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Confidently make the right choice by learning how to select your perfect diamond and jewelry.

Round Diamonds

Round diamonds are undoubtedly the most popular diamond across the globe. No wonder they account for more than half of all the diamonds sold worldwide. Round cut diamonds have 58 facets divided amongst its crown, girdle, and pavilion.

Princess Diamonds

Princess cut diamond is currently the most popular shape in fancy diamonds. Princess cut offers a modern design with a brilliant cut.

Cushion Diamonds

Cushion diamonds are also called a pillow or candlelight cut. Cushion cut diamonds are beautiful and radiant due to their larger facets.

Emerald Diamonds

The emerald-cut diamond has a distinct optical appearance due to its rectangular shape and truncated corners.

Asscher Diamonds

Asscher Diamonds are very similar to emerald cut diamonds except that they are square. The corners of the diamond are trimmed to create mesmerizing angles.

Pear Diamonds

The pear-shape diamond is called the teardrop and the pendeloque cut diamond. Their cut is different from other diamond cuts.

Radiant Diamonds

The pear shape is elongated and can be worn with the tip pointing upwards or downwards on the finger. The 58 facets produce magnificent sparkle to flatter one's finger.

Oval Diamonds

Oval cut diamonds lie somewhere between the round and the Marquise shape. It is the perfect choice for people who like curved edges with a sparkly round diamond.

Heart Diamonds

The heart is a timeless symbol of love. Heart cut diamonds create a distinctive look in any engagement ring setting. It has 56-58 facets that capture and reflect light.

Marquise Diamonds

Marquise cut diamond, also called the football-formed cut, the boat-shaped cut, the eye-shaped cut, or the navette, has an elliptical shape with soft curves in the middle and pointed ends.

4C's of Diamond

Diamonds are highly alluring, especially the extraordinary sparkle that makes them the most sought-after jewels globally. The quality of a diamond can vary. Hence, it is essential to ascertain the quality of a diamond before buying it. A standard method is applied to determine diamond quality. This method developed by the International Diamond Grading System™ and GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) helps to assess diamond quality using 4 C's, namely- Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat.

Diamond Cut

The skill with which a diamond is cut determines how well it reflects and refracts light. Learn how the balance of precision and craftsmanship unlocks a diamond's unique brilliance and luster.

Color

Color is the natural color or lack of color visible within a diamond. Learn how the amount of color present affects beauty and value.

Clarity

With most diamonds, there is more than meets the eye! Learn how the presence of natural inclusions and blemishes on and within a diamond impacts its appearance and value.

Carat

Carat is the most visually apparent factor when comparing diamonds. Learn how this unique weight scale is used to measure gemstones.

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Anatomy

While diamonds are exclusive, it comes in all shapes and sizes. It is essential to identify high-quality diamonds before investing in them. The anatomy of a diamond refers to its basic structure.

Anatomy

It determines its magnitude, proportions, and sparkling of the diamond. The main components of diamond anatomy are table, diameter, crown, girdle, pavilion, depth, and culet.

  • Diameter: It is the width of a diamond, as measured through the girdle.
  • Table: The largest polished facet that is, the flat top facet of a diamond.
  • Crown: The upper portion of a cut gemstone, from the table to the girdle. Bezel facets (crown mains), star facets, upper girdle facets (upper halves), and a table facet make up the crown.
  • Girdle: It is the widest area of the diamond where the crown and pavilion meet.
  • Pavilion: It is the longest portion of the diamond extending from the girdle down to the culet. It is also called the base.
  • Depth: The measurement of the total height of a diamond, from the culet to the table.The measurement of the total height of a diamond, from the culet to the table.
  • Culet: The tiny facet at the very bottom of the diamond. Culet evaluation is not possible without a magnifying device.

A little insight into diamond anatomy can help evaluate and identify the best diamond along with the four C’s.

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Cut

The cut of a diamond is a paramount factor in determining its quality. It refers to the diamond's cut and how effectively it returns light to the viewer’s eye. To fully understand the way diamond-cut works, one has to understand three different properties of a diamond. These are called dispersion, brilliance, and scintillation. It will give a proper idea of how light behaves when it crosses a diamond. When light touches the surface of a diamond, it either reflects from the surface or enters it. The light it exudes and reflects out is called brilliance. The working is very similar to that of a mirror. Dispersion is the rays of light separated into flashes of colors. When this light splits into a color spectrum it is called fire. Scintillation is the sparkle in the diamond. It occurs when a diamond is moved back and forth while light bounces and plays off its facets.

Ideal Cut

Ophira diamonds are cut to ideal proportions, with finished polish, and excellent symmetry to produce a brilliant shine. The perfectly proportioned will refract light causing dispersion of light and brilliance right through the table and crown. We use GIA certified grades to assess the cut grade of the diamond. The diamond-cut affects its sparkle, shine, and fire. A precision-cut diamond allows light to reflect and refract properly, generating a dazzling effect.

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Color

Diamonds are available in stunning colors, but the diamond color in white diamonds refers to the lack of color. The less color is visible, the more rare and valuable it is.

Diamond Color

A colorless diamond has the most refraction as it allows more light to pass through it. Unlike a spectrum of colors, color here refers to the natural presence (or lack) of subtle yellow, brown, or grey hues in diamond. Green, blue, and other naturally-colored diamonds are called fancy colored diamond and are different. Diamonds are formed under intense pressure and extreme temperature. Certain conditions and circumstances allow diamonds to impart tints of color or sometimes allow for little or no color to appear. Such diamonds are the rarest and most valuable ones.

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Clarity

Clarity grading of diamonds refers to the size and number of inclusions (inner flaws) or blemishes (surface flaws) the diamond has. Diamond clarity helps in deciding how flawless a diamond is.

Diamond Clarity

Inner-flaws can be a crack, air bubbles, and non-diamond materials inside the diamond, and surface flaws can be a pit, chips, and scratches. Clarity scaling is done based on the amount, size, and position of inclusions and blemishes. Most diamonds take billions of years to form under immense pressure. They develop some imperfections, which are analyzed and ranked using The GIA chart.

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Carat

Carat is the unit used to measure the weight of a diamond. Do not confuse carat weight as the size of the diamond. Carat measures the diamond weight and not its size.

Carat Weight

1 Carat Diamond weighs about the same as a quarter of a raisin and equals 0.007 ounces or 0.2 grams. Two 1 carat diamonds can vary in size depending on their shape and cut. Another way of expressing carats is by using a diamond scale. One carat is equivalent to 100 points, so a 25 point diamond is 0.25 carats. The cutting and polishing of a diamond make it lose 2/3rd of its total carat weight.

The Carat weight of a diamond does not determine its size. Two similar carat diamonds can look entirely different due to their cut or shape. For example, a marquise cut diamond engagement ring gives an illusion of appearing larger than a round cut diamond ring though it may weigh the same.

Carat weight affects the pricing of the diamond. The higher the carat weight, the more is the monetary value. Carat weight is a crucial aspect of a diamond though it is essential to consider the overall appearance and brilliance when buying a diamond. An average 1.5 Carat diamond will be as shiny and attractive like a stunning 1.0 Carat diamond irrespective of how much they weigh.

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Grading

Diamond mining has existed for centuries. Diamonds are people's go-to piece of jewelry. But earlier, their value was completely subjective without a standardized grading method or certification.

Ophira Diamonds understand the elaborate process of grading. We obtain our certificates from the renowned and recognized diamond labs, namely, Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the American Gem Society (AGS), and the International Gemological Institute (IGI). Certification ensures the guarantee of the quality and authenticity of a diamond. Grading ensures that you choose the right diamond since people often assume something else. A larger carat or a shinier diamond does not guarantee better quality. Grading is of utmost importance before buying diamonds.

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Diamond Care

Diamonds can last a lifetime with proper care.

Maintaining diamond jewelry in the same condition can be a task. But with proper instructions cleaning the diamonds can be simple and easy. Engagement rings and wedding bands are word daily and can lose their sparkle if not cleaned from time to time. Moreover, reduce the luster and fire of diamond by adding film to it. To keep your diamond jewelry top notch-

  • Avoid wearing diamonds while doing any rough work.
  • Avoid going into chlorinated pools while wearing jewelry.
  • Avoid keeping it with other jewelry or another diamond piece. Diamonds can not only scratch other jewelry but can scratch each other as well.
  • Avoid touching the diamond frequently with fingers.

Cleaning your Diamond Jewelry

  • In a small bowl, mix a solution of mild dishwashing liquid or detergent with warm water.
  • Let it soak for 15-30 minutes.
  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush or a soft cotton swab to clean the metal lightly.
  • Rinse it.
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Ring Type

Ophira Diamonds have 25 + years of experience in diamonds. We go beyond creating exceptional engagement rings. Ophira Diamonds is an unrivaled destination to choose the perfect ring design. Our goldsmiths have the highest level of craftsmanship when it comes to ring styling. We offer a wide of ring designs with certified high-quality diamonds. Our engagement ring settings include solitaire, halo, pave, and vintage. Choose the one that suits your need. If you still can’t decide, get it customized. Have a look at our recommendations of various styles of engagement rings

Setting Types

The metal base holding a stone in place defines a setting type. Stone setting is an important characteristic of jewelry as it defines how a particular piece of jewelry will look and how well a stone will reflect light. The stone setting for engagement rings differs according to the personal taste and style preferences of your partner. Have a look at some popular setting types for engagement rings:

Ring Sizing

A ring doesn’t leave much room for error in sizing. An engagement ring is a symbol of love and should be perfect. Nothing is more disheartening than an ill-fitting ring – too loose or tight. Accurately measuring your ring size is a prerequisite. Have a look at a few easy-to-use tips that will guide you to find the correct ring size for every one of your fingers.

Metal

Diamonds come in many different shapes. Each diamond shape possesses its own unique qualities, so exploring and learning about the various shapes is worth your while.

Heart Shapes

Diamonds come in many different shapes. Each diamond shape possesses its own unique qualities, so exploring and learning about the various shapes is worth your while.

Marquise Shapes

Diamonds come in many different shapes. Each diamond shape possesses its own unique qualities, so exploring and learning about the various shapes is worth your while.

Wedding Ring Guide

Ophira Diamond offers a wide range of wedding rings and bands representing love. Each of our wedding rings and bands is handcrafted to your preference and are unique to match every engagement ring.

Engraving

Engraving on a wedding ring turns a simple of jewelry into a sentimental piece. It adds a special touch to it for a bride and groom.

Finding The Perfect Wedding Ring

The wedding outfit you choose is a day. But, a pair of wedding rings or band is for life! Finding the perfect wedding ring can be an arduous task. Use our guide to ultimate ring buying guide will help you choose a wedding ring you love.

Necklaces

A necklace is an integral piece of jewelry worn around the neck. These are fully adjustable to get you the perfect length to wear or to layer with other necklaces. We have a variety to offer in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum.

Necklace Type

Metal Chains

A necklace is an integral piece of jewelry worn around the neck. These are fully adjustable to get you the perfect length to wear or to layer with other necklaces. We have a variety to offer in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum.

Necklaces

A necklace is an integral piece of jewelry worn around the neck. These are fully adjustable to get you the perfect length to wear or to layer with other necklaces. We have a variety to offer in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum.

Pendant

Pendant necklaces work astonishingly well for a party look as well as for your everyday look. Style your dress with a dainty pendant necklace for a stylish, trendy look. Our pieces are classic and focus on the stunning stones they carry.

Bracelets

A bracelet is a jewelry item that accessorizes your wrist. Bracelets let you own your style in confidence while taking a simple look to a gorgeous statement look. Bracelets come in traditional and classic style. We have white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum options in metal. You can choose something that best suits your personality.

Bracelet Types

Chains

Chains are exemplary bracelets. Chain bracelets work as a base for embellishments or can put on individually. You will be surprised to discover a varied assortment of chain bracelets at Ophira Diamonds.

Earrings

Earrings make the ideal blessing to treat yourself or someone else. Earrings add style to anything you wear and showcase sheer grace, beauty, and elegance. We have classic studs, over the top extraordinary drop earring, trendy halo and jacket earrings, and dramatic hoops.

Earrings Types

Studs

The smallest, most popular, and simple design, studs consist of stone that appears to float on the front of the earlobe. Studs are an excellent choice to pair with your everyday look. The finest ones are diamond studs that nearly go with any outfit.

Drops

These earrings are regal and feminine and ‘drop’ just below the earlobe. These are earnings feature diamonds or gemstones. They can be an inch long to nearly shoulder-length as per your taste and preference.

Hoops

These earrings are regal and feminine and ‘drop’ just below the earlobe. These are earnings feature diamonds or gemstones. They can be an inch long to nearly shoulder-length as per your taste and preference.

Halo

Halo diamond earrings showcase a large center stone with diamonds all around it. These trendy, classy and timeless. Although traditional in their setting, these earrings have become all the rage nowadays.

Jacket

Jacket earring has their own “place” on the ear. They complement your existing earring or stud. The seamless design helps to wrap around your stud earrings and tag on some sparkle and beauty. An earring jacket can add up your earring game.

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