Diamond Education

Diamond Education

When shopping for a diamond, it is important to know how they are evaluated. Our comprehensive guide helps you understand the 4 C's of diamonds (carat, color, clarity, cut) - and more - to ensure the maximum quality and value of your selection.

Diamond Shape

A diamond's shape is one of its most defining characteristics. From the round brilliant diamond to the princess cut, we'll help you choose the shape that complements your style.

Diamond Shape

Diamond Color

Graded on an alphabetical scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow), a diamond's color rating indicates the degree of yellowness in the stone. The most valuable diamonds are usually completely colorless.

Diamond Color

Diamond Clarity

A diamond's clarity indicates the presence or absence of inclusions and blemishes within the stone. Gemologists determine a diamond's clarity by examining it under a magnifying lens.

Diamond Clarity

Diamond Carat

The carat is the unit of measurement for a diamond's weight. Larger diamonds are rarer than smaller ones with characteristics of equal quality.

Diamond Carat

Diamond Cut

A high quality diamond cut will result in a symmetrical, brilliant stone that reflects maximum fire and brilliance.

Diamond Cut

Diamond Certification

A Diamond Grading Report includes all of the stone's defining characteristics and scores. Any diamond purchase should be accompanied by a report.

Diamond Certification

Diamond Culet

The culet is the tiny facet or point at the base or bottom of a diamond, where the pavilion facets meet.

Diamond Culet

Diamond Girdle

The girdle is the thin perimeter of a diamond, dividing the crown (top) from the pavilion (bottom).

Diamond Girdle

Diamond Fluorescence

A loose diamond with fluorescence will emit a soft, bluish glow when placed under UV or ultraviolet light.

Diamond Fluorescence

Loose Diamond Search

Search for a loose diamond by characteristics such as carat, shape, price and more. With over 175,000 diamonds, you are sure to find the perfect stone.

Loose Diamond Search

Expert Diamond Guidance

Need help choosing a loose diamond? Our Diamond Experts can find the highest quality diamonds within your specifications or price range.

Expert Diamond Guidance
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