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Diamond Education

Jason Quick AGS Laboratories Director Here’s a simple fact: Diamonds are primal. People don’t merely love diamonds. We lust after them. Diamonds evoke powerful, raw emotions, beyond reason and rationality. When we catch the dream, we can’t let go. Anyone working in this crazy, beautiful industry knows what I’m talking about. Diamonds are mirrors to… read more

Looking for a ring? Look here: When shopping for colored gemstone jewelry, a knowledgeable, certified jeweler can clarify the value of the stones and explain any differences in pricing. Plus you can shop more comfortably knowing that any modifications or enhancements to the stone will be fully disclosed. Credentialed jewelers who regularly update their education… read more

You’ve probably heard about the 4Cs of a diamond, and you may even know that it stands for Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight. Let’s take a deeper look behind the 4Cs of a diamond! Cut Of all the 4Cs, Cut has the greatest effect on a diamond’s beauty. In determining the quality of the… read more

When shopping for something as rare and precious as jewelry, you want to feel confident about your purchase. Does your jeweler undergo annual recertification? Learn more about credentialed jewelers here. #KnowYourJeweler As a member of the American Gem Society, we adhere to standards that not only comply with governing laws, but that go beyond to… read more

It’s usually not the jewelry’s fault. We thought we’d share some tips on how to get the longest life out of your jewelry. 1. Sleeping in it. Yep, seems harmless, you’re just resting for hours, right? But prongs can snag in sheets and hair gets tangled around chains overnight EVERY night and can cause them… read more