond cut is sharpened downwards? So, a rose cut has a flat bottom, which means that the stone looks large, but it weighs a lot less. Accordingly, the price is lower.
Here's what a rose cut looks like in comparison with antique and brilliant cut:
Rose cut is slightly transparent, which gives a special elegance. It picks up the light smartly, and more subtly and gently 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 cost significantly less. But they are flickering, textured, natural and magical!
If you like gray diamonds, but do not have enough money, take rutilated quartz.
Rutilated quartz (pictured above) contains black tourmaline crystals, which gives it a resemblance to a gray diamond. Since quartz is a semi-precious stone, it will cost you much less than a diamond. Black diamonds are also cheaper than whites, because they contain “inclusions”.
If you dreamed of a pink diamond, you will love the morganite.
Pink diamonds are very expensive due to extreme rarity, so morganite can be an excellent substitute. Morganite is a kind of beryl (like emerald), characterized by a brilliant luster. To emphasize the color, we advise you to fix 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 everyday wear. If you are going to hike, this ring is best left 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 by this scale.
If you want an elegant ring at a reasonable price, take a halo.
A halo is a border of tiny diamonds around a central stone. By saving on the central stone, you can compensate for this with a halo.
The 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 add shine when cut with a rose.
Compare different samples of gold to find the perfect color.
The number before the letter K indicates the actual percentage of gold in the alloy. The more carats, the brighter the yellow and the softer the metal. Therefore, if you buy high gold, it is better to make the ring thicker.
Via lifter.com.ua & wiki