How to select the right piece for your looks and personal style

How many times have you heard that bubbly, extroverted personalities are able to wear extremes of shape and size when choosing jewellery. But even though gemstones lore has become the domain of New Age crystal gazers, your shape, colouring size and personality all comes into play when selecting fine jewellery. Diamonds, for example are popular as engagement rings because they are associated with constancy and marriage. But if you aren’t tying the knot, when you give a diamond as a gift or buy one for yourself its good to know they also bring victory and good fortune, endow the wearer with courage and are an emblem of innocence. At base level, many people forget that even gold and silver are colours to be coordinated with your personal style. If you like cool colours (purple, blue and green), silver, platinum and white gold coordinates best with your wardrobe. Anyone who live in black should think platinum and diamonds for maximum impact. If brown, reds and yellows are your favourite colours, yellow gold garnets and rubies are superior choices. Fashion chameleons have the option of wearing jewellery that combines stones of more than one colour.

Precision Perfect

The name “Hearts & Arrows” is universally recognised as a diamond cut to super ideal proportions and fashioned to perfection. The remarkable thing about this type of diamond is the astounding pattern of hearts and arrows exhibited when its examined through a special viewing device. This phenomenon is a bonus to the cut and is a sign of distinction. In the diamond cosmos it represents the ultimate pedigree. The Hearts & Arrows diamonds remain at the very top of their class. They are polished to exact and mathematically proven ideal cut proportions, resulting in the ultimate fire, brilliance and scintillation that money can buy.

The term that is coined by professionals to describe the overall quality of the cutting is ‘make.’ A diamond with an ‘excellent’ make will sell for much more than one with a ‘fair’ make. An ‘ideal’ or ‘super-ideal’ make will fetch a premium price because of the extra time and skill required to cut it and because more diamond ‘rough’ is lost in the cutting. On average, each diamond will lose about sixty percent of it’s original weight to become ‘super-ideal’. Beauty has it’s price.

The great irony is that a well-cut diamond will minimise the imperfections of the diamond, allowing you to purchase a stone, with lower clarity at a reasonable price and find it actually looks livelier than a diamond with a superior clarity that is not well cut. It takes the skill of a craftsmen to unlock the full potential of a diamond.