step 1

Getting Started

Buying a diamond doesn’t need to be complicated. In the end, it’s a piece of earth that’s beautifully cut, polished and set into a setting. By following our step-by-step guide below, you’ll acquire the knowledge you need in no time. It’s not “rocket science” (maybe a little “rock science”, but not too much, we promise).
step 2

The 4 Cs + a 5th C

These are the factors that make diamonds look how they look and cost what they cost.

The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Color
12 articles
The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Cut
9 articles
The 5th C - Certification
2 articles
The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Clarity
13 articles
The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Carats
6 articles

step 3

Find your Style

Next comes the fun of picking out the style that fits you and your lifestyle best.

Diamond Shapes
13 articles
Choosing a Ring Style, Setting, and Metal
10 articles

step 4

Buying the Diamond

Now that you know what to look for and what style you like, it’s time to make the purchase.

Diamond Sources
9 articles
Cost Factors, Savings, and Financing
6 articles
Deciding Where to Buy a Diamond
8 articles

step 5

And You’re Done!

That was easy! Sit back and watch your diamond sparkle!