The female guide to diamonds

Posted on February 16, 2009 @ 2:22 am
by Dan Joines

What girl would not like her own piece of these precious sparkling gemstones? Diamonds have symbolized different things over the course of human history. It has been used in ancient religious statues, it has been held up in a warrior’s fist in battles, it has been on the crowns and scepters of kings, and it has won the love of many a bride-to-be. But in the 20th century, the diamond has been the spark and dream of many women around the world, even those of little girls.

They desire it for its beauty and glamour and what it signifies to them. It can mean everlasting romantic love in the form of an engagement or a wedding ring. It can be an expensive gift from a lover in the form of diamond earrings. And it can also mean independence and financial status when bought by the woman herself, in any form of jewelry setting.

So if a diamond is a girl’s best friend, then a girl has got to learn all about it. It might be the most profitable and widely known gemstone in the world, but a diamond, in scientific terms, is basically a mineral made up on simple carbon atoms in a crystalline structure, formed deep inside the earth under extreme pressure and temperature for over millions of years.

It has been most popular in the 20th century due to the discovery of large amounts of diamonds in South African mines. It is now readily available in a lot of jewelry stores, but in order to purchase a good diamond, one must also know about the different characteristics that dictate its worth and beauty.

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This diamond features are known as the 4 Cs, or Clarity, Color, Cut and Carat. There are also other aspects about a diamond other than these 4 major characteristics, but as a guideline, a diamond’s cut, clarity, color and cut are what dictates its overall appearance and value.

When looking into buying a diamond, learn about what you want first, whether you want a diamond with a certain kind of cut, that is of a certain carat and color and to make sure that it does not have too many inclusions, which affect its clarity. Once you find out what you want, research on the price and set a budget. You should also learn about where you’ll buy your diamond piece. Make sure to go to a reputable jeweler by asking recommendations from your friends and family. As for the diamond per se, ask the jeweler for conflict free diamonds.

A diamond is expensive, so make sure to learn all you can about it and buy from a reputable jewelry store. To further protect yourself, ask for money back guarantee. Online stores usually have a return policy valid for up to 30 days.

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