Sapphire & Diamond rings
Do you want to give something special to your loved ones? Flowers are good idea but they die in few days, giving a diamond ring shows the love towards your near and dear.
History of Diamond and Sapphire:
The diamond is the hardest material well known. If scientifically speaking, it is a clear crystal of tetrahedral bonded carbon atoms. It has semiconductor properties and sparkling dispersion of light.
The sapphire is the symbol of the heavens, truth, good health, and preserver of chastity, is reserved as the birthstone of September. At present corundum of gemstone quality of all colors except red had said to be sapphire. Sapphire’s hardness and density are 9.0 and 3.95-4.03 respectively. The chemical composition contains aluminum oxide and transparent to opaque.
Sapphire and diamond gemstone are widely used in rings, for occasions such as wedding and anniversaries and for a special occasion like valentine day, Birthday gifts and the list goes on.
Finding the Perfect Diamond Ring:
Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to buying a diamond ring:
Carat weight: Diamond’s carat weight comes in size measurement. The sizing is identified as carat or “CT”, this is different from karat, which is the gold purity standard.
One carat is one-fifth of a gram or 200 milligrams, usually higher the carat the more expensive the stone.
Color: The value of diamond increases when it has color. Usually, the whiter or brighter the stone, the more value it commands. However, Yellow stones look beautiful they tend to cost less in monetary value.
Clarity: The stone in the ring needs perfection. The value of imperfect stones is less and the perfect stone has more prices in the market. For getting the true measure of clarity, most of appraisers use a magnifier loupe to spot imperfections that are not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, it is better to get it checked before purchasing.
Cut: The skill of cutter is important when cutting a diamond. The highest quality of diamond is the cutting whether it is round or any other shape. Generally, the order will be like this, the better the stone, the better the cut will be and the cost of the diamond will be more. The prices of diamonds depend on above factors mainly. If you have good money in your hand then the quality should be higher priority.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Diamond High Council (HRD) Official certification laboratory in Belgian, by their core diamond industry and American Gemological Society (AGS), grades the diamonds. The highest grading is 10 and the least is zero.
Looking for a perfect sapphire ring:
Sapphire is one of the most long-lasting stones obtainable and comes in variety of colors from yellow and blue to pink.
Carat weight: Sapphire stones commonly measured in weight, just as diamond carat is the unit of measurement for weight.
Color: The physical properties of sapphire, color of sapphire blue in various hues, colorless, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple and black. The red gems generally called as the rubies. There is no exact differentiation between ruby and sapphire. The coloring agents in blue sapphire are iron and titanium.
Clarity: Clarity refers to the nonappearance of internal flaws or inclusions. Dark sapphire stones show fewer flaws and light sapphires show more flaws.
Cut: Cutting in sapphire stone effects the depth of color and influence the liveliness projected by the stone. The natural beauty of sapphire enhances to its full effect when cutting is good. A poor cutting reduces the same stone to vividness and the depth of the color changes, the result will be the stone look too dark. The value of sapphire increases for well cutted, cornflower blue colored and minimum flaws. The jewelry industry practicing the method of “heating the sapphire stones” which will enhance the sapphires.
Some interesting models of Sapphire and diamond rings:
The 2000S4PL-A is a Platinum Sapphire Ring with two side oval diamonds with a total weight of approx 0.50 carats and center sapphire oval with a total weight of approx 0.50 carats. The cost is $2,450.
The 2000S4GO-A is a14K Yellow or White Gold Sapphire Ring with two side oval diamonds with a total weight of approx 0.50 carats and center sapphire oval with a total weight of approx 0.50 carats. The offering price is $2,150.
The 2000S4PL-B is a Platinum Sapphire Ring with two side oval diamonds with a total weight of approx 1.00 carats and center sapphire oval with a total weight of approx 1.00 carats and the price is $4,850.
The 2000S4GO-B is a 14K Yellow or White Gold Sapphire Ring with two side oval diamonds with a total weight of approx 1.00 carats and center sapphire oval with a total weight of approx 1.00 carats for a price of $4,550.
The 2000S4PL-C is a Platinum Sapphire Ring with two side oval diamonds with a total weight of approx 1.50 carats and center sapphire oval with a total weight of approx 1.50 carats and the price is $9,650.
The 2000S4GO-C is a 14K Yellow or White Gold Sapphire Ring with two side oval diamonds with a total weight of approx 1.50 carats and center sapphire oval with a total weight of approx 1.50 carats for a interesting price of $9,250. All the above ring models come with a professional third party appraisal.
One thing to look for when you are shopping of jewelry is a quality jeweler. The jewelers can help you to decide what your budget should be and show you variety of rings at affordable prices. Feel free to clarify all the doubts, which arise in your mind before the purchase. So for this year of valentine day, go for a sapphire and diamond ring for your near and dear one.
by Madhu Vamsi