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Diamond Manufacturing

Diamond Certificates

Diamond certificates from independent organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) provide a diamond grading report, that gives you valuable information about the 4 C's that were taken into consideration when the diamond was priced.

It's important that you be sure to get the diamond's certificate that you are interested in. You could be paying more than the market value of the diamond.

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Diamond Certificates and Appraisals

While understanding the 4 C’s in determining how to buy a diamond, you should also learn how to read diamond certificates. These certificates describe in detail the facts about the diamond in its unmounted state. Perhaps you have a specific diamond you want to have professionally appraised by an independent organization.

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Diamonds are Forever

diamond anniversary ringSome time ago you both made a promise. A promise to each other. Now it’s time to recognise that you both meant that promise, and that now you both still mean it.

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asscher cut diamondsThe Asscher Cut Diamond, although not well-defined, is generally described as a forerunner of the emerald cut diamond.

emerald cut diamondsThe Emerald Cut Diamond looks like a rectangle from the top, with truncated corners. These can be beautiful stones, with stepped facets the sheen tends to be large flashs of these stepped angles on the pavilion of the stone.

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Manufacturing of Diamonds

How Does a Raw Diamond Become a Beautiful Polished Stone?

Rough diamonds come in several basic shapes. Diamond cutting is a great skill, practiced from generation to generation. The monotonous toil, patience and technical skill inherited and acquired by the workman are at last rewarded by the glitter of the magnificent stone polished to perfection.

The traditional diamond cutting and trading centers are based in Antwerp, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, New York and Johannesburg. China and Thailand are more recently developed centers.

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Gem Cutting

The process of cutting and polishing gems is called gem cutting or lapidary, while a person who cuts and polishes gems is called a gem cutter or a lapida. The cutting of the diamond includes three series' of operations: splitting (or cleaving), cutting and polishing (which includes setting and polishing the diamond). The rough diamond is given to the splitter and it is he who determines the future of the stone. He decides how it should be shaped to retain the utmost weight with the most brilliant effect. From the splitter the diamond passes to the cutter. His expertise lies in giving the stones the definite form which they are to preserve.

After a gemstone is sawed and ground to the desired shape and sanded to remove rough marks left by coarser grits, it is usually polished to a mirror-like finish to aid light reflection from the surface of the stone (or refraction through the stone, in the case of transparent materials).

Diamonds are shaped by the cut

The natural form of a diamond will determine the shape of the final polished diamond. Of all the cuts, the most popular is the round brilliant because of its ability to give a stone the greatest possible brilliance and fire with the most minimal amount of weight loss.

round cut diamondsA standard round brilliant cut diamond has usually 57 or 58 polished facets.

Sometimes months, and even years, are required for the perfecting of single stones. African diamonds are said to be particularly hard and difficult to polish; but, in the end, the most hopelessly resistant gem yields to the indefatigability of man.

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