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Bugis Junction Bridal shop

Bugis Junction Bridal shop

Bugis Junction is the shopping mall near Bugis MRT station. VENUS TEARS is located at 1st floor there. There are various original collections of wedding bands and engagement rings, all from Japan.
We also have GIA certified diamonds with high quality at more affordable prices than other shops. Come to find your BEST ring!

  • Bugis Junction #01-22/22A, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
  • Tel:6250-9962
  • Mon-Thu 11am to 9pm
    Fri-Sun 11am to 10pm
  • Bugis Janction HP

Bugis Junction is located at Central in Singapore and is walking distance from Bugis MRT.
Around Bugis Junction, there also other shopping malls such as Bugis+ and Bugis Street.
Further down, there is also OG building, Fu Lu Shou Complex, and Well know Chinese temple.
The best shopping district in Centre, both tourists and locals, please stop at VENUS TEARS on the way to your destination.
We are more than happy to assist you to choose the best pair of marriage bands or an engagement ring!

Bugis Junction is located at Central in Singapore and is walking distance from Bugis MRT.Around Bugis Junction, there also other shopping malls such as Bugis+ and Bugis Street.Further down, there is also OG building, Fu Lu Shou Complex, and Well know Chinese temple.The best shopping district in Centre, both tourists and locals, please stop at VENUS TEARS on the way to your destination.We are more than happy to assist you to choose the best pair of marriage bands or an engagement ring!

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How to customize your Engagement Ring

How to customize your Engagement Ring

An Engagement ring holds great significance as it marks the beginning of a new chapter in life. However, most men faced difficulties when choosing the “right” ring. Aside from choosing the diamond size, Venus Tears has encountered many men who were stumped when it comes to choosing a design they feel their beloved would like. Venus Tears cheers for all our male customers! Here, we would like to offer our assistance to you!

What is an Engagement Ring?

What is an Engagement Ring?

Wedding bands have been called the couple's oath, whereas Engagement rings have been called the lover’s oath. The promise in which men and women make for their marriage in the future is put into this oath of love. From men to women, the engagement ring expresses the feeling that " I will take care of you all my life," and by wearing this ring, women start to get prepared towards her marriage. This pure and romantic moment will be one of the best memories for all lovers.

Budgeting for your Engagement Ring

Generally it is said that the budget of an Engagement Ring may range from $2,500 to $6,000. Prices vary depending on the material of the ring and the quality of diamonds which you choose, however Venus Tears has Engagement Rings ranging from $1,200 onwards! Moreover, we will always have a variety of diamond sizes and grading that you can choose from, so you will be satisfied if you have any specific ideas. We will recommend the best combination according to your requests.

Time to order your Engagement Ring

Since every Engagement Ring is customized and made brand-new just for you, we recommend you to visit us 2 months before your planned proposal, to choose your Engagement Ring. However, as all our rings are made in Japan, depending on the season, sometimes it may take longer than expected. If you do not have enough time for your plan, don’t worry! We may be able to expedite the process of making your ring, or offer alternative solution, so feel free to consult with us any concerns you may have!

Flow of choosing Engagement ring

STEP 1 Choose Ring Design

If you do not have any ideas when it comes to choosing your Engagement Ring, we would like to offer some guidelines!

― Representative 3 Designs ―
  • Straight DesignStraight Design
  • V-shaped DesignV-shaped Design
  • S-shaped DesignS-shaped Design

These three types are representative designs and classified as straight, V-shaped and S-shaped. The impression when wearing each will change delicately, then VENUS TEARS staff in charge will explain to you about each feature in details.

― Some Specific Designs ―
  • Eternity TypeEternity Type
  • With side melee diamondsWith side melee diamonds
  • Gorgeous TypeGorgeous Type

In addition to the 3 representative designs such as straight, V-shaped and S-shaped, the way melee diamonds are set also bring about different personality of each ring. Eternity design expresses "eternal love“ by setting all same sized diamonds for half or full band of the ring. There are also other designs with some side diamonds which highlights the main diamond, or Gorgeous designs using diamonds luxuriously.

Staff Recommendation Ranking

Top 5 Engagement Ring Designs recommended by Venus Tears Staff, based on affordability as well as popularity!

  • No.1Staff Recommendation Ranking No.1



    With many side diamonds placed with a elegant slant on the band. These melee diamonds amplifies the main diamond’s brilliance.

  • No.2Staff Recommendation Ranking No.2



    A special and gorgeous design that feels like royalty and luxurious which is definitely unique to Venus Tears.

  • No.3Staff Recommendation Ranking No.3



    Classic 4 claws with a higher setting, this is a timeless design that is definitely suitable for all occasions.

  • No.4Staff Recommendation Ranking No.4



    Classic Solitaire design with 6 claws which has been the most popular throughout the years amongst all jewelry shops.

  • No.5Staff Recommendation Ranking No.5



    This tiara design is perfect for every lady who has dreamt of being a princess. You also can customize some side stones to Pink or Blue diamonds to make it more special!

About GIA

GIA is the world’s foremost authority on Jewelry

In order to let Diamond owners have a "sense of security", GIA created a standard of “4Cs” for judging diamonds.
Nowadays, GIA has become the most widely recognized institution in the identification of “Quality” for Diamonds.
GIA has been set up for public benefit, and is a non-profit institute. GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education for all gems and jewellery.

The 4C are as such: Color, Clarity, Cut, Carat . All 4, starting with the letter C, are the criterion used to determine the method for establishing the quality of all Diamonds in the world.

To allow customers to have a sense of security and ease of mind while purchasing Diamonds, GIA created the standard of "4Cs". Knowing the “4C” of a Diamond, customers can determine a Diamond quality easily, understanding what they are purchasing exactly.

Understanding the 4Cs of Diamond


GIA’s Color-Grading Scale for diamonds has been used as an industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, which is light yellow or brown. Each letter grade has a defined range of color appearance. Diamonds are color-graded by comparing them to stones of known colors under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions.

Many of these color distinctions are so subtle that it will appear invisible to the untrained eye. But these slight differences makes a very big difference in Diamond Quality and Price.

FAQ for Color

Q. Why does GIA’s Color-Grading Scale start from D ? Z, instead of A - Z?

A. Before GIA developed the D-Z Color Grading Scale, a variety of other systems were loosely applied. These included letters of the alphabet (A, B and C, with multiple A’s for the best stones), Arabic (0, 1, 2, 3) and Roman (I, II, III) numerals, and vague descriptions such as “Gem Blue” or “Blue White.” The result of having multiple grading systems was inconsistency and inaccuracy. Founders of the GIA Color-Grading Scale wanted to start afresh, without any association with earlier systems. Therefore they chose to start the GIA Color-Grading Scale with the letter D?a letter grade that has not yet been associated with top quality.

Q. How is the ‘Color’ of a Diamond determined?

A. The Color of how a Diamond appears to be depends on the source of light and background. Therefore, the Color is Graded by comparison in a controlled environment, with the source of light and background remaining the same. A minimum of 2 GIA Graders are assigned to evaluate the Diamond individually, using their own controlled environment. The Color Grade is not determined until there is sufficient consensus between the 2 Grader’s evaluation.


Natural Diamonds are formed under extreme high temperatures as well as pressure deep within the earth. This results in a variety of internal characteristics called Inclusions and external characteristics called blemishes.

A Diamond of Clarity“VS1” and “SI2” may look the same in untrained eyes.
Clarity is Graded under standard viewing conditions with 10x magnification.

No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

Inclusions are present but hardly visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

Inclusions are present and range from hardly visible - visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification

Inclusions are present and very noticeable to a skilled grader using 10x magnification

Inclusions are present and very obvious to a skilled grader using 10× magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance

During a Diamond’s natural formation, virtually all Diamonds contains small imperfections. Flawless {FL} refers to Diamonds that are completely without such imperfections.

FAQ for Clarity

Q. How was GIA’s Clarity Grading established?

A. Similar to GIA’s Color Grading, before GIA was established, jewelers from across the world did not have a clear criterion used to define a Diamond’s Clarity. Vague descriptions such as "loupe clean" and "the picket“ were used, which resulted in misunderstandings. GIA’s Clarity Grading was established with a objective and criterion that it has to be clear, as well as being "a common language" that the whole world may use. Jewelers from across the world would describe the Clarity of a Diamond in GIA’s Clarity Grading such as "VVS1" and "SI2“.

Q. What are Inclusions?

A. Small crystals may be trapped in a Diamond during its formation, resulting in inclusions. Irregularities in a Diamond’s atomic structure may also result in inclusions.

Q.How is the ‘Clarity’ of a Diamond determined?

A. A Diamond is graded under standard viewing condition using 10x magnification. A minimum of 2 GIA Graders are assigned to evaluate the Diamond individually, where they carefully examine the Diamond in order to identify its Clarity characteristics and evidence of any Clarity Treatments such as Fracture Filling or Laser Drilling, and then plot the Clarity characteristics on the diagram most representative of the diamond's shape and faceting style. The Clarity Grade is not determined until there is sufficient consensus between the 2 Grader’s evaluation.


Diamonds are reowned for its ability to transmit light and intense sparkle.

Beauty and Value of a Diamond is highly dependent on its Cutting. It is said that a Diamond’s Cut is the most complicated and toughest part in judging a Diamond’s 4C.

For Round Brilliant Cuts, GIA grades Diamonds based on these 3 optical features:

  • Brightness : Amount of Internal and External white light reflected.
  • Fire : Scattering of white light into colors of the rainbow.
  • Scintillation : Amount and Intensity of sparkles a Diamond can produce.

A Diamond’s Cut Grade is further sub-divided into 3 categories, where the design and craftsmanship is taken into account.

  • Cut : The Diamond’s weight relative to its diameter, and its girdle thickness, which affects its durability.
  • Symmetry : The symmetry of its facet arrangement.
  • Polish : The quality of polish on the Diamond’s facets.

In a Perfect Cut Diamond, 8 distinct arrows can be seen when looked though the loupe from a top down view, and 8 hearts from a bottom up view.

FAQ for Cut

Q. How does “Pavilion Depth” influence a Cut Grade?

A. Pavilion Depth refers to the distance from the bottom edge of a Diamond’s Girdle to its Culet. Idealistically, light rays can bounce within the diamond and be reflected out at the proper angles. When it is too deep or shallow, light leaks out from the sides or lower part of the diamond resulting in dark spots.

Q. Why does GIA not have a Grading System for Fancy Cut Diamonds?

A. There is a wide variety of Fancy Cuts available other than the standard Round Brilliant, and GIA prioritizes the accuracy and consistency for their evaluation standards. At the moment, there isn’t a internationally recognized Grading System for Fancy Cut Diamonds, however at GIA, research is underway to developing basic concepts for designing and implementing such a Grading System.

Q. How is the ‘Cut’ of a Diamond determined?

A. GIA conducted extensive computerized modelling of Round Brilliant Diamonds over a 15-year period, as well as more than 70,000 observations on actual stones to validate this research. This Cut Grading System can now predict the Cut Grade for more than 38.5 million different proportion sets. GIA's Cut Grading System assesses the Diamond's overall face-up appearance to estimate the intensity levels of it’s Brightness, Fire, and Scintillation.


Measurements of a Diamond’s Carat is based on its weight. A metric Carat is defined as 200 milligrams (0.2 grams).

Each carat can be subdivided into 100 point, which allows very precise measurements.
For Diamonds below 1 Carat, a jeweller may describe its weight by 'points' alone. For example, the jeweller may refer to a Diamond that weighs 0.25 Carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.'
Diamonds above 1 Carat are expressed in carats and decimals. For example, the jeweller may refer to a Diamond that weighs 1.08 Carat as ‘one point oh eight carats’.

With the condition of all else being equal, a Diamond’s price increases in accordance to its Carat, because larger Diamonds are much rarer and therefore more desirable. However, 2 Diamonds of equal Carat can have very different values (and prices) depending on 3 other factors of the Diamond’s 4C.

FAQ for Carat

Q. Is there a difference in 'Carat' or 'Karat'?

A. 'Karat' which may be abbreviated to "K" or "Kt", is a unit used to express purity of Gold.

Q. How did the term'‘Carat' originated?

A. In Etymology, 'Carat' came from the Greek word for a carob seed, 'keration'. Because carob seeds were believed to have a fairly uniform weight, early gem traders used them as counterweights in their balance scales.

Q. What kind of weight does the 'Magic Size' refer to?

A. Some weights are considered 'Magic Sizes': 0.5 Carat, 0.7 Carat, 1 Carat, etc. For example, in a comparison between a 0.99 Carat and a 1.01 Carat Diamond of equivalent 3Cs, the fact that the second stone is slightly over the “Magic” 1 Carat size can give it as much as a 20% difference in price with only a 2-point difference in weight.

Q. How is the 'Carat' of a Diamond measured?

A. Diamonds are weighed using an electronic scale. They are weighted to the thousandth (.001) of a Carat and then rounded to the nearest hundredth (.01). The Carat will only be rounded up to the nearest hundredth if the thousandth digit is a 9. For example, a Diamond that weights 1.268 Carat will be rounded to 1.26 Carat, whereas a Diamond that weights 1.269 Carat will be rounded to 1.27 Carat.

Advanced Diamond knowledge

Information on Fluorescence

In Diamonds, Fluorescence is the effect that ultraviolet (UV) light has on a diamond. When you stand under a blue light or ultraviolet light, you may see that your whites gets brighter or your teeth appears to glow. This is the same effect Diamonds have under the UV rays. Fluorescence is the visible light that a Diamond emits when it is exposed to UV rays. On a GIA Diamond Grading Report, Fluorescence refers to the strength, or intensity, of the Diamond’s reaction to long-wave UV light, which is an essential component of daylight.

FAQ for Fluorescence

Q. What kind of influence does ‘Fluorescence’ have on the appearances of Diamonds?

A. According to GIA’s findings, for majority of Diamonds, the presence of ‘Fluorescence’ has no noticeable impact on appearance. In the GIA Fluorescence Study, it was found that an average person could not make a distinction between Diamonds with ‘Fluorescence’ and Diamonds without.
Some Diamonds with extremely strong ‘Fluorescence‘ may appear hazy or oily. However, this constitutes only less than 0.2% of all Diamonds submitted to GIA with ‘Fluorescence’ present.

Q. Does ‘Fluorescence’ being present means a Diamond is weaker in terms of structural integrity?

A. No. A Diamond with ‘Fluorescence’ has the same structural integrity as Diamonds without ‘Fluorescence’. Microscopic substitutions and/or shifts in a Diamond structure can cause ‘Fluorescence’ or can prevent it. Nothing in either instance will weaken or is bad for the Diamond.

Treated Diamonds, Artificial Diamonds, Simulated Diamonds

In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for Treated Diamonds, Artificial Diamonds, as well as Simulated Diamonds. As a result, scientific advancement for such Diamonds have improved by leaps and bounds, making it far more difficult to distinguish these from a completely natural Diamond that has not gone through processing.

Treated Diamonds

Also known as Enhanced Diamonds, these refer to natural Diamonds that have gone through specific treatments, which are designed to improve the visual characteristics of a Diamond. Treatments for Diamonds are generally categorized into 2 different types, either for improving its Color or for Clarity. GIA only certifies Diamonds that have undergone permanent treatments, which will be indicated on the report.

1) Color Treatments

There are 3 major methods used to artificially alter the Color of a Diamond.
Irradiation: By exposing a Diamond to radiation, the atomic structure of a Diamond can be altered to lessen or intensify its Color. This process is usually permanent, and applied to Diamonds which are already Cut and Polished.
Coatings: Applications of thin films or coating on to the Pavilion or Girdle of a Diamond. This thin film or coating are removable, therefore the Color may wear off after some time. This treatment is applied to Diamonds which are already Cut and Polished.
HPHT: Application of High Pressure and High Temperature to Diamonds that are not fully crystallized, also known as ‘Premature Diamonds’. Only Diamonds with high Clarity may undergo this treatment, as inclusions present in Diamonds may cause it to crack when subjected to HPHT. Through this process, Diamonds can have a permanent and drastic difference in Color.

2) Clarity Treatments

There are mainly 2 types of techniques for improving the Clarity of a Diamond.
Laser Drilling: By boring holes in the Diamond using laser, this technique allows removal of dark inclusions. Bleaching agents may then be introduced to improve the inclusions appearance. This process is permanent, however do take note that if a Diamond contains too many drilled channels, it may affect the Diamond’s structural integrity.
Fracture Filling: This is a process where cavities or tunnels left by Laser Drilling is filled with a crystal substance, making the cavities or tunnels look less visible. This process is not permanent, and if subjected to heat or ultra-sonic cleaning, the crystal substance may be destroyed.

Artificial Diamonds

Artificial Diamonds, also known as Synthetic Diamonds are man-made. They are produced in an artificial process instead of geological process. Artificial Diamonds may also be called as HPHT Diamond, or CVD Diamond, named after the 2 common production methods. Artificial Diamonds are identical to natural Diamonds in term of Chemical Composition, Physical Properties as well as Crystal Structure. It is highly difficult for an experienced Gemologist to differentiate between the 2 without the aid of equipment. The value of Artificial Diamonds are lower than natural Diamonds, however it is not highly popular due to the unromantic notion that it is created in a few days, compared to natural Diamonds which takes millions of years to form.

Simulated Diamonds

Simulated Diamonds, also known as Imitation Diamonds, are different from Diamonds in terms of Chemical Composition and Physical Properties. They are however similar in terms of Gemology Characteristics. The most common simulants used are Cubic Zirconia, Moissanite and Quartz. On the Mohs’ (Hardness) Scale, Diamonds are rated as 10. Simulated Diamonds may have a rating ranging 7-9.25 on Mohs’ Scale. Gemological Institutes does not issue Grading Reports for Simulated Diamonds.

FAQ for Advanced Diamond Knowledge

Q. How do I know if a Diamond has been Treated?

A. GIA does not grade Diamonds that has undergone any treatment process that's considered impermanent, such as coating or fracture filling. GIA do grade Diamonds that have been laser drilled or HPHT processed, as these are considered permanent processes, and will indicate prominently the treatment details on the report.

Q. How do I know if a Diamond is a Artificial Diamond?

A. GIA conducts multiple tests as well as checks to identify if the Diamond is artificially created, or natural. It will be prominently indicated on the GIA Grading Report whether it is artificial, and additionally engraved on the girdle of the Diamond.

Q. How do I know if a Diamond is a Simulated Diamond?

A. GIA tests every Diamond to verify that it is real, and does not issue Grading Reports for Simulated Diamonds.