>> Rough Diamonds Make it to the Chart
When men go shopping for engagement rings, they usually go for the traditional cut and polished diamond engagement ring. But if the conventional rings seem to be predictable and boring, there is an option of choosing engagement rings which are set with rough diamonds. The rough diamond engagement rings are perfect choices for marking a special occasion like engagement as it symbolizes the strong, solid and powerful relationship.
For the novices, the rough diamonds may look like pieces of quartz but they are true diamonds with all the qualities. The imperfections in the stone like the cloudy colors and bubbly textures has become a growing trend as more and more people are preferring jewelry designed with these natural stones. The rough diamonds have become a part of contemporary jewelry in small boutiques as well as large establishments.
Russell Shor, industry analyst at the Gemological Institute of America says that before it was bling, then it was the crash and these days the less showy products are in style. However, rough diamonds represent less than 0.5 percent of total diamond and diamond jewelry sales in the United States, says Ken Gassman, founder of the Jewelry Industry Research Institute.But while comparing the prices, the rough diamond rate is comparatively less.
The rough and non-traditional diamond with its cloudy white, pale green, gray, brown and yellow shades shows appeal both economically and psychologically for the bold and fashion forward. The designers combine the rough and sliced and polished stones for getting a mixed up look and a modern take on the traditional. A steady increase in customer interest has been seen in these gems in the recent months, says jewelry expert Alex Handy.