The European Gemological Laboratory and Gemological Institute of America are the two largest diamond certification laboratories in worldwide.
Diamond Syndicate Hawaii carries diamonds of all shapes and is proud to boasts the largest inventory of "Fancy Shaped" non-round diamonds on the island.
The number, position, kind, color and prominence of inclusions contained in the diamond determine its grade of clarity. Learn more about diamond clarity here.
The diamond functions to allow the maximum amount of light that enters through its top to be reflected and dispersed back through its top.
Diamonds are weighed in carats and the more the better. Continue on to learn more about the true meaning of carats and the history behind the use of the word.
Common Color Scales
Nitrogen is a common element found in a diamond. The less nitrogen, however, the less yellow the diamond appears and the greater its value becomes.
Colored Diamonds are normally quite rare but with a new process called HPHT, the availability to provide colored diamonds has greatly increased.
Learn about the process of mining diamonds directly from earth and the journey that diamonds take as they move from the ground and into your life.