Diamond the Greatest Ornamental Jewelry
Ornamental Jewelry is something used for decoration or embellishment.
In the case of people these would be precious stones, metal or gems.
Costume jewelry is made from less important materials such as trinkets, fake jewelry or imitated jewelry as decoration to complement a particular fashion costume or outfit.
Nevertheless, jewelry can and has been made out of almost every kind of material including real jewelry.
Examples include bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings, as well as items like hair ornaments or body piercing jewelry.
Jewelry, particularly when made with precious materials, is generally considered valuable and desirable.
Some cultures have a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewelry.
Jewelry can also be symbolic, as in the case of Christians wearing a crucifix in the form of jewelry, or, as is the case in many Western cultures, married people wearing a wedding ring.
And what can symbolize love and, of course, the wedding ceremony more than a diamond?
Diamonds are the most sought-after gemstones and they are graded by four types of characteristics: cut, carat (weight), clarity, and color.
These four properties of a diamond dictate the real value or worth of this most sought-after gemstone.
The Cut – What is the proportion of the diamond?
Round brilliant diamonds are commonly cut with 58 facets.
The better proportioned these facets are on the diamond, the more light will be reflected back to the viewer’s eye.
This is extremely important.
When cut properly, the diamond will sparkle more.
Diamond cuts are measured by the table percentage, so always ask for it.
Cut also refers to the shape such as: round, pear, and oval.
Carat – How big is the diamond?
Larger diamonds often cost more per carat due to their size.
There are 100 points to a carat.
Hence a 50 point diamond is 1/2 a carat. (There are 5 carats to a gram.)
Clarity – How clear is the stone?
Clarity ranges from flawless (perfect) to I (included).
Here is a summary:
Color: Diamond colors generally range from D – X for white and yellow diamonds.
D is the whitest.
Around S they become “Fancy” yellow Diamonds.
One can also find green, pink, red, blue and brown diamonds – though these are usually irradiated.
Diamonds are often treated.
If you are concerned about getting true value for your money, know what you are getting.
Be sure to read the fine print.
Diamonds with inclusions are sometimes filled with glass to make them appear clearer.
An inclusion is an imperfection internal to the diamond.
Filler can be damaged by heat, ultrasonic cleaning, and by re-tipping.
The filling does not repair the inclusion; it just makes it less visible.
They can be painted to offset a yellow tinge. The paint wears off rather quickly.
Famous Diamond Quotes
“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”
“True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”
“She smiled and said with an ecstatic air: “It shines like a little diamond”,
It is round, it hangs in empty space like a little diamond; I am eternal.”
-Jean-Paul Sartre, The Age of Reason
“Vaporized by the sun!
Wasn’t that what the universe had in store for all of us?
There would come a day when the sun exploded like a red balloon, and everyone on earth would be reduced in less than a camera flash to carbon.
Didn’t Genesis say as much? For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
This was far more than dull old theology: It was precise scientific observation!
Carbon was the Great Leveler–the Grim Reaper.
Diamonds were nothing more than carbon, but carbon in a crystal lattice that made it the hardest known mineral in nature.
That was the way we all were headed.
I was sure of it.
We were destined to be diamonds!”
-Alan Bradley, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Ornaments Jewelry More Tips
Finally, now that you have that precious stone, here are some tips as to how to take care of it.
Diamonds are often thought to be unbreakable.
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Diamonds are brittle: If you hit a diamond hard, they WILL crack or chip if mishandled.
Don’t wear your diamond when doing rough work.
Storage: Store diamonds separately.
When stored with other jewelry, diamonds may scratch other jewelry (or each other).
Cleaning: The best method for cleaning is a jeweler’s polishing cloth.
Many jewelers will clean your diamond ring for free if you are making another purchase in the store.
After all the above mentioned properties and qualities of a diamond as an ornamental jewelry, it is no wonder why it is consider as “the girl best friend” when a male want to demonstrate his love.
This incredible gem earned its real value since ancient times not only for its great beauty but also because it symbolizes many virtues.
“Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, meaning that April-born ladies have an extra reason to ask for gifts of sparkling diamond jewelry (or buy diamonds for themselves).”
The most mind-blowing diamond facts of all: Scientists have discovered a planet that they believe is composed mostly of carbon, and is one-third pure diamond!
Discovered in 2004, the planet orbits a nearby star in the Milky Way, and is named “55 Cancri e” (which, in our opinion, is not a sufficiently glamorous name for such an extraordinary planet).
Perhaps even more amazing, scientists have discovered a star that is essentially a diamond of ten billion trillion trillion carats.
They named the star Lucy after the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” (We approve.)
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