The best place to start when purchasing a diamond is to select the shape of your stone. Here you can learn about the different diamond shapes and gain a greater understanding of how these shapes still achieve their brilliance and luster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.