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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

Stone Diamond Pendant

Stone Diamond Pendant
Where do they sell this diamond pendant?

this image is from ebay, but i don’t feel safe purchasing something for $300 on ebay, does anyone know where they sell this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/38ct-SI-H-Diamond-3-Stone-Pendant-14KT-White-Gold_W0QQitemZ330149827510QQihZ014QQcategoryZ92774QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

oh i’d just go for it!

i’ve gottten so many things off of ebay, and my mom even got THE perfect wedding dress from the site.

good luck, and you’d better hurry before it’s sold out!

Stone Diamond Pendant
Stone Diamond Pendant
Stone Diamond Pendant

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

Star Crystal Pendant

Star Crystal Pendant
Star of David – religious and crystal healing purpose?

Does Star of David can be really considered as a symbol of Judaism? And what’s its TRUE history actually? It’s really confusing because what I’ve read on some books and many websites has different opinions. It says that the Star of David was not really made for the Jews. The star is actually connected to King Solomon. The tale goes that he borrowed the star this from one of his pagan wives. It was more likely, though, that King David, King Solomon’s father, introduced the star. So, over time, it became known as “Magen David.” That’s the true history of the star.

As a Muslim, can I wear a crystal pendant that has Star of David shape? As u know, crystal that come in that form has many benefits for its energy to help a person (those who learn crystal’s healing energy know very well about this)

P/S- No arguments/rude reply here. I hope everyone can understand my intention to gain some knowledge about this (and Im sure other people can also get useful information)

Islamic art is strongly geometric. A regular division of a circle into six equal segments will yield a natural 6 pointed star, or Magen David. While the symbol is inextricably linked to Judaism, it can be seen in many examples of Islamic art. Check with an Islamic cleric who’s opinion you value as to it’s appropriateness for a Muslim.

Star Crystal Pendant
Star Crystal Pendant
Star Crystal Pendant

Mens Charm Diamond

Mens Charm Diamond

When you are trying to pick out jewelry for yourself it can be hard to choose the piece that is exactly what you need and want, but when you are selecting jewelry for someone else it can be even more difficult. When you are trying to choose a men’s watch, you should keep a few things in mind so the selection process is quick and easy.

When choosing a men’s watch, you should think first about the most obvious question – digital or not. There are many different watches that you can get, both that are digital and not digital, and so the style and the color really shouldn’t be your first priority. You should examine the differences between regular watches and digital watches, and then make your decision.

Choosing between a digital watch and one that isn’t digital might be easy for you, but it might also be difficult. The first thing that you want to think about is the man, and how he likes to read his watch. Most men will have a preference about the way they look at their watch, and digital watches are very different from regular watches.

Therefore, for a man who likes the way that digital watches show him the hours and minutes, he might just enjoy that type of watch. However, for a man who doesn’t like digital watches, you are going to want to go with the regular type of watch. Also, even though you can get watches that are both digital and non digital that are in pretty much the same style, you still want to keep in mind that often digital watches might appear cheaper or not as formal, and if the man really likes to look more formal and put together, he might enjoy a watch that isn’t digital.

Keep in mind though that digital watches are usually packed with features that are appealing to many men, especially those that are very active. Take your time and understand exactly how the different digital watches work and what different features the have, so you can find just what you are looking for.

In many ways, a digital watch is going to give your guy something else that he might like, such as a calendar, a stopwatch, and other features. However, many of the classic looking watches that aren’t digital will also have small calendar on the face. Many men just use the second hand on a regular watch as a stopwatch. When choosing a men’s watch, there are some big decision to make.

Once you’ve decided between a regular watch and a digital watch, there are still a few more decisions to make on your quest to pick out the perfect watch. The first thing is the style. This will include both the band and the fact of the watch. Some of the regular watches and most of the digital watches have bands that are rubber or plastic. This is great if the man works out a lot, or if he is often out doing things in a more causal way. Yet, for a man that dresses in a suit everyday or enjoys looking smart, you may desire to choose a gold or silver men’s watch since this will match his tastes much better. The band is an important aspect of how the watch will look on the man, so take your time when choosing the style of the watch.

It is important for you to be able to get as much out of your decision for your men’s watch, so that you can make him happy and find exactly what he is looking for. It is going to be very important for you to think through your choice very carefully so that you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Consider a man’s diamond watch as a gift to remember.

Mens Charm Diamond
Mens Charm Diamond
Mens Charm Diamond

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

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

Brilliant Diamond Solitaire

Brilliant Diamond Solitaire
how much is my 3.33ct brilliant solitaire diamond ring worth and where can I sell it?

I bought a diamond that was listed as a 3.33ct G-H color I3 clarity. The inclusions are white NOT black. The diamond has been set in a 14kt white gold 6 prong band in size 6. I have just sent the ring off to be certified and the jeweler thinks it might be about 2.75 but that was just a visual guess. So with all this info, any idea what the value might be on this? I need to sell it for some fast cash!! Where is the best place to try to sell it?

Try finding a similar ring on www.bluenile.com based on the criteria you gave. If you want to get the most money for it, sell to a private party. If you need fast cash, selling it to a jeweler is the best way to go, but remember that the “value” of the ring based on the appraisal is RETAIL. Markup on jewelry is 300% on average, so if you sell it to a jeweler, don’t expect to make more than 1/3 of the value on your appraisal.

Brilliant Diamond Solitaire
Brilliant Diamond Solitaire
Brilliant Diamond Solitaire

Round Diamond EGL

Round Diamond EGL

Did you ever wonder why two diamonds certified by different laboratories could have a tremendous difference in price? This article is going to explore some of the differences and try to explain why prices vary so much. There are many laboratories in many countries that grade diamonds for quality. Some strictly report quality and some offer appraisal services. On the retail level, these laboratories are used to create confidence and imply value; however, inside the industry it is well known that some laboratories do not grade quality as strictly as others. It is also known that some are more lenient on other categories of grading. Armed with all this information and the desire to create profit margins, many in the industry will send diamonds to specific laboratories in an effort to get the highest grade. By doing so the illusion is that the same diamond grade is cheaper than other diamonds graded by more reputable and reliable laboratories.

What does this mean to the consumer?

It usually means “You get what you pay for”. If you want to be sure you are get what you pay for, it would be wise to get a report from a lab recognized worldwide as consistent and respected.

Here’s a list of the major laboratories.

1. Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

2. Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD)

3. American Gem Society (AGS)

4. European Gemological Laboratories (EGL)

Are there others? Sure. These are the most widely used and recognized.

GIA and EGL have multiple locations, and with multiple locations come more opportunity for discrepancies. GIA seems to have managed to maintain their stature and reputation within the industry. The same cannot be said for EGL. HRD is in Belgium and AGS is in the United States.

All the labs provide the basics according to their standards. This includes what many refer to as the 4 C’s (Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut). Each lab addresses each of the 4 C’s differently. By comparing the labs with respect to the 4 C’s, it will become apparent how those in the industry take advantage of the each.

The “Carat” part is the most straightforward. All labs generate a carat weight for a diamond using a calibrated scale. There should be no variations from one lab to the next. Weight is reported with an accuracy of 0.01 of a carat.

The “Color” of a diamond is where we start to see differences in the labs. GIA may have the narrowest divisions between color grades starting from white to yellow. HRD and AGS stretch the divisions slightly. EGL can be tighter in the higher whites sometime, but have a much broader tolerance for color in the white to slightly yellow range. Here are a few examples of how this plays out on paper. A diamond graded K color at GIA will probably get J at HRD and AGS while at EGL at least a J and possibly an I color. In the higher whites, there is less room for movement. Generally, D or E colors are fairly consistent; however, there have been occasions when EGL graded high colors stricter than GIA. As a result, when certifying lower colors EGL would create the greatest potential for profit and value.

When looking at “Clarity”, there is even more confusion. All labs start with Flawless or Loupe Clean and end with I3. The most significant differentiating factor in clarity is that EGL incorporates an additional clarity grade called SI3 which no one else recognizes. It does however have some validity, mainly because of the exaggerated price difference between an SI2 and an I1. SI3 bridged the gap between the very generous SI2 and a very critical I1. There was always a premium for a very nice imperfect diamond, but now it can be confirmed and computed. In general, for the rest of the clarity grade system, GIA and HRD tend to be stricter through the higher qualities. Once again, if a dealer is going to spend the money for a certificate for a lower quality diamond, EGL would be used in an effort to avoid getting an I1 grade, as well as for cases where the diamond might be on the border of a higher grade.

The “Cut” part of this equation was the last to be added to the certificates and probably the most complex. It involves a largely subjective interpretation of what angles, percentages, and proportions of the modern round brilliant create the most scintillating and appealing effect. Polish and symmetry take on a new importance now also since they are factors that affect the cut grade. GIA, HRD, and EGL use “Excellent” to “Poor” to describe cut, polish, and symmetry. AGS uses 0-5. AGS may be the most discerning when it comes to this category, followed by HRD, GIA and lastly EGL. The term “Ideal” is used by some to describe a specific type of cut called Tolkowsky, named after its creator. Keep in mind that much of this is marketing. Cut is very important however wide tolerances can be allowed and still have a beautiful lively diamond.

In conclusion, research the labs for yourself. Links to all 4 labs are available on my website, as well as a few others. Personally, I choose to work only with GIA graded diamonds. They may cost a bit of a premium but I never have to apologize for quality discrepancies. My philosophy is that if the quality is not good enough for a GIA report then it’s probably not worth spending the money on any certificate. Inside the industry, dealers will not dispute quality nearly as much when a diamond is graded by GIA, and to an extent HRD as well. It is not uncommon for a sale to take place between dealers “sight unseen” with GIA graded stones. With other labs this is not a realistic possibility. I cannot express enough that anytime a diamond is certified by anyone other than GIA, I insist on seeing the stone before I make a purchase or even offer.

I have been directly involved in the diamond industry since 1987 in many areas. I am writing from experience, in terms I hope the average person can understand and gain from. I hope this article has provided some helpful information. It was written to protect consumers who may be considering a diamond purchase. If anyone has any questions or comments feel free to email me by visiting my website. Please look for future articles I will be writing regarding other areas of the industry that I believe require some clarification and perhaps even exposure.

H. B. Harris
http://www.adlerwinston.com

Round Diamond EGL
Round Diamond EGL
Round Diamond EGL

Brlliant Diamond EGL

When you submit your diamonds to the EGL, the European Gemological Society, for appraisal you will receive a comprehensive report about every detail of the stone. The laboratories, which are located in major cities of the world, appraise only loose stones, which is why the term EGL loose diamonds is often used to describe stones that have been appraised by these facilities. Unlike IGI appraisals, the facilities will not grade or appraise any diamonds that have already been set in jewelry without removing the stones first.

In order to insure your diamond and make sure that you have best value diamonds it is essential that you have an appraisal report. Insurance companies do require this document in order to sell you a policy. You will also find out if you got the best value diamonds. You can get a refund with money back guarantee diamonds if the IGI appraisals come back with less than the price you paid.

The report of your EGL loose diamonds will give you a diagram of the stone with an easy to read explanation. In grading the stones, the gemologists look at the depth of the diamond. This can vary according to the way in which the diamond is cut. The depth can give the illusion of the diamond being larger than it actually is and can determine the amount of light it reflects on the facets of the stone.

If a diamond is too shallow, it will not reflect very much light and will therefore not have the brilliant shine that you would like it to have. A diamond with a depth of 59.3% is regarded as being a good diamond with a good depth rating. There are many cuts that will give you this depth, but according to the specialists in grading EGL loose diamonds, the best cut is known as the Tollowsky’s cut. This cut reflects the light to allow the diamond to show the maximum amount of brilliance.

The measurement across the top of the stone is known as the diamond table. This is another important aspect of EGL loose diamonds. The brilliance of the diamond is also influenced by this; in the amount of sparkle you see when you move the diamond, especially when it is set in a ring. A diamond with a small table will not have the fire and brilliance of one that has a large table, even though the smaller stone may be more expensive.

When you want to buy EGL loose diamonds it is important to become familiar with the terminology related to the facets. The Round Brilliant Cut is a very common diamond cut and has 58 facets. This cut is just one example in which several different terms apply, which are:

• Table facet: this is the top of the diamond and should be octagon shaped

• Star facets: these are below the table facet and have eight points like a star

• Kite or Bezel facets: these extend downwards from the table facet and have four sides shaped like a kite

• Girdle facets: these are attached to the kite facets and the girdle of the diamond. There are both upper and lower girdle facets.

• Pavilion facets: they are connect on the underside of the girdle are located on the bottom of the diamond

The girdle of a non conflict diamond that is graded by EGL loose stones can be of varying sizes from very thick to very thin; the girdles of best value diamonds fall somewhere in the middle of this range. There are three different types of girdles, but there is really no specific type that will make one diamond more valuable than another.

Allison Ryan is a freelance marketing writer and licensed gemologist specializing in EGL loose diamonds and money back guarantee diamonds and is a staunch supporter of the non conflict diamond. Stop by http://www.diamondwave.com/ for design your own diamond jewelry.

Brlliant Diamond EGL
Brlliant Diamond EGL
Brlliant Diamond EGL