Can a Diamond be Flawless?
It is possible for a diamond to be flawless, known as an “FL” grade in diamond clarity, it refers to a gemstone with the highest degree of visual purity, also known as clarity. In the world of gemology and diamond grading, clarity refers to the presence or absence of internal and external flaws, which are […]
November 6, 2023
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?
A lab-grown diamond is created inside of a lab using modern technology that replicates the growing process of a natural diamond, resulting in a stone that is chemically and visually the same as one created by mother nature. There are two procedures used to grow diamonds this way, and the process takes approximately 6 to […]
October 15, 2023
What’s the Largest Diamond in the World?
Diamonds have captivated people for centuries serving as a representation of enduring love, wealth and beauty. Maybe you’ve seen extravagant diamonds on celebrity engagement rings or in a museum exhibit and are curious about the largest diamond in the world. The answer is a little tricky as diamonds are judged and graded by many factors […]
October 2, 2023
What’s the Largest Gemstone?
Gemstones come in a wide range of types and colors and are found in various geological environments around the world. The formation of gemstones involves complex geological processes that take place deep within the Earth’s crust, and their stunning beauty and vibrant colors make them visually captivating and appealing to people of all ages. Many […]
September 18, 2023
Is Diamond Clarity Really Important?
Finding the perfect diamond is both an art and a science. Diamond clarity refers to the presence (or absence) of imperfections on and within a diamond. These imperfections are called inclusions (internal flaws) and blemishes (external flaws), and help appraisers and consumers know what’s happening below the surface of a stone. You don’t have to […]
September 11, 2023
What is a Salt and Pepper Diamond?
Much like snowflakes, no two salt and pepper diamonds are exactly the same, increasing their rarity and uniqueness. Mysterious and enchanting, the wild-child sister of classic colorless diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds have the eternal beauty of diamonds with unique celestial characteristics of colored gemstones. There are multiple reasons to fall for these diamonds, we’ll […]
August 28, 2023
Is a Diamond Certificate Important?
Chances are your diamond purchase, whether for an engagement ring or different piece of jewelry will be a significant investment, and when it comes to diamonds, price is directly related to quality, so you’ll want to ensure you get exactly what you pay for. A diamond certification assures you that the diamond you purchase is […]
August 21, 2023
What Are Accent Diamonds?
Accent diamonds are smaller stones set on either side of a larger center stone that emphasize the bigger center stone, and are commonly used in engagement rings, bracelets, watches, pendants, earrings and gemstone rings. The intent of accent stones is not just to accentuate the beauty of the center diamond, but also to enhance the […]
July 24, 2023
How Do Gemstones Get Their Color?
Have you ever wondered why rubies are red, emeralds are green, and why there are white diamonds, but also pink and yellow ones? What we see as color is actually wavelengths of visible light reflected back at our eye. The color of a gemstone doesn’t emanate by itself, rather color comes from the interaction of […]
July 10, 2023
What is an Ashoka-Cut Diamond?
When it comes to rare and exclusive stones, it’s hard to find one more impressive than an Ashoka-cut diamond. A modified cushion-cut, an Ashoka diamond is expensive, extravagant and nearly flawless, and likely only found on fingers of the elite. Known for its distinctive, trademarked cut and dazzling facets, this is a stunning choice for […]
July 3, 2023
What is a Modern Brilliant Cut Diamond?
A brilliant cut is a type of diamond cut characterized by its multiple facets, which are designed to maximize the stone’s sparkle, fire, and scintillation. The modern brilliant cut has been hundreds of years in the making, and is one of the most popular and widely used diamond cuts which can be used for stones […]
April 24, 2023
What is a Transitional Cut Diamond?
Transitional cut diamonds bridged the gap in the 1930’s and 1940’s between the handcut chunkier facets of old mine and European cut diamonds. Rather than being cut to sparkle in candlelight as their predecessors, the transitional cut’s focus was on symmetry and uniformity, and paved the way for the precision of today’s modern round brilliant, […]
April 18, 2023