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Shape Guide: Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Shape Guide: Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Round brilliant cut diamonds are a classic for a reason! This is the most popular diamond shape, and cutters have been working with this over hundreds of years to maximize the brilliance and fire of round brilliant cut diamonds. This cut offers plenty of flexibility within the Four C’s. Because the cut is so faceted, you can compromise on other…

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April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

Happy Birthday, April! The April birthstone is the diamond. In general, diamonds are remarkably simple in their color, they appear to be clear or white, yet they are able to refract light in a way that produces vibrant flashes of brilliant color, making them sparkle and shine like no other. Diamonds are simply carbon that has been crystallized under intense…

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Shopping for a Diamond: The Four C’s

Shopping for a Diamond: The Four C’s

Does shopping for a diamond feel like a daunting task? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! At Diamond Castle Jewelers, we have Metro Detroit’s best selection of GIA loose certified diamonds, along with a staff with the experience and expertise to help you find the perfect diamond to fit your desires and budget. When it comes to shopping for a diamond,…

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Happy Birthday, March! The March birthstone is the aquamarine stone. The name for aquamarine comes from the Roman word “aqua” (meaning “water”) and “mare” (meaning “sea”). If you can picture the stunning blue waters of the Mediterranean, you can see how the aquamarine got its name, as this gorgeous blue gem does, indeed, resemble seawater! The aquamarine is a member…

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February Birthstone: Amethyst

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Happy Birthday, February! The February birthstone is the amethyst. The word comes from the Greek “amethystos”, meaning sober. In ancient Greece, the amethyst was associated with the god of wine. It is a member of the quartz family, and occurs naturally as crystals within rocks. Amethyst is found all around the world in places like Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar,…

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