Diamond Education: Unveiling the Brilliance of Nature's Masterpiece

Learn all about the Diamond 4 C's


Welcome to our Diamond Education page, where we delve into the captivating world of diamonds, their unique attributes, and the factors that make them the ultimate symbol of beauty and elegance.

Introduction to Diamonds: Diamonds, often referred to as "nature's masterpiece," are precious gemstones formed deep within the Earth under extreme pressure and temperature conditions. Renowned for their mesmerizing sparkle and enduring value, diamonds have captured the hearts of people for centuries.

The 4 Cs of Diamonds:

  1. Carat Weight: Carat weight measures a diamond's size and is often associated with its value. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Larger diamonds are rarer, making them more valuable.

  2. Cut: The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, symmetry, and overall finish. A well-cut diamond reflects light brilliantly, creating a captivating display of fire, brilliance, and scintillation.

  3. Color: Diamonds come in a variety of colors, ranging from colorless to shades of yellow or brown. The GIA color scale grades diamonds from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). Colorless diamonds are prized for their purity and brilliance.

  4. Clarity: Clarity assesses the presence of internal and external flaws, called inclusions and blemishes, respectively. The GIA clarity scale ranges from Flawless (no inclusions or blemishes visible under 10x magnification) to Included (inclusions visible to the naked eye).

Diamond Shapes: Diamonds are cut into various shapes, each with its unique charm and characteristics. Explore the following popular diamond shapes:

  1. Round Brilliant: The classic and most popular shape, known for its exceptional brilliance and versatility.

  2. Princess: A square or rectangular shape with pointed corners, offering a contemporary and elegant look.

  3. Cushion: Featuring rounded corners and larger facets, this shape exudes vintage allure and intense sparkle.

  4. Emerald: Known for its rectangular shape and step-cut facets, this shape emphasizes clarity and elegance.

  5. Pear: Combining the round and marquise shapes, the pear shape resembles a tear drop, adding a touch of sophistication.

  6. Oval: Elongated with exquisite brilliance, the oval shape complements various styles with its unique proportions.

  7. Marquise: Elongated and pointed at both ends, the marquise shape offers a distinctive and elongating effect.

Understanding Diamond Certificates: Diamond certificates, issued by reputable gemological laboratories like the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), provide an objective assessment of a diamond's quality. These certificates detail the diamond's 4 Cs and other relevant information, helping you make an informed purchase.

Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Mined Diamonds: With advancements in technology, lab-grown diamonds have gained popularity. These diamonds possess the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. They offer an ethical and sustainable alternative, often at a more accessible price point.

Caring for Your Diamonds: Proper care ensures your diamonds retain their brilliance for generations. Regular cleaning, avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals, and storing them separately from other jewelry can help maintain their beauty.

Choosing the Perfect Diamond: Selecting a diamond is a journey filled with excitement and significance. Consider your preferences for the 4 Cs, budget, and personal style when choosing the perfect diamond. Trusting a reputable jeweler with a commitment to quality and transparency is essential.

At Stienhardt & Stones, we believe in celebrating the unique allure of each diamond. Our collection is a testament to the beauty, craftsmanship, and passion that goes into creating jewelry that becomes a cherished part of your story. Explore our range and embark on a journey to discover the brilliance of nature's most cherished gemstone.

Our Rich History

With expertise spanning generations, we excel in crafting natural and lab-grown diamonds to absolute perfection. Our legacy marries traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, ensuring that every diamond we create is a masterpiece of enduring beauty.

Why We are Different

One of the standout features of Stienhardt & Stones is that we are not just a jewelry retailer; we are the manufacturer of our lab-grown diamonds. This unique position allows us to eliminate unnecessary intermediaries and associated markups, bringing you exquisite lab-grown diamonds at remarkably competitive prices. By sourcing directly from us, you enjoy significant cost savings and assurance that your diamond is crafted with the utmost care and expertise

Better Diamonds with even better Pricing

At Stienhardt & Stones, we invite you to explore a world where ethical elegance meets exceptional value. Our DEF color and VVS/VS quality lab-grown diamonds, certified by GIA, are a testament to our commitment to providing you with the finest gems that the earth and science offer. Whether you're looking for an engagement ring that symbolizes your love or a piece of jewelry that marks a special occasion, our diamonds are ready to tell your story brilliantly.


We take great care in ensuring that every one of our lab-grown diamonds is cut and polished to perfection. Our skilled craftsmen, cut and polish the diamonds in-house at our facilities, using the latest technology and techniques.


All of our diamonds are certified by leading gemological institutions, including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), and the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT).

Direct to Consumer

We revolutionize the diamond industry by eliminating intermediaries. By bypassing traditional channels, we ensure that every extraordinary gem we offer shines directly in the hands of the discerning consumer. with no extra upcharges.