Many years ago, when the diamond trade had just begun to develop, The London Diamond Syndicate was in the business of sorting rough diamonds that it intended to sell to the public. Because there was no industry-wide standard at the time, different diamond grades were assigned by various organizations. Random scales were created that included [...]
Posted on January 9, 2013 by coalition
Posted on January 3, 2013 by coalition
When talking about diamonds, most people like to discuss carat size, but do you know what carat size actually entails? Many people assume that it conforms to the size of the diamond; the bigger the diamond, the greater the carat, with a spectacular diamond comprising a full carat.
Factors to Consider
Actually, carat refers to the weight [...]
Posted on December 21, 2012 by coalition
Before purchasing a big-ticket item, many consumers will spend hours researching their options and reading reviews and ratings to determine the best balance of cost and quality. When it comes to buying a diamond, however, you may not be familiar with how the stones are evaluated. What is the truth about diamond ratings?
Diamond Ratings Are [...]
Posted on December 17, 2012 by coalition
If you plan on buying a diamond any time soon, then you will want to learn how a diamond carat is measured. The carat is a numerical value assigned to the physical weight of the diamond. One of the most common misconceptions about carats is that they signify the diameter of the diamond. When a [...]
Posted on December 13, 2012 by coalition
Getting Clear on Diamond Clarity: Inclusions vs. Blemishes
Whether you’re shopping for an engagement diamond, anniversary ring, or Valentine’s Day jewelry, knowing the basics of diamond clarity inclusions vs. blemishes will help you make a better buying decision. So what are inclusions and blemishes, what’s the difference, and why do they matter?
Inclusions and blemishes affect a stone’s [...]
Posted on December 4, 2012 by coalition
You’re one of a kind, highly creative, and you enjoy the unique. So you want nothing to do with cookie cutter jewelry. Building your own engagement ring, therefore, is the perfect way to show off your creativity and flair as you enter into one of the most important moments of your life. And it’s easy [...]
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