Diamond Ring Buying Guide (Part One)

The are more than four factors affecting buying a diamond ring and they include Cut, Clarity, Colour, Carat, weight,Transparency and Treatment Status(untreated or treated).

Cut Quality:  The diamonds cut should show a good brilliance and sparkle. Diamond shapes are  important as well your  Personality type as well.

• Brilliant a Round stone:
• Princess cut a square stone
• Emerald: Rectangle stones with cropped corners.
• Asscher: Like a princess cut stone

Clarity:  Most diamonds contain distinct  birthmarks called inclusions (internal) and blemishes (external). Diamonds without these clarity attributes are rare – and rarity translates to higher cost when buying diamonds.

The Gemological Institute of AmericaGIA, Clarity Grades  ranges from Flawless to Included (I3).

IF Flawless, Internally Flawless: No internal or external imperfections. Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections. Very rare.
VVS1,VVS2 Very, Very Slightly Included: Very difficult to see imperfections under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.
VS1,VS2 Very Slightly Included: Imperfections are not typically visible to the unaided eye. Less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.
SI1,SI2 Slightly Included: Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. A good diamond value.
1I, I2, I3 Imperfect

Carat:Diamonds are weighed in carats with one carat weighing about the same as a paper clip, or 0.2 grams.

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Blood Diamonds, also known as “Conflict Diamonds” are stones that are produced in areas controlled by rebel forces that are opposed to internationally recognised governments. Make sure the shop or designer supplying you with diamonds know about ‘Conflict diamonds’.

Tink Jewellery are able to customise  hand made wedding rings to suit your persona.  www.tinkjewellery.com


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