Asscher Cut Diamonds 101

The asscher cut diamond comes to us by way of Holland. Brothers Abraham and Joseph Asscher first produced the stone that bears their namesake sometime between 1902 and 1907 after gaining international clout by the cleaving the 3,106 carat Cullinan Diamond; the world’s largest rough gem. Read more

Fancy Diamonds 101

We know what you’re thinking: “Aren’t all diamonds ‘fancy’?” Well, yes and no.

You see, while these beautiful, unique stones are all made from some of the most durable material on planet earth, only certain diamonds which fall on the traditional D (colorless white) to Z (heavily tinted yellow) diamond color scale are considered “fancy”. Read more

How to Sell Your Diamonds and Jewelry

You’re getting ready to hand over your precious jewels to a diamond buyer. You’ve gone through a long process of bargaining prices and you’re not so sure you’re getting the best deal as you place your gems in the buyers’ hands.

Knowing how to identify a credible buyer and knowing what to expect when selling your diamonds and jewelry is the first step to selling. As a seller of wholesale diamonds and as a diamond buyer, we have helped many individuals get the best deal possible. Here is what you can expect when selling your diamonds and jewelry. Read more

Diamond Science: What are you Buying?

Buying a diamond is certainly an investment, so why don’t we approach it with the same method we would if we were buying a car or a house? For example, when purchasing a car, we want to know its history, when it was made, how it was made and its quality. We should extend that same line of thinking to buying a diamond, which is why we are bringing you a quick guide on what it is you’re buying.

What exactly is the chemistry of a diamond and how does it affect your purchase? Read more

Heart Cut Diamonds 101

Lady Gaga sets a lot of strange trends but one trend she brought back that’s more normal and exquisite than others is the heart-shaped diamond. This shape is certainly unique to the taste of few but it is a rare shape that when cut properly, can shine as bright as the person proud to wear it. If you’re considering a heart cut diamond for a diamond engagement ring for your beau, shop with these notes and tips in mind. Read more