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Diamonds are a Girl’s best friend and girls love getting diamonds from their man. The hardest decision for men is always picking the perfect ring for their girl when it is time to propose. The idea is already stressful, so deciding what diamond and ring to get just adds on to the difficulty. Time and time again, we hear from our friends and clients “What ring do I pick?!”  “Where do I start!?”  “What do I do?!”

 As jewelers and friends, we want to give the best advice to make the whole process as easy and stress free as possible. Here are some rules, that over the years we can give for anyone that needs to make the decision easier.

 1.) She will love what you pick

 This is the first thing we tell everyone. Don’t be so worried about picking the perfect ring. She already loves you if you’re proposing. And at the end of the day if you love what you choose, she will too. Girls love diamonds, so giving her one will make her happier than you can imagine.

 

2.) Do your homework.

With the internet today, all you have to do is Google and search for the different styles. There are so many styles to look at, but don’t get bogged down by it. Just find one or two you like. Sites like www.lovebling.com have so many beautiful designs to show, and there are a dozen other places to search. So don’t let all the choices confuse you. Pick something beautiful and go with it. Our site has some of the most popular designs so you can always use LoveBling to help you out.

 

3.) Talk to friends

 This depends on the case, but if possible to get advice from your friends, her friends or family. Seek it out! These are the people that know her and her style the best, so any intel they can provide is always significant.

 

Our last bit of advice: ENJOY THE PROCESS and you will be happy with what you pick. Your lady is excited for a life with you and the diamond ring you get for her will be cherished forever.

 Consult with our wedding ring specialists now for Free! Call or email us at info@lovebling.com and we will be most happy to be part of your journey to forever.

 

 

 

Diamond Education

  

 

Diamond Shape    Diamond 4c's   Carat or Karat  Gold Carat

 


Shape

Depending on the size and shape of the raw stone, Diamonds are cut to maximize their carat weight and then 

cut into the brilliant shapes and sizes that you see.

The most popular shapes for Diamonds are  the Round, Princess, Marquise, Emerald, and Cushion Cut shapes.

 

  


4c's

 

Why they exist?

The 4c's, CUT, CLARITY, COLOR, CARAT, were established to communicate the quality of diamonds.When graded properly, the diamond grades can effectively pass on to the owner or buyer the attributes of the investment they are making. 

  

Cut

The cut of a diamond reflects the facets cut into the stone. Diamonds have a unique ability to transmit light so that it Sparkles and Shines in the most beautiful way. Knowing a diamonds cut quality defines the precision and craftsmanship with which the stone has been cut.  Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry, and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.

The grading scale for cut is as follows: Excellent, Very Good, Fair and Poor

The very best diamonds will reflect light back out the top of the diamond and provide a shine that cannot be matched anywhere else.  The poorer cut stone will leak out light from the bottom of the stone, providing a subpar light return.  The cut of a stone has a major impact on the sparkle of the stone and has the greatest impact on the appearance of a diamond.

 

 

 

 

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes in a stone.  Every diamond comes with its own unique set of imperfections that are called different names depending on their shape, color and size.  The rarest stone come with none of these imperfections but are exceptionally hard to find.  The grading of clarity of a diamond points out the amount of imperfections a diamond has a details where and how many of these blemishes occur in a stone.  Hence the diamond with the smallest and least amount on inclusions or imperfections is graded the highest.

 

Diamond clarity is graded as follows:

 

  • Flawless (FL)

          No inclusion and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification

  • Internally Flawless (IF)

       No inclusions visible under 10x magnification

  • Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VV2

       Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to

            see under 10x magnification

  • Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)

       Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification,

            but can be characterized as minor

  • Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2)

       Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification

  • Included (I1,I2, and I3)

       Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may

            affect transparency and brilliance

 

 

 

Color

The color of a diamond echoes the lack of color present in a diamond.  In essence it measures the degree of  colorlessness a diamond has. Stones under lighting and to the naked eye present themselves in color from no color at all (the highest) to yellow (average). The most wanted diamond shows no color to very very faint color.  Most typically graded on an alphabetical scale from D to Z, the color grade of a diamond is defined from colorless to faint yellow to yellow. D being the highest grade a diamond can receive in color indicates the stone to be of pure colorless.

 

 

 

 

 Carat

Carat is the most well known of the C's and easiest measurable.  The carat of a diamond simply refers to the weight of the stone measured in milligrams.  The modern carat system started with the carob seed.  Early gem trader used the small, uniform seeds as counter weights in their balance scales.  The carat is the same gram weight in every corner of the world.

To say that the carat weight shows the size the stone is not accurate. The size of a stone can be defined by its width and depth.  Some less ideally proportionate diamond may have larger faces or tables but are lower in depth.  These stones may appear to be larger bu this doesn't accurately reflects the weight of the stone.

 

 


 

Carat or Karat?

Carat refers to the measurement of the weight of a diamond, while Karat refers to the purity of gold or content in Gold or Diamond jewelry.

 


Gold Karat

 Gold jewelry is generally made in 10K, 14K or 18K. The jewelry we sell here at LoveBling is made in 10K or 14K, but can be special made to order in any Karat. If made only with 100% pure gold or 24K gold, jewelry is made very soft. So to make jewelry more wearable, gold jewelry is made in different karats and the content that is not gold is made up of other base metals, ie aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc. And the karat of gold used is personal preference. The difference in each designation is the gold content, the percentage of gold in each carat weight is as follows

 

10k
 41.66%
 14k 58.5%
 18k 75%
 24k 100%

 

 

 
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