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Rose Cut, Old European and Old Mine Cut Diamonds for Your E-Ring

Inherited Older Diamonds and Older Diamonds by Choice Morgan loved older cut diamonds and when Randy started pointing out perfectly cut round diamonds and asking her what size she liked, she was not into it. “They’re too glittery and perfect.” She said to Randy. “Do want one of those rough ones?” He looked dubious. “No,…

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All About Diamond Cut, Technicalities and Common Sense in Diamond Shopping

  In this post, ( third in the 4 C’s series), I will  give you an overview on what you need to know about diamond cut. This should help you keep the confusion away while you’re shopping for your diamond. I’ll get technical with how to read the diamond grading report, but also arm you…

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Diamond Shape – Engagement Choices and Your Hand

Romanced by Your Diamond Shape You may have asked yourself “what diamond shape should I get?” or “will a particular diamond shape look better on my hand?” There are a lot of shape choices, but you might be interested to know a big reason for different shaped diamonds. The raw, out of the ground, diamonds…

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Spready Table, Old Mine, and Ideal Cut Diamonds – Parts of a Diamond

The Day I Started Caring About The Parts of A Diamond I remember the first time I heard my diamond dealer say “She has a ‘spready table.” Yes, just like cars we refer to diamonds as she. My immediate response was “what?” I took a closer look and noticed that it looked like a carat,…

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How to Avoid Diamond Switching

­­Are You Worried About Diamond Switching? So are jewelers! It’s a two-way street of worry between us and new clients, but a jeweler with a good reputation would never risk their good standing by taking your diamond. Most people who join the jewelry fold do so because of a dual drive: the love of beauty…

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What is the Mohs scale? Gemstone Hardness vs Durability

The Mohs Scale and Gemstone Hardness vs Durability Why should you care about the Mohs scale? People ask me about the hardness of gemstones all the time. They know that some gemstones are harder than others, but have no idea how to determine whether amethyst or diamond is the stronger gemstone besides stepping on it…