The New Trend for 2017 – Oval Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

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The trend for diamond engagement rings in 2017 will be ‘Fancy’ cut diamonds.  ‘Fancy’ cut means non-round shape diamonds such as Oval cut diamonds.  A number of celebrities, including recently engaged Julianne Hough, Katharine McPhee, Kandi Buruss, Whitney Port, Teresa Palmer, and Blake Lively already know about this trend. The Oval cut diamond engagement ring puts a nice touch of elegance on the finger and it’s lower in price compared to a Round cut diamond, which is always a plus! You can find a 1.3ct Oval cut diamond on diamondhedge.com for $2,043 (hint: it may get sold very quickly) Below are a few settings that go well with an Oval cut diamond. Neil Lane Engagement Ring     Blue Nile Studio Oval Vintage Fleur de Lis Halo Engagement Ring   Blue Nile Studio East-West Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring   Jared Diamond Engagement Ring

Types of Diamonds

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Not all diamonds are created equal, but when most people think about diamond differences, they only consider the 4C’s –cut, clarity, carat, color. But the diamond classification system separates diamonds on their physical and chemical properties, as well as by evaluating atomic makeup of diamond.  Only 20% of diamonds is used as gemstones Here you can see list of diamond types in existence White Diamonds Champagne Diamonds Pink Champagne Diamonds Yellow Diamonds Blue Diamonds Green Diamonds Purple Diamonds Synthetic Diamonds White Diamonds – This type of diamond is most used for gifts and wedding & engagement jewelry. It is found in different parts of the world with different shapes and sizes. Blue Diamonds –Blue diamonds are very expensive and extremely rare to find. In recent years, there is way to custom develop a blue fancy diamond. Fancy blue diamonds are now available in a wide range of shades, ranging from […]

How to Choose a Diamond & Engagement Ring

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Choosing the right diamond and diamond engagement ring is the third largest purchase a person may do – no matter whether online or at a physical store – is a difficult thing to do.  Most people do not know what to look for in a good diamond, and there are many misconceptions! You will be able to spend your budget on the quality diamond it’s more important for you Gladly, we are here to help you. Since I bought the first diamond for my fiancé diamonds have become a huge passion of mine! I am running this blog to help you out with any problem you might have concerning your diamond purchase! Choose your diamond and diamond engagement ring Choosing a diamond and a diamond engagement ring is big task for couples who are getting engaged soon. Here are some methods that will really help you to find right diamond engagement ring. […]

History of Diamonds

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Diamond name is derived from the Greek word “adamas”, which translates to “unconquerable.” What is a diamond? There are many views about diamonds. Most people think of a diamond as a beautiful gemstone used to make beautiful jewelry. We explain what your diamond really is? Technically Diamond is an allotrope, or a form, of the element carbon (a diamond is actually carbon in its most concentrated form). Within a diamond, the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. This arrangement of carbon atoms essentially means that the diamond expands outward at the same rate in all directions during its initial growth.                                                         Diamond is the most concentrated form of pure carbon in the […]

Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

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If you are not familiar with diamond jewelry, especially when buying a diamond engagement ring, understanding what your options are in terms of diamond shapes which are available can be confusing. Almost all diamond shapes for jewelry come in one of ten shapes, they can be either round or fancy diamond shapes: round, princess, oval, marquise, pear, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, and heart. Below are brief descriptions of each of these shapes.   Round: Of the ten diamond shapes for engagement rings, round is the most popular. As a result of the precise method that round diamonds are cut, this shape is able to optimize the reflection of light, which allows the maximization of potential brightness from the stone. If you are on a budget, but want options, round diamonds offers more flexibility when balancing other diamond characteristics such as cut and clarity to achieve your optimal brilliance and brightness. […]

Wholesaler vs Retailer When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

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So you have decided to take the big jump and get engaged. So, now what? You have to decide what type of diamond and engagement ring you want to get. So you talk to a couple of your friends (just make sure your friends don’t open up their big mouth about the proposal), and one of your friends tells you they have ‘a guy’ (everyone seems to have ‘a guy’). This ‘guy’ he’s referring to is a diamond wholesaler (most of the time). So what does a diamond wholesaler do? Diamond Wholesaler A diamond wholesaler is someone who buys diamonds in bulk and sells it to brick-and-morter stores or to on-line diamond companies. They procure diamonds with a deep discount because they buy in bulk. They don’t usually sell to the public or individual buyers unless it’s a friend or a friend’s friend. Diamond wholesaler have access to a pricing […]

Your Salary vs World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

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We have all seen pictures of the enormous diamond engagement and wedding rings that top celebrity superstars like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez have been photographed wearing, but how much do these diamond rings cost and can you ever afford one, and if so how long would it take for you to save up to buy a diamond ring like that? According to the US Census, the median household income is $51,017. Using this average salary, this is how long it would take the average American to buy one of the world’s top ten most expensive diamonds, assuming that one’s entire income would go towards saving up for a ring!   Allnatt Diamond. The Allnatt Diamond estimated worth is $3 million, and would take the average American almost 59 years to buy this diamond. The Allnatt Diamond is named after Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, a previous owner of the diamond. The […]

How To Read A Diamond GIA Certificate

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What is a GIA certificate? GIA stands for Gemological Institute of America. The GIA created the 4 C’s grading system and also has the strictest grading standards of the leading labs (other labs are IGI, AGS, GSI, EGL) but GIA is also the most consistent. An accredited independent gemological laboratory like the GIA issues a diamond certificate or diamond report. The certificate includes grades for the diamond’s carat, cut, color and clarity. The grades are very subjective since an individual looks at each diamond under a loop (10x magnifying glass) and is the opinion of the individual at the lab. Other information such as the diamond’s polish, symmetry, fluorescence, and a graphical depiction showing the location of the diamond’s inclusions is also included in the certificate.   Once you have the diamond engagement ring GIA certificate/report, first look at the Cut grade. This is the one of the most important […]

Top 10 Celebrity Engagement Rings

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Celebrity engagement rings are some of the most stunning diamonds you will ever see. The cost of some of these diamonds could feed a small country! To put this list in perspective, the average cost of an engagement ring in America is $5,431. The ‘cheapest’ ring featured on this list is $500,000, and the most expensive ring is worth $8.8 million.  Here is a list of some of the most expensive diamond rings a few lucky girls wear. #10. Prince William and Kate Middleton All time favorite engagement rings for women around the world is the one Prince William gave Kate Middleton for their engagement. This is one of the most iconic rings on the planet because it’s the same ring worn by Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana. This 18-carat oval blue sapphire ring cost $60,000 at the time Princess Diana wore it, but is now is worth around $500,000. […]

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

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What do girls look for in a diamond engagement ring? Well, that all depends on the girl! There are some girls who want it all, a large sparkly diamond, with exceptional cut and clarity that is internally flawless. These are the type of girls that know a superior diamond, and can spot an inferior quality a mile away. Large diamonds that have the highest grade of flawlessness of course are the most expensive. So how do you please your future fiancé if she is this type of girl? Well first, be realistic about your budget. If the sky is the limit, then buy the best diamond that money can buy! Unfortunately, most people are not so lucky, and for those who do have a budget, it is better to sacrifice the size of the diamond for the quality of the diamond. Also, it is important to note that certain diamond […]