Everyone knows a few words and phrases associated with diamonds. “Clarity” is obviously how clear a diamond is. “Brilliance” refers to its sparkle. A “blood diamond” is …just bad. But what in the heck is a “bort?”
Here is some dazzling insider terminology that you can use to impress friends at parties and knock the socks off of any jeweler you come into contact with.
A recent report conducted by the Shullman Research Center, entitled “Insights Into Luxury, Affluence and Wealth”, indicated that of shoppers in the higher income brackets, 27% will be dropping some serious cash on jewelry this year. What exactly constitutes ‘higher income’ households in this circumstance are those with collective earnings of 75k or more. The more considerable the household income, as expected, the greater the percentage of high-end jewelry purchases. Continue reading ’Tis the Season to Buy Diamonds→
Experiencing a divorce can lead to a wide variety of unpleasant emotions. Underneath surface feelings of sadness and dejection, there often are very strong, remnant sentiments of anger. These acrimonious undertones can have numerous origins: either anger directed at one’s former spouse, possibly other parties involved, or indirectly at various other environmental factors. One thing that is for certain is that latent (or blatant) ire must be acknowledged and dealt with. In order to move forward, one has to deal with the present.
Embrace the anger. Often we sense a negative emotion brewing inside of us, and our immediate reaction is to stuff it back down. By stifling this, it only will fester in there and get progressively more debilitating. This ultimately can lead to depression, as the anger metamorphoses into deep sadness. Rather, take note of the anger, and think of (non-destructive) ways that you can channel it outward.
Don’t be scared. Anger is nothing to fear. Many people are raised to believe that getting mad is “bad.” The reality is that anger is a perfectly normal emotion. The easiest way to confront it is head on. By discussing one’s feelings with a relative, companion or even just the open air, once we let them out, we can begin the healing process.
Just let it out. Some people believe in a notion that once they tap into their anger and release it, they will become completely unhinged; a monstrous ball of vitriol and violence. This is completely unfounded. By simply giving the anger an outlet to escape, it will immediately begin to dissipate. Hitting the punching bag at the gym, screaming your lungs out under water or practicing Judo on a pillow; pick whichever option suits you best.
It’s your anger; own it. No one has the right to tell you how to feel. While many people do not like to let others see them in an emotional state, if this occurs, there is nothing to be ashamed about. Again, experiencing anger, in all its forms, is an integral step in rehabilitating one’s mental health.
Run, swim, jump. Physical exercise is one of the healthiest ways to work though one’s anger. Aside from the obvious natural benefits to one’s body, physical exertion releases all sorts of helpful endorphins (including serotonin, which is responsible for producing happiness). No need to push yourself too hard; just do whatever exercise you can comfortably perform on a regular basis.
When all is said and done, and you are ready to part with whatever engagement or wedding rings that you have in your possession, there is a one destination that you should come to. Diamond Lighthouse is that place; we help you to sell your diamond jewelry with zero frustration or vexation. Let us help you get the most money possible for your diamond rings, all while you achieve inner peace.
Well, as the most dense substance on the planet, how could they not? Having originally been deemed “adámas” by the ancient Greeks (their word for ‘unbreakable’), diamonds know a thing or two about having their mettle tested. Aside from the engagement and wedding ring obligations they commonly pull, diamonds have tons of other work to do. Utilized in industries that range from ultra grade electronics to highly advanced medicine, diamond duties are definitely as diverse as they are demanding. Read on for a conclusive list of diamond jobs, old and new. Continue reading Unusual Diamond Uses→
At Diamond Lighthouse, we’ve had a lot of people asking about “enhanced” diamonds. Whether they’re color treated or clarity enhanced, people want to know what it means, and if it will affect how much they can sell it for. The answer is that though these treatments can make a low-quality diamond look a lot better, they don’t increase the value of a diamond by much, and in some cases, make them much harder to sell. But before we get to that, let’s explain exactly what these treatments are and why they’re performed.
Why does a diamond need enhancing?
Diamonds, being a natural rock that forms deep in the Earth’s core, are rarely perfect. Most diamonds have some kind of flaw. The fewer visible flaws there are, the more valuable the diamond is. The same goes for color. The less color a diamond has (with the exception of certain fancy color diamonds), the more money it will sell for. That’s only the case for natural diamonds though. Diamond enhancements make a diamond appear to have fewer flaws, or appear to have a better color, but since the flaws are still there, the value typically won’t increase. That’s why both the World Jewelry Confederation and the United States Federal Trade Commission require all diamond treatments to be disclosed at the time of sale.
What are clarity enhancements?
Clarity enhancements are treatments that are done to either get rid of or minimize the appearance of blemishes or inclusions. (A blemish is a flaw on the surface of the diamond, and an inclusion is a flaw that reaches the inside of the diamond.) There are two different types of clarity treatments: laser drilling and fracture filling. (They rhyme!) Both address different flaws and both have drastically different effects on the diamond. Continue reading What are Diamond Enhancements Actually Enhancing?→