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Mar 4, 2020
Lesedi La Rona Weighing 1,111 carats, the third largest rough diamond ever unearthed came from the Karowe mine in Botswana. Announced with great fanfare in 2015, Lesedi La Rona, which translates to "Our Light" measured 66.40 x 55.00 x 42.00 mm. Purchased by diamantaire ...
Nov 11, 2019
Let's be clear. The most important of the 4Cs is and always will be CUT. The goal of cutting a diamond is to have it reflect back the maximum amount of light. It’s something you can see across the room, the brilliant sparkle of a well cut diamond. You can have a huge stone that is col...
Oct 17, 2019
Rule #1: When a deal seems too good to be true it usually is. While this is no secret it is important to note. There are no fire-sales or bargains in diamonds. If a diamond's price is lower it has been reduced for one of the following reasons: Overgrading: A diamond (even GIA g...
Oct 8, 2019
A glowing diamond isn’t haunted. It's not crazy radioactivity that will kill you. The only cause for concern is how this "GLOW" affects a diamond's value. The phenomenon is called fluorescence. It occurs when certain trace elements are present in a diamond and become excite...
Sep 24, 2019
First things first, Clarity grades are based on what the grader sees at 10X magnification. The scale runs from "Flawless" (nothing seen) to "VVS1-VVS2" (very-very-slight) to "VS1-VS2" (very-slight) to "SI1-SI2" (slight)...And at the bottom you have "I1-...
Sep 19, 2019
Color can be one of the more confusing aspects of the 4C’s. It’s simple enough that color developed due to trace elements from the earth’s crust when they formed. And color is graded on a scale of D, which is colorless, to Z, which appears yellow or brown (thi...
Sep 17, 2019
Crafted by Infinity diamonds remain bright edge to edge, even in low lighting where other diamonds go dark and look smaller. We hear it all the time We regularly hear our clients' 0.80 and 0.90 carat Infinity Diamonds are thought to be more than a carat, even placed side by side ...
Apr 3, 2019
We're often asked "Will you take a non-CBI diamond as part of my payment?" The answer is a happy yes! However, it's important to understand how this service works. Unfortunately, diamonds purchased from other sellers lose value shar...
Jun 16, 2018
A quick refresher on diamond color grading: Diamonds are graded for color face down where light return has no influence. Not face up where cut quality can raise or lower the appearance of the body color. And you don't wear diamonds face down when set. You wear them face up se...