EVOLUTION OF DIAMONDS
We create diamonds using advanced technology instead of depleting the Earth’s natural resources. Lab-grown Diamonds are 100% identical to naturally mined diamonds except they are ethically sourced, eco-friendly, and affordable.
The technology for making Lab-Grown Diamond is incredible. We create diamonds in 6 to 10 weeks, something it takes the earth millions of years to do. We aren’t just simulating diamonds—we are creating real diamonds. Considering how revolutionary this technology is, it’s amazing that Lab-Grown Diamonds are so affordable.
Moreover, lab-grown diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds, making them a popular choice for ethical and sustainable jewelry, without compromising on quality or beauty.
Yes, girdle thickness can have an effect on the price of a diamond. The girdle is the thin outer edge of a diamond that separates the crown (the top portion of the diamond) from the pavilion (the bottom portion of the diamond). The thickness of the girdle can impact the diamond's appearance, durability, and weight retention.
A diamond with a thin girdle is more fragile and susceptible to chipping or breaking, so it may be priced lower. On the other hand, a diamond with a thick girdle is more durable and weighs more which results in a higher price.
However, girdle thickness is just one of many factors that can impact the price of a diamond, so it is important to consider all aspects of the diamond's cut, clarity, color, and carat weight when evaluating its price. If you have any other questions about this, we would be happy to explain it to you over the phone or in person.
In most cases, it’s impossible for the average person to tell the difference between a lab-grown diamond and a mined diamond without the use of specialized equipment. Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds, so they can have the same appearance, brilliance, and fire as mined diamonds.
However, there are professionals in the diamond industry who are trained to distinguish between lab-grown and mined diamonds using specialized equipment such as a diamond tester or a microscope. In some cases, the method of production may also be indicated by an inscription or laser marking on the diamond's girdle.
The term "eye-clean" is used to describe a diamond that is free of visible inclusions or blemishes to the naked eye. Inclusions are internal characteristics or flaws in a diamond, while blemishes are external flaws on the surface of the diamond.
Eye-clean diamonds are considered to be of higher quality and are typically more valuable than diamonds that are not eye-clean, as inclusions and blemishes can affect a diamond's transparency, sparkle, and overall appearance.
When evaluating the eye-cleanliness of a diamond, the size, number, and location of the inclusions and blemishes are taken into consideration. If inclusions or blemishes are not visible from a distance of 6 to 12 inches, the diamond is typically considered eye-clean. However, this can vary depending on the individual's visual acuity and the size and quality of the diamond.
Work with a reputable diamond dealer: Look for a diamond dealer with a good reputation for honesty, quality, and customer service. Do your research and read reviews from previous customers to ensure you are working with a trustworthy dealer.
Get a certificate or grading report: Diamonds can be certified by independent organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), International Gemological Institute (IGI), or the American Gem Society (AGS). These certificates or grading reports provide detailed information about the diamond's characteristics, including carat weight, color, clarity, cut, and other important details.
Ask for detailed descriptions: When ordering diamonds, be sure to ask for detailed descriptions of the diamonds you are interested in, including information about their shape, size, cut, clarity, color, and other important details.
Request detailed photos: If you are ordering diamonds online, ask the seller for detailed photos of the diamonds you are interested in. This can help you get a better sense of the diamonds' quality and characteristics before making a purchase.
Consider in-person inspection: If possible, consider visiting the diamond dealer in person to inspect the diamonds before making a purchase. This will give you the opportunity to see the diamonds up close and make sure they meet your expectations.
By following these steps and working with a reputable diamond dealer, you can help ensure that you receive the diamonds you ordered and are happy with your purchase.
The carat weight of a diamond that you should choose ultimately depends on your personal preferences and budget. Some factors to consider when choosing a carat weight include the size of your finger, the size of your setting, and the style of the diamond.
If you have a larger finger, a larger diamond may look proportionate. On the other hand, if you have a smaller finger, a smaller diamond may be more proportional. The size of the setting can also affect the perceived size of the diamond. A solitaire setting, for example, will make a diamond look larger than a setting with multiple diamonds.
Another factor to consider is the style of the diamond. If you prefer a more understated look, you may prefer a smaller diamond with a high-quality cut, clarity, and color. If you prefer a larger, bolder look, you may prefer a larger diamond.
Ultimately, the best carat weight for you will depend on your individual preferences and budget. It's important to choose a diamond that makes you happy and fits your lifestyle.
The color of a diamond that you should choose ultimately depends on your personal preferences. There are several factors to consider when choosing the color of a diamond, including the setting, your skin tone, and your personal style. We recommend putting many colors side by side to determine which you prefer.
In general, diamonds with higher color grades (D, E, F) are considered to be more valuable and have a whiter, more brilliant appearance. Diamonds with lower color grades (G, H, I, J) may have a yellow or brown tint, but they can still be beautiful and look stunning when set in the right setting.
The color of the setting can also impact the perceived color of the diamond. A yellow gold setting, for example, can make a diamond appear more yellow, while a white gold or platinum setting can make a diamond look whiter.
Your skin tone can also impact the perceived color of the diamond. If you have a warmer skin tone, you may prefer a diamond with a slightly yellow or brown tint. If you have a cooler skin tone, you may prefer a whiter diamond.
Ultimately, the best diamond color for you will depend on your personal preferences, the setting, and your style. It's important to choose a diamond that you love and that makes you happy.
The clarity of a diamond that you should choose ultimately depends on your personal preferences and budget. There are several factors to consider when choosing the clarity of a diamond, including the size of the diamond, the setting, and your personal style. Looking at different types of clarity side by side will help you see the difference between the clarities to help you pick your preference.
In general, diamonds with higher clarity grades (IF, VVS1, VVS2) are considered to be more valuable and have fewer inclusions (internal flaws) and blemishes (external flaws) that are visible to the naked eye. Diamonds with lower clarity grades (VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2) may have more visible inclusions and blemishes, but they can still be beautiful and look stunning when set in the right setting.
The size of the diamond can also impact the perceived clarity of the diamond. A larger diamond may have more visible inclusions and blemishes, while a smaller diamond may have fewer. The setting can also impact the perceived clarity of the diamond. A solitaire setting, for example, will make a diamond's inclusions and blemishes more noticeable than a setting with multiple diamonds.
Your personal style can also impact the clarity of the diamond you choose. If you prefer a more understated look, you may prefer a diamond with a higher clarity grade. If you prefer a bolder look, you may prefer a diamond with a lower clarity grade.
Ultimately, the best diamond clarity for you will depend on your personal preferences, the size of the diamond, the setting, and your personal style. It's important to choose a diamond that you love and that makes you happy.
Table and depth percentages are two measurements used to describe the proportions of a diamond. They are used to determine the diamond's overall symmetry and balance, and they can impact the diamond's overall appearance and sparkle.
The table percentage is the measurement of the diamond's largest facet, the table, in relation to the total width of the diamond. A typical table percentage for a round diamond is around 53-57%. A larger table percentage can create a more open and airy look, but it can also make the diamond appear flatter. A smaller table percentage can create a more brilliant look, but it can also make the diamond appear smaller.
The depth percentage is the measurement of the diamond's height in relation to its width. A typical depth percentage for a round diamond is around 59-62%. A larger depth percentage can make the diamond appear larger and can enhance its overall brilliance and fire. However, a larger depth percentage can also reduce the overall symmetry and balance of the diamond. A smaller depth percentage can make the diamond appear flatter and can reduce its overall brilliance and fire.
Table and Depth percentages vary depending on the diamond shape. We are more than happy to provide you with those percentages if you stop in store or give us a call.
Both the table and depth percentages can impact the diamond's overall appearance and performance, and it's important to choose a diamond that has proportions that are well-balanced and in line with your personal preferences.