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Know Your Diamonds: Cut, Color and Clarity

You’ve probably heard of the 4Cs of diamonds: carats, cut, color, and clarity. And when you’re shopping for an engagement ring or other piece of diamond jewelry, it’s easy to compare carats, which represent the weight of the diamonds. For example, a smaller diamond might weigh .5 carats, and a larger one might weigh 1 or more carats. If you pay attention only to the carat weight, however, you’re missing the other 3 important cs: cut, color, and clarity. It’s these 3 attributes that affect a diamond’s quality.

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Exploring the Gemology of Diamonds

diamond gemology - diamond engagement ringsThe diamond: It’s a gem that is much rarer than most of us could ever imagine. For decades, it’s been referred to in pop culture—and in jewelry store advertisements—as “a girl’s best friend.” It’s also the hardest natural material on earth, literally. But how much do you really know about that sparkling cut of ice that’s attached to your custom diamond engagement ring?

Here’s the thing about diamonds: Even if you were bored to death by your high school geology class, you’ll probably be surprised to learn just how fascinating the story of the diamond really is.

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Advantages of Dealing with a Graduate Gemologist

graduate gemologist in Doylestown
Greg Glemser is a certified Graduate Gemologist at the Doylestown Gold Exchange.

In the world of precious gems, a graduate gemologist is the equivalent of a Michelin star chef.

And the Gemological Institute of America – otherwise known as the GIA – is THE school for training experts in the jewelry industry.

Gemology education began in the 19th century, but it wasn’t until 1908 that the first real qualifications were created by the National Association of Goldsmiths in England.

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