For the best Diamond
The most basic factor that we must take into consideration is that everything we buy for our home or ourselves loses in value as the years pass.
Your diamond on the other hand is a placement of money and it becomes more valuable and loved as years go by.
This is the basic reason why you should buy the best possible diamond that you can regardless of size or shape.
A good formula as to how much you should spend on an engagement ring is one or two salaries.
This however is up to you. One can find diamonds in such variety of prices that it is certain that you will find something that will match your taste and wallet.
You must always remember that the prices today our not the same as the ones that existed when your parents and grandparents got married. But in contrast to other purchases that you make for special occasions such as an expensive wedding-dress, a diamond does not stay hidden in a cupboard.
Because diamonds are forever.
Diamonds need care to be shiny. A clean diamond not only reflects the light better but looks bigger than one which is not free of soaps, cosmetics, cooking oil and the contact with your hands. Diamonds are attracted to oil and have to be cleaned at least once a month to maintain their glow.
Prepare a small bowl with lukewarm water and a mild detergent in liquid form. Brush your diamonds softly with a brush at the binding. Put them in the solution one more time and dry them with paper. You don’t need to rub them.
Cleaning solutions that are in the market
Buy one of the designer cleaning liquids for jewelery which are in the market.
Don’t let your diamond come into contact with chlorine when doing jobs around the house. It won’t harm the diamond but it may deteriorate it.
Don’t wear your diamond when doing sports, washing dishes or doing manual work.
Don’t place jewelery with diamonds in the same drawer or jewelery case because the diamonds may mark each other or other jewels.
Take your diamonds to your jeweler to be checked at least once a year. Check for lose bindings and signs of wear. Your jeweler will usually give them a professional shine.
Refractive Index: 2.42
Specific Gravity: 3.52 (+/-0.01)
Mohs Hardness: 10
Diamonds are the hardest material on earth: 58 times harder than anything else in nature.
Why We Love This Gemstone
The Four Cs, , are now accepted as the global language of diamond grading.
Diamond is the only gem composed of one single element: carbon.
A billion years
Most diamonds formed more than a billion years ago, deep in the earth’s mantle.