If you’ve spent any amount of time reading our Diamond University, you might know that the quality of a diamond’s color is graded on a scale from D to Z by the Gemological Institute of America. You might even know that “D” describes the most colorless diamonds while low graded gems will have visible yellowing. … Continue reading What is a Fancy-Color Diamond?
You can still remember the day you got the ring. He tried so hard to keep it a surprise, but you knew something was up. He was never good at keeping secrets from you. Even though you saw it coming, you screamed with joy when he got down on one knee and took the … Continue reading How to Upgrade by Selling Your Diamond Engagement Ring
At Diamond Lighthouse, we want to make diamond experts out of everyone considering selling their diamonds with us. Over at our Diamond University, we talk a lot about the four Cs as being the four main factors that determine the appearance, quality and value of your diamond. There is, however, another factor that can affect … Continue reading Diamond Fluorescence: What is It and Should it Be Avoided?
Of all the four Cs of diamond grading, carat weight should be the easiest to understand, right? A diamond weighs a certain amount and that’s it. The greater the carat weight, the more the diamond will cost. Well, yes but it’s not quite that simple. Like pretty much everything else in the diamond world, it’s … Continue reading Carat Weight Explained
As the general public becomes more educated about the diamond world and the sometimes questionable methods involved in mining and selling these stones, people are starting to wonder just what phrases like “conflict diamonds” or “blood diamonds” mean. The latter term has become especially well known in the years since the release of the movie … Continue reading The Facts about Conflict Diamonds