Bravo for Brown Diamonds

Just a few decades ago, saying a diamond was brown was considered to be the kiss of death . These ugly ducklings of the colored diamond world were often destined for industrial use.

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The Big Deal about Little Inclusions

Clarity characteristics on a gemstone’s surface are called blemishes. Inside the stone, they are referred to as inclusions.. This post will focus on inclusions and how they are important factors to gem and jewelry professionals and consumers.

Inclusions can be very small, but they mean a lot. In general, the fewer inclusions, the greater the desirability.

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Diamonds Shape by Shape

When buying a diamond, you know how important the 4Cs are in defining diamond quality. But well before buying comes dreaming. And when you envision the perfect diamond you’ll own one day, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is its shape.

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The Green Diamond

Colored diamonds have a special allure, and rare natural color green diamonds may be the most intriguing of them all.

The green color in a diamond is the result of exposure to radiation. The source of the radiation can be naturally occurring or performed in a laboratory. Natural radiation is the result of the diamond being exposed to radioactive uranium from rocks near the earth’s surface. Artificial irradiation is achieved in a lab using either a linear accelerator (called a linac), gamma rays or a nuclear reactor.

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The Beauty of Blue Diamonds

Blue diamonds are extremely rare, exquisitely beautiful, and rich in lore. This special combination has made them coveted by diamond lovers and jewelry connoisseurs.

How rare are blue diamonds? To find that glittering needle in the haystack, tons of ore have to be unearthed. And when a blue diamond is found, you can imagine the excitement it causes.

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Yearning for Yellow Diamonds

If you love yellow diamonds, you’re not alone. Diamond connoisseurs spend millions on these stunning gemstones.

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