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
17 articles
The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Cut
7 articles
The 5th C - Certification
3 articles
The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Clarity
14 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
19 articles
Choosing a Ring Style, Setting, and Metal
28 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
20 articles
Cost Factors, Savings, and Financing
9 articles
Deciding Where to Buy a Diamond
30 articles

step 5

And You’re Done!

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