Diamond Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

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Lab-Grown Diamond Pricing

What are the major factors behind lab-grown diamond pricing? Learn how synthetic diamond pricing differs from that of natural diamonds.

Whiteflash Review

Founded in 2000, Whiteflash’s mission is to provide top quality diamonds and fine jewelry to their customers while providing…

Ultimate Diamond Buying Guide

Buying a diamond doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn everything you need to know to buy the best diamond for your engagement ring.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Review

Brian Gavin Diamonds (BGD) have a reputation backed by their founder and namesake, a renowned expert in the diamond-cutting field. They…

Blue Nile Review

Launched in 1999, Blue Nile was one of the first online diamond retailers. They revolutionized the way people bought diamond engagement rings…

James Allen Review

Launched in 2006, online jewelry retailer James Allen is considered a disrupter in the diamond market that seeks to educate buyers on diamond buying…

Diamond Rarity, Quality, and Cost

Word is out that diamonds aren’t that rare. So, why are they still so expensive? Learn about diamond rarity and quality and how they impact cost.…

Buying a Trillion-Cut Diamond

A trillion-cut diamond makes a distinctive center stone, but finding a good one can be difficult. Learn how to choose the best quality stone for…

Is an I Clarity Diamond a Good Buy?

An I clarity diamond has a low clarity grade, but can it look OK in an engagement ring? Learn the pros and cons of these stones and how to find a great…

Lab-Grown Diamonds FAQ

Lab-grown diamonds are becoming popular options for engagement ring stones. Learn the truth about these gems in our FAQ and make your own informed…

Diamond Certification FAQ

Don’t be fooled by overgraded diamonds. Learn how diamond grading reports from different labs can impact the quality of the stone you purchase.…

Should I Buy a Diamond Online?

Do you want to buy a diamond for an engagement ring? Don’t. Still want to buy a diamond? OK. Here are the pros and cons of buying a diamond online.

How to Grade Fancy Cut Diamonds

Fancy cut diamonds can have any finished shape, except round. These stones have their own grading criteria, in particular regarding proportion…

Properties of Diamond Simulants

Diamond simulants, like cubic zirconia and moissanite, often appear in jewelry. See how the properties of real diamonds compare with popular…

A Brief History of Diamonds

Learn how diamonds formed geologically and how they became the virtual standard for engagement ring stones in this brief history of diamonds.…

Top Spots for Gem Hunting in the US

Visit one of the top gem hunting spots in the US. Go alone or with the family. A gemology-themed vacation can be fun, educational, and (maybe) profitable.…

What is a Princess Cut Diamond?

What constitutes a princess cut? Jeff Graham examines a variety of diamonds sold as examples of this design and identifies their overall characteristics.…

Gemology Cheat Sheets

These gemology cheat sheets review gem color and clarity grading, specific information on evaluating diamonds and opals, and basic gem identification…

How to Evaluate Diamond Symmetry

How can you evaluate diamond symmetry without an expensive proportion scope? Learn how to build an inexpensive alternative tool that will get…

Modern Diamond Cut Grading Methods

The GIA modern diamond cut grading method is the most widely accepted in the industry. Our step-by-step guide covers the tools and techniques you’ll…

Can Diamonds Burn?

Diamonds may form under intense heat and pressure, but under what conditions can diamonds burn? Learn the science behind a diamond’s fiery end.…

What is a Chameleon Diamond?

A classic chameleon diamond can change color from green to yellow under certain conditions. Learn more about this process and other color change…

Product Review, Diamond Calculator

There is a new piece of software available that will be of interest to many of you. It is called the Diamond Calculator. More information available…

HPHT Diamond Treatments

HPHT diamond treatments can only be positively identified with costly equipment. However, you can learn to assess the probability that a stone…

The GIA Diamond Cut Grading System

How does the GIA diamond cut grading system work? Our guide will explain what the grades mean and how gemologists evaluate round brilliant diamond…

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