~ Diamond Terminology from A to Z ~
There are thousands of terms being used in today's jewelry industry. Some common knowledge, others are obscure and baffling. We've created a database of terminology from A to Z to make it easy, and of course if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.
Here's a fun one for you. I once purchased a diamond that for some reason when immersed in water it would bubble. The reason, the diamond had a pin like hole right through it, and I couldn't see it with my naked eyes. Just a friendly test, when you buy your diamond, take it home and immerse it in COLD water. Make sure there's no bubbles coming out of it.
Every 5 years there's a special name for a wedding anniversary. The 75th year of marriage is referred to has the Diamond Anniversary. Probably because it takes so long for a diamond to become a diamond, and if you've lasted 75 years in a single marriage. Well, You deserve this anniversary.
Don't get this confused with Engagement Rings. The wedding ring is the complimentary band that accompanies that engagement ring. This is the ring you would place on your significant other's hand during the ceremony.
West 47th Street
Commonly known as the Diamond District of New York. From street corner to street corner there's nothing but diamond sellers, jewelry manufactures and jewelry stores.
European color scale on diamonds. The matching American counterpart is as follows...
D - Sometimes also referred to as River +
E - Sometimes just referred to as River
F - Sometimes also referred to as Wesselton +
G - Sometimes also referred to as Top Wesselton
H- Sometimes just referred to as Wesselton
Different names, all the same meaning
The color used to describe a perfect colored diamond. However it's incorrect. The color scale starts with the letter D. Most people consider this white, what they should be saying is "absolutely colorless" The same with the rest of the letters. A diamond will not be white, it will be colorless with hints of other colors like yellow in them until you reach the fancy colors. If you actually see the color White in your diamond then you're probably looking at a milky inclusion known as a cloud.