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Cut
Importance
While there are many factors to bear in mind when choosing a diamond, diamond cut is probably the most important to consider, as it has a direct correlation to a diamond's appearance. A diamond with Ideal/Excellent cut grade proportions will return the maximum amount of light to the viewer's eye, the diamond will appear more brilliant and beautiful as a result. Golden Master Jewellery recommends selecting the highest cut grade possible within your budget in order to maximize the brilliance of your diamond. Diamond cut is graded by the GIA as Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor. The Excellent cut grade from the GIA is only available for round brilliant diamonds. AGS grades diamonds as Ideal, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor.
 
 
Appearance
Diamond cut affects a diamond's light return properties; also known as scintillation, fire or brilliance. Brilliance refers to the white light that is reflected up through the surface of a diamond, scintillation is the sparkling pattern on a diamond's surface, and fire describes the flashes of rainbow-colored light which reflect off a well-cut diamond. A well-cut diamond will display brilliance throughout. By contrast, a poorly cut diamond will appear dull or glassy and may have dark areas where light is not optimally returned to the viewer's eye.
 
 
Value
The better cut grades are likely to display more fire and brilliance and since their appearance is more desirable, they are priced accordingly. The cut grade of a diamond also depends on the skill of the diamond cutter. Cutting a diamond with the degree of precision required to produce an ideal cut stone is a rare and valuable skill, therefore diamonds of this grade are more expensive. Golden Master Jewellery recommends selecting a diamond with the highest cut grade your budget will allow in order to maximize the brilliance of the diamond.
 
 
Color
Color importance
Color is the second most important aspect when choosing a diamond. When looking at a diamond, the human eye notices the diamond's cut first and its color second. Color becomes especially important when considering diamonds of larger size, since the additional light reflected from a larger diamond can make the color more noticeable. Additionally, diamond shapes with step facets, such as Asscher or Emerald, reflect less light and therefore show more color than their more faceted counterparts.
 
 
Color Value
The colors I and J have slightly detectable color, but tend to offer an excellent value - especially when considering a diamond shape such as Round or Princess. These types of shapes have more facets that reflect more light, and therefore can mask color in a diamond. Diamonds with the color D are absolutely colorless and are considered the rarest and most desirable. Diamonds with the color grades of E and F are still colorless to the naked eye. The color in diamonds of these grades can only be detected by an expert gemologist.

Both colors G and H are considered "near-colorless" and the differences between the two are minor. Color in both may be noticeable when compared to diamonds of better grades, but both of these offer excellent value.

Both colors I and J are also considered "near-colorless" and the differences between the two are also minor. Although there are a few people who can detect color in an I-colored diamond, most people can begin to perceive color in diamonds graded J or below. Diamonds in both of these color grades can provide excellent value.
 
 
Color maximization
Diamond shapes that reflect more light, such as round brilliant or princess, can mask some color in a diamond. Therefore, you can maximize the color in a diamond by choosing a shape that has more facets.

In addition, the type of metal that a diamond will be set in can complement its color. You can maximize the color of diamonds graded I or J by choosing a yellow gold setting. With diamonds of color grades D through H, consider a white gold or platinum setting to best complement the natural color.
 
 
Fluorescence Color
Fluorescence refers to whether or not a stone produces a color reaction only when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. The visible effects of fluorescence can only be detected by a trained gemologist with specific UV light. A grade of Strong or Very Strong blue fluorescence can make a diamond with a near-colorless grade look slightly whiter, but the difference can only be noticed in bright sunlight.
 
 
Fancy Color
Fancy color diamonds are rare but natural diamonds that exhibit colors such as yellow, pink, blue, or red. Golden Master Jewellery offers both fancy color diamonds in natural color or exposed to artificial coloring techniques such as dyeing or irradiation.
 
Clarity
Clarity indicates how "clean" the diamond is, or how many inclusions (i.e. scratches, trace minerals or other tiny characteristics) the diamond has. Inclusions are important to consider because they can detract from the pure beauty of a diamond.

The clarity grade has little effect on a diamond's visible appearance except in larger diamonds. The larger a diamond is, the larger the facet; larger facets expand the visible clarity. Out of the 4 C's, clarity is considered the least important. It is primarily the precision of the cut that determines how brilliant and sparkling a diamond will be. The better the cut, the less likely you will be able to see a diamond's inclusions.
 
 
Clarity Determination
The clarity grade is based on the number, size, color, and location of inclusions or blemishes in the stone. The Flawless (FL) grade is given to a stone in which no imperfections can be seen internally (inclusions) or externally (blemishes) when examined with 10x magnification. For clarity grading purposes, if an inclusion cannot be seen at 10x magnification, it doesn't exist.
 
Carat
Once you've determined what cut, color, and clarity grade you're looking for in a diamond, it's easy to determine the carat weight of diamond that will fit within your budget.

When diamonds are mined, large gems are discovered much less frequently than small ones, which makes large diamonds much more valuable. In fact, diamond prices rise exponentially with carat weight. So, a 2-carat diamond of a given quality is always worth more than two 1-carat diamonds of the same quality. To choose the best carat weight of diamond, consider her style, the size of her finger, the size of your setting, and your budget.

But the best way to determine what size is best is by getting an idea of what she is expecting. If you plan carefully, you can get some answers without her suspicion.
 
Diamond Care
Diamonds are one of the hardest substances on earth and are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or scratching. That said, diamonds are still not indestructible. They can chip and break and are especially vulnerable at the girdle. Having diamonds set in a relatively protective setting, can help keep them safe.

When wearing your diamond, you should be conscious of it on your finger, removing it when doing any type of activity that might expose it to a rough substance or a hard blow. For example, this might include gardening, doing the dishes, intense exercise, etc.
 
Cleaning & Servicing Your Diamond
During the course of ordinary wear, a diamond is exposed to dirt, dust, perspiration, makeup, and natural skin oils, as well as household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray. Over time, these materials build up on a diamond, dulling its natural beauty.

Luckily, cleaning a diamond is easy and requires very little time. Golden Master Jewellery has an easy technique in cleaning your diamond that does not require toxic solution plus it's inexpensive and easy to perform. You will need a regular toothpaste, tooth brush and hair dryer. Apply toothpaste to toothbrush and brush gently against diamond then altogether with running water. After it's fully rinsed and cleaned, put on dry cloth and use blow dryer to dry. In minutes you can see the radiance and sparkles from your most treasured diamonds.
 
Storing your Diamond jewellery
Because of their hardness, diamonds can scratch other diamonds, gemstones and jewellery metals. This is one of the most common ways jewellery is damaged. For this reason, store all jewellery, especially diamond jewellery, in individual soft cloth pouches when not being worn.
 
Insuring Your Diamond
Because unforeseen accidents do happen, we strongly recommend that you insure your diamond against loss, theft, and damage.
 
 
 
 
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