About Carat Weight

Carat (ct) is a measurement of weight, not size. There are five carats to a gram. A 1 ct sapphire is smaller in size than a 1 ct diamond because it is heavier. There are 100 points to a carat, so a 50…

About Diamond Cuts

A rough diamond looks like any other rock until it is “cut” into many facets at optimum angles to produce maximum brilliance (sparkle) and fire (reflected colors). The quality of the cut is known as the “make”.

About Diamond Clarity

A diamond’s clarity grade is actually a flaw-grade and refers to the tiny imperfections present when the stone was originally formed by nature. If no flaws can be seen under 10X magnification, such as with a diamond loupe, it is…

Diamond Grading

Diamond color is graded from D-F (colorless) through G-J (near colorless), K-M (faint yellow), N-R (very light yellow) down to S-Z (light yellow). In the K-R range you sometimes get a very light brown called “champagne” and a darker brown…

About Diamond Color

The lack of natural body color is a major factor in determining the value of a diamond. The most expensive are colorless and are graded downward by the amount of yellowish or brownish tint they have.

How to Buy Diamond Engagement Rings

Some jewelry stores mark up their diamond engagement rings as much as three times the Rapaport List wholesale price. However, on the wholesale market diamonds are sold well below the published value, so you can buy below list wholesale from a jeweler with low…

1/10 ct tw Diamond and Aquamarine Gold Ring

Available in White Gold Only This very pretty ring is made from 14k white gold, a 7 X 5 mm aquamarine and 1/10 carat total weight in diamonds. The aquamarine is medium color, eye clean and cut well. The diamonds…

Man’s Platinum and Channel Set Diamond Ring

1/2 ct tw of diamonds This man’s ring is fashioned from platinum and has 5 channel set round cut diamonds that weigh a total of 1/2 carat in one version or five princess square cut diamonds totaling 3/4 ct in another….

Sapphire and Diamond Ring in White Gold

Available in White Gold Only This ring comes in 14k white gold and has five sapphires and 1/5 carat total weight of diamonds. The sapphires are eye clean, medium to medium dark blue color, little or no color zoning and…

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