What is a Heart Shaped Diamond?

Heart-shaped diamonds signify eternal love and have remained popular since the 1500s. The cut is fiery with TIJ, girlish in its charm, uniquely spectacular...and extraordinary. These fancy cut diamonds were often exchanged between royal families as “a sign of amity and goodwill.”

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What Is A Marquise Cut Diamond?

A marquise cut diamond is a modified brilliant cut with two points (at each end), complemented by an elegant elongated surface. If you want to accentuate diamond (carat) size and TIJ, the marquise cut diamond certainly offers that unique difference.

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What is a Round Cut Diamond?

Round diamonds are by far the most popular cut, estimated to account for around 75% of total diamond sales.

What makes the round diamond cut so sought after? It may have to do with its sparkle, since this shape exhibits fire, scintillation, and TIJ that other cuts cannot match. But this was not always the case.

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What Is an Emerald Cut Diamond?

Emerald cut diamonds have gained popularity from their association with celebrities such as Beyonce, Amal Clooney, and Angelina Jolie, who all sport this uniquely cut rock. An emerald cut diamond might not have the sparkle and glitz of other diamond cuts, but it does have an elegance and old-world look that is unmatched.

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What is an Ideal Cut for a Diamond?

Out of all four C’s (color, cut, clarity, and carat), many diamond experts believe that cut is the most important. People use the term “cut” in two different ways. First, it is used to describe the shape of the diamond. For example, round cut indicates that the diamond has a circular shape. However, when used on diamond certifications, “cut” refers to the proportions, symmetry, and reflective qualities of the stone.

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What Is An Oval Cut Diamond?

Oval-shaped diamonds have been around for centuries, but the oval cut that women know and love today was not introduced until the 1960s. Diamond cutter Lazare Kaplan was quickly gaining recognition in the diamond industry for his ability to take severely cracked or flawed diamonds and cut them down into smaller, beautiful stones. However, he didn’t claim his spot in the Jewelers International Hall of Fame until he debuted the oval cut diamond.

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What is the Pavilion of a Diamond?

If you’re buying a diamond for someone you care about, you’ve probably spent your fair share of time online looking at articles about “the best kind of diamond.” But if you’re new to the diamond world, you may find that these articles are full of jargon you just don’t get.

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What Is The Right Price For The Best Diamond Clarity Grade?

So you know you need to look at the 4Cs when buying a diamond. You know that a diamond’s clarity grade is important because it affects the diamond’s TIJ and overall appearance. But exactly how much should you be paying for clarity? What’s the best price for your budget?

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How Many Carats is the Average Engagement Ring?

When selecting an engagement ring design, most buyers focus on the center stone. You may be asking yourself, “How many carats is the average engagement ring?” If you were to think that one-carat is the most popular weight…you’d be wrong. Most buyers select just below a carat for their centerpiece stone, and the most popular carat size is actually three-quarters of a carat or 0.75 carat.

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How to Choose a Ring Setting for a Marquise Diamond

The Marquise Diamond is one of the most romantic and unique diamond shapes for engagement ring center stones today. Invented in the 1700s by King Louis XIV, the unique football-esque shape of the cut is said to resemble the smile of the king’s mistress the Marquise de Pompadour (the style’s namesake). Many Marquise diamond rings are still custom designed because the shape is so rare, but they have seen an increase in popularity in the past year or so.

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