Every time I browse opinion-forming blogs on jewelry, I have an overwhelming impression that the content contained therein is like very popular fake news, whose task is only to generate clicks. In other words, I believe that the opinions contained on such sites are influenced by the strong lobby of some companies that deliberately mislead the buyer and thus earn more from it. Very often I encounter a situation when a potential client calls / writes me, completely unaware of how much he has been manipulated. Therefore, I decided to describe a few lies repeated like a mantra throughout the jewelry internet.
Diamond parameters and price
The most common problem is with grading diamonds. Everyone writes down and down about colors and cleanliness. What's wrong with that? The procedure consists in the fact that using magical phrases such as: "GH" "VVS2" or "SI1", one distracts from the most important parameter, which is a cut described in a simple way, eg "Good", "Very good" or "Perfect" . What is the scam? Well, it is much easier and cheaper to obtain stones that are naturally blessed with very good purity and color, instead of employing a specialist who will give the diamond a perfect cut, thanks to which the stone will shine with a glow visible from a distance of three kilometers.
Dear reader, ask yourself the following question: when you invest in a better color or purity at the expense of weight and cut, will you be able to distinguish it from other shades and transparency? The answer is: of course! You just have to invest first in specialized training for a price from several to tens of thousands of zlotys, and then buy some equipment: a specialized, aplanatic diamond magnifier, high-class, non-yellowing comparison stones and a few other gadgets for the next thousands.
Meanwhile, the diameter of the stone and the appropriate cut can be seen immediately. Therefore, it is always better to give up the pursuit of a color whiter than white and a purity cleaner than a tear, and focus on the diameter and cut. Of course, purity and color are important with investment stones, but until we are talking about a minimum sum of five digits, it really doesn't matter whether the stone is "F" or "G" in color. What matters is whether the diamond is large and has its own unique shine, given by a high-class cut.
Gold with nickel or palladium?
Another myth concerns white gold. It is so widespread that I have dedicated a separate article to it. However, in this case, I would like to draw attention to the often repeated legend that palladium gold is harder than nickel gold. Well it is not. In fact, its hardness is similar to that of ore with a fineness of 750 or platinum. This alloy is recommended for people with allergies or for vintage jewelry, where the traces of use are beneficial, and not as in the case of modern products, where scratches should be re-polished from time to time. The client is being misled again. He thinks that for more money he will get a higher durability, while in practice he pays for a material that is equal in price and durability to the second sample of gold, but the product has the 14k stamp.
Practicality vs aesthetics
My favorite superstition is to hook and shrink the main stone to the size of a grain of sand so that the owner does not accidentally feel that he is wearing something on his finger. Hooking (supposedly) means that the product, when worn, catches on garments, causing a feeling of discomfort. Bloggers try to outdo each other in what situations this may occur, but in my opinion, they simply never wore properly crafted jewelery with precious stones. Just look at the participants of the Cannes festival. Everyone there wears beautiful, expensive, impractical jewelry. Why? Wasn't it better to buy something pragmatic and with the money saved to pay for an additional 2 weeks at the Bvlgari Resort on the island of Bali? It is known not!
Beautiful jewelry allows you to express inspiration, fascinations and gives the owner's personality expression. It proves a certain social status and adds self-confidence. Who thinks about hooking with such advantages of jewelry? I once had a client who wanted a comfortable ring. It was so comfortable that she didn't even feel it when she lost it in the mall. And it wasn't about a bad size match. Jewelry should remind you of yourself.
I rarely have a bad day at work, but when my enthusiasm comes and leaves me, I remember my large wedding ring, symbolizing my relationship with the woman I love, and I look at a gold watch (massive and impractical, of course). Time passes by somehow faster, and I regain the willingness to face new challenges. Of course, there are times when jewelry must be very practical, e.g. working in a laboratory. For the most part, however, blogging hooking stories are again about distracting attention from what's really important: build quality, high-end gemstones, and accentuating your personality.