Category Archives: Diamonds

Engagement Ring Diamond Shapes: Round, Cushion Cut, Princess Cut and More

Engagement rings come with diamonds in many beautiful shapes, and most brides to be have a favorite style or two they cherish above all others. Though nearly every cut has enjoyed the spotlight at one time or another, there are … Continue reading

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Jewelry Stores You Can Shop With Confidence

One of the most difficult decisions when it comes to deciding where to shop for an engagement ring or fine jewelry piece is choosing the store you shop. Whether it’s concern about high-pressure sales tactics, inexpert salespeople or limited selection, … Continue reading

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Diamond and Jewelry Buying: Online Versus Jewelry Store

There are countless places you can buy a gorgeous diamond or a stunning gemstone jewelry item, but they each generally have a selection of benefits and drawbacks. How do you know where to go for that special item you’ll cherish … Continue reading

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How to Buy the Best Diamond For Your Budget

Finding the perfect piece of fine jewelry that’s high quality, sentimental or stylish and within budget is essential for all buyers. Therefore, all shoppers can benefit from a better understanding of what makes a diamond valuable. Here are some quick tips on how to buy the best diamond for your budget every time you shop. Continue reading

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Why Diamonds Are Worth So Much

We get so many different customers here at ZIVA and each couple has their own special story. Some of them are even kind enough to share it with us and let me tell you, romance is not dead. If you … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Common Diamond Scams

Knowing how to avoid common diamond scams, can help you get a fair price and avoid buying a low-quality diamond by mistake. At Ziva Jewels, we know that there are a lot of unscrupulous jewelers out there that prey on … Continue reading

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How to Verify a Diamond’s Certification with the GIA

When it comes to pricing certified diamonds, a diamond’s clarity, color, cut etc. really affect the price. Did you know that by law, a jeweler must be accurate within one color grade and within one clarity grade? The difference between an … Continue reading

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Diamond Fluorescence

Just what is diamond fluorescence? Have you ever been near a black light while you were wearing a white shirt and noticed that your shirt glowed? Diamonds do something very similar when they are exposed to ultraviolet light. Diamond professionals … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Diamond

When choosing a diamond, getting an excellent cut diamond (also known as an ideal cut diamond) is so important because it will determine how the diamond reflects light. All the different facets of the diamond must be properly aligned and … Continue reading

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The Four C’s – Diamond Clarity

Clarity in a diamond refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes in a diamond. Diamond clarity is graded on a scale from FL (flawless) to I3 (included 3). This post will explain more about inclusions, how they’re graded and … Continue reading

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Grading Fancy Colored Diamonds

Ziva Jewels is very happy to announce that we will soon be offering colored diamonds! We’re prepping our online store as we speak, so in the meantime, we’re going to be sharing information about colored diamonds. Fancy colored diamonds are not … Continue reading

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How Diamonds Are Cut

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the only way to cut a diamond is with another diamond, but do you ever wonder how it’s really done? It isn’t as easy as banging two diamonds together or scratching one with the … Continue reading

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Colored Diamonds

Ziva Jewels is very happy to announce that we will soon be offering colored diamonds! We’re prepping our online store as we speak, so in the meantime, we’re going to be sharing information about colored diamonds.

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Where do diamonds come from?

We’re answering your questions about diamonds. One of our Facebook fans asked: Is there a way to tell how old a diamond is or what mine it came from? Continue reading

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Interesting Diamond Facts

Diamonds are curious gems indeed. Learn some interesting facts, so the next time someone asks you about your engagement ring, you can say something else besides how much it’s worth. Continue reading

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