Your Salary vs World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

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

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How To Read A Diamond GIA Certificate

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

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Am I Buying a “Blood” Diamond?

You have probably seen or heard about the blockbuster movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou showing the horrific diamond trade in Sierra Leone. Or you may even vaguely remember a Time Magazine article documenting the return of the blood diamond. What exactly is a conflict or “blood” diamond? Conflict diamonds are rough

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How Do I Know What Diamond Shape To Pick for an Engagement Ring?

Congratulations, you are ready to make the most important commitment of your life, marriage! You found the woman of your dreams, but how do you find the diamond engagement ring of her dreams? If you are looking to surprise your future fiancé, but have no idea what type of engagement ring she would like, here

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3 Secrets for Getting An Engagement Ring

3 Secrets for Getting An Engagement Ring A diamond engagement ring is the third largest purchase the average person will make in their lifetime (behind a house and a car).  A one-carat diamond can cost a few thousand dollars to over $15,000. Most people have heard of the “4 Cs” of a diamond – carat,

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