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Diamonds Are Forever: Process of the Diamond Ring

PROCESSING OF DIAMOND aðăuaç (meaning unbreakable) The word diamond comes from the Greek word DIAMONDS ARE Forever 1 Saws are used to cut raw diamonds into a round shape. 3 When a diamond is not cut properly it will lose its ability to catch the light. 5 Put it into a cup that is called a dop. In the cup is another diamond because a diamond can only be smoothed by another diamond. 2 It is from this point that the other shapes of diamonds will be cut. 6 Final process is the polishing of the diamond on a polishing wheel. 4 Once the facets are cut the diamond can be cut into the shape that is desired. Process of The Diamond Ring TYPES OF DIAMONDS Diamonds are valued according to 4C. 4C refers to Cut, Color, Carat & Clarity. ENGAGEMENT RING AND WEDDING RING STATISTICS (2011) DIAMOND CUTS DIAMOND COLOR Grooms need 3 months to find Engagement Ring Evolution of diamond cutting styles 53% 47% 73% of people choose white gold rings Wedding Band D-F G-J Near Colorless K-M N-R S-Z $5,200 POINT TABLE OLD SINGLE Colorless Faint Yellow Very Light Yellow Tint White Gold White Gold, CUT CUT CUT For alternative metals groom In 2011, $11 billion was choose: DIAMOND CLARITY spent on wedding and engagement rings in the USA MAZARIN PERUZZI OLD EUROPEAN 1 CARAT (CENTER STONE) 14 CARATS (TOTAL STONE) CUT CUT CUT 34% 70% $491 ($1,126) Titanium Tungsten FL-IF VVS1-2 VS1-2 Si-2 I1-2 13 Popular cuts of diamonds Flawless Very very Very slightly Slightly Flaws internally slightly flawed MOST EXPENSIVE CELEBRITY WEDDING RINGS flawed flawed MARQUISE HEART PEAR OVAL DIAMOND CARATS KIM KARDASHIAN 20.5 carat diamond ring BEYONCE PARIS HILTON MARIAH CAREY MELANIA TRUMP 1 CARAT = 02 GRAMS / 0007 QUNCES PRINCESS TRILLION ROUND 20 carat ring 25 carat white diamond ring Pink diamond ring 15 carat diamond ring FRACTION: % CARATS = 069 - 082 POINTS $5 million $4.7 million $2.5 million $2 million $2 million FAMOUS DIAMONDS FAMOUS DIAMONDS ON ENGAGEMENT RINGS CULLINAN KOH-I-NOOR HOPE DIAMOND TIFFANY YELLOW DIAMOND REGENT DIAMOND PINK DIAMOND RING BLUE DIAMOND RING BLUE DIAMOND RING The largest rough diamond ever found The largest diamond in the world Cursed blue Found by a slave in an Indian mine Bought by Charles Tiffany (5 carat) by Christie (5.30 carat) by Bvigari (9 carat) diamond $10.8 million $9.49 million $16.26 million • WEDDINGTON WAY: REFERENCES: diamond-facts.net | sdnhm.org | gja.edu |diamondfacts.org | worlddiamondcouncil.org | galediamonds.com | xogroupinc.com

Diamonds Are Forever: Process of the Diamond Ring

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