Have you ever wondered what ‘sustainable’ or ‘ethically sourced’ actually means when it comes to diamonds and colored gemstones? You’re not alone! The jewelry industry itself has been mired in contradiction over the exact definition of many oft-used jewelry terms. The Jewelry Glossary Project helps by defining the most commonly used jewelry terms to create a more universal language for all.
Today’s blog is all about our favorite glittering, gleaming, light-catching gem: diamonds! Specifically, the most popular cut of all: round brilliant cut diamonds.
From the top to the tip, we’re explaining every portion and proportion that makes a stone either seriously sparkling or drab and dull. Every one of these sections plays a role in a diamond’s cut quality, and ultimately, it’s level of brilliance, fire, and sparkle.
Today we’re chatting all things recycled gemstones with the incredibly knowledgeable Jared Holstein, a Gem Dealer who specializes in post-consumer recycled diamonds and colored gems. Jared’s our favorite source for antique and old cut gemstones and has an unparalleled eye for the unique and memorable. He’s also a strong advocate for transparency and accountability in the diamond world.