What are the 4Cs?
Cut: The cut of a diamond refers to the proportions to which the diamond is cut and polished. The quality of the cut determines its ability to reflect and refract light. The better the cut, the more fire and brilliance it will have.
Color: While most diamonds appear colorless, there can be subtle hints of yellow or brown. The rarest diamonds have no color at all and are therefore the most valuable. Diamonds are graded and classified by the degree of color they contain.
Clarity: At the time every diamond was formed, miniscule traces of other minerals or gasses may have been trapped inside. These result in identifying characteristics called inclusions that make each and every diamond unique. These are nature's birthmarks or fingerprints, and may present the appearance of tiny feathers, clouds, or crystals. Diamonds are graded and valued by the type, amount, size and location within the diamond of these inclusions. The fewer there are, the higher the grade and obviously the more valuable a diamond is.
Carat Weight: The carat is a standard unit of measure (200 milligrams) that classifies diamonds by weight, and a one-carat diamond is also equal to 100 "points." Therefore a 1/2-carat diamond is referred to as a 50-point diamond, a 3/4-carat diamond as a 75-point stone, and so on. Larger diamonds are very rare. In fact, only one polished diamond in a thousand will measure more than one carat.
"C" is Most Important?
Our research has shown that the discerning diamond customer prefers diamonds in the colorless (D-F) and near-colorless (G-I) range with above average clarity (SI-VS). While the diamonds available on buyarock.com represent a broad range of fine qualities and sizes, we have focused our selection in these popular areas to enable you to strike just the right balance between quality, size, and value.
if I don't know her ring size?
much should I spend for an engagement ring?
However, you probably don't need to be reminded of the magnitude of your purchase. Getting engaged is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your lifetime, and your diamond engagement ring is the one symbol of your love and commitment that will endure forever. Buy a ring that you'll both be proud of.
When comparing prices, beware of big discounts and what appear to be unbelievably low price quotes. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
if I don't like the diamond jewelry I buy from buyarock.com?
long will it take to receive my jewelry after I buy?
I receive a certificate with my diamond?
Additionally, your diamond will also come with a Gemprint( Certificate of Registration. The Gemprint( computer system uses a low powered laser to shine through the diamond and record the unique sparkle pattern created by the angles of its cut. Essentially, this process records your diamond's unique "fingerprint." This is useful when insuring your diamond and will always allow it to be positively identified as yours. This system is used by the FBI and law enforcement agencies all over North America. In fact, even the famous Hope Diamonds is registered
Of course, if for some reason your diamond is not what you expected it to be, we offer a full money-back guarantee.with Gemprint(.
I Need To Get My Diamond Insured?
is De Beers?
The vast majority of diamond jewelry originates with uncut stones that were either mined or marketed by De Beers. Since 1888, the majority of the world's diamonds have passed through their hands en route to be cut, polished, and distributed to stores throughout the world via traditional industry routes. Chances are the diamonds offered on buyarock.com have passed through De Beers at one point.
is the GIA?
Do Diamonds Come From?
Most diamonds come from mines in Russia, Australia, and Africa. Recently, diamond mining operations have begun in Canada's Northwest Territories. When a diamond is found in its natural state, it looks like nothing more than a clear crystal rock. It is when it is cut and polished that it takes on the brilliant appearance we associate with diamonds.