Diamond: The Emperor Reigns Supreme

Diamond: The Emperor still reigns surpreme

Diamond is considered by many to be the Emperor of gemstones and it is also designated the official Birthstone for the month of April.  One of Earth's most highly prized treasures, diamonds have an extensive history that dates back thousands of years in … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Color Grading

The Four Cs: color grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Clarity Grading

Clarity Grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be … [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...]

VIDEO POST: How to Buy a Diamond

How to Buy a Diamond

Buying a diamond in today's retail environment can seem like a daunting task for even the most ardent of shoppers. What are the factors that affect a diamond's quality, and how does that in turn affect the overall value of a particular diamond? This short video, produced by The Gemological Institute of America … [Read more...]

The Grading Report vs The Appraisal.

Report vs Appraisal

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...]

The Four Cs: Cut Grading

Cut Grade

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Carat Weight

The short video below on carat weight, produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond’s weight affects its overall value.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Four Cs … [Read more...]

Crater of Diamonds Park Yields 6.19 ct

A man has found a 6.19 ct. white diamond at Crater of Diamonds Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.

A man has found a 6.19 ct. white diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. David Anderson has named the diamond, which he found in the East Drain area of the park, the Limitless Diamond in honor of the religious charity Speed the Light. He plans to give all proceeds … [Read more...]