Certified Diamonds
 
You've found the perfect someone, now find her the perfect diamond! If Dunkin Jewelers doesn't have the certified diamond you want in stock, we will quickly locate one for you.

Buying a diamond can be a little overwhelming if you're not sure what to look for. Luckily, Dunkin Jewelers has an experienced sales staff to help you through every step of the way. To get you started, provided below are some basics you should know before purchasing a diamond.

What you should know about diamonds

Shape: Diamonds can be cut in a variety of shapes and sizes. At times, a particular mounting may lend itself to one shape over another, but ultimately the choice between shapes is that of the buyer's and his or her own personal preference.

Emerald Heart Marquise Oval Pear Princess Radiant Round

Cut: The cut of a diamond determines how light is reflected and dispersed through it. If a diamond is cut too deep or too shallow, the light will leak out the bottom and the brilliance will be lost. However, if a diamond is cut to the ideal proportions, all of the light entering from any direction will be reflected through the top giving it it's sparkle.

Color: Most diamonds have slight tones of yellow or brown in them even though they may appear colorless. Diamonds that are truly colorless are more rare than those with color. Therefore, diamonds are graded according to the color grading scale below.

| D | E | F |
Colorless
| G | H | I | J |
Near Colorless
| K | L |M |
Faint Yellow
| N | O | P | Q | R |
Very Light Yellow
| S | T | U | V | W | X | Y |Z |
Light Yellow

   
  Flawless Very Very Slight inclusions Very Slight inclusions Slight inclusions imperfect Imperfect  

Carat: The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. One carat is divided by 100 parts called points. For example, 1 carat= 1.00, 1/2 carat= .50. While the size of a diamond may seem important, it is not the defining attribute of a beautiful diamond. We encourage you to focus on the quality of the diamond you are purchasing rather than just the size.

We hope that you have found this information useful! If you have any questions, please come and visit us at our store, and one of our knowledgable sales associates will be glad to help you!

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