Jewelers

Information on where to shop for diamonds, selecting a jeweler for your diamond purchase, and more.

diamond appraisals

The Inside Story on Diamond Appraisals and ‘Tolerance’

A certification of a diamond is not the same as an appraisal.  After a diamond is certified (by GIA, AGS, IGI, EGI), it arrives at a jeweler’s store.  Diamond appraisals can be performed by anyone, and currently does not require any training, education, or licenses.  They are often performed by the salesman, the same one …

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diamond clarity

Diamond Clarity: The Essential Guide

When discussing diamond clarity, it is referring to two major characteristics: blemishes (external – scratches, chips, and pits) and inclusions (internal – cracks, bubbles, and other impure minerals).  Many of these imperfections are too small to see with the human eye (requires a microscope) and occur in almost all diamonds. Keep in mind that all …

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