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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Guide to buy a diamond ring

Good design and services

Just now I went to One Utama to look for a wedding ring. There were not many jewelery shops at One Utama. Habib Jewels had just closed its shop there. we found a few jewelery shops like My Diamond (Tomei), Clarity (Poh Kong), Selberan, and a few others, cant remember their name. Most of it had 70% discounts, due to Mothers Day.

One shop did impressed me with the ring design and services. Actually, in buying a wedding ring, especially a diamond ring, we need to know some basic knowledge about the diamond itself and the material of the ring. Or else, sure kena tiaw punya....

Ok, four basic things we need to know about diamond. It is called the 4C's

1- diamond color scale
2-diamond clarity scale
3-the carats
4-the cut

1-diamond color scale

Colorless Near Colorless Faint Yellow Very Light Yellow Light Yellow

Since color differences can be so subtle, they are impossible to determine by the untrained eye. To grade a diamond, gemologists often place it on a white background next to another diamond that has been previously graded.

If all other factors are equal, the less color in a diamond or the higher color rating, the more valuable a diamond becomes. Likewise, as the amount of color increases, the price of a diamond decreases (though this does not necessarily reduce the beauty of a diamond).

Luckily the diamond ring that I bought is between G to D. So it means better grade diamond.

2. diamond clarity scale

All diamonds have identifying characteristics, but most are invisible to the naked eye. To view a diamond, experts use a 10x magnifying loupe which allows them to see the appearance of tiny crystals, feathers or clouds. These natural phenomena are called inclusions.There are five categories in class that anyone interested in purchasing a diamond should be aware of when grading clarity.

Need to use a magnification glass to see the difference













Internally Flawless

Very Very Slightly

Very Slightly

Slightly Imperfect


FL (Flawless) - IF (Internally Flawless)
Flawless Diamonds reveal no flaws on the surface or internally are the rarest and most beautiful gems.

Internally Flawless Diamonds reveal no inclusions and only insignificant blemishes on the surface under 10x magnification.

VVS1 - VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included)
Very difficult to see inclusions under 10x magnification. These are excellent quality diamonds.

VS1 - VS2 (Very Slightly Included)
Only looking through a 10X loupe can pinpoint the inclusions in this category and are nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. These are less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.

SI1 - SI3 (Slightly Included)
Diamonds with inclusions easily identified under 10x magnification. Finding flaws in this category with the naked eye is difficult. The gems in this category maintain their integrity, depending on the location of the inclusions.

I1 - I3 (Included)
Diamonds with inclusions which may or may not be easily seen by the naked eye. The flaws on the stones in this category will have some effect on the brilliance of your diamond.

For IF and FI, the price of the diamond would be extremely high. My diamond ring is under the VS1-VS2. So it is still under a good grade. We can see the difference between the VS1-VS2 and the SI1-SI3 grade thru the magnification glass.

3-the carats

Carat is often confused with size even though it is a measure of weight. The cut of a diamond can make it appear larger or smaller than its actual weight.

One carat is the equivalent of 200 milligrams. One carat can be divided into 100 "points". A .75 carat diamond is the same as 75 points or a 3/4 carat diamond. Since larger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds, the value rises exponentially with carat weight.

Since my diamond rings had 8 small diamonds, and a diamond 0.05 carats, so the total carats is 0.05 x 8 = 0.4 carats. Usually we can see the carats at the price tag. The bigger carat, the higher it will cost.

4-the cut

Cut actually refers to two aspects of a diamond. The first is its shape (round, marquise, etc) the second is how well the cutting has been executed.

A diamond's cut will most certainly influence its fire (the lovely rainbow colors that flash from within) and brilliance (the liveliness and sparkle), as well as its perceived size and even, to some degree its apparent color. Different cuts reflect light in different angles. A diamond must be cut in a geometrically precise manner to maximize its brilliance.

Once you guys know about the 4C's, then the sales person sure can not tipu punya. So just remember guys, especially who are getting married, and going to shop for a wedding ring, Just remember the 4C's! Dont get fooled by the huge amount of discount!
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RMC: Happy Hour Sate Ride

RMC ride

Sate Ride with Riders Malaya Community. About 30 bikes and mostly Yamaha TZM went for a ride to Kajang, to have dinner at the well known Sate Kajang Samuri. Happy Hour is usually being held at Sentul Boulavard, but this time we held it at Kajang.

from down South

about 30 of us

Just to give the opportunity for bikers from Kajang, Putrajaya and even from Melaka to join the Happy Hour. We manage to collect about RM172 from all the bikers. The money will be used for Ride Amal RMC visit to the orphanage house.

After the dinner, we went to Masjid Putrajaya for Magrib and Isya prayer. We took more photos there. About 9.30pm, everyone went back home, some of us head straight to Sentul Boulavard to chat and have teh tarik.

More photos here!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Book Fair 2008, PWTC

Last Saturday and Sunday I went to the PWTC for the Book Fair. Many types of publication were there. But unluckily I can't find the books that I had been searching for. Even when I found a book that interest me, but the tag price was just too hefty for me. There was a booth under the National Library, I registered and now I can borrow books using mycard!

I also manage to subscribe two magazines, each for one year at a very good price. Millenia Muslim and Forward Mag! Love those mag!

p/s PC Fair was also held at the same date.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant (Auburn)

at the turkish restaurant

We had our lunch today at a Turkish Restaurant in Auburn. The meals and dishes were fantastic. I had grilled chicken with rice and salad, turkish puding, turkish ice cream and turkish tea.

grilled chicken with rice and salad

turkish puding I

turkish puding II

turkish ice cream

turkish tea

Amir and Kak Habsah enjoying their meals

The grilled chicken was the best I ever had, I can feel the taste melts in my mouth, nyuum2...


Captain Cook - Cronulla Beach - Lakemba Mosque

at Capten Cook Monument

After we had our breakfast, we went to the place where Captain Cook discover Australia. There was a monument there just next to the beach. There were also school kids who came there for their study visit.
School kids

Then we went to the Cronulla Beach. The beach was clean and clear. You can see the surface of the ocean!
at Cronulla Beach

It was almost noon, we went back to Lakemba, to see the only mosque in Lakemba. On the way there, we manage to capture a photo of Optimus Prime yellow in color! huhu..
Optimus Prime

at Lakemba Mosque


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