Diamonds are cut using blades, lasers or other diamonds with techniques that include cleaving, sawing and bruting. During the cutting process, a diamond can lose up to 50 percent of its original weight. More »

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The most common diamond cuts, as of 2014, include round, emerald, princess and radiant. A diamond’s cut is normally determined by the size and shape of the original, rough stone. More »

A rose cut diamond has a flat base and 24 triangular facets that rise to a point, and was the most brilliant diamond cut available in the 1800s. It is shaped like a pyramid when viewed sideways. This style of gemstone cu... More »

In order to purchase conflict-free diamonds, a buyer should be knowledgeable about what constitutes non-conflict diamonds, ask questions about a stone's origin and request written proof of a stone's status. Utilizing a c... More »

The differences between cubic zirconias and diamonds include cost, color, hardness, material, density, dispersion and use. Cubic zirconia is commonly referred to as CZ, and it is a crystalline form of zirconium dioxide. ... More »

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Colored diamonds are created both naturally in the ground over thousands of years and artificially in a lab using technology to treat uncolored diamonds. Naturally created colored diamonds are rare and expensive, while a... More »

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"Alaska black diamonds" is the trade name of a mineralized form of iron oxide known as hematite. Hematite occurs around the world, and the milled gemstones created from it hold a lustrous black finish. Hematite has been ... More »