Diamond Rings in a Recession
People will always get engaged and get married and so Diamond Rings will always be required. Polished Diamonds have found that rather than downgrading quality and buying cheaper lower grade items, our clients are simply buying smarter by buying from us and getting high quality and low direct factory picing. When times are hard and discretionary cash is few and far between we find clients will still spend but want to ensure they are getting the very best deal and value for money. Rather than seeing a ring and buying it outright from a physical store people are checking out the benefits of having their engagement rings custom made. When buying custom made jewelry the quality is higher and manufacturers cut out the middle margin so you often get better quality. So rather than not buying a diamond engagement ring people just like to get high quality and an incredible deal – shop smater.
Polished Diamonds are able to offer clients real value on Diamond Rings and Diamonds. As manufacturing jewelers we create each piece to order. We use Computer Aided Design or CAD to model each diamond ring in 3D which allows clients to make changes to suit. We then create the ring using GIA certified diamonds. If your budget is $2000 or $200,000 the quality is the same in the workmanship with the diamond defining cost. Daniel Joines CEO of Polished Diamonds says the process works because people get what they want for a price they are happy to spend.
There is no recession when buying diamond jewelry if you check out Polished Diamonds. For the highest quality and the best price in all Diamond Rings visit – www.PolishedDiamonds.us – give her something special.
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Engagement Rings CAD-CAM
Diamond Rings can be made in several ways.
- Hand made engagement rings
- Cast engagement rings
- CAD-CAM engagement rings
The best methodology to make engagement rings is to use the CAD-CAM system for the following reasons. A hand made ring is never symmetrically perfect, there is always a slight bend here or a claw on a slightly different angle. This is the beauty of hand made jewelry and it has a place. The fact that someone has rolled out the gold or platinum and hand forged the ring is charming and very nice to think about the effort that has gone into that diamond ring. However some people do not want a ring that is not perfect and the best way to ensure a perfect diamond engagement ring is to use CAD or computer aided design. CAD ensures that the design of a diamond ring is perfect it is the same technology that architects use to design a building – now do you want a wonky building? From the CAD design that is accurate to within o.o1mm or less than a human hair we can check and confirm the way the diamond engagement ring will look before it is made. It enables us to check the finger size, the diamond size and the design that is going to be used. Once the CAD profile is confirmed the file is sent to a wax ploymer prototyping machine that grows the ring as a 3D object to then be invested in Platinum or Gold. The result is a ring with the exact measurements that we assigned it in the CAD process and precision that just looks amazing. It is still necessary to have a competant jeweler to polish and set the diamond as a diamond ring is only as good as it’s weakest link. An engagement ring designed in CAD, produced using CAM and finished using traditional hand craftsmanship is the ultimate symbol of precision engineering and timeless symbol of beauty.
Engagement Rings and Diamonds Buying Guide
I’ve thrown around the saying “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” on more than one occasion, but when it comes to acquiring that diamond I have no idea where to begin. Whether you are looking for that picture perfect engagement ring, or even a ‘just-because’ ring, read on!
Let’s talk engagement and wedding rings, because this tends to be the moment when many go searching for their biggest diamond yet. Remember that the ring selected is an object that will be a permanent symbol of this important relationship, and as such here are universally agreed upon rules on buying diamonds.
For many, buying an engagement ring is scary business and can be an intimidating process – so to ease you into the experience, here is the inside knowledge you need to know:
The Five C’s
Cut: Not to be confused with shape the cut of a diamond refers to the angles to return light and make it sparkle. Very Good to Excellent cut ensures brilliance and the ‘across the room sparkle’. Shapes like Round, Princess (square), Radiant, Pear, Emerald and Cushion are the most popular.
Colour: The most valuable and rare colours are D-E-F, that is to say, colourless. Near colourless includes G-H-I-J colours and provide excellent value.
Clarity: Many people get unnecessarily hung up over the clarity of a diamond. As long as the diamond is Si1 (Small Inclusion 1) or higher the diamond will be eye clean.
Carat: Refers to the weight and size with most buyers selecting between half a carat to one carat.
Certification: Unless you are a diamond expert you will rely on the diamond certificate to confirm the above characteristics. Always insist on GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certification. GIA invented diamond grading and are considered the world authority. Buying GIA diamonds means you can be 100% confident in the grading being accurate. Polished Diamonds only sell GIA diamonds and have over 35,000 available to view online at www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz
Buying from a jeweller
Purchasing your diamonds and engagement rings from a reputable and well-trusted jeweller like Polished Diamonds (www.PolishedDiamonds.co.nz) can make all the difference to your experience because of the level of service, and options offered.
Customisation: Make your ring truly unique by mixing and matching over 35,000 GIA certified diamonds to create a look that suits your budget and needs.
Design: Using computer aided design (CAD) we model any diamond ring design you like using your finger size and the actual diamond measurements to show you how it will actually look when finished. CAD enables your review and confirmation of the ring as it will actually look or you can ask for design adjustments to ensure you ring is perfect. Using CAD we can also make the matching wedding band to form a set and give you that ‘wow’ factor.
Go to the website at www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz and explore all the options available or call and speak to the helpful team on 0800-233-299. A diamond ring is a really special and valuable item so whether it’s an engagement, anniversary or just because, Polished Diamonds can help you do it once and do it right – for a lifetime of happiness.
Diamond Rings and Valentines Day
Giving a diamond ring and prposing on Valentines day is something many romantic people like doing. At Polished Diamonds we think it is a bit ‘cheesy’ to pop the question on a day that is forced upon us but all the same we like to help and supply engagement rings and diamonds to our special clients. If you are looking for a unique diamond ring for Valentines day or any other day then do email us for wholesale rates and quality on all diamond engagement rings.
Trilogy Diamond Rings – Polished Diamonds
Diamond Rings that have 3 diamonds are often called trilogy diamond rings. These diamond rings often have diamonds or precious gemstones like ruby, emerald or saphire in the ring setting. Trilogy Diamond Rings often refer to ‘past, present and future’ and are often offered as a gift for a wedding anniversary. Some people use a trilogy diamond ring as a wedding ring and some use it as a Diamond Engagement Ring. What ever you want the Trilogy Diamond Ring to represent they offer a tremendous sparkle with three brilliant gem stones scintillating in different directions. Polished Diamonds use Auto CAD to design trilogy diamond rings and we invite you to ask any questions and create a custom Trilogy Diamond Ring. Clients can search our diamond database and select from over 35,000 GIA certified diamonds – have the best and sparkle.
Palladium, Gold, Platinum – Diamond Rings
Diamond Rings can be manufactured in a variety of metals and it can be difficult working out which best suits your diamond engagement ring. The team at Polished Diamonds recommends the following to help your decision:
Firstly look at other forms of Jewellery that the lady wears to determine between white and yellow metals. If she has a yellow gold watch and bangle then best go for a yellow gold diamond ring. If she has a silver or white gold watch and bangle then look at the white based metals.
There is really only one yellow metal for jewellery so if you are going for this option it is easy. 18kt Yellow Gold is a common mix in UK, Australia and New Zealand whereas USA prefer 14kt Gold. There is little difference other than the amount of gold that is used – the colour is very slight. 18kt uses 3/4 pure gold and alloys 1/4 – remembering 24kt Gold engagement rings are 100% pure. Yellow gold suits olive skin tones or a tanned complexion, it looks rich and is easy to work with on the jewellery bench.
If you decide to select a white metal for your diamond ring then you need to consider different strengths, prices and metal types. The best white metal to make an engagement ring from is Platinum which is 95% pure. Platinum is heavier which makes it denser and more durable than other metals. Platinum being 95% pure is also hypoallergenic and does not need plating as it is naturally white. Jewelers find it difficult to work with because of it’s durability and some may point you away from it to satisfy their own manufacturing goals – but it is the best. Platinum also comes with a higher price tag and we suggest that if you are spending a small amount on the diamond you may elect for white gold or Palladium so you can increase the diamond budget. If you have an expensive diamond then Platinum is the only way to go.
White Gold is a mixture of metals and always startes out as Yellow Gold (the natural color). White Gold is alloyed to white based metals like zinc, palladium and sometime splatinum to turn it into a grey color which is then Rhodium plated to give it a mirror like white finish. White Gold is good value but requires the Rhodium treatment every 2-3 years to look its best. We recommend white gold if your budget is tight.
Palladium is a Platinum group metal and is naturally white so does not require Rhodium treatments. Palladium is slightly softer than Platinum and a shade below White Gold although still very strong for jewelery. Tension set designs and delicate filigree is best made in Platinum but there is a genuine place for palladium and it is very well priced. Palladium is my choice of metal after Platinum as it is 95% pure and naturally white.
When selecting a Diamond Ring speak to the jeweler and discuss maintenence, durability and your budget – if you would like further information contact a Polished Diamonds agent in your area.
Engagement Diamonds Rings – Who Chooses?
Who Chooses The Diamond Engagement Ring?
Buying Diamond Rings can be a difficult decision. Sometimes that decision is shared between the lady and the guy and sometimes he is on his own. Polished Diamonds offer a unique loose diamond presentation box so guys can propose with their Diamond and the lady can then design the diamond ring. This works because Polished Diamonds Ltd use CAD (Computer Aided Design) so ladies can see how the diamond will look in the design they select before it is manufactured. The process makes sense because the Guy gets to surprise the lady in the traditional way by selecting a loose diamond and she get the Diamond Ring of her dreams – because she designs it. Some statistics are below that show the involvement when selecting a diamond engagement ring.
The Lady picked it herself……15%
My fiancee and I selected it together……26%
I gave guidelines to my fiance…………..12%
I gave indirect hints to my fiance……….15%
I had no influence……………..34%
The Girdle of a Polished Diamond
Buying a Diamond Ring is important and it pays to get a Diamond that really sparkles. Have you ever wonder what the words “diamond girdle” means, when you see it mentioned on a GIA diamond certificate or grading report? Well, the girdle is exactly what it implies (;-), the outer most circumference or rim of a diamond. Some diamond girdles are polished, which is where the diamond cutter actually creates facets around the girdle. Other Girdles, are left in their natural, or unpolished state, which appears grayish and lack the sparkle. Girdles come in different sizes, Thin – Medium – Thick as well as extreme sub-measurements of these like extremely thin and extremely thick. An extremely thick girdle is often applied to maintain carat weight and push the diamond into a key price bracket such as 1.00 carat. If this same diamond was cut to ideal proportions it would maybe become a 0.95 carat. The thick girdles therefore influence the depth percentage of a diamond. A very thin Girdle can be brittle and proce to chipping. We therefore recommend a Girdle that is thin to medium. For further information about Girdles and how to pick the perfect diamond visit our website at www.polisheddiamonds.us or view our selection of loose diamonds. Purchasing a loose diamond or a diamond ring is important and it pays to get it right first time – use our help to get it right!
Fluorescence in Diamonds – Polished Diamonds
If a diamond has fluorescence in it, than you will be able to see it inside the diamond when the diamond is exposed to Ultraviolent Light (UV Light). The sun also emits some UV Light. A fluorescent diamond exposed to UV Light will emit a glow, this glow can appear in the form of a blue glow or it might also be a yellowish glow, although it is rare there have been diamonds which have a red glow as well.
Keep in mind that there is a difference between a diamond which is cloudy and a diamond that is fluorescent. A diamond which appears cloudy may be due to its clarity, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the diamond is fluorescent. There are many fluorescent diamonds which are absolutely transparent in appearance. Diamond that have Extreme and Strong fluorescence may impact on clarity and should be checked for the face up beauty of the stone.
A diamond which emits a yellowish glow will devalue that particular diamond’s value, for some lower color grade diamonds having some fluorescence may add to its value often making it appear more colorless, the diamond will appear whiter when it is worn outside particularly where there is a lot of sunlight. The general rule of thumb when appraising a fluorescent diamond is that it will negatively impact the price of the diamond. Since some diamonds with fluorescent attributes can make the diamond appear more colorless, the best way to judge the diamond’s color is to look at the diamond under a filtered lighting source, removing all remnants of UV Light will help you see the diamond for its true color.
Don’t let a sales rep trick you into paying more for a fluorescent diamond, they may try to pass off a higher quality colour, they will speak about the lovely glow that the diamond emits and how much whiter the diamond is, but the truth is that the diamond has a little faint yellow in it. Remember, you will be wearing the diamond in all sorts of environments and not all of them will have UV Lighting, so although a diamond which has fluorescence is not a bad diamond, only purchase the diamond if you are satisfied with the diamond after inspecting it under normal lighting conditions, and leave the fancy UV Lighting for cocktail parties. Visit www.polisheddiamonds.co for more interesting diamond information and for diamond rings see our informative web blog at www.engagementrings.co.
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Diamond Rings – Excellent Symmetry
Diamond Rings can be made with excellent symmetry using Computer Aided Design (CAD). Several high powered programmes are available to assist the jeweler to make precision and accurate diamond engagement rings. Using CAD to manufacture diamond jewellery allows precision and excellent symmetry on the claws or prongs, the setting and the shape of the band. No matter how good the jeweller there are always small imperfections to a completely hand made diamond ring. These small imperfections are the angles, surfaces and measuremens when a jewellery item is hand rolled and hand forged – there are always small discrepencies and this is the beauty of hand made jewellery. However if you would prefer an engagement ring with excellent symmetry and for all componenets to be perfect then a CAD designed and manufactured diamond ring which is then hand assembled, hand set and hand polioshed will be vastly superior with excellent symmetry.
Polished Diamonds Ltd sell GIA certified diamonds with Excellent cut, Excellent polish and Excellent symmetry – the best diamond make you can get. P.D say that setting a diamond into a diamond ring with Excellent symmetry compliments the Triple Ex diamond and any design can be faithfully replicated if not improved. When buying a perfect diamond why not also buy the perfect diamond ring and CAD allows us to offer all our clients this unprecedented level of quality and precision.
Diamond Rings are an important purchase so why not create the ring to suit the diamond. CAD designer diamond engagement rings from Polished Diamonds are the best show room ready diamond ring you can buy – why not have the best! www.polisheddiamonds.co