Saturday, August 9, 2008

Rare Diamond Caret

Fine Crystal Jewelry Series.
In the previous post we can find series of diamond articles. That is a great diamond basic and useful for us. In this post we can find the next series.

Diamond Weight - Part Three

Beware when shopping for diamonds that are already set or mounted. If more than one diamond is used in the piece, the tag on the jewelry will give the CTW or Carat Total Weight – it does not tell you the carat weight of each stone in the piece. You need to ask the jeweler for the total carat weight of the largest diamond in the piece to truly understand what you are buying. This is an end of this article. After it, we can find other articles of diamond, like blue diamond, saphire and others.

Rare Diamond - Part Two

For every one million diamonds that are mined, only one will be found that is a quality one caret diamond. In order to find a two caret diamond, about five million diamonds must be mined. More than two hundred tons of ore must be mined to find one small diamond, and even then, more than 80% of the diamonds that are mined are only good for industrial use, such as diamond drill bits. This article is not end, wait for next part. And get other interesting stuff about jewelry in Fine Crystal Jewelry.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Diamond Weight and Clarity Part Two

Fine Crystal Jewelry Series.
In the previous post, Diamond Clarity Weight and Rare, we can reading part one of Diamond Weight and Diamond Clarity. In this post we can read part two of these.

Diamond Weight
- Part Two

However, in the far east, where Carob trees do not grow, rice was used to measure the weight of a diamond. If a diamond weighed as much as four grains of rice, it was four grains – or one carat as we know it to be now. The majority of diamond purchases are for diamonds that are 1/3 of a carat.

I hope you enjoyed to read the diamond article above, and don't forget it's to be continued.

Diamond Clarity - Part Two

Many people mistakenly think that diamond clarity refers to how clear it is. This isn’t so. Clarity actually refers to the internal and external imperfections of the diamond. The best diamonds, of course get a grade of FL or IF – Flawless or Internally Flawless – meaning that it is perfect. A grade of I-1, I-2 or I-3 means that the diamond is imperfect, with a grade of I-3 being the worst.

Get next Diamond Clarity series in the next post. Diamond Weight and Diamond Clarity are to be continued in Fine Crystal Jewelry.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Diamond Clarity, Weight and Rare

Fine Crystal Jewelry Articles.
There are three separate article in this post. There are about diamond weight, Diamond Clarity and Rare Diamond. Each topic has separated in three part, in this post is part one of each.

Diamond Weight - Part One

Diamonds are measured in Carat Weight. One carat weighs 200 milligrams. If a diamond is referred to as four grains, this also means that it is a one carat diamond. The word Carat comes from the word carob. A carob is a bean that grows on a tree in the Mediterranean. In times past, if a diamond weighed the same as a carob bean, it was one carob, or one carat.

Diamond Clarity - Part One

Clarity is an important aspect of a diamond, and it is important to know how to grade the clarity of a diamond before you buy one. It is actually quite easy to learn how to grade the clarity of a diamond. There are basically two things that you must understand: Diamonds with visual inclusions and blemishes, and those that are ‘eye clean’ meaning that there are no inclusions or blemishes that can be seen with the naked eye. From there, the clarity of a diamond is further broken down into subcategories.

Rare Diamond - Part One

When you walk into a jewelry store and see all the diamonds in all of the various settings that are for sale, it is difficult to realize that diamonds are indeed rare. Most people don’t even stop to consider how that diamond came to be sitting in that jeweler’s case! There is quite a bit of work that is done before a diamond is ready to sell to the general public!

To be continued in next post in Fine Crystal Jewelry.