Different Shapes of Diamonds

In addition to considering color, clarity and carat weight, you will need to determine the type of cut that suits you best. Cut is often thought of as shape, but a diamond’s cut is about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. We’ve reviewed cut (see our blog from December 14, 2021 for more […]

Caring for Gems: Diamond

In our second installment of our five-part series on caring for gemstones, we will explore the care and cleaning of diamonds, the April birthstone. Check out our birthstone of the month post from April 5 for more information on the stone itself. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth. They are formed from carbon […]

Diamond Appraisals Versus Certificates

Purchasing a diamond or considering selling one is a big and seemingly overwhelming process. There are two parts to determining the value of your diamond – an appraisal and a certification. A diamond appraisal determines its current monetary worth. The appraiser will examine both the appearance and the quality of the diamond. Current market value […]

Diamonds, The Most Sought After Gem

Beautiful, durable, the April birthstone and the 60th and 75th anniversary gift, diamonds are the most sought after of all the gems. It all began in India where diamonds were gathered from rivers and streams. They were traded as early as the 4th century BC and coveted by royalty and the wealthy. India’s diamond supply […]

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