Introducing some important terms you should know about the ring.
ring in the process of purchasing a ring, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Understanding what you want and knowing the definition of each component of the rings is vital. A ring’s lingo proves useful when deciding between a range of options, no matter how much customization is involved.
There are no prongs on this type of setting; the stone(s) are held with a metal rim instead. There is only one visible portion of the surrounding metal, which is above the girdle. It is common for bezels to be made of metal or gemstones, and the edges are often smooth, but they can be scalloped, shaped, or carved into any shape to suit the stone.
It is composed of metal slopes gently rising up on either side in order to hold the center stone in position. This same type of setting may also be referred to as contour.
Diamond certificates serve as blueprints of loose diamonds. Certificates are also known as grading reports, diamond dossiers, or certifications since they confirm a diamond’s specific properties. A diamond’s certification provides measurements, weight, cut, and quality information. Generally, our larger center stones (1/4 ct or greater) are certified by one of several major gem laboratories that include AGS, GIA, EGLUSA, GCAL, or IGI.
Clarity: Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions, such as birthmarks, that occur in diamonds as they form in the earth or the presence of tiny birthmarks from minerals or fractures.
The diamond band is a common type of setting on engagement ring for this type of setting. This method uses a band of metal running down the sides of the row of diamonds. These bars protect the diamonds from the elements and hold them in place without separating individual stones with metal.
You should begin by showing off your ring’s largest stone, which draws the most attention to it. It’s the focal point of the ring, and the rest of it is based on it. Each other element of the ring, whether it’s an extra stone or embellishment on the band, is all meant to complement the diamond center stone. A diamond is by no means required here, but it is by far the most traditional option among center stones.
Halo: The halo is the part of the ring that encircles the center stone on an engagement ring. The halo can be round, oval, or square and can be outlined in diamonds or gemstones. Using a halo design will accentuate the center stone, making it appear between half and one carat bigger.
Prong: It is either a metal end, a metal bead, or a metal arm that holds the stone in place. There are usually four or six prongs in this style of setting. In prong settings, the girdle is exposed, giving a stone maximum light permeability from every angle. A variety of prong styles are also available, such as the three-prong martini, the claw-prong, the double prong, the v-tip, and the claw-prong.
When you see the term “carat” in writing, you might wonder where the term “karat” comes from. Both words share the same pronunciation, so you’re forgiven for being confused. These two terms, however, refer to completely different things. Carats are units of measurement used to determine the weight of diamonds and gemstones, while karats are used to measure gold purity.
The “4 C’s” cut is a term used to describe the angles and proportions that are created by skilled craftsmen when they transform rough diamonds into polished diamonds. According to scientific formulas, a well-cut diamond will internally reflect light from one mirror-like facet to another, then dispersing and reflecting it through the top. The result is a total display of brilliance and fire. Cutting diamonds too deep or too shallow results in loss of or leakage of light through the sides or bottom, which then results in less brilliance and ultimately less value.
The pavé setting has a design that looks like tiny diamonds are engraved in it. The diamonds are held in place with very little metal showing in pavé settings, which use small prongs or beads.
If a diamond is exposed to UV light, it may display a more whitish, yellowish, or bluish tint that suggests a property known as fluorescence. Fluorescence is almost impossible to see with the untrained eye. There is often information included in diamond grading reports about a diamond’s fluorescent properties. A diamond’s fluorescence isn’t a grading factor but rather a distinguishing feature. An alternative term for fire.
Cut, color, clarity, and carat are the four critical factors to consider when purchasing a diamond.
In diamond grading, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the industry leader.
According to the IGI Diamond Report, a diamond’s characteristics include its weight, cut, color, and clarity. Diamonds are examined by several gemologists who use technologically advanced equipment to prepare a detailed report that is based on a system that is widely accepted worldwide.
An industry leader in diamond grading, Independent Gemological Laboratories specializes in evaluating jewelry set with large diamonds.
Known for its artistic, jewelry, and coinage uses, precious metal is a rare chemical element that has high economic value. As a class of metals, precious metals have certain chemical properties that are unique, such as higher melting points, low reactivity, and a high luster. Jewelry made of the following metals is most popular:
Yellow gold: The most common gold alloy. A mixture of gold, silver, copper, and sometimes zinc.
White gold: It is composed of gold, nickel, or palladium.
Palladium: A pure white metal belonging to the platinum family, palladium is stronger than white gold.
Platinum: Platinum is known as white metal and is one of the most common and toughest metals used today to make engagement ring.
Silver: The whitest of all jewelry metals; harder than gold, softer than copper; most malleable and ductile of all metals excluding gold.
TruSilverTM: A substitute for sterling silver alloy, TruSilverTM resists tarnish four to five times better than Sterling Silver, yet the same price as Sterling Silver, as well as having an identical hardness, values, and color.