Diamond Cut: The Basics – Cut, Part 1 – Facet Structure Having a well-grounded understanding of a diamond’s facet structure is critical to gaining a full understanding of cut. In this chapter, we are going to breakdown the facet structure of a round diamond and discuss the basic purposes of the facets of the diamond.… Continue reading Advanced Diamond Tutorial Part 4 – by Tim Andre, Owner, Emma Parker & Co.
Diamond Cut: The Basics – Understanding Technology In order to understand the different measurements, tests, and evaluations that diamonds are put through, and what the results of these test mean to the diamonds visual performance, it is necessary to first have a solid grasp on the technologies and techniques used to gather this data. There… Continue reading Advanced Diamond Tutorial Part 3 – by Tim Andre, Owner, Emma Parker & Co.
Diamond Cut…The Basics: Step 1 – Understanding diamond “certs” If you are going to purchase a diamond, and know what you are getting when you purchase it, you need to be able to understand the information that is presented on a “lab grading report”, and how the information was obtained. Having this knowledge will further… Continue reading Advanced Diamond Tutorial Part 2 – by Tim Andre, Owner, Emma Parker & Co.
Diamond Cut…The Basics: Step 1 – Understanding diamond “certs” You have done it…you have made the decision to step out, take the leap, and buy a diamond. Diamonds, unlike most things that we buy in our lifetime, are items that most of us don’t think about on a regular basis. Unlike stereos, cars, televisions, computers,… Continue reading Advanced Diamond Tutorial, Part 1 – by Tim Andre, Owner, Emma Parker & Co.
So you have finally started the arduous task of shopping for a diamond engagement ring? One of the factors that will most likely have a heavy impact on the size and quality of the stone that you select is going to be price. For most of us, unless you happen to be King Midas, you… Continue reading The Magic Numbers of Carat Weight – by Tim Andre, Owner, Emma Parker & Co.
I wanted to take a moment and address some of the things that I have learned over the years as I have helped customers with this extremely important purchase. I have seen many customers fall into traps and pitfalls along the way that have led them in the wrong direction, or have made the process… Continue reading Introduction to Diamonds – by Tim Andre, Owner, Emma Parker & Co.