Separate fact from fiction and you’ll find lab-created diamonds make great alternatives to mined diamonds. Our guide will show you how to shop for them.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can help jewelry marketers avoid making deceptive claims. Learn about the FTC diamond jewelry guide updates for 2018.
Blockchain tech can provide secure, digital transaction records. Can blockchain diamonds resolve ethical and legal issues related to sourcing and grading?
NGOs and movies have helped raise awareness of conflict diamonds, and governments have taken steps to stop their trade. How effective are these measures?
Identifying diamonds requires the right equipment. Learn what diamond grading tools novice professionals or hobbyists need.
Distinguishing diamonds from their lookalikes requires educated eyes. Learn what visual features to look for and the properties of many popular imitations.
Learn how diamonds formed geologically and how they became the virtual standard for engagement ring stones in this brief history of diamonds.
First-time gem buyers may not understand how choosing, rating, and grading diamonds work. Our consumer guide both explains and offers advice on all three.
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 does a diamond cost? When consumers think of diamonds, they think “expensive.” However, what exactly makes that so? Beyond the unavoidable factors of mining, cutting, grading, and setting, who or what determines diamond prices?