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Beyond just the four C’s, browse our comprehensive diamond research and educational articles. Our diamond experts have collectively spent decades in the diamond industry to provide you with free and unbiased advice.

Each of the 4 Cs play a role in a diamond’s beauty, though it is difficult to decipher one component by itself.

Read our complete guide to 4Cs of diamonds

  • The Four C'sThe Complete Guide to Diamond Color ScaleDiamond color is a crucial aspect of your diamond's appearance. The color scale ranges from D (completely clear) to Z (warm yellowish tint). While high grades offer little visible difference, they come with a significant price increase. For instance, aJan 05, 2024
  • The Four C'sD Color Grade DiamondsD color diamonds are the highest color grade on the GIA color scale, meaning they are colorless both when viewed under magnification by an expert as well as to the naked eye.  However, this exceptional quality comes with a heftyJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sE Color Grade DiamondsE color diamonds are a top-tier choice, offering a near-perfect, colorless appearance. They're a step away from the highest grade, D, but to the naked eye, the difference is negligible. The GIA grades diamonds in the D, E, and FJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sF Color Grade DiamondsF color diamonds are the third and last color grade that is considered 'colorless' on the GIA diamond color scale. Many people feel that an F color diamond is a good option because it's still in the colorless range andJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sG Color Grade DiamondsG color diamonds are the start of the 'near colorless' grades on the diamond color scale. G color diamonds strike a balance between quality and value, presenting a near-colorless appearance that's hard to distinguish from higher grades. They're nestled justJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sH Color Grade DiamondsH color diamonds are 2nd in the “near-colorless” range of the GIA color scale, meaning they appear almost colorless when viewed with the naked eye, but could show a slight yellow tint when viewed under magnification by an expert gemologist.Jan 11, 2024
  • The Four C'sI Color Grade DiamondsThe I color grade is the second-lowest grade in the near colorless range of the GIA color scale. While having a faint yellowish tint, they often appear near-colorless once set in a ring, especially to the untrained eye. In fact,Jan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sJ Color Grade DiamondsThe J color grade is the last of the 'near colorless' diamonds on the GIA color grade scale which ranges form G through J. While offering a hint of warmth, J color diamonds, can still look beautiful, especially when setJan 11, 2024
  • The Four C'sK Color Grade DiamondsK color diamonds are the start of 'faint yellow' on the diamond color scale. They have a faint yellow tint, but with the right setting, they can still exude elegance. Especially in yellow or rose gold settings, the tint oftenJan 11, 2024
  • The Four C'sA Guide To The Diamond Clarity ChartDiamond clarity refers to the grade given to a diamond based on the imperfections and inclusions found in a diamond. The fewer inclusions and blemishes a diamond has, the higher grade it will receive on the diamond clarity chart. TheJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sEye-Clean Diamonds: Everything You Need to KnowEye-clean diamonds are stones in which inclusions and blemishes are not visible to the naked eye when viewed from the top, or the "face-up" position. The term "eye-clean" is not an official grading; rather, it's a subjective assessment that canSep 06, 2023
  • The Four C'sIF and FL Diamond Clarity GradesFlawless (FL) and Internally Flawless (IF) diamonds are the top clarity grades, which means that the diamonds have no visible flaws under 10x magnification (or even a microscope). Diamonds in this clarity range are rare, making up less than 0.5%Aug 15, 2023
  • The Four C'sComplete VVS Diamond Clarity Buying GuideVVS Diamond Meaning VVS means Very Very Slightly Included. It is a measure of diamond clarity on the GIA clarity scale, which grades the visual appearance of a diamond, and how many flaws or blemishes there are. A VVS gradeJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sComplete VVS1 Diamond Clarity Buying GuideVVS1 clarity diamonds are diamonds with imperfections that are so small they're difficult for an expert to see even under 10x magnification. Diamonds with a VVS1 grade are close to the top of the GIA clarity scale, falling just underAug 15, 2023
  • The Four C'sVVS2 Diamond: The Complete GuideVVS2 diamonds are exceptionally high-quality on the diamond clarity chart. A VVS2 will have tiny inclusions that will rarely be seen even under 10X magnification and will always be "eye-clean". However, to the naked eye, a VVS2 clarity diamond mayAug 15, 2023
  • The Four C'sVS Diamonds: Buyer's GuideWhat are VS Diamonds? VS is defined as a "very slightly included" diamond on the GIA’s diamond clarity scale. There are two sub-categories of VS diamonds: VS1 and VS2. The inclusions on VS-graded diamonds are almost always eye-clean," and theJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sGuide to VS1 Clarity DiamondsA diamond with a VS1 clarity grade is fairly high on the diamond clarity scale. VS1 diamonds have only minor inclusions that are not visible to the naked eye but are somewhat easily detected by a trained professional under 10X magnificationJan 24, 2024
  • The Four C'sA Complete Guide to VS2 Diamond ClarityVS2 clarity grade falls in the middle of the diamond clarity scale and is a smart choice for those seeking a balance between cost and quality. VS2 clarity diamonds have only minor inclusions, which are invisible to the naked eyeJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sGuide to SI1 Clarity DiamondsAre you considering an SI1 clarity diamond for your engagement ring but unsure about its quality? SI1, or Slightly Included 1, is a grade on the diamond clarity chart indicating that the diamond has minor inclusions, often invisible to theJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sUnderstanding SI2 Clarity GradeAn SI2 (Slightly Included) clarity grade is on the lower, but still acceptable, end of the diamond clarity scale. SI2 diamonds offer excellent value, with inclusions that are often not visible to the naked eye but are noticeable to aJan 15, 2024
  • The Four C'sA Guide to SI3 Clarity Grade DiamondsSI3 is a diamond clarity rating used by some labs to indicate a clarity that falls between the Slightly Included and Included ranges. It is important to note that the GIA does not have an SI3 rating and it is ourSep 06, 2023
  • The Four C'sAn Expert Guide to I1 Clarity DiamondsI1 diamonds are on the lower end of the clarity scale, with visible inclusions that can affect the diamond's brilliance and fire. While they are more affordable, we generally advise against I1 diamonds for engagement rings due to their impactAug 15, 2023
  • The Four C'sI2 Clarity DiamondsAn I2 clarity grade is on low end of the diamond clarity scale. I2 diamonds, while affordable, have visible inclusions that can affect the diamond's beauty and brilliance. These diamonds are not recommended for engagement rings due to their noticeableAug 15, 2023
  • The Four C'sCloudy Diamonds Buyers GuideAs you may have read elsewhere on our website, its best to find an "eye-clean" diamond of lower clarity grade (like we discuss in our article on SI2 clarity). There is one "hidden" flaw that is disastrous. Not only willSep 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sDiamond Feather Inclusions: What to Watch ForDiamonds have all sorts of inclusions. A feather inclusion is one type of internal inclusion. It's a crack within the diamond that has a feathery look when viewed from a right angle. Depending on the color, size, and location ofSep 06, 2023
  • The Four C'sTwinning Wisps & Everything You Need to KnowWhat is a Twinning Wisp? Every diamond has its imperfections. Some are noticeable, while others are so tiny and faint that no one ever sees them. One type of diamond inclusion is twinning wisps. Twinning wisps are a type ofSep 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sThe Diamond Cuts GuideCut is one of the diamond's four primary quality markers, known as the 4Cs. It relates to the diamond's proportions and technical details, influencing its brilliance. A superior cut offers enhanced fire and sparkle. Diamond cuts are graded from 'Excellent'Dec 11, 2023
  • The Four C'sHearts & Arrows Diamonds - Are they worth it?Hearts and Arrows diamonds are precisely cut round brilliant diamonds that have a unique visual pattern resembling hearts and arrows when viewed through specialized tools. The 8 "hearts" are seen from the pavilion view (bottom-up), while the 8 "arrows" areSep 03, 2023
  • The Four C'sUnderstanding Diamond Depth and TableTogether, the depth and table size of a diamond significantly influence how light is reflected back to the viewer's eye, thereby affecting its brilliance. Both table and depth play a significant role in a diamonds cut grade appearing in itsDec 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sDiamond Culet: Everything You Need to KnowA diamond culet is the tiny facet at the bottom of a diamond's pavilion, serving as the tip or point where the gem's facets converge. The culet is a critical but often overlooked feature of a diamond's anatomy, influencing itsSep 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sWhat is Diamond Symmetry and How is it GradedDiamond symmetry refers to how precisely the various facets of a diamond align and intersect. This can include factors such as how the edges align, whether the facets are uniform in shape and size, and how the facets meet atSep 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sWhat Is Diamond Fluorescence (And Why It Matters)?Diamond fluorescence refers to the glow a diamond emits under ultra-violet (UV) light, often seen as a blue hue. The GIA has five fluorescence grades: None, Faint, Medium, Strong, and Very Strong. While 30% of diamonds exhibit this glow, itsDec 11, 2023
  • The Four C'sDiamond Polish: Grades & Impact on PriceWhat is Diamond Polish? Diamond polish refers to the quality of the surface finish of the diamond after it has been cut and faceted. In simple terms, it measures how smooth the various facets of a diamond are, impacting howSep 04, 2023
  • The Four C'sWhat are Triple Excellent (GIA XXX) Diamonds: Buyers GuideTriple Excellent diamonds, commonly referred to as "Triple Ex," are diamonds that have received the highest possible grades in three key aspects: Cut, Polish, and Symmetry, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). These diamonds are highly valued forSep 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sWhat are Spready (Spread) Diamonds?Many people envision a big diamond for their engagement ring. Whether it's a 1 Carat or 3 Carat diamond, they have their eyes set on a large stone. But a diamond's size isn't the only thing that matters. In fact,Dec 18, 2023
  • The Four C'sA Guide to Diamond ProportionsUnderstanding diamond proportions is crucial for anyone looking to purchase a high-quality stone, as these measurements significantly affect the diamond's brilliance and overall appearance. Proportions refer to the ratios between a diamond's depth, table, crown angle, and pavilion depth. TheseDec 18, 2023
  • The Four C'sWhat Are Old European Cut Diamonds and How to Buy ThemThe old European cut is an antique diamond cut that was popular from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It succeeded the old mine-cut diamond, keeping the large culet and small table but having a rounder shape. Understanding howSep 06, 2023
  • The Four C'sOld Mine Cut DiamondsCharacterized by their cushion-like shape, high crown, and large facets, Old Mine Cut diamonds were originally crafted in the late 17th to early 20th centuries. They typically feature 58 facets, but what sets them apart is their uneven and lessSep 04, 2023
  • The Four C'sRose Cut Diamonds: Buying GuideRose cut diamonds date back to the 16th century when diamonds were still measured and cut by hand. Because of the age of the rose cut and simplistic technology that was originally used to create it, its design is muchSep 05, 2023
  • The Four C'sUnderstanding Diamond Size ChartCarat, one a diamond’s 4cs, describes the weight, not the size of a diamond. Diamond carats have a weight equivalent of 0.20 grams. So a one-carat diamond is 0.20 grams, and a five-carat diamond is one gram. The carat weightAug 17, 2023

From round to cushion cut, the shape of diamond that you choose will have a huge impact on the look of your fiancé-to-be’s ring. It could also have a surprisingly large impact on the engagement ring’s price.

Read our guide on Diamond shapes

  • Diamond ShapesA Guide to Diamond ShapesDiamond shapes define the overall geometry and form of a diamond. From the classic Round to the unique Marquise, each shape offers distinct characteristics and aesthetics. While Round diamonds are the most popular, accounting for over 65% of diamonds sold,Jan 05, 2024
  • Diamond ShapesRound Cut Diamond Buying GuideThe round-cut diamond is renowned for its unmatched brilliance and timeless appeal. Round brilliant cut diamonds have either 57 or 58 facets and the symmetrical design ensures maximum light reflection. This is why two-thirds of diamond shoppers select a roundAug 18, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesPrincess Cut Diamond Buying GuideThe princess cut diamond, characterized by its square shape, is a great modern alternative to the classic round cut. Offering both fire and brilliance, princess cuts are typically more affordable due to efficient rough diamond utilization. However, their distinct sharpAug 18, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesCushion Cut Diamond Buying GuideThe cushion cut diamond, gaining immense popularity over recent years, characterized by its soft square or rectangular shape with rounded edges, reminiscent of a pillow. Understanding the nuances between standard and modified cushion cuts, as well as their distinct appearances,Jan 25, 2024
  • Diamond ShapesThe Oval Cut Diamond GuideAn oval cut diamond provides excellent brilliance, durability and style. We recommend an H color or better and an SI1 or SI2 for clarity for this diamond shape. However, it's crucial to be mindful of the 'bowtie effect' in ovalAug 17, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesPear Shaped Diamond GuideThe pear-shaped diamond, often referred to as a teardrop, combines the best of both round and marquise diamond shapes. When choosing a pear-shaped diamond, it's essential to consider its length-to-width ratio and be mindful of the "bow-tie" effect, which canAug 18, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesAsscher Cut Diamond GuideThe Asscher cut diamond is a distinctive choice, characterized by its square shape with deep, layered facets. While it shares some similarities with the emerald cut, its unique octagonal design sets it apart. There are two primary variations: the standardJan 11, 2024
  • Diamond ShapesThe Emerald Cut Diamond GuideEmerald cut diamonds typically have of 57 facets and are distinguished by their elongated, rectangular shape and unique step cuts, creating a 'hall of mirrors effect. While generally not as brilliant they usually appear larger than other shapes of theJan 15, 2024
  • Diamond ShapesMarquise Diamond Buying GuideThe marquise cut diamond, with its elongated and pointed ends, offers a distinctive and elegant appearance. The marquise cut's unique shape not only maximizes carat weight, making the diamond appear larger, but also flatters the finger with its elongated design.Aug 18, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesHeart Shaped Diamond GuideWhile not as prevalent in engagement rings as other shapes, the heart-shaped diamond is certainly a unique emblem of love and affection. This distinctive shape is best showcased in larger diamonds, ensuring its romantic silhouette is clearly visible. The heartJan 25, 2024
  • Diamond ShapesRadiant Cut Diamond Buying GuideThe radiant cut diamond is a dazzling choice, known for its brilliant sparkle compared to other square/rectangular cuts. Its unique design not only provides a larger appearance compared to its actual carat weight but also ensures durability. When considering aJan 15, 2024
  • Diamond ShapesRadiant Cut vs. Princess Cut Diamonds: Which Are Best?Radiant cut and princess cut diamonds can both look absolutely stunning, whether set in an engagement ring or in a pair of earrings, a pendant or other diamond jewelry. Although the round brilliant cut is the most popular diamond shape,Mar 28, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesEmerald Cut vs. Radiant Cut vs. Cushion Cut DiamondsIf you are considering a rectangular shaped diamond for your engagement ring, you have three options: Cushion cut, Emerald cut, and radiant cut. While all three of these diamonds can be rectangular, there are several key differences between them thatOct 05, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesTrillion Cut Diamond Buying GuideThe Trillion Cut Diamond is triangular shape with rounded or pointed corners and features between 31 to 50 facets. Originally designed to make the most out of flawed or irregularly-shaped rough diamonds, the Trillion Cut has evolved into a highlySep 06, 2023
  • Diamond ShapesTeardrop Engagement Rings: The Ultimate Buying GuideTeardrop engagement rings, also known as pear-shaped engagement rings, combine the brilliance of a round diamond with the elongation of a marquise diamond, creating a flattering and versatile design. When buying a teardrop engagement ring, it's crucial to pay attentionAug 21, 2023
  • Diamond CertificatesWhy GIA Certification is the Best in Evaluating DiamondsBottom Line Recommendation: We recommend every buyer purchase a diamond with a GIA or AGS Certificate only. The GIA is the most respected and most consistent of all of the grading entities. In addition to a GIA or AGS certificate,Aug 30, 2021
  • Diamond CertificatesAGS Certification: Everything to Know Before Buying a DiamondThe American Gem Society (AGS) is one of the most respected diamond grading organizations in the industry, known for its stringent grading standards and cutting-edge technology. Founded in 1934, the AGS aims to set high ethical and professional criteria forSep 03, 2023
  • Diamond CertificatesIGI vs GIA Diamond CertificationThe IGI started out as the blue-collar workhorse of the diamond business. Founded in 1975, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) is the largest of the independent diamond and jewelry certification labs. The IGI started out as the blue-collar workhorse ofFeb 06, 2024
  • Diamond CertificatesHRD Certification: What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a DiamondHRD Antwerp, short for Hoge Raad voor Diamant, is one of Europe's largest diamond certification laboratories. It is based in Antwerp, Belgium, a city renowned for its longstanding history in the diamond trade. Their certification offers detailed information about aSep 03, 2023
  • Diamond CertificatesA Review of EGL Diamond CertificationEGL (European Gemological Laboratory), founded in 1974, is one of the many diamond certification labs that grade diamonds on their quality, providing information on their cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. While EGL is widely known, it's important to noteSep 04, 2023
  • Diamond CertificatesGSI Certification: What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Diamond"Make sure you buy a certified diamond with a GIA certificate, or an AGS certificate, those are nonprofit testing labs that tell you what you're buying so there's no bait and switch going on." Mark Vadon, Founder of Blue Nile,Aug 16, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsFancy Color Diamonds: Guide to 4 C's, Quality, Grade and PriceFancy colored diamonds refer to any diamond that has a hue other than white. While white diamonds are graded on a color scale from colorless (D) down to pale yellow (Z), fancy colors are graded based on the saturation ofSep 06, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsPink Diamond Engagement Ring Buying GuideFancy Pink Diamonds are among the most coveted and rare types of diamonds, known for their exquisite and unique pink hue. The Pink diamonds’ color is not caused by chemical impurities, as with other fancy colored diamonds rather the causeSep 04, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsFancy Yellow Diamond GuideFancy yellow diamonds, often referred to as "canary diamonds," are diamonds with an intense yellow hue, distinct from the pale yellow shades commonly found in less valuable diamonds. The rich color in fancy yellow diamonds comes from the presence ofJan 02, 2024
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsArgyle Diamonds: Where They're From and What You Should KnowArgyle Diamonds come by their name rightly: they’re from the specific Argyle mine in Western Australia. Though some of the diamonds from Argyle are pink, not all of them are—as pink diamonds are very rare. In a certain sense, theSep 06, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsFancy Red Color DiamondsFancy red diamonds are an extraordinary class of colored diamonds, highly prized for their rarity and unique deep red hue. Unlike other colored diamonds that contain trace elements like boron or nitrogen, red diamonds owe their color to a rareSep 04, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsPurple Diamond Buying GuidePurple diamonds are natural diamonds that form 100 miles beneath the Earth’s surface over at least one billion years. These diamonds are distinct from diamonds that are artificially enhanced, which alters the stone’s natural color.  According to the Gemological InstituteSep 03, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsAn Expert Guide to Natural Blue DiamondsBlue diamonds are extremely rare and highly coveted gemstones, known for their captivating hues ranging from faint blue to fancy dark blue. These diamonds get their color from the presence of boron impurities in their carbon structure, and their valueDec 11, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsOrange Color Diamond: Everything You NeedOrange diamonds are a rare and captivating subset of fancy colored diamonds. These vibrant gemstones get their color primarily from the presence of nitrogen during their formation, and the intensity of their hue can range from faint to vivid. WhenSep 06, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsGreen Diamonds: Pricing Guide for Shapes, Shades and RarityGreen diamonds have a unique color resulting from natural irradiation while underground. This exposure to radiation alters the crystal structure, giving the diamond its distinct green look. Due to their rarity, green diamonds often come with a high price tag,Sep 04, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsChameleon Diamonds: Color Changes You Need to Look ForBottom Line Recommendation: Unlike any other diamond that exists, the Chameleon variety changes color temporarily, hence the name. While the base color is an olive tone like this 1.07 Carat cushion cut from Leibish & Co., there are multiple hues.May 01, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsA Guide to Black Color DiamondsBlack diamonds are a unique and enigmatic variant of natural diamonds, known for their opaque, dark hue that absorbs light rather than reflecting it. These gems are either naturally black due to the presence of graphite, pyrite, or hematite inclusions,Sep 04, 2023
  • Fancy Colored DiamondsChampagne Diamond GuideWhat is a Champagne Diamond? A champagne diamond is a type of colored diamond that’s naturally brown, with a noticeable yellow tint. They can range in hue from light brown to darker shades, resembling the color of champagne. These fancySep 05, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsThe Best Places to Buy Engagement RingsWhen purchasing a diamond engagement ring, it’s important to find the right retailer to purchase it from. Some retailers excel at niche products like fancy-colored diamonds or gemstones. Others have a broad range of setting styles. We have plenty ofJan 02, 2024
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsA Guide to Ethical Diamond BuyingEthically sourced diamonds are gems that are obtained through responsible mining practices that prioritize the welfare of the workers, communities, and environments where they are found. Unlike "blood diamonds," which finance civil wars and exploit labor, ethically sourced diamonds adhereSep 05, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsDiamond Prices: A Complete GuideA diamonds’ price is determined primarily by the 4 Cs of the diamond. On the wholesale level, diamond prices are first based on a diamond shape and size range (e.g. 1.00ct – 1.49ct). After that, it is broken down byFeb 02, 2024
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsRecycled Diamonds: Nearly Zero Impact Environmentally and SociallyRecycled diamonds, also known as reclaimed or repurposed diamonds, are gemstones that have been previously set in jewelry but are being resold for a new purpose. Unlike newly mined diamonds, these stones offer an eco-friendly alternative, as they don't contributeSep 05, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsDiamond Accents: What You Need to KnowDiamond Accents refer to the small diamonds that are placed beside a larger stone in a jewelry piece. They are designed to enhance the overall beauty and brilliance of the piece of jewelry. They add style, elegance and personality toSep 03, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsMoissanite vs. Diamond: What are the differences?While the two gemstones may appear similar and even share many properties, diamonds and moissanite have several key differences that set them apart. Moissanite vs. Diamonds: Key Differences Origin: Moissanite is a lab-created gemstone derived from a naturally occurring mineralJan 02, 2024
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsEnhanced Diamonds: Types, Pros, Cons and MoreWhat are Enhanced Diamonds? Enhanced diamonds start as very included or low color diamonds and then undergo specific treatment for improving either their clarity or diamond color. Treatment aims to reduce the appearance of inclusions or improve color, though enhancedSep 03, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsClarity Enhancement - Treated DiamondsBottom Line Recommendation:  If you are able to fully adsorb the fact that a diamond is not an investment, but a retail product that you buy to look nice when placed on your loved one's body, then clarity enhanced diamondsJun 06, 2022
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsConflict-Free Diamonds: What Are They And Where to Get ThemA conflict-free diamond means a diamond that’s mined and shipped without connection to rebel or terror groups. Procedures and agreements like The Kimberley Process are in place to guarantee that diamonds are mined and shipped according to certain ethical standards.Sep 06, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsWhat is CTTW and CTW in Diamonds?When discussing diamonds, CTW and CTTW are acronyms you'll often encounter, referring to "Carat Total Weight" and "Carat Total Weight," respectively. Essentially, both terms indicate the total carat weight of all diamonds in a piece of jewelry, such as aSep 06, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsCubic Zirconia Vs. DiamondCubic Zirconia and diamonds are both popular choices for jewelry, but they differ significantly in composition, durability, brilliance, and cost. Diamonds are natural or lab-grown gemstones composed of carbon atoms arranged in a crystal lattice, renowned for their hardness andSep 01, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsEthical Engagement RingsWhat is an Ethical Engagement Ring? An ethical engagement ring features an ethical diamond and a setting made of recycled metal. Ethical engagement rings are manufactured with a low impact on the environment and don't violate any human rights. ThereApr 13, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsMelee Diamonds: Everything You Need To KnowMelee diamonds are small diamonds that typically weigh less than 0.2 carats and are often used to accentuate larger stones in various types of jewelry, particularly engagement rings and wedding bands. Despite their small size, these diamonds can make aSep 04, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsDiamond Color vs Clarity: Which Is More Important?When choosing a diamond, the debate often centers around color versus clarity. Both significantly influence a diamond's appearance, but which holds more weight? In essence, neither is universally 'more important.' It's about striking the right balance for your preferences andAug 17, 2023
  • Miscellaneous DiamondsEverything You Need to Know About GIA DiamondsThe Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the gold standard in diamond grading, ensuring that you're purchasing a diamond that truly reflects its stated qualities. A GIA certificate provides an unbiased assessment of a diamond's characteristics, including its 4Cs: carat,Aug 18, 2023
  • Lab-Created DiamondsA Complete Guide to Lab-Grown DiamondsLab-created diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and visual properties as natural diamonds. They are evaluated and graded using the same 4Cs as natural diamonds. While lab-grown diamonds may offer a more affordable and sustainable alternative, it's essential to understandFeb 05, 2024
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Grown Diamond CertificationWhen purchasing a lab-grown diamond, it must have a certificate. The 4 Cs of diamond quality determine how much it is worth. Since you likely aren't a gemologist, you need a reputable, independent certificate to know if the quality claimsFeb 05, 2024
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Created Diamond Clarity: What to Look ForLab-grown diamonds may be created in a factory, but they will still have imperfections similar to natural diamonds. Those blemishes and imperfections are referred to as inclusions and are graded on the diamond clarity scale. In order to get theNov 13, 2023
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Created Diamond Color: How to EvaluateWhile lab-grown diamonds are made by man, there are still imperfections similar to those in natural diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are graded on the color scale, which starts with D (completely white) and goes to Z (yellowish tint). Not only doFeb 06, 2024
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Created Diamond Vs. Natural DiamondAre lab-grown diamonds real? Yes, lab-grown diamonds are real! They are genuine diamonds, but they have distinct origins and characteristics. They are created in controlled environments, replicating the conditions under which natural diamonds form. Lab grown diamonds offer identical beautyFeb 05, 2024
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Grown Diamond Prices & Value AnalysisLab-grown diamonds have surged in popularity recently, offering a more affordable alternative to natural diamonds. These diamonds are made in labs but share the same physical and chemical properties as their natural counterparts. Lab-grown diamonds are significantly cheaper. A oneFeb 05, 2024
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab Grown Diamond Studs: Buying GuideLab-grown diamond studs are earrings that feature diamonds created in a controlled laboratory environment, as opposed to being mined from the Earth. These diamonds are virtually indistinguishable from natural diamonds in terms of physical properties and appearance, offering an ethicalSep 10, 2023
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Created Diamond Pendant: Buying GuideThe perfect gift for anniversaries, graduations, birthdays etc, diamond pendants are one of the most sought after gifts for our readers. Many of our readers have asked how they can get a larger diamond within their budget. The obvious answerDec 19, 2023
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelets: Everything to KnowA lab-grown diamond tennis bracelet is a timeless piece of jewelry featuring a single or multiple rows of lab-created diamonds set in a straight line. These diamonds are not mined but are instead created in a laboratory setting, making themNov 13, 2023
  • Lab-Created DiamondsLab-Created Yellow Fancy DiamondsFancy colored diamonds offer a unique, high-fashion look to your engagement ring but are often unattainable due to their price. Purchasing a lab-grown fancy shaped diamond gives you the opportunity to get a beautiful fancy yellow diamond for a muchNov 13, 2023
  • Lab-Created DiamondsBest Places to Buy Lab-Grown DiamondsLab-grown diamonds are increasingly popular as a more affordable option when purchasing an engagement ring. Just because the diamond is lab-grown and not natural does not mean you can buy it from anywhere. You need to find a reputable jewelerFeb 06, 2024
  • Lab-Created DiamondsHow Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?How Lab Diamonds Are Made Interestingly, the process by which lab diamonds are created is actually no different to that of natural diamonds. The only difference is one happens naturally in the Earth over billions of years, and the otherNov 13, 2023

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