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 […]

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 […]