Archive for category: Grading

Diamond Grading Reports

Diamond Grading Reports

4 / August 10, 2011 4:59 am

You’ve been told that having a certificate or a diamond grading report is important, and as a responsible consumer, you get one – unfortunately, you probably won’t understand a word of what is on that diamond grading report, unless you […]

Diamonds 101

Diamonds 101

13 / August 10, 2011 4:06 am

Diamonds radiate with more than their sparkle. They radiate with romance! With love! With dreams come true! For some people these words are all synonymous. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” sang Carol Channing in the Broadway show, “Gentlemen Prefer […]

How Diamonds Are Cut

How Diamonds Are Cut

5 / August 10, 2011 3:56 am

In their most natural form, diamonds are – well – quite ugly. They have no luster or shine, and in fact, look like nothing more than broken glass. A diamond must be cut, and then polished before it actually becomes […]

Understanding the 4 C’s:  Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight

Understanding the 4 C’s: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight

19 / August 10, 2011 3:40 am

Purchasing a diamond can test the nerves of even the most astute buyer – what do you look for? What do the terms mean? What makes one diamond worth more than another? When you step into the jewelry store and […]

Diamond Weight

Diamond Weight

13 / August 10, 2011 3:26 am

Diamonds are measured in Carat Weight. One carat weighs 200 milligrams. If a diamond is referred to as four grains, this also means that it is a one carat diamond. The word Carat comes from the word carob. A carob […]

Diamond Shapes

Diamond Shapes

13 / August 10, 2011 3:23 am

The cut of a diamond refers to the way the stone is shaped and polished, how the facets are arranged and how deep or shallow it’s cut. There are various cuts of diamonds that refer to that, many of them […]

Fluroscence

Fluroscence

4 / August 10, 2011 3:21 am

We’re all familiar with the 4Cs of diamonds – cut, color, clarity and carat weight. But diamonds also possess a quality called fluorescence that’s part of the evaluation and assessment of a diamond. It’s actually called photo-luminescence and it’s caused […]