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Diamond Education

Luckey's Jewelers Diamond Education

At Luckey's Jewelers, we have a deep understanding and expertise in both lab grown and natural diamonds. As a family-owned business, we take pride in offering high-quality diamonds that are hand-selected by our experienced team. We understand the nuances of both types of diamonds and can guide you in choosing the perfect stone that fits your style and budget. Whether you prefer the environmentally responsible option of lab grown diamonds or the timeless elegance of natural diamonds, we have a wide range of options available to you using GIA's trusted diamond grading. Trust us to help you find the perfect diamond for your special occasion.  

Natural vs. Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds and natural diamonds may look alike, but they have some key differences. Natural diamonds are formed over billions of years in the Earth's mantle under intense heat and pressure. On the other hand, lab grown diamonds are created in a laboratory setting by replicating the conditions that occur in nature. Both options offer stunning beauty and durability, but lab grown diamonds tend to be more affordable and eco-friendly as they don't require mining. At Luckey's Jewelers, we offer a variety of both lab grown and natural diamonds, so you can choose the option that aligns with your personal values and budget. Our knowledgeable staff will help you understand the unique features of each type and assist you in making an informed decision.

Value

Discover how a diamond's worth is determined by the 4C's, which stand for Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) developed this comprehensive grading system in the early twentieth century, creating a universal standard for evaluating diamonds. Before the 4C's method, various grading systems were used to assess diamonds. Today, the 4C's system is the industry's benchmark for determining a diamond's true value. Trust in the 4C's to guide you in selecting a diamond that's worthy of your investment.

Cut

Experience the exquisite beauty of a diamond's cut grade, which refers to the angles and proportions of each facet and how they are positioned. The cut grade is the only factor that contributes to the diamond's brilliance and fire. Brilliance is the return of white light to the eye, while fire refers to the quantity and quality of spectral colors that are reflected back. Our stunning diamonds - naturally mined and lab grown - boast exceptional fire and brilliance, sure to leave you dazzled and in awe of its remarkable quality.

                               

 

 Color

Discover the fascinating world of a diamond's color, which refers to its body color or tint. While most diamonds possess a subtle yellowish hue when mined, the rarest diamonds are pure white or colorless. Diamonds are rated on a scale from D to Z, with a higher grade indicating a diamond with less visible yellow tints. As the grade approaches Z, the yellow becomes more apparent to the naked eye. Typically, a person can detect a slight tint starting from the "I" color grade. Trust in our expertise to help you select a diamond with a stunning color that meets your expectations.

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Clarity

Learn about the exceptional quality of a diamond's clarity, which reflects its purity and the number and location of inclusions within the crystal. Inclusions refer to internal crystals or breaks that can be either tiny and challenging to detect under a microscope or so large that they may jeopardize the diamond's integrity. To grade a diamond's clarity, a trained observer examines it under 10x magnification. The clarity grade ranges from Flawless (FL) to Imperfect (I). Typically, diamonds are free of inclusions that can be seen with the naked eye until they reach the clarity grade (I). Trust us to guide you in selecting a diamond with clarity that enhances its beauty and value.

 

Carat Weight

A diamond's carat weight is very important, it reflects the weight of the stone and significantly impacts its value. A carat is divided into 100 "points," with each point weighing 0.2 grams. Moreover, a well-cut diamond adheres to standard dimensions, which are visible in the actual-size picture below. Trust us to help you choose a diamond with a carat weight that meets your preferences and budget, ensuring that you invest in a stunning gemstone that's worth cherishing.

 Have questions?

At Luckey's Jewelers, we believe in transparency and educating our customers. That's why we encourage you to ask us any questions you may have about diamonds. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in making an informed decision and finding the perfect diamond for you. Don't hesitate to ask about cut, clarity, carat weight, and other important factors when choosing a diamond. We want you to feel confident and informed with your purchase. 

You can contact us through:

call/text: 985-872-3336 or email: sales@luckeysjewelers.com

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