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Basics Behind Diamond Jewelry

These days, as engagement rings undergo a lot of transformations as far as customized cuts and settings go, one thing that still stands true is the timeless elegance and appeal of diamonds. Diamonds are an essential part of any gift-giving event, especially those that commemorate a particular occasion like engagements, weddings and anniversaries. Nothing after all, symbolizes everlasting and durable love than a diamond after all.

In the 1940s, the Gemological Institute of America or the GIA, came up with a diamond grading system we all popularly refer to as the four Cs – cut, clarity, color and carat. Up till this day, it remains to be the standards by which we measure our diamonds against and without a GIA certification when you purchase a diamond, it could be rendered worthless or have little value.

Cut refers to the finished stone’s proportions, polish and symmetry. During the cutting process, tiny angles are sculpted into the hard stone’s surface, known as facets, to create its overall shape. If the facets are poorly placed, it can result in dullness whereas those with perfectly placed facets become the epitome of glitz and glimmer. While they are carved into a variety of silhouettes, at …

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