The Difference Between Gems & Industrial Diamonds?

Answer The word "diamond" comes from an ancient Greek word meaning "incorruptible." Well before lapidaries -- or stonecutters -- learned to turn raw diamond into the brilliant faceted gems that fill jewel... Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Colored Diamonds & Colored Gems?

There are two gemstone categories used in the commercial gemstone trade: precious gemstones, which are diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, and semi-precious gemstones, which are all the rest... Read More »

How to Clean Your Gems and Diamonds?

Cleaning gemstones and diamonds might sound fairly easy, but you have to be careful not to harm the stone or the setting. Attempting to use the wrong method or cleaning solution could quickly harm ... Read More »

How are diamonds selected&cut to make gems for jewelry?

Raw diamonds are quite plain until they are cut and polished, so selecting gem quality diamonds and making them beautiful requires many careful steps to get them ready for the market.SelectionFor s... Read More »

Uses of Industrial Diamonds?

Industry uses about 80 percent of the world's mined diamonds because of the mineral's strength and ability to conduct heat. The two types of industrial diamonds are stone, or diamond particles whic... Read More »