At Oogst we love diamonds! This mysterious gemstone suits all and even a little stone can have a big impact. How is that possible? We will answer the most frequently asked questions about a diamond below.
What makes a diamond so special
Diamonds have many characteristics that make them so loved. There is the magical beauty and it’s rarity, but the stone also has a few scientific properties that are very special. For example its high breaking index effects the way the light bents, scatters and reflects. This is why the diamond has a remarkable brilliance. Not comparable to anything else. Diamond is the hardest material found in nature. That makes it a beloved gemstone to wear in an everyday jewel, like an engagement or wedding ring. Diamonds are forever!
Did you know that besides the stylish diamond jewellery in our handmade collection we also create custom designs? Book an appointment to tell us your wishes and to discuss all the possibilities. With expert advice and a passion for our craft we help you choose, this way it will become a diamond jewel that works with your personal style.
What does a diamond symbolize?
In Greek the word means ‘unbeatable’. This rare rock is loved all around the world and is mentioned in many ancient texts.
The diamond stands for purity and commitments in relations. It symbolizes love, investment and durability. An ideal addition to an engagement ring or a wedding ring. Diamonds are girl’s best friend.
What is the difference between a diamond and a brilliant?
Diamond means the gemstone and brilliant is the way this gemstone has been cut. It’s the round shape with 58 facets, that is the most popular cut for diamonds. This is why these two words are almost synonymous
What are the four C’s of a diamond?
Colour stands for the tone, clarity is the stone’s purity, carat is the weight of the diamond and cut it’s shape.
Our advice: Choose a good clarity grade for your diamond. We prefer to work with VVS1 as that gives a lot of life in the diamond. It will make it sparkle like crazy in all shapes, small or large, round or square.
Most beautiful is a perfectly cut diamond, it means that all its proportions are optimal. The shape we use the most is a brilliant shape. Next to the classical round brilliant we also use princess cut (a square shape), oval cut and pear shaped diamonds in our collection. Something a little different is a rose cut diamond, quite magnificent with a vintage feel. This antique cut has a flat bottom and bigger facets at the rounded top.
Colour is a matter of taste. A perfectly white diamond will sparkle at you, you will keep staring at it! At Oogst we also love light brown or light yellow diamonds in a rose or yellow gold ring. The warm tones will blend really nicely with these gold colours and give an edge to it, something special. Colour also has an influence on the price of a diamond. The more white the diamond is, the more expensive it will be. Did you know there are also really bright colours like hot pink or ocean blue? These are called fancy colours, for they are treated (with high pressure and high temperature) to become this tone, so these are not natural tones, but really fun. Actually we love all colours.
Carat is the weight of the diamond. One carat has a hundred points. It also influences the price of this gorgeous gem. And so the carat of your diamond is depending on your budget. The price goes up in steps, very often per 5 points. It is more rare to find a big rock with the perfect colour and clarity than a small stone. At Oogst we like to help you with picking between all these 4 c’s possibilities.
Which one is the right one?
When choosing a diamond it’s best to keep in mind what will make the wearer of this jewel radiate. When having a bespoke jewel designed by the Oogst goldsmiths, be sure that you include your personal preferences.
Especially with an engagement ring it is very important that you think about your partners style and complexion. Than you can confidently choose a distinct and edgy look, or a modern classic look. More tips about finding the perfect engagement ring you can find them here In the end you want the receiver of this incredible surprise to shine like a diamond.
Once you book an appointment in the studio, we can take our time and explain more about this sparkling gem and show you some diamonds and other precious gem stones. If needed we can also have a selection come on consignment so we can show you even more, to fit your taste in size, shape, colour and budget. To find your favourite diamond for a beautiful piece of jewellery.