Choosing the right diamond is a new experience, but that doesn't mean it should be overwhelming. Arthur's Jewelers diamond education is designed to answer all of your questions. With our diamond education, understanding a diamond's quality characteristics is straightforward and easy. This section contains all of the information about which characteristics are more important than others and guide you through all of the information you need to find the perfect diamond.
A diamond's visual brilliance is considered the most important aspect of a diamond. The Sparkle Factor
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95% of all diamonds are cut for weight retention and not beauty. Learn more
Diamond color is a very important factor to consider, as it is noticeable to the naked eye. Learn more
Learn about blemishes and inclusions, charactoristics that can detract from the pure beauty of a diamond. Learn more
Diamond weight is measured in carats, a small unit of measurement equal to 200 milligrams. Learn more
All diamond shapes have different attributes, but overall the beauty of the individual shapes is a matter of personal taste. Learn more
The Star 129 diamond has more visual brilliance than the traditional 58 facet round diamond. A traditional 58 facet diamond has sparkle but the greatest majority of the sparkle is on the outer edge of the diamond and not underneath the table of the diamond. The Star 129 has added 71 more facets to the bottom pavilion, which creates an explosion of light.
The facets of a diamond are an arrangement of prisms and mirrors. By adding 71 facets to the pavilion Star 129 has more than doubled the prism and mirrors to reflect and refract light, which significantly enhances the diamond's light performance. Learn more