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October Birthstone: Natural Opal

Enjoy the sweet romance of one of
the world's most romantic and precious gemstones.

Read All about Opal
Diamond Clarity- Modern Gem Jewelry®
Diamond Guide

Diamond Clarity

In the deepest parts of the earth, carbon is subjected to extreme heat and pressure. This procedure can produce a wide range of internal characteristics referred to as "inclusions" and external cha...
Diamond COLOR- Modern Gem Jewelry®
Diamond Guide

Diamond Color

Diamonds come in a variety of colors. Colorless diamonds to light yellow and brown diamonds fall within the normal color range. Colorless diamonds are the most valuable within that range because th...
Diamond Carat Weight- Modern Gem Jewelry
Diamond Guide

Diamond Carat Weight

The weight of a diamond, expressed in carats, is a common way of measuring diamonds. A metric "carat" weighs exactly 200 milligrams. For each carat, you can break it down into 100 individual "point...
DIAMOND CUT- Modern Gem Jewelry®
Diamond Guide

Diamond Cut

With their ability to sparkle so brightly, diamonds have earned a reputation for themselves. As a general rule, we think of a diamond's cut grade as its shape (round, emerald, pear). 
Diamond Treatment- Modern Gem Jewelry

Diamond Treatment

The use of new technologies to treat diamonds makes detection more difficult. It necessitates specialized equipment only available in the most well-equipped research and grading laboratories such a...
Diamond Description- Modern Gem Jewelry
Diamond Guide

Diamond Description

Diamonds are among the most valuable gemstones on the earth. Since ancient times, mankind has been captivated by the extraordinary beauty and endless radiance of this jewel. Diamond is the hardest ...
Diamond History and Lore
Diamond Guide

Diamond History and Lore

Diamonds have an ancient legacy of being coveted as magnificent objects of desire. Pliny, a Roman scientist, declared in the first century AD, "Diamond is the most valuable, not just of precious st...

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