Diamond Ring Education, Guides & Tips

Get to know the facts before you shop!

The more you know about diamonds and diamond rings, the easier it will be to find a good deal on the ring that you want. Even though diamondcodes.com strives to make the process of finding your diamond ring simple, it's still recommended that you read the guides in this section to learn what can affect your diamond ring price.

The 4 C's

The 4 C's are the key characteristics upon which diamonds are graded. The 4 C's are Clarity, Cut, Carat and Color and they let us know the quality of a diamond and how much it is worth.

Precious Metal Guide

Precious metals are the basis of any diamond ring. Different metals require different care and maintenance and are good for different uses. Read this guide to help you make a better choice.

Engraving Your Ring

Having your diamond ring engraved is a great way of giving it extra sentimental meaning. A meaningful word or phrase engraved into a ring will make it even more valued by the receiver.

Diamond Fluorescence

What is diamond fluorescence? Do diamonds really glow in the dark? How should diamond fluorescence affect my choice of diamond? Find out here.

Diamond Shapes

Diamonds come in many different shapes: round, square, rectangular, heart-shaped, pear-shaped and more. Find out what characterizes each shape and what to pay attention to when choosing specific shapes ...

Diamond Cut

Perhaps the most important of the 4 C's, Diamond Cut is also usually the least understood. Learn what the difference is between Diamond Cut and Diamond Shape, and what Step-Cut Diamond and Brilliant-Cut Diamonds are ...