Diamond Buying Tips

Try Halo

If your budget is more suited for a smaller diamond, choosing a halo setting (small diamonds around the center stone) is a great way to make the stone appear larger.

Step-cut, Explained

Step-cut diamonds, such as emerald and Asscher, are designed with rectangular facets that emphasize clarity over brilliance. We recommend purchasing a step cut diamond with a clarity grade of VS1 or better to ensure the inclusions, or microscopic imperfections, are less visible.

Consider Fancy Shapes

Emerald, princess, cushion, and heart shapes are generally less expensive than a round cut of the same carat weight and sometimes even appear larger.