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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 →

If you’ve decided that you would rather buy an engagement ring from an online store or pawn shop, you should know how to spot a fake diamond ring. Your girlfriend might not appreciate being proposed to with anything other than the real deal. Sure, you may think you’re an expert at identifying fake gems, but with some of the new diamond facsimiles on the market, even a professional might not be able to spot the imposters. Here are a few things you can do to tell the difference. Tips to Help Avoid Buying a Fake Diamond Ring Ask the seller Read More →

Now that you’ve decided you want to ask the love of your life to marry you, it’s time for the next big step: the ring! Before you go and buy the shiniest ring in the display case, though, it’s important to know exactly how to shop for the best diamond. No worries, we’re here to give  you a lesson in the 4 Cs to make sure you know when you’ve found the perfect ring for your bride-to-be. A Lesson in the 4 Cs of Diamonds Cut: This describes the finish, proportion and polish of the diamond. The cut will determine Read More →

What Is Diamond Clarity? Diamond clarity describes the absence or presence of flaws inside or on the surface of a diamond. A stone with perfect clarity is rare, and most flaws that do exist can’t be seen without seeing them through a jeweler’s magnifying loupe. A Lesson in Diamond Clarity Terms You Should Know: Diamond Inclusions: These are imperfections, or flaws, inside of a diamond. This includes tiny spots of white, black, or other colors or cracks. Flaws like these may cause no problems at all, but some could cause the stone to split. Diamond Blemishes: Blemishes are flaws on Read More →

An engagement ring is a huge investment, so if you’re not too sure what to look for when you’re shopping for one, there are a few things you should do. By following these few steps you’ll be able to find just the right ring for the love of your life. 7 Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring Determine Your Budget: Salespeople can be pretty tricky, so it’s best to have a certain number in your head to keep you from spending more than you can actually afford. Some say the rule is to spend two months salary, but you should Read More →

With fall among us, what better diamond to talk about than the Pumpkin Diamond? This diamond is an incredible 5.54 carats and is rated in color as Fancy Vivid Orange by the Gemological Institute of America. Sure, this may not be as big of a diamond as other famous diamonds, but it is one of the largest Fancy Vivid Oranges the GIA reports having rated and is incredibly unique compared to other orange diamonds due to its intense light color. Spotlight On: The Pumpkin Diamond Originally, the Pumpkin Diamond was mined in Central African Republic and was then imported into Read More →

Harry Winston is all about the importance of high quality diamonds. Each ring that they have is custom-made for a specific diamond to ensure that every ring is stunning. The Legacy of Harry Winston Every diamond is chosen from the best quality grades out there and come with a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) who also provide verification that the diamond’s quality is based on the Four Cs. They are then reviewed and graded a second time by Harry Winston’s expert gemologists. Some of the bestsellers that come from Harry Winston are the round and emerald-cut rings Read More →