Welcome to DiamondsByMe's comprehensive guide to the world of diamonds. Whether you're an experienced gem aficionado, a first-time buyer, or simply fascinated by these captivating stones, you've come to the right place. On this page we will give you a brief introduction about diamonds, by clicking on the links you will go into more detail by category.
At DiamondsByMe, we believe in empowering our customers with knowledge. We've curated this all-encompassing resource to help you navigate the intricate world of diamonds, both natural and lab-grown, with confidence. Our goal is to provide you with the insights needed to make an informed decision that matches your style, desires, and budget.
The allure, quality, and value of a diamond are determined by four key characteristics, known as the '4Cs' – Cut, Carat, Colour, and Clarity. Each 'C' plays a vital role in a diamond's visual appeal and overall worth. Understanding these facets will guide you to your perfect diamond.
The cut defines a diamond's brilliance. Cut measures how well-proportioned a diamond’s dimensions are, including the balance and brilliance of its facets. Diamond cut is considered the most important of the four Cs.
Colour is a critical diamond quality. Diamond colour refers to how colorless a diamond is. Colour is the second most important of the 4Cs of diamonds. The less colour, the higher the grade.
Clarity profoundly impacts a diamond's worth. Clarity assesses small imperfections within a diamond. Inclusions can occur naturally during the diamond forming process. Clarity is used to quantify and specify any inclusions.
Carat measures a diamond’s weight. An objective measurement, carat weight, is the most popular indicator for showing how large a diamond is.
Though not one of the 4Cs, shape is still an important factor to consider when buying a diamond. Each shape has different attributes that can affect price and quality grades.
At DiamondsByMe, we proudly offer both natural and lab-grown diamonds to meet a diverse range of preferences and budgets. Natural diamonds are formed over billions of years beneath the Earth's surface, while lab-grown diamonds are cultivated in a controlled environment using advanced technology.
Both types of diamonds are physically, chemically, and optically identical. The primary differences lie in their origin, cost, and environmental impact. The 4Cs apply to both natural and lab-grown diamonds, ensuring you receive the same quality regardless of your choice. So if you want to more about the 4c, for both diamonds you can check out above pages.
If you're interested in exploring more about lab-grown diamonds, we have a dedicated page for that. Check out our comprehensive guide on lab-grown diamonds here.
We understand that purchasing a diamond is a significant investment. At DiamondsByMe, we're dedicated to not only providing the highest quality diamonds but also the information you need to choose the right gemstone with confidence. Our mission is to make your diamond buying journey as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
We invite you to explore our education centre, reach out to our friendly experts if you have any questions, and most importantly, take your time. After all, buying a diamond isn't just a purchase; it's a beautiful experience.
The difference between natural and lab-grown diamonds cannot be seen. Not with the naked eye, nor with a magnifying glass or a microscope. The difference between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds is simply that a natural diamond is formed by nature over thousands, maybe millions of years, whereas a lab-grown diamond is grown in a laboratory within days or weeks. Because fewer resources are needed to obtain the lab-grown diamond, the stone is cheaper than the natural variety. Particularly when it comes to larger stones, you will really notice the difference in your wallet. In addition, the lab-grown diamond is considered a more sustainable stone than the natural diamond, because sourcing it has less impact on nature than mining for natural diamonds. Nowadays, the quality of lab-grown diamonds has improved so much that only a diamond connoisseur with special equipment can tell whether the diamond is a natural one or a lab-grown one. Read more in our knowledge base about diamonds and lab-grown diamonds.
Of course. Email us with your requirements and we will be happy to check the options and prices for you. Please note that our return conditions do not apply to a specially ordered stone.
A round diamond is a brilliant cut diamond with 57 facets. This is the most commonly chosen cutting method for diamonds because the stone captures light optimally and responds to it to the maximum extent possible. This gives the diamond a beautiful brilliance. As standard, we offer grade XXX for natural and lab-grown diamonds. Our knowledge base provides more information on the different diamond cuts and the quality of diamonds.
There are different cuts for diamonds. The most common is the brilliant-cut diamond with 57 facets. We also offer a choice of princess, asscher, emerald, radiant, cushion, marquise and pear-shaped cut diamonds. Our diamonds and lab-grown diamonds are of XXXN quality as standard. We also offer the following grades for natural diamonds: SI, VS and VVS and for lab-grown diamonds VS and VVS. This denotes the clarity of the stone. The fewer inclusions the brighter the stone, and the more beautiful the brilliance. Want to know more about this, take a look at the information on diamonds in our Knowledge Base. You will also be able to read more about the different diamond cuts and our gemstones there.