Employee Pick – Solitaire Diamonds!

Our Employee Pick is from Amber, at our Northeast location! She picked Diamond Solitaires.

Why did you pick Solitaires? – The great thing about Diamond Solitaires is our 100% Diamond Trade Up program!

For example, you purchased a .20ct round diamond from us and would like to trade it in for a .25 ct round diamond… You paid $200 for your stone and the stone you want is $300. You would give us your stone and $100 (plus tax). When you purchase your diamond at Jewelry Warehouse, it will never lose its value, because by shopping with us you invested your money in high quality diamonds that have been through our hand selection process.

What is the advantage of choosing a solitaire vs. a premade style ring? – There are complete customization options when you buy a solitaire.

I can’t decide on a shape for my solitaire, do you have any suggestions? – Diamonds are available in various shapes like Round, Princess, Heart, Oval Pear, etc., but when most people think of diamonds, what comes mind is the round brilliant cut because in jewelry industry, this shape is sold more than all diamonds. All other non-round shapes are called fancy shapes and these different diamond shapes show individual’s style and personality. We suggest trying on a few different shapes of diamonds to see which shape and style connects with you the best!

When I see anything about diamonds, they always talk about the 4 C’s. What do the 4 C’s mean? – In selecting a diamond, the rarity, value and beauty is determined by the four factors known as the 4 C’s: Carat Weight , Color , Clarity , and Cut (proportions & finish).

Carat:  Diamonds and other gemstones are weighed in metric carats: one carat is equal to 0.2 grams, about the same weight as a paperclip. (Don’t confuse carat with karat, as in “18K gold,” which refers to gold purity.)

Cut:  As a value factor, though, cut refers to a diamond’s proportions, symmetry and polish. For example, when looking at the side view of the standard round brilliant, the major components, from top to bottom, are the crown, girdle and pavilion. A round brilliant cut diamond has 57 or 58 facets, the 58th being a tiny flat facet at the bottom of the pavilion that’s known as the culet. The large, flat facet on the top is the table. The proportions of a diamond refer to the relationships between table size, crown angle and pavilion depth. A wide range of proportion combinations are possible, and these ultimately affect the stone’s interaction with light.

Clarity:  Diamond clarity refers to the absence of these inclusions and blemishes. Diamonds without these birthmarks are rare, and rarity affects a diamond’s value. Using the Diamond Grading System, diamonds are assigned a clarity grade that ranges from flawless (FL) to diamonds with obvious  inclusions (I3).

Color:  Diamond color is all about what you can’t see. Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the higher their value. (The exception to this is fancy-color diamonds, such as pinks and blues, which lie outside this color range.)

What is the largest diamond you carry? – We carry diamonds up to 3.28 carats!

Thank you Amber! To see our collection of Solitaire diamonds, stop by any of our Jewelry Warehouse locations, or see them online!

Blog post by ~ Jelene

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