Saturday, 29 September 2012

Its All about Diamond


Hallu...hallu...
Ini adalah post lama...dekat blog lama. Again...korek2 blk..rasa nk share kt blog ni plak. Kejadian ni masa bulan March lepas. hahah...da lama...masa tu still di fasa ring hunting. Now, cincin utk kawen telah selamat dibeli dan Mr.N da simpan siap2 dalam safety box. Will update bout nikah ring nnti. 


Liv : Color?
Emma : Colorless

Liv : Cut?
Emma : Brilliant


Liv : Clarity?
Emma : Slightly included.


Liv : Carat?
Emma : Almost, maybe just under. More than he could afford, i'm sure.

-Bride Wars, 2009
my fav scene lakonan Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson

Dulu2...masa tgk citer ni..rasa mcm wow! diorg ni mmg bijak sungguh...tgk je cincin cinonet tu..leh tau everything! really2 wow! Now ni......when its my turn...utk di sunting... kihkih...haruslah amik tahu pasal Diamond 101 kan. Mari2... I nak share something might be useful. When Mr. Soon-to-be ask me to study about diamond.....I pon cepat2 la google kan. tp satu hape pon tak faham weih. Kebetulan...tadi I pegi jalan2 kat Midvalley....termasuk la kt kedai Diamonds & Gold Poh Kong, kat LG...dekat ngan jusco bwh sekali tu. This one SA, chinese man, really2 good sales assitant ya! Very polite and serve me nicely. I'm looking for diamond ring with certificate. Not to mention, I nak yellow gold. oh..sungguh mengada.

Hampir seminggu gak ring hunting ye. Mmg sgt susah nk jumpa diamond ring yg guna emas kuning...sbbnya, emas kuning terlalu lembut, tak bley nk support diamond. Thats why la mostly diamond ring adalah white gold. Bukkannye sebab trends semasa...atau pon white gold tu lg menyerlah kan diamond. bullshit sume tu. kihkih. Alasan yg sebenar : emas kuning tak mampu nk support diamond yg keras itu ye. wuwuwu. kalo ada pon..diorg takkan guna emas 916.

Tapi..kalo tgk kat Poh Kong, diorg mmg bnyk design diamond ring yg emas kuning. So tadi, lepas berborak2 dgn SA yg budiman tu...baru la I tahu kenapa mostly diamond ring takde cert la...blaa..blaa..blaa...itu ini. hihi. syioks sgt. smpai tido pon tak lena...asyik termimpi2 kan diamond sajo.

First of all, mari I terangkn pasal 4C regarding Diamond. Ni benda wajib nk tau..kalo korg nk beli diamond la kan.
1) Cut
2) Color
3) Clarity
4 ) Carat

Cut
Excellent Cut ( HW Grade 1 to 1+ )
Good Cut ( HW Grade 2 to 3 )
Average Cut ( HW Grade 4 )
Commercial Cut ( HW Grade 5 to 6 )
Irregular Cut ( HW Grade 7 to 8 )


Diamond yg jual kt kedai emas, da tentu la Excellent Cut kan.. wth kalo dia nk jual yg commercial cut bagai kt kedai diorg. Mmg bakal2 pengantin tak dtg beli la nanti kan? hihihi. So, kalo tgk gambarajah..maybe leh faham skit ape yg dimaksudkn dgn 'cut' atau pon potongan. Haruslah bersimetri cantik2..supaya diamond tu sparkle2 kan.


Ni adalah ideal Diamond Propotion.

Ala2..anatomi sebuah diamond. Amboihh...siap pakai girdle bagai la si diamond ni. hihu

Color
Jangan memain..kita tgk je diamond tu sparkle cun2..tapi rupa2 nya ada warna weih. Paling top...adalah colorless laa... so...here the range. Start dari huruf D ye. tu plg mahal la tuh...mmg tak bewarna. yg ko nmpk..adalah kilau2an yg mencucuk mata. hikhik. range kaler smpai ke light yellow and fancy. Tapi kalo tgk diamond yg cinonet tu, colorless ngan near colorless...takde beza sgt pon. seriusly..yang ko nmpk..hanyalah kilauan yg cucuk2 mata. huhuhu





Tips nak tgk color diamond. bukan dari atas yer. ko kena tgk dari tepi..supaya nmpk badan diamond tu...baru leh nmpk true color sebenar diamond tu! - ni SA Poh Kong tu yg ckp.
The best way to assess diamond color is to view it from the side, un-mounted, against a white background, using a daylight fluorescent bulb.

Clarity
ni penting...mmg tentukan harga diamond kaw2. ni nk tgk sama ada diamond tu ada defect ke tak. Defect2 ni adalah berada di dalam diamond tu ok, ala2 mcm buble ke dlm tu. bukan kat luar permukaan tau.yela..diamond pon kekadang mcm org gak..mana ada nk perfect sokmo kan. Bley tgk kat gambarajah tu. paling mahal..da tentu la Internally Flawless (IF). pergh..ni mmg plg perfect ok! sebesar zarah defect pon tak de ni. Ditangga kedua adalah Very Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2). haa..hamik..smpai double very tu. tu ala2 sezarah je la kot yg defect. huhi. and the list goes on. leh la refer kt chart ok. korang tgk jer yg mcm comot2 garis2 hitam, tompok2. itu je la beza dia. bukannye cut ke hape yeh. and dont worry, even korang beli diamond yg Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) atau pon Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) still diamond korang tak nmpk cacat celanya. Sbb..defect2 ni sume leh nmpk bwh microscope je dek non hoii. dgn 10kali ganda tahap fokus. huhi. so.. dpt SI1 tu pon da bleh bersyukur... sbb mmg beza harga yg gile2 punyer okeh. beza dlm 2k. giler tak? VVS1 ngn VS1...beza smpai 2k. hamboihh...padahal tak nampak pon kecacatan dia. maka dgn itu, sila berjimat.





Carat
Lastly..adalah carat. Carat ni adalah unit utk mengukur size diamond. 1 Carat = 0.20gram. Kalo nk diamond yg ada certification aka surat beranak dia... SA pohkong tu ckp..diamond harusla paling kecik pon 0.3 Carat. tu bersamaan 0.06 gram ye kawan2 sekalian. Itu I tgk pon da cukup besar da tu. huhi..mcm tak sesuai la plak nk jadikn wedding ring utk kasta2 rendah mcm I ni. Thats why la...diamond2 ring susah nk jumpa yg ada cert. sbb below than 0.3 carat. kan slalu cinonet je kan diamond2 kt cincin2 yg da siap tu. hihi



Itulah..antara benda basic yg kena tau..kalo korang ni penggemar tegar berlian la kan. Frankly, I tak penah minat pon berlian. Masa first day start ring hunting tu....i just like "ala..batu zirkoin ni pon bley la b... i tak kisah pon..janji emas kuning. lepas tu..i tak minat la design yg jenis diamond sebiji gedabak tu. tak suke~ nnt tersangkut2. payah tau" and then...sekali sarung dan tenung cincin berlian kat jari mulus ku ini.. terus.. WOW! tak berkata2 ok. bukan main sparkle lg diamond tu..siap cucuk2 mata ku ini. adus...terus jatuh hati. Ok b.. please2..buy diamond ring for me. ahahaha.

Terus I mcm TAK KISAH. ok...B...tak de barang kemas lain pon tak pe da. janji dpt diamond ring sebijik...with my desire design. cukup ar tu. mmg tak buka2 da lepas kawin nanti. Yang tak suka design seketul gedabak, sangkut2 bagai tu entah kemana hilang tah. terus jadi SUKAAAAA plak. adoii. hihi.

So, if kt Poh Kong, that gentleman ckp...if I insist nk juga diamond yg ada cert, I bley purchase diamond asing, then diorg bley customade ring utk I. Yeay! itu yg nk dgr tu. Mostly ring yg da siap...sungguh la tak berkenan ngan design nye. I nak cincin tu lebar sket...so I can engraved something like 'Till death do us part' ker. muahaha.. mengada kan? Pastu..crown yg hold diamond tu..biar la bersilang skit. ha...camne tu? pepandai la imagine sendiri ye? if tak..tggu tahun dpn lepas kawin..baru ku revealkn cincin ku. ecececece.

Now, to my dear, Mr. N....I da bley graduate da ni bout diamond kan. ^^ lets decide together. :-D Lalalala~


PS: ok..masa tu noob lg pasal ring ni sume. ada plak design seketul gedabak? hahaha...its call Solitaire ring. Now i know. 

Solitaire Ring: A solitaire ring is a very classic ring style.  Often seen for engagement rings, solitaire rings feature a band with a single gemstone set above the band in a prong setting.  In some modern styles, a solitaire can feature a band with the central gemstone set into a bezel setting rather than a prong setting, but the idea of the solitaire remains the same.  Solitaire rings are meant to highlight and feature a single gemstone.
source from here

4 comments:

zarith said...[Reply]

hai.. tq following me :-) n salam berkenalan

Miss N and Mr N said...[Reply]

hi zarith...selamat berkenalan. :)

ayeen luvlie said...[Reply]

Ok.sampai je perenggan kedua..makcik dah stop baca.WEDDING RING XCARI LAGI!!!*pengsan*

Miss N and Mr N said...[Reply]

errr...tak per2. leh g bila2 je..jumpa ring yg berkenan trus beli jer.