Saturday, May 23, 2009

Diamonds Are The Hardest Substance Known To Man

Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, and the only thing capable of cutting a diamond is another diamond. Made of pure carbon, diamonds form in the earth for thousands of years, making each diamond unique.

The first diamond was discovered 4,000 years ago in India, and many jewelery shop are continuing the tradition by using an exclusive source of diamond jewelery in Mumbai in India or in any other Indian city.

The quality of diamonds is not judged by size - various criteria need to be considered when buying a piece of diamond jewelery. These qualities are the four C's - cut, clarity, colour and carat.
The cut of the diamond refers to the angles and proportions that diamond cutters create in the stone to polish it and maximize its brilliance. Diamonds are classically round cut, but they can also be marquise, heart, emerald, princess, pear and oval shapes.

The clarity of a diamond is judged by the quantity, size, position, colour, release and shape of its inclusions which are tiny flaws - think of them as the diamond's birthmarks. The fewer the inclusions, the greater the quality and corresponding value of a diamond.

While we have all seen breathtaking yellow, blue, pink, green and red diamonds, they are very rare. Traditionally diamond engagement and wedding rings use clear diamonds. The closer a diamond is to being completely colourless, the more valuable it becomes.

You must also consider the setting you would like for your diamond when you want to buy a diamond ring or anything else- Online jewelery shop offer diamond rings in both yellow and white gold settings and a small range in platinum.

A diamond's value is not judged by its size but by its weight. A diamond's weight is measured in carats, and one carat equals 200 milligrams. Carats can be broken into 100 points, so a 0.5 carat diamond can also be referred to as a 50 point diamond, or half a carat. Not all diamonds of the same carat will cost the same - the quality of the other three c's, the cut, clarity and colour, all have to be the same.

Knowing all this should help anyone who want to buy a diamond ring or any diamond jewelery.

Gerald Online is a shop where you can buy a Diamond gold ring, Diamond Ring and many other types of jewelery.

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