When people tell me that they have a nice four ct. aquamarine stone ring, they tell me that they just noticed that the stone was chipped and do jewelry shops actually repair stones? The diamond brilliance and liveliness is as important as its color. After all, that’s what sets the gem apart from glass and cheap imitations. A well cut diamond has more sparkle; more brilliance and “fire,” than any other gem. But the key to the sparkle is in its being well cut. We have seen diamonds that were so badly cut that they had no life at all. In fact, one might just as well be looking at a piece of glass. These diamonds have their place in jewelry design when, for instance, celebrities, who have, or want, to appear at many gala and Oscar performances, want to wear diamonds but, generally cannot afford the real thing. Another time when these cheaper diamonds may be required, is when a copy of an original mined diamond is needed to be duplicated.
1) Cut: this is the shape of the stone, shapes come in ( round, oval, square, pear, marquise, cushion, emerald, trilian, baguette ). The most popular shapes overall are the round and square also known as princess cut. Our personal experience at Jewels Quest lately has been a stronger preference for the cushion cut. Cut also refers to the facets of a diamond, the amount of facets determines how much light is reflected. The more facets, the more light. We always desire more sparkle and therefore the cut and facets are often a very important consideration but not as important as the “clarity grade”.
The gem quality of diamond necklaces is more dependent on industrial applications than on the properties of the material itself. This standard has created the environment for the imitation and invention of processes to increase the gemological properties of natural diamond necklaces such as the simulants. Most consumers are already familiar with cubic zirconia and moissanite. Both types are produced synthetically. They are advertised as diamond-like and are less costly than the real ones. With the strides made in this industry, most people fail to see the difference with real diamond necklaces compared to those made of simulants.
There are also more styles and sizes available in synthetic diamonds as lab producers are able to control variables when creating the gems rather than allowing the natural processes of the Earth to do the creating. If you would like a bigger, more colorful diamond without paying high prices, purchasing a synthetic diamond or gem is the best option. While natural diamonds take millions of years to produce, man-made gems can take as little as a few days to be created making the ordering process quick and easy.
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