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Diamond Education

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on diamonds, where we delve into the fascinating world of these exquisite gemstones. Whether you're considering purchasing a diamond, want to learn how to care for your existing diamond jewelry, or simply wish to expand your knowledge, this is your go-to resource. We'll explore the 4C's of diamonds to help you understand the factors that determine a diamond's quality and value. Additionally, we'll provide essential tips on caring for your diamonds to ensure their longevity and shine. And, for those embarking on a diamond buying journey, we'll equip you with some insights to make an informed and confident purchase. So, let’s get started!

The 4C’s of Diamonds

Did you know that there are four characteristics, known as the 4C’s, that are used to evaluate and determine the value of a diamond? When you understand these four traits, you’ll be better prepared to buy your own diamond, because you’ll understand more about what makes a quality stone. Let’s explore the 4C’s briefly below.


The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, symmetry and overall craftsmanship. The cut also allows for light to reflect through the diamond, giving it its radiant sparkle. This attribute is probably the most important to consider when buying your diamond, because it makes the most difference in the diamond’s appearance. A high-quality cut is worth investing in.


Diamonds come in a wide range of colors, from light yellow to brown. Colorless diamonds are most popular and highly sought after for their brilliance and shine. These diamonds are also the most expensive, however, so it’s worth considering a near-colorless diamond in order to better suit your budget.


A diamond’s clarity is dependent on how clear the stone is. Because a diamond is formed in the Earth, it naturally has inclusions and blemishes. The less imperfections there are, the higher the clarity and quality of the stone. A diamond which is eye-clean, meaning that it has imperfections that cannot be seen by the naked eye, is a perfectly acceptable stone to purchase.

Carat Weight

The carat weight measures the size of the diamond. While the price increases as stones get larger, the cut, color and clarity also highly impact the overall value.

How to Care for Diamond Jewelry: 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Diamond Care and Cleaning


  • Bring your diamonds in for regular cleaning and inspection. 
  • Use mild soap and warm water when cleaning at home. 
  • Handle with care, and be gentle when putting them on or taking them off. 
  • Consult with our experts for any questions or concerns about cleaning your diamonds. 


  • Go long periods of time without cleaning or maintenance. 
  • Expose your diamonds to products that may contain harsh chemicals. 
  • Wear diamond jewelry while doing rough work. 
  • Wait to contact Miner’s North with anything regarding your diamonds!

Diamond Buying Tips

When buying diamonds, there are several essential tips to keep in mind to ensure you make a well-informed and wise purchase. 

First, familiarize yourself with the 4C’s, as these factors greatly influence a diamond's value and appearance. Prioritize a high-quality cut, as it impacts the diamond's sparkle and brilliance. Opt for a diamond with a color grade that suits your preferences and budget rather than worrying if it’s completely colorless. Regarding clarity, choose a diamond with eye-clean imperfections, striking a balance between clarity and price. Lastly, set a budget and stick to it, allowing you to find the best value diamond within your price range. And, of course, when you purchase from Miner’s North, we’ll be sure to provide certifications from reputable grading labs, ensuring each diamond’s authenticity and quality. Plus, ask about our financing options to make the buying process stimple and stress free. With these tips in mind, you can confidently find the perfect diamond that suits both your preferences and budget.

Ready to start your diamond-buying journey? Contact us at Miner’s North Jewelers to make an appointment and select the perfect diamond!