The Steadfast Guide to Diamonds

Welcome to the Steadfast Guide to Diamonds

by Alan Marshall

Diamonds are a very beautiful, naturally occurring stone which can have a value from a few pounds up to many thousands of pounds. The diamond industry has developed ways of categorizing diamonds to help distinguish one diamond from another. The four main sections of this guide aim to introduce you to the basics of Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat - known collectively as "The Four C's". A fifth section looks into the issue of "Conflict Diamonds".

We hope you'll find this guide useful. If you need further information about any points raised, please contact the contributor, Alan Marshall.

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