Stone We Use
Unlike the cheap metals and poor-quality simulated stones used in costume jewelry, Shine of Diamond only use lab-created gems and Moissanite as the main gem materials, well crafted in specially treated sterling silver. Through our excellent design and cutting technology, to show you the color, fire, and brilliance like a real diamond.
Not everyone wants to pay for mined diamonds. Their high cost and poor investment value are just two reasons you might opt for an alternative. Of course, the lab-made gemstones also offer the same beauty and sparkle as any natural diamond.
Just like diamonds, moissanite ranges in color from clear to colored. From a scale of D for colorless to Z for a slight yellow tint. Moissanite color grades are broken down into three major groups:
1. Colorless: Comparable to a D, E, or F color grade
2. Slightly Colorless: Comparable to a G, H, or I color grade
3. Yellow Tinted: Comparable to a J or K color grade
Clarity grade indicates the number of imperfections, known as inclusions. Nearly all gemstones have inclusions, but luckily for moissanite, most of its inclusions are not visible to the naked eye and require intense magnification to be seen.
Moissanite’s clarity is graded depending on the number of inclusions the stone has. These grades can be brown down into five easy to understand categories:
1. FL, IF: Flawless and internally flawless
2. VVS1, VVS2: Very, very slightly included
3. VS1, VS2: Very slightly included
4. SI1, SI2: Slightly included
5. I1, I2, I3: Included
Real sterling silver is also prone to tarnishing. This is because of the copper the silver is mixed with to keep it hard and durable. The copper reacts to oxygen, moisture, and sulfur in the air. That's why you need to regularly clean real silver to keep it looking shiny and new.
If you see any signs of tarnishing when shopping for jewelry, it's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, when it comes to sterling silver, it's a sign that it's real. Look out for dull patches or small black marks on any piece before you buy it.
Sterling silver rings that are real are especially prone to tarnishing on the inside where they may have come into contact with skin. Try polishing your silver with a soft wh polishing cloth or dipping it into a jewelry cleaning solution. After that, it's as good as new.
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