Top Places to Buy Diamonds While on Holiday in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a city of luxury and class. For visitors interested in taking a piece of Las Vegas back home with them, diamonds are a great option. As this city is known for being the marriage capital of the world, there are a variety of jewelers to visit. The key is knowing where to find the best quality diamonds in town while also still enjoying your vacation in the city. So, let’s take a look at the top places to buy diamonds while spending a holiday in Las Vegas. Huntington Jewelers Huntington Jewelers is a Las Vegas homegrown jewelry store that has been around since 1950. Many of their customers head to the shop to buy certified diamonds or to have custom-made jewelry designed. They also have ready-made engagement rings, diamond pendants and diamond earrings available. The American Gem Society notes that they are an accredited gem lab that […]

Round Cut Diamond Buying Guide

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Are you looking to buy a round cut diamond ring? Take a deep breathe and relax, we’re going to help you find the perfect round cut diamond.  Your partner is going to wear a diamond ring for a long time, and it is very important to choose the right diamond. About Round Cut Diamonds Round cut diamonds are the most popular diamond shape because it maximizes the diamond’s brilliance & sparkle. A Round cut diamond has 58 facets and contains a large percentage of the stone’s original weight. It has a symmetrical shape, which shows the diamond’s natural fire, brilliance, and sparkle.  Things to Remember When Buying A Round Diamond Ring Before you buy a round cut diamond, make sure you check the clarity grade. A clarity grade is based on the number of imperfections found internally and externally in the stone.  You want to get a diamond that has a […]

Ethically Sourced Diamonds and Conflict-Free Diamonds: Know The Difference

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When diamonds are mined, it goes through a lot of stages before it reaches the customer. Diamonds goes through the hands of many merchants and there are some diamonds which are unethically sourced and are not conflict-free. These diamonds may drag the buyers into trouble and thus one needs to know the details of ethically sourced and conflict-free diamonds, and prevent any mishandling of diamonds while buying, which we will discuss below.   Ethically sourced diamonds Ethical diamonds are diamonds that have fair humanitarian mining practices when it comes to wages and conditions when sourcing for raw diamonds.  When we talk about ethically sourced diamonds, we mean the mining and origin of the diamonds are not compromised. Even though a diamond might be extracted ethically, the next stage of the diamond might be done by people who conduct some alterations and make it impure. The diamonds that are found in […]

Engagement Ring For That Special Person

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  “Will you marry me?” the question that brings tears of joy to her eyes. This is the perfect moment and you want the perfect engagement ring. The tradition of accompanying the proposal with a diamond engagement ring has been in existence for many years now, and this custom has been a symbol of commitment and love. A classic engagement ring is a trend that has held its place in the past and is still the first and foremost choice of many. The perfect diamond setting allows the stone to be the focal point of the ring. Various retail and online stores like Fred Meyer Jewelers and Diamond Hedge offers a variety of diamonds and rings that can help you make a perfect selection. The diamond ring signifies the love a person has for that special person. Whether you plan to surprise your love or decide to choose the ring together, diamond […]

TOP 20 DIAMOND BUYING TIPS

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TOP 20 DIAMOND BUYING TIPS 1)  Buy just below whole carats (0.91ct, 1.9ct, etc.) and save hundreds or thousands of dollars. 2) Princess, Cushion, Oval, Emerald (and other fancy) shapes are generally less expensive than a Round cut diamond with the same carat weight. 3) To save money on an engagement ring, try a Mosaic setting. 4) To maximize your budget, consider an ‘Eye-Clean’ diamond (VS2 or higher), in which inclusions are invisible to the naked eye. 5) If your budget is more suited for a smaller diamond, get a Halo setting (small diamonds around the center stone).  Halo setting is a great way to make the center stone appear larger. 6) A well cut diamond can make the diamond appear larger. 7) Even if a diamond has the highest color or clarity grade, it will appear dull if the cut is poor. 8) Consider setting diamonds with a color […]

Why Are Diamonds Expensive?

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People say diamonds are a girls best friend.  But they are only rocks with carbon atoms that were exposed to high temperature and pressure for billions of years.  And ultimately these carbon atoms were turned into what we call diamonds. A diamond is the hardest material on the earth and the most expensive gemstone as well. Diamonds are not rare but high-quality diamonds that can be used in the jewelry are rare. Most of the diamonds found from the earth are not even a passable size and quality, and are used for industrial purposes. So coming up with diamonds with an acceptable carat weight, color and clarity are hard to find. After all the hard work of digging for diamonds from the earth’s crust, it’s time to convert the rough stone into a shiny and elegant diamond. Diamond cutting is the process that requires modern technology, equipment, and expert hands.  Once the […]

TOP 10 – HOW TO PROPOSE TO YOUR GIRLFRIEND

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So you are about to pop the question. Now, how are you going to do it? She’s only going to tell her mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins, all of her friends, all the people on her Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram accounts, and anyone that she comes across…but no big deal. You got this!   Here are the top 10 ways to propose to your girlfriend. 1) If you want to have a proposal story everyone is going to talk about for years. Fly her out to Santorini, and propose to her on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea during the sunset. She will melt and tell everyone and their mother (literally).   2) If you want to stay more local, choose her favorite place – a place that has significance for the both of you. Once you guys get there, ask someone to take a picture you to together, but instead of […]

History of Diamonds

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Diamond name is derived from the Greek word “adamas”, which translates to “unconquerable.” What is a diamond? There are many views about diamonds. Most people think of a diamond as a beautiful gemstone used to make beautiful jewelry. We explain what your diamond really is? Technically Diamond is an allotrope, or a form, of the element carbon (a diamond is actually carbon in its most concentrated form). Within a diamond, the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. This arrangement of carbon atoms essentially means that the diamond expands outward at the same rate in all directions during its initial growth.                                                         Diamond is the most concentrated form of pure carbon in the […]

Your Salary vs World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

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We have all seen pictures of the enormous diamond engagement and wedding rings that top celebrity superstars like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez have been photographed wearing, but how much do these diamond rings cost and can you ever afford one, and if so how long would it take for you to save up to buy a diamond ring like that? According to the US Census, the median household income is $51,017. Using this average salary, this is how long it would take the average American to buy one of the world’s top ten most expensive diamonds, assuming that one’s entire income would go towards saving up for a ring!   Allnatt Diamond. The Allnatt Diamond estimated worth is $3 million, and would take the average American almost 59 years to buy this diamond. The Allnatt Diamond is named after Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, a previous owner of the diamond. The […]

How To Read A Diamond GIA Certificate

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What is a GIA certificate? GIA stands for Gemological Institute of America. The GIA created the 4 C’s grading system and also has the strictest grading standards of the leading labs (other labs are IGI, AGS, GSI, EGL) but GIA is also the most consistent. An accredited independent gemological laboratory like the GIA issues a diamond certificate or diamond report. The certificate includes grades for the diamond’s carat, cut, color and clarity. The grades are very subjective since an individual looks at each diamond under a loop (10x magnifying glass) and is the opinion of the individual at the lab. Other information such as the diamond’s polish, symmetry, fluorescence, and a graphical depiction showing the location of the diamond’s inclusions is also included in the certificate.   Once you have the diamond engagement ring GIA certificate/report, first look at the Cut grade. This is the one of the most important […]