|Metal Type||Rose Gold|
|Metal Type||Rose Gold|
Diamond mines leave the earth scarred with massive craters some so big that they can swallow a city within their limits. These mines leave the earth’s surface and subsurface dug up, scraped, penetrated, contaminated, perforated, sunken and barren. It is an accepted fact that natural diamond miners need to move 250 tons of earth to get just one carat of polished diamond.
Digging huge holes in the surface of the earth leads to widespread deforestation and damages the fragile ecosystem adversely affecting wildlife and surrounding water supply. An indirect effect of mining is the larger population increases strains in the water supplies and have led to an increase of pollution in rivers. On average the pollution in rivers due to acid drainage by diamond mines has increased by 36% between 1956 and 2003. The open-pit mining means that large amounts of excess rock, sand and soil and processed Kimberlite can accumulate in areas and just stay there as there is not much that you can do with it. Lab Grown diamonds do not displace wildlife, plants, or humans in their production. They do not fund human right abuses or violence. They do not contaminate adjoining water tables. We therefore prefer to call these diamonds ’Earth Friendly’.
In the past natural Diamonds led to some horrific conflicts, civil wars, and human rights abuses besides funding violence specially in Africa as whoever controlled the mines held power over the people of that region. Human rights abuses in diamond mines range from child labor, bonded, and forced labor to ill treatment, violence and sexual assaults.
At a fraction of the price and having the identical physical and chemical composition of natural diamonds lab grown diamonds are a great alternative to mined diamonds. Our Lab Grown Diamonds are GH Color or better and the clarity is SI or better and hence a visible improvement over JKL color and I1 I2 I3 grade diamonds used by other retailers.
Unlike clothes or handbags or anything else that we buy for ourselves or for our loved one’s jewelry holds a special significance. If handled carefully jewelry can be passed on from one generation to another. Taking care of your jewels is of utmost importance. Just as we help you find the perfect diamond jewelry, we are also here to help you take care of your jewels. Here are a few tips.
Every time you touch your diamonds oil and dirt from your skin is transferred to the stone. Over time, this builds up a film on the stone reducing its sparkle. No one wants your favorite piece of diamond jewelry to lose its dazzle. So, don’t touch it every now and then.
Diamond jewelry should also not be worn when applying hairspray, creams or lotions. This can temporarily discolor the diamonds and make them lose their sparkle. It is important to remove your diamond jewelry before applying perfume, hairspray, creams or lotions. In fact is best if your jewelry is worn last after putting on your makeup wearing your outfit and doing your hair. Avoid wearing your jewelry when cooking, exercising or washing your hands with soap. Soap, sweat and oils from cooking might get stuck in the tiny gaps between a diamond and the metal holding it reducing the shimmer of your gorgeous jewelry.
Silver is also too soft to be used in it’s pure form for jewelry, which is why it is often mixed with other metals. Sterling silver is an alloy composed of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent of another metal, most likely copper. It is the copper in the sterling silver that reacts with sulphur-containing gases in the air causing it to turn black over time. Things like perfume, hairspray, deodorant, moisturizers as well as chlorine in swimming pools can all contribute to further tarnishing of your silver due to the chemicals reacting with the silver. Taking care of your silver jewelry is extremely important. Remove your silver jewelry before cooking, working out, swimming and washing hands with soap to prevent the metal from tarnishing.
Luckily your diamond jewelry is easy to clean. All you need is luke-warm water, a soft toothbrush, and mild soap. Do not use toothpaste to clean diamonds. Soak your diamond jewelry in soapy water for a few minutes and gently clean them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Along with the face of the diamond, also clean the back where dirt is easily accumulated. You can then wipe it dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. If you are cleaning your diamond jewelry in the sink or wash basin, make sure that you have blocked the drain before you start. Do not use any chemicals to clean your diamonds. This can erode the metal prongs or even dissolve it.
Though it isn’t easy to break a diamond, the prongs holding a diamond in place can be broken. Hence, don’t be rough with your diamond ornaments. When cleaning them, do not scrub them too vigorously or put too much pressure on them. Similarly, do not use a hard toothbrush to clean your diamonds. If a diamond gets caught in your clothing do not pull it out. Gently disentangle it from the cloth. That’s why it is advisable to remove your diamond jewelry before sleeping.
Diamond jewelry needs to be protected not only against getting lost or being stolen but also against damage. When diamonds rub against one another they can scratch each other. Similarly, your diamonds may also scratch and damage other jewelry they come in contact with. Once a diamond gets damaged, there is no way to restore its original sparkle. So its best that each piece of jewelry is stored individually and not allowed to rub against each other. A fabric-lined jewelry case with individual compartments is ideal to store your diamond jewelry. Alternatively, you could wrap each piece of diamond jewelry in soft tissue.
Silver tends to tarnish over time as the chemicals in the air react with the metals giving is a blackish hue. Besides using the practices mentioned above to store your jewelry it is also a good idea to throw in silica packs or anti tarnish cloth or even plain chalk with your jewelry. These will absorb the moisture and prevent the silver from tarnishing. Also avoid constant exposure of your silver jewelry to sunlight as this too makes silver tarnish fast. So if you are headed to the beach or spending a few hours working on your tan your silver jewelry is best left at home.
With diamonds, you need to look after not just the stones but also the metal holdings that keep diamonds in place. Look at the prongs holding your diamond and ensure that all of them are of equal length. If one of them is shorter than the others, it is time to take your jewelry to a jeweler. A jeweler can also help shine up your diamonds with an ultrasonic cleaner. This uses a vibrating fluid to clean the dirt and grime accumulated on diamonds and the metal. When it comes to diamond studded rings, ensure that your ring fits well. If your ring is loose, your diamond will undergo more wear and tear.
Diamond jewelry is indeed a thing of beauty and a joy forever, but they will remain beautiful only if you pay extra care to keep them so. With these tips, your diamonds can last a lifetime and look just as good as they did the day you first wore them.