Types of Diamonds

Not all diamonds are created equal, but when most people think about diamond differences, they only consider the 4C’s –cut, clarity, carat, color. But the diamond classification system separates diamonds on their physical and chemical properties, as well as by evaluating atomic makeup of diamond.  Only 20% of diamonds is used as gemstones Here you

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How to Choose a Diamond & Engagement Ring

Choosing the right diamond and diamond engagement ring is the third largest purchase a person may do – no matter whether online or at a physical store – is a difficult thing to do.  Most people do not know what to look for in a good diamond, and there are many misconceptions! You will be

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History of Diamonds

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

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Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

If you are not familiar with diamond jewelry, especially when buying a diamond engagement ring, understanding what your options are in terms of diamond shapes which are available can be confusing. Almost all diamond shapes for jewelry come in one of ten shapes, they can be either round or fancy diamond shapes: round, princess, oval,

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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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Top 10 Celebrity Engagement Rings

Celebrity engagement rings are some of the most stunning diamonds you will ever see. The cost of some of these diamonds could feed a small country! To put this list in perspective, the average cost of an engagement ring in America is $5,431. The ‘cheapest’ ring featured on this list is $500,000, and the most

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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

What do girls look for in a diamond engagement ring? Well, that all depends on the girl! There are some girls who want it all, a large sparkly diamond, with exceptional cut and clarity that is internally flawless. These are the type of girls that know a superior diamond, and can spot an inferior quality

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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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