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Princess Diamond Earrings

Princess Diamond Earrings
Good websites to purchase diamond earrings?

Looking to purchase princess cut diamond earrings online. Whats a good website with a decent price?

http://www.penndiamondexchange.com/shop/princess-cut-diamond-stud-earrings/
Don’t look for cheap though, cause you’ll get what you pay for. And, the whole point of buying diamonds is that they are expensive. But whatever you get, be sure to take it for appraisal to make sure that it is real, and worth as much as you payed.

Princess Diamond Earrings
Princess Diamond Earrings
Princess Diamond Earrings

Loose Diamond Ring

Loose Diamond Ring
What is the best way to go about buying a loose diamond for an engagement ring you already own?

My boyfriend was given a ring that belonged to his stepfather’s late wife. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but the stone was removed. We are working together to become engaged, and we want to find a diamond together. Where do we start with all the appraisals, rock shopping, resizing, etc?

When buying a loose diamond only buy certified diamonds. GIA, ASG, DCLA are good labs, EGL and a few others are a bit dodgy (not as accurate/specific)…
First thing for you to do is get some education on diamonds and what all the acronims mean and what is decent quality for which cut.
Long story short I suggest you go for:
Colour: D – G anything after that is faint yellow and will not hold its value as well.
Clarity: Flawless – Slightly Included 1 for most cuts (round brilliant, princess, cushion) Or flawless to Very Slightly included 2 for more open fancy cuts such as the emerald or baguette
Cut: Find out what the dimention angles and percentages for the specific cut shape you are going for and compare them to the Certification dimentions. This links tells you what they are for which cuts. Depth and table are the most important
Round http://diamonds.pricescope.com/round.asp
Princess http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc1.asp
Emerald http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc2.asp
Heart, pear etc http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc3.asp
Dark bands or triangles show areas where light is leaking from the diamond.
When choosing the cut always go for the one you like to look at, thats the most important part after all.

I then suggest you go to a reputable private jeweller and ask if they sell loose stones (most do). You tell them what you want and they do the leg work. They will order the stones in for you to see, you should not pay any money at all to the jewellers just to see the stones (some try to scam you like that, it doesn’t cost them more than a few $ to get them in). Always look at 2 or 3 stones next to each other so you can compare.
Get the details and compare the prices online (which are retail prices despite them saying things like “wholesale direct to public”), remember that shops do have overheads though and they will be slightly more expensive, but 200% additional or more is ridiculous (I have seen heaps of jewellers do this). Do your research and go with your gut on whether it seems to much for the size and quality.

You will also have to take the setting in with you as they really can’t be altered all that much, you will have to go with a stone close to the size it was already set with, with a little leeway bigger or smaller.

It is also a good idea to go to many different jewellers for differernt quotes, you will see the huge price range you get for the same thing.
Also try private/independant jewellery artisans as they are sometimes the most competitive.

Loose Diamond Ring
Loose Diamond Ring
Loose Diamond Ring

Natural Rough Diamond

Natural Rough Diamond

Few people know of the Fancy Colored Diamonds, at least many people may not know them by that name. There’re many colors to meet the eye. These rough diamonds become classified, certified, put in categories and go through a grading process. Some of you may know of the famous Blue Diamond or the very expensive Pink Diamond purchased by famous celebrities. These rocks are quite popular with Hollywood Celebrities and the wealthy the world over.

Fancy Diamonds are found primarily in the Argyle mines of Australia. Their extremely rare and precious, constituting less than 1% of the world quantity of rough diamonds manufactured every year and this quantity gets less each year. These precious stones are found in many different colors such as; pink, blue, red, yellow, green, brown, purple, orange, gray, black, violet and even fancy white. Fancy loose diamonds can appear either as one primary color or one with a secondary hue. When the colored stone appears as a single color, the price is much more expensive. An example of one with a secondary hue is a pink diamond with an orange hue or a fancy color of brown, green and yellow, or a grayish blue diamond.

After these diamonds have been classified, these natural rough rocks are certified in a gemological institute such as GIA, HRD, and IGI. Once a stone has been graded and certified the natural loose diamond will have it’s own ID number. Measurements of the loose diamonds, diamond weight, diamond shape, clarity, polish, symmetry, and it’s fluorescence are recorded with the diamond ID. Colored diamonds come in all cuts, including: princess, oval, marquise, heart, pear, radiant, asscher, emerald, cushion and round.

The diamond price is reflected by these categories: color, cut, clarity, and carat cut. Colored diamonds are polished in a way unlike your common white diamond. On these diamonds, the color needs to be emphasized as much as possible. The grading system for colored stones, unlike white diamonds, go by color intensity. Fancy diamonds are graded by: light, fancy light, fancy, fancy intense, fancy deep, fancy dark and fancy vivid. The stronger the color the higher the price, and this goes for all Fancy Colored Diamonds.

Pink Diamonds have been the most popular of the colored diamonds. Fancy vivid and Fancy dark are the most adored and therefore the most expensive. Red, purple and orange are the secondary hues found in pink diamonds and the color in these natural pink rocks are caused by a process called plastic deformation. Pink stones play the role of cupid among the colored diamonds.

Blue Diamonds can be bought in a varied selection of shapes and intensities. They are usually certified by GIA or IGI. Loose blue rocks are extremely rare and as a result, their prices are very high. Fancy blues are completely natural and are classified as either gray-blue or green-blue. The color in gray-blue, grayish-blue, blackish-blue, or black-blue rocks are caused by the presence of small amounts of boron in their molecular structure. Green-blue or greenish-blue (teal) colored diamonds usually contain nitrogen impurities in aggregate form.

Famous people like actor and director, Ben Affleck purchased a 6.1 carat pink diamond as an engagement ring for Jennifer Lopez. David Beckham purchased for his Wife, Victoria Posh Adams, Formerly known as Spice Girl, a $1.8 million pink diamond apology ring. At two consecutive Sotheby auctions, Blue Diamond dealer Lawrence Graff paid for a 3.73 carat fancy vivid blue diamond and Lisa Moussaieff payed for a 39.19 carat blue diamond.

More and more, people are learning of these beautiful and rare diamond colors. Blue and pink are the most common of the colors but the other colors are cheaper and just as beautiful. Knowing the diamonds are classified, certified, and graded adds quality assurance to the selections available for consumers. With the many different colors and secondary hues, you could find that perfect and very unique diamond like no other. The wealthy in many of the nations of our world have been enjoying the beauty of these stones for ages. Now it’s time for you to see the beauty of these Fancy Colored Diamonds and have one of your own.

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Natural Rough Diamond
Natural Rough Diamond
Natural Rough Diamond

Carat Diamond Ring

Carat Diamond Ring
How much would a half-carat diamond ring be worth?

I have a half-carat diamond ring that I want to sell. About how much might I be able to get for it?

The value of a diamond is based on the 4 c’s – color, clarity, cut, and carat. The only way to tell the value of your diamond is to have it appraised.

One thing for sure is that you will not get as much for it as you (or someone) paid for it.

Carat Diamond Ring
Carat Diamond Ring
Carat Diamond Ring

Real Diamond Engagement

Real Diamond Engagement
How popular is it to have a cubic zirconia engagement ring instead of a real diamond? (if at all…)?

cubic zirconia vs. diamond engagement/wedding rings

It’s probably really unpopular. My first engagment ring was a cz because he/we couldn’t afford a real one at the time. About a year after we were married, be bought me a real one (although I didn’t care, I don’t wear it anyway). The ring is not important. Your marriage and faithfulness is what’s important.

Real Diamond Engagement
Real Diamond Engagement
Real Diamond Engagement

Certified Diamond Engagement

Certified Diamond Engagement
What are the advantages of buying a certified diamond and what is the best certification to get?

I’ve been researching diamonds for engagement rings, and I keep seeing different certifications. What certifications should I be looking for, and what are the advantages of buying a certified diamond?

A certified diamond is supposed to match the qualities on it’s papers. The only really good certifications in the US are EGL (European) and GIA (American). A second-class choice is IGI. If you see nearly any diamond that is smaller than a carat and “certified” then it is likely one of those knock-offs. There are many others of course that issue papers (think crummy mall store) but are not very quality, just like the CKC will register dogs from a photo. A certified diamond will also come with a “map” showing the inclusions in the stone, which if you are worried in that a bad jeweler has stolen your stone you can compare it to the map and see. It also is easier to sell/trade your diamond if it is certified because the quality is easy to know.

A certification will make a stone a bit more expensive generally, but you can be sure that it is not misrepresented to you (as long as it is from the ones I told you were good). I recommend going to a small family jeweler for the best price and quality on diamonds. When I worked at a family jeweler our profit margin on diamonds was 30%, with a lower markup on the better quality diamonds to keep them affordable. The mall stores have more than 100% markup– any store that does a 50-75% off sale regularly logically is ripping you off.

Certified Diamond Engagement
Certified Diamond Engagement
Certified Diamond Engagement

Diamond Ring Real

Diamond Ring Real
How can you tell if a diamond ring is real?

my fiance bought me an engagement ring. I doubt he had the money to buy a real diamond but I was still wondering…
the ring’s temporary until he can buy me one “I deserve”. I’m not going to ask because it’s not important.

Why would you want to marry someone that you can’t even pose an honest question to? Ask him! Because if you can’t ask him THAT, you’re going to have some much bigger problems in your marriage.

Sure you could ask a jeweler – but what if you don’t get the answer you want? Are you going to turn it around on him?

Diamond Ring Real
Diamond Ring Real
Diamond Ring Real

Natural Yellow Diamond

Natural Yellow Diamond
My “diamonds” in my wedding rings glow yellow in black light. Is this natural?

Iv read that diamons with high floresence glow blue in black light, so why do my diamonds glow yellow? are they fake? is there any other way i can tell, other than tryin to see if they cut another diamond lol

take it too a specialist like a clerk at zale and the can tell you. Its free and easy.

Natural Yellow Diamond
Natural Yellow Diamond
Natural Yellow Diamond

Fancy Pink Diamond

Fancy Pink Diamond
Is This A Cute Outfit???????????????????

Well my friend and I are going to an award show and I wanted to know is this a cute outfit?

Dress:http://www.edressme.com/1002.html#

Accessories:http://www.allwebjewelry.com/category_diamond-bracelets-c206/14k-white-gold-12-54ct-diamond-fancy-pointer-bracelet-p25025.html

http://www.allwebjewelry.com/category_diamond-earrings-c302/14k-white-gold-52ct-diamond-bezel-set-hoop-earrings-p25086.html

Hair:http://www.imageandstylenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/long-hairstyles4.jpg

My shoes are going to be pink but theyre going to be custome made everything going to to be custom made to match the dress even the jelewry n my dress is going to be tailored is this a good outfit?
Im going to the BET Awards that why I need to luk my best.

this is soooo cute i love the dress and the accessories go perfect with it. the hair is awesome too

Fancy Pink Diamond
Fancy Pink Diamond
Fancy Pink Diamond