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...]

How to Clean Your Diamond

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Diamonds are among the hardest natural minerals on Earth, yet they require special care to keep them shining and looking their absolute best. In fact, a diamond’s sparkle can be lost by the mere touch of a finger, which can cause dirt to collect on … [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...]

Shirley Temple Diamond up for Auction at Sotheby’s

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AUCTION UPDATE 04/20: The Shirley Temple diamond once belonging to “America’s Little Darling” will be up for auction next month. The cushion-cut blue diamond remained in Temple’s jewelrycollection until her death in 2014 and will be offered in … [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...]