Make Father’s Day “Rock” With These Gifts

Father’s Day is just a few days away and, to help you celebrate, we’re highlighting some incredible gifts that will make his day extra special. This selection includes an array of luxe, striking fine jewelry pieces that will help him take his style game to a whole new level. As a bonus, all of our men’s pieces are currently 20% off (just use the code DAD20 at checkout)!

The Father’s Day Gift Guide

Black Round Cut Diamond Earrings

These incredible black diamond earrings are perfect for a man with a fashion-forward sense of style. In these earrings, a total of 50 round black diamonds are arranged in a bold square shape. These earrings are set in white gold and include an inlaid white gold square accent that ups the visual interest (and style) of this unique set.

White Gold Bezel Set White Diamond Earring

A classic man deserves a classic gift. This single white diamond earring is an incredible choice for a man with sophisticated sensibilities. Here, a dazzling one carat white diamond is set in 14k white gold. The bezel setting here gives this stud a sleek, modern look, while also offering extra protection to its featured white diamond.

Yellow Gold Brown Diamond Earring

Brown diamonds have a rich, warm look. Here, a single chocolatey brown diamond is prong set in yellow gold, which perfectly compliments the warm tones of the featured diamond. This single earring is both luxurious and unique, giving the wearer a stylish way to set themselves apart from the crowd.

Square Black Diamond Earring

This square black diamond earring is simple yet bold. Here, a sizable 1.75 carat black diamond is set in rose gold, which gives it a modern, on trend look. This sleek single diamond earring is as cool as it is opulent.

Cluster Round Diamond Earrings

This stunning set of diamond earrings is ideal for a man who loves a lot of bling. Here, multiple diamonds are clustered in round shape. Each of these round diamond earrings features 9 white diamonds, as opposed to the standard design that uses only one, which gives 9 times the flash factor.

Father’s Day Gifts That Rock

Want to see even more gifts for Father’s Day? Check out our entire collection of luxe fine earrings for men. If you’re shopping on a budget, be sure to check out our men’s gifts under $500 and our men’s gifts under $1,000. Remember, our 20% off Father’s Day sale is happening now! Just use our code DAD20 at checkout to get 20% your order.

To close out our gift guide, here are some great Father’s Day activity ideas you can use to make his day even more memorable. The key to a great Father’s Day celebration is planning something that’s specific to him. For example, if he loves sports, consider taking him to a ball game. Or if he loves the great outdoors, try a camping trip, or if you have a dad who is a foodie, throw him a barbecue party or take him to a beer tasting. Tailoring his Father’s Day celebrations to what he loves will remind him that you know him well and that you have paid attention to what’s important to him.

Diamond Studs for Everyday Wear

Diamonds are a great way heighten any look— especially casual looks. Wearing diamond studs with your everyday outfits adds a touch of sparkle and detail to your day-to-day life. It also adds visual interest to every ensemble and draws the eye to the face. While most diamond studs are perfect for everyday wear, there are a few we love more than the rest. Keep reading to see our 5 favorite diamond studs for everyday wear!

1.  Round Brilliant In Classic White Gold

Is there anything better than these classic diamond studs? Featuring two round brilliant diamonds prong set in radiant 14k white gold, these diamond studs are the picture of perfection. They’re chic, simple, and stunning.

2.   Princess Cut In Romantic Rose Gold

Princess cut diamonds are perfectly paired here with beautifully pink rose gold. Both princess cut diamonds and rose gold are especially romantic choices for diamond studs. Combined in these studs, they’re the perfect choice to add a dash of sweetness to your everyday look.

3.   Black Bezel Diamond Studs

These richly beautiful black diamond studs are the perfect daily go-to for those who have an edgier sense of style. The uniquely deep black diamonds in these earrings are paired with bezel settings, which give these studs a modern look and keeps their diamonds extra secure.

4.   Halo Set Round Diamond Studs

Who doesn’t want to add more glamour to their daily life? These halo set diamond studs are simple enough to be worn everyday, but dazzling enough to turn heads from across the room. Here, two round brilliant diamonds are set in two glittering diamond halos, then surrounded by white gold. The halo settings seen here not only add extra sparkle to these diamond studs, they also add the illusion of having larger center stones.

5.   Emerald Diamond Studs

A great way for diamond studs to feel both classic and unique is to choose a less typical diamond shape. Emerald shaped diamonds are a lovely choice for diamond studs, as they add a retro glamour that makes simple studs feel more sophisticated. Emeralds are also step cut, so they give off a different, more “flash-like” sparkle. These emerald studs are beautifully paired with 14k white gold prong settings, enhancing their flashing, ice-y beauty.

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Those are our five favorite diamond studs for everyday wear! Did you see a pair you loved? If you didn’t, remember that you can always use our diamond stud customizer to build your dream pair of diamond studs! Check out these guidelines for choosing quality diamond studs to make sure you’ll pick a pair that you’ll wear and cherish forever. 

Iconic Looks From the Met Gala

Zendaya channels Joan of Arc in a custom Versace gown at the 2018 Met Gala.

The Met Gala is always one of the most thrilling days of the year in the fashion world. Each year, we see stars sporting incredible, avant-garde looks inspired by the gala’s theme. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The theme was designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the stunning artistic representations of Catholicism featured in many of the Met’s religious artworks. Below are some of our favorite looks from the Met Gala

Lana Del Rey in custom Gucci.

Stars took many different approaches to dressing in this years theme. Some took the theme more literally by recreating specific artistic representations of Catholicism, like Lana Del Rey who wore a custom Gucci dress that featured a heart centerpiece affixed with daggers, a reference to classic artistic depictions of Our Lady Of Sorrows.

Rihanna stunned in Maison Margiela and a borrowed mitre.

Rihanna, one of the evening’s cohosts (and always one to watch at the Met Gala), also took a more literal approach, wearing a richly embellished papal-inspired ensemble. She even borrowed a real cardinal’s hat, which was loaned to her by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Along with all the richly brocaded and boldly iconographic looks worn at the gala, we saw two kinds of jewelry: oversized, show-stopping pieces (like the evening’s many tiaras and headdresses) and simple, classic pieces that served to accent and compliment stars’ bold ensembles without overpowering them.

Rihanna chose both a bold headpiece and more subtle jewelry to compliment her look. Here you can see her accessorizing with several pairs of small, gorgeous diamond hoops.

Get the look: Round Diamond Hoops in White Gold and Round Diamond Hoops in Yellow Gold.

Ariana Grande stunned in a custom Vera Wang dress that replicated some of the iconic art found in the Sistine Chapel. 

Ariana chose to accessorize her heavenly ensemble with only one piece of jewelry, a stunning pair of large round white diamond studs.

Get the look: Round Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold.

Diamond studs proved particularly popular among stars this year, with many stars choosing to accessorize with their simple beauty, as to not distract from their bold ensembles.

Kylie Jenner chose to wear large diamond studs as well, making her first major public appearance since giving birth to her daughter Stormi in a sleek black velvet Alexander Wang gown accessorized with small sunglasses and cushion cut diamond studs. 

Check out this guide for choosing quality diamond studs.

Get the look: Cushion Cut Diamond Studs in Platinum.

Model Joan Smalls also stunned on the red carpet in a pair of diamond studs, which elegantly complimented her glittering Tommy Hilfiger gown.

Get the look: Round Diamond Studs in 18k Yellow Gold.

These are just a few of our favorite looks from this years Met Gala, which proved to be one of  the best themes in recent years. From headdresses to embellished gowns to gorgeous symbolic ensembles, this year’s gala was truly a feast for the eyes.

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Everyone wants to give their mom the perfect gift on Mother’s Day. But all mothers are different; there’s no one gift that will suit every mother’s taste. That’s why, this year, we’ve put together a Mother’s Day gift guide to help you choose the perfect gift to suit your mother’s unique style and personality. From the classic and classy mom to the fun-loving and free-spirited mom, this gift guide has something for every mother.

For the Chic Mom

Asscher-Cut Diamond and Rose Gold Pendant, 1/2 ctw, $1,169 with 10% Savings

This distinctively elegant necklace is the perfect choice for the mother with a chic sense of style. The unique, vintage asscher cut of this pendant’s diamond is perfectly paired with a simple rose gold pronged setting. This diamond pendant is classic, yet manages to elegantly incorporate some modern trends, making it an ideal fit for the chic mother’s fashionable sensibilities.

For the Classic Mom

Round White Diamond Studs in White Gold, 3/4 ctw, $899 with 10% Savings

Some women love classic, traditional styles; styles that are timeless. If your mother has a more traditional sense of style, there’s no better gift than these classic white diamond studs. Diamond studs are perhaps the most classic jewelry item and these particular studs use only time-tested, classic design elements. These radiant studs are made in versatile white gold and set with two round brilliant diamonds, making them the ultimate classic pair of studs (that any mother with a classic style would adore).

For the Silly Mom

Round Blue Diamond Earrings in Rose Gold, 1/2 ctw, $629 with 10% Savings

Is your mother a free spirit? Does she always find a way to make life as fun as possible? Then these incredibly unique and bright blue diamond studs are the perfect choice for her. These studs, made of rose gold and set with two blue diamonds, are both beautiful and fun; they’ll add a cheerful pop of color to your fun-loving mother’s wardrobe.

For the Elegant Mom

Cushion Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring in Rose Gold, 1/2 ctw, $1,214 with 10% Savings

This rose gold and cushion cut solitaire ring is a sophisticated choice, one that’s perfect for the mother with an elegant sense of style. This simple yet stunning ring features a half carat cushion-cut white diamond prong set in rose gold. This ring is chic yet subtle, beautiful yet understated— it’s the perfect choice for the mother who always looks elegantly put together.

For the Trendy Mom

Pear Shaped White Diamond Studs in White Gold, 1 ctw, $2,429 with 10% Savings

If your mom loves staying up on all the latest fashion trends, she’ll love these pear-shaped diamond studs. Uniquely shaped diamonds are a big trend at the moment, with more and more fashionistas staying away from traditional round diamonds and opting for more distinctive shapes. These pear-shaped diamond studs incorporate this burgeoning trend, while still being simple enough to wear every day. These dazzling, unique studs are sure to wow trendy moms.

For the Sporty Mom

Blue Sapphire Studs in Rose Gold, 2/3 ctw, $404 with 10% Savings

These brightly colored studs are a great choice for an athletic mom— they’re fun, simple, and unfussy. These studs, made with brightly beautiful blue sapphires, will add beauty and color to your mom’s life, without getting in the way of her active lifestyle.

For the Bold Mom

Round Black Diamond Earrings in White Gold, 1 ctw, $499 with 10% Savings

If your mom has a bold fashion sense, black diamonds are a great choice for her. Black diamonds are richly beautiful and much more of a fashion statement than traditional white diamonds. These round black diamond earrings are distinctively stylish— just like your boldly stylish mother.

For the Cool Mom

Brown Diamond Pendant in Rose Gold, 1/2 ctw $944 with 10% Savings

If your mom has a cool, edgy sense of style, she won’t want a classic or traditional piece of jewelry. Instead, she’ll want something more unique, more on the cutting-edge, like this gorgeous brown diamond pendant. In this pendant, a half carat brown diamond is complemented by a gorgeous rose gold setting, creating a warmly beautiful look that any cool mom will love.

Make Her Mother’s Day Special

While the perfect piece of jewelry will definitely make your mother smile, try making your gift even more special by surprising her with her gift. Try taking your mother out to a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at one of her favorite restaurants (or that new restaurant she’s been dying to try). She’s likely to think that the brunch is her gift; then, when you give her gorgeous new jewelry, she’ll be surprised and thrilled. Taking a little extra time to plan how you’ll give your mother her gift will help make her Mother’s Day even more special. You’ll be creating a memory she’ll treasure just as much as her new jewelry.

The Shrinking Diamond Syndrome: What It Is and How To Cure It

Will these round diamond studs shrink?

Do diamonds shrink over time? The short answer is no, but many people think that they do.

The phenomenon of thinking your diamonds are shrinking is often referred to as Shrinking Diamond Syndrome (or sometimes Diamond Shrinkage Syndrome). Chemically and physically, diamonds do not shrink. But the owner of a diamond can get used to seeing that diamond over time and their perception of how big it looks can change.

Another thing that can make a diamond seemingly “shrink” is dirt or grime. Diamonds naturally get dirty over time, which reduces the sparkle of the diamond. That reduction in sparkle can make a diamond seemingly shrink, as it will have a far less visual presence.

How To Cure Shrinking Diamond Syndrome

So, what can you do if you have Shrinking Diamond Syndrome? Well, first, if your diamond hasn’t been cleaned recently, you should get it cleaned. If you purchased your diamond through Diamond Studs, we offer free lifetime cleanings. You can also clean your jewelry at home with a soft toothbrush, soap, and water.

Another thing you can do to try to cure SDS is to take a break from wearing (and looking at) your diamond. Put your jewelry in a safe place for a week or two, then try wearing it again and see how you feel.

The Ultimate Shrinking Diamond Syndrome Cure

If cleaning and taking a break from your jewelry doesn’t cure your Shrinking Diamond Syndrome, you can always try the ultimate cure: upgrading your diamond. At Diamond Studs, we have a lifetime upgrade policy that makes upgrading your diamonds simple. As long as your diamonds are unmodified and in their original condition, you can receive a 100% credit in the amount you originally paid that you then can put toward any other Diamond Studs jewelry item of greater value.

Are these 2 ct tw oval diamond studs the right size for you?

So, if your 1-carat diamond studs are starting to seem too small for you, you can easily return them to us and upgrade your size for only the price difference! Our lifetime upgrade policy is a part of our commitment to making sure our customers are totally satisfied with their Diamond Studs jewelry. We understand that Shrinking Diamond Syndrome is a very real issue for many women. But when you shop at Diamond Studs, you never need to worry about SDS— your cure is just an upgrade away.

Get the 2018 Oscars Red Carpet Look

2018 was a stand out year for the Oscars, from the #metoo moments to the bright and shimmering fashion. This year’s fashion showcased some refreshing new trends. Gone are the intricate illusion-style dresses that were so popular a few years ago. In their place, we saw some lovely minimalist gowns that added bright pops of color to the carpet, alongside classic black, white, and nude dresses that harkened back to old Hollywood glamour in a modern way. This year, stars also turned to more classic jewelry pieces to complement their chic gowns, which added even more glamour and elegance to this year’s red carpet.

Our Favorite 2018 Oscar Jewelry: Get the Look

Gal Gadot’s Diamond Studs

Gal Gadot stunned at the Oscars in her absolutely incredible Givenchy gown. Her gown was complemented by a statement aquamarine necklace and a simple pair of classic white diamond studs. The studs on Gadot were a perfect choice, as they echoed the beauty of her shimmering gown without pulling too much attention. Using simple diamond studs here, along with having her hair pulled back in a sleek chignon, kept her look from becoming gaudy; instead, she looked incredibly chic.

Get The Look: Capture the elegance of Gadot’s Oscar look with these chic round white diamond studs.

Viola Davis’s Dazzling Hoops

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Viola Davis wearing Michael Kors attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Acclaimed actress Viola Davis stood out from the crowd in her beautiful, Barbie pink Michael Kors gown. The gown, with its fitted silhouette and iconic pink hue, was both fun and glamorous, and her matching pink clutch added a pleasing cohesion to the look. To add an extra wow factor to her ensemble, Viola accessorized with an array of white diamond jewelry. Our favorite of her diamond pieces was her pair of oversized white diamond hoops which, when paired with her beautiful big hairdo, added a delightful retro vibe to her ensemble.

Get The Look: Try these dazzling large diamond hoops to add a dash of glamour to any look.

Allison Williams’ Chandelier Earrings

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Allison Williams attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Allison Williams was a stand out at this year’s award show. Everything about her look, from her softly waved hair to her incredibly elegant beaded Armani Prive gown, made her look like she could have stepped out of an old Hollywood film. Williams chose jewelry that echoed her beauty of the gown without overpowering it, wearing only a simple diamond tennis bracelet and an elegant pair of dangling diamond chandelier earrings. The chandelier earrings were the perfect choice for this look, as their dangling shape added even more sparkle to this ensemble while drawing attention to her face.

Get The Look: Get Williams’ old Hollywood glamour with these incredible diamond chandelier earrings.

Get Kate Middleton’s BAFTA 2018 Emerald Jewels

Kate Middleton wearing a matching set of emerald and diamond jewelry at the 2018 BAFTAs. (photo courtesy of Hello Magazine)

Kate Middleton stunned at the 2018 BAFTAs when she paired her forest green Jenny Packham gown with a set of matching diamond and emerald jewelry. The royal wore a jaw-dropping diamond and emerald choker, an elegant diamond and emerald bracelet, and an incredible pair or emerald and diamond studs. But many eagle-eyed jewelry lovers were quick to point out that the Duchess had been seen wearing the emerald studs once before, but in a very different way.

Kate Middleton wearing her convertible emerald and diamond earrings in their drop setting. (photo courtesy of Hello Magazine)

In 2014, Kate wore these same emerald earrings on a dangling, dropped diamond setting. These exquisite jewels appear to be convertible and are able to be worn as a drop earring or as studs.

Get the look: these emerald earrings, halo set in a ring of white diamonds, are an elegant and glamorous way to echo Kate’s BAFTA style.

The versatility of these emerald beauties makes them even more special, as they’re able to adapt to the style needs of the Duchess.

This emerald necklace is a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. (photo courtesy of Hearst Apps)

Loving emeralds appears to run in the royal family. The Queen is also a big fan of the richly green gems and has quite a collection of incredible emerald jewelry.

The forever stylish Princess Diana wears an emerald choker in two ways. (photo courtesy of Big commerce)

Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana was also an emerald lover and often wore the glamorous gems.

A closer look at Kate’s convertible emerald and diamond earrings in their stud setting. (photo courtesy of Hello Magazine)

Kate looked elegant as always as she accompanied Prince William, the President of BAFTA, to the awards ceremony. The Duchess, who is expecting her third child in April, has shown she has impeccable taste and is always one to watch. We can’t wait to see what Kate will wear to her next gala— and, of course, which jewels she’ll choose to accessorize her next ensemble.

Get the look: These dangling emerald and diamond earrings are a chic and feminine wear to wear the emerald trend.

 

Want to see even more emerald jewelry? Check out our whole collection of gorgeous emerald earrings.

Guidelines for Choosing Quality Diamond Studs

Diamond studs are an incredibly versatile jewelry staple. They pair perfectly with almost every outfit— plus, their design can be customized to suit your exact tastes. You can choose your ideal metal, setting, diamond shape, and diamond quality for your studs. But when there are so many variables when shopping for diamond studs, how can you be sure you’re buying the pair that’s right for you? Read on to see our guidelines for selecting quality diamond studs! 

1. Mind the 4Cs

The four Cs are important to consider when buying any diamond, and the diamonds in your diamond studs are no exception. If you don’t already know, the four Cs are four different qualities that define a diamond: diamond carat, diamond cut, diamond clarity, and diamond color.

Carat, perhaps the most well known of the four Cs, is a measurement of how much a diamond weighs (and is also a reasonably good indicator of size). Cut is a measurement of how well a diamond was cut, clarity is how clear (meaning free of inclusions and blemishes) a diamond is, and color defines how white a diamond is.

When considering how well diamonds in a pair of diamond studs stack up according to the four Cs, it’s important to know how important each quality is to you. Do you want the whitest diamond you can get? Or do you want the largest diamond you can get? You can choose which aspects of your diamonds are the most important to you, then shop with that in mind.

2.  Only Buy Certified Diamonds

This step is extremely important when shopping for diamond studs: you should only buy diamonds that are GIA or AGSL certified. If the diamonds you buy aren’t certified, there’s no way of ensuring you know the quality you’re buying. To avoid overpaying for subpar diamonds, it’s best to never buy uncertified diamonds.

3.  Consider A Pop of Color

While white diamonds are certainly the most classic choice for a pair of diamond studs, diamonds come in many different color options. If you are shopping for someone who loves to wear color (or if you’re shopping for yourself and you love color), consider choosing blue or yellow diamonds for your studs. You can also choose different neutral colors for your diamonds; brown and black diamonds are sophisticated alternatives to white diamonds.

4.  Choose Your Metal

Selecting the right metal for your diamond studs is important both stylistically and practically. On the practical side of things, you should remember that gold is softer than platinum, and is more likely to get scuffed. And the higher the karat of gold, the softer it is. So if you’re shopping for someone who’s very active (or maybe someone who just doesn’t want to be super careful with their jewelry), platinum or a lower karat gold might be a better choice for them.

Style-wise, certain people simply prefer certain metal colors over others. If you’re shopping for yourself, you likely know which metal colors appeal to you most. But if you’re shopping for someone else, make sure to consider which color of jewelry they might like best.

5.  Pick A Setting You’ll Love

Diamond studs can be set in a few different ways. They can be prong set, which allows the side of the diamond to be seen. Or they can be bezel set, which shows very little of a diamond’s sides but has the advantage of being exceptionally secure. You can also choose to get a halo setting, which adds major sparkle to a pair of studs. Think about which setting appeals to you most (or would appeal to whoever you’re shopping for) before you buy.

6.  Keep It Secure

The last step to choosing your perfect diamond studs? Make sure you pick the right backing style for you. Earring backings are what keep diamond studs securely in place on your ear, and there are a few different kinds. Push backs are the standard earring backing, screw backs are a more secure backing that screws into place, and secure lock backs are the most secure backing that locks into place. Consider which backing would best suit you (or the lucky person you’re shopping for), then choose the backing that you think would work best.

Those are our six guidelines for buying quality diamond studs! Ready to buy your perfect pair? Check out our diamond stud builder to design your ideal diamond studs.

Why Diamond Jewelry is a Good Investment

Diamond jewelry is beautiful, special, and something that will last a lifetime— but it’s also a good investment. Diamond jewelry, like many other physical commodities, tends to increase in price over time, regardless the state of the economy. That’s because, while the diamonds themselves are valuable, so are the precious metals used in fine jewelry. And if a piece of diamond jewelry is especially well-crafted or exceptionally beautifully designed, that can also increase the value of the piece over time.

Are you thinking of investing in diamond jewelry? Or wondering if some diamond jewelry is a better investment than the rest? Let’s take a look at the best diamond jewelry to invest in.

The Best Diamond Jewelry To Invest In

When it comes to investing in diamond jewelry, it’s important to consider what holds value best in the market, as well as what will be the easiest to sell.

So, first let’s consider what kind of jewelry holds its value exceptionally well. When it comes to the value of diamond jewelry, the value of the jewelry is all about the market perception. And what’s the one thing the jewelry market cares most about? Rarity.

More rare diamonds are considered more desirable, across the board. And the type of diamonds that are the rarest? Colored diamonds and exceptionally high-quality white diamonds. Naturally colored diamonds are incredibly rare, with red and blue diamonds being the rarest. But pink, orange, green, and yellow diamonds are also quite rare and are, therefore, highly desired.

When you’re considering the investment quality of diamond jewelry, you should also consider the metal it’s set in. Gold (white or yellow) and platinum are both excellent investments that tend to hold value well. So, as long as your diamond jewelry is made with these precious metals, this will add to the overall value of your jewelry.

Now we move onto the next part of the investment equation: how easy your jewelry will be to sell. We’ve already covered that rare diamonds hold their value well, but it’s important to also consider what the market wants. Consider buying rare diamonds with highly desired cuts, like round or cushion cut diamonds, rather than unusual, less popular cuts like the marquise. Make sure to get a good feel for what the market consistently likes when considering whether or not a piece of jewelry is the best investment.

One last note on buying jewelry: always, always make sure the jewelry you buy is certified. Don’t take a seller’s word for it that a diamond has a certain carat or color— only buy diamond jewelry that comes with GIA certification so you know the exact value of what you’re buying.

Diamond Jewelry Investment and Diversifying

As with any kind of investment, it’s important to diversify your diamond jewelry investments. Consider collecting different kinds of diamond jewelry (like both blue diamond jewelry and yellow diamond jewelry, for example) to protect yourself from market fluctuations.

Investing in diamond jewelry itself is also a good way to diversify your overall investment portfolio. Acquiring physical investments like diamonds and precious metals is a good way to protect yourself from the fluctuations in other investments you may have, like stocks. When your investment portfolio is diverse, you can hedge your bets against the unstable market and set yourself up for a higher rate of success.

One of the Largest Diamonds in the World Discovered

Last month, one of the largest diamonds in the world was discovered in Lesotho, a small country in Southern Africa. The newly unearthed diamond, mined from the Gem Diamond’s Limited owned Letseng mine, is a whopping 910 carats, making it the fifth largest raw diamond ever discovered.

The Letseng mine has been known to produce other exceptionally large and high-quality diamonds in the past. The mine has also produced a 493-carat diamond, a 550-carat diamond, and a 603-carat diamond. But their newly mined, massive diamond is by far the largest the mine has produced.

A Closer Look at the 4Cs of Fifth-Largest Raw Diamond

  • Carat: 910 carats
  • Color: D color Type IIa
  • Clarity: Currently Unknown
  • Cut: Currently Uncut

 

Another thing that’s exciting about this newly-discovered diamond is the exceptionally high quality of the gem. In addition to its high carat weight (it’s said to be as big as two golf balls), it also has an excellent color. The new gem is a D color Type IIa diamond, an incredibly white diamond with absolutely no trace of nitrogen discoloration.

The clarity of the diamond remains to be seen and will likely be evaluated after the stone is cut. And the cut of the diamond, always one of the most important indicators of diamond quality, will also be hugely important in determining the quality— and the value— of the diamond.

The Value of the Fifth-Largest Raw Diamond

The value of this newly discovered diamond depends hugely on how the diamond is cut and whether or not it is found to have any major inclusions. Certainly, even if the diamond has large inclusions, it will still garner a high price due to its carat and color alone. But if the diamond has few very minor inclusions, it could become of one of the most expensive diamonds in the world.

Determining the value of the diamond is all speculation at this point. But Ben Davis, an analyst at Liverum Capital Markets, told Bloomberg, “.. assuming there are no large inclusions running through the diamond, we initially estimate a sale of $40 million.”

The Five Largest Rough Diamonds Ever Discovered

  • Cullinan Diamond (3,106 carats)
  • Lesedi La Rona Diamond (1,109 carats)
  • Excelsior Diamond (995 carats)
  • Star of Sierra Leone (969 carats)
  • The newly-discovered Letseng diamond (910 carats)

 

The discovery of this new diamond marks a new entry in the top five largest rough diamonds ever unearthed. Because it’s a new entry, it’s also currently the only diamond without a nickname. Whether it’s named before or after it’s cut, this incredible new find is sure to be buzzed about for many years to come.