DIAMOND & JEWELRY

Advanced Education

Learn more about Diamond Cut and Performance

Round cut diamond - anatomy

DIAMOND facet
ANATOMY

Learn the roles of the facet groups on a round brilliant diamond.

diamond performance

Diamond Performance

See examples of brightness, leakage, contrast and fire.

pricescope-education-070-diamond-proportions-fullsize

RECOMMENDED PROPORTIONS

Get recommended proportions for brightness vs. balance vs. fire.

hearts and arrows diamonds

HEARTS AND ARROWS DIAMONDS

Everything you need to know about hearts & arrows diamonds.

diamond dispersion and fire

FIRE versus DISPERSION

Learn how all diamonds create dispersion, but not all create fire.

eye test 20/20

DIAMOND BEAUTY AND EYESIGHT

Do you see more or less of what others see in a diamonds?

Learn more about Engagement Rings

first diamond engagement

Engagement ring history

Learn the ancient history and meaning of engagement rings.

pricescope-education-107-setting-anatomy

Diamond Setting Anatomy

Bridge. Gallery. Shank. Learn the language of settings.

The CADs!

Engagement Ring Styles

See halo, solitaire, pave, multi-stone styles and more.

color palette

Designer Engagement Rings

Learn the role of designer brands in the bridal jewelry industry

pricescope-education-311-1-carat-diamond-cost

Average Engagement Cost

Learn national and regional averages and ways to save.

engagement ring insurance estimate

Engagement Ring Insurance

What's most affordable? What's most practical?

Learn about Diamond Industry Economics

pricescope-education-diamond-3cs-carat-color-clarity

Diamond Values: An Origin Story

Learn why cut quality has never been a priority for producers.

diamond quality - greedy person

The Quality Contradiction

Inconvenient truths about diamond assessment revealed.

Diamond Ratings

Diamond Cut and Ratings Systems

Statistics show >60% of diamonds get the highest cut grade.

ideal cut diamond - billboard

"Ideal Cut" Cautions

Learn about the most abused term in the diamond business.

AGS Ideal Cut

AGS Zero
The Real Ideal

The strict American Gem Society "Ideal" light performance grade.

diamond grading - lab graders at work

Diamond Grading Process

Follow the grading process from intake to certification.

Archived Pages

Scroll to Top