What Other Ways to Use Diamond Are There?

  Ever look at a diamond on a ring and think “Man, they can’t all turn out that nice!” Well, as it happens, not all diamonds make the cut to jewelry-grade stones. In fact, only about 20% of diamonds mined are usable for jewelry. Even less of those are high enough quality to look good […]

De Beers To Sell Synthetic Diamonds!

They’ve been the biggest giant in the diamonds industry for decades. Every year, they mine around 35 million carats of diamonds, which is estimated to be worth 5.8 billion dollars. And that’s a low estimate! They made diamonds the must-have engagement ring gem they are today. And soon they’ll be growing them in labs, too. […]

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Diamonds

Diamonds are pretty cool. In the past I’ve gone over how they’re mined, the history behind them, and how we can even make them from scratch. There are some little things, though, that don’t quite make it as their own posts. But I still want to share them with you! So today, let’s take a […]

Poll: What Kind of Diamond Jewelry Is Best?

This week, I want to switch things up a bit and hear from you, the readers! I talk a lot about rings on this blog, but there are plenty of other ways to use diamonds! Necklaces, bracelets, brooches – there’s more that goes into diamond jewelry than the rings. So, here are some of the most […]

How Do You Build A Diamond Mine?

Most natural diamonds on Earth formed millions of years ago in the Earth’s mantle. Today, they remain under the surface of the ground, just waiting to be found. But how do we get them out? Diamond mining is a big business, and as it turns out, there are plenty of different ways to build a […]

The History of Synthetic Diamonds

The history of synthetic diamonds began with curiosity. Ever since we discovered the chemical composition of diamonds in 1797, humanity was fascinated with the idea of synthesizing its own pure carbon gem. Aside from its beauty, diamonds have many practical uses, and the ability to make your own from scratch seems like a dream come […]

The 4 C’s – What Makes The Best Synthetic Diamonds?

If you’re looking for the best synthetic diamonds – or gem-quality diamonds in general – it can be pretty difficult to figure out what you’re supposed to be looking for, especially if you’re looking at a diamond’s grading report. How big is a carat? How do I interpret the proportions of the diamond? What in […]

Diamonds: The Real, the Fake, and the Synthetic – Do You Know the Difference?

If you’re looking to buy an engagement ring, chances are you’re in the market for diamonds. Upon seeing the prices, though, you might be tempted to look into some different options. Maybe the diamond just needs to be smaller. Maybe she won’t mind if there isn’t a diamond at all. Does she really need a […]

Avoid These 8 Mistakes When Buying An Engagement Ring

Planning out your proposal can be stressful. Really stressful. And while you’re working hard to be sure she says yes, there’s one thing you’ll want to make sure is perfect for that moment – the diamond ring. But if this is your first time buying an engagement ring (let’s be honest, most of us don’t […]

Synthetic Diamonds: How Scientists Grow This Game-Changing Gem

Ever since De Beers popularized diamond engagement rings in the early 1900s, engagement rings have been an especially pricey investment. Originally, the man was expected to spend an entire month’s salary to buy the ring. With time, this expectation grew to two months. Today, some even claim it’s three. Is there a way to get […]