Does the thought of purchasing a diamond ring overwhelm you? Don't think you
know enough about certificates, inclusions, grading scales, and colors?
Or do you know the basics, but need a refresher course?
A good understanding of diamonds is necessary before you begin shopping.
Our guide gives you the basics -- the all-important "four Cs",
a glossary of terms, special information on "fancy shapes,"
a Diamond FAQ, and more.
Throughout our guide, you'll see text boxes like this one. They generally contain information we think is
We've put together some handy "checklists"
so you're always prepared to ask the right questions and make smart shopping comparisons
items aimed specifically at purchasing diamonds online).