Buying the perfect diamond

Various aspects of the diamond—such as the shape, clarity, cut, carat and certification have to be considered while purchasing an engagement ring. It is important to make a well-informed purchase and hence here is a guide which will help you with purchasing the perfect diamond for your partner. 1. Diamond Shape Observe the jewelry she wears, to get an idea about the shape of the diamond she prefers. Diamonds are available in a number of shapes such as – round, square, Asscher-cut, oval, pear-cut and so on. The popular engagement ring choice these days are the ones with round diamond in the center; but you can always pick the shape you like the most. The picture below shows the different shapes of diamonds available.   2. Diamond Size The size of the diamond is another feature which enhances the beauty of the ring. A bigger diamond certainly looks more attractive than small ones, but make sure, the size of the diamond complements the size of her fingers. It is good to get an idea of the size of diamond that would best suit your budget while serving the purpose of the purchase. 3. Diamond Cut The cut of the diamond is an essential feature of the stone and helps to identify the brilliance (the shine) and the finish of the diamond. The cut defines the manner in which the light passes through the diamond and gets reflected. Diamonds having ideal, excellent or a very good cut grade are considered well-cut. Other cuts include good, fair, or poor cut. 4. Diamond Color Diamond color refers to the colorlessness of the diamond. Colorless diamonds are the most highly valued diamonds. There are diamonds available in different colors but for the highest value, choose colorless or near-colorless ones with no noticeable color. According to the GIA Diamond Color scale, the categories in which the diamonds are divided on the basis of color range from D to Z, with D category being the colorless and the most valuable one whereas Z category diamond has a slightly yellow color. Other colors include: Near Colorless, Faint Yellow and Very Light Yellow. 5. Diamond Clarity Clarity refers to the absence or presence of inclusions inside or on the surface of the diamond. It plays a major role in the pricing of the diamond as diamonds which have no inclusions visible to the human eye are highly priced. Inclusions are a natural flaw in the diamond but are viewed as a unique characteristic of the diamond as well. Few of the diamond clarity factors are the amount of inclusions, size of inclusions, nature of inclusions, and the...

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Engagement ring buying guide – Get the Setting Right

To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with. – Mark Twain. So, you have found that special someone to share your life with! Congratulations. Now to formally invite her to be your partner in life, you need an engagement ring which will accentuate her personality—a ring she would fondly wear forever. The ring setting is one of the many factors that decide the beauty of an engagement ring. Read on, to learn about various types of ring settings: Prong Setting  This is a traditional setting where the diamond is cradled by four or six prongs. The setting allows more light to pass through the ring, giving it a great brilliance. The sparkle also gives a larger appearance to the diamond. Bezel Setting In bezel setting, the diamonds are held in place by a metal rim which surrounds the stone. This setting is popular for its simplicity, and gives a larger appearance to the stone when set on platinum or white gold. With bezel setting, diamonds in any shape can be set on a metal ring. Tension Setting   With tension setting, the diamond is squeezed into the tension-mount metal band, and is held in place by the groove. An engagement ring with this contemporary setting is perfect to accentuate the style of a fashion-forward woman. Channel Setting With channel setting, round or princess cut diamonds are placed side by side into a metal channel, in a continuous row. The deeply set diamonds are securely held in place by the metal, making it a perfect choice for those with an active lifestyle. Cluster Setting  This type of setting is popularly used in wedding bands, pendants and earrings. With cluster setting, small and round brilliant cut diamonds are set close to each other in prong settings. Cluster setting gives a mega sparkle to the stones, as the light which falls on the diamonds’ facets is reflected in all directions. Halo Setting Halo setting is one of the popular choices among celebrities, for the sheer brilliance and elegance that it brings to the ring. With this setting, a center stone is surrounded by numerous small diamonds, creating a halo-like appearance. The big centre-stone used in a halo setting can be round cut, cushion cut, pear cut, old mine cut, etc. The mini halo diamonds create a lot of scintillation, adding to the sparkle of the centre stone. Depending on the best style of setting that would suit your partner’s personality and style, you can now choose the perfect halo engagement ring that would be a reflection of her...

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ENGAGEMENT RINGS BUYING GUIDE

  How to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring “Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring”- Mae West The engagement ring you choose for your partner must be as amazing as her personality. But the world of engagement rings is so vast that it could be quite intimidating to choose a ring that will sweep your partner off her feet. Hence, here are a few tips to help you buy the perfect ring for her: 1. Set your budget A diamond ring comes in a variety of price brackets depending on the cut, carat, clarity and setting of the ring. Hence, you must first set a realistic budget and then contemplate on the kind of ring that you want to gift her. 2. Her ring, Her style! The challenge here is to decipher her style. If she loves the bling factor, halo engagement ring would be the right choice. If she prefers to keep her looks simple and elegant, solitaire engagement ring would be the ideal choice. It is also important to choose a ring with the right diamond and size. Choosing a ring with side diamonds is a great idea as it enhances the beauty of the centre diamond and would look great with any attire. 3. Ask her close ones You are out to create the perfect ring that she would love to wear forever so you want to make sure you have all possible criterias in place. Women often share their wishes with their close ones like friends, siblings or their mother. Asking her mother or her best friend will help you understand about her dream ring. 4. Choose the right shape Have a look at the jewelry she currently wears. This will give you a better idea about which shape suits her best. There is a wide array of attractive shapes of diamonds available like oval, pear, emerald and the classic round-shaped diamond. The classic round shaped diamond gives a shine that catches the eye like no other diamond. The pear-shaped diamond resembles a droplet of water, and can be worn with the point facing either up or down. Pick up an oval-shaped diamond for a unique sparkling look. The square cut diamond gives a balanced and symmetrical look to the ring. 5. Don’t forget the 4 Cs Last but not the least, with diamonds it is important to make a knowlegeable purchase. Diamond Education at Diamond Delight will guide through the important characteristics of a diamond. With the correct information you will be able to decide on the aspects of the diamond that is viable and most important...

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Diamonds – Just for Him!

Men’s jewelry has always been occasion-based…till recent times. All accessories have necessarily been functional.But the metro-sexual begs to differ. Today rings lead the men’s accessories in making a strong individualistic fashion statement. From the comfort zone of traditional, coy, gold bands to the classy, innovative macho styles, male accessories sure have come a long way. Few of the popular trends that are seen in the men’s jewelry diamonds are: Earrings The 90s brought in the trend of wearing an earring, but on a single ear.Nowadays, men of all ages have begun to favor the earrings—some continue to wear them on one ear, while some others are willing to pierce both ears while the still bolder ones have multiple piercing on their ears and may even don them throughout their body.Diamond Delight’s vast collection of diamond earrings for men includes studs and hoops in classic and trendy designs here are few trending products:                   Diamond studded hoops too have become a rage with the big boys and is considered very classy and masculine. Necklaces Metro sexual celebrities have taken necklaces to a completely different level. Necklaces were earlier a popular jewelry restricted to performing artists but today it has become a style statement. Brad Pitt, Jay Sean Justin Bieber you name them and they have been flaunting the accessory. Most men prefer to wear signature studded pendants on chains, and these are available in a myriad of unconventional and striking designs. A very popular preference is also the first letter of their beloved’s name. The picture below shows a diamond necklace with the initial ‘C’, available at Diamond Delight:           Necklaces are a preferred choice during less formal events and are considered as a more casual choice of jewelry. Necklaces or chains are a classy piece of jewelry but keep in mind to not wear a chain that is too thin or too thick. Bracelets While bracelets are less popular among men, simple bracelets look classic and elegant. The steel diamond bracelet from Diamond Delight is classy ensemble to add to your style and collection.               Rings Less is more. When it comes to rings, simple is classy. An aesthetic balance can speak volumes. Men now have a wide variety of styles to choose from. Often, rings are considered to be signets of importance—like an ancestral ring—or a jewelry indicating class and social status. Wedding bands for men are usually simple but today diamonds have become uni-sex and changing trends indicate men choose to have theirs studded with diamonds or even pick...

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Diamonds – A Milestone Gift for Your Child

Diamond is precious; so is your child. Many people believe that children are not to be given finer things in their childhood, as they will not be well taken care of, by the child. While this may be true, it is definitely worth giftingher sparkling diamonds to celebrate the special moments in her life—adorning them would make herconfident about her looks. The first milestone in your daughter’s life is of course her first birthday and a pair of diamond stud earrings or petite diamond drop earrings makes the perfect keepsake, which can be flaunted as she grows into a young adult. Diamond studs have come to replace the traditional birthstone studs and comes in various styles and timeless designs. The next milestone could be when she turns 5. Your tiny-tot is growing fast and has learnt to express whats on her mind.What could be cuter than an angel-wing pendant with a centerpiece diamond to mark a phase of life full of happiness and new experiences? It is also a great gift from a grandparent to a grandchild, to treasure into her adulthood. A fine white gold diamond studded cross makes for a wonderful religious themed gift for her communion. 10 years and as your child entersa phase of assertion, show her your trust and confidence in her as she learns to be more accountable. A charm bracelet or a tiny studded heart pendant would work wonders in building her confidence and personality. As she enters teenage, help her create the foundation for a wonderful personal collection of valuable jewelry.  Get her a heart pendant necklace, a pair of drop earrings, a diamond bracelet and an initial pendant.  She will always treasure them and will be reminded of your unconditional love every time she gets diamond jewelry out of her jewelry box. Whether as a parent or godparents, as an extended family or close family friends, seize the opportunity to make it special for the little princess when she hits a milestone. Visit Diamond Delight to explore more gift ideas for your...

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