All About Diamonds
Choosing a diamond is a very personal decision. Diamonds can be purchased to celebrate love, significant accomplishments, milestones in your life, or that of another. Unlike clothing, automobiles or leather goods, the features of a diamond are more difficult to see.
At Neustaedter’s Fine Jewelry, we take the mystery out of diamond buying. The more you know about your diamond jewelry, the more confident you will feel when making your diamond jewelry choices. Browse our online selection of fine diamonds and contact us with questions. Or visit our showroom at Big Bend and Dougherty Ferry.
All About Diamonds News
At Neustaedter's Fine Jewelry, we hear this question often when someone comes in to look at Diamond jewelry, especially an engagement ring. The question does not surprise us anymore. If you do some market research, the answer is "no" for 99 percent of the diamonds...read more
Pure Grown Diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optic properties as mined diamonds. The only difference between lab-grown and earth-mined diamonds is their origin. Grown diamonds are faceted and polished by the same highly skilled diamond cutters who facet...read more
A natural diamond begins as coal that is forged deep within the earth by intense heat and pressure. This natural process can create a variety of internal characteristics called inclusions and external characteristics called blemishes. When evaluating diamond clarity,...read more
A diamond's carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. Each full carat can be subdivided into 100 points, which allows a precise measurement to one-hundredth of a decimal place. Diamonds weighing less than one carat may be referenced by it's...read more
Diamonds are praised for their ability to exude light which creates intense sparkle. So often a diamond's cut is thought of as only being a shape, such as round, square, or emerald; however, a diamond's cut is actually about how a diamond's facets interact with light....read more
Diamond color grading of gem quality diamonds is actually based on the absence of color. The chemical makeup of a perfect diamond has no hue. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) color grading system uses a letter scale to measure the degree of colorlessness by...read more