Diamond Engagement Rings

A lot of questions are asked why the diamond ring is so expensive, and why people still buy it despite its jaw-dropping price. For the majority who don’t understand the essence of giving, any attempt to give an explanation becomes futile. But for those whose love is genuine never minds the price. The person who is about to become your wife is already a treasure more precious than any other gems that exist in this world.

On the day a man reveals his intention of getting married to his sweetheart comes the idea of offering a symbol of an infinite, endless and eternal love represented by a diamond engagement ring. Diamond engagement rings in Sydney and in many other places in this world are products of long waiting and of great patience for something to come. Just like searching for your one true love. At times searching is unnecessary because the right things happen at the right time.

In order to fully comprehend the things that are bothering you at the moment you are reading this article, a few relevant questions and answers might help you along the way.

The types of diamonds

  • Type Ia diamonds – make up 95% of all natural diamonds
  • Type Ib diamonds – make up about 0.1% of all natural diamonds
  • Type IIa diamonds –  make up 1-2% of all natural diamonds
  • Type IIb diamonds – make up about 0.1% of all natural diamonds

Stages of diamond cutting

  • Rough form cutting – the way diamonds are dug up make it impure. Cleaning is required, and initial polishing is necessary.
  • Cutting by hand – it means not literally holding it because it’s very hot. A special tool holds it in place, and it is then cut or polished on a rotating wheel.

What do they cut diamonds with?

  • Cleaving is the separation of a piece of diamond rough into separate pieces, to be finished as separate gems
  • Sawing – is the use of a diamond saw or laser to cut the diamond rough into different pieces.

What is the most expensive cut of a diamond?

Before a diamond is made into an engagement ring or wedding ring, it should be cut like in the examples below:

  • Emerald and Asscher cuts are the only two most popular diamond shapes that still feature step facets.
  • The round brilliant diamond continues to reign supreme both in popularity and price.

Can a diamond be re-cut?

For aesthetic purposes, diamond engagement rings can be recut or customised according to what you want with it. The danger is when the cutter is not on top of his job. He could turn that diamond into dust. A diamond’s brilliance on a ring or on any jewellery is a combination of many factors within a stone.

How long does it take for a diamond to be cut?

Diamond engagement and wedding rings take time to prepare and or create. On average, cutting may take 4 to 8 hours depending on the quality of the stone. In cases where cutting hits a knot, then the process may take much longer.

Which diamond shape has the most sparkle?

Engagement or wedding rings have facets that can sparkle around the room when hit by light or like a prism that rotates clockwise or counterclockwise depending on the movement of lights. The following are the ranking of diamonds according to its sparkle:

  • Round brilliant – is the most expensive cut a ring or any other jewellery can have.
  • Extremely brilliant – includes oval, marquise and par
  • Very brilliant – heart and princess diamond rings
  • Brilliant – cushion, emerald, Asscher and radiant
  • Less brilliant – refers to the baguette cut