diamond care

Considerations Cutters Take When Shaping Diamonds

Today’s blog post is written by American Gem Society member, By Marc Nanasi, from NEI Diamond professionals swear that Cut is the ‘C’ which has the most influence on a diamond’s beauty,and interestingly enough, it is also the only C that is controlled by humans (a diamond’s color, carat weight, and clarity are dictated from the rough stone found in nature). What most people don’t realize about cut is the extensive amount of consideration that goes into the cutting process.  Cut can influence a diamond’s value by up to 50%! The decisions which have the largest affects on the final

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What Causes Diamonds to Break

Marc Nanasi with NEI Group is today’s guest blogger. Could My Diamond ‘Break’? It’s easy to think that diamonds are invincible, after all, they rank as the hardest substance known to man on the Moh’s scale. Unfortunately, diamonds are not without their vulnerabilities. So, yes, diamonds can break. This comes with good news and bad news. The bad news is that no diamond is impervious to breaking, but the good news is that it is an extremely rare occurrence. The most important step comes when selecting your diamond. Diamonds are formed within the earth and usually have identifying characteristics within them. These

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