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4 C’s of Diamonds Explained! – Carat Weight, Cut, Color, and Clarity

4 C’s of Diamonds Explained! – Carat Weight, Cut, Color, and Clarity

When it comes to diamonds, many novice shoppers believe that bigger is better. In reality, the carat is only one of four very important characteristics to consider when picking out the perfect stone. Together these are called the 4 C’s: carat, cut, color and clarity. Carat Weight The carat weight refers to the total mass […]

7 Ways and Ideas You Can Set Your Diamond Budget and Stick to it

7 Ways and Ideas You Can Set Your Diamond Budget and Stick to it

When making any big purchase it’s important to set a budget, and that’s just as true when shopping for diamonds. But it can be difficult to know where to start, and how to find something beautiful within the budget you’ve chosen. Here are 7 tips on choosing a budget and sticking to it. Shop around […]

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 […]

Psychology of Buying a Diamond from the Men’s and Women’s Point of View

Psychology of Buying a Diamond from the Men’s and Women’s Point of View

Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend… But do we know why? What is it that women love about diamonds? And what are men thinking when they have to pick one out for their girlfriends? For a man, picking out a diamond can be a terrifying experience. He knows (or hopes) that his partner […]

How to Window Shop for a Diamond Engagement Ring

How to Window Shop for a Diamond Engagement Ring

  Buying an engagement ring can be an overwhelming experience, especially for those who don’t know a lot about diamonds. Before making a final decision, it’s important to learn about the 4 C’s of diamonds; that is, cut, color, carat and clarity. These determine the quality of the stone purchased. However, the quality of the […]

Funky Questions That Get Asked Related to Diamonds and the Diamond Industry

Funky Questions That Get Asked Related to Diamonds and the Diamond Industry

There are always some questions that are fairly general that can be answered through articles and posts, but sometimes I see recurring questions that are off from left field. I am not saying they are bad questions, just not as common and I would like to address a few of them here. What amount of […]

How to Properly Decide on a Diamond Shape or Cut

How to Properly Decide on a Diamond Shape or Cut

Many diamond guides will often tell you to choose a diamond shape that reflects what you feel when you see it. Although you should take that into account as to what feels good, however remember to test your feelings out and actually place different shapes on your finger instead of just choosing it from a […]