“PURE” DIAMONDS OR “ICY” DIAMONDS? BEYOND TRENDS, WHICH IS THE BEST CHOICE?
Icy diamonds VS pure diamonds
For a little time, some famous jewel designers have been suggesting the icy diamond, that is a diamond that, because of internal impurities, tends to look like an ice-cube.
Of course, you may like or not its effect, but the celebration of this product of nature, a little less fortunate than a pure diamond, runs the risk of becoming the accidental protagonist of a good marketing operation.
Yes, because the creative designer may tell you that the icy one is very chic, that is worn by superstars, that is an idea which takes advantage of the understatement and that matches with the most original fashion creations, but… if I decided to buy a diamond considering its value, would it be a good idea to buy an icy one?
To find the correct answer you should step back and be patient and curious.
Let’s talk about diamonds clarity
Clarity, that is the analysis of the internal inclusions, is one of the 4Cs (cut, clarity, color, carat) and is one of the most important parameters that certify and define the diamond quality: the more is the clarity, the more will be its value, brilliance and rarity.
Clarity table: when a diamond is a really pure one
The clarity grade can be established only after a careful analysis by expert gemmologists that, under a magnifying glass x 10, determine the clarity scale:
- IF (Internally Flawless) / LC (Loupe Clean), no internal inclusions;
- VVS1 (Very Very Small Inclusion) or VVS2, inclusions are very hard to be seen under a magnifying glass x 10;
- From VS1 to VS2, very very small inclusions can be seen under a magnifying glass x 10;
- SI1-SI2-SI3, small inclusions can be seen under a magnifying glass x 10;
- P1-P2-P3, inclusions are seen with the naked eye.
Considering this table, you can understand where those praised icy diamonds rank, which seem to have seduced so many fashion designers recently. Of course, they will find their place only on the lower part of this scale.
Still, some diamonds show a certain opacity caused by several internal inclusions known as “clouds” or provoked by structural phenomenons. This opacity affects one of those elements that characterize the diamond: “the sparkling”. So, the stone evaluation will be very strict in presence of clouds that darken its intensity. No sparkling, no party.
Pure diamonds, indeed, can make their value grow over the years (they are diamonds for investment), they represent a value reserve that goes beyond inflation, devaluation or even economic crisis. Besides, if you have a certification by one of the internationally recognized gemological institutes (G.I.A., H.R.D., I.G.I.), it makes the diamond more prestigious and payable everywhere.
Having a pure diamond is the first step in order to invest in a “brilliant” future, a timeless investment in assets that can be resold again in international market at any time.
Besides, there is a long and accurate process behind a diamond production. The natural crystallization of the diamond takes shape thanks to the cutter, who enhances its size and purity. For example, in order to create Romano Diamonds jewels, expert goldsmiths make a gemmological analysis on each stone, then a specific commercial value and a qualification are assigned. Design and modern shapes of architecture are combined in different facets to guarantee a pure and original diamond, a precious good “to be lived”.
If you still have doubts, let’s simplify: do you prefer the fleeting beauty of an ice-cube that will melt on your hand in the blink of an eye or the immortal brightness of a ring full of sparkling and pure diamonds?
Maybe the question is too hard…