At Dr. Diamonds, we believe that knowledge empowers your choices.

With over 40 years of invaluable experience, we're delighted to share our wealth of knowledgeabout diamonds with you.
our educational resources to gain insights and discover the worldof diamondsbefore making your purchase.Your journey
to becominga well-informed diamond enthusiast begins here.

Lab-Grownvs. Earth-Mined Diamonds

What are the differences between Lab-Grown Diamonds vs Earth Grown Diamonds? Dr. Diamond never compromises any detail.

While high-quality Natural Diamonds and Lab Diamonds may appear identical, they diverge significantly in cost, value, rarity and eco-friendliness.

In this video, he demonstrates with top-of-the-line technology how to tell the difference between lab and natural diamonds as a manufacturer.


Beautiful. Rare. Cherished. Each diamond is unique and is a miracle of time, place and change.
And each has specific qualities that establish its value.
In the 20th century, a universal standard for diamonds was elusive. GIA changed the game with the 4Cs: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat. These four criteria now globally define diamond quality, demystifying the purchase process.

The 4Cs Signify Two Key Advancements: Universal Language and Informed Buying. Dr. Diamond simplifies the 4Cs in this video for your education.

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To put it simply, diamond carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat is subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’ Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats.’ All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more desirable. However, two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond 4Cs: Color, Clarity, and Cut. While now you know what carat means, it’s also important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4Cs, and not just carat weigh


Diamond Clarity Refers to the Absence of Inclusions and Blemishes. To understand diamond clarity, we must first understand how diamonds are created. Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth.This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.’ Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these characteristics, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. If you are trying to determine what is the best clarity for a diamond, remember that no diamond is perfectly pure. But the closer it comes to purity, the better its clarity. Many inclusions and blemishes are too tiny to be seen by anyone other than a trained diamond grader.


Diamond color is essentially the absence of color. In the realm of gem-quality diamonds, the evaluation revolves around the degree of colorlessness.

A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond, like pure water, exhibits no hue and is inherently more valuable. GIA's D-to-Z diamond color-grading system quantifies this colorlessness by comparing diamonds to established master stones under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions.

While these color distinctions may escape the untrained eye, they wield a significant influence on diamond quality and value.


Diamond cut isn't just about shape; it's how facets interact with light. Skilled craftsmanship is essential to fashion a diamond that sparkles brilliantly, making it valuable.

Perfect cut elevates beauty and worth. Among the 4Cs, it's the most intricate to assess. GIA or IGI evaluates a standard round brilliant diamond by studying facet proportions, ensuring light interaction results in:

  • Brightness:Reflecting white light.
  • Fire: Scattering light into colors.
  • Scintillation:Creating sparkle and intricate light patterns.


A diamond's shape is its defining feature, shaping its brilliance and personality.

At Dr. Diamond, we offer the 9 most popular diamond shapes, certified by GIA and IGI, including the beloved Round Brilliant and Princess cuts.Behind the cut, diamond cutters aim to maximize carat weight, making shape selection pivotal. Round cuts, while popular, often result in higher rough diamond wastage. Other shapes are deeper, preserving more of the rough diamond and reducing costs.

The diamond's value hinges on wastage and shape's popularity, making it a fascinating facet of the diamond world.


Certified diamonds undergo grading, assessing the 4 Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight.

When in search of a diamond, it's a smart choice to opt for certified diamonds, as they ensure stone quality. With certification, buyers gain confidence based on a diamond's true attributes, reducing reliance on sales pitches.


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