Now that you’ve decided that you’re going to pop the question, it’s time to go ring shopping. The right ring can give you the strength you need to ask the question with the confidence of knowing she’ll say “yes.” And that means that, out of all of the rings in the world, you have to…

While the center diamond is often the star attraction of the engagement ring, the right engagement mounting can highlight and showcase the diamond. The engagement ring mounting also defines the style of the engagement ring. Diamond Ring Setting Styles If you want a specific diamond shape, look for an engagement ring setting that accommodates that…

Every diamond engagement ring comes in a different shape, making no two exactly alike. As the destination for all GIA Certified diamonds in Philadelphia, PA, we sell diamonds in all popular shapes. Our service extends from Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware to areas of New York, NY (including the Diamond District in New York City)…

Precision and artistry are required to fashion a stone so that its proportions, symmetry, and polish reflect light as magnificently as only a diamond can. Unleashing a Diamond’s Light Diamonds transmit light with intense sparkles, which is why they are so beloved. While many assume that a diamond’s cut is synonymous with its shape, the…

Diamond clarity grades determine relative visibility of inclusions in a diamond and how they impact their overall visual appearance. It is believed that as diamond clarity improves, so does the rarity. Understanding Diamond Clarity Diamond clarity is best defined as the absence of internal characteristics called inclusions or external characteristics called blemishes. When carbon is…

Pulling off a surprise proposal can be a challenge if you need to ask your intended what their ring size is beforehand. If you need to guess, and miss the mark, a resizing is a simple and inexpensive procedure that can be done quickly at any jewelry store. Determining a Ring Size

Before purchasing a diamond, make sure you review a copy of its certificate to ensure that it has undergone an unbiased, professional exam. This ensures that you are only purchasing GIA-certified diamonds. What is a Certificate? A diamond certificate, grading report, dossier, or quality document are all terms for reports created by gemologists to determine…

As the name suggests, diamond carat weight specifically refers to a diamond’s weight. However, much as a person’s weight does not necessarily correlate with height, carat weight, by itself, may not accurately reflect a diamond’s size. To gain a precise understanding of diamond size, Steve recommends considering carat weight with two other characteristics: 1) the…

GIA’s diamond D-to-Z color-grading scale is the industry’s most widely accepted grading system. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues, with increasing presence of color, to the letter Z. Many of these color distinctions are so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions make a very…

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