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CARE FOR DIAMOND JEWELLERY

We know that diamonds are forever but a little care will keep it sparkling just the way you bought it. As diamonds are the hardest substance on the earth's surface, a diamond can scratch another diamond. So diamond jewellery should be stored carefully & individually so that the diamonds do not scratch each other.

 It is advisable not to wear diamond jewellery while doing heavy work as the edges of diamonds can chip. Also diamonds can get loosened from their settings. One can get their diamond jewellery periodically checked by a professional jeweller to ensure that the settings have not been affected.

Self-cleaning of diamond jewellery can also be done at home to keep their lustre - Take a bowl of warm water. Add a light liquid detergent to it & mix well. Soak the piece of jewellery in it for a few minutes. Then brush it with a soft toothbrush. Finally rinse well in warm water & dry with a soft cloth.

 

HOW to buy a diamond

The four C's, that is color , clarity, cut, carat weight.....Diamond professionals use these four factors to describe and classify diamonds. When taken together, they help in evaluating the finished diamonds you buy. That's why they are often called value factors.
 

Color : Less the color ,more valuable is the diamond!

Clarity : Like the rest of the Four Cs, clarity’s influence on value is directly related to the concept of rarity.

Flawless diamonds are very rare—so rare, in fact, that it’s possible to spend a lifetime in the jewelry industry without ever seeing one. So, they command top prices.

Few things in nature are absolutely perfect. This is as true of diamonds as anything else. Diamonds have internal features, called inclusions, and surface irregularities, called blemishes. Together, they’re called clarity characteristics. Clarity is the relative absence of clarity characteristics. Blemishes include scratches and nicks on a diamond’s surface. Inclusions are on the inside (some might break the surface of the stone, but they are still considered inclusions). Sometimes, tiny diamond or other mineral crystals are trapped inside a diamond when it forms. Depending on where they’re located, they might still be there after the stone has been cut and polished.
 

Cut :

The distance from the bottom of the girdle to the culet is the pavilion depth. A pavilion depth that’s too shallow or too deep will allow light to escape from the side of the stone, or leak out of the bottom. A well-cut diamond will direct more light through the crown.



 

Carat Weight:

The last C has to do with the basic measuring unit of diamonds. It’s Carat Weight—how much your diamond weighs. One carat diamonds are rarer than those under a carat, so they’re priced accordingly.


 

 

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