Q1. How should I take care of my diamond jewellery?

Diamonds are remarkably durable, resist scratching (except by other diamonds) and maintain their brilliance over time. But diamonds aren’t indestructible. They can be chipped by a sharp blow. Also can become loose or can be lost because of a weakened setting. They can also be damaged by contact with other diamonds. So to increase the durability of your precious stone/s

  • Wear diamond jewellery with care.
  • Store it in padded boxes or soft bags separate from other jewellery.
  • Clean your jewelry by wiping it with a lint-free cloth or with warm water, mild liquid soap and a soft toothbrush, or by dipping it briefly in a commercial cleaning solution.
  • Have your diamond jewellery periodically cleaned and it’s setting examined by a professional jeweller to maintain it’s beauty and absolution over time.

Q2. How do I know if a diamond is genuine?

You will not. You need to be an expert and use specialised equipment to make sure a diamond is real. Do not trust ideas like scratching a beer bottle (it may damage the diamond too), thermal conductivity, looking through, comparing weight, etc. If the diamond is accompanied by a certificate, you will know it is real and if it is treated artificially or not.

Q3. Which shape will give me greatest value for my money?

Round brilliant diamond has the most brilliance, and the most popular. Fancy diamonds look more elegant in larger sizes. Also, they tend to look larger than they are by virtue of their shape. The choice of shape is also governed by the shape of the hand and Diamond Colour and Diamond Clarity. Round brilliant diamond hides defects and yellow tints the best.

Q4. Is the shape of diamond same as the cut?

No. They are different. The real “cut” as it is referred to deals with the quality of the final product in terms of its maximising the return of light.Four shapes of diamonds are the most popular: Round (or brilliant), Emerald, Marquis and Pear.

Q5. I know that most rings have inclusions; what is OK and what is not?

Avoid the following flaws:
1. Large milky or cloudy areas
2. Big cracks…they threaten the durability. These include big feathers (big meaning 1/3 the diameter of the stone or more)
3. Big chips…they’ll get bigger
4. Big white, black or coloured lines. They reduce brilliance and threaten durability

Q6. What is the shape of the diamond used in engagement rings?

The most common is the round brilliant cut. It reflects more light back from the table, accounting for the beauty of the diamond. Due to the facets or sides, inclusions (defects) are tougher to see. Some prefer the pear or marquis. The emerald cut is less common in sizes less than 1 carat. The value of the stone is affected in some cases by shape. Shapes other than round are called “Fancies.”