Blue Nile Diamond White Gold Fine Jewelry

Shopping for jewelry can be challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the subject. Blue Nile has a collection of fine jewelry made with white gold and set with diamonds and other precious gemstones. The jewelry that is available can include rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings.

How do you choose a diamond ring or earrings?
  • Decide on the shape of the Blue Nile jewelry you are looking for.
  • Determine the carat weight of any gemstones you'd like to have in the piece.
  • View the length-to-width ratio.
  • Follow the rules of the 4Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat.
What is length-to width ratio?

The length-to-width ratio is especially important when buying fancy Blue Nile diamond jewelry. The correct ratio shows the difference between the diamonds of the same shape, such as a narrow piece versus a fat marquis. Locating the ratio can help you choose a visually pleasing piece of jewelry.

What are the 4Cs for diamonds?

All Blue Nile diamond rings or earrings are created according to the rules of the industry, and they must meet a specific criteria.

  • Clarity: Many Blue Nile diamonds fall into the category of VS1 or VS2. Almost 50% of all diamonds sold fall into this class. Imperfections are easier to detect with large diamonds; that is when clarity becomes important. Diamonds that are one to two carats should fall into the grade of VS2 or higher to alleviate the possibility of any visible flaws.
  • Color: The larger the Blue Nile diamond, the easier it is to observe the existing hues. Most people cannot detect the difference in color unless they compare it to another stone side-by-side. For a ring or earrings over one carat, the color should be within the G to H range. For earrings and rings under one carat, the recommended range is I to J. When shopping for a diamond, a specific grade of color should be given instead of the range of colors because that is most likely only an estimate of what the color may look like.
  • Cut: The cut is one of the most important factors when buying a Blue Nile ring or earrings. Depending on the cut, the stone will or will not reflect the light to show its dazzle and brilliance. The rating is projected according to various components of the rating scale. These include symmetry, depth percentage, table percentage, and several other factors. A cut can compensate for carats. A marquise cut for a ring, for example, is recommended to project an image of a larger carat.
  • Carat: A carat weight is the unit of mass used to weigh gemstones. A single carat is equal to 200 milligrams.
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