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    Diamond Alternative Rings

    Normally these diamond alternatives are manufactured either from moissanite material or from the cubic moissanite jewel. There is a diamond alternative for the pure diamond and that is a diamond hybrid in which both jewels are used in rings. Engagement rings are cheap in price and with beautiful designs, at the same time they are just as attractive in nature when compared to diamond rings.

    These ‘diamond alternative’ or the ‘diamond hybrid’ rings can be of platinum metal and are loved by women! Platinum rings are commonly worn all over the world. Even though platinum is slightly higher in cost but has longer lasting capabilities when compared to the other metals such as gold and silver. Diamond hybrid rings are suited for all the occasions and functions.

    The other stone that is widely used in ‘diamond alternative’ rings is moissanite. This moissanite stone has various advantages such as it is a natural material, it is cheaper than a diamond and available in various shapes and sizes as they are designed in the laboratories. The other advantage is the hardness of the moissanite that is almost equal to the diamond. This is the same case in platinum moissanite stones and they are the best ‘diamond alternatives’ as it has various impressive designs and longer durability. Platinum is silver in its appearance and it’s durability and shine are impressive.

    ‘Diamond hybrid’ moissanite stone can be larger in size when compared to a common diamond stone. It provides a new and elegant approach in ‘diamond alternative’ engagement rings. This new look is becoming more popular in today’s fashion. These ‘diamond alternative’ or the ‘diamond hybrid’ rings resemble pure diamond rings and are very difficult to distinguish between the two. Even trained professionals in the jewelry industry find it difficult to separate between them. These rings are the best option to the ‘diamond alternative’ rings.

    Both cubic zirconia and moissanite are precious jewels and can be used in designing beautiful jewelry. But with respect to moissanite the cubic zirconia has a wide market in the field of ‘diamond hybrid’ as they are cheaper in cost and are easy to maintain. The other important factor is that the color of cubic zirconia ‘diamond alternative’ does not fade away easily and remains for longer duration.

    The other ‘diamond hybrid’ that provides varieties of articles is the moissanite diamond ring. It contains diamonds around the moissanite and is beautiful to look at. These moissanite ‘diamond alternative’ rings are perfect for any occasion with vast selection of styles and choices such as wedding rings, anniversary rings and the various engagement rings. These rings or the pendants can be manufactured two ways; one of them by machine manufacturing and the other being hand crafted. The hand crafted ring provides a stunning and marvelous look when compared to the machine crafted rings.

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    Black Diamond Jewelries

    It forms a lovely combination with other colorful gemstones. The jewelry item becomes one of a kind and tantalizing. The precious gemstone in dark color has been used in several ornaments with architectural designs combined with sensual curves. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black diamond ring for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar to add dynamism to her photo shoot. That ring made a strong fashion statement and since then the precious gemstone has made it to the jewelry box of various celebs who like to experiment with their wardrobe.

    In an excellent example of fusion cuff, the gemstone has been combined with rhodium to bring out the monochromatic chic appearance. The black diamond jewelry plays with the sharpness of rhodium and smoothness of diamond to bring out the edgy side of personality. It is an extremely versatile item as it goes well with the leather jacket, ball gown and also with a pair of battered jeans. An edgy and avant-garde designer ring could be the missing piece in your jewelry box modifying the classic black and white diamond stones combination.

    If you wish to possess an entirely black diamond suite, the Turkish jewelry designers have crafted a necklace and earrings suite for you. A constellation in the form of necklace gently trickling down the neck completed with a pair of earrings representing an entire galaxy is a marvel to die for. Gothic designs use dark and mysterious colors. A solitaire engagement ring with a staggering 7 carat pear-shaped black diamond center stone makes the perfect ornament for a Gothic follower.

    Want to know a fascinating aspect of the black diamond? These are found in river beds and not in mines. Brazil and the Central African Republic produces the majority of these stones. Moreover, in Italy, this gemstone is recommended to couples on the verge of divorce to save their relationship. Really special and attractive, these gemstones have become the apple of the fashionista’s eye.

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    Diamond Earrings to Enjoy Sparkling

    Carat is the weight of the diamond. The diamond weight could be expressed as a fraction of a carat, as it is quite rare to find large stones.

    The cut is by far the most important feature, as it determines the sparkle of the diamond. Cut is all about how light enters the diamond, bounces off its various dimensions and leaves, leaving behind a trail of brilliance and fire (as the white and rainbow colors are referred to respectively).

    Color of diamonds – White is considered the purest of diamonds, but the color is difficult to distinguish when it has been set in metal. The Gemological Institute and the Gemological Society of America have standardized grading scales where the grade is set for each color.

    Clarity – Almost all diamonds have inclusions or some impurity that may be very difficult for even a trained grader to discern, or they may be such that they spoil the brilliance by losing the transparency of the diamond. The clarity grade is set by a competent grader while viewing the diamond under a ten power magnification.

    Buying diamonds and buying them online.

    It is easy to buy diamonds from your reputed jeweler. Maybe you could take along someone who has bought them before. When buying online, the highest rated gemological laboratory in the country has the following guidelines:

    Know about the 4cs – research a little more than what is given above on the subject

    Look for specifics on the 4Cs rather than a range

    For diamonds graded by a particular gemological laboratory, there should be an accompanying Grading Report

    Do some research on the seller

    • Is it a reputed company
    • How long has it been in business
    • What are the customer reviews like
    • Does it belong to any diamond jewelry trade associations? ( associations call upon members to follow certain ethical guidelines)
    • Do they offer secure money transactions
    • Is the customer service satisfactory?
    • Do they have a return policy in place, where is the seller located?
    • What is the mode of shipment and do they offer shipment insurance?

    Buy from a retailer within your own country. Retailers abroad may not be subject to your country’s laws, should the transaction go awry for some reason and you need recourse.