Diamonds

What Is the Best Cut for a Diamond?

What Is the Best Cut for a Diamond

Diamonds are precious stones and are a symbol of social status as well as love. Many people prefer a diamond ring for their engagement.  The cut of the center stone of the diamond plays a vital role in how it looks on your finger or your neck. There are many different diamond shapes available in …

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Ideal vs. Super Ideal Cut Diamond

Ideal vs. Super Ideal Cut Diamond

When buying a diamond, you want to ensure you find the best value. One way to do this is to learn about the different diamond cuts and choose one that will give you the most beautiful and sparkly diamond.  But how do you know which cut is right for you? This blog post will compare …

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What Are Loose Diamonds?

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Loose diamonds are diamonds that are cut and polished but have not yet been put into jewelry. You cannot wear loose diamonds, although you can collect and store them.  Loose diamonds are available from all diamond merchants. You can either buy them online or offline and save some dollars as they are relatively cheaper. However, …

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What Is the Brilliance of a Diamond, and Why Does It Shine?

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What makes a diamond shine? Diamonds shine mainly due to two attributes: their fire and their brilliance. People often think that fire and brilliance are interchangeable terms. But in the context of diamonds, fire and brilliance are two different optical properties that make diamonds unique. In this article, I will discuss the science behind the …

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Do Diamonds Glow Under Black Light?

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Diamonds are beautiful gemstones that attract many people, and this is because of their sparkling and brilliance factor. One thing that people wonder about is the different colors that diamonds produce under different types of lights.  For example, do diamonds glow under black light? The answer is yes, they do. Some diamonds glow under UV …

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When Does James Allen Have Sales?

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Wearing diamonds on a special occasion can be a symbol of royalty. They are precious, attractive, and expensive too.  Most people prefer to buy diamonds by going to jewelry stores. But purchasing diamonds from a jewelry shop will generally cost you more because they include staff wages, electricity bills, and various other costs along with …

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Lab-Created Salt and Pepper Diamonds

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While a white diamond is the most popular type of diamond, some people want a more distinct look for their jewelry. Especially when an engagement ring is involved. And that is where salt and pepper diamonds come into the picture.  The best part about salt and pepper diamonds is that they are unique, and it …

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Are Rubies Rarer Than Diamonds?

Are Rubies Rarer Than Diamonds

Gemstones can bring happiness to people in different ways. The more rare a gem is in the world of jewelry, the more its value is. This is true when we look at precious jewels. Both rubies and diamonds are very well-liked gems for jewelry, but do you know which gemstone is rarer?  Are rubies rarer …

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What are SI Diamonds?

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An SI-grade diamond is a good recommendation for people who want to buy a beautiful-looking diamond at a low price. Their low price and unique ability to hide inclusions make SI diamonds very popular amongst diamond lovers.  SI diamonds have flaws. However, the good thing is that these flaws are not visible to the inexperienced …

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Why Are Diamonds So Hard?

Diamonds are well known for their beauty and sparkle. But apart from their unique beauty, they are also well known for their strength.  The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word Adamas which means unbreakable. It is one of the hardest materials found on the earth. But why are diamonds so hard?  Diamond is an …

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Glow In Dark Lab Diamonds and How to See Phosphorescence

Diamonds are formed when carbon deposits deep inside the earth are subjected to high pressure and temperature. But lab-grown diamonds are just like test-tube babies. A single seed of a diamond is treated with high pressure and temperature, just like a mined diamond. These lab diamonds are almost 50 percent cheaper than natural grown diamonds. …

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Your Guide to Cloudy Diamond Rings

Many women love to wear a diamond ring on special occasions because it can enhance their beauty. The magic of a diamond is in its sparkle and brilliance. You would always want a diamond ring that looks clear to your eyes. But you will find some diamond rings in the jewelry store that look cloudy …

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What Is a Portrait Cut Diamond?

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Many of us have heard of colorless diamonds, colored diamonds, and lab-created diamonds. And all the different shapes that diamonds are cut. A lesser-known variety is a portrait cut diamond. What is a portrait cut diamond? Portrait cut diamonds are ancient Indian cuts of diamonds. They are cut in the form of a thin slab …

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What Is an Oval Diamond Bowtie?

What Is an Oval Diamond Bowtie

If you want to buy a traditional round diamond ring but cannot afford it due to cost, you could consider buying an oval cut diamond instead. These diamonds are fast gaining popularity.  Oval diamonds are elongated in shape and possess the same brilliance and sparkle as a round diamond. Moreover, they have a larger surface …

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Everything About Baguette Diamonds

Baguette Diamonds

Buying a diamond ring can be a matter of debate. People’s opinions about the various shapes, such as round brilliant cut, pear or heart shape, emerald cut, or cushion cut, are very diverse and individualistic. One shape that perhaps fewer people have heard about or seen is a baguette cut. This article is a guide …

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What Is CTTW for Diamonds?

What Is CTTW for Diamonds

If you are looking for diamond earrings offline or online, you will see the tag CTTW along with cut quality, color, clarity, and carat. You might be wondering what this term represents. CTTW stands for Carat Total Weight. In this article, I will discuss total carat weight and how it differs from the carat weight …

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