Diamonds

What Is A Round Cut Diamond?

As the name suggests, a round cut diamond is a diamond with a circular form. It’s also the most popular shape—and for a good reason! When it comes to the world of diamond features, nothing compares to the simple beauty of a round cut diamond. Let’s explore the...

Pear-Cut Diamonds: What to Know

When it comes to pear-cut diamonds, symmetry is the operative word. This beautiful, uniquely shaped diamond depends on its perfect symmetry to create the most brilliance. Also called a teardrop diamond, pear-cut stones combine round and marquise shapes to form a...

The Diamond Color Scale: What Is It?

As a highly respected organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the universal leader of the diamond industry. Not only does the GIA offer the most trusted gemological educational program, but it also established the industry standards for diamond...

What Is a Loose Diamond?

You may be wondering if a loose diamond is more valuable than a diamond you buy mounted to a ring or another piece of jewelry. How do you know the quality of a loose diamond and the advantages of buying or selling one?  As jewelers who are certified by the Gemological...

What Does Diamond Clarity Mean?

If you’ve ever purchased, received, or looked to sell diamonds, you’ve likely heard of the 4Cs of Diamond Quality: carat, color, clarity, and cut.  The 4Cs are the worldwide standard for determining the overall quality of a diamond.  Carat is the weight of a diamond;...