Customised Diamond Engagement Ring
Ideal Hearts & Arrows Diamond
Diamond, the sign of purity and love.
Arrows refers to the visible top view of any round diamond. On the other hand, hearts refers to the visible bottom view of a round diamond via a specialised microscope.
A well-rounded diamond hearts and arrows cut is the gem of all diamonds. It possesses VS1-VS2 in clarity, which means that all of the diamond’s various facets will be able to most excellently reflect light back to the crown. The fire and brilliance of its excellent cut will effectively hide any significant inclusions away from the naked eye. It is the best value diamond you can get on a budget.
Looking for a beautifully customised engagement ring, wedding band or proposal ring? Our customised diamond engagement rings and fine jewellery also make the perfect treat for die-hard romantics wanting to gift themselves or a loved one in their life with the very best in life.
At GIOIA Fine Jewellery, we will be more than happy to assist you with identifying the perfect diamond and customising it to reflect your unique shared love.
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What makes diamond special?
A token of love
A traditional gemstone option for an engagement ring is to have it set with diamonds. In fact, there are a few who may not consider a ring as an engagement ring or proposal ring if it is not set with any diamonds. Some have even been regarded as cherished heirlooms to pass down from one generation to another. In addition to that, a ring is often worn on the 4th finger of the left hand as it is believed that the veins there run directly towards the heart.
lasts a lifetime
Compared to other precious gemstones, diamonds enjoy greater longeivity. You can naturally expect your customised diamond engagement ring to last for a lifetime, too. It is treasured piece that will remind you of your wedding anniversary, that one special event among the many that has happened in your life.
The 4C’s and 1F of Diamonds
At GIOIA Fine Jewellery, we offer many possibilities for you to craft your own customised diamond engagement ring, wedding band or proposal ring. We are glad to share more with you on how to identify the perfect diamond unique to your love story according to every diamond’s equally unique:
Right diamond for the most brilliance
The cut refers to a diamond’s unique proportion, symmetry and polish. It is a diamond’s most important characteristic because it has the biggest effect on its famed clear, fiery brilliance. A customised diamond engagement ring with a feature diamond of the highest grade will reflect nearly all of the light that enters through its various facets, creating exceptional sparkle and fire.
In a Shallow diamond cut, light strikes the pavilion facet at a low angle and passes through the facet (refracts), before finally escaping through the bottom of the diamond. The leakage of light results in poor performing diamond that is not of the ideal cut.
In a Deep diamond cut, light strikes the first pavilion facet at an angle sharp enough to reflect off the second pavilion. However, the light strikes the second pavilion at too low of an angle, causing the light to pass through the facet (refract), before finally escaping through the bottom of the diamond. There is still leakage of light, resulting in a poor performing diamond that is still not of the ideal cut.
In an Ideal diamond cut, light strikes each pavilion facet at an ideal angle. This allows most of the light passing through to reflect back to the diamond’s crown (top) facet. This enhances a diamond’s fiery lustre and imparts a bright-looking appearance.
Colour of the diamond, is the second most important factor after carat size, as it has a more significant impact on its appearance. It is known that diamond closest to colourless, with better light absorption, has an optimum visible sparkle.
D colour being the highest colour grade. Extremely rare, as such command the highest price.
E – F both near to colourless. They can be detected, side by side by expert gemologist. Relatively cheaper option compared to D colour.
G – H slight trace of colour detectable, only when comparing side by side with higher grade diamond. Excellent value for money in price.
I – J usually detectable from naked eyes with slight warmth colour. Common in the market where prices and discount are much attractive.
K – Z as the yellow intensity increases, prices escalate as the diamond are much more brilliance and with fire. Such fancy diamonds are known as yellow diamond.
The colour grade range from F & G, are close to colourless. These are better value diamonds, as there are more discount, compared to D colour.
Diamond of lower colour grade such as H, I, J with fluorescence tends to look whiter. If you are deciding for a wedding proposal ring, with a priority on carat size. Consider the option of of H, I, J with medium blue fluorescence, this balance the light yellow in the diamond.
In GIOIA Fine Jewellery, Cheryl is accredited by HRDAntwerp Institute of Gemology as a certified Diamond Grader.
Diamonds are natural minerals that are harvested from the ground and as such, have faced extreme heat and pressure over a prolonged period. As such, they tend to have miniscule imperfections known inclusions. The clarity refers to the degree of absence of inclusions in a diamond.
FL – IF (Flawless – Internally Flawless)
Flawless: A flawless diamond has no inclusions or blemishes even under 10x magnification. They account for less than 1% of the quality of most diamonds sold on the market and as such, command the highest price of all diamonds.
Internally Flawless: An internally flawless diamond has no inclusion. Only blemishes are detectable under 10x magnification. They are almost identical with flawless diamonds account for less than 3% of most diamonds sold on the market.
VVS1 – VVS2 (Very Very Slight Inclusion)
Even for a skilled diamond or gemstone grader, inclusions are very difficult to detect under 10x magnification. VVS1 inclusion are normally on the pavilion, whereas VVS2 inclusion are on the top of the diamond (crown), not the table.
VS1 – VS2 (Very Slight Inclusion)
VS1 inclusions are normally on the table of the diamond, while some VS2-grade inclusions may have a little black dot.
SI1 – SI2 (Slight Inclusion)
SI1-grade inclusions or black dots are noticeable to the naked eyes. This is the same for SI2-grade inclusions or black dots, which appear more frequently on the diamond’s crown and table. Slight inclusions in both are easy to spot at first glance without magnification.
I1 – I3 (Imperfection)
Inclusions and blemishes in I1 and I3-grade diamonds heavily affect its fiery brilliance and clarity. Diamonds at such a clarity grade are not advisable for your customised diamond engagement ring.
Excellent, Polish – Excellent & Symmetry – Excellent, Guaranteed Ideal cut?
Proportion on how the diamond is cut makes tremendous difference. We take into consideration on Depth %, Table %, Crown angle, Pavilion angle and Culet %.
Below is our ideal cut diamond with GIA certification, 59.6% depth, 59% table, 33.5° crown angle, 40.8° pavilion angle. Graded Excellent on all Light Return, Fire, Scintillation and Spread.
With excellent proportion on all specification, minimise the leakage of light, allow most light to return, which provide you the perfect hearts and arrows symmetry.
Fluorescence – Fifth criteria you need to consider other than the 4Cs
What is Fluorescence in a Diamond?
Diamond with fluorescence, contain particles that emit a soft coloured glow when exposed to ultra-violet lighting (UV-Light). There is a tendency to emit such glow, under ultraviolet (UV) rays from natural sunlight and fluorescent lamps. Such glow could emit a bluish or yellowish light. In certain cases, strong blue fluorescence can cause the diamond to appear milky or hazy. Fluorescence in the diamond are categorise to faint, medium, strong blue and very strong blue.
Q: Will Fluorescence Affect My Customised Diamond Engagement Ring’s Value?
A:Yes and no.
Nearly 30% of the diamond in the market, exhibit fluorescent properties under a UV light source. Fluorescent diamonds can be an advantage or disadvantage to different colour grade of diamonds. In the colourless (D, E, F, G, etc), the diamond tends to look blur or milky. As for lower colours (I, J, K, L, etc.), they appear more colourless to white.
However, there are some who may consider the strong fluorescence of a diamond as a negative characteristic, as they tend to command a comparatively lower price to other gemstones of lighter fluorescence.
Your best bet for a high-quality diamond for your customised diamond engagement ring would be one that emits the lowest amount of fluorescence as possible.Consider setting it with a diamond of the colour grade H, I, J of amedium blue fluorescence. A medium blue fluorescence will help to balance out any yellowish tones in your chosen diamond.
Balance within the 4Cs and 1F in diamond
If your main concern for your customised diamond engagement ring is in the size of the diamond yourself, then fret not! We will help you in obtaining the highest carat that is within your budget. That being said, a diamond’s carat weight is the measurement of a diamond’s weight. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams and is an approximate measure of its size.
Often, diamonds with an approximate carat weight of 1.0 (e.g. 0.8-0.9 carat) will cost much higher than 0.6-0.7 carat. This is referred to as a price jump in carat.
lour of a diamond is the second most important factor after its Carat Weight as it has a significant impact on its appearance. It is well-known that an almost colourless, or colourless diamond possesses maximum light absorption and has the most visible fiery brilliance and sparkle.
The colour grade range from F & G, are close to colourless. These are diamonds that are offer the highest quality for better value.
In the range of F – G colour grade, the diamond would appear to be colourless to the naked eye. This colour disparity between the D – E colour range is almost impossible to detect without comparing them side by side. However, the price differences between these two diamond colour ranges differ drastically.
Take advantage of the discounted price of a diamond with minimum fluorescence, from faint, medium, strong blue and very strong blue.
Like all other purchases in life, we want your customised diamond engagement ring with us to be beautiful as it is on budget. As much as you would like to express your sincerity and love to your special someone, it would not be advisable to spend the bulk of your savings on any one thing.
We can arrange for a discussion to help you gain a clearer idea of your dream customised diamond engagement ring.