Cut is considered the most important of the 4Cs. The way a diamond is cut and polished gives the gem its brilliance by allowing the maximum amount of light that enters through the top of the gem to be dispersed back to the eye. A diamond cutter must consider the raw diamond’s Depth, Diameter, Table, Crown, Girdle, Pavilion and Cutlet before he starts to work on creating the finished gem. Continue reading
The most desirable diamonds are colorless because their unique optical properties act as a prism and reflect all of the colors of the rainbow back to your eye. While the majority of gem diamonds appear to be colorless, others can contain increasing shades of yellow to brown, some of which are referred to as champagne diamonds. The more color a diamond has the more it will act as a filter that diminishes the brilliant reflections of light, known as fire. Continue reading
The Clarity grade of a diamond provides an explanation of how free the gem is from blemishes or inclusions. Most diamonds have at least some small blemish or inclusion.
Those that are completely free of these defects are extremely rare and are known as Flawless. Continue reading
Certification is proof that a diamond has gone through an independent, unbiased exam by a third party laboratory. During this certification process a professional gemologist evaluates the diamond and issues a Certification Report on its shape, carat weight, color, clarity, measurements, proportions, fluorescence and overall finish. Continue reading
Investing in Gold Financial analysts classify gold as a "hard" asset, meaning that it has value in and of itself. Stocks, bonds, and even cash are categorized as "soft" assets because their value is dependent upon your faith in a third party to support the value of the asset. Continue reading
Over the years, we've developed a great deal of experience in acquiring hard assets for investors' portfolios. We've worked with highly experienced investors and people who are making their very first hard asset purchase. We've worked with many people on an exclusive basis as well as some who work with multiple firms. Continue reading