Our Guide to

Diamonds

Shape 

Often one of the first decisions when buying a diamond is choosing its shape.

Diamonds are cut to optimize

light return and highlight

different features of the stone. 

Color

Color evaluation is actually based on lack of color. A chemically pure

and perfect diamond has no hue, and therefore has a higher value. Diamond color grading ranges from Colorless (D) to Light (Z) 

Clarity

Diamond clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes.

Diamonds are made when carbon is exposed to extreme heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process results in distinguishing and varied internal characteristics called "inclusions"

or external characteristics known as "blemishes."

Clarity grading ranges from Flawless (FL) -no inclusions

or blemishes visible with up to 10x magnification-

to Included (I3)- inclusions obvious under 10x magnification

and may affect transparency and brilliance. 

Cut

We love diamonds for their ability to sparkle and transmit light. The way a diamond is cut greatly affects the diamond's look and how well it interacts with the light.

Diamond cut grading ranges from Excellent - great weight ratio, an even pattern of bright and dark areas- to Poor- proportions do not allow optimal light interaction. 

Carat

Diamond size is determined by its measured carat weight. 1 carat is equal to 200 milligrams. Each carat can also be divided into 100 'points' which is why you may hear a .25 carat diamond referred to as a 'twenty-five pointer.'

DISCOVER

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Now that you know about diamonds, search below for loose stones.

*Please remember, prices are subject to change and only from one of our many dealers.

Please set up and appointment to see any stones listed below

or similar options and receive the best price. 

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