How much better can you say it than with a diamond? Diamonds enable you to make those all-important statements, declarations, and pronouncements elegantly. Diamond jewelry is ever a symbol of power, prestige, and wealth. And diamonds are forever!
Diamonds are a woman’s best companion. Diamond jewelry is an essential aspect for all special occasions in a woman’s life, including birthday parties, weddings, the birth of the first child, anniversaries, and other special events.
Diamond jewelry makes a woman gorgeous. It highlights her personality by enhancing the feminine look. The jewelry boosts a woman’s confidence and helps to bring out her beauty and style.
As a man, diamond jewelry is one of the best gifts you can offer your sweetheart. There is a wide variety of diamond jewelry you can choose from, including all types of rings (engagement wedding, statement rings, etc.), earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and designer diamond jewelry.
Diamond jewelry helps to create beautiful memories. Almost every family has a gorgeous estate engagement ring or heirloom necklace that is passed down from a grandmother or mother.
Other than gifts, diamonds also have other benefits including:
- Suitability for every occasion
Diamond jewelry has become popular as part of a woman’s daily outfit. Its elegant and sparkling beauty can be complemented with even the most casual dress. Moreover, it can also boost your formal outfit to greater heights. A diamond jewelry collection will ensure everything you wear is stunning.
- A great investment
Diamond jewelry has good resale value if you choose it wisely together with a trained professional.
- Spiritual benefits
Feng Shui experts say that diamonds are endowed with strength and protection. They believe that diamonds transfer these qualities to people wearing them. So, you can wear your diamonds with greater confidence in the knowledge that you have some extraordinary power on your side.
The timelessness of diamond jewelry makes it an excellent choice when you are buying jewelry.
Four things to consider before buying diamond jewelry
It is almost impossible to judge the differences in quality between two diamonds with the naked eye. It is, therefore, essential to know and understand the characteristics of diamonds while you are purchasing them.
A diamond’s quality can be graded on 4Cs or four factors; the cut, clarity, color, and weight of the diamond (carat). The 4Cs are an essential tool in the evaluation of diamonds. They have become the standard of diamond quality assessment and are completed by all professional diamond sellers including Ovadia Jewellery in Hatton Garden, who also issue a certificate to guarantee the diamond’s quality and authenticity.
The four factors
The cut is the most important of the 4Cs because it is the fire and brilliance of the diamond that makes it valuable. In the absence of the cut, the carat weight, color, and clarity will be of little significance.
A diamond with a proper cut enables light to reflect and refract internally — the light exits from the top, which causes a dazzling effect. Conversely, an improperly cut diamond will emit light on the sides and at the bottom, making it dull. So the polish and cut of a diamond affect its fire, brilliance, and sparkle.
An ideally cut diamond will allow you to compromise on the other Cs and still have a stone with exceptional fire, sparkle, and brilliance. A well-cut diamond hides flaws causing it to pop and sparkle with brilliance.
So, it is the fire, sparkle, and the brilliance of a diamond that makes it valuable. If you want high-quality diamond jewelry with a fantastic sparkle, look for diamonds that are cut with precision.
Clarity refers to the presence of flaws or identifying marks on the surface and inside the diamond. There are two types of defects; blemishes and inclusions.
Blemishes are the flaws on the surface, while inclusions are the internal ones. Often, it is cutting that causes defects. They include scratches, pits, and chips. Inclusions include non-diamond materials, cracks, and air bubbles inside the diamond.
Diamonds can have both flaws at the same time. In grading diamonds, all defects are referred to as inclusions. The clarity scale ranges from flawless to heavily included. The fire, brilliance, and beauty of the diamond are affected by the number and size of the flaws.
When it comes to diamonds, color means clearness. In other words, higher grade diamonds have lesser visible color. So, the clearer the diamond, the higher will be its value. The degree of the color of diamonds is tested over a spectrum that ranges from colorless (D) to significantly colored (Z).
Mucky yellowish or brownish diamonds have a low rating. Grade one (1) diamonds have some visible yellow color. White diamonds range from D to H on the scale.
A colorless diamond emits more sparkle and brilliance because it lets more light to pass through it than a colored one.
Carat is the most widely misunderstood of the 4Cs. The weight of diamonds is measured in a unit called carat. It only reflects the size and weight of the diamond but does not determine its fire or brilliance. A carat is equal to 0.2 grams (200 milligrams) or a fifth of a gram.
Choosing diamond jewelry can be difficult. It’s highly advisable that you book an appointment with a reputable jeweler like Ovadia Jewellery which is the best bespoke jewelry in Hatton Garden. Hannah and Ben, the husband and wife owners are both certified diamond experts by the GIA and can help you with everything including diamond size guides and styles.