First, there is an awesome giveaways from amorevintage.check it out, do check it out!
and next, I need a little help from all of you who reads my humble blog :D As you may (or may not, but now you do) know, I work with in jewerly industry, mainly diamonds. and now I'm trying to do a simple survey & collecting some opinions.
Let's wander along with me to the lazy-saturday-fantasy-land....
Imagine that we, blogerians have a big gathering in this wonderful imaginary D-la-la-land (D for Diamond XD) and each of us has a certain amount of money and we're off shopping for a new Diamond ring (Hmm..sounds like MY 'kind' of imagination!lolz).
now a short preview about diamonds' properties are below, for those who want to know (for those who already knew/familiar, please skip thru the questions)...
Diamond Color: Starting from D (the highest grade, the most expensive) E-F, G-H-I-J (nearly colorless/white) down to Z (light yellow)
Clarity (means the inclusion/impurity present within a diamond):
starting from F(Flawless) - No inclusion visible internally n externally
IF(Internally Flawless) - No inclusion visible internally
VVS (Very very slightly included) - Very tiny inclusion, to be seen with microscope
VS (Very slightly) - Abit more inclusion, but still difficult to see even when using 10x magnification loupe
SI (Slightly Included) - Inclusion not visible to naked eyes, unless using 10x magnification loupe
I (Included) - Inclusion ranged from not too clear to clearly visible to naked eyes
Diamond Size (in carat, 1ct = 0.2gram): To make things simple, let's say in the D-la-la-land there are only 0.5ct, 0.7ct, and 1ct. size available
OF course given a choice, we would all opt for D color, F clarity, and 1ct size (lolz) but, without meaning to burst the bubbles, this is not the case for today's imaginary shopping ^^"
The questions are, given all other factors are equal:
1. If, you only have enough money to choose a better grade of two properties and sacrifice the last one... which combination of properties would you choose...?
Good Color and Good clarity but lower carat size
Good clarity and bigger size but lower color grade
some other combination...
and if you dont mind, please tell me why so?
2. On a different but slightly happier case (because the other one is happy enough already), say you have enough money to buy 1 ct stone (WOOHOO), then all you have to do is to choose between better color/lower clarity or better clarity/lower color. which would you go for?you may elaborate on your answer :D
3. Lastly, do you prefer yellow gold or white gold setting for your solitaire ring (keeping in mind that yellow gold actually cost more, and retain better value than the white sister)
I would be ecstatic to know your answers!! thanksss so very much for joining my fantasy-bandwagon today (then again, it might not be fantasy at all because one day each of us, if not most, will come into possession of this beautiful gemstone one way of another) ;)
Have a nice day ladies!!