Choosing a Jeweller

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When you are considering the purchase of a gem or an important piece of jewellery, such as an engagement ring, it is essential to find an educated, knowledgeable  jeweller with a solid and trustworthy reputation. An experienced jeweller with a reliable … [Read more...]

Common Diamond Treatments

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Diamond treatments and how they affect you as a buyer: While shopping for a diamond, you may have come across the terms "diamond treatment" or "treated diamond"  or perhaps something along the lines of "enhanced diamond", but what does that really mean to you … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: An Overview

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Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing … [Read more...]

Buying Jewelry Online

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In today's world, consumers have more options than ever when it comes to buying their diamonds and jewelry. In addition to mall and brick-and-mortar jewelry retailers, you can now conveniently shop from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, any time you'd like. But when you do decide to do your jewelry … [Read more...]

Natural, Synthetic, or Simulant?

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In today's high-tech jewellery landscape it can be difficult, when making jewelry or gemstone purchases, to decipher the terminology used to describe the origins of a particular gemstone. The significant differences in price between natural, synthetic as well as imitation stones can easily turn what looks … [Read more...]

The Grading Report vs The Appraisal.

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Purchasing a diamond ring can be an overwhelming experience, but you always have to ensure that you have your bases covered. After you get through the education process of learning the diamond 4Cs,  there is still one more piece of the puzzle left to explore: understanding the difference between the grading … [Read more...]

Be Smart When Buying a Diamond

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You need to be smart when buying a diamond and ensure you do your homework well in advance. Here are some tips that will help you approach your purchase in a wise and sensible fashion. 1) When buying a diamond choose a jeweller as you would choose a doctor. He or she should be armed with expert training, … [Read more...]