Diamond Science: What are you Buying?

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? (more…)

Diamonds: Little Inclusions, Big Impact

Diamonds: Little Inclusions, Big Impact

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You’ve found what seems to be the most flawless diamond, but there are some secrets diamonds keep really well. Their flaws, invisible to the naked eye and only visible under magnification, can potentially affect the integrity of your diamond. Aside from its composition, a flaw affects the diamond’s clarity, meaning it impacts the path of light that is reflected through the diamond and can hinder its beauty. Numerous factors that make up a flaw, including the position, size and number of characteristics, can affect the overall appearance and integrity. Little inclusions can make a big impact, so here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a loose diamond for your custom engagement ring. (more…)