Learn Why Rogers Sells Kimberley Certified Diamonds
Diamonds are, above all else, a symbol of lasting true love. That’s why diamonds take the starring role in engagement rings and bridal jewelry. It’s also why diamonds are a top choice for pendants, earrings, and other fine jewelry. Demand is high and real diamonds are rare, making them valuable gemstones.
Most of the world’s diamonds are found in Africa. The money that came from the sale of some diamonds was used to pay for horrible conflicts, in which many families, women and children were killed. In 2000, the United Nations adopted the Kimberley Protocol, a certification program that lets diamond buyers know that the gemstones they’re purchasing are conflict-free.
By eliminating conflict diamonds from the marketplace, funding for the groups who have been committing atrocities is significantly reduced. As a result, more children get to grow up, and their families are enjoying much longer, safer lives. This is really important to us, and we’re sure that it’s important to you too.
Rogers Jewelers is Where Love Stories Begin
Because we’re committed to serving you well as you celebrate the beginning of your life together and rejoicing in life’s many milestones, Rogers Jewelers makes a point of offering diamonds that are certified to be conflict-free. We sell Kimberley Certified Diamonds because we know beginnings are very, very important. The paperwork certifying your unique diamond is included with your purchase, as lasting documentation of your diamond’s origin. If you have any questions about Kimberley Certified Diamonds, we’d be happy to answer them for you – just ask any staff member the next time you’re in the store or email us directly.
Understanding the 4Cs of a Diamond
The 4 Cs of a Diamond refer to the important qualities that determine a particular stone’s appeal and value. These 4 Cs include Color, Clarity, Carat Weight and Cut.
The ideal diamond is absolutely colorless, like a pure drop of water. These truly transparent stones are very rare. Most diamonds contain a tiny bit of color, although it can be almost impossible to see it with the naked eye. Diamonds are rated from D to Z, with the most colorless diamonds appearing on the D end of the scale and more strongly colored stones appearing nearer the Z. Fancy colored diamonds, which come in pink, yellow, brown and other colors, aren’t rated this way.
To determine a diamond’s clarity, a grader looks at it under 10x magnification. They are searching for natural crystals that formed inside the diamond while the diamond was growing. These are known as inclusions. If absolutely no inclusions can be seen, the diamond is considered flawless. Some inclusions are so hard to see it takes an absolute expert to find them; these diamonds are rated from very, very slightly included to very slightly included. When inclusions are more clearly visible under 10x magnification, they are rated slightly included to included.
Carat weight refers to the size of the diamond. Diamonds come in all sizes. For use as the center stone in an engagement ring, one carat is the most popular size. Total carat weight refers to the sum total of all diamonds in a piece of jewelry. Currently, engagement ring styles tend to average around 2 total carat weight, including the center stone and any diamonds that are included in the setting.
Diamonds can be cut in a variety of shapes, including round, cushion, princess, marquise and more. When a diamond grade considers a stone’s cut, they look at the quality of the cutting as well as how effectively light moves within the diamond. A superior cut can truly enhance a diamond’s natural beauty.
Want To Learn More About Diamonds?
We’d be happy to provide you with further education on the four C’s of a diamond, using examples of diamonds from our inventory so you can see their beautiful sparkle and shine for yourself. Learning everything you can about diamonds allows you to make smart decisions when choosing an engagement ring or other major piece of diamond jewelry. There’s never any pressure to buy during these educational settings: our mission is to help you choose diamonds confidently.