Diamonds

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;...

Marquise Diamonds: Everything You Should Know

When it comes to precious gems, most people are familiar with traditional round diamonds. But what do you know about marquise diamonds? As a classic and unique cut, this particular diamond shape has many impressive traits. It also has a fascinating history of how it...

How Are Colored Diamonds Made?

When you think about diamonds, what comes to mind? If you’re like most folks, it likely involves clear and sparkly gems full of beauty, glamor, and Jewelry With Sentimental Meaning. However, diamonds aren’t limited to the white crystals you know and love. Our amazing...

Coins: A Brief History

In the age of “paying with plastic” and scanning your smartphone to buy coffee and just about everything else, it’s easy to forget whose face graces which United States coin. Do you remember which president is on a dime? How about the image on the reverse side of a...