10 Fun Facts about Diamonds

10 Fun Facts about Diamonds

It is written that Confucius once mused, “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.” Popularized by everyone from royalty who incorporated them into their regal garb, to movie stars like Marilyn Monroe who put them on the map as “a girl’s best friend”, their allure and charm have persisted for centuries. (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…)