GIA Diamond Grading Reports: Understanding the Diamond Clarity Plotting Diagram

You probably already know about the importance of a diamond’s 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, carat weight) in defining diamond quality and ultimately determining its value. You may also know that a diamond grading report from an independent grading laboratory like GIA is your best way to be sure that your getting an unbiased assessment of your diamond’s quality. But in addition to the 4Cs, a diamond grading report also contains a wealth of information that tells a deeper story about your diamond.


How to Select a Princess Cut Diamond

If you’re searching for a diamond that has a lot of brightness and is somewhat less conventional than the standard round brilliant, the princess cut might be perfect for you.


GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: Buying the Right Diamond Shape

A diamond’s shape is often the very first consideration when selecting a piece of diamond jewelry. It’s quite clear why: each shape has its own attributes and offers a different aesthetic. Because of the wide variety of diamond shapes available, it’s important to zero in on the shape that works best for you. Today’s installment of GIA’s holiday buying guide series offer a few tips to help you pick the perfect diamond shape.  


GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: Buying a Fancy Color Diamond

We all love the timeless, classic appeal of colorless diamonds. But there’s nothing wrong with spicing up a jewelry collection with punches of color. There’s no better time than the holidays to indulge in a jewelry gift (for her, for him, for yourself) that not only celebrates the season with color, but is also an everlasting treasure to be worn and admired year round.  If you’re looking for an ultimate diamond gift with a big “swoon factor” – think fancy color diamonds during this holiday shopping season.


GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: The Diamond 4Cs Guide For Your Holiday Shopping

Holiday shoppers are giving diamonds an overwhelming YES. And it’s not just bejeweled engagement rings that are getting people to say ‘I do’. Recent studies indicate that women plan to buy more diamonds for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and “just because”.


Bewitched by Black Diamonds

With Halloween creeping up on us, black diamonds seem a fitting subject.

Black diamonds, much like brown diamonds, were once outcasts in the diamond world. In the 1928 book, Diamond: A Descriptive Treatise, author J.R. Sutton noted: “Ordinary black diamond is not greatly unlike black sealing wax. Opinions differ as to its virtues as a gemstone.” And until relatively recently, this negative impression still persisted.”

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