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 […]

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 Properly Choose a Certified Diamond Appraiser

How to Properly Choose a Certified Diamond Appraiser

  There are a few reasons why someone might choose to have their jewelry appraised. It could be simple curiosity, a desire to know the truth. For example, if a piece has been in the family for years it might be interesting to learn what it’s worth, or whether or not the stones are real. […]

43 Rings from the Seasons of Love by A. Jaffe

43 Rings from the Seasons of Love by A. Jaffe

MES418 – 5.36 CT Exclusive Statement Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring This setting elegantly caresses a diamond sized 5.00 CT or larger. The band is adorned with 52 round diamonds in a 0.36 CT pavé setting. Cost: $3,300 (excluding center diamond) MES419 – 5.37 CT Pear One Of A Kind Statement Engagement Ring 56 pavé set […]

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 […]

What is the Rapaport Diamond Price List, How to Read it, and Use it

What is the Rapaport Diamond Price List, How to Read it, and Use it

The Rapaport Diamond Price List is the jewelry industry standard for diamond pricing. Jewelers use it as a guideline when determining diamond prices. It is produced weekly, and is available only to subscribers (roughly $180-$250/year at the time of this article). The Rapaport Price List is produced only for round and pear-shaped stones. However, the […]

Understanding Diamond Fluorescence and How To Take Advantage of It

Understanding Diamond Fluorescence and How To Take Advantage of It

  When subjected to ultraviolet light, about one third of diamonds will exhibit fluorescence. That is, a soft, colored glow, similar to what might happen to a white t-shirt in a nightclub with a black light, or at a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley. Most of the time the fluorescent color is blue, though yellow, orange and […]

March 2013 – Diamond Wholesale Price List Available!

March 2013 – Diamond Wholesale Price List Available!

March 2013 Price List is Live and Ready! We noticed that the trend for diamond prices have slightly declined over the last month and we expect a slight but not any drastic movement in prices to the downside. We have now moved out of the engagement season which happens from Thanksgiving to Valentines day and therefore […]

How to Properly Price a Rough Diamond

How to Properly Price a Rough Diamond

According to the World Diamond Council, there are two main uses for diamonds: jewelry and in industry. Only about 30% of rough diamonds go to expert cutters for jewelry manufacture while 70% are sold for industrial applications. Rare and beautiful gem quality diamonds have always been used throughout human history to express love and commitment, […]

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 […]