Diamond Education

  • Diamonds 101: Popular Diamond Shapes

    Diamonds 101: Popular Diamond Shapes Diamonds 101: Popular Diamond Shapes
    Whether you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring for your beloved, or just want to set a new, gorgeous stone in your mom’s old necklace, the quality and value of the diamond will be determined by its grading
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  • Beyond the 4Cs: Diamond Certification

    Beyond the 4Cs: Diamond Certification Beyond the 4Cs: Diamond Certification
    A diamond certificate, also called a diamond grading report, provides documented proof that the stone has undergone professional examination by independent gemologists, unconnected with either the seller or the buyer.
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  • Diamond Culet and its Effect on Grading
  • Diamond Color

    A Basic Guide to Diamond Color Diamond Color
    Natural diamonds occur in a wide range of colors – white, gray, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, pink, purple, brown, and black. Although some colored diamonds, like blue and pink fancy color diamonds, are relatively rare and therefore highly valued, usually the contrary holds
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  • Diamond Clarity

    Crystal Clear: A Concise Guide to Diamond Clarity Diamond Clarity
    Since they are formed deep within the earth and under extreme heat and pressure, all diamonds contain flaws. Diamond clarity, one of the four Cs of diamond grading, refers to the degree to which these flaws or imperfections
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  • Diamond Carat

    A Basic Guide to Diamond Carat Weight Diamond Carat
    Basically, diamond carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 “points”, which allows precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. Stones greater than 1 carat are described in carats and decimals.
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  • Diamond Fluorescence

    Diamond Fluorescence Diamond Fluorescence
    Diamond fluorescence is the effect that ultraviolet light has on a diamond. Under UV rays, fluorescence is the visible light emitted by the diamond when it is exposed to UV rays.
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  • Diamond Cut

    Diamond Cut Diamond Cut
    One of the many reasons why diamonds remain a highly desirable and pricy product is their astounding ability to transmit light and to sparkle. A diamond isn’t “born” sparkly, but becomes so by the ability of the master cutter to cut the diamond with precise artistry and workmanship.
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  • Diamond Polish

    From Rough to Exquisite: Basic Guide to Diamond Polish Diamond Polish
    As most of us know, diamonds in their rough form are far from magical. It takes a whole lot of patience, and a remarkable degree of skill, to turn a rough into the glittering, tempting and much more expensive polished diamond.
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  • What’s a diamond?

    Intro to Gems: What’s a diamond? What’s a diamond?
    Most of us think of elegance, rarity, prestige and beauty when thinking of a diamond – but very few of us know what a diamond really is. Here’s a basic rundown of what’s in a diamond – literally speaking.
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  • What’s a Diamond Girdle?
  • Diamond Glossary: 11 Essential Diamond Terms