Diamond Ring

What Does Diamond Carat Really Mean?

Whenever my friends and I talked about diamond jewelleries, there were always 2 main confusions about the Diamond Carat. Confusion number one is the concepts of carat and karat. Confusion number two is the idea that it equates to the size of the diamond. Let us find out what Diamond Carat really mean. Diamond Carat versus Karat While shopping for a jewellery,  the salesperson or designer will use the terms Carat and Karat quite often. Read more…

Diamond Tools

What Does Diamond Clarity Really Mean?

Personally, Diamond Clarity is the hardest to decipher out of all the Diamond 4Cs. There are 2 main reasons. First, the grading does not follow an ordered list, for example, the alphabet order used for Diamond Colour Grades. At a glance, I know that a C colour is a better grade when compared to H Colour because of the alphabetic order. But the terms used for Diamond Clarity are, just to name a few, VVS1, Read more…

Diamond Clarity

What Does Diamond Colour Really Mean?

I remembered the time when I went to a fine jewellery store for the first time, every diamond sparkled brilliantly. Little did I know that it was due to the lights installed in the displays. It makes it hard to determine the grade of the diamond colour, because all of them looks they belong to the highest grade. Have you ever bought something because it looks awesome in the shop? And it does not look Read more…

Front view of a diamond engagement ring

What Does Diamond Cut Really Mean?

Finding the ideal engagement ring can be daunting as there are so many factors to consider. Have you been to a fine jewellery store and the salesperson used so many industry jargons that confuses you? Some of the terms I heard from them are diamond cut, table size, girdle, fluorescence, and etc. It is confusing because what I thought it meant, is very different from what it actually means. When choosing an engagement ring, we Read more…

14K Gold or 18K Gold

14K Gold or 18K Gold for a Diamond Ring?

Do you know what is the difference between 14K gold and 18K gold? What about 22K and 24K gold? Very often, we come across advertisements for engagement rings that ascribes these seemingly random numbers to them. Getting married has always been my dream since I was a kid, and I am still dreaming. So I kept asking my friends and some professionals what these numbers mean and how they affect the ring! The usual answer is it Read more…

Melee Diamonds

What are Melee Diamonds?

Do you know? Melee diamonds ranges from 0.001 carats all the way to 0.15 carats. They are the smaller diamonds that are used around the solitaire, most commonly seen on a “halo” or on the side of a ring band. Like certified diamonds, melee diamonds are also graded, albeit not by gemological institutes due to their sheer numbers. At Draco Diamonds, we place the same amount of importance when choosing melee diamonds as the solitaire, making Read more…