All About Jewellery

DIAMONDS

Jewellery is made up of different metals such as diamond and gold that have been attracting people with glitz and razzmatazz. Right from Kohinoor to modern day Jewellery, the diamonds have become integral parts of our lifestyle. Diamond consists of carbon compounds but it is not the whole story. The style and the aura, the metal has been oozing is unparalleled and plays a crucial role in enhancing the personality of the individual. Carbon formed over a period of time was pushed inside the earth and due to heavy pressure assumed crystalline form. In India, diamond mining is very old and according to experts, it started about 6000 years ago.

In earlier days, people used hardness of the diamond to cast engraving on the rocks. Later on, the luster of the metal with its numerous embellishments foxed the king of France. It was the first time that the precious gemstones were used as Jewellery. In the 18th century, the diamond was available only in India however later on in the 19th century, new mines came up in South Africa. In spite of new sources, the craze of the metal is still visible in the modern population. Nowadays, people buy Jewellery made of modern diamonds as gifts for their beloved and sweethearts.

THE MYTHS OF THE YORE

As the diamond became popular the folklore around it grew and soon it acquired the cult status. In ancient times, Indians worshiped diamond and regarded it as a Talisman worn to prevent the evil spirits harming the body. Europe of medieval times regarded Diamond as the symbol of power that kings wore. The metal was an indication that the person wearing it was unstoppable in the battle. Only the kings and queen used to wear the diamond to envelop themselves into the aura of invincibility

In earlier days, people used hardness of the diamond to cast engraving on the rocks. Later on, the luster of the metal with its numerous embellishments foxed the king of France. It was the first time that the precious gemstones were used as Jewellery. In the 18th century, the diamond was available only in India however later on in the 19th century, new mines came up in South Africa. In spite of new sources, the craze of the metal is still visible in the modern population. Nowadays, people buy Jewellery made of modern diamonds as gifts for their beloved and sweethearts.

THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF DIAMOND

As far as chemical composition is concerned, the diamond can be divided into two types namely Type 1 and type 2. The former comprises of Nitrogen impurities while the latter consists of other substances as well

BASED ON THE TYPE OF SOURCES

Depending on the source, the diamonds are classified into 3 types. Natural version is mined directly from the earth however the synthetic diamonds are procured with the help of chemical process that involves the compression of the graphite’s and other catalysts at a higher temperature as well as pressure. The third type is the thin film diamond created with the help of the process called chemical vaporization.

BASED ON COLOR

One of the most common diamonds in the world exhibits white color and is found everywhere. In addition, different colors such as yellow, blue and pink diamonds are also available. They are preferred by people in huge numbers. Jewellery made from such diverse metals are ideal to be worn on wedding occasions and at the red carpet events. The rarest of the rare diamonds is the one with pink color and it is found only in Argyle mines.

QUALITY CHECK

The four parameters used to check the quality of the diamond are Cut, color, Carat along with quality A well-cut diamond shines and glistens to a very high degree. The price and the value of the diamond depend on how fine it is cut. More cuts into the body radiate brightness all around and make the Jewellery top class as well as expensive. The quality of the diamond depends on the color, therefore if the latter is of high grade, the product is also deemed as wonderful. Purchasing certified diamonds is a guarantee that they are of similar specifications as claimed. In short, the diamond with its amazing star power has become the cynosure of all eyes.

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