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 »

Heart-cut diamonds are the most expensive style due to the cost and expertise required to manufacture diamonds in this shape. The process of cutting a diamond into a heart shape is difficult and demands a skilled diamond... More »

A real emerald will radiate green light when placed in a glass pot filled with water while an imitation will not. Another way to tell the difference is to place a drop of water on the stone. If it spreads out, the emeral... More »

Lumera Diamonds and Loose Diamond exchange are licensed loose diamond vendors. Both retailers offer diamond education information and a variety of loose diamond categorized by shape and weight. More »

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A 2-carat diamond has a width of 8.2 mm in the round brilliant cut. However, it is important to remember that 2-carat diamonds with different cuts typically have differing size measurements. More »

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Each month has at least one official birthstone, beginning with January, which is garnet, and followed by amethyst for February, aquamarine for March, diamond for April and emerald for the month of May. The birthstone fo... More »

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