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What does a gold band symbolize?

Question What does a gold band symbolize? Answer A gold band not only symbolizes the timelessness of love, it also honors the tradition of marriage. Gold has been at the epicenter of marriage and has been celebrated as the original and authentic symbol of love as early as 200 AD. Fun Fact From Roman marriage… Continue reading What does a gold band symbolize?

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What are the parts of a diamond?

Question What are the parts of a diamond? Answer Table: The table is the largest facet that is on the very top of a diamond. Crown: The top portion of a diamond extending from the girdle to the table. Pavilion: The bottom portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the culet. Culet: The… Continue reading What are the parts of a diamond?

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What makes diamonds different colors?

Question What makes diamonds different colors? Answer Believe it or not, diamonds come in almost every color in the rainbow. Most all diamonds have tones of yellow or brown. Diamonds are pure crystallized carbon. However, nature will sometimes combine trace elements and that is what makes diamonds different colors.  Nitrogen makes diamonds yellow and brown.… Continue reading What makes diamonds different colors?

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Diamond Mike wants to hear from you!

Wishing you a brilliant day! Diamond Mike Watson http://www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com _______________________ Do you have a jewelery-related question for Diamond Mike? Let us know here, or by emailing info@galleryofdiamonds.com.

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What is Color?

Question What is Color? Answer Although diamonds can be found in nearly every color of the rainbow, a pure white diamond is one of the most prized and expensive. The absence of color is considered pure white. Most all diamonds mined have traces of yellow and brown. Rare diamonds come in other colors such as… Continue reading What is Color?

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What is Cut?

Question What is Cut? Answer Of all the characteristics of diamond grading, cut is the most fascinating. Clarity and color are innate attributes of diamonds, given to them by the forces of nature. Cut, on the other hand, is the work and science of man. It is the expert proportioning of rough diamonds that brings… Continue reading What is Cut?

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What is Clarity?

Question What is Clarity? Answer Clarity refers to a diamond’s imperfections, or "inclusions." Although many diamonds have crystals or feathers that may be viewed with the unaided eyes, very rare and expensive diamonds have few or no flaws. A diamond in which no flaws can be seen by an expert at 10X magnification is said… Continue reading What is Clarity?

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Why is platinum more expensive than white gold?

Question Why is platinum more expensive than white gold? Answer The world price of platinum has generally always been more than the price of gold.  Platinum and gold also have two very different properties that affect pricing. In the case of two visually identical rings-- one made of white gold and one made of platinum--… Continue reading Why is platinum more expensive than white gold?

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I’ve heard that I can use bleach to clean my ring. Is that true?

Question I've heard that I can use bleach to clean my ring. Is that true? Answer No! Do not use bleach to clean your ring! Bleach won't hurt the diamond, but it could cause discoloration of your gold jewelry-- or even create pits. If you're looking for more advice on jewelry cleaning, you can find… Continue reading I’ve heard that I can use bleach to clean my ring. Is that true?