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Champagne White Diamond

Champagne White Diamond
My engagement ring is 5/8 with clarity I1, round white & Champagne diamonds & 14 white gold. Is this good?

It’s 14K white gold, Metal color is white, Stones: 5/8 ct. t.w. round white and champagne diamonds. The setting is prong and pressure, color rating is white diamonds H/I and champagne diamonds, clarity is I1-12. They’re selling it for $634.07 is this a good price for this type of ring? Please help!

Does it matter is it a good or a bad price? Do you like it or not?

Champagne White Diamond
Champagne White Diamond
Champagne White Diamond

EGL Round Diamond

EGL Round Diamond

Choosing best value diamonds is very subjective because what would represent best value to one customer would be way out of the reach of another. By taking a look at the way in which diamonds are appraised it is possible to see which diamonds would be the best value for you.

Not all diamonds are colorless, which is something that factors into the cost of a diamond. According to gemologists, such as those that carry out appraisals of EGL loose diamonds, the most expensive diamonds are those that have some color.

For GIA diamond rings, the diamond that is being appraised is placed next to a master stone that has been previously graded by this institute. Then it is compared to the master stone in terms of color quality under an ultra violet light. It may take the use of several of these master stones before a match or a close match is found.

Of course the best color for a diamond is none at all, showing that the diamond is pure. There is also a color grading scale to categorize the diamonds. The AGS (American Gem Society) used numbers to grade the color of a diamond, but the other appraisal societies use letter grades. Colorless diamonds have a grade of D, E or F, which is the highest.

Those that are almost colorless have a grade of G to J. Faint yellow diamonds are graded between K and M. The list proceeds to very light yellow with grades between N and R, and light yellow has grades from S to W. Fancy, yellow best value diamonds are graded X, Y, or Z.

The above examples are for grading yellow diamonds. There is a grading chart for other colors of diamonds that work in the same way. The most expensive diamond you can buy is a red diamond, which has a value of about $1 million per carat.

The number of carats in the diamond is another factor in considering whether you have best value diamonds. Carat is the easiest of the four C’s of diamond appraisal to understand. It refers to the weight and measurement of the stone. It is only natural that the larger the diamond the greater the carat and therefore the more expensive it is.

What many people do not realize is that the cut of the diamond plays a part in determining the carat weight. This is why the cut of the diamond plays an important role in the price and in determining whether or not you have best value diamonds. The main diamond cuts for rings and pieces of jewelry are:

• Emerald

• Princess

• Marquise

• Oval

• Round

• Pear

• Trillion

When appraising the cut of EGL loose diamonds or GIA diamond rings, gemologists also look at the precision of the cut because this can cause imperfections in the diamond and the way in which it catches the light. One of the main aspects is the symmetry of all the facets or points of the diamonds. The way in which the diamond is finished and polished also comes into play in determining the overall value.

Experts recommend that when you are buying a diamond for an engagement ring, you should be prepared to spend at least two month’s salary. For most people, the only diamond ring they ever buy or receive is a diamond engagement ring, while for others buying diamonds and diamond jewelry is an everyday occurrence that doesn’t affect their bank account in any major way. You may look at a diamond and think it is a wonderful choice because of your budget and another customer would pass it by moving immediately to a more expensive diamond.

Allison Ryan is a freelance marketing writer from San Diego, CA. She specializes in best value diamonds, EGL loose diamonds, and IGI appraisals. For design your own diamond jewelry, check out http://www.diamondwave.com/.

EGL Round Diamond
EGL Round Diamond
EGL Round Diamond

Crystal Beaded Earrings

Crystal Beaded Earrings

Beaded jewelry making is a good idea of making your own jewelry out of glass beads. It started almost 3,000 years ago but it was used for denoting wealth and social status that only high class society people are allowed to wear beaded jewelry. Nowadays this jewelry is used by many for fashion purposes. You can make beaded jewelry on your own even though you’re not a jewelry designer. If you have the talent then enhance it by creating different kinds of beaded jewelry.

There are different kinds of glass beads that can be used for making necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The commonly used glass beads for jewelry making are crystal beads, seed beads, coral beads, plastic beads or even sterling silver and gold beads. You can even make beaded jewelry in different colors like red, blue, yellow, black, white, pink, violet and green. The most common beads used by jewelry designers are the Italian seed beads and Camilla glass beads because these beads has varieties of shapes and designs that can theme your jewelry in different purposes. In order to make amazing jeweleries you must choose the best glass beads.

There are techniques that you need to know such as stitching, stringing, knotting and wire wrapping. These techniques will make your jewelry definitely look extraordinary among the rest. There are also different of strings or thread used like silk, nylon, string, twine and plastics. The C-Lon and nylon are the preferred threads used in this craft because of their quality. Never ever use sewing threads or dental floss in stringing beads for they break easily and they are not appropriate for threading beads as well.

Beaded jewelry making will be successful if you will use the basic materials and follow the procedures carefully. Just create colorful and elegant jeweleries by mixing and matching different shapes and styles of beads. You can also use your extra beads at home to make them into necklaces, bracelets and anklets for accessories. Now that you know all these things about this beautiful craft, get those hands working and start making your own jewelry.

Tiffany Leffler is a glass beadmaking expert. Learn Ground-Breaking Secrets Of Making Your Own Glass Beads! Discover more information about beaded jewelry making, visit http://www.glassbeadjewelrymaking.com.

Crystal Beaded Earrings
Crystal Beaded Earrings
Crystal Beaded Earrings

Crystal Necklace Bracelet

Crystal Necklace Bracelet
How can I be a Swarovski crystal bead distributor?

I would like to sell swarovski beads, rondelles and other items from Swarovski necessary for making necklaces and bracelets. Any idea as to how I can be a distributor with buying at wholesale prices?

have you tried
www.firemountaingems.com

Also, most places will require your resale tax id number before giving you a wholesale price list.

Crystal Necklace Bracelet
Crystal Necklace Bracelet
Crystal Necklace Bracelet

Crystal Bracelet Sets

Crystal Bracelet Sets
Im mad at one of my friends?

What happened is that she was having a bad day and got really disrespectful caused i asked her why she wore something and she told me that she could wear whatever the f%@# she wanted and then said well i think your face looks funny and i don’t say anything about that. I didn’t mean to make fun of her and now i have not even talked to her and today she asked me what was the problem and all i said was you know what you did. My best friend told me to forget about her but i think i like her, i just don’t like the fact she treated me like that, if it was another one of her friends she would not have reacted that way. i personally think i have been a good friend cause i have given her a bracelet and a swarovski crystal set both worth over 150 dollars and i every single friday i always go out to eat with her and i only met her this school year. What do you think, best answer gets 10 Pt’s

let her know that you are not her door mat. what ever she says to you she should be able to say it to her other friends. let her know that you believe there is a chance that this could become a great friendship but she also can’t be so sensitive when someone asks her a question. explain that you didn’t mean it as an insult and you just wanted to know why she did what she did. tell her there is no reason to use language like that with you and tell her not to say something to someone she likes unless she wants someone to say the exact same thing to her.

Crystal Bracelet Sets
Crystal Bracelet Sets
Crystal Bracelet Sets

Brilliant Diamond EGL

Brilliant Diamond EGL
What is a fair price for this diamond?

Hi everyone,

I’m planning on upgrading the diamond on my wife’s engagement ring. I’ve been offered this diamond from the jeweler I bought the original ring from:

1.01 ct
G color
SI2 clarity
Round Brilliant
EGL Certificate

Does $5650 seem like a reasonable price for this stone?

Thanks!

It sounds about right. Check out www.bluenile.com for pricing.

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond_search.asp?track=dss&filter_id=0

Blue Nile says prices are $3860 up to over $6000 depending on the cut of the stone from fair to signature ideal. It depends on the dimensions of your stone.

Edit: Make sure it says U.S. EGL laboratory. From my readings, that lab is reputable and they grade clarity higher than the other two.

Brilliant Diamond EGL
Brilliant Diamond EGL
Brilliant Diamond EGL

Fuchsia Swarovski Crystal

Fuchsia Swarovski Crystal

Every season has its own unique flavor and color palette. The lazy days of late summer have a distinct mood that is different than the feeling of early summer. As summer slides towards fall, the colors that you use for your wedding can get deeper and richer. Here are some suggestions for the best colors for a late summer wedding.

If spring is a time of pastels, then early summer is a time of true and pure colors like sunshine yellow and a lively pink. As the summer months really heat up, the ideal colors are vibrant and bold. Bright orange, fuchsia, and hot pink are the name of the game for a July wedding. But in the waning lazy days of August as the days begin to grow a little shorter and fall is in sight, it is time to think about introducing some rich colors into your wedding color scheme. The colors should walk that line between the brights of high summer and the rich colors of the autumn leaves.

A wonderful color to use for a late summer wedding is a sunwashed Nantucket red. This is the color of red canvas that has spent the summer baking in the hot sun. It is not a red that has faded to pink or the true red of Christmas; Nantucket red is a dusky relaxed shade of red that is ideal for a warm August afternoon. It has a classic appeal that is right at home in the beach, at a yacht club, or even under a tent in your own backyard. It pairs beautifully with a crisp nautical navy blue for a classic combination that is unbeatable.

Another terrific late summer color is a rich sunflower yellow. In fact this late summer flower would be the perfect thing around which to design your wedding. Mini-sunflowers make excellent additions to the bouquets and centerpieces. They are bold, cheerful, and have the perfect coloring for a late summer wedding. A simple sunflower motif would make a lovely embellishment when done in letterpress on the top of the wedding invitations. The sunflower yellow can be mixed with a few deep brown accents for a more sophisticated design scheme, or with a peppy red and white gingham check for a great picnic atmosphere.

Deep sunflower yellow can also be a nice choice for your bridesmaid dresses, as long as it is a color that will be attractive with the coloring of your particular set of attendants. Tone it down by layering in a deep brown sash. Alternately, you could try the reverse: a deep brown dress with a sunflower yellow sash. If done in a summery fabric like a cotton faille, it would be a great choice for any late summer wedding. You can also think about bringing your colors in with Swarovski crystal bracelets for your bridesmaid gifts. Make up your own mix and match set of bracelets made with Swarovski crystals in your colors for your bridesmaids to have fun stacking.

A muted purple is another color that is excellent for a late summer wedding. Think of the dusty purple of wildflowers, perhaps used in combination with a sage green. This is a fantastic color palette that fits nicely between the brightness of the early summer and the darker fall hues. Certainly you would want to plan your bouquets and centerpieces around these tones, but they would also be fantastic for the table linens and bridesmaid dresses, as well.

Have fun, play around, and experiment with different colors and unique color pairings to come up with your own perfect palette for your late summer wedding. Look for tones that have a depth and richness to them, while still retaining a hint of a sun-kissed effect, and you will have a winning color scheme for your wedding design.

Read Guy’s other articles on weddings,society and fashions and let us know what you think. Call us at SilverlandJewelry.com for help with your wedding jewelry or gift needs. Swarovski crystal bracelets can be custom made in your wedding colors for perfect bridesmaid gifts.

Fuchsia Swarovski Crystal
Fuchsia Swarovski Crystal
Fuchsia Swarovski Crystal

Pink Diamond Solitaire

Pink Diamond Solitaire
Diamond Solitaire with Pink Accents ?

Hi I am browsing engagement rings. I recently saw a girl at the mall with my dream but didnt get to ask her about it. It was a diamond solitaire ring with a band that had either tiny pink sapphires on it or pink diamonds.. couldnt tell which. but i have been unable to find anything similiar online. Has anyone seen any engagement rings with large diamond solitaire and pink accents on band? thanks so much

I just saw this exact ring on Bidz.com. It is under engagement rings and it is under the buyz at the bottom of the page. 10/1/2008

Pink Diamond Solitaire
Pink Diamond Solitaire
Pink Diamond Solitaire

Cut Diamond Pendant

Cut Diamond Pendant
Does anyone know the tool used to “diamond cut” Sterling Silver?

I’ve been designing my own jewelry for a few months now, working primarily with sterling silver. I very much would like to advance myself by making “diamond cuts” in my pendants, rings, etc. but have yet to find any answers in how to do this. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Denise T

Actually you need a diamond bit to do diamond cuts.

Cut Diamond Pendant
Cut Diamond Pendant
Cut Diamond Pendant