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iBraggiotti is the leading e-tailer for diamonds and fine jewelry<, specializing in engagement rings< and wedding bands, tennis bracelets, earrings, and pendants. Whether you buy a two carat sparkler or a teardrop charm, your satisfaction is our priority. (Verified by Jewelers Board of Trade & BBB )
iBraggiotti is a family company of jewelry enthusiasts. From years spent in our hometown in Milano, to our new home in New York City, we have learned a lot about jewelry. Jewelry has long stood as a symbol of passion, affinity and wealth. To people like us, it represents who you are. In every civilization across the world, jewelry serves as a form of unique expression. Let us share ours with you.
We want you to love jewelry like we do. Explore our offerings, like our unique city collections. Give us with feedback. If there is anything you need, please call us today. We opened our doors on 5th Avenue in 2009, and our passion for jewelry has permeated our entire business. Our goal is simple: IB provides its valued customers with access to high quality jewelry at great prices. And we love to provide outstanding customer service. At IB, you will find exceptional customer service, helpful jewelry education and high quality products, all available to you in a safe, user-friendly website.
All of our products carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your jewelry, return it to us for a full refund of the purchase price, no questions asked. Combined with free shipping and our Jewelry 101 resource center, buying fine jewelry from IB has never been easier, and you will save time and money. As our friends like to say, iBraggiotti Jewelry feels right.
Fine jewelry is an investment. We want to make that special gift or engagement ring purchase easier for your budget. iBraggiotti offers a flexible payment plan for all “Easy Payment” products. Simply make your first payment in good faith, and we will bill you four times monthly for the remaining balance. And you can shop with the same confidence of every iBraggiotti product. “Easy Payment” products come with the complete IB Guarantee.
Selecting the Perfect Solitaire Diamond Engagement Rings<
If you've decided to shop solitaire engagement rings, you are ready to join the ranks of millions of people who recognize the symbolic nature of the solitaire diamond. It is singular and beautiful, much like the love and commitment that it represents. What are the benefits of a solitaire engagement ring? Your stone will stand out, making the most of your hard work in selecting the perfect cut diamond. It will be comfortable and light, and it is more affordable than three stone diamond rings or rings with side stones. Now you are ready to choose your diamond shape.
Round Cut Diamonds and Princess Cut Diamonds
The traditional cut diamonds are often the most flattering in solitaire settings. Round cut diamonds (also called brilliant cut diamonds), look stunning in a setting of four prongs or six prongs. The smallest recommended carat weight is .3 Ct. The smallest iBraggiotti Fine Jewelry carat weight is .5 Ct., and at the prices we offer them, you can afford to have a half carat stone for about the same cost.
Princess cut diamonds are square in shape and flatter some body types more than round cut diamonds. If you do not know which one is best, ask someone close to you with a moderate sense of style. They will be able to tell you what would look best on you.
Solitaire Engagement Rings from Braggiotti Fine Jewelry
You will find ten different diamond cuts in our bridal collection. Sort them easily with the sorting feature at the top of the page. You can constrain your results by price, as well. Each ring is available with center stone carat weights from .5 carat to 3 carat. In most cases, you can also choose between 14K white gold, 14K yellow gold, 18K white gold, 18k yellow gold and platinum settings.
Determining Diamonds Quality Factors
Diamonds are judged according to the traditional 4C’s system- color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. In addition to these factors, consumers need to consider the cutting style & stone shape, transparency, and the treatment status of the diamond.
This factor can affect the price of a diamond as much as 50%. Two main factors to consider:
- 1. Is there brilliance all across the diamond when you look at the diamond face up?
- 2. Are you paying for excess weight?
When judging a diamond’s cut, use your unaided eye along with a 10X magnifier.
The general rule is that the less color present in a diamond, the more expensive it is and vice versa. Diamonds that are as clear as water are the most expensive and have a rating between D and F according to the color grading scale (see below) created by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) where D is the highest rating. Diamonds that are 0.50 ct or less are considered colorless, while heavier diamonds are near colorless.
- D E F: Colorless
- G H I J: Near colorless
- K L M: Faint yellow
- N to Z: Very light-light yellow
- Z+: Fancy yellow
It’s important to note that diamonds of a lower grade that have a yellow tint are not poor quality diamonds. They are worth less than naturally colorless diamonds because there is a higher demand and a lower supply of naturally colorless diamonds in comparison to yellowish diamonds.
Fancy color diamonds are diamonds that have a natural body color other than light yellow, light brown or light gray. These types of diamonds tend to be more expensive than colorless diamonds even if they are the same size or quality. Diamonds that are artificially colored via irradiation or high pressure high-temperature treatments are worth less than naturally colored diamonds. Artificially colored diamonds are referred to as “treated (enhanced or processed) fancy diamonds.”
A carat is a unit of weight equaling 1/5 of a gram. For small diamonds, their weight is usually expressed in points where one point is equal to 0.01 carats.
When considering the weight of your diamond, you should be aware of the differences between the labels 1 ct TW (one carat total weight) and 1 ct (the weight of one stone). With the first label, the total weight of the jewelry piece is 1 ct whereas the second label refers to the actual weight of the stone alone.
As a general rule, if there are very few flaws in your diamond, the higher its price. The GIA has created 11 clarity grades which are:
- Fl: Flawless (i.e., there are no inclusions or flaws inside of the diamond) and there are no blemishes (i.e., flaws on the surface of the diamond)
- IF: Internally Flawless (i.e., there are no inclusions and only insignificant blemishes)
- VVS1 & VVS2: Very, very slightly included (i.e., minute flaws that are difficult to see with a 10X magnifier)
- VS1 & VS2: Very slightly included (i.e., there are only minor inclusions ranging from difficult to somewhat easy to see under 10-power magnification)
- SI1 & SI2: Slightly included- noticeable inclusions easy (SI1) or very easy (SI2) to see under 10-power magnification, but normally aren’t eye-visible
- I1, I2, & I3: Imperfect-eye visible flaws that can be seen from a face up view of the diamond ranging from I1 (which is just visible) to I3 (which is extremely visible) to the naked eye
- Cutting Style & Stone Shape
The effect of the shape on the price depends on the stone’s size, demand, and the available supply. Patented and trademarked cutting styles tend to sell for more money than generic cuts of the same shape.
Although all diamonds appear to be transparent, they are not. Some are cloudy or translucent since finely divided particles interrupt the passage of light.
The higher the diamond’s transparency, the more valuable it is. If you’re interested in purchasing a brilliant diamond, try choosing one that has a high transparency. Transparency is an important price and beauty factor even though lab documents don’t include it as a price factor.
If a diamond is identified as being enhanced or processed, then it’s treated. Treatments can be used to improve the clarity, color, transparency, and marketability of a diamond. Some examples of treatments used are: fracture filling, laser drilling, irradiation, heating with high temperatures and high pressure, and coating.
Remember to always purchase a diamond accompanied by a lab report to verify that it is untreated. Jewelers and appraisers can detect fracture fillings, laser drilling, and coatings. More advanced treatment techniques such as heating with high temperatures & high pressure and irradiation can be detected by gem lab technicians.