How Many Colors Do Diamonds Come In?

While Diamonds are the traditional choice for engagement and wedding rings, many people are unaware of the options they actually have in terms of color. Most people naturally want a colorless diamond that sparkles, but some diamond enthusiasts often look for different colors.

Throughout history, some of the most famous rings and gemstones have been off-colored. Pink diamonds made waves as a more affordable coloration of diamond that was still aesthetic while purple diamonds offered the rarity that attracted the largest spenders.

Let’s take a look at the various colorations that diamonds can have:

The Various Diamond Colors:

Colorless diamonds are the most popular. Typically, when seeking out a diamond, the buyer wants as little color as possible. Any reddish brown hues will lower the value.

Red diamonds exist, but they’re extremely rare and sought after, making them incredibly expensive.

Orange diamonds get their color from an infusion of nitrogen, but often have a brown or yellow “hue”. The famous Pumpkin Diamond [Link, Nofollow] is a great example of one that was well-formed and might be one of the more beautiful diamonds in history. While the diamond itself isn’t very large, it’s intensity values it at around $3 million USD today.

Yellow and Brown tend to occur in diamonds as a pair and are often viewed as imperfections, though The Allnatt was a famous yellow diamond with inherently gifted coloration.

Purple diamonds tend to be very small as they are caused by crystal distortion. They are also extremely rare and there have been no purple diamonds vivid enough to be noteworthy.

Pink diamonds get their color from the combination of extreme heat and an absorption of green light. As pink is not a primary color, pink diamonds almost always have an off-colored hue (usually orange, brown or purple). These can range from very affordable, if they have a brownish hue, to extremely expensive and have been gaining popularity over the past several years.

Black is not a very popular choice for a few reasons. One is that they’re extremely rare as the diamond basically needs to naturally fuse with graphite. They also aren’t typically very large, though the largest one on record is an absolute monster of a gem at 67.5 carats. Additionally, other gemstones such as Onyx tend to have a more aesthetic feel and are way more affordable.

Blue diamonds tend to be very faint due to the elements (carbon and boron) that have to bond to create the color. These typically have gray or greenish off-hues. You’ve likely heard of the ‘Hope Diamond,’ which is an extremely famous 45 carat gem featured in films. It’s estimated value is unknown as it has a permanent home in the Smithsonian.

Olive diamonds look similar to green ones and don’t typically actually look Olive, though the color doesn’t really have a better descriptor that would be universally understandable. Oddly enough, these diamonds can actually change color when heated or left in dark spaces. We’ve aptly named these ‘chameleon diamonds’.

Steel Gray diamonds tend to look similar to colorless diamonds, but often appear darker. These are very, very unpopular and even a pure-colored diamond of this variation would likely not be too sought after.

And finally, White diamonds. Many people think these are the same as colorless, but their opacity and translucency separate them categorically. White diamonds are special in that they exhibit something referred to as ‘opalescence.’ Essentially, they can adopt the colors of nearby gemstones which is the reason many diamond enthusiasts seek out white diamond variations.

In the end, the most marketable diamonds are Colorless, White, Pink, Yellow or Brown. Colorless is an easy choice for several reasons, mainly that the absence of color is easier to achieve than purely vivid colors.

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5 Things You Should Never Do To A Wedding Ring

Everyone has irrational fears about losing their wedding ring at some point. Although some of those fears are a little misguided, it is good to know the common situations in which you should take your ring off. Aside from your ring being eaten by a bear, here are the most situations in which you should remove it:

Sports / Working Out

There are more ways to get injuries or damaged wedding rings during physical activities than you can imagine. Keep in mind that not only are bands not built to withstand blunt trauma, but diamonds are incredibly hard and can tear skin.

Putting on creams and lotions

Rings can become agonizing to take care of if you have to clean them too often. Avoiding creams and lotions will keep it from getting grungy. And no one likes a grungy ring.

Sleep

Do you turn into a martial arts champion when you’re sleeping? Many couples have this sleep dynamic, where one person (or both people) will have very active limbs in their sleep.

A diamond ring to the forehead hurts. To the eye it’s even worse. Keep it on your night stand and it’ll be waiting for you when you wake up.

Changing the oil in your car

Because it’s an activity you might do less, those of you out there who change your own oil manually often forget to remove it. If you’d ever changed your own oil, you know it can be extremely messy. Oil comes off, but it will dim the brightness.

Taking a cruise

Going on a cruise? If you have a small safe then just tuck that ring away until you get back. For some reason, cruises invite disaster when it comes to wedding rings. And, of course, the ocean isn’t going to give it back to you.

The Most Popular Diamond Alternatives

Although they’re the dominating gemstone in the world of rings, diamonds aren’t for everyone. Whether you’re looking to go against the mold, model a ring after a specific birthstone or simply like the aesthetics of a different gem, there are plenty of alternatives. Below are 3 of the most popular alternatives you’ll find today:

Tanzanite

Tanzanite features a bold and rich blue color that compliments white gold and diamond very well. Due to the rarity of this gem, it’s often accompanied with diamonds around the band to add contrast to it’s vibrant color.

This gemstone is hard to find and was discovered fairly recently near the famous Mt Kilimanjaro. For high quality Tanzanite, you’ll be looking at $300+ per carat and the worldwide market for Tanzanite sits at around $50 Million USD.

 

 

 

 

Morganite

Morganite is actually a variety of beryl and has seen growing sales due to the increased popularity of pinkish gemstones. On top of its innate pink color, Morganite is often heated up to high temperatures to enhance the pink color and drive off any aesthetically displeasing tinges of orange or yellow.

The color can vary and sometimes show as a deeper purple, but one of Morganite’s main features is that it very rarely has visible inclusions. For more information on the quality factors of Morganite, visit the official GIA site.

Moissanite

The final option comes as a less expensive alternative to diamonds. Moissanite was discovered in a diamond mine in 1959 and was originally mistaken for a diamond due to the similarities. However, as an extremely rare gemstone it is often made synthetically now and it’s primary use is to drive down the cost of the jewelry it’s housed in.

Despite its fair amount of resemblance to a diamond in weight and color, Moissanite is often considered a faux-diamond and is considered “fake” by gemstone collectors.

 

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How to tell if a diamond is high quality

When your significant other has that ring on their finger, the quality is a reflection of the entirety of your time together. That ring encapsulates the entire history you have with them and it should shine as brightly as your marriage will. It can be hard, however, to tell at a first glance if a diamond is real or how high its quality is.

We’ve broken down a few steps to help the untrained eye in knowing if your diamond will have the right sparkle:

GIA Certification

The easiest method is to see if the diamond is GIA-Certified. If it is, it should have a come with an official GIA certificate and some even have the GIA number inscribed on them. The certification was developed in part because it is so hard to tell the quality of a diamond from a glance and most of us aren’t exactly specialized in determining the brilliance of a gem.

We’ve put together some information on GIA Certified Diamonds to help you out!

Carat Weight / Size

Size is the easiest visual indicator and weight can be accomplished with a scale. The price of a 1 carat diamond will be significantly more than, say, a .75 carat. However, it’s important to consider all 4 C’s, as they call them. Carat Weight, Color, Clarity and Cut. We’ll view these below.

Color

The idea with color is diamonds is simply this: we don’t want any. Color takes away from the quality of the diamond and specific colors can hurt the brilliance more than others.

For example, brown and yellow tinges are common but red colors will decrease the value of a diamond significantly. There are special cases where they can actually increase the value, such as red diamonds, but these are rare. In general, unless you’re shopping for a member of the royalty, you’ll want as little color as possible.

The GIA Certification uses a color scale as following. As mentioned, the goal is to be as close to (D-J) as possible:

Light (S-Z)
Very Light (N-R)
Faint (K-M)
Near Colorless (G-J)
Colorless (D-F)

Cut

Contrary to popular belief, the cut does not refer to the actual shape of a diamond. Terms like “princess diamond” and “pear” do not actually refer to cut.

When diamonds are cut, the cut needs to be performed in a certain way that lets light escape in a proper manner. This is very important, because poor cuts can refract light differently and dampen the brilliance of your diamond.

We could go into brightness, scintillation and a bunch of other terms, but to keep it simple: if the diamond gives a bright, “sharp” appearance then the cut is generally high quality. When viewing the diamond, make sure there is good lighting in the room or area you’re in. A good diamond can only reflect a good light source and if it gives that sharp, bright shine then you’re likely looking at a nicely cut diamond.

Clarity

Finally we have Clarity, which is more difficult to judge with the naked eye. This is where you look for imperfections, inclusions, and other faults.

Chips in particular are important, because they can make the diamond more prone to cracking and shattering. Diamonds are strong, but there are still forces that can ruin your gem under the right circumstances. Everyone, at some point, is going to bang their ring into something or scrape it against a wall on accident. The better the clarity, the less likely something bad will happen from that.

There are some obvious faults that can be spotted by an unaided eye just by looking closely, but clarity is usually gauged under a gem microscope. This is another factor where GIA certification will make your life a lot easier.

Of course, telling diamond quality can be difficult. If you have any questions on diamond quality then don’t hesitate to contact us.

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4 Ways to Cut Engagement Ring Cost Without Sacrificing Quality

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments in a couples life. But the stress that comes with purchasing a very expensive diamond engagement ring, especially if you do not have the ability to drop mega-bucks on a ring, can often put a damper on the whole thing. Thankfully, it is possible to buy the love of your life an engagement ring she will treasure without putting yourself in a financial crisis. Here are five ring-shopping tips to help you stay within your budget.

  1. Compromise on the 4C’s of Diamonds

The first and most effective way to control costs is to compromise on at least one of the four C’s.

  • Color
    • Diamond color is classified on a scale of D( colorless) to Z( considerable amount of color).  If you are looking for a colorless diamond but do not have the budget, consider purchasing a diamond in the G or H class. Both options are nearly colorless, and the hint of color is not really visible to the untrained eye.  
  • Clarity
    • The fewer flaws your stone has, the more light it reflects, and this produces a fiery and brilliant stone.  We recommend never purchasing a diamond with a clarity rating of less than SI1 or SI2. Here are the grades of clarity:
    • FL ( Flawless) – Extremely rare and the most expensive diamonds
    • IF ( (internally flawed) – Nearly flawless and quite expensive
    • WS1 and WS2 ( very, very slightly included grades) –  Beautiful stones and inclusions only visible through magnification.
    • VS1 and VS2 ( very slightly included) – These selections are some of the best buys for your money, flaws are undetectable to most people.
    • SI1 and SI2 (slightly included grades) – Flaws are noticeable to the naked eye.
    • I1, I2, and I3(included) – On the bottom level of the clarity scale, they are the cheapest and least desirable.
  • Cut
    • While all the Four C’s are vital to determining the overall value of a diamond, the cut has the biggest impact on the diamond’s quality. A diamond’s cut is graded on a sliding scale of poor, good, very good and excellent. A diamond’s cut is a key factor when it comes to the stone’s sparkle and fire. Even diamond with perfect clarity and color can appear dull if the cut is not right.  We recommend choosing the highest cut grade your budget allows.
  • Carat
    • Referring to the weight of the diamond, not size, the term “carat” is the most misunderstood category in the Four C’s. Essentially, the more a stone weighs, the greater the carat and the more valuable the stone. If you are looking to save money but do not want to sacrifice any other the other categories, choosing a smaller carat is an easy choice.
  1. Choose A Ring With The  Right Setting

Get a unique and stunning ring by choosing a ring with an intricate setting.  Not only will this add to the beauty of the ring but the right setting can create an optical illusion of a bigger stone!

  1. Go Custom

While it seems counter-intuitive, creating a custom engagement ring can often be less expensive than purchasing a designer ring from a jeweler. It is important to note that many retailers mark up the prices of their designer rings, resulting in much more expensive prices. At The Diamond Reserve, our diamond brokers help clients design the ring of their dreams at a wholesale price.

  1. Consider Colored Gemstones

For the more non-traditional brides, we recommend considering other gemstones. Non-diamond rings such as emeralds, sapphires, and tanzanite are often less expensive, and you can typically upgrade the size of the stone.

Shopping for diamond engagement rings is one of the most exciting times in life. These tips can help you keep your feet on the ground, so you don’t get carried away by emotion and make a big mistake. Don’t forget to keep your budget in mind and schedule a consultation with The Diamond Reserve.

 

5 Mistakes Men Make When Purchasing Diamond Jewelry

Buying jewelry can be an intimidating prospect for many men, and that often leads to mistakes and overspending. Whether you are buying a pair of diamond earrings for your wife or choosing an engagement ring for your soon-to-be fiance, it is important to avoid these common mistakes.

 

Mistake #1 Failing to Educate Yourself

Jewelry is a specialized product, and jewelers have their own terms and language. If you do not understand the terms, you could end up making a purchase you later regret. Take the time to educate yourself, and learn as much as you can before making any purchases.

Not sure where to start?  We recommend starting with educating yourself on the Four C’s of Diamond Quality the GIA is a great resource for this information.

 

Mistake #2 Making an Emotional Purchase

Purchasing something as important a diamond engagement ring is an emotional purchase by nature, but you should not let your emotions cloud your judgment. That can be hard to do, but it will pay off in the end.

 

Mistake #3 Choosing Size Over Quality

Contrary to many people’s belief, bigger is not always better.  Not at least, when it comes to diamonds. Just because a stone is sizable, does not connote quality.

Diamonds are rated on a number of different characteristics, and carat size is only one of them. Choosing a diamond based solely on its carat size is a huge faux pas. If you ignore a stone’s other qualities ( cut, color, & clarity), you run the risk of picking a lower quality diamond.

 

Mistake #4  Failing To Ask For Help

It is important to ask the jeweler any questions you may have. Do not be too proud or too stubborn to ask for help when you need it. Any reputable jeweler will be happy to aide in your education. As with any purchase, the more you know, the easier it is to make a good decision.

Are you ready to make a purchase? Contact the experts at The Diamond Reserve to schedule a consultation.

 

A Royal Auction to Watch For This Fall

Every now and then, an auction comes along that takes the world’s breath away. This November, Sotheby’s will feature one that could transfix even the most sophisticated of collectors. The Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parme Family. This is the first time in nearly 200 years that this collection will be available for public view, providing an unprecedented insight into the turbulent course of events that affected the royal family.

 

Who Were the Bourbon-Parme Family?

 

Descended from Louis XIV of France, the Holy Roman Emperor and from Pope Paul III, the Bourbon-Parma family is linked by blood to the most important ruling families of Europe.  Members of the lineage include Kings of France and Spain, Emperors of Austria and the Dukes of Parma.

The royal Bourbon-Parma family itself has been an instrumental part of changing the course of Europe’s past. This exquisite collection demonstrates the extraordinary opulence of the time and is led by a group of jewels that once belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette, arguably the most famous Queen of France in history.

Owning A Piece of History

Sotheby’s is proud to be offering over 100 lots of ‘love 

jewelry’ for auction, each piece is saturated with its own piece of historical and noble connections to the great royal houses of Europe. Of course, not everyone is privileged enough to attend —let alone bid— this unprecedented auction. Luckily, Sotheby’s has released a sneak peek into the collection. Here is a highlight of some of the collections most talked about pieces.

Pearls Fit For A Queen

Composed of three rows of slightly graduated pearls measuring from approximately 7.30 to 9.30mm, this fabulous natural pearl and diamond clasp necklace is one of the few fully intact pieces obtained from the collection of Queen Marie Antoinette.  Presale estimates of this triples strand 

pearl and diamond necklace vary, with some estimated reaching all the way up to $1-2 million.

The Mother of All ‘Push ‘ Presents

Given by Archduke Frederic of Austria of his daughter, Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elle de Bourbon Parme, for the birth of her sone, Charles in 1905 this diamond bow brooch featuring a 6.89-carat Burmese ruby will make your jaw drop. The brooch has been estimated at a presale value of $200,000 to $300,000.

Tiara’s Aren’t Just For Queens Anymore

As a wedding gift, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria received a diamond tiara with a foliate scroll design, in 1902. This was given to her by her uncle, Emperor Franz Josep to celebrate her union with Elias of Bourbon, Duke of Parme. The estimated value for the piece is $80,000 to $120,000, and it’s a creation of Köchert, a Viennese jeweler.

There is no doubt that this auction will mark a crucial point in the history of these jewels. The exclusivity alone is bound to attract some of the most arduous collectors the surface of the planet. The good news is, even if you can’t be there, you can still start a legacy of your own.

You can endow your family with its own piece of splendor that can be passed on, from generation to generation. At The Diamond Reserve, we can help you find a unique diamond that will encapsulate the significance of family values. All our diamonds are GIA certified. This means you’ll be acquiring an authentic one-of-a-kind jewel that is truly precious. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment and find out more!

 

Shining Stars: The 70th Annual Emmys Brings Out The Bling!

Audiences were blinded by more than justs the glitz and glamour of the 70th Annual Emmys this year. The stars were out, and their bodies adorned with some of the most brilliant diamonds in the world. Inspired by the old Hollywood glamour of yesteryear, the stars showed off their bling with pride.

Whether you didn’t get a chance to bask in the brilliant shine these stone left in their wake, or if you just want to revisit the best pieces we have got your back.

An ‘Avenging” Sparkling Angel

Always a fan-favorite, Scarlett Johansson did not disappoint this year dressed in a sexy sequined white dress. Beautiful in its simplicity the dress’s thigh-high slit wasn’t the only thing that had people talking. It was the gorgeous white and icy diamond chandelier earrings from Nikos Koulis that really caught people’s eye.

Show Me The Emmy!

While Regina King first made waves as the ambitious and loving wife of an athlete in Jerry Maguire, it was her performance in Netflix’s Seven Seconds that garnered her first Emmy win. While her win was an unexpected delight for her, it was her one-of-a-kind Irene Neuwirth mixed stone and diamond earrings that had us all stunned.

Sinfully Beautiful

2018 has been a banner year for Jessica Biel both professionally and personally, that culminated in an Emmy nomination. While The Sinner star and producer did not take home the coveted trophy, she did look like a winner adorned in  Harry Winston. The actress wore open cluster diamond earrings, the Secret cluster bracelet 3 Row Carpet ring with diamonds, a pear-shaped diamond cluster ring, and the Brilliant Love band ring.

 

Diamonds Fit For A Queen

Fan favorite Emilia Clarke is always a joy to watch whether she is preparing for battle or attending an award show.  The ‘Mother of Dragons’ shined in Fernando Jorge nephrite jade, yellow gold and diamond earrings from the Surround collection.

Diamonds Are Forever

Another first time Emmy winner, Rachel Brosnahan channeled old Hollywood glamour with diamond earrings and rings from the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers™ Collection. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star chic style surely made her aunt ( the late Kate Spade) proud.

Comedic Gold Turns Platinum

Comedian Tiffany Haddish added some sparkle to her stunning rainbow gown. The Night School star shined bright in Tattoo earrings with white diamonds by Lorraine Schwartz.

Platinum Perfection

Chrissy Teigen’s jewelry was the perfect complement to her sparkling gown. The mother-of-two and model rocked white diamond earrings and a ring with an eight-carat double marquise diamond by Lorraine Schwartz.

Inspired by these baubles? Let The Diamond Reserve help you create a customized piece of diamond jewelry that will make you feel like a star!

 

The Secrets of Diamond Cutting

Have you heard the phrase ” a diamond in the rough”? If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it is often used to describe someone who is generally of good character but lacks style or polish. This phrase was inspired by the process of taking a raw diamond into the brilliant multi-faceted diamonds we covet today.  

The Real Diamond In The Rough

When diamonds are first mined from the earth, they do not look like what we see in stores. The process of transforming natural diamonds into the brilliant and gorgeous stones we love requires the hands of a skilled professional.

The process of producing a cut and polished diamond requires five steps: planning, cleaving, bruting, polishing, and inspecting.

Planning

A professional diamond cutter must first assess the stone. The cutter uses their experience and knowledge to determine how to cut the diamond in a manner that will maximize waste. By carefully inspecting the rough stone they can tell what shape will give the best results. The planning process itself can be very time consuming as this step will determine the final value of the finished product.

Cleaving or Sawing

After deciding how to cut the diamond, the stone is reduced to a manageable size by a process known as cleaving.  To cleave the gem, the cutter finds the diamond’s weakest plane. With the gem held in a mold, the cutter carves a groove along the correct plane. Once the groove is complete, a steel blade is placed in the slot and struck, cleaving the rough stone in two.

Often there is no apparent weak plane, and the diamond cannot be cleaved. In this case, the stone is cut using a high-speed phosphor-bronze blade. Lasers may also be used to saw diamonds, but the process is very time-consuming.

Whether cleaved or sawn, the cutter decides during this step which part of the diamond will become the flat area with the largest surface and which will become the outside rim of the stone with the greatest diameter.

Bruting and Cutting

The bruting and cutting processes give the stone its final shape. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man so only another diamond can be used to cut and shape the stone. When done by hand the shaping process is known as bruting When performed mechanically using a lathe, the process is called cutting.

Polishing

With the shape of the diamond formed, the polishing process develops the facets and creates the final look of the stone. In the polishing procedure, the cutter places the gemstone above a rotating polishing wheel coated with abrasive diamond powder. Pressing the diamond against the wheel polishes and finishes the stone, creating the smooth, reflective facets of the diamond.

Inspecting

The final stage is the inspection process. In this process, the diamond is inspected to ensure that it meets the specifications set by the manufacturer. If the stone does not pass the inspection stage, it is sent back to the polishers to ensure that it meets the quality control standards.

The Diamond Reserve

Creating the perfect diamond from a raw stone requires the skilled hands of experienced craftsmen and may take months to complete. Finding the highest quality diamonds requires an intimate knowledge of every aspect of the diamonds production.

At The Diamond Reserve, we only carry the highest quality to ensure that we only carry the highest quality GIA certified diamonds. Denver’s premier diamond broker and fine jeweler, The Diamond Reserve, specializes in custom diamond engagement rings, GIA certified loose diamonds and fine gemstone jewelry.

The Diamond Reserve in Denver operates differently than a retail store and is revolutionizing the way that consumers shop for diamonds. To learn more about diamonds custom fine jewelry contact us today.

 

How to Choose a Loose Diamond

When it comes to choosing the picture-perfect engagement ring, many people assume choosing a pre-designed ring is the way to go. But, designing a custom engagement ring is actually quite affordable when working with a diamond broker like The Diamond Reserve. The first step in designing a custom engagement ring is to choose the perfect loose diamond to place in a setting of your choice.

The Four C’s of Quality

When it comes to choosing a quality diamond, you will want to refer to the “Four C’s of diamond quality” laid forth by the GIA.  The Color, cut, clarity, and carat weight of the diamond are all important factors when it comes to determining the stone’s worth. Let’s look at each one in detail.

Color

The color of your diamond is crucial because it affects the amount of shine and brilliance that the stone is able to achieve. Color grades range from D to Z.  D class diamonds are the highest classification and are colorless, whereas Z class diamonds have a yellowish or brown hue. True fancy diamonds ( pink, blue, yellow, etc.) are graded on a separate color scale. These are unique and rare, but colorless diamonds are the most expensive due to their extreme transparency and natural beauty. When choosing the color grade for your diamond we recommend staying between D and J color.

Cut

When it comes to identifying the cut of a diamond, the average person equates the shape of the diamond with the cut, but this is not the case. Part of what is most appealing about diamonds is their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. It is the diamond’s cut that determines just how brilliant it shines.  By examining a combination of factors like facet shapes, angles, girdle width, culet size, polish and symmetry, diamond experts are able to determine a diamond’s grade. Once these factors are taken into consideration, the diamond is graded from Excellent to Poor. When choosing the cut grade of your diamond we only recommend purchasing Excellent or Very Good.

Clarity

Referring to the degree of imperfections a diamond has, clarity is an important aspect of the four C’s as it is one of the most visible to even a layman. During their formation, the extreme heat and pressure cause “birthmarks” to form on the stone. These small imperfections (called inclusions) inside the diamond or on the surface ( called blemishes) affect the overall clarity of the diamond.  Often not visible to the naked eye, these blemishes or inclusions can interfere with the path of light through the diamond. Affecting the stones overall brilliance.

Almost all diamonds are graded for clarity using the 11 point diamond clarity scale ( FL-SI2) created by the GIA, In grading diamond clarity, the GIA considers the number, size, color, reflectivity, and position of every flaw visible under 10x magnification.

Carat Weight

The carat weight is another valuable asset of your diamond. It is a measure of the diamond’s weight or mass. If carat weight increases, the size of the diamond also increases.

How to Prioritize

The key to finding the best quality is to prioritize what is most important to you and to choose the best diamond broker to help you find the perfect diamond for your engagement.

The Perfect Diamond

It’s true there is no “perfect” diamond. Even the best stones have tiny flaws. That’s what makes them unique and natural.  At The Diamond Reserve, we only carry the very best GIA certified loose diamond, making the choosing process that much easier. If we don’t have the diamond that speaks you we help you to determine the quality factors that matter the most to you and curate you a selection of diamond that fit your needs and budget.

Your engagement ring is too special to settle. Let us help you find your perfect diamond.