Diamonds

Diamonds

When shopping for a diamond, you may notice that a few confusing classifications come into play. This is especially true with regards to diamond clarity. Clarity is just one of the four C's- cut, color, clarity, and carat. VVS or very very slightly included diamonds carry a clarity distinction that affects...

Pear shaped diamonds have always been a unique and brilliant way to symbolize true love. Hollywood actor Richard Burton once paid $1.1 million for a 69-carat, pear-shaped diamond cut by famous jeweler Harry Winston and presented it to his wife Elizabeth Taylor, the academy award winning actress and fashion icon. The...

Though most diamonds on the American market are graded by one of two organizations - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or The American Gem Society (AGS or AGSL) - there are many other organizations that offer diamond grading services. You may have seen diamonds featuring certifications from organizations like...

Today's blog post is a guest contribution from Ruth Batson, the CEO of American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. With over 20 years of experience at the organization, Ruth is passionate about protecting and informing jewelry customers. If you’ve ever bought a diamond, chances are, it came with a grading...

When my now-husband and I started talking about getting engaged, I thought I already knew what style engagement ring I wanted. Like many women, I had spent hours looking on Pinterest at different styles of rings, and I had fallen in love with a Ritani semi-bezel ring. I couldn’t...
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Congratulations, you’ve decided to propose! Now, you’re faced with a series of complex decisions to start the journey to marry the love of your life, including, but not limited to: budget, selecting the right diamond, setting and band, and finally, planning the perfect proposal. Don’t worry though, we’re here to...
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Diamond fluorescence is a topic that many shoppers ask about. It’s a contested topic within the diamond industry itself, and experienced jewelers tend to have differing opinions about it. Here at Ritani, we’ve been crafting diamond jewelry for 20 years. Our diamond experts are here to provide objective answers...

Have you ever been suspicious that a loose diamond you bought wasn’t real, or wondered whether your diamond jewelry was genuine? If the stone came with a certificate from the GIA or AGS, you can rest assured that it’s legit. However, if the diamond was a gift or an...