Diamonds

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It is often said that if you want to win a woman’s heart, get her a diamond ring.

Diamonds have a timeless beauty and appeal. They are also the most expensive of the gemstone variety because of their rarity and requires a lot of labor to get them out of the earth.

Most of the women and girls are crazy about diamond jewels and it is said that it is better to have a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one?

Natural diamonds also come in sensational colors like light pink, deep pink diamonds, yellow, brown look and many other hues of green and blue.

What is the Right Diamond Shape For You?

The answer to this differs for each person and is based on a variety of factors. Without question, the shape and cutting style that is most brilliant and fiery is the round brilliant diamond. This is probably the single reason why round diamonds outsell other shapes by a factor of about 7 to 1.

Diamond shapes other than round are referred to as fancy in the trade. If your preference leans toward a fancy shape diamond, there are a few factors to keep in mind.

Emerald cuts have a sleek elegant look but are among the less brilliant shapes in terms of fire and return of light to the viewer’s eye. In addition, flaws in an emerald shape stone are much more noticeable. Due to the way the diamond is cut, an internal flaw in an emerald shape will be reflected and amplified to look like worse than it really is.

Princess cuts are perhaps the best choice among fancy cut diamonds for overall brilliance and fire. The facets in a princess cut diamond are very similar in arrangement to those in a round cut stone.

Marquis cuts can vary greatly in their length to width ratio. When viewing a Marquis cut, look straight into the table of the stone and see if you can identify a black bow-tie image directly at the center of the stone. Many Marquis suffer from this bow-tie effect and it detracts from the overall brilliance of this shape.

Asscher cuts as well as Radiant and Cushion cuts require closer evaluation. In particular, the Asscher can be a beautiful and brilliant cut but, along with the Radiant and Cushion cuts. Unless they are cut to correct proportions, they can be dull and lifeless.

Pear and Oval cuts are usually reserved for stones over two carats. These do not display the fire and brilliance inherent in the brilliant round cut and the selection available is usually quite limited.

Trilliant, Heart and Baguette cuts are usually used as side or accent stones in a fancy solitaire setting.

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