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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An old mine diamond cut is one in which the diamond is fashioned into a square type girdle with slightly rounded corners. They have a high crown, large and flat cutlet and a small table. This type of diamond cut was firs... More »

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Pave is a way of setting small diamonds into the metal bed to create a surface that looks as if it is a solid surface and not actual cut stones. The word pave comes from the French word for cobblestone, describing the wa... More »

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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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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 »

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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On a carat for carat basis, rubies are worth more than diamonds of similar size and weight. The reason that rubies are more expensive is the fact that it is much rarer for rubies to be found without faults than it is to ... More »