When it comes to jewelry, diamonds are still the belles of the ball. Even with new jewelry trends like rose gold and lead-plated designs, diamonds are what make a ring truly shine bright like it’s meant to.
But before you choose your next diamond jewelry for yourself or your partner, there are a few things you need to know about diamonds. Here are three things you may not have known about diamond jewelry that you ought to keep in mind during your next trip to the jewelry store.
- Brilliance means the light that’s reflected in the diamond. When you’re looking at different diamonds and the jeweler refers to “brilliance,” they mean the amount of light that’s reflected within the diamond itself. The brilliance of the diamond isn’t affected by the clarity of the stone or the color of it, either. For your diamond to have its brilliance level affected, the jewelry would need to have an extremely low color grade.
- The term “carat” doesn’t refer to the size of the diamond. A diamond’s carat refers to its weight, not the size of the diamond itself. A shorter and wider diamond can appear larger, but might actually have a lower carat than a diamond that may be longer and narrower.
- You can damage your diamond if you’re not careful. It’s a common misconception that diamonds can’t be damaged because they’re the hardest mineral on earth. While it’s true that diamonds are the world’s hardest mineral, they can still be damaged. Diamond jewelry also uses other substances to frame the diamond itself such as gold, platinum, and silver. These materials are very delicate, especially when they’re in the form of a chain or link. That said, it’s important that you keep your diamond jewelry safe and that you’re considering the other materials used in your jewelry when you’re choosing a custom jewelry design.
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It’s no secret that the custom jewelry design process is popular. In fact, specialty jewelers generate up to 43% of the jewelry industry’s sales alone in the United States.
Whether you’re interested in custom ring designs, custom wedding bands, or handcrafted jewelry for a special occasion, Jewelry By Christopher has the custom designs you want. To learn more about our custom jewelry design process or our jewelry itself, contact Jewelry by Christopher today.