Diamond Information & Diamond Resources
At Novori Jewelry, we want to provide you with the
information you need to be confident with your Novori
diamond purchase. On these Diamond
Education pages you will learn information on diamonds
and what to look for before you make a diamond
purchase - especially on the internet. If you still have
questions, feel free to give us a call toll free at 1-877-877-4141.
We are here to help. A high quality loose diamond can make
all the difference in a ring and will make your engagement
ring look spectacular.
Although the term diamond cut sounds
like it should refer to the shape of a diamond, it does
not refer to the shape. Sure, you have to cut a diamond
to make a shape but when gemologists refer to "a diamonds
are talking about a gemstone's proportions, such as its
depth and width and the uniformity of its facets –
all characteristics that control brilliance, durability
and other features we look for in a diamond. The cut
of a diamond is in fact the MOST important factor in determining
whether or not a diamond will sparkle and have brilliance
or fire or if it will show somewhat dull. The cut of a diamond
is the most important factor for you to look for.
What does diamond
clarity have to do with a diamond? A lot.
There are many who believe that simply owning
a diamond places them in an elite club. The truth
of the matter is not all diamonds are created
equally. Since diamonds are mined from the earth, they
have natural imperfections in them. The fewer the imperfections
in a diamond, the rarer the diamond is and the higher the
cost will be. These imperfections in a loose diamond are
called inclusions and are shown on every diamond certificate.
You should look for an eye clean diamond which is a diamond
that you can not see the inclusions with the naked eye.
This will give you your best value when you purchase a
What exactly is diamond
color? While most people think of the classic,
transparent diamond, which happens to be the most
rare and valuable, the colors of diamonds actually
range from transparent all the way to a brownish
color. The color of a diamond is rated by a letter grade,
D to Z. Novori will only sell diamonds that are in the color
range of D to J to ensure that you will be pleased
with your purchase. This protects you and ensures you that
you are purchasing a high quality diamond.
When shopping for a diamond, you've no doubt
heard references to the 4 C's of diamonds. Diamond
carat is one of those popular ”C's”
to consider when evaluating a diamond. It's a
term used to describe how much the diamond weighs. Since
a diamond that weighs more becomes a larger diamond, diamonds
with a higher carat weight cost more.
If you are in the market to purchase a diamond,
you'll be learning all about the 4 C's of diamonds:
cut, color, clarity and carat. But in the mind
of the average buyer, there is a fifth “C”
that just may be the most important of all them:
the diamond cost. At Novori
we have thousands of diamonds available and can assist
you to find the right certified diamond at an affordable
price. And remember, you will be saving about 30% to 60%
from a retail jewelry store. Just check and compare.
Novori is committed in dealing only in Conflict
Free Diamonds and will NOT sell or deal with diamonds
that come from a region know to deal with conflict
diamonds. Although laws and regulations are in place
to ensure conflict diamonds do not enter the marketplace,
unfortunately some, although few, are still smuggled
in. Novori works with all of our diamond suppliers
and diamond cutters to ensure all diamonds sold from
our web site are conflict free diamonds, ensuring
you of a ethically mined diamond.
and imitation diamonds were produced successfully
in the 1950’s by American and Swedish researchers
almost simultaneously. Since then, the production
has increased by leaps and bounds and current
statistics reveal that around 80 tons of these
gems are synthesized every year for industrial
firms by companies like De Beers, General Electric
and others. We do not sell any synthetic or imitation diamonds.
Do you really want your symbol of love to made of something
fake? It just doesn't sound right does it. You might
be surprised to learn that a good quality synthetic
diamonds almost costs as much as the real thing and
a cheap one will have to be replaced in a few years
because they wear down and become dull. You really
don't save much.
For centuries, people have always tried to improve
objects that are a result of nature. We've cross
bred plants and even animals to produce new species,
and we prune and shape trees and bushes to make
them more pleasing to the eye or to create fancy
borders around our yards and in front of our homes.
When it comes to diamonds, many become treated
diamonds by the jeweler, in order to improve
their appearance. This practice is frowned upon in the
industry and rest assured Novori does NOT sell any treated
diamonds. Novori does not sell or deal with treated diamonds.
Many people are starting to favor the fancy,
diamond gemstones over the traditional transparent,
or white, diamond. Some diamonds are found in
their natural colors when they are mined, others
become colored by gemologists and jewelers during
a treatment process. If you are interested in treated diamonds
or gemstones, we have excellent sources for great savings
on them. Just call us so we can help you find the right
When a diamond is considered to have a flaw,
it is an imperfect gemstone. Something about the
diamond did not form correctly, or there are tiny
imperfections within the stone. Diamond
flaws and inclusions are often not noticeable
to the average person, and you need not worry
about the small inclusions that occur in most
diamonds. A diamond certificate from a recognized independent
laboratory will show any flaws or inclusions. All Novori
diamonds come with certification papers.
If you want to begin judging
diamond quality, you must first learn and
understand the 4 C’s, which are four characteristics
of diamonds that give the gem stone it’s
overall value. The 4 C’s for judging diamond
quality include the diamonds color, clarity, carats
Most people have both jewelry lab certificates
and appraisals for their valuable jewelry, but
the two documents are not one in the same. They
serve different purposes and contain a different
set of information that is helpful to jewelry
owners, as well as to people who are looking for
new jewelry to purchase.
If you thought all diamond shapes were the same,
you may be surprised at the abundant number of diamond
shapes that are available. The shape of the diamond
does refer to the actual shape that it was cut to. Some
common diamond shapes are Princess cut diamonds, Brilliant
round diamonds, pear shaped diamonds, heart shaped diamonds
and asscher cut diamonds.
When purchasing a diamond there are a number of factors
to consider. You should always educate yourself so that
you know what to look for and what to ask when you set
out to purchase a diamond. We have a prepared a guide
to assist you on how
to buy a diamond online. If you have
further questions, you can always call Novori at 1-877-877-4141
toll free and we would be happy to answer your questions.
Diamond certificates from
independent organizations such as the Gemological Institute
of America (GIA) provide a diamond grading report, that
gives you valuable information about the 4 C's that were
taken into consideration when the diamond was priced.
It also provides important characteristics of a particular
diamond which is invaluable when identifying and appraising
the diamond. Some of the main grading laboratories are:
Gemological Institute of America
European Gemological Laboratory
American Gem Society Laboratories
International Gemological Institute
You should know that not all diamond certificates are equal.
A GIA certificate has an excellent reputation of providing
an accurate grading report of a diamond. An EGL certificate
may not be as accurate and hence an EGL diamond is usually
priced less than a GIA diamond. This usually shows in
the color rating and clarity rating. Contact Novori for
further information on diamond certificates.
Diamond history varies
greatly depending on your source of documentation, as
diamond history is as rich in myths and folklore as it
is in physical facts and records. Diamond history is
one filled with mythical stories, such as one where snakes
guarded a land full of diamonds, and the history has
fascinated people with the romance and beauty that surrounds
our most precious gemstones; diamonds. The first diamonds
were mined in India, more than 2800 years ago. The diamonds
that we find today are all extremely old. In fact, most
are 900 million years old or more, with the oldest
known diamond being 3.2 billion years old. Like
snowflakes, each diamond is entirely unique. There
are no two diamonds that are exactly the same.
Around the world there are many diamonds that
have been talked about or written about in various
stories and official documents. Famous
diamonds are part of our world's history,
and have been found in various parts of the world,
by all types of people.
Despite their humble origins as plain carbon, cousin
to soot and graphite, diamonds are the hardest substance
known to humankind. This makes them invaluable for a variety
of applications, from drilling in rock to providing the best
polishing powder possible. It seems sheer luck that diamonds
also possess an extraordinary crystalline structure that, when
cut and polished, can outshine the beauty of any other gem.
There are few things that compliment the fire and flare of a fine
diamond more than its color. While many people prefer flawless, completely
colorless white diamonds, they're
very rare and aren't for everyone.