How to Choose the Right Diamond for You

Diamond
There may not be many situations in your life where you need to choose a diamond for yourself (or someone else). But, when this...

Will anyone be able to tell I’m wearing a Lab-Grown Diamond?

Lab-Grown Diamond
One of the largest misconceptions among shoppers today is a concern that people (family, friends, & colleagues) may be able to tell a difference...

Why does a Diamond’s Color Grade Start “D”?

Color Grade
Many people ask me why the diamond color scale starts with the letter D. It’s a great question, especially since the D to Z...

Brightness, Fire and Scintillation of diamonds

Diamonds
Today we’re going to discuss brightness, fire, and scintillation. What’s the difference? Which one’s more important? They all sound so similar, don’t they? Well, each...

Why are Diamonds measured in “Carats”?

Diamonds
When people think of Diamonds, they refer to their weight in “Carats.” Why? Because carats are a very accurate metric measurement and have an...

What is cut grade, and is “Ideal” important?

Cut Grade
Many online and local brick-and-mortar jewelry retailers have their perspective on the “most important” 4C. While doing your due diligence researching the world of...

What are Diamond Types?

Diamond Types
You may have heard of terms Type Ia or Type IIa when referencing diamonds. What do they mean? Without getting overly technical, the nitrogen...

Craftsmanship in Diamonds: Polish & Symmetry

Diamond
A diamond's appearance is unlike any other gemstone. Many simulants try to replicate the 4 C’s of diamonds, including brightness, fire, and scintillation. The...

Brief History on Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds
If you’ve been following our blog posts, then you’d agree that diamonds are amazing. To be able to wear them as jewelry to signify...

Diamond to Ore Ratio

Diamond Ore
Ratios are a great way to reduce large numbers into terms easier to understand. While certainly not a romantic equation, it’s likely you’ve never...

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Use buzzwords when shopping for a diamond’s clarity grade

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