Diamond Jewelry Trends
recent trend has sprung from the catchy slogan Your left hand lives for
love. Your right hand lives for the moment. Jewelry has become more
popular among women who are happy being carefree, single and independent. So
theres your fashion tip of the day single ladies, if youre single
and proud theres no better way to show it off than by buying yourself a
diamond ring and wearing it on your right hand.
For those not
interested in expressing their individuality with right hand rings, another
trend has been the resurgence of four leaf clover themed jewelry. As the
centuries old Irish symbol of luck, faith, hope, and love, this symbol is now
getting a new beginning in the world of Diamond jewelry from such superstars as
Heidi Klum and Carl Blackburn.
According to Carl Blackburn, the go-to
guy for diamond jewelry in Beverly Hills, there are two big trends within the
wedding ring circles. The first is a growing popularity in antique cut diamonds
and second, that bigger is better with wedding rings. With more and more
celebrities buying the biggest diamonds around, more ladies are looking for
bigger as well.
What to Look For With Diamonds
diamonds, there are several different things you need to look at. Each area is
important in deciding the quality of the diamond. Remember, a diamond is an
investment, but there are certain areas that will make your diamond a good
investment. If you follow the right guidelines, youll find your jewelry
to be one of the best purchases youll have and something that will only
go up in value.
The 5Cs of Diamonds
The 5Cs of diamonds
are based on the size of the diamond (how many carats), the color of the
diamond, the clarity, cut and the cost of the diamond. When choosing a diamond,
you want to look at each of these different areas as each contributes to the
value of the diamond, and how much you pay.
Another important aspect is
the shape of the diamond. However, the only true way to inspect a diamond is
upside down. If it is already set in gold, there is no easy way to tell. The
various shapes of the diamond are round, emerald, heart, marquise, oval, pear
and princess cuts. Each shape will give the diamond more or less of a prism
effect which allows you to see the color. Keep in mind as well, that there are
classic cuts, and vogue cuts, which basically means
cuts that are currently in fashion. Classic cuts are timeless, and dont
go out of date. Vogue cuts do.
Effective diamond grading helps you to
buy a diamond, sell a diamond and will accurately show and describe to you the
differences between diamonds. Make sure when you are purchasing your diamond
that you shop around. Different places will offer different prices, but most
diamonds are marked up 100%. If you dont know how to tell the difference
between the various types and styles of diamonds, it would be a good idea to
contract a professional to do the services for you.
How to Care for Your Diamond
Caring for a diamond
takes more than occasional cleanings. Diamonds can be damaged if you are not
First, you should take your diamond jewelry to a jeweler once
a year. Have him check the mountings and prongs that hold your diamond in
place. Have him make any needed repairs. This will prevent your diamond from
falling out of its setting and becoming lost.
repairman-designer at Burnell's Creative Gold has between 24 and 30 years of
experience on the jewelry bench. Besides being repairman they are also jewelry
designers so they know how it needs to be made. Each has a background in
jewelry history and has experience in repairing every kind of jewelry as well
as being able to take a jewelry design from start to finish.
jewelry that is not being worn, or diamonds that are loose should be stored in
a fabric lined jewel case, or in a jewelry box where it can be kept separate
from other jewelry. Each piece should have its own compartment. This will keep
diamonds from becoming scratched, and it will also keep your diamond from
scratching other jewelry as well.
Remove your diamond jewelry when doing
physical work. Diamonds can be chipped and scratched easily. Also avoid
allowing your diamond to come into contact with bleach or other household
cleansers this can damage or change the color of the settings and
mountings, and it may even irreversibly change the color of the diamond!
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