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Diamond Education

Diamond Cut

diamond cut

A well-cut diamond is not just about its shape but also the effectiveness of the diamond to reflect the light back into the eyes of a person viewing it. A poorly-cut diamond appears lifeless whereas a well-cut one has a brilliant, fiery, and scintillating appearance. Diamond cuts determine the quality of a diamond to a great extent. An excellent cut of diamonds also makes them appear larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight. An ideal cu diamond is cut to ideal proportions, angles, and has excellent polish and symmetry ratings. Its ideal proportions make sure that it refracts light to produce the required fire and brilliance. Facets with perfect symmetry only come with immense expertise in diamond cuts, which is what Divine Solitaires assures! All the diamonds from Divine Solitaires are Ex.Ex.Ex. Plus cut diamonds which refer to excellent cut, excellent polis and excellent symmetry.

Diamond Color

diamond color

Diamonds can be colourless or may have a slight yellow tint. However, the diamonds with the least amount of colour is preferred while shopping for diamonds. A diamond colour is graded on a scale of D to Z, however Divine Solitaires provides diamonds that are graded on a diamond color grade D to K and are divided into five broad categories- colourless, nearly colourless, faint, very light, and light. Diamonds that lie between D-F on the colour scale display no colour and is the best diamond color the colourless diamonds D to F are the rarest and the most valuable diamonds than the others on the scale. Diamonds lying between the range G to H appear nearly colourless when observed from the face-up position but display a little amount of colour when observed from the face-down position against a perfectly white background. Diamonds in the faint yellow K category display a slight hint of colour when viewed from the face-up position. The K category diamonds are a great option for those who are not sensitive to colour.

Diamond Clarity

Diamond Clarity

Since diamonds are formed inside the earth under extreme pressure and heat, they have small imperfections (called ‘birthmarks’), which doesn’t come as a surprise. Every diamond comes with inclusions (imperfections on the inside) and blemishes (imperfections on the surface). The degree to which these imperfections are present on or inside the diamond refers to diamond clarity.The diamonds that are devoid of such flaws are considered to be of high quality, which ranges from F (Flawless) to I (Included). Diamonds from Divine Solitaires are superior-quality diamonds laying the range IF to S12.

Diamond Carat

diamond carat

Carat is a term that refers to the weight of a diamond. The word carat originates from the word ‘carob seeds’, a term that was used to measure the weight of the diamonds prior to the twentieth century. Today, a carat weighs just about 0.2 grams which is just about the weight of a single paper clip. A carat is completely unrelated to the word ‘Karat’ which sounds quite similar to it and refers to the purity of gold. The size of a diamond is directly proportional to the diamond carat weight. However, the weight of a solitaire diamond increases at a greater rate than its size.

For example, a one-carat diamond measures approximately 6.5 mm in width, a diamond that weighs twice as it measures only 8.2 mm wide. Since a diamond that is big in size is rare, it is expected to be expensive. A single two-carat diamond is more expensive than two one-carat diamonds together. This implies that the cost of a diamond increases with its size. So as the carat weight increases, you typically pay more not only in total but also on a pay-per-carat basis. When you buy diamonds you should choose the carat weight not just on the basis of the size but also the cut grade, as it majorly affects the diamond quality.

The cost and quality of diamonds depend on these 4Cs. One should consider all these factors before judging the right value of any diamond.

Diamond Shapes

A diamond’s shape refers to its physical form. It is clearly not a part of the 4Cs but is one of the most important factors when choosing a diamond. The distinction between the diamond cut and the diamond shape might be confusing at first. The shape of the diamond is its physical appearance but its cut refers to its ability to reflect light, its facets, and angles. The most common shapes of diamond include asscher, brilliant, cushion cut, emerald cut, heart, marquise, oval, pear, princess cut, and radiant cut.

Brilliant Cut

A brilliant cut diamond is a round cut diamond and is by far the most popular diamond shape. It is superior to other shapes in terms of proper reflection of light, maximising the brightness potential, etc. due to its cone shape.

Oval Cut

The oval cut is a modified version of the round cut diamonds and is made for people who are looking for traits similar to that of a round-shaped diamond but also wish to have an unusual shape at the same time. Oval cut diamonds create an illusion of length and elongation.

Princess cut

The princess cut is the fanciest and the most popular diamond shape amongst all others. Like round shape diamonds, princess cut diamonds are compatible with any style of rings. The princess cut diamonds are exquisitely shaped in order to get top brilliance.

Pear Diamonds

The shape of a pear diamond is a combination of shapes of round and marquise diamonds with a tapered point at one end. A pear-shaped diamond should be perfect in terms of symmetry. The point of the tapered end should match with the apex of the rounded end. The diamond contains 58 facets, allowing light to pass through it in the same way as the round shaped diamond.

Emerald Cut

This is a popular style known for its precision and beauty. The emerald cut is named so because it is cut in a shape that was originally a style for emeralds. It might not possess the brilliance of the diamonds cut in a kite or triangular shape but its pure ice-like clarity makes up for the brilliance. This style of cut is also called the step-cut.

The Asscher Cut

The asscher cut is also called the “Square Emerald-Cut”. It has cropped corners because of which it appears to be octagonal at first glance. The asscher cut diamonds are bright, shiny and clear in appearance but allow the inclusions to be visible to the naked eyes if present any.

Cushion Cut

The cushion cut is a combination of two shapes, square and the round cut. It has rounded corners and resembles a pillow, hence the name. It gives the diamond an antique look and a romantic appeal. The cushion cut diamond contains 58 facets.

Heart diamonds

It is a modified version of a brilliant cut diamond only with a cleft at the top. A heart-shaped diamond is unique and a symbol of love, popular in forms of solitaire pendants and diamond rings. Symmetry is an essential factor while selecting a heart-shaped diamond. The division between the two lobes should be evident. Heart-shaped diamonds that weigh less than 0.50 carat should not be preferred as they appear smaller and even smaller when set in prongs.

Marquise Shape

It is a modified brilliant cut diamond, long and narrow in shape considered ideal for engagement rings. It’s a long and narrow, boat-like shape creates an illusion of it being greater in size. The marquise-shaped diamonds have one of the largest surface areas, which is a great option when one wants to maximise the perceived size of a diamond.

Radiant Cut

The radiant-cut diamond is the first rectangular diamond cut to have a complete brilliant cut facet pattern applied to both its crown and pavilion, thus making it a bright and lively diamond. It combines two cutting styles, the round cut and the emerald to create a non-traditional and brilliant diamond.

Diamond Anatomy

All the diamonds are unique in their own way but share the same basic structure. The structural features of a diamond determine its brilliance, proportions, and scintillation. Each part of its basic structure has a particular name. Understanding how these parts contribute to the diamond as a whole help one to choose the perfect stone.

The basic structure of a diamond consists of eight main parts namely table, diameter, crown, girdle, pavilion, depth, crown, and culet. Here’s a brief description of each part.

  • Diameter: If the width of the polished stone is measured from end-to-end, the diameter of the diamond is obtained.
  • Table: The table is the largest polished surface on the top of the diamond.
  • Crown: It is the top part of a diamond that extends from the table to the girdle.
  • Girdle: Girdle is the part of the diamond where the crown and pavilion of the diamond meet.
  • Culet: Culet is the small and pointed facet at the bottom of the diamond.
  • Pavilion: The bottom part of the diamond that extends from the girdle to the culet.

It is important to understand the anatomy of solitaire diamonds before choosing the right one to appreciate the intricacies of the diamond.

Diamond Certification

A diamond certificate (most commonly from labs GIA, HRD, AGS, EGL, etc.) is a document you receive from an objective third-party lab that certifies a diamond with all its characteristics. A diamond certificate is what should be reviewed when considering the purchase of loose diamonds.The lab report or the certificate is issued by a grading body that mentions its main characteristics such as the cut, clarity, length and width, etc. A body of trained professionals observe, evaluate, and grade the diamonds for approving the certification. However, each diamond grading entity scrutinises the diamonds in different ways and a significant difference in the grades is expected. There are several laboratories that grade diamonds and provide the certification; however, it is necessary to know which ones are reliable and trustworthy.

For utmost excellence and purity, diamonds from Divine Solitaires are graded and are pre-certified by the top international laboratories such as GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and IGI (International Gemological Institute). At Divine Solitaires you can be assured to receive GIA certification for all diamonds that are 0.30 pointer and above. Apart from this, we at Divine Solitaires issue our own Quality Guarantee Certificate for each diamond purchased. Each solitaire diamond at Divine Solitaires is graded through stringent Quality Control (QC) measures and checked on 123 parameters, unlike most international labs that grade diamonds on just 40 parameters.

  • GIA : Gemological Institute of America
  • AGS : American Gem Society Laboratories
  • EGL : European Gemological Laboratories
  • IGI : International Gemological Institute

Chossse Your Perfect Diamond

With so many unique options of precious stones, finding the perfect solitaire diamond that stays true to your preferences can be a task. Even though each person’s diamond hunt is unique, here are a few points to help you understand how to go about it.

It is always good to start with identifying the desired shape of the diamond by the recipient. One can always go for the popular ones such as the princess cut or the round cut diamonds in case of confusion. Following the identification of the desired shape, set a minimum carat weight that the recipient prefers. The most beautiful half carat diamond would be a disappointment if a one-carat diamond is what the person always wished for.

The next step to choose diamond is to start with the diamond shape and minimum carat weight that was identified before and make concessions in the order mentioned below until the diamond that fits in the set budget is found.

The 4 C's:

  • Cut :

    The cut of a diamond describes its finish, proportion, and polish, which then determines the diamond's fire and brilliance. A cut grade is the most important factor in the overall appearance of a diamond. A poorly cut diamond will look dull even with the excellent colour and clarity. An ideal cut is a round shaped diamond or a princess cut diamond that is cut to perfection and has excellent symmetry and excellent polish. Diamonds at Divine Solitaires are of Ex.Ex.Ex Plus cut which signifies that the solitaires possess excellent cut, excellent symmetr and excellent polish.

    If one comes down to a diamond after revising it through the above criteria which is close to the set budget, making changes in the carat weight to close the gap should be considered. 10% or less change in the carat weight will not be visually detectable.

  • Clarity :

    Start making concessions in the clarity of a diamond. Each diamond has a few blemishes and inclusions because of the condition in which they are produced. Many people opt for diamonds with a few inclusions if they are invisible to the naked eye. People who are intolerant to inclusions despite them being invisible can go for Very Slightly included 2 diamonds or a better one. The most popular range is the Very Slightly included 1 diamonds to Very Slightly included 2 diamonds which appears flawless to the naked eye.

  • Color :

    It is difficult to detect colour in a diamond once it is set in a ring or placed in a coloured environment. Diamond buyers prefer diamonds that are colour graded with J, K, and L. Diamonds with more facets reflect more light and tend to hide colour better than other shapes. So, consider a round shaped diamond, princess cut diamond or a modified brilliant cut diamond over other shapes if you are concerned about colour.

  • Carat :

    Carat refers to the weight of the diamond. One carat is equivalent to 0.20 grams. The larger the carat, the pricier the diamond, although the other "C's" can influence the final price significantly.

    Though not mentioned as one of the four C's, a diamond's shape plays an integral part in the selection of any diamond engagement ring. Divine Solitaire offers diamonds in a variety of shapes, including: round, princess, emerald, square (asscher), oval, radiant, pear, heart, marquise and cushion shaped.

    Lastly it is critical that you have a comprehensive understanding of diamond anatomy and proportion— brilliance, dispersion and scintillation.

    Understanding how to choose the perfect diamond, will affect how you choose your engagement ring. Before choosing your perfect engagement ring, make sure you have a comprehensive understanding of diamonds- from their structure to the 4C's.

If following the above-mentioned step leaves one with a diamond still above the set budget, the process should be repeated with different thresholds.

Reduce the quality furthermore. Go for a grade as low as Slightly Included 1 diamonds.

One can go for the colour next. The grade can go down to J. If the diamond is expected to set up in gold, one can safely drop to grade K.

Finally, reduce the cut. Go for the round cut instead of the fancy ones.

After all these concessions, if the diamonds are still outside the set budget, the further concessions depend on individual preferences.

If the desired carat weight is one, one can consider dropping the clarity to Slightly Included 2 diamonds.

An L-M is a perfect colour range to go for if the chosen diamond is a brilliant cut diamond under 1.50 carats and is to be set in yellow gold.

If the size of the diamond is the primary concern for choosing, one can go for a fair round cut or fancy shaped diamonds.

If the diamond is still out of budget one should consider increasing the budget or reducing the set minimum carat weight.

With all your favourite diamond shapes, ideal cuts, excellent clarity, etc. it is also important that the diamonds you choose are ethically sourced. But before understanding what ethically-sourced diamonds mean, let’s have a look at what conflict-free diamonds are.

Diamonds that are sold to finance a war and create conflict against the legitimate governments are called blood or conflict diamonds. These conflicts also include inhumane practices such as torture and slavery to extract diamonds. Conflict-free diamonds, however, are those that are in no way related to the terror and malpractices by the opposite groups. These diamonds are ethically sourced and mined.

In response to this malpractice, the diamond industry along with the UN created the World Diamond Council which created the Kimberley process for ethical sourcing of diamonds. It brought to attention the destructive effects of unethical sourcing of diamonds worldwide.

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the diamond market. The Kimberley Process made it possible for the conflict-free solitaire diamonds to make up the majority of the diamond market and to be available to various designers for use.

Divine Solitaires along with the global diamond industry is intolerant towards the conflict diamonds. Divine Solitaires believe in the Kimberley process which tracks diamonds from the mine to the market and purchases diamonds from the largest and the most respected suppliers. The business is strictly limited to those who adhere and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley process. All the Divine Solitaires diamonds are warranted to be conflict-free.

Diamond Ring Type

Diamond Ring Type

“A diamond is forever.” The hardest rock on earth and undoubtedly the most beautiful stones too, it is not just another piece of jewellery to be worn at occasions. Diamonds are precious stones that add elegance to your persona with utter grace. Personifying sheer magnificence and adding charm to your personality, diamonds leave everyone awestruck. The hardest rock symbolizes the everlasting bond as the gem lasts almost forever. Divine Solitaires offers a varied range, right from engagement rings to wedding rings to choose from that are made just for you and fit your diamond ring budget as well.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

The most traditional type of engagement ring, this couple band is for those who like to keep it simple and elegant. Solitaire engagement rings consist of a single diamond mounted on the top of the ring. The solitaire ring is shaped in such a way so that the centre stone receives the entire attention. This timeless classic is generally made with narrower bands to make the diamond look large. Other variations include having thicker bands or ring guards which frame the centrepiece to make it look more prominent and distinguished.

Pavé Engagement Rings

Pavé Engagement Rings

Pavé engagement rings are more of diamonds and reveal less metal. These types of engagement rings are encrusted with tiny diamonds along the metal band such that it seems as if the entire ring is made of diamonds. The metal part is mostly not visible as the diamonds use just beads or prongs to hold them in place. The centre stone of this fashion ring is generally round cut or princess cut.

Channel Set Engagement Rings

Channel Set Engagement Rings

No prongs are used in channel set engagement rings. The diamonds are embedded into channel-like grooves between two strips of metal. Available in a variety of cuts and shapes, these embedded diamonds on the side help give the centre stone a much more bolder look.

Sidestone Engagement Rings

Sidestone Engagement Rings

Just like you perfectly complement your partner, the sidestone also perfectly complements the diamond in the centre. Sidestone solitaire rings are generally flanked by two or more smaller diamonds on either side of the central gem. The sidestones help in adding more brilliance, make the ring more radiant and also add some extra cost to your engagement ring budget.

Three Stone Engagement Rings

Three Stone Engagement Rings

The Three Stone Engagement or Wedding Rings is for those who like some extra bling on their hands. The centre gem is flanked by two other diamonds on each side in this type of engagement ring. The centre stone is elevated a bit higher than the other two diamonds to attract more attention. A higher quality center stone affects the couple band budget. Round cut or princess cut diamonds are preferred for the centre diamond and are also available in couple bands

Tension Set Engagement Rings

It is a modern and unique type of ring setting without any prongs in which the centre diamond is held in place by physical force of the setting in such a way that the diamond appears to be suspended or floating in the air. Just as the name suggests, it uses force and tension of the ring to keep the diamond in place. Popular choices of diamond cuts for these types of rings are round, princess and emerald cut.

Halo Engagement Rings

Halo Engagement Rings

Halo engagement rings are a type of pavé engagement rings as they involve a similar craft. This setting features a micro-pavé setting in a halo formation around the central gemstone. The ring’s sparkle is enhanced by the smaller diamonds around which give it a radiant and bright look. Asscher-cut diamonds, pear-shaped and oval diamonds are popular choices.

Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage Engagement Rings

There is nothing that can ever beat a classic. Vintage rings are an epitome of elegant artisanship and are the most desired form of engagement rings. These designs draw inspiration from classic timeless pieces of jewellery and boast of maximum fire, brilliance, and scintillation. In vintage rings, the centre stones are usually prong-set, basket-set or bezel-set.

Wedding Sets

Wedding Sets

Wedding sets usually include a matching set of engagement rings and wedding rings. The rings of the bride and groom are also coordinated to ensure a perfect and complimenting combination of the rings.

Diamond Setting Type

From the cut of the diamond to its setting, it is extremely important that the ring you choose does not just suit the person but is also a reflection of their personality. Some like the extra sparkle, some fall for the simple elegance and some choose their diamonds for the perfect cut and ring settings. The ring settings also differ in accordance with the ring type and affect your solitaire ring budget. Here are a few common types of ring settings:

  • Prongs :

    Prongs are the most traditional and classic type of engagement ring setting. This type of setting allows maximum visibility of the diamond and minimum metal is visible which increases the brilliance of the diamond as more light is able to pass through it.

  • Bezel:

    From promise rings to engagement rings with names inscribed, this setting is generally used to provide extra durability to the ring. This simple and sober setting completely surrounds the diamond and keeps it intact. White gold or platinum can be used to give the diamond more prominence. This type of setting is a versatile one as it can accommodate all sizes of a diamond.

  • Tension :

    This is a type of setting that is currently in vogue when it comes to engagement rings. The use of actual when it comes to engagement rings. The use of actual prongs is eliminated by suspending the diamond between the two ends of the bands since the prong-like setting which holds the diamond is very strong.

  • Channel:

    A ‘channel’ is created in this ring setting by using two metal bands and in this channel small diamonds are embedded. The diamonds are secure because they are embedded between the metal. This ring setting type makes it easy for people who do intensive work with their hands.

  • Twist:

    A complex type of setting which is currently trending in engagement ring for couples is the twist setting in which the metal band is twisted to create a crisscross effect and the diamond is mounted on top of it.

  • Bar:

    A very classy and bold kind of setting, the bar setting is the type in which two metal bars hold the diamond in between. This helps showcase the diamond beautifully and focuses on the magnificence of the diamond.

Comfort is the most basic requirement of any commodity. Similarly, your wedding ring should perfectly fit your finger as it is going to be on your finger for most of the time. The diamond ring design will lose its charm completely if the ring sizing is not perfect. Hence, here are some tips on ring sizing. A perfectly fitting wedding ring or engagement rin is one that slides over the knuckle easily but won’t fall off your finger. Considering how precious a diamond wedding ring is, it is extremely important to choose a ring that fits perfectly well. However, tips on ring sizes for men are different from tips on ring sizes for women. Ring sizing is not a cumbersome process as one might expect it to be. To do so you could either measure your ring size online or get a plastic mould made which is equivalent to the actual engagement ring or wedding ring to ensure that your ring fits you well.

Before you begin taking the measurement of your ring, pick the finger that you want to wear your diamond ring on. It is possible that the fingers on your dominant hand might be larger than those on your non-dominant hand. Cold weather might cause your fingers to shrink, while heat or water retention might cause swelling of fingers. Hence, these precautions should be taken care of before you measure your solitaire ring size. It is suggested that you measure your fingers at the end of the day as the size of your finger changes due to the weather and the time of the day. It is also essential to measure your fingers more than 5 times to get an accurate result. If in case, your finger size falls between two sizes that are available, choose the diamond ring of larger size. You can also refer to certain size charts that are available on the internet.

Metal

Metals can be considered as the soul of the engagement ring as they form the base for the entire engagement ring. Choosing the right metal is very crucial as it holds the diamond and forms the base of your engagement ring. Deciding the metal you want for your diamond is quite easy once you know about the basic ring metals. Varied over ranges of white gold, yellow gold, and platinum, one can choose any metal as preferred or whatever fits the budget. The various types of metals available for engagement rings are:

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Everyone is familiar with the traditional yellow gold engagement rings. The most common, yet a very lavish and appealing metal, yellow is the naturally occurring colour of gold and is typically alloyed with silver and copper in fine jewellery. Flexible and enduring, yellow gold is highly used in engagement rings due to its lasting beauty as it does not corrode, tarnish or rust. The higher the karat of the gold, the softer the yellow gold engagement ring is. One can easily identify authentic gold as it carries a ‘k’ or ‘karat’ mark on it. To keep the luster of gold everlasting, the ring should be cleaned with mild soap and warm water.

White Gold Engagement Rings

Bearing similarity to platinum diamond engagement rings in its looks, white gold is the most preferred option as the metal for engagement rings. White gold engagement rings are available in two variations; 1) 14K which consists of 55% gold and the rest is composed of other metals (zinc, nickel etc.) and 2) 18K white gold which consists of 75% gold. Cheaper than platinum, white gold is more preferred in engagement rings as it complements the sparkle of solitaire ring designs perfectly. Made with an alloy of nickel and zinc, white gold is coated with rhodium to keep the shine intact. However, radiant white gold requires thorough care to maintain the sparkle of your single diamond ring. The ring should be kept in a cushioned and scratch-proof box. It is also recommended keeping the ring away from harmful corrosives like bleach, ammonia, and chlorine.

Platinum Gold Engagement Rings

The most valuable and finest piece of metal that complements diamond ring designs perfectly, platinum is found in limited quantities. Almost the similar tint as diamonds, platinum helps increase the brilliance and sparkle of the diamond engagement ring. ar tint as diamonds, platinum helps increase the brilliance and sparkle of the diamond engagement ring. The metal comes with numerous advantages like resilience and strength, it can withstand stress and platinum of purity grade between 90-95% and does not cause any allergic reactions. Due to its durability and magnificence, platinum has become a popular choice fo engagement rings in recent times. Metals such as white gold which are alloyed to get a platinum diamond ring colour turn yellow after a certain period. However, platinum is mostly made of 95% pure platinum which makes it more preferable. Platinum rings are also preferred as wedding bands.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Some people prefer a pinkish colour to go with their solitaires. Hence, they prefer an alloy of copper and gold which gives the metal a warm red colour and is known as rose gold. The shade depends upon the amount of copper used in the alloy. Preferred more by women, common rose gold diamond rings for women are composed of 75% gold and 25% copper.

Buy an Engagement Ring on a Budget

Every person desires to get the most beautiful diamond rings for their better half. However, no one desires this at the cost of their entire savings which makes the process of buying diamond engagement rings quite difficult. Buying solitaire rings can get pretty cumbersome when other factors affecting the solitaire ring budget come into the picture. It is therefore essential to know everything about diamonds so that you can precisely make your choices which will help you keep the cost your diamond ring price minimal and affordable. Divine Solitaires provides you with an exquisite range of diamond rings to choose from and helps you stick to your engagement ring budget. Here are a few factors to consider while buying your diamond ring to make it cost-effective:

  • Cuts and Shapes :

    The shape of a diamond refers to the entire geometric proportion of the solitaire whereas cuts are a diamond’s proportions and facets. The cut determines the brilliance and sparkle of solitaire rings. It is the most important factor that helps in deciding the diamond ring price. Not just cost, but it also helps in determining the quality of the stone. Hearts and arrows, round cut, and princess cuts are some of the common choices of cuts. The shape of a diamond is completely a personal choice. Once you have decided the shape and the cut of your solitaire as preferred, the other 3 Cs which are clarity, colour and carat weight become easy to determine. You are also less inclined to change your diamond engagement rings or wedding rings anytime soon as you have chosen the cut and shape yourself and hence, it helps you save cost and stay within your diamond ring budget.

  • Clean to the naked eye? Good to buy! :

    A strict budget calls for stringent action! Sometimes a high-quality diamond with VVS1 clarity cannot be differentiated from a diamond with inclusions like SI1 to the naked eye. However, there is a considerable amount of difference in the diamond ring price which effectively screams about the difference in quality. Until viewed under 10x magnification, the inclusions present in SI1 diamonds are as good as not being present. So if you are on a tight engagement ring budget and do not want to spend more on your diamond rings you may opt for an SI1 diamond and not a VVS1 as to the naked eye, since both are almost similar. The same applies to the colour grading of diamonds. The GIA has set up a colour grading scheme ranging from D-Z in which ‘D’ includes the clearest diamonds and ‘Z’ resembles diamonds with a slight yellow colour. However, if you are on a strict budget, you need not buy a ‘D’ graded diamond. A diamond with ‘I’ grading should also suffice as diamond engagement rings under both grades appear the same to the naked eye.

  • Polish Matters :

    Polishing the solitaire helps in smoothing the surface of th diamond rings. You can save on your diamond ring price by getting a ‘good’ grade of polishing and not striving for an ‘excellent’ grade as there is not much of a difference between both. Most consumers cannot even distinguish the difference in the quality of polishing.

  • Alternative to Platinum :

    Platinum is the most expensive metal owing it to its shine and durability. It is also the most preferred metal for diamond engagement rings as it complements the diamond by increasing its sparkle and brilliance. However, sometimes it is not possible to afford platinum as the metal for you wedding ring or engagement ring, in case of a low wedding ring budget In such cases, an alternative such as white gold can be used. White gold is almost similar in appearance to platinum and is an excellent substitute for platinum diamond rings. Advantages of white gold include durability, scratch resistance that enhance the diamond’s brilliance.

  • Certified Diamonds :

    Diamond certification is important to ensure that the solitaire rings that you are purchasing are of premium quality. No matter how strict your budget is, it is necessary to get a quality-checked product to ensure it lasts and is worth its cost. Divine Solitaires provides you with quality assurance certificates which ensure that the diamond for you engagement rings or single diamond rin is responsibly sourced, quality assured and conflict free. Each diamond engagement ring by Divine Solitaires are also checked on 123 parameters and then given a quality check certification by Divine Solitaires which is far better than GIA, IGI or any other international lab certificate to ensure that consumers get the best diamonds for their rings.

Choose the perfect engagement ring

Dating back to 1447, diamonds have been used as engagement rings ever since, to signify the unbreakable bond and pure love that one has for their companion. Also considered to be a woman’s best friend diamond engagement rings for women and men’s diamond rings are truly the right way to please your lady/man easily. Diamond engagement rings express your love like no other. Popping it in your better halves drink or just surprising her/him out of the blue, diamond rings always get a ‘yes’. However, it is extremely important to choose the best and perfect diamond engagement ring just as it pleases your companion. Choosing the perfect solitaire ring can be made easier by considering these important factors mentioned below:

Every person desires to get the most beautiful diamond rings for their better half. However, no one desires this at the cost of their entire savings which makes the process of buying diamond engagement rings quite difficult. Buying solitaire rings can get pretty cumbersome when other factors affecting the solitaire ring budget come into the picture. It is therefore essential to know everything about diamonds so that you can precisely make your choices which will help you keep the cost your diamond ring price minimal and affordable. Divine Solitaires provides you with an exquisite range of diamond rings to choose from and helps you stick to your engagement ring budget. Here are a few factors to consider while buying your diamond ring to make it cost-effective:

  • Cuts and Shapes :

    The shape of a diamond refers to the entire geometric proportion of the solitaire whereas cuts are a diamond’s proportions and facets. The cut determines the brilliance and sparkle of solitaire rings. It is the most important factor that helps in deciding the diamond ring price. Not just cost, but it also helps in determining the quality of the stone. Hearts and arrows, round cut, and princess cuts are some of the common choices of cuts. The shape of a diamond is completely a personal choice. Once you have decided the shape and the cut of your solitaire as preferred, the other 3 Cs which are clarity, colour and carat weight become easy to determine. You are also less inclined to change your diamond engagement rings or wedding rings anytime soon as you have chosen the cut and shape yourself and hence, it helps you save cost and stay within your diamond ring budget.

  • 1 The 4Cs of Diamond Quality :

    The 4Cs of diamond are the most important factors while determining the quality of the diamond engagement ring and choosing diamonds as well. The 4C’s of diamond are colour, carat weight, clarity, and cut. The cut refers to the diamond’s proportions and facets and is the most important aspect of a single diamond ring. The cut also determines the brilliance and sparkle of the diamond and helps you choose solitaire of best quality. Colour and clarity refer to the amount of light that gets reflected by the solitaire whereas the carat weight is the weight of pure diamond in the gem. All these factors help you select the diamond solitaire e that you want, the shape and most importantly its cost. Divine Solitaires provides you with diamond engagement rings of premium quality by obtaining the best combination of the 4C’s of diamonds.

  • 2 Polish Matters :

    Polishing the solitaire helps in smoothing the surface of th diamond rings. You can save on your diamond ring price by getting a ‘good’ grade of polishing and not striving for an ‘excellent’ grade as there is not much of a difference between both. Most consumers cannot even distinguish the difference in the quality of polishing.

  • 3 Selecting the Metal :

    Selecting the metal for your diamond ring design is the next important step after the quality of the diamond is decided. The metal is the part on which the diamond is mounted and hence, it is essential as it is required to complement the diamond in order to increase the appeal of the engagement rings The most commonly available metals are platinum, yellow gold, and white gold. Platinum is the most expensive metal as it is durable and has natural luster which does not fade away with time. Platinum rings are also the most preferred as platinum complements the diamonds perfectly well. Yellow gold is a more traditional and classic metal used in engagement rings. Available in two variations; 18K and 14K, the quality of the gold depends on its proportion with alloys. Although it catches scratches easily, the repair costs are lower than that of platinum. White Gold is a combination of gold and other metals which gives it a silver-like colour. The advantage of white gold is that it matches well with your r diamond jewellery set.

  • 4 Setting is important too :

    Ring Settings decides the shape and the way you want your ring to be made and helps you choose solitaire e that will match your engagement ring. There are a variety of options available, standard or custom, that you can choose the setting of your engagement ring from. The setting of engagement rings varies from person to person. The charm of the engagement ring matching the personality of the person wearing it might just increase their appeal and persona. Prong, bezel and tension settings are some of the most used types of settings. However, prongs are the most popular ones as they add brilliance to your solitaire by helping them stand out.

  • 5 Certificate :

    Quality check is very important while buying diamond engagement rings. You need to be sure that the solitaire rings you are purchasing are worth their price. After you have purchased the ring, a certificate of authenticity by the GIA is given which tells you the quality of your engagement ring. Diamonds from Divine Solitaires are checked on 123 parameters before being certified to assure you of the best quality. The GIA certificate is only provided to diamonds that score above 0.30 on their scale. Furthermore, Divine Solitaires issues its own Quality Guarantee Certificate for each diamond which is after a diamond is checked thoroughly on 123 parameters where as the other laboratories check diamonds on 40 parameters only.

  • Guarantee :

    Solitaire rings always come with a certain period of guarantee which depends on the jewellers. It is a necessary parameter as it is safeguards your diamond. In case of any mishap, the guarantee of the diamond helps you cover the extra cost of the solitaires. Another important aspect is insuring your diamond ring. Insurance is also important as it covers your engagement ring in case of any mishap or thefts. Divine Solitaires realizes this risk and hence provides you with a one-year free insurance for engagement rings for you to choose diamonds that are best.

Divine Solitaires - Choose Your Perfect Diamond Jewellery

Purchasing diamond jewellery is always a special and memorable event. It is important that the chosen piece is perfectly selected and carefully decided upon. Thus, Divine Solitaires is committed to providing our customers with all the advice and education necessary to enable them to best choose diamond jewellery from our varied select diamond solitaire collection which includes diamond studs, diamond pendants, diamond bangles, diamond necklaces, diamond bracelets, diamond earring and d diamond tanmaniya. So let us take a look at some of our most popular diamond jewellery and how to best select diamond solitaire:

Diamond Studs

Diamond earrings are one of the best gifts for a special someone or to treat yourself with. They come in a variety of designs and selections of diamonds. The first thing to consider when you choose diamond studs is the shape of the face. Princess cut diamonds go perfectly for women with broad faces while round cut diamonds are best suited for women with narrow faces. Consider the skin tone when you choose solitaire mount metal. White gold and platinum are the best choices for cool skin tones while yellow gold diamond studs are best suited to warm skin tones.

Diamond Pendants

Diamond pendants aare subtle yet always make a sparkling statement. These are perfect for both formal and social settings. The first thing to consider when you choose diamond pendant is the size of the necklace. Do not go for necklaces that are too long or too short, try out various sizes and find the one that best suits your personality and charisma. The next thing to note is the style of the pendant. Here, you can select a diamond solitaire to be in subtle classical styles or more striking and modern shapes. Make sure to remember when you choose diamond pendant, the style of the pendant suits your selection and it compliments your personality type. Lastly, the metal is a very important factor that must be considered carefully. Here, make sure to choose solitaire carefully, the choice of metal needs to compliment the type of diamond and skin tone of the wearer. Select diamond solitaire metals like white gold or platinum that are best suited for completely colourless diamonds while rose gold and yellow gold can be paired with slightly coloured diamonds. In skin tone, as mentioned before, yellow gold works well with warmer skin tones while white gold or platinum goes spectacularly with cool skin tones. So make sure to select diamond solitaire keeping all this in mind. Pair a diamond pendant with a solitaire ring and you are all ready to glam up your look.

Diamond Bangles

Diamond bangles make for a shimmering statement and come with an incredible variety of selection. The first thing to consider when you go to choose diamond bangles is its size. Bangles are intended to dangle slightly off your wrists. But do not select diamond solitaire bangles that are too loose, these will become cumbersome to wear around. Next, you need to decide upon the number of diamonds on your select diamond solitaire e bangles. Some bangles come completely studded with diamonds and shimmer relentlessly while some contain a few well-placed diamonds and allows more subtlety Choose diamond style that goes with your personality. Additionally, the cut and size of the diamonds are also important, go for smaller sizes if you have decided upon lots of diamonds in your bangles. Lastly, consider the metal well. In this, as mentioned before, rose gold and yellow gold fit well with slightly coloured diamonds and white gold compliments completely colourless diamonds.

Buying diamond jewellery is a special moment. Divine Solitaires provides a varied range of jewellery beside the above mentioned which includes diamond tanmaniya, diamond necklaces and diamond bracelets and also assures all the education and information to make sure your selected diamond solitaire jewellery makes the right kind of impression.

Diamond Care

The word diamond is derived from the Greek word ‘adamao’ which means invincible. The hardest metal on Earth, diamonds are truly one of the most beautiful natural resources. They are also considered to be a symbol of love as most of the engagement rings contain at least one diamond. They are also used as jewellery since they add extra appeal to your personality and give you a bold look. Also referred to as a woman’s best friend, diamonds are surely a must-have in the accessories compartment of a lady. More than just a piece of jewellery, diamonds also have an emotional connect with some people. However, all beautiful and precious things come with a price. Maintaining a diamond can be a cumbersome task, considering it costs a hefty amount to get a single one-carat diamond. The three important steps to care for your diamond are to clean, insure and track.

Although diamond is the hardest (metal) rock on earth, it is not indestructible. Being natural magnets to grease and dirt, it is not easy to keep diamonds clean. . Even the oil from your fingers might adhere to the diamond's surface and affect its shine and brilliance. It is suggested to clean your gem at least once in two weeks. A simple way of doing so is to soak the stone in a mixture of water and a mild cleaning solution for a minute or two. A clean and new toothbrush reserved only to clean the solitaire can be used to remove the remaining dirt after the gem is soaked in the solution. However, it is necessary to use the toothbrush gently because there might be some fragile settings like older prongs in antique jewellery which cause more harm if scrubbed vigorously. Rinse your diamond with water and dry it with a clean cloth afterwards. Harmful solutions like chlorine bleach should always be avoided to Clean your solitaire as it might damage the metal or diamond settings. To add some extra bling on your diamond, you can also soak your gem in a solution of window cleaners. Toothpicks can be used to remove the dirt stuck between the prongs of the jewellery, but be extra careful not to make any scratches to the precious stone. Since diamonds are the hardest material on earth, only a diamond can cause scratches on another one. Hence, it is advisable to store each and every diamond jewellery separately.

  • Divine Solitaires provides you with an extremely significant feature like no other. It helps you track your solitaire. With Divine Solitaires, you can track your diamond’s journey and know more about it. Not just that but you can also track the current relevant pricing of your purchased solitaire. To track your solitaire, all you have to do is download the Divine Solitaires app, choose the track option and enter the UID code of your diamond.

    Another way of caring for your expensive jewel is to get it insured. It is necessary to insure your diamond because diamond insurance helps you protect your precious gem from any mishap. In the event of any loss or theft, insurance might just help you from losing all your savings. As a consumer, it is also necessary for you to know everything about your insurance and what all it covers. Be aware of the appraisal reports of your insurance policy. Also, find out if your jewellery is covered at the full replacement cost when you insure your diamond. Hence, it is essential to insure your diamond. Divine Solitaires realizes this necessity and provides you with a one-year free insurance policy.