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Most popular engagement rings

October 8th, 2017

Solitaire Engagements Any mounting with single center stone is considering solitaire. Doesn't matter prongs, bezel, or channel set. Engagement rings don't have to be diamonds, you can select any stone that you like to be set into your engagement ring. Diamond solitaire engagement is the most popular of all times

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Diamond price calculator

September 12th, 2017

How to calculate the price of a diamond 1. The size of diamond (carat weight)     Carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric 'Carat' is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 points. This allow

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DIY jewelry cleaning

August 20th, 2017

How to clean your diamond jewelry at home There is a simple way to clean your jewelry at home without have to bring them to the jewelry store. All you need are a small bucket, dishwashing liquid mix with warm water and a tooth brush. Then put all your jewelry

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What is an electronic diamond tester?

July 25th, 2017

In today's market, more and more people who are buying and selling diamonds are coming to to depend on electronic diamond testers to ensure the diamonds they buy are genuine, not C.Z or Moissanite. So many different models are available to buy online or at local jewelry suppliers. Since

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When is the best time to buy a diamond?

June 24th, 2017

Diamond is forever and so precious. Diamond is a girl's best friend. Whenever you think you are ready to buy a diamond do your homework gather all information before buying.  All of us want to buy things at the lowest price possible, it doesn't matter what it is. But make

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History of diamonds

May 28th, 2017

Diamond History To qualify to be a precious stone, it must be transparent, sufficiently hard and sufficiently rare. Because the diamond fully meets all of these criteria, it is the king of all and precious stones. Its special position in the realm of precious stones is the reason why a

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diamond reviews

May 3rd, 2017

Diamond Karma is a simple yet informative guide that can help you get the most bang for your buck when buying or selling diamond jewelry online. The overall design of the site is visually creative, making it pleasing to the eye, there are tips and instructions that will help get

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How are diamonds valuated?

April 11th, 2017

On the matter of quality and thus the value of a cut diamond, the criteria are known as 4Cs they are Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Obviously, it helps to have apparatus like spectroscopes and spectrophotometers, stereomicroscopes, electric balances and also proportionscopes, but a knowledge of a basic technique enables

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Why is a diamond so hard?

March 19th, 2017

The diamond is an atomic crystal whose carbon are held together in a strong and rigid lattice. diamond graphite This accounts for the diamond's extreme hardness and resistance to deformation but the fact that the carbon atoms are not packed closely together means the diamond possesses a very high degree

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Customer Reviews on the best online diamond jewelry and watches buyers

March 9th, 2017

At Diamond Karma we know how it feels when it's time to sell your diamond jewelry online, without any knowledge of who you can trust to send your valuable diamond jewelry, and you have to search through so many online sites, just like looking for a needle in a haystack

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What is HPHT( High Pressure High Temperature) diamonds or HPHT process?

March 7th, 2017

While the industry's primary  concern was the transformation of brownish diamonds into colorless stones, a number of yellow and yellow-green and greenish-yellow HPHT-treated diamonds were also introduced. these stones sparked less of a furor because their color was distinctive enough to raise questions, and could be readily identified by major

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How to buy a diamond within my budget?

February 19th, 2017

How do i start to look for when i need to buy a diamond for my future wife within my certain budget? Diamond is so complex and can be easily misled. Most of us may not have a clue about diamonds at all. Most people may start by asking how

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5-reason to sell a diamond ring

February 10th, 2017

Some of us probably had some really spectacular engagement rings. But these rings didn't have to be huge and expensive.  They can be something like this ring below,  a 14-karat white gold halo diamonds oval aquamarine center stone, and this 14 karat rose gold halo diamonds pear

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4-Tip to Sell A diamond Ring

February 9th, 2017

Although selling a diamond ring may seem like a very quick and easy way to earn some money, like any other businesses, in order to be lucrative you will need to become more educated in the field. Unlike gold, diamonds do not have a quantifiable melt value, and diamond resale

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What is Artificial Irradiation or Irradiated Diamond?

January 23rd, 2017

Artificial irradiation or Irradiated diamond is a diamond that had been exposed to the radiations of radium. The demand for colored diamonds, which has been risen sharply in recent years, can't be met by naturally colored diamonds. In the meantime, in addition to irradiation a number of other processes have

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What are conflict diamonds?

January 13th, 2017

Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund the conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa. The United Nation (UN) defines conflict diamonds as “…diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military

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December Birthstone - Turquoise, Blue zircon, Tanzanite

November 18th, 2016

Turquoise hardness is #5 to #6 on Mohs scale, and generally fair to good in toughness. Sources are China, Iran, and the US. Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that Egyptian royalty wore turquoise jewelry as early as 5500 BC, and Chinese artisans

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November Birthstone - Topaz, Citrine

November 18th, 2016

Topaz is #8 on the Mohs scale, and toughness is poor due to cleavage. Sources are Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and United States. The topaz name came from Topazios, the old Greek name for an island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad

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October Birthstone - Opal, Tourmaline, Rose zircon

November 18th, 2016

Opal is ranked at #5 to #6.5 on Mohs scale and very poor to fair in toughness. Sources are Australia—black and white opal, Brazil—white opal, and Mexico—fire opal. Opal is the world's most popular phenomenal gem. Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends

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September Birthstone - Sapphire/Corundum

November 18th, 2016

Sapphire is usually #9 on Mohs scale, excellent in toughness, but with large fractures/inclusions, or some treatments, can be less durable. Sources are Australia, Cambodia, China, India (Kashmir), Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar(Burma), Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Vietnam. India is a famous, historic source of fine

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August Birthstone - Spinel, Peridot, Sardonyx

November 18th, 2016

Spinel is #8 on Mohs scale, good toughness. Sources are Cambodia, Myanmar(Burma), Sri lanka, Tanzania, Thailand. Myanmar is known for fine-quality pink and red spinels. Spinel is a good candidate for the title of “History’s Most Underappreciated Gems.” Some Ancient mines that supplied gems for royal courts, from

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July Birthstone - Ruby/Corundum

November 18th, 2016

Ruby is a #9 on Mohs scale, usually excellent in toughness, but with certain treatments or large fractures/inclusions can be less durable. Sources are Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania, Vietnam, and Thailand. Thailand is the world center for treatment and wholesale trade and mine production of

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June Birthstone - Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone

November 18th, 2016

Alexandrite is #8.5 on Mohs scale and has excellent toughness. Sources are Brazil, East Africa, Russia, and Sri Lanka. Alexandrite is a rare chrysoberyl variety with chameleon like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in daylight or fluorescent light, but it changes to brownish or purplish red

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May Birthstone - Emerald/Beryl

November 18th, 2016

#7.5 to #8 on Mohs scale, poor to good toughness. Sources are Colombia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia. Colombia is one of the largest commercial producers of emeralds. Fine Colombian emeralds are highly regarded for their excellent color. Zambia, a major commercial source, as well. Zambian emeralds tend

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April Birthstone - Diamond

November 18th, 2016

Diamond scores #10 on the Mohs scale, and good is to excellent in toughness. Sources are South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Botswana, China, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, India, Namibia, Sierra Leon, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States, Venezuela.  India was the world’s only major source until the 18th century

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March Birthstone - Aquamarine/Beryl

November 18th, 2016

#7.5 to #8 on Mohs scale, good toughness. Sources are Brazil (major source), Australia, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria (known for intense color under 5 carats), Pakistan, United States, and Zambia. Aquamarine’s cool blue hues are reflected in its name, which comes from the Latin for “sea water”

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February Birthstone - Amethyst/Quartz

November 18th, 2016

#7 hardness on Mohs scale, good toughness. Sources are Brazil(major source), India, Namibia, Sri Lanka, United States, Uruguay, Zambia. A closely related quartz variety called ametrine contains a striking mixture of two contrasting quartzes—purple amethyst and yellow citrine. Ametrine deposits are found in Brazil, and Bolivia. Amethyst has been

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January Birthstone - Almandine/Garnet

November 18th, 2016

#7 to #7.5 on Mohs scale, fair to good toughness. Sources are Brazil, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United States. Almandine is probably one of the most familiar of the closely related species that make up the garnet group. It’s a fairly common red garnet, with a color

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Big 3 Colored Stones

November 12th, 2016

In the world of classical music the Big 3 are Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. In the world of art, they’re Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. The Big 3 colored stones are Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Like great music, these stones can inspire our heart and soul. Like great art, they

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