Tag Archives: Diamond Color

Rare Pink Diamond Theft Comes to a Head After a few days of speculation, Queensland police in the UK believe they have targeted the rare pink diamond theft. Matthew Osborne, 29 was visiting Australia and made a dramatic decision to steal a pink diamond from a local jewelry store in Cairns. Witnesses say Osborne escaped on a bicycle. The pink gem retailed for 135,000 pounds (approx. $225,000 dollars). Although high in price the diamond was a mere 0.31 carats and 4.3 millimeters in diameter. The vibrant pink color is what brought the diamond up in value. It was one of Read More →

What You Should Know About Diamond Certification Labs There are 6 laboratories that grade gemstones and diamonds. Those are GIA, IGI, AGS, EGL, EGLI and GSI. These labs exist so that a person knows the true information about their stone. There are some people out there that will enhance the truth about the color and clarity of their diamond so that it will sell better on the market. If there is documentation it has come from any of these 6 labs you can know they are telling you the honest truth about the gem. Lets individually go through each laboratory Read More →

How to Design Your own Engagement Ring for Less  Many people assume that because you are making your engagement ring custom it is going to cost you a fortune. In all actuality you are going to be saving thousands if you decide to customize your own engagement ring. The first step: Choose the setting you want for your ring. Most jewelry stores have a display of diamond mounting with the stone missing. Another option that some jewelry stores offer is taking the diamond out of its setting and selling you just the mounting. One you have the overall design of Read More →

4 Ways to Cut Down the Cost of Your Engagement Ring When you are purchasing an engagement ring you have to keep in mind that it is a long term investment that should be practical in price and sentimental in value. Buying an engagement ring has been said to cost a 3 months salary, but what if your salary isn’t as high as you anticipated before getting engaged? We have a simple solution to this problem that should not only save you a buck or two, but make sure while saving you still get her the ring of her dreams! Read More →

Super Easy Tips to Test if Your Diamond is Real If you ever buy a diamond and have  doubts about whether it is authentic or not there are some easy remedies to ease your mind. Some tips to keep in mind for spotting a fake diamonds is that diamonds can scratch sandpaper or a sheet of glass. Some fakes are made more precise and professional so scraping it on various objects might not work. Also keep in mind that a real diamond does not show up on an X-ray scanner!It also doesn’t react to heat. Now some fun activities you Read More →

Becoming engaged means the start of a lifetime commitment, the beginning of a family and a symbol of love that will last forever. Before you make your final decision of the right ring to present to your girlfriend, you may want to know the difference of all of the different colored diamonds there are. This way you know exactly what you are saying with the ring you choose. The Pink Diamond: Creativity One of the world’s rarest diamonds is the pink diamond, making it pretty expensive. Some pink diamonds have been known to be sold for as much as seven Read More →

Choosing a Diamond: A Step-by-Step Process for Dummies The time has come for you to purchase the ring that your future wife will be wearing as long as you both shall live. However, if you don’t know much about diamonds, it’s important that you do your research and learn all that you can. You need to familiarize yourself with what determines the cost of a diamond, The four C’s: Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat. Click to see a chart of all cuts. CUT – When cut correctly, the diamond reflects light from one facet to another, then distributes through to the Read More →