Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Know About Diamonds

Diamond  Jewelry is special. It lasts a lifetime. It has always been an emotional and sentimental experience that evokes wonderful memories while still giving pleasure for years ahead. When buying for yourself or for others, one has to have an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of jewelry, which is why Surat Diamond has put forth this article. 
Thinking about buying a diamond?
If you are thinking of buying a diamond, you are about to enter an enchanting world of romance, intrigue, legend and history. It is said that the Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds. The Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were pieces of stars that fell to earth and some said they were the tears of God. Diamonds have been sought after, fought over and even worshiped, hence they have become the ultimate gift of life. 
Why a diamond? 
The reasons for buying Diamonds are as diverse as the people who desire them.
  • Diamonds are beautiful: Formed millions of years ago, they have stood the test of time with a fire and brilliance that is unquenchable. They create an aura of success and inspire feelings of pride.
  • Diamonds are durable: A diamond is the hardest substance known. They resist deterioration and you can be confident that the diamond you buy today will still shine as brilliantly when your great-grandchildren wear it.
  • Diamonds are RareFor every carat of rough diamonds recovered, more than 250 tones of ore is blasted, crushed and processed. Only 20% are of gem quality.
Choosing a diamond: 
Two diamonds may at first glance look alike, but the truth is that they are very different. Although they may be of equal size, they may have very unequal values. 
A Diamond has four characteristics, known as the 4 C’s – Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight. These 4 C’s will help you understand while buying a Diamond. It is the combination of these four factors that determines the value of a Diamond. Shapes
Cut: The quality of the cut determines the brilliance of a Diamond. It is the skill of the cutter that unlocks the natural beauty of a diamond, revealing all of its hidden fire and brilliance. Most Diamonds are cut with full 58 facets and it is important that these are cut to precise angles. A diamond that is cut well reflects light from one facet to another and then back out through the top of the diamond. Only a well cut diamond will really sparkle.