- Our Diamond Buying Guide
We get so many questions about diamonds, specifically which to buy for an engagement ring. Today we want to break down diamonds for you as simply as possible. All else being equal, diamond price increases with carat weight, because larger diamonds are rarer and more desirable. Many diamond color distinctions are so subtle they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions make a very big difference in diamond quality and price. While no diamond is perfectly pure, the closer it comes, the higher its value.
- Circular Diamond Shapes
Round Over 75% of diamonds sold are round, making this the most popular diamond shape. The culet is the tiny point at the base of the diamond. In a uniformly cut diamond, the facets should meet at a perfect point – these diamonds will have no culet. Carat for carat, the marquise diamond has one of the largest crown surface areas of any diamond shape, making it a good choice when trying to maximize the perceived size of a diamond. Much like the oval diamond, a marquise cut diamond's elongated shape can make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer.
- Rectangular Diamond Shapes
In the jewelry world, there are many different cuts of diamonds. Princess-cut diamonds generally have 50 - 58 facets. A facet is a flat surface on the geometric shape of the diamond. An emerald cut diamond is known as a step-cut diamond, because of the parallel facets. As the largest facet of a diamond, the table reflects and refracts light, making the diamond more brilliant!