Let’s Clear up Clarity

Diamond Clarity Made Simple   How clear is your diamond?  If the only answer you have for this is “um…very,” then you need a quick lesson in clarity. Here is a handy mnemonic guide to help you understand what the diamond clarity grades truly mean, and how you can use them with panache. This list is … Continue reading Let’s Clear up Clarity

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Diamonds

Do you love your great aunt so much…that you want to wear her on your finger?  No?  Read on, anyway. Diamonds often are associated with a specific individual in our lives, but did you know that you can have a diamond that is literally made out of a certain person?  It may sound somewhat strange … Continue reading Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Diamonds


Surprising Secrets to Living on a Fixed Income  Living off of $1,300 a month doesn’t sound like much fun. That’s the average Social Security money allocated to eligible members (according to Market Watch).  Surviving on such a relatively minuscule amount (taking into account today’s cost of living), is no doubt difficult, no matter what region … Continue reading ALL’S WELL THAT SPENDS WELL

“Daddy, Where Do Diamonds Come From?”

Most diamonds found on the earth’s surface were actually born well, well below’s the earth’s dusty crust (known as the “upper mantle,” like that shelf your parents displayed your “12th Place Gymnastics” trophy on). We’re talking roughly one hundred miles below, in a part of the earth that is very hot, and under intense pressure … Continue reading “Daddy, Where Do Diamonds Come From?”

Just Hire More Graders!

Guest post by Dan Gillen  For as long as I can remember I have heard the Diamond Trade say ”Just hire more diamond graders”  The truth is it’s not that easy and not the full remedy to the long turnaround time.  Why do I know this? I know this because I had a career in … Continue reading Just Hire More Graders!