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Diamonds 101: How to Choose a Diamond

Choosing a diamond can seem like a daunting task but with the information in this guide and help from the knowledgeable experts at Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange it will be an enjoyable experience. Learn all you need to know by following the links below:

Diamond Shapes

diamond-shapeThe shape of a diamond refers to its outline when viewed from the top and is the first decision you need to make when choosing a diamond.
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Diamond Cut

diamond-cutThe way a diamond is cut will determine its brilliance. A well cut diamond will reflect light from one facet to another and then disperse light through the crown, or top of the stone.
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Diamond Color

diamond-colorThe most desirable diamonds are colorless because their unique optical properties reflect all of the colors of the rainbow back to your eye.
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Diamond Clarity

diamond-clarityDiamonds that are free of blemishes and inclusions are known as Flawless. In these diamonds nothing interferes with the passage of light nor spoils the beauty.
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Diamond Carat

diamond-caratAs with all precious stones, a diamond’s weight is measured in carats. One carat is divided into 100 “points” so that a half carat stone may be referred to as “50 points.”
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Diamond Certification

diamond-certificationA diamond certification is prepared by an independent third party laboratory and verifies that a diamond is genuine and provides an evaluation of a diamond’s characteristics.
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Caring for your Diamond

diamond-careDiamonds are extremely hard and resistant to damage. However, they still require some care to keep them looking their best.
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