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  1. Lab grown synthetic diamond Type IIa tester with diamond

    How to Tell If a Diamond Is Natural or Lab Grown

    How can I know if my diamond is real? This is a question we get all the time, and it’s not as simple as you might think. First, you have to decide what “real” means. If you are not familiar with lab grown diamonds, you might want to check out our introduction to lab grown and synthetic diamonds before continuing with this article. So, now you know that lab grown diamonds are just as real as natural diamonds, but we still want to be able to tell them apart. When... read more »

  2. Frequently Asked Question about Jewelry

    Here we answer some of your questions about jewelry in general. If you have a question you’d like answered, please contact us and we would be happy to help. What is a Gemologist? A gemologist is one who studies gems and jewelry scientifically, who knows and identifies them, can judge the elements and their beauty and value, and can apply this knowledge. This training and experience combine to make a gemologist. A gemologist like other professionals must keep up with current advancements in the field. The pace of change in... read more »

  3. Fake Diamonds: The Great Diamond Attack

    A popular game show would have three people all say that they were someone and the contestant would try to find out who was the real person. Technology has created many new diamonds and diamond lookalikes. “What is a real diamond?” is a difficult question these days. And the problem of separating a fully natural diamond from all the modern possibilities is quite demanding. So what is a real diamond? Let’s start with the older diamond look a likes, (CZ, GGG, YAG, Synthetic corundum and spinal, Glass) or simulants are... read more »

  4. What are “Blood Diamonds”?

    Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa. The United Nations (UN) defines conflict diamonds as “…diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.” These diamonds are sometimes referred to as “blood diamonds.” In July 2000, the global diamond industry made clear to the international community its zero tolerance... read more »

  5. Understanding the Diamond Buying Game

    How would you feel if your favorite soft drink tasted different in every can you drank? You expect a coke to taste like coke everywhere. In business, this is called a commodity. The soda is the same and you can shop based on price or convenience; the product is the same. People like shopping this way. I like it this way. Diamonds are not this way. The four C’s of diamonds are not that old, less then 100 years. Before that system every business and diamond seller had their own system... read more »

  6. The 4 Cs of Diamonds

    Diamond Buying Guide: The 4 C’s

    Learning the 4 C's of diamonds is the first step in making a good buying decision for your diamond. This basic introduction to diamonds explains Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat Weight with graphics and visual aides to help you understand each concept. If you know how diamonds are graded, you're well on your way to finding the perfect diamond for you... read more »

Blog Posts

  1. Diamond liquidation sale

    The Great Diamond Liquidation

    Arden Jewelers is liquidating a huge number of diamonds. We have diamonds on sale for up to 75% off of the normal retail price. You can find 1 carat diamonds for under $1,000, 3/4 carat diamonds for under $400, and 1/3 carat diamonds for under $99. We also have a great selection of modern and vintage engagement rings to set your new diamond in. This is our biggest diamond sale ever, so don't miss out. Come in or shop online today... read more »

  2. Diamond Selection – 4C’s and an F

    Diamond buying is hard enough. First you have to understand the 4C’s, and then you have to try to judge if diamond certifications are accurate. So, adding one more aspect to the decision making process is too much for some people. But then, here comes fluorescence. The natural response is to keep it simple: if it has fluorescence it’s bad, and if it doesn’t it’s good. Unfortunately, simple does not work here. What is fluorescence? Fluorescence is a form of lumination that is created when a diamond is exposed to... read more »

  3. Fancy red diamond

    Fancy Color Diamonds

    When we think of diamonds, we often imagine brilliantly white gemstones. But every so often, a diamond will come out of the ground in vivid color. These diamonds are extremely rare, accounting for only 0.001% of the total number of rough diamonds that are mined. Because of this, they are often far more expensive than normal diamonds. The range of colors in hue and intensity takes most people by surprise. The intensity of color in fancy color diamonds is described using the following terms: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light... read more »