If you are looking for the best Singapore gold diamond rings, then you need to invest time and resources for shopping around. Also, make sure to test your selection for the proof and the merit of its quality. The following post is a step by step technical guide to check the quality of your diamond ring.
Check the proportions of the diamond
As far as having the ideal dimensions, every merchant has their own set of parameters. This is the reason why any expert needs to perform his/her analysis using the HCA tool. The HCA tool is a basic and easy to use tool to key in all the required parameters from a comprehensive list provided on the manufacturer’s certificate for the calculations. A diamond score of 0.4-1.4 is ideal.
The HCA tool is not a selection tool even though it is used to identify poorly cut diamonds. Since it can only take into account about 17 facets of a diamond out of the total 57, the score is not without its limitations. In case your diamond piece has a contemporary cut and not the traditional 57/58, then you need to perform the following to ensure quality.
Ideal scope for the light performance
A diamond’s light performance is measured by the return and the leaking of the light. If you are looking to analyze the contrast and the brightness, the ideal scope is the perfect tool to use.
Light performance using the ASET scope
ASET or Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool scopes measures the diamond’s light performance. This tool can breakdown the light return into either strong or weak light return to grade diamonds accordingly. The ASET is perfect for measuring the Scintillation and the Patterned Scintillation.
Hearts and Arrows scope for optical symmetry
The symmetry of the diamond can be verified using the Hears and Arrows scope. Here are some of the parameters you need to check.
- A uniform and symmetrical arrangement of hearts
- Symmetrical hearts which are separate from the arrows
- If the design has split hearts check the length of the hearts and the splits
- Check whether the percentage of the length split is higher than the industry standard 8%
Moving on to Arrows
- Arrows mush have a visible shaft and heads
- Positioning and the craftsmanship of the arrows must be top-grade
- Arrow points should align at the girdle
- Check for the overall uniformity and balance of the jewelry
Once you have tested your diamond based on its light performance, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind as well.
You need to check for the inclusions. And the exact locations for the same within the jewelry to ensure clarity. You must also keep in mind the durability of the design. There is also the BGM factor to deal with. The BGM or the Brown/Green/Milky formations of the diamond are an undesirable effect, and most manufacturer certificate will skip over this tiny detail. Make sure that you invest in something unique and lasts long, just like the bond you share with your loved one.