Ins and Outs of Diamonds Shapes.

The time has come to finally design your dream engagement ring, the first order of business is to decide on what diamond shape you like. The shape you decide on has an impact on the overall look of the ring. Some shapes are more modern and dazzling whilst others focus on a more vintage look. Choosing a diamond shape however is mainly based on your own personal style and preference. 

Out of all the different elements that come until play when choosing a diamond, you’re most likely to have the strangest feeling towards the shape. Before you buy a ring, it’s a good idea to check with the recipient if they have a favourite diamond shape. Other elements that contribute to the price include size, colour and clarity and can be tweaked later down the line.

The shape of a stone is often referred to as its cut. In this case, it’s important to be sure it’s not confused with diamond cut which referred to the polish, symmetry and proportions of a stone.

Diamond shapes can range all the way from the classic round which is so well known and loved, to be more modern shapes such as the fusion cut. 

Ultimately you’ll be the one wearing the ring so pick a shape that you like and you’ll be loving your ring for years to come! 


Ins and Outs of Diamonds Shapes. The Diamond Club
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Remodelling 101

Have you recently inherited a piece of jewellery with sentimental value but don’t like the style of the piece? Or maybe you have some old or outdated jewellery that you no longer wear? Here at The Diamond Club, we don’t just specialise in making beautiful new custom pieces, but we can also transform your old jewellery into something incredible that you will love for years to come,

The Diamond Club can take all of your refurbishment needs, from smaller alterations and adjustments, all the way through to complete remodels. We offer a variety of options, such as redesigning your jewellery using the original stones, in a setting of your design, using either new gold or your own gold which you have provided and even adding in new stones into an original setting using either stones you’ve provided or stones carefully selected by Pierre.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any more information regarding the redesigning or remodelling of old jewellery or to book in an appointment to discuss turning your jewellery into your dream piece.

What To Expect

So you’re finally ready to pop the question…but what comes next? How do you make sure that you get the perfect ring that she will love for years to come?

Well, that’s where we come in. Here at The Diamond Club, we’re committed to helping you get the perfect ring that she’ll love at a price that you’ll love.

The first thing you’ll want to do is find out what she likes. Whether that’s discussing it with her, or asking her friends for their input, it’s always good to have a basic idea of what design she’s after. Once you’ve got an idea, finding out her ring size. We recommend either printing a free ring size chart from online and using a ring she already wears as a reference, or taking a ring she wears and putting it on your own finger, making note of where it sits on your hand to determine the size.

Once you’ve gotten an idea of the style she likes, and a general idea of her ring size, you can book in an appointment with Pierre and leave the rest up to us! He’ll go through all the basics with you including some information about diamonds, what influences the price of different stones and find you the best diamond within your budget. From there he’ll do a 3D CAD design of your ring on the computer before it gets printed into wax, cast and that dazzling stone set into the ring. With consistent updates and communication throughout the entire process, you’ll feel involved every step of the way.

Gotten the ring size wrong or the ring needs a little TLC in the future? You can rest assured knowing all cleaning, polishing and resizing will be completely handled by us free of charge.

What To Look For When You’re Not Sure What To Look For

So, it’s time to find a diamond but you’re not sure where to begin? That’s where we come in.

There are 4 key components which can heavily influence the price of a diamond. These are known as the 4C’s. Think of this as a checklist of sorts, a universal way to determine the quality of the diamond.

Now maybe you’ve never heard of the 4C’s and that’s okay, you’re in exactly the right place to get a brief rundown of what each C means and how this influences the price.

So let’s start with C number 1 – the cut. For many people, the cut is often overlooked, opting instead to go for a ring with a better colour or clarity. But the cut is an element that shouldn’t be overlooked. The cut of diamond can be the key difference between a diamond that looks dull and lifeless with minimal sparkle and shine or a diamond that has fire and brilliance and dazzles from every angle.

Secondly we have the colour of the diamond. Diamonds are ranked on a colour scale starting at D which is colourless, the whitest diamond colour, all the way through to Z which appears rather yellow/brown. The closer the colour is to D, the more expensive a diamond becomes. However, it’s important to keep in mind that diamonds all the way through to H on the colour scale still appear almost colourless – with the difference in colour being minimal.

The third C stands for clarity – which simply refers to a diamonds natural imperfections, also known as inclusions.  Inclusions can range from flawless, which means they have none, through to  I3 (inclusions 3), which means a stone is full of inclusions. With many diamonds however, they can be graded at having a few inclusions although these may be so minor that the stone is still eye clean. As a general rule, the fewer inclusions a diamond has, the more expensive it becomes.

The final of the 4 C’s is carat. The carat of a diamond refers to the weight of the stone. A bigger carat = a bigger + more expensive diamond. If size is what you’re after, it might be worth compromising on elements such as clarity to get the WOW factor you’re after.

Here at The Diamond Club, we’re committed to ensuring you get your dream diamond within your budget. Pierre has access to thousands of diamond listings and spends hours ensuring he finds the best quality stones at the best prices. Book an appointment today and allow us to take the stress out of finding your dream diamond

 

Things you should not do with a marriage proposal – continued

Years ago it was fashionable to hide the ring in food, but hiding the ring in food is not that popular anymore. It’s been in a thousand movies and television shows. You will definitely not score points for creativity. It depends on your bride to be and the kind of relationship that you two have, but it is advisable not to propose at a big sport game. It can be very loud and chaotic and that will take away from the romance. Try to make it a unique experience but stay away from something that will be to complicated. Sometimes the proposal can be so stressful and worry some that the groom-to- be is in such a panic state that he can not focus on the proposal itself and that will steel the joy out of the moment.

Birthstones

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a birthstone, usually in the form of a jewellery piece. Why every month was assigned a specific stone is still unclear but it was believed that people started to wear a different gem stones each month as a sort of talisman, believing each stone held certain powers and gradually specific gemstones became attached to specific months. In 1912 a birthstone list was created for commercial use and it is now excepted all over the world. Some months have more than one stone and over the next weeks we will share with you some information on the birthstone assigned for every month of the year.

Birthstone for February – Amethyst

The birthstone for February is the Amethyst. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone available in different shapes and sizes, making it more affordable. Amethyst complements both warm and cool colours and therefore can be used with white, yellow and platinum jewellery. The name “Amethyst” comes from the from the Greeks and means “not drunken or sober”. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst would ward of the intoxicating powers of alcohol and keep the wearer clear headed and quick-witted. Purple Amethyst speaks of peace, temperance, serenity and royalty.

Caring for jewellery

It is so important to keep your jewellery looking as beautiful as the day you received it and all it takes is a little care and attention. Generally the gentlest way of cleaning is to use a mild soap(no detergent), warm water and a very soft brush and drying with a soft cloth or towel. It is a good idea to store your jewellery in separate compartments or boxes. Some delicate gems can be affected by sunlight. Hairspray and perfume has a detrimental affect on pearls so always remember to spray these before putting your pearls on. Chlorine and products with bleach can effect certain alloys, especially those associated with white gold It is important to take special care of gems, especially emeralds with natural inclusions on the surface as these can chip or discolour.

Caring for jewellery

It is so important to keep your jewellery looking as beautiful as the day you received it and all it takes is a little care and attention. Generally the gentlest way of cleaning is to use a mild soap(no detergent), warm water and a very soft brush and drying with a soft cloth or towel. It is a good idea to store your jewellery in separate compartments or boxes. Some delicate gems can be affected by sunlight. Hairspray and perfume has a detrimental affect on pearls so always remember to spray these before putting your pearls on. Chlorine and products with bleach can effect certain alloys, especially those associated with white gold It is important to take special care of gems, especially emeralds with natural inclusions on the surface as these can chip or discolour.

Birthstone for February – Amethyst

The birthstone for February is the Amethyst. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone available in different shapes and sizes, making it more affordable. Amethyst complements both warm and cool colours and therefore can be used with white, yellow and platinum jewellery. The name “Amethyst” comes from the from the Greeks and means “not drunken or sober”. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst would ward of the intoxicating powers of alcohol and keep the wearer clear headed and quick-witted. Purple Amethyst speaks of peace, temperance, serenity and royalty.