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A Diamond’s Clarity A Diamond’s Clarity

Diamond clarity is one the 4Cs of diamond qualities. It refers to any flaws, or inclusions in the diamond, and how visible or detectable they are. Inclusions... 

Color Of Diamonds Color Of Diamonds

When it comes to the 4Cs of diamonds, color, or lack of it, is an especially important characteristic. Diamonds are given letter grades to denote the level... 

Carats Equals Weight? Carats Equals Weight?

Many people equate the term carat with the size of a diamond, and as carat size increases, so will the carat weight. But the operative word there is weight.... 

Diamond Cutting Styles Diamond Cutting Styles

Our love of diamonds and admiration of their fire and brilliance has given rise to many different cuts of diamonds. While we still see some of the earliest... 

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How To Care For Your Diamonds How To Care For Your Diamonds

Diamonds are durable and strong, but should be cared for as though they were fine breakable china or more fragile gems. They can chip or scratch if you.re... 

Diamond Shapes Diamond Shapes

The cut of a diamond refers to the way the stone is shaped and polished, how the facets are arranged and how deep or shallow it.s cut. There are various... 

A Diamond’s Fire A Diamond’s Fire

The term fire is commonly used to describe a diamond, but what does it refer to? The ancient Greeks thought that fire in a diamond symbolized the eternal... 

A Diamond’s Fluorescence And Why It’s Important A Diamond’s Fluorescence And Why It’s Important

We.re all familiar with the 4Cs of diamonds . cut, color, clarity and carat weight. But diamonds also possess a quality called fluorescence that.s... 

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ARTICLES ON JEWELRY

Diamonds – An Excellent Heat Conductor? Diamonds – An Excellent Heat Conductor?

Except for most blue diamonds, which are semiconductors, diamonds are good electrical insulators, meaning they reduce the flow of electricity. Blue diamonds owe their semi-conductive property to boron impurities, which act as a doping agent and cause... [Read more]

Industrial vs Gem Quality Diamonds Industrial vs Gem Quality Diamonds

Diamonds are the hardest known naturally occurring material Its hardness has been known since ancient times, and is the source of its name. However, there have been synthetic diamonds created which are even harder. The hardest natural diamonds in the... [Read more]

Are Diamonds Really Indestructible? Are Diamonds Really Indestructible?

Diamonds are among the hardest substances on earth; in fact they use diamonds and diamond dust to cut diamonds. Other gemstones are hard as well, but not nearly as hard as a diamond. Diamonds and other gemstones are measured by the Mohs scale. It runs... [Read more]

Diamond Mines – The Source Diamond Mines – The Source

The very mention of diamond evokes fantasies of fabulous riches and dreams of love and power. Up to the Middle Ages they were so rare and expensive that only royalty could afford diamonds. But in modern times even ordinary people are able to possess a... [Read more]

Ever Wondered How Diamonds Are Made? Ever Wondered How Diamonds Are Made?

Diamonds form between 75-120 miles below the earth’s surface. According to geologists the first delivery of diamonds was somewhere around 2.5 billion years ago and the most recent was 45 million years ago. The carbon that makes diamonds comes from... [Read more]

Diamond Certification From Independent Laboratories Diamond Certification From Independent Laboratories

Diamond certification is essential when you’re buying a diamond and is different from a jeweler.s appraisal, although the certification is part of any appraisal. Many diamonds look the same, but not all of them are going to be of the quality you... [Read more]

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