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C is for Carat: Figuring out your diamond’s weight

You’ve heard the ads, “1 carat total weight diamonds.” But what does it mean and how is it measured? Here’s the low-down on carat weight. Diamonds (along with other gemstones) are measured in metric carats, abbreviated as “ct.” A carat equals 0.2 grams, or as the GIA puts it, “about the same weight as a […]

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It’s Diamond 4C Month: Examining Diamond Color

If you’re an April baby, celebrating your 60th wedding anniversary, engaged, or you just love sparkly things, a diamond may be in your future. More than any other gem, buying a diamond is anxiety-provoking. It’s expensive. No two are  the same. And how do you know if you’re getting what you’re paying for? That’s where […]

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