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Explaining Diamonds In Simple Terms


Diamonds have always held a special position in the world of gems and jewelry. The beauty and glitter of diamonds along with their rather expensive prices, have given some exclusivity to this stone. It one of those 'oh can I afford it?' line getting stone. Technically there is one more thing that places diamonds ahead of all other stones. Gem experts will tell you that there is no other gem used in jewelry which is as hard, or harder than a diamond. Gem hardness is measured on the Mohs scale and goes from 1 to 10, diamonds proudly take the top spot with a hardness of 10.

We will keep this discussion as simple and non-technical as possible. The idea is to make it understandable to as many gem or jewelry lovers as possible. If you analyzed the reasons for heavy price tags on diamonds or diamond jewelry, one of the main reasons is the low availability of diamonds. Another feature that will influence the price of a specific diamond, is it's color and clarity. Using white (colorless) diamonds as an example, you would expect a good white diamond to be very white, with no tint of cream or grey.Similarly if you looked into this diamond, you would want to see no spots or specks (also known as, inclusions) in it. The world of diamonds loves to complicate things. They define the inspection of diamonds for inclusions as 'eye clean' or 'loupe clean'. The loupe is a type of magnifying device, specific models are available for checking gems and diamonds.  If you view the diamond with your naked eye and do not see any inclusions, the diamond would be termed as an 'eye clean' piece. But inspecting the same diamond with a loupe that can magnify 10 times (10x loupe), could reveal some visible inclusions. If you do not see the inclusions even with the loupe, the diamond would be classified as a 'loupe clean'.

So we now know that, a diamond that is absolutely white (colorless) and shows no inclusions is a  very good diamond. The interesting thing is that if you talked about white diamonds and restricted your selection to such 'very good' diamonds, less than 10% of the diamonds would meet your specifications! Most diamonds would be in a range where some amount of inclusions can be seen, this either with the naked eye or the loupe. So this relates to the clarity of the diamond. We also talked about white diamonds being absolutely white with no traces of other colors, this refers to the color of the diamond. Once again, this is a specification that very few white diamonds would meet. The range of color would go from pure white (very small proportion) and be graded as per, the degree of other colors being mixed into the white.

So in reality, diamonds would be graded according to clarity and color. The better the color and clarity, the higher the price. This is something that needs to be understood clearly and thoroughly. Diamonds are priced per carat, which is the weight unit used to weigh diamonds. You can relate to this weight unit with the knowledge that 1 gram = 5 carats. Let us presume that the grade of a diamond is based on the clarity and color of the specific piece, pricing would then depend on the diamond grade.

The next concept in pricing diamonds relates to the size of the diamond. Let us presume that the color and clarity of some diamonds gave it a grade of "A". The diamond expert who prices this set of diamonds needs to now the size of the diamonds inside the set too. Diamonds are normally cut to strict proportions in each size. A diamond expert can therefore get a fairly accurate weight estimate (per piece) based on the size and shape of the diamond. The point is that diamonds with the same grade, in our example 'A' grade would cost more per carat, if the size of the diamonds was large. As an example, 1 carat of 2mm round diamonds of grade 'A' would be cheaper than 1 single diamond (the same grade 'A') that weighs a carat. The price per carat of a diamond would increase as the size of the diamond increases, this even if the grade remains constant. This is a very important issue that needs to be understood. Read this paragraph over and over again until you fully grasp the contents.

Another feature of diamonds is their shape, most diamonds that we come across are round or square (princess cut) diamonds. When diamonds are cut in fancier shapes like pear, marquise, cushion or heart they command higher prices. These shapes might not be considered as being fancy or unusual when done in other gemstones but, in diamonds they are special, unique and rare.

Not all diamonds are white or colorless, the stone is available in other colors too. There was a time when you had to literally hunt for colored diamonds. When found in natural colors, the price of color diamonds can easily exceed that of white diamonds. This is mainly because, colored diamonds are rarer than white diamonds. You might notice large quantities of colored diamonds in recent years. The explanation lies in a technological development that, actually changes the color of white diamonds to other colors. In the gemstone world, such diamonds are referred to as 'treated' diamonds or 'color enhanced' diamonds. The diamonds used in the color treatment process are genuine diamonds but, they are of a low quality. As a result of this, treated diamonds are modestly priced.

Directstones provides diamonds in all shapes, sizes and grades. Unlike other jewelers and diamond providers, we do not try to confuse you with technical jargon. We can instead customize your diamond selection based on your budget and the purpose for which you will use those diamonds. If you are familiar with the diamond grading system, please let us have your requirements by grade and size. If you are not technically sound with diamond grading terms, do let us know the budget you have in mind or the jewel for which you need the diamonds. Our support team will work together with you and come up with suggestions and price quotes. We can provide even the smallest quantities of diamonds, and also custom make a complete diamond jewel for you.

Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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