Demand for a new breed of jewelry designers
Growing market for branded jewellery has led to a demand for a new breed of jewelry designers. Instead, thanks to the advances in technology, it has landed on the drawing board with some firms even using computer-aided designs to create exquisite pieces in virtual reality.
With several institutes offering specialized courses in this field, jewelry designing is no longer a family trade but a lucrative career option for first-generation gemologists who can cater to a niche market for custom-made and designer jewelry. And other professionals are like gem appraisers. Jewelry designing has come out of the closet; it is no longer a cloistered trade carried out by semi-literate goldsmiths in family vaults. Also passed down like a well-kept secret from generation to generation.
Diamond's clarity is graded
Diamonds with Slightly Included and better grading are progressively more expensive. These include; internal graining, cleavage, bearding, cavities, crystals or minerals, knots, feathers and clouds. After that, we go to the various grades of included diamonds. There are two types of flaws: an inclusion and a blemish. A blemish is something that mars the surface and distracts from diamond clarity.
This includes chips, pits, nicks, scratches, naturals, grain boundaries, and polish lines. The Internally Flawless diamond cannot have any inclusion, but may have surface blemishes. The diamond is then graded on the basis of five considerations: color, nature, position, size, and number. The clarity of the diamond is one of the primary determinants of price when it comes to rings, earrings, and other jewelry. This article will focus on how a diamond's clarity is graded.
All gemstones have some characteristics
Many gemstones are used in even the most expensive jewellery depending on the brand name of the designer, fashion trends, market supply, treatments etc. Others are too common and are given a semi-precious status. Most gemstones have good hardness and a high index of refraction.
All gemstones have some characteristics falling short of perfection though; even the seemingly perfect Diamond has four directions of cleavage. Since quartz is everywhere especially in common dirt and dust. Any material that is softer may be scratched during ordinary wear. Nevertheless, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds still have a reputation that exceeds those of other gemstones.