Find your perfect diamond
The shape of the diamond refers to it’s outline. At Lux Bond & Green, we offer an exceptional selection of round, brilliant, and fancy-shaped diamonds.Picking a Shape
Thanks to its unrivaled sparkle and brilliance, the round diamond is our bestseller. It looks great in a wide range of settings, and is naturally flattering to many different hand and finger shapes. Non-round fancy-shaped diamonds, such as princess, emerald, pear, and Asscher are less popular than rounds, but offer an array of beautiful style options. Plus, these distinctive shapes often cost less than rounds of the same carat weight, allowing you to make the most of your budget. Ultimately the diamond shape that you fall in love with comes down to personal preference. You’re the one who gets to admire it every day!
Although many gem-quality diamonds appear colorless or white to the untrained eye, there are subtle differences that become apparent to a trained professional.
Color in a diamond results from traces of elements that mixed with pure carbon millions of years ago during the diamond’s formation. The most common elements mixed with diamond is nirtogen, which gives a hint of yellow. Diamonds with no traces of body color (colorless) are truly rare.Picking a Color
Lux Bond & Green Diamonds are color grades in our Gem Labratories, which have been accredited by the American Gem Society (AGS) by trained Gemologists. In Addition, most of our larger diamonds over .75 Carat have been color graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and are accompanied by the GIA diamond report.
Lux Bond & Green also offers nartual “fancy” color diamonds such as fancy yellow (canary), pink, blue, chocolate, black, and cognac.
Diamonds are precisely weighed before they are set into a ring or a piece of jewelry. As diamonds increase in size, their price per carat usually increases exponentially. As an example a two-carat diamond will be more than double the price of a one-carat diamond of the same quality.Understanding Carat Sizes
Of the four C's, carat weight is the simplest factor to determine the value of a diamond. As this is the measurement tool we use with all precious gemstones, the weight of a diamond or a gemstone is expressed in carats. Mathematically one carat equals one-fifth of a gram or 1/142 of an ounce. One carat is also described in a point system where 100 points totals one carat. A diamond weighing carat may be described as weight 75 points or .75 carats.
Nature has created most every diamond with natural "inclusions" - crystals, feathers, clouds, etc., giving each diamond its own unique personality. These traits, developed in the diamond during its formation, make it a unique natural phenomenon.
Diamond clarity is determined by the presence or absence of these inclusions. The fewer the inclusions or flaws the rarer the diamond and the greater the value. "Flawless" is a highly restricted term. Under Federal Trade Commission rules, a diamond can be termed flawless only when no internal imperfections or external blemishes are visible to a professionally trained eye under a 10 power binocular microscope. In some cases inclusions are visible without magnification.Clarity Certifications
All of Lux Bond & Green diamonds are graded for clarity in our American Gem Society (AGS) Accredited Gem Laboratories and in many instances are accompanied by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) with their independent grading report. While inclusions may or may not affect the beauty of a diamond, they do affect its value.