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Why choose a Cushion cut Diamond?

Bursting with fire and sparkle, the Cushion cut Diamond boasts an Antique style.

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Why choose a Cushion cut Diamond?

Why choose an Oval Cut Diamond?

The Oval cut Diamond is a smooth yet elegant shape that expresses a classic sophistication.

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Why choose an Oval Cut Diamond?

Why Choose a Pear Cut Diamond?

The pear shape cut boasts a delicate slender design with an essence of femininity.

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Why Choose a Pear Cut Diamond?

Why Choose an Asscher Cut Diamond?

The epitome of sophistication, the Asscher cut diamond was the first signature cut to be formally patented.

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Why Choose an Asscher Cut Diamond?

What are GIA Certified Diamonds?

Buying diamond jewellery is one of the biggest online purchases you can make, how on earth do you trust an online retailer with your hard earned cash?

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What are GIA Certified Diamonds?

Sparkly Spotlight on... Princess Cut Diamonds

Displaying similar levels of sparkle and brilliance as a Brilliant Round, a Princess cut has a square face and a side on shape that is similar to an inverted pyramid.

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Sparkly Spotlight on...  Princess Cut Diamonds

Sparkly Spotlight on... Round Brilliant Diamonds

Not all round diamonds are Round Brilliant diamonds. A brilliant cut is defined as one resembling two pyramids placed base to base.

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Sparkly Spotlight on...  Round Brilliant Diamonds

How Big is a One Carat Diamond?

Are you shopping for a shiny 1 carat diamond engagement ring? Maybe you’re just buying someone a nice present because, well, they’re the kind of person that deserves it and you’re the kind of person that knows how to buy great presents? Whatever the reason, there’s a particular question in diamond buying which can often cause confusion. Just how big is a one carat diamond?

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How Big is a One Carat Diamond?

Is Diamond Fluorescence Good or Bad?

Diamond fluorescence is a point of some contention in the industry. Some say it is bad. Some say it can be good.

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Is Diamond Fluorescence Good or Bad?

Is my diamond certified fantastic?

How can I be sure I'm getting what I paid for?

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Is my diamond certified fantastic?

Two carats, too costly?

So you’re looking for a diamond and you've got your carats covered. But you’re surely wondering, how much will your shiny 2-carat diamond cost?

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Two carats, too costly?

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make When Buying Diamonds as an Investment - and How to Avoid Them

Investing in diamonds is a tricky business. So tricky, in fact, that the head honchos at Quality Diamonds have a running disagreement about it.

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make When Buying Diamonds as an Investment - and How to Avoid Them

A Guide to Square Shaped Diamonds

There is no such thing as a square diamond. Sure, there are lots of diamonds that are square-shaped. But if you asked any diamond jeweller for a square diamond, the most likely reply you’ll get is, “What type?”

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A Guide to Square Shaped Diamonds

What to Look For in an Emerald Cut Diamond

So you want to buy an emerald-cut diamond? You clearly have exquisite taste. The emerald cut may not have the razzle-dazzle of some of the other diamond shapes but what it lacks in sparkle, it makes up for in cool demeanour and vintage sophistication. It’s also extremely good value compared to a round brilliant or princess cut.

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What to Look For in an Emerald Cut Diamond

How to buy a diamond with Va-Va-VOOM, Part 2

This article covers the dark arts of crown and pavilion angles which, despite sounding like something best left to maths geeks with protractors in their pockets, are really very simple to understand.

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Diamond Proportions, or how to buy a diamond with Va-Va-VOOM: Part 1

Remember Jessica Rabbit? That hourglass figure; those curves? They way she was built drawn, you could practically hear a bass drum when her hips moved.

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What does your diamond shape say about you?

Your choice of clothes, shoes and jewellery is greatly determined by your personality. What you wear is an expression of who you are and how you’d like the world to see you.

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Culets 101

You've chosen your ideal diamond shape, selected the best cut, and picked a carat weight that’s just right. After searching for your dream diamond on-line, you've found two that fit the bill perfectly.

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How Important is Diamond Clarity?

In a world where the words “flawless” and “diamond” seem as made for each other as peaches and cream, you’d be forgiven for thinking that clarity is king.

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21 Months to cut a Diamond?

On May 17th 2013, a stunning 101.73ct pear shaped diamond was auctioned by Christie’s at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva and was purchased for a whopping $26.7M!

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21 Months to cut a Diamond?

How Much Should You Pay for a Half Carat Diamond?

If you’re looking to buy a half carat diamond – perhaps for an engagement ring – then working out what a 'good' price is can be a minefield. Diamond prices vary wildly and half carat diamond prices are no exception. So how are you supposed to set a reasonable budget?

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How Much Should You Pay for a Half Carat Diamond?

DiamondScore, your own personal Diamond Expert.

When you first embark on a quest to buy your first diamond, you may start with the assumption that “one diamond is as good as the next”, but the truth is not all diamonds are created equal.

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Which Diamond should I buy???

We have decided we are buying a diamond engagement ring, now its time to focus on exactly on how to make the best choice!!! The 4C’s are the starting point, and below is a quick guide...

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How much is that 1 carat diamond in the window?

One of the questions we get asked the most (an FAQ, if you will) is: What’s the price of a 1 carat diamond? To which we always answer:

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How much is that 1 carat diamond in the window?

Know what to look for when buying diamonds

Buying diamonds can be a daunting experience if you have little or no experience in such matters. No doubt you want to get the very best items you can within your budget. However, if you do not know what to look for, this can be difficult.

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What is a Princess Cut Diamond?

When people think of diamond engagement rings, the ring that usually comes to mind is the solitaire. In these rings, a solitary diamond is set of a simple metal band.

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What is a Princess Cut Diamond?

Getting diamonds with that extra sparkle

If you're on the lookout for diamonds, either as a treat for yourself or to hand over as a gift, you no doubt want to choose something truly special.

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Heart diamonds make the perfect gesture

Diamonds make the perfect romantic gesture. These delicate and beautiful items are the perfect physical representation of romance and it is not hard to see why they have been exchanged between lovers over the centuries.

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Heart diamonds make the perfect gesture

Make sure you get the perfect diamond for you

Diamonds can be extremely personal things. When you are buying such items, either for yourself or as a present for someone special, it is important that you get the ideal offering.

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Considering Clarity when Shopping for Diamonds

When buying a diamond ring, people generally take a lot of time to consider the style and colour, but devote much less time to one other very important aspect - the clarity of the diamond.

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Are Your Diamonds Real?

Nothing beats the stunning beauty and timeless elegance of genuine diamonds. While some artificial diamonds may look indistinguishable from the real thing, over time they could become cloudy and chipped, ruining the appearance of your prized piece of jewellery. Once you know how, checking if a diamond is real is relatively simple, and could prevent you from becoming duped by convincing fake.

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Why Choose a Radiant Cut Diamond?

The Radiant Cut Diamond is considered the grandfather of the modern day fancy cut with a history of over 20 years. The popularity of the diamond comes from the fact that it was the first diamond to have the pavilion faceted. The radiant cut, also known by the terms a cut-cornered and also by GIA as a square modified brilliant, typically has 70 facets. The radiant cut of diamond is a square shaped cut however as sharp edges are a point of weakness in the gem, cutters have truncated the edges.

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Why Choose a Radiant Cut Diamond?

Why Choose an Emerald Cut Diamond?

The Emerald cut diamond became a very popular cut due to its classical style and elegance not seen in other cuts. The emerald cut is what is known as a step cut diamond as opposed to the more common brilliant cut diamond. This gives an appearance of steps going into the diamond which results in a very distinctive and unique brilliance. Typically the number of facets that emerald cut has is 58, with 25 on the pavilion 8 on the girdle and another 25 on the crown.

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Why Choose an Emerald Cut Diamond?

Why Choose a Heart Shaped Diamond?

The heart shaped diamond cut represents love and romanticism on a level which other cuts can only aspire to achieve. The shape being as it is, the ultimate symbol of love, makes it the perfect choice for Valentine's Day, an engagement ring or possibly even an anniversary gift.

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Why Choose a Heart Shaped Diamond?

Why Choose a Princess Cut Diamond?

Second only to the ever popular Round Brilliant Cut, The Princess Cut diamond has become one of the most popular cuts on the market today. One of the youngest cuts it was developed during the late 20th century to maximise weight retention of octahedral Diamond crystals, helping to create more attractive Diamonds at more reasonable prices. It was the first fancy cut to achieve AGS status in 2005. The shape can vary between square and rectangular. Its appeal comes from the fact that it achieves a brilliance and fire reflection to almost match that of the Round Brilliant Cut but with a rectangular or square shape.

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Why Choose a Princess Cut Diamond?

The Truth About Fancy Coloured Diamonds

When we talk about diamond colour, we’re usually talking about the lack of it. Colourless diamonds - or absolutely colourless, if you’re really stinking rich - are the créme de la créme of diamonds. They’re the ones rated D or E on the colour scale and they’re the rarest and most desirable diamonds on the planet. Or are they?

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Why Choose a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond?

The Round Brilliant Cut is arguably the most popular and most recognizable diamond cut of all the cuts available with over three quarters of all diamonds used in jewellery cut to this shape, this is because it achieves the greatest brilliance and fire. Thus is optically the most efficient. It was developed by Marcel Tolkowsky as late as 1919. This cut is certainly the most popular amongst buyers at the present time with the Princess Cut being a distant second.

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Why Choose a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond?

Blood Diamonds & The Kimberly Process

The term "Blood Diamonds" or "Conflict Diamonds" refers to diamonds that are sold mainly through illegal methods to fund war efforts in the war torn countries of Africa.

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Why Choose a Marquise Cut Diamond?

The Marquise Diamond is one of the most popular modified brilliant cut of diamond available at the moment. The Marquise Cut or Navette Cut casts its origins way back to the early 18th century when the French King Louis XV ordered a diamond to be cut to resemble the smile of his mistress the Marquise de Pompadour.

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Why Choose a Marquise Cut Diamond?