Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Top 10 Designs of Proposal Ring

Your marriage proposal is one of the most meaningful and unforgettable events in your life, having the perfect ring surely helps to highlight this special moment.


From ring designs to centre stones, there are tons of options available, and hence, selecting the best engagement ring for your loved one can be very challenging. Therefore, considering the lifestyle and personal taste of your partner and you is the most crucial when buying an engagement ring.


1. Classic Solitaire Proposal Ring

A solitaire ring refers to the simple classic setting, mounted with a single centre stone, be it diamond or gemstone. The simple design shows off the beauty of the centre stone, which best suits those who prefer pure and elegant style.



2. Twisted Shank Contemporary Solitaire Engagement Ring

A variation to the classic ring shank, twisted shank adds modern and contemporary taste to the elegant solitaire ring. With the artistic touch, engagement ring with gentle curve design becomes the darling of the dainty ladies.


3. Pavé Proposal Ring

Pavé setting presents simple yet elegant factors with beautiful enhancement with more desirable little diamond sparkles. Embedding small diamonds on the ring gives a graceful and sophisticated taste.



4. Channel Setting Proposal Ring

Like pavé setting, channel setting involves adding small diamonds or other gemstones to the shank of an engagement ring. The technique involves mounting small stones into a channel made from two precious metal alloy strips, which hold the stones securely in place. The channel setting becomes a popular choice with its secure, sleek and stylish effect on the ring.


5. Split-Shank Style Engagement Ring

Another popular design for engagement ring, split-shank engagement ring altering the shank of the ring by dividing the ring shank into two at both sides of the centre stone, creating a small gap in between. The tapering effect generally makes the centre stone look more prominent, the broader ring is a popular choice amongst the ladies who prefer a more solid design.  


6. Trilogy Proposal Ring

Also known as three-stone or trinity engagement ring, trilogy engagement ring features three stones which symbolize past, present, and future. The centre stone, which represent this present moment of bliss and love, is generally larger and set higher than the others. Besides the lovely connotation, the ring is also exclusive and charming with the additional 2 accompanying diamonds or coloured gemstones. 


7. Swirl Proposal Ring

The most feminine design with a connection of shank with a centre stone to create a soft, flowy effect. As the ring shanks on both sides are not parallel nor in a straight line to connect with the centre stone, it gives an effect of spiralling effect around the stone. With or without melee diamonds embedded on the swirled shank, the ring appears to be stylish, lady-like and gorgeous.


8. Vintage Proposal  Ring

Vintage style engagement ring is recognized for its refined and artistic values. Instead of showcasing the centre stone only, vintage style engagement ring emphasizes on the intricate details on the ring, be it nature-inspired patterns or antique embossment, combine with different sizes of diamonds to create a sophisticated impression.

The vintage engagement ring is perfect for those who are artistic and admire extraordinary craftmanship.


9. Halo Engagement Ring

A halo setting is a magnificent way to show off a beautiful white diamond, to visually enlarge a diamond, or to add contrast in the colors of the main stone and the halo. The centre stone is surrounded by a circle of melee diamonds to sophisticatedly highlight the shine and brilliance of the centre stone with the reflection of light. Halo setting also delivers a dazzling contrast when it mounted with coloured gemstones.



10. Hidden Halo Proposal Ring

A minor variation to the common halo setting, the sparkling halo of pavé diamonds positioned just beneath the stone in a hidden halo setting. The halo cannot be seen from the top but it acts as an added intricate surprise to shine from the side view. 





Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Certified Pink LG Diamond Engagement Rings 2021, by BA.SG

The sweetest way to take your look from classy to uniqueness is with an extremely rare and intensely pink diamond like these #BA.SG Pink Diamond Engagement Rings. To complement it, just add a splash of white natural diamonds, and prepare to turn heads. #ThisIsBASG #Pinkdiamond 

 

   To make an appointment to view, WhatsApp 92337218.

This halo engagement ring features a 0.5 carat GCAL radiant brilliant cut fancy light pink centre diamond, set in an unparalleled 18k white gold engagement ring that showcases pavé-set diamonds. Each ring will be accompanied by a GCAL grading report.

 

GCAL Certified Pink Diamond:

Radiant Brilliant Cut

0.5 carat

Fancy Light Pink VS1

VG VG

Price: $2,241

   Ring setting: $2,207

This classic engagement ring features a 0.7 carat IGI round brilliant cut fancy light orange pink centre diamond, set in an unparalleled 18k white gold engagement ring that showcases pavé-set diamonds. Each ring will be accompanied by a IGI grading report.

 

IGI Certified Pink Diamond:

Round Brilliant Cut

0.7 carat

Fancy Light Orange Pink VS1

VG GD EX

Price: $4,535

   Ring Setting: $2,746


This trilogy engagement ring features a 0.9 carat round brilliant cut fancy light orange pink centre diamond, set in an unparalleled 18k white gold engagement ring that showcases 2 round brilliant diamonds.

 

Pink Diamond:

Round Brilliant Cut

0.9 carat

Light Pink SI1

3EX

Price: $2,028

   Ring Setting: $1,845 

This petite engagement ring features a 3.28 carat IGI round brilliant cut fancy pinkish brown centre diamond, set in an unparalleled 18k white gold engagement ring with 4 prongs. Each ring will be accompanied by a IGI grading report.

 

IGI Certified Pink Diamond:

Round Brilliant Cut

3.28 carat

Fancy Pinkish Brown SI1

EX VG EX

Price: $37,952

   Ring Setting: $580
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Congratulations on your engagement!



Recommendation to a similar Labgrown diamond shown on picture:

IGI Certified

1.5ct

E Color

SI1 clarity

3EX

Price: $6,232

Setting in 18k champagne gold: $1,100

 

WhatsApp 65-92337218 to request for latest Natural diamond and Labgrown diamond prices, or visit https://ba.sg/diamonds-lab

 

#savetheearth #enviromentallyfriendly #basgdiamond #labgrowndiamond #naturaldiamond #engagementring #GIA #IGI

Monday, January 18, 2021

Protect Our Earth: Certification of Diamond Origin

 

At BA.SG, we endeavour to uphold every stage in the process of our diamonds and crafting play a role in protecting our planet and the future of our children. Presenting the origin records for individually registered diamonds with #DTLreport and #KimberlyProcessreport, in addition to GIA reports, is one of the many ways we work to work towards that ambition.

 

To enquire, WhatsApp 92337218.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Your Guide: What’s the Difference between Labgrown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

 
As you search for certified diamonds for marriage proposals, wedding engagements or anniversaries, you may have seen information about labgrown diamonds and natural diamonds. We will include a few key facts that you need to know about the differences between Natural diamonds, Labgrown Diamonds, Simulants, and Gemstones.


What is Labgrown diamonds?

Labgrown diamonds are sometimes referred to as simulants, imitations, or even “fake diamonds”, or vice versa, this is wrong.

The genuine Lab-created, Lab-made, or Synthetic diamonds are certified by world recognized diamond grading labs like IGI and GIA, it is graded using the same grading chart (GIA announced in April 2020 that the grading system will be the same, read link). It is also laser inscribed with a unique report number, starting with LG, or Labgrown, or both. 
 
Labgrown diamonds has remarkably similar chemical and physical properties as a natural diamond.
 
 



How is Natural Diamonds formed?

Natural diamonds are formed 90-120km below the earth, through natural geological processes, undergoing extreme high heat and temperature, in the presence of pure carbon undergoes over billions of years. This happens within Earth’s mantle. Then, over violent volcanic eruptions or human’s created mines, diamonds get digged or brought to surface embedded in large chunks of rock. The grading or quality of naturally formed diamonds varies greatly too, some are only used for industrial purposes. For those that fit commercial requirement, there are also varying carat, color, cut, and clarity. Presence of gases during formation also caused diamonds to be colored.

 
For examples, Boron cause blue diamonds, aggregate cause black diamonds, Nitrogen cause yellow diamonds, and Distortion in crystal lattice caused pink diamonds, Presence of radiation residue cause fluorescence and Presence of Crystal included affects clarity grading.

 


How is Labgrown Diamonds Created?

Lab-created diamonds are created in sophisticated laboratory conditions that are highly controlled. It attempts to replicate the natural growing environment within the Earth Mantle that has high pressure and high temperature. Therefore, these man-made diamonds have fundamentally the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical and physical properties of mined diamonds.

Depending on the method of their production, Lab-grown diamonds are categorized as either HPHT (high-pressure, high-temperature) or CVD (chemical vapor deposition)

High pressure, high temperature (HPHT) diamonds are produced in a laboratory by recreating the high pressure, high temperature conditions. It is the similar condition that form natural diamonds in the Earth. This process produces a uniquely shaped laboratory-grown diamond crystal.
 
The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method breaks down the molecules of a carbon-rich gas, for example methane, into carbon and hydrogen atoms, which are then deposited on diamond seeds to produce a square-shaped, tabular diamond crystal.




Can you tell the Difference between Natural and Labgrown?

However, due to the vastly different conditions of natural and labgrown creation, there are several features of labgrown diamonds, like its Growth Morphology, which allow advanced gemologists with professional equipment to distinguish them from natural diamonds. 

 
Lab created diamonds are grown in a molten metal solution, whereas Organic diamonds, which are grown in deep inside the earth and erupted through volcanic eruption, as a result, the presence of certain inclusions identified under 10 times magnification can also suggest the possibility of the growth condition.
 
The presence of colors, fluorescence, though not determining and diagnostic, are sometimes used to give a direction of possibility between natural, labgrown through CVD, labgrown through HPHT methods.




How About Simulants/ Fake Stones?

On the other hand, cubic zirconia, YAG, GGG, moissanite, plastic or glass —which can look like diamonds—have hugely different chemical and physical properties and are known as simulant diamonds.


Are Labgrown Diamonds a Better Value?

“Lab diamonds cost about 30%-50% less than natural diamonds of similar carat size, cut and clarity grading,” said Chris Quizon, Business Development Manager of BA.sg

BA.SG General Manager Joyce Chua further explained, “Currently, inventories of lab-created diamonds can be limited compared to mined diamond inventories, we suggest you send in your request for your desired carat sizes and preferred budget, which will allow you to really compare and appreciate the difference in the prices, varying with the 4Cs and the growth methods of the diamonds.”


In Conclusion 

There are more and more people who opt for labgrown diamonds, not just because of its potentially better value, but also because it is environmentally responsible, eco-friendly, it is about sustainability, whereas the traditional diamond shoppers prefer natural diamonds for its organicity.

If you are shopping for a diamond, it will be good to make an informed and educated decision based on your beliefs, and academic facts. 

We will include this table to present an analogy of comparison between Natural diamonds, Labgrown/Synthetic diamonds, Simulant diamonds (like Cubic Zirconia), and Gemstones (like colourless topaz).


We hope after reading this and analysing the table, you’ll have the confidence that your choice of stone for your engagement or proposal ring will last a lifetime of happily-ever-after.

Protect our earth for our children. Labgrown diamonds are precious, they are ecologically responsible. Check out BA.SG diamonds at www.ba.sg, register for webinars by Gemologist ba.sg/register-for-webinars, or schedule for an appointment (65) 9233-7218

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