“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” This is especially true as diamonds are still the number one choice for engagement rings. With so many things to take note of, it can be confusing and overwhelming to choose the perfect diamond. Let us slowly guide you through the process and history of diamonds.
What is a naturally mined diamond?
Natural mined diamonds are frequently regarded as priceless natural miracles due to their extraordinary origins. Diamonds are considered to be one billion to three billion years old, older than life on Earth. Natural diamonds take years to produce and necessitate extremely high temperatures and pressure.
All of this takes place a hundred miles or more underneath the earth’s surface. Volcanic eruptions brought a limited amount of these diamonds to the surface around three hundred to four hundred million years ago. These excellent conditions all coming together to create such beauty certainly warrants natural mined diamonds to be considered unique, rare, and even priceless.
Colored diamonds also exist
The rarest and most valuable colours in fancy colour diamonds, those that fall outside of the normal colour range, are saturated pinks, blues, and greens. In all cases, even minor colour variations can have a significant impact on value. Because colourless diamonds are the rarest, the value of diamonds in the normal range is based on the absence of colour.
Compared to fancy yellows and browns, diamonds with a noticeable hint of any other hue are considerably rarer. Even if they have light tones and low saturation, they qualify as fancy colors as long as they have color in the face-up position. Diamonds with medium to dark tones and moderate saturations in red, green, and blue are extremely rare. Fancy color diamond grading is a complex and specialized process that requires highly trained laboratory graders to complete correctly.
The GIA color-grading system for fancy color diamonds is designed to account for the fact that not all colored diamonds have the same depth of color. Yellow diamonds, for example, have a wide range of saturations, whereas blue diamonds do not. Red or reddish diamonds are extremely rare and highly valued.
Pink diamonds are more popular than purplish, orangy, brownish, or greyish diamonds. Some very appealing stones in this category are marketed as “rose-colored” diamonds, while others with purplish tints are marketed as “mauve” diamonds. Blue diamonds are extremely hard to come by. They usually have a slight grey tinge to them, so they’re not as saturated as blue sapphires. The presence of boron impurities causes their colour; the more boron, the deeper the blue.
Fancy green diamonds are usually light in tone and saturation. Their color is frequently muted, with a greyish or brownish cast. The color is predominantly yellowish green. The color of most green diamonds is limited to the surface and rarely extends all the way through the stone. That’s why cutters aim to leave as much natural rough as possible around the girdle. Radiation displaces carbon atoms from their regular locations in the crystal structure, giving green diamonds their color. This can occur naturally when diamond reserves are found near radioactive materials, or it can occur artificially when diamonds are treated with irradiation.
The 4C’s of diamond
A diamond’s quality is determined by the 4C’s:
Cut: Quality of the angles, proportions, facets, and finishing details.
Colour: How colourless the diamond is.
Clarity: How clean the diamond is of inclusions and blemishes.
Carat: The weight of the diamond.
These four characteristics of a diamond are the most important factors that influence its appearance and structure. Within the diamond, the 4Cs interact with one another. They determine the appearance of the diamond as well as its quality. The ability of a diamond to reflect light to your eyes, for example, is primarily determined by its cut quality, but also by its color and clarity.
Professionals score the four-diamond properties on a standardized scale, providing you with a tool to analyze diamonds. You can better tell if a diamond is of great grade by looking at its 4Cs.
Buying Diamonds as an Investment
Diamond jewellery is not only gorgeous, unique, and long-lasting, but it is also a wise investment. Regardless of the health of the economy, diamond jewellery, like many other physical commodities, tends to climb in price over time. This is because, while diamonds are valuable, precious metals used in beautiful jewellery are as well. Furthermore, if a piece of diamond jewellery is very well-crafted or extraordinarily well-designed, the piece’s value can rise with time.
When it comes to investing in diamond jewellery, it’s essential to consider what holds value best in the market and what will be the easiest to sell. So, let’s take a look at what types of jewellery keep their value especially well. When it comes to determining the worth of diamond jewellery, the market perspective is everything. And what is the most important factor in the jewellery industry? Rarity. Across the board, rarer diamonds are seen as more attractive. When evaluating the investment grade of diamond jewellery, it’s also important to evaluate the metal in which it’s set.
Gold (white or yellow) and platinum are both excellent investments that tend to hold value well. So long as your diamond jewellery is made with these precious metals, the overall value of your jewellery will increase. One last note on buying jewellery: always, always make sure the jewellery you buy is certified. Don’t take a seller’s word for it that a diamond has a certain carat or colour— only buy diamond jewellery that comes with GIA certification. Hence, you know the exact value of what you’re buying.
About Venus Tears
Venus Tears started its jewellery business in Singapore in 2013. Venus Tears is inspired by Venus in Roman mythology. It signifies the ‘Tears of Joy’ that came from the eyes of Venus, who is the Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Victory. Our collection exhibits a wide variety of best quality and fascinating pieces of jewellery from all over Japan. Experience the beauty of traditional charm and modern look together with our jewellery! We set ourselves apart from local jewellery stores as we do not have ready stock rings available in our store, and all our rings are made from scratch in Japan, ensuring every ring is customized. Our friendly and professional staff will guide you on creating your very own unique, one-of-a-kind ring, from choosing your favourite ring setting, selecting your base material, and finally choosing your diamond.
It will take about 2months for your rings to be ready as every step of the manufacturing process is done by skilled and experienced craftsmen in Japan, assuring you rings of the highest quality. Depending on the brands, we have 4 basic materials for you to choose from, Platinum, K18 Yellow Gold, White Gold, and Rose Gold. Personalize your rings by adding a secret inner gem on the inside of your rings or changing the outer stones of the rings to some other sort of diamonds or gems. With 4 bridal stores throughout Singapore, located at Orchard’s Wisma Atria, Jurong East’s JEM, Bugis Junction, and Tampines 1. VENUS TEARS is incredibly honoured to bring smiles and satisfaction to our thousands of customers who have purchased their engagement ring or wedding ring with us. Marriage is an important journey for every couple, and we strive to bring the best possible experience of choosing your “Once-in-a-Lifetime” rings. Visit us now!
VENUS TEARS <Wisma Atria>
435 Orchard Road, #B1-28 Wisma Atria,
Tel: +65 6694 1663
VENUS TEARS <JEM>
50 Jurong Gateway Road, JEM #01-54,
Tel: +65 6659 6100
VENUS TEARS <Tampines1>
10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines1 #01-35,
Tel: +65 6481 2042
VENUS TEARS <Bugis Junction>
200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #01-22/22A,
Tel: +65 6250 9962