I was trained at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) who created the world wide accepted scale for grading diamonds. This organization besides training students about diamonds and grading also provides a service where you can send in your diamond and have them grade it, so you can understand what its value truly is. Its […]
Why do you need to have a diamond certified and how much does it cost?
Certified diamonds are great, but WHO is the diamond certified by? Find out which companies are HONEST, and which ones to stay away from.
Most colored diamonds you see in jewelry stores today have been treated because natural colored diamonds can be expensive. Some treatments you should avoid.
Can the average consumer buy diamonds at wholesale prices? It’s a question that comes up frequently in the jewelry industry, and here’s the answer.
Looking for a stone that looks like a diamond minus the hefty price tag? Here’s a breakdown of the best and not-so-best alternatives to diamonds.
1. No one sells to the public wholesale. A lot of online stores will claim this. If someone declares they do, run for the hills. Many vendors purposely search for misgraded diamonds to sell in order to create the appearance of savings. 2. When buying certified diamonds do not buy the certification, buy the diamond. […]
What exactly are black diamonds? Are they worth as much as regular white diamonds?