Diamonds 101

Diamonds Under the Scope

May 30, 2016By 0 Comments
Diamonds Under the Scope

Diamond Inclusions: Diamonds are formed deep under the earth’s surface for millions of years under extreme heat and pressure. Naturally, this give rise to a number of imperfections inside a diamond, which are called inclusions, as well as on its surface, which are called blemishes. When viewed under a 60X or a 120X microscope, the […]

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3 GIA Diamond Report/Dossier Authentification

February 24, 2011By 1 Comment
3 GIA Diamond Report/Dossier Authentification

I received a number of emails regarding this post, The GIA Diamond Grading Report.  A number of readers are concerned that unscrupulous diamond dealers may use some fake GIA Report, especially now that the technology for counterfeiting is so good that even on close scrutiny the fake report can be passed on as genuine. I […]

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6 Diamond Misshapen Facets

February 20, 2011By 0 Comments
6 Diamond Misshapen Facets

If you are buying some loose diamonds for your own personal setting, the quality will be assured if the diamonds are accompanied by a GIA Diamond Report or a GIA Diamond Dossier. However, for smaller stones which are not being graded by GIA, then you will have to depend on the integrity of the seller […]

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2 The GIA Diamond Grading Report

February 16, 2011By 0 Comments
2 The GIA Diamond Grading Report

Many readers may have in their possession a diamond (or many loose diamonds) accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report and are well versed in the content of the Certificate.  A graphic image of a GIA Diamond Grading Report is produced here and a brief description and comments will add on to your further understanding […]

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5 The Ideal Cut Diamond

February 10, 2011By 0 Comments
5 The Ideal Cut Diamond

In 1919 a young Russian mathematician, Marcel Tolkowsky, wrote a Master thesis, Diamond Design, on the proportions for Round Brilliant Cut diamond.  He systematically analyzed the optics of a diamond and estimated the best proportions for cutting round brilliant diamonds. This became the basis of what is now known as ‘The Ideal Cut’. The above diagram shows […]

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4 Shapes of Diamonds

December 26, 2010By 1 Comment
4 Shapes of Diamonds

Diamonds are cut in many different shapes. The first brilliant cut was introduced in the middle of the 17th century, which was known as the Single Cut and they had 8 facets at the top and 8 facets at the bottom with a table, totaling 17 facets. As skills and technology advances, diamonds are then […]

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