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When shopping for a diamond, it is important to know how they are evaluated. Our comprehensive guide helps you understand the most important characteristics-carat, color, clarity, cut, and more-to ensure the maximum quality and value of your selection.

How to Choose a Diamond - A brief Video from GIA

The Four C’s of Buying a Diamond

Our diamond education helps you understand the How to Choose a Diamond - A brief Video from GIA most important characteristics-carat, color, clarity, cut, and more-to ensure the maximum quality and value of your selection.

It’s also important to understand the some types of metal are called "precious" metals because they are both rare and very valuable. These include platinum and gold. Each type of metal can be used in various setting types.

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» Diamond Shape

A diamond's shape is one of its most defining characteristics.

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» Diamond Color

Graded on an alphabetical scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow).

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» Diamond Clarity

A diamond's clarity indicates the presence or absence of inclusions and blemishes within the stone.

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» Diamond Carat

The carat is the unit of measurement for a diamond's weight.

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» Diamond Cut

A high quality cut & polish will result in a symmetrical, brilliant diamond that reflects maximum fire and sparkle.

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» Diamond Certification

A Diamond Grading Report includes all of the stone's defining characteristics and scores.

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