Diamonds have been treasured as precious gemstones since their use as religious stones in ancient India. Their usage in engraving tools also dates back to early human history. The popularity of diamonds has rapidly grown since the 19th century because of increased supply, improved cutting and newer polishing techniques. It has also contributed to growth in the world economy. With the help of innovative and successful advertising campaigns, diamonds have become renowned gemstones in the contemporary world. The most familiar use of diamonds in today’s world is as gemstones used for adornment. Who would not want to own an exquisite piece of diamond jewellery? Well, all the women out there would for sure! Diamonds hold a special place in your heart and you treasure it for a lifetime.
We all buy different types of diamond jewellery like ring, earrings, necklaces, etc. But, have you ever wondered about their history and formation? Well, this is an interesting take. There are a wide variety of diamonds which have been valued over the years. Akbar Shah, a colourless diamond, was used during the Mughal Empire and has a pear-shaped cut. Another famous diamond known as Cullinan also gained popularity in the earlier days. One of the diamonds called Kohinoor of Indian origin has numerous thrilling legends attached to it. After it was owned by many Persian rulers it was gifted to Queen Victoria and holds a place in the crown of the Queen Elizabeth.
However, choosing the perfect diamond jewellery is quite a task. You need to consider a few essential things while buying a piece of diamond jewellery for your dear one. Men should consider their better half’s taste and style while choosing an adornment. If she’s more outgoing, look for lower profile, blunt-edged, sturdier piece of a necklace, ring or a bracelet which are less likely to get knocked or caught on things. If she is more of a diva, look for a chic style, with a more polished stone and an intricate detailing or a unique motif. The primary characteristic feature of gem diamonds is the dispersion of white light into spectral colours. In the 20th century, experts in gemology have developed procedures of grading diamonds and other gemstones based on the importance of four characteristics which are carat, colour, cut and clarity. The shape of diamonds can be round, princess, radiant and such with exquisite cuts as a diamond’s true worth lies in its cut. A piece of diamond jewellery is made with intricate detailing that has a variety of stones attached to it that adds to the glamour quotient. Diamonds are mostly colourless with clarity indicated by the number of imperfections. The lesser the number of imperfections, more the clarity. The weight needs to be checked in terms of carat before making a purchase. A large, flawless diamond which adheres to the essential value features, is known as a paragon.
Diamonds are the stones attached to a metallic base which are usually made of gold, silver, sterling silver, white gold or yellow gold. The diamonds are carved on these bases, thus paving way for exquisite jewellery. Choose the one which suits your better half’s skin tone and buy the same. Surprise your spouse with a sparkling piece of diamond jewellery available in chic and contemporary designs. If your spouse is more inclined towards traditional jewellery, you can buy a piece of jewellery based on its cut and design which exhibits a classic touch.