Understanding Diamond Light: Scintillation, Dispersion, Brilliance, and Fire

Understanding Diamond Light: Scintillation, Dispersion, Brilliance, and Fire

The proportions of a diamond cut, the polish, and the symmetry of the stone are the three main factors that give a diamond its optimal light reflection.  The high quality of the diamond cut will produce a diamond with fire, scintillation, and a dazzling brilliance due to a high light return. When the cut is […]

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 […]

February 2013 – Diamond Wholesale Price List Released!

February 2013 – Diamond Wholesale Price List Released!

February 2013 Price List is Available! Diamond prices have been fairly stable the last month with no dramatic shifts in prices on the retail side. Consumers are still leery to purchase goods and are still watching their spending habits due to the economic conditions. We expect diamond prices to be similar to January without any sudden disruptions in […]

Finding the Right Engagement Ring: Ninja Style

Finding the Right Engagement Ring: Ninja Style

Scenario: You are in love with your girlfriend. You want to propose to her because you want to marry her. You decided to buy her an engagement ring, but you want to surprise her and don’t know what she likes. You need to get as much intelligence as you possibly can so you can get […]

Tips for Insuring Your Engagement Ring

Tips for Insuring Your Engagement Ring

It’s common for couples to ask questions regarding insuring an engagement ring, and jewelry insurance can be a little confusing for anyone new to this topic. To help, we’ve provided a general outline of how to this process works as well as tips to help you along the way. The first thing you will need […]

In Depth Look into Diamond Girdles, Finishes, and Thickness

In Depth Look into Diamond Girdles, Finishes, and Thickness

There’s a lot to consider when picking out a diamond. Most people start with the 4 C’s (cut, color, carat and clarity), but that just scratches the surface. One important– yet often overlooked– factor to consider is the diamond’s girdle. What is a Girdle? The girdle is the part of the diamond where the crown […]

How to Properly Maintain Your Diamond for Maximum Performance

How to Properly Maintain Your Diamond for Maximum Performance

Nobody wants to show off a dull, dirty or chipped stone; diamonds are supposed to sparkle and shine! To keep each diamond brilliant, it’s important to take proper care of the stone. Day-to-day Wear The easiest and fastest way to permanently damage a diamond is by chipping it. For this reason, diamonds should never be […]

January 2013 – Wholesale Diamond Price List

January 2013 – Wholesale Diamond Price List

January 2013 Price List is Available! In December prices have been fairly stable in the diamond market. In fact pricing has been a little to stable that demand has not soared during the holiday season as much as many retailers would expect. Its possible that during the next month diamond prices may fluxuate to the downside […]

47 Stellar Diamond Engagement Rings from A. Jaffe – Classic Collection

47 Stellar Diamond Engagement Rings from A. Jaffe – Classic Collection

These 47 diamond engagement rings from AJafee are from their Classic Collection. The designs reflect a time when A. Jaffee first started (1892-1930). ME1083 – 0.4 CT Classic Five Stone Engagement Ring This five stone engagement ring features 0.4 CT of four round stones that accent the center diamond. Cost: $2,500 (excluding center diamond) ME1258 […]

Understanding The Color Spectrum in Fancy Color Diamonds

Understanding The Color Spectrum in Fancy Color Diamonds

Fancy Color Diamonds: Color Fancy color diamonds are found in almost every tone, hue and color combination imaginable. No matter whether you are looking for an intensely colored diamond or a brilliant white you will not fully understand diamonds until you understand the 4c’s of diamonds: Color Cut Clarity Carat weight These four elements play […]