Posts in “Diamonds”

How big is a 1 carat diamond? Our diamond sizing guide (Ct to mm)

Choosing a diamond that’s the perfect size for your engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the ring design process. So we’ve made a simple comparison chart to help you get a better picture of what you can expect from your diamond. This is what a round brilliant diamond, ranging from 0.60ct to 3ct, looks like next to a standard sized pencil.

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Lab Grown Diamonds: HPHT vs. CVD Explained

When it comes to these innvative gemstones, the most common question we get is: how are lab grown diamonds made? The answer isn’t too complicated, but requires a bit of explanation. Lab grown diamonds are made in laboratories using one of two methods and in this post we break down the difference between the two.

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Emerald vs princess

Diamond cut shapes: Emerald cut vs Princess Cut

Of all the fancy square cut diamonds, the Emerald and the princess cut are two of the most iconic. Elegant and timeless, both are angular diamond cuts, but with entirely different facet structures. To help you make the right choice about what diamond is right for you, we’ve put together a guide that will explain the differences between the two, giving you the knowledge of what to look for when purchasing either an emerald cut or princess cut diamond.

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old cut, round brilliant cut and emerald cut diamond

Diamond Cuts: A comparison

Vintage cuts, brilliant cuts & step cut diamonds: What should I choose?

Diamond cutting has seen an evolution over centuries gone by, which has resulted in a range of different diamond appearances. Before machinery that emerged following the industrial revolution, diamonds were often cut by hand, using techniques that are rarely used today. These vintage cutting techniques resulted in diamonds that possessed shapes, facet structures and dimensions that captured the design trends of their respective eras.

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Cushion cut vs princess cut

Princess cut vs cushion cut diamonds

People are always looking for ways to express their individuality, opting for something unique when designing an engagement ring. The strong, yet soft nature of both the princess-cut diamond and the cushion-cut diamond offers a contemporary, chic look. We explore the nature of both the princess cut and the cushion cut, and see how both cuts compare. Both diamond cuts are incredibly beautiful, but carry unique characteristics that may better suit someone’s style or personality!

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