Know the Differences Between Buying Color Diamonds from Regular Colorless Diamonds!

Know the Differences Between Buying Color Diamonds from Regular Colorless Diamonds!

Similar to most other items, there is a lot to know about purchasing a diamond. Fortunately, there are tons of different websites that have excellent education portals. This way, one can teach themselves the basic information one needs to know to ensure no one is being taken advantage of. In addition, there are actual price […]

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 […]

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 […]

27 Reasons to Insists on a Diamond Grading Report

27 Reasons to Insists on a Diamond Grading Report

There are more ways to misrepresent a diamond’s quality then there are letters in the alphabet. If you hate your money, be a hero and buy a diamond without an Independent Diamond Grading Report. Listed are a small offering of Diamond Industry Scams: Misrepresenting Synthetic as Natural – Fraud Heating and Radiation Treatments – Man […]

FindMyRock October 2012 Price List is Available!

FindMyRock October 2012 Price List is Available!

October 2012 Price List is Available! Find My Rock Diamond Price List is offered on 2 levels. Prices on all diamond qualities and shapes weighing .99 carats and below are free! Click here to get it! Prices on all diamond qualities and shapes 1.00 carats and up are available our “Premium all Inclusive Price Guide” is […]

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 […]

How To Avoid Undesirable Culets

How To Avoid Undesirable Culets

What is a Culet? Culet (pronounced kew-let) – The cutlet is the pointed vertex at the bottom of the diamond. During the manufacturing process, the culet is often polished as a flat facet so it does not get chipped while other facets are polished. Typically this extra facet is “closed” into a point. Pre Modern […]

The Difference Between Diamond Hardness vs Toughness

The Difference Between Diamond Hardness vs Toughness

Defining gemstones as durable include two distinct traits, hardness and toughness. These terms are not the same and people are often confused between these two. Mohs’ Hardness Scale The Mohs’ Hardness Scale was developed in 1822 by Frederich Mohs. This Mohs’ Hardness Scale 1 – 10 charts the relative hardness of the various minerals: Talc-1-softest […]

6 Common Myths about Diamond Grading Reports

6 Common Myths about Diamond Grading Reports

#1 Misuse of the Term “Certificate” The purpose here is to understand exactly what a Diamond Grading Report accomplishes. Nowhere does GIA use the word “Certificate” because of the legal implications. In fact if you read the Important Limitations Statement on the back of every GIA Diamond Grading Report the first sentence reads: “This Report […]

How to Buy Diamonds Properly for Investment Purposes

How to Buy Diamonds Properly for Investment Purposes

Diamond Price Stability Controlling diamond prices suits all concerned, the primary producers, the governments of the mining countries, the diamond market, the jewelry trade, and the consumers. Since its inception De Beers Consolidated Mines, through its +70% market control (through 1980), has directed great energy toward stabilizing prices paid for stones by matching the market’s […]