Celebrating an event of great importance with diamond gold jewellery is perfect because of its beautiful and durability that can pass on for generations. Diamond Gold jewellery can be a celebration of any other personal achievements or commemorate special occasions for example successful project, sister birthdays, 5 weeks anniversary, Mother’s day, valentine’s days, or anything else that you hold dear.
Although we’re used to seeing Diamond and gold jewellery on luxurious gala nights, red carpets, and other formal events, diamonds are, in fact, one of the jewellery essentials that can be worn daily. Despite popular opinion, we can all agree undeniably that diamonds can also simply be worn every day.
Read on to find out:
GOLD JEWELLERY: KNOW YOUR GOLD
The element gold, Gold is element 79 and its symbol is Au. Gold was first discovered as shining, yellow nuggets. The name is the Anglo-Saxon word for the metal and the symbol comes from the Latin ‘aurum’, gold. It is soft and the most malleable and ductile of the elements; an ounce (28 grams) can be beaten out to 187 square feet (about 17 square meters) in extremely thin sheets called gold leaf. Because gold is visually pleasing and workable and does not tarnish or corrode, it was one of the first metals to attract human attention.
What is the unit measurement of gold and diamond?
- Karat = a unit for measuring the purity of gold
- Carat = a unit of weight in gemstones, e.g. diamonds
The purity of gold is defined either in karats or fineness. Gold comes in varying levels of purity; from 9 karat gold is the lowest purity to 24 karat gold, which is a 100% pure gold no added ingredients and pure gold is much too soft and pliable and that’s why not used in making regular form of gold jewellery.Back to table of contents
24K vs 18K vs 14K Gold: Which Karat Is “Better?
18-karat gold is 75% gold and 25% alloy metals, which makes it durable and hard. So, its wide lyutilized for making rings, watches, and allied wearable gold jewellery. Its rich yellow look makes it perfect for engagement rings and similar jewellery items. However 18K gold is significantly more expensive, as it contains twice as much pure gold as a 9K alloy, percentage-wise. However as a low-purity gold alloy, 9K gold is harder than 18K gold.
This means that a piece made of 18K gold will be relatively easier to scratch, and its parts will bend more easily.9K gold jewellery, on the other hand, will take longer to wear out due to its greater hardness.The above mentioned principle might not always be valid, however, as the hardness and durability of an alloy depends on the types of metals that make it up as well as their proportions. So, in some cases, it is possible for a 9K alloy to be actually softer than an 18K alloy.
Perhaps one of the most important facts you should take note of is that while an 18K alloy is considered gold, this is not always the case with a 9K alloy, depending on the country it is sold in.
Gold Purity and Alloy
- 24K GOLD is pure gold.
- 18 K GOLD contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts silver and/or copper, nickel and zinc, making it 75% gold.
- 14K GOLD contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of copper, zinc, silver and nickel, making it 58.3% gold.
- 12K GOLD contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of another metal(s), making it 50% gold.
- 10K GOLD contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts another metal(s), making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum karat designation that can still be called gold in the US.
- 9K GOLD contains 9 parts gold and 15 parts such as silver, tin, nickel, zinc, palladium, etc, making it 41.7% gold
18k and 14k yellow gold engagement or wedding rings have the best balance of gold and alloyed metals.
Alloys with a higher gold content will have a color that is more saturated and yellow. In contrast, lower-karat alloys will look paler in comparison.
Compared with 9K pieces, 18K jewellery tends to have a richer color. 9K jewellery has a more light-colored tone and recommended for affordable gold jewellerycollection.Back to table of contents
DIAMOND: A Background on this Rare & Beautiful Stone
Diamond exquisite beauty, inner fire and unique physical qualities have made them prized above all other gems. The name “Diamond” itself was originally taken from the ancient Greek word αδάμας (adámas) meaning ‘unbreakable’. Diamond, a mineral composed of pure carbon. It is the hardest naturally occurring substance known.
For decades Diamond jewellery especially diamond rings play an important role on special occasions such as Weddings and engagements. We often see a proposal is marked by an engagement ring; a marriage is marked by wedding bands. In the past they symbolised ownership, however in the modern-day they are a symbol of mutual commitment and everlasting love. It all startedwith a Diamond Company DeBeers’ campaign “A diamond is forever” which was a Groundbreaking Marketing Campaign.
A major marketing gold successfully launched in 1948 and after that people quickly began making a connection between gemstones and everlasting nature of love.Now diamond engagement rings are undoubtedly popular in almost every culture, and the industry is a massive $13 billion dollar business worldwide.
Diamond research and Analysis
The research study by MVI Marketing conducted on 1001 women aged between 25 – 40 years across the United States showed women aged between 25 – 34 years spent as much as 28% more of their average household income on fine jewellery and consumers below 25 years old has increased their expenditure on jewellery by double every year. At least 51% of the female respondents noted that they purchased their jewelleryfor themselves.
Regarding the motivations for the jewellery purchase, they noted that they bought the jewellery for themselves because they wanted to buy exactly what they wanted.As many people are focusing more on quality over quantity, adopting a curated wardrobe and investing in pieces that will last. Timeless pieces such as diamond and gold which’ll definitely outlast any trend and can become day-to-day stable go to pieces.Back to table of contents
MOST POPULAR DIAMOND AND GOLD JEWELLERY
These are the highly recommended pieces and surely best seller in all gold jewellery stores who wish to add the classics diamond jewellery into their collections.
- Diamond Stud Earrings in various diamond shapes
- Diamond Hoop Earrings
- Diamond Eternity Rings (Delicate band sprinkled with diamonds)
- Diamond Eternity Necklaces or Diamond Solitaire Pendantswith a delicate chain of simple lines.
- Diamond tennis bracelet
4CS OF DIAMOND QUALITY
Diamond through the ages, has changed and evolved over the centuries and now there is an endless variety of different style, diamond itself comes in array of shapes, cuts and even colors to choose from. So whether you are creating classic timeless pieces, modern trendy or a collection for the maximalist,choosing diamond for your gold jewellery collection should start by understanding the 4Cs—
- Carat weight
These are the globally accepted standards for assessing the quality of a diamond.
Referring to the Diamond Shape and is determined by how diamonds facets interact with light. Precise artistry and workmanship are required for a well-cut diamond so its proportions, symmetry and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.
A measure of purity and rarity of the stone. Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.
The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories;
- Flawless (FL) No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification
- Internally Flawless (IF) No inclusions visible under 10x magnification
- Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification
- Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor
- Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification
- Included (I1, I2, and I3) Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance
Refers to the natural tint inherent in white diamond. White diamond is the best known of all. However, it has an incredible palette of colours. There are almost as many shades of white as there are letters in the alphabet (D being the most flawless and Z the richest in yellow highlights). In addition to its white shades, the diamond has many more or less unusual shades.The rarest is the red diamond, of which there are very few. Blue, green, pink and orange diamonds are also rare.
Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams.
|Round MM Size||Round Carat Weight||Round Carat Weight||Round Carat Weight|
|0.8 mm.||0.0025 ct.||7 mm.||1.30 ct.|
|1 mm.||0.005 ct.||7.3 mm.||1.50 ct.|
|1.1 mm.||0.0067 ct.||7.5 mm.||1.67 ct.|
|1.2 mm.||0.009 ct.||7.75 mm.||1.75 ct.|
|1.25 mm.||0.01 ct.||8 mm.||2.00 ct.|
|1.3 mm.||0.01 ct.||8.25 mm.||2.11 ct.|
|1.5 mm.||0.015 ct.||8.5 mm.||2.43 ct.|
|1.75 mm.||0.02 ct.||8.7 mm.||2.50 ct.|
|1.8 mm.||0.025 ct.||9 mm.||2.75 ct.|
|2 mm.||0.03 ct.||9.1 mm.||3.00 ct.|
|2.2 mm.||0.04 ct.||9.5 mm.||3.35 ct.|
|2.5 mm.||0.06 ct.||9.75 mm.||3.61 ct.|
|2.75 mm.||0.08 ct.||10 mm.||3.87 ct.|
|3 mm.||0.10 ct.||10.25 mm.||4.16 ct.|
|3.25 mm.||0.14 ct.||10.5 mm.||4.41 ct.|
|3.5 mm.||0.17 ct.||10.75 mm.||4.57 ct.|
|3.75 mm.||0.21 ct.||11 mm.||4.91 ct.|
|4 mm.||0.25 ct.||11.25 mm.||5.49 ct.|
|4.25 mm.||0.28 ct.||11.5 mm.||5.85 ct.|
|4.5 mm.||0.36 ct.||12 mm.||6.84 ct.|
|4.75 mm.||0.44 ct.||12.25 mm.||7.26 ct.|
|5.0 mm.||0.50 ct.||12.5 mm.||7.36 ct.|
|5.25 mm.||0.56 ct.||12.75 mm.||7.52 ct.|
|5.5 mm.||0.66 ct.||13 mm.||8.51 ct.|
|5.75 mm.||0.75 ct.||13.5 mm.||9.53 ct.|
|6 mm.||0.84 ct.||14 mm.||14 mm.|
|6.25 mm.||0.93 ct.||15 mm.||12.89 ct.|
|6.5 mm.||1.00 ct.||16 mm.||16.06 ct.|
|6.8 mm.||1.25 ct.|
BASIC JEWELRY NOTE:
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