Posted: 04 May 2011 05:40 PM PDT
Buying diamond jewelry can be fun, exciting and confusing. Whether you are the gift of diamond jewelry for someone special or as a reward for you, take time to learn the terms used in the field. Here is some information that will help the diamond jewelry of better quality for your money, no matter if you save in a traditional brick and mortar or online shopping.
A diamond's value is based on four criteria: color, cut, clarity and carats. The clarity andColor of a diamond usually are graded. However, the scales are not uniform: a purity of "slightly included" may be another class used on a classification system over another, depending on the condition of the scale. Make sure you know how a certain extent and quality of the color or the clarity of a diamond to be taken into consideration. A diamond can be used as a "perfect" only if there is no visible surface or internal imperfections when you have less than 10 times the increase seen by a specialist are describedDiamond Grader.
As with other gems, diamond weight usually is stated in carats. Diamond weight may or decimal fractions of a carat are described. If the weight is given in decimal parts of a carat, the figure should put the last decimal place. could, for example, "0.30-carat" represent a diamond that weighs between .295 to 0, 304 carats. Some retailers describe diamond weight in fractions and the fraction to represent a range of weights. For example, he described a diamond0.54 carat – that 1 / 2 carat could weigh between 0.47. If the weight is given to the diamond as a fraction of a carat, the retailer should disclose two things: that is not the right weight, and use reasonable range of weight for each fraction or the weight tolerance.
Some diamonds may be treated to improve their looks in a similar fashion as other gems. Since these treatments improve the clarity of the diamond, some jewelers refer to them as clarity enhancement. One type ofTreatment – fracture – conceals cracks in diamonds by a foreign substance. This filling must not be permanent and jewelers
Another treatment – laser – involves using a laser beam to the occurrence of diamonds, black inclusions or pots are improved. A laser beam is aimed at integration. The acid is then forced through a small tunnel made by the laser beam, remove theInclusion. Laser is permanent and a laser-drilled stone does not require special care.
appear during a laser-drilled diamond may be as beautiful as a comparable untreated stone, it is not so precious. That's because an untreated stone of the same quality is rarer and therefore more valuable. Jewelers should tell you if the diamond you are considering has been laser drilled.
Imitation diamonds, such as cubic zirconia, resemble diamonds in appearance but are much cheaper.lab created gems, such as laboratory created moissanite and cubic zirconia diamonds look like and can not be adequately detected by the instruments originally used to determine. Ask your jeweler if he has the current testing equipment to distinguish between diamonds and other lab created stones.
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