Metal Sensitivity: Advice From a Jewelry Lover

Metal Sensitivity: Advice From a Jewelry Lover

Benefits Of Buying Clarity Enhanced Diamonds

by Tammy May

When you buy a diamond for a ring or necklace setting, one of the main things you look for is the quality of the stone itself. This is often determined by simply looking at a diamond to see how shiny and crisp it looks. A diamond with flaws often has blurry spots on it that make you unable to see the clean cuts it has, making it less likely to reflect light and glitter like its more-perfect counterparts. If you are buying diamonds to wear or as a gift for someone you love, discover the benefits of clarity enhanced diamonds.

Cheaper than perfect

More often than not, a clarity enhanced diamond is a diamond that had the very same imperfections you are hoping to avoid but had them repaired. This is commonly done by filling in the flaw or cracked area so it is not noticeable by the human eye, allowing the stone to appear perfect in appearance. Since the stone is formerly 'flawed', you can purchase it cheaper than a similar diamond that did not need correction, allowing you to stretch your budget even further without sacrificing quality. Your jeweler should always disclose to you if you are buying a clarity enhanced diamond, especially if you are purchasing a diamond solely based on its quality since an enhanced diamond is not a true 'perfect' stone.

Larger stone options

Since these types of diamonds are usually cheaper than a true diamond without enhancement, you can usually buy larger stones as a result. If you are buying diamonds to be placed into earrings, rings, or necklaces, there is a benefit to being able to choosing a larger stone. When picking a diamond, make sure you cannot see any air bubbles from correction that can cause light to reflect poorly, and make sure color clarity is good. You want your diamond to be clear rather than cloudy or gray in appearance.

Many jewelers sell both natural and clarity enhanced diamonds to their customers so they have options that fit well with their budgets. If you cannot decide which type of diamond will work best for you, compare a natural and enhanced diamond side by side. You will be pleasantly surprised to see how similar in clarity and color the individual diamonds are and possibly even more surprised at the price difference. Your jeweler can help you choose the best diamond for your needs based on its intended use.

To browse a selection of clarity enhanced diamonds, check out a jewelry shop like Best Brilliance.


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Metal Sensitivity: Advice From a Jewelry Lover

Ever since I was a child, I've loved the look of fashion earrings. However, I soon discovered that my ears are sensitive to metal-coated earrings. Rather than spend a small fortune for custom made jewelry, I've found retailers that sell hypoallergenic earrings. These earrings are made for individuals such as myself with sensitivity to metals. Check your high-end department stores or local jeweler. You'll find hypoallergenic earrings in sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, and platinum. The main thing is to never choose jewelry containing nickle, as this is commonly the culprit. A good alternative to metals listed above is titanium jewelry, as this is considered to be hypoallergenic. Also, avoid using harsh detergents or chemicals to clean your earrings and jewelry, as this may cause further irritation. Mild dish soap may work well, but be sure to rinse your jewelry thoroughly.