The Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts. Founded in 1931, GIA's mission is to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality. The institute does so through research, gem identification and diamond grading services and a variety of educational programs. Through its world-renowned library and subject experts, GIA acts as a resource of gem and jewelry information for the trade, the public and worldwide media outlets.

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  • Diamond clarity is the relative absence of inclusions and blemishes. You should know about this 4Cs quality factor because it affects a diamond’s beauty and value. Here are some diamond clarity tips to help you shop smartly. Inclusions and blemishes… The post Seven Things You Need to Know About Diamond Clarity appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • A yellow diamond engagement ring is a stunning choice to celebrate your love. But picking the perfect engagement ring requires knowing about yellow diamonds, mountings, the effect of metals on appearance, treatments and more. We offer help. Here are a … The post How to Choose a Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • If you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring, you’ve probably heard about diamond fluorescence, along with varying opinions about its pros and cons. Let’s dig into a few common myths about fluorescence and D-to-Z color diamonds. In this blog, we … The post Fact Checking Diamond Fluorescence: 11 Myths Dispelled appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • There are so many diamond shapes to choose from when shopping for an engagement ring: round, square, marquise and more. Here’s a guide to what makes each shape special to help you pick the perfect one. First, it’s important to … The post Guide to Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • With its graceful, tapered outline, a pear shaped diamond is an elegant and flattering choice for an engagement ring. Here are the essentials for selecting the perfect pear shape. Learn the anatomy of a pear shaped diamond Look for symmetry… The post Pear Shaped Diamond: Tips for Picking the Perfect One appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Antique and vintage engagement rings are in fashion – and for good reason. They have an undeniable charm and style. They are a beautiful piece of the past. They’re lasting symbols of love. Here’s how to pick one that you’ll … The post How to Shop for Antique and Vintage Engagement Rings appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • If you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring, you need to know about diamond color if you want to understand quality and how diamonds are valued. Here are seven essential things about diamond color you should know. In this blog … The post Diamond Color: Seven Things You Need to Know appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • GIA diamond is a term you’ll find when engagement ring shopping – short for a diamond graded by GIA, the creator of the 4Cs and the independent, diamond authority. Learn more about GIA diamonds and why savvy shoppers rely on … The post What Is a <em>GIA Diamond</em> ? appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Getting the ring size right is a must for any engagement ring. After all, you’ve invested a lot in selecting the perfect ring and planning the proposal, so naturally you’ll want the ring to fit right out of the box.… The post How to Determine Ring Size: Tips and Ring Size Chart appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Shopping for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion in 2018? GIA experts searched high and low for what’s trending and found these popular jewelry styles: big hoop earrings, big cuffs, quirky cameos and more. Take a look before you shop.… The post Popular Jewelry Styles for 2018 appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Engagement Ring Styles: Seven Irresistible Trends Love may be eternal, but trendy engagement ring styles are meant to capture the moment you fell in love. Trending diamond shapes include marquise, cushion cut and oval. Pink is in, as are two-tone … The post Engagement Ring Styles: Seven Irresistible Trends appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Comparing loose diamonds for an engagement ring? Don’t be dismayed by the dizzying array of choices. The important thing is to compare wisely. Here are six easy steps to help you pick a diamond that’s beautiful and a smart purchase.… The post Engagement Ring Buying: How to Compare Loose Diamonds appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Brazil has become the sixth-largest economy in the world, and its growing consumer market is hungry for luxury products. To witness the rapid growth in the Brazilian jewelry industry, GIA ventured to the country’s main jewelry trade show. GIA exists to connect people to the understanding of gems. Our videos provide more information on diamonds, gems, and other related topics: How to Choose a Diam...

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  • Planning to buy a diamond engagement ring? You’ll need to know the 4Cs, how to pick a diamond shape and cut, metal characteristics, types of settings and more. Follow these 12 tips for buying an engagement ring to make a … The post 12 Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Those with a November birthstone have two beautiful options to choose from: topaz and citrine. Topaz comes in a rainbow of colors; citrine is known for its charming yellow and orange hues. The two gems give you countless options. Your … The post November Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Topaz and Citrine appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Selecting the right metal for your engagement ring setting is just as important as selecting the right diamond. The metal will not only define the ring’s style, but it can also play a big role in your diamond’s color appearance. … The post Engagement Ring Setting: How Metal Affects Diamond Color Appearance appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Morganite engagement rings are trending – and for good reason. Morganite is a beautiful, durable and a comparatively affordable pink gem. It has also benefited from a lot of buzz. Here’s what you need to know about morganite. In this … The post How to Pick a Morganite Engagement Ring appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • The 4Cs – One Man’s Brainchild The term 4Cs we know today had its start in the early 1940s, as the brainchild of GIA founder Robert M. Shipley. A former retail jeweler, Shipley was fiercely committed to professionalizing the American … The post The History of the 4Cs of Diamond Quality appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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