Made from the depths of the Earth for millions of years, withstanding pressure and heat and concocted from a volcanic eruption, diamonds certainly stand out in more ways than one. Diamonds are cherished for their beauty and value. The way they scintillate and sparkle, the cut that ignites fire and the color and size that attracts attention are just few of the reasons why diamonds continue to be the most timeless and valuable mineral on Earth.
Diamonds are used in several industries including medicine and technology. However, the most evident use of diamonds where they can be seen and appreciated by the naked eye is in jewellery.
Way back in the 15th Century, Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to his betrothed as a symbol of their engagement. It was worn on the lady’s fourth finger on the left hand with the belief that its veins lead all the way to the woman’s heart. Today, no proposal or engagement is ever complete without a diamond ring.
Apart from the appealing visual appearance of a diamond, there are several things you need to know to appreciate it even more. For one, it is the hardest mineral and its surface can withstand deterioration. It has a personality uniquely its own and the diamond jewellery you choose and wear can be a wonderful representation of your own beauty. It is also very rare and valuable, making diamonds as great investments.
When choosing a diamond, you should consider the 4C’s: color, cut, clarity and carat.
The color in diamond usually refers to the absence of color. Diamonds usually come in white and colorless, allowing light to perfectly pass through. However, some diamonds do come in other colors: yellow, green, pink and red. A grading system for diamond color begins with the label “D” referring to a colorless diamond. A diamond with lesser color is deemed more expensive and valuable.
The cut of the diamond refers to the shape, number of facets and workmanship of the cut. An artisan may be given a rough diamond from which he will fashion a diamond cut. However, he should not only come up with a round-shaped diamond, for example, but also consider that the facets are proportional and the cut is excellent. The diamond’s cut is responsible for the diamond’s brilliance and sparkle.
The diamond’s clarity refers to the number of inclusions and blemishes. Diamonds are naturally-occurring substances from the depths of the Earth and they may contain some non-crystallized carbon. These inclusions may affect a diamond’s brilliance. The lesser the inclusions and blemishes on a diamond are, the more valuable the diamond becomes.
Carat is the unit of measurement used for the diamonds. It measures the weight, rather than the size or the diameter. The carat is composed of 100 points, so a diamond that measures half a carat has 50 points.
Diamonds may be the hardest minerals but with improper care and storage, their beauty may diminish.
It is important to have your diamond jewelleries regularly checked by your jeweller and check for loosed settings and prongs. If you are unsure how to clean your diamonds, you can entrust the cleaning to your jeweller as well.
Store your diamonds in a lined box or in pouches. Cover each piece with tissue or soft cloth so they do not scratch one another.
Choosing a reputable and trusted jeweller is the first step towards securing diamonds with the finest quality. Invest in jewellers who have extensive understanding and knowledge about diamonds, approachable and can easily answer your questions in layman’s terms.
Sky Jewellery believes that you are our jewels, thus should be treated with utmost care. Our well-trained staff will attend to your needs as you visit our stores and showrooms. We believe in making your visit a remarkable experience, one that you will definitely treasure.
Whether it is Valentines’ Day or an ordinary day, there’s a Sky Jewellery that you can wear. Our products are priced with the most competitive rates so that each purchase you make becomes an investment, not an expense. We also have specialized offers for all types of occasions, including Mother’s Day, Christmas and major Indian and Islamic Festivals.
Sky Jewellery is home to the most talented jewellery designers and craftsmen. Our team makes sure that each piece comes out exquisite and polished to perfection. We pay attention to our products’ littlest detail and are up-to-date with the latest designs and trends in the industry. We make each piece with love so that every ring, necklace or earring astounds your sight and captures your heart.