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Diamond Certification

When selecting a diamond we consider all of the above information. However, it is important to  understand where this grading system came from and how well it is maintained. At Unique Diamonds we only deal with GIA certified diamonds. Read more to understand why we believe GIA are the most trust worthy diamond graders in the world. T...

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Selecting your carat of diamond

Carat is simply the unit of measurements used to describe the weight of a gemstone.  Learn how this weight scale is reflected in other measurements. One carat is divided into 100 "points," so that a diamond of 75 points weighs 0.75 carats. Carat weight is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond. But tw...

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Selecting your colour of diamond

The ideal colour of a diamond is no colour at all. Understand how diamonds are rated in value and appearance by the amount of natural colour present. The colour grading scale varies from totally colourless to light yellow. The differences between one grade and another are very subtle and difficult to distinguish. Generally speaking, t...

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Selecting your clarity of diamond

Diamonds, although perfect in many ways, still often come with flaws. However, in many cases we are unable to see such faults. Learn about the effects natural inclusions and blemishes have on a diamonds appearance, quality and value. Clarity refers to imperfections in the diamond. Lack of imperfections raise the cost of the diamond where ...

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Selecting your cut of diamond

Cutting a diamond takes precision and skilled craftsmanship to ensure the stone can reflect the optimal amount of light. Therefore, the cut of a diamond is the most important characteristic to consider when selecting any stone. Did you know that if the diamond is poorly cut, the color and clarity can not make up for it? The cut of a diamo...

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