Friday, 22 July 2016

Importance of a Diamond's Cut over Color

Many customers come to me, mentioning they want the best color grade diamond, assuming that the better the color, the brighter the diamond will be. This is a common misconception that many people make, thinking that the color grade of a diamond affects its brilliance or brightness.

What most people don't realise is that the Color actually relates to the hue of the diamond. The lower the color grade, the more yellowish hue the diamond has. Whereas the brightness is related to its light performance. What this means is that even if you get the best "D" color grade diamond and it has poor light performance, it would look darker and duller compared to another diamond of an even lower color grade!

For more information, watch this video below.

So how does Color affect the visual appearance of a diamond?
Below is a video, showing 4 Super Ideal Cut diamonds from D to G. I always recommend my clients and friends to view the color grade differences of a diamond in person to have a better feel. Most of the time, they find that it is not as obvious as what they imagined it to be. 

Another important aspect to note are BGM (brownish / greenish / milky) diamonds. If a diamond has any BGM characteristics, it would not be shown on the GIA certificate. This effect is not related to the Color grade or fluorescence. What this means is that a GIA certified D color diamond with no fluorescence, may still have a brownish, greenish or milky appearance! This is due to the make of a diamond. Hence, it is important to check if your diamond has any BGM.

If you're unsure, always ask a trusted jeweller :)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

JP Ring Unboxing Video: A flower ring design

Whenever we receive a ring customization request, our team gets very excited to come up with something new. In this case, our client requested for an engagement ring to have look like a flower. Our design team (Jann & Issac) took up the challenge and came up with this.

This a a 3D render of the top view.
The main diamond is meant to have a blossom effect and highlight the brilliance of the main diamond. The curvature of the prongs can be seen from the top, giving the ring a soft and organic look.

We added small diamonds to each of the petal to give the ring some extra bling!
To further enhance the silhouette of the ring, we added a round circle (with melee diamonds) to the base of the prongs, which tied everything together and created a crown effect.

For all of our customized rings, it comes with these 3D renders with different viewing angles.
They are drawn to scale to be proportional with your diamond and ring size.
Once you've approved your design, we would proceed to craft your ring.

Finally, this is the final outcome of your perfect ring!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The difference between a Super Ideal Cut, Ideal Cut and standard GIA triple Excellent

This is a recent diamond education video I made to highlight the difference between the Cut quality of these 3 diamonds. I specifically selected these 3 diamonds that have almost identical GIA certificates. They all have the same grades. To a layman, these 3 diamonds are pretty much the same, but somehow perform very differently.

This video proves that you should never buy a diamond just based on the GIA certificate alone. There are many factors the GIA certificate doesn't reveal such as the light performance of the diamond. 

Check out this video to find out more!