Are Diamond Rings Traceable?

When you begin diamond ring shopping, you’ll be surprised to learn the complex issues surrounding the purchase of a small sparkly rock sitting on a band. Buying a diamond requires a lot more research than simply picking the one based on looks. There are actually ethical issues surrounding this thousand year old carbon that goes…

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How Diamonds are Valued?

Whether you are new to diamonds or not, one thing you must know is that not all diamonds are created equal. Diamonds come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and colors and with varied compositions. Diamonds go through refining processes including polishing before they are “consumer-ready”. At this point, diamonds will be given certain values…

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Which Diamonds are the Rarest?

The fancy colored diamonds are the rarest in the world. Statistics show that they are less than 0.1% of the total diamonds mined worldwide. Very few mines produce these colored diamonds. In fact, there are some colors which are so rare such that they are sold even before they get to the processing company. The…

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What Shapes Do Diamonds Come In?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when purchasing a diamond is the shape of the center stone.  Diamonds come in many shapes and settings, allowing you to create a piece of jewelry that is uniquely your own. There are seven diamond shapes that are found routinely among most jewelers. Traditional Diamond Shapes  …

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