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Diamond Cut

Choosing the Right Diamond Ring For Her Hand Shape

Choosing the Right Diamond Ring For Her Hand Shape

Getting engaged is a monumental step in a relationship. Planning the details of how you will propose, picking the ring, and hoping for the right answer…all parts of the engagement demand equal attention. However, while the moment of engagement is important, it is fleeting compared to the idea that the ring will last for the […]

Evolution of Diamond Cutting Through Time

Evolution of Diamond Cutting Through Time

Diamond cutting has a surprisingly rich and constantly evolving history. It can be traced back to the Middle Ages, though there is still much about this period in diamonds that is unknown. It is believed that in both 6th century India and 10th century Islam diamonds were not cut to be enjoyed as jewelry, but […]

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hearts and arrows diamonds are extremely beautiful and exquisitely-cut stones. When observed under a special viewer, the bottom side, or “pavilion” will show eight perfectly symmetrical hearts, and the top, or “crown” will show eight symmetrical arrows. They were first discovered in Japan in the late 1980’s, when Takanori Tamura noticed the pattern, then investigated […]

Diamond Depth Percentages In Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Diamond Depth Percentages In Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

One of the most important things to consider when looking for the best diamonds to buy is the diamond depth percentages. The diamond’s depth percentage is the ratio of the diamond’s diameter compared to the diamond’s total depth (measurement of table to culet).  When diamonds are shallow, they have low depth percentages but when diamonds […]

4 Tips to Avoid Diamonds with Poor Symmetry Grades

4 Tips to Avoid Diamonds with Poor Symmetry Grades

If you’re looking for the perfect diamond, you’ve probably already learned about the 4 C’s: cut, color, carat, and clarity. Here, we’re going to look a little bit closer at one of these C’s: a diamond’s cut. More specifically, we’ll look at the part a diamond’s symmetry plays when picking out the perfect stone, and how to […]

How to Properly Understand Diamond Symmetry Grade

How to Properly Understand Diamond Symmetry Grade

When polishing a rough diamond the aim is to cut the heaviest, most valuable polished diamond possible. This often means polishing a diamond with imperfect symmetry to avoid inclusions or just to achieve a “magic weight” (like 2.00 carats). Symmetry is an important element of diamond finish. Symmetry refers to the exactness of the shape […]

Understanding Diamond Polish Grade

Understanding Diamond Polish Grade

In the GIA Diamond Grading System, “Polish” refers to the quality of a diamond’s surface condition as a result of the polishing process or the blemishes created after the cutting process, often referred to as “wear and tear” during the cutting process. Polish features are located on the surface and do not visibly penetrate into […]