Most of us are true novices when it comes to shopping for diamond rings and other jewelry. Husbands would provide their wives with these rings and the richer her spouse the more rings she would wear and they would only be removed after his death as they were believed to have strong ritual powers. Thankfully, in both the Pa Dong and the Ndebele tribes, this traditional practice is no longer popular and is now dying out in favour of the more usual types of necklaces.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds with poor cut proportions appear may look lifeless and dull. Usually these diamonds are made that way to preserve most carat weight. Poor cut includes all diamonds that do not meet the proportion standards of a fair cut. Customers on a limited budget may find such diamonds attractive.
Color Slight presence of color may be detected in F color graded diamonds by an expert gemologist. The diamonds of this grade are considered colorless. Great choice for the purist. Look for a fluorescence rating of faint, inert, none, or negligible.
Clarity Inclusions and external blemishes in diamonds of SI1 clarity may be easy to spot under 10X power magnification. Location of the inclusions greatly affect their visibility to the naked eye. SI1 diamonds of good color produce as good of a sparkle as the more expansive VS graded stones of lower color. Excellent bargains may be fond in this category.