to buy a diamond
to read a certificate
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Diamond Ring Buying
Guide by Renee Newman
Consumer-oriented book filled with useful information, drawings &
pictures for 1st time diamond buyer.
Photo Masters of
Diamond Grading by Gary Roskin
Photo Masters is a compilation of 244 extraordinary photomicrographs,
suitable for students or experienced diamond graders.
Blood Diamonds cost torture & death for Sierra Leone residents. Conflict
Diamonds finance civil wars & terrorists, including al Qaeda.
Antique Price Guide
By Judith Miller, author of more than 80 books on antiques, including "How
to Make Money Out of Antiques."
- The largest
Diamond ever found:
Cullinan at 3,106 carats.
- What is
the hardest natural substance on Earth?
- 80% of the
world's diamonds are not suitable for Jewelry.
- Is a Diamond
No. The fact that Diamonds are a hard substance refers to their
ability to withstand scratching. But that is different than toughness,
which refers to the ability to withstand breaking or cleavage.
- How old
are most diamonds which are found in nature?
1 billion to 3 billion years, by most accounts.
- How do diamonds
They are formed deep within the Earth's crust, and come to the
surface via Volcanoes. Most diamonds are found in Kimberlite,
which is volcanic rock.
DIAMONDS TUTORIAL NAVIGATOR
Lesson 1, The 5Cs:
Lesson 2, Shapes:
Lesson 3, Articles:
to Buy a Diamond, How
to Sell Your Jewelry,
to Read a Diamond Certificate, GIA
vs AGS Cut Grade,
the difference between a Diamond Certificate & a Jewelry Appraisal,
Largest Polished Diamonds, World's
Largest Rough Diamonds,
is the SI3 Clarity Grade?, Diamond
Lesson 4, Shop Around:
Lesson 5, Talk to the pros:
Ask a Diamond Question, Diamond