Diamond Education

Is my Diamond Real or Fake and Scams You Need to Know About

Posted by Janice Toro on

Are you curious to know if your diamond is a fake? Okay, so you finally have the engagement ring of your dreams. It's perfect but your fiancee says he got such an amazing deal that you start having doubts as to whether or not your diamond is real. If you want to know for sure, there are a few ways you can test your diamond yourself. I will share some of them with you and let you know which ones work and which only partially work. You will need a magnifying glass, a ten power jeweler's loupe, plate-glass, a newspaper and...

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How to Buy a Diamond Plus the Top 10 Diamond Buying Hacks

Posted by Janice Toro on

Do you want to buy a diamond or a piece of jewelry for a special occasion but don't know where to start? Well, you've come to the right place! I want to give you a better understanding of white diamonds, black diamonds, engagement, anniversary and wedding rings by covering the basics, which are called the 4 C's of diamond buying: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. Just a word about black diamonds as opposed to white. In recent years, more so with the growing adoption of non-conventional engagement rings, the demand and popularity of black diamonds have grown exponentially. The biggest...

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What is a Black Diamond, is it Real and what is the Price Range?

Posted by Janice Toro on

A black diamond refers to an impure type of polycrystalline diamond that consists of diamond with impurities or inclusions like graphite and amorphous carbon. That's right, graphite, just like the lead in a pencil! And yes, it is a REAL diamond! The impurities (mostly graphite) get attached to the diamond crystals in large amounts during this beautiful gem's formation process such that the diamond appears black in color. Real black diamonds are opaque, which means you cannot see through them. They are not transparent. Black diamonds, also known as "carbonados", and are the toughest type of natural diamond known to man! As...

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How to Buy an Engagement Ring Online and Avoid Common Mistakes

Posted by Carmine Ramos on

Congrats! You just decided to propose. Now, you just have to buy the ring but that’s probably going to be one of the larger purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. So let me touch on the brief history of the engagement ring, the controversies, and most importantly, how you can buy one, and what to pay attention to. The first recorded use of an engagement ring was in the 15th century when then Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a then very rare diamond ring. This sparked a craze in the circles of nobility and people...

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You Won't Believe What Diamonds Can Be Used For!

Posted by Janice Toro on

Diamonds are more than just high-priced jewels to flaunt, they are worth a lot more than you may realize.

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