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THE SHAPES OF YOUR DIAMOND JEWELERY

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THE SHAPES OF YOUR DIAMOND JEWELERY

Diamonds in the rough are as ordinary as any regular stone, sometimes uglier. But once these are cut into shapes into the diamond jewelry that we are familiar with, the transformation is simply amazing. Diamonds are usually cut to accentuate their brilliance, fire and color.

 

  

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Not Just Natural: Colored Diamond Jewelry

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Not Just Natural: Colored Diamond Jewelry


Contrary to what we commonly know, diamond jewelries are not always clear. Colored diamonds are becoming more popular compared with the usual white and transparent diamonds even though naturally colored diamonds are more expensive. Some companies are giving some of their diamonds color treatment to make it more suitable for some customers, budget-wise.

Treating diamonds with color would be by inducing the stones into extremely high heat to change the color. It could also be painted. When appraising color-treated diamonds, they tend to be more affordable since the color are less intense compared with the natural ones. 

There are different shades and colors for naturally colored diamonds. But there are popular color shades and combinations, they are the pink, blue, brown, yellow, orange, green and red. Interestingly, there are also black diamonds. Yellow colored diamonds are the most common, while those in red, blue and green are the rarest.

      


When buying naturally colored diamonds, they are evaluated and checked just like the white and transparent ones. The 4 Cs are still used in grading colored diamonds: cut, clarity, color and carat. However, the way or the factors how colored diamond are inspected are different. 

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NEW BEST FRIEND: MAN MADE JEWELRY

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NEW BEST FRIEND: MAN MADE JEWELRY

There is not doubt about the value of a diamond jewelry. Over the centuries, man are trying to create the perfect synthetic diamond, something that will look like a diamond jewelry on the naked eye.  As early as 1893, there are already attempts in creating substitutes to diamonds. The first attempt to make a man made diamond was done by Frederic Henri Moissan which involved heating charcoal and adding pressure that caused changes from the graphite into a diamond. But it was 1979 when mass production of diamond imitations became possible. 

De Beers was the first to coin the term, “ A Diamond is Forever” during the 1940s. With this kind of advertising, diamond became the usual stone for engagement rings. Before, during 1930s, engagement rings would usually have opals, rubies and sapphires for their stone. The value of diamonds started to increase, so was the attempts to create a perfect synthetic diamond. 

By 1955, General Electric produced small artificial diamonds which where of the same quality as industrial diamonds. Synthetic diamonds were created by exposing carbon dioxide to heat over a metal surface. The heat was created or generated by several lasers. Today, they are mass produced with production reaching as much as 100 tons every year.

  

Here are some lists of diamond imitating stones: 

 Rhinestones or crystallized quartz which can look like a diamond, however, they could get easily scratched. 

 Zircon is another kind of stone which could pose as a diamond. By exposing the stone to heat, it could turn colorless making it look like quartz and diamond. Just like rhinestones they could get easily scratched. 
 Cubic zirconia is called the grandfather of artificial diamonds. As a diamond copy, it is synonymous with low-cot jewelry and not as a decent fashion accessory. 

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JEWELRY FOR MEN

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JEWELRY FOR MEN

Jewelries, especially diamond jewelries and accessories are commonly associated with women. But nowadays, jewelries are also becoming popular among men. History has showed us the accessorizing is common among men during the early civilizations. Men would wear rings and pendants bearing their symbols and signs, displaying heir social and class status through them. 

Currently, the most common jewelry for men is the groom’s ring. Over the years, groom’s ring has become more than just a ring but has become a symbol of the groom’s prosperity and stability. Men has different preference for their rings, some would like jewelries that are subtle, while others would like intricate rings that will match the bride’s ring. Whatever design, it would surely reflect the personality of the owner.

   

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CAN MEN WEAR DIAMOND JEWELRY?

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CAN MEN WEAR DIAMOND JEWELRY?

Wearing diamond jewelry—especially for men—connotes not only power, but also strength, prominence and status in life. Ever since the beginning of time, jewelry has always signified power. Back then it was the kings who wear most of the jewels in the royal family. In 1200s Europe, royalties—especially the king—wear diamonds set. As a matter of fact, King Louis IX of France even enacted a law that no one can wear a ring with diamonds but only the king. 

In these days of equality, men also wear wedding rings to signify his eternal love for his wife. One of the latest trends in a man’s wedding ring today is with inlaid gemstones like diamonds. It has become acceptable for the modern society that men wear diamonds for their wedding ring depending on their personal taste and preference.

    

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