Our lessons are designed to be quick, easy introductions to the various "facets" of the world of diamonds. Feel free to start reading wherever you like, and be assured that you'll have the knowledge you need to make the best diamond purchase possible.
The Diamonds West Difference Why shop at Diamonds West? Because Diamonds West offers a huge selection, superb customer service, and diamond specialists to help you find the perfect diamond for you.
Getting Started There's some basic information that everyone who wants to buy a diamond should know. Here are the basic facts about diamonds, so that you can make an educated purchase.
The 4 Cs Carat, Colour, Clarity, and Cut. Learn more about all of these and how they affect the value of your diamond.
Money Savers Get more for your money. Different factors change the price of a diamond, and you can use this information to find a diamond that's a great deal.
History of the Diamond Learn where diamonds come from, the history of the carat, the orgins of the various cuts, and more.
Advanced Diamond Info An in-depth look at some other characteristics of diamonds: fluorescence, type I and II diamonds, and fancy colours.
Diamond Style Learn how to pick the perfect diamond with a close-up look at the characteristics and history of the various diamond cuts.
Identifying Parts of a Diamond Learn how to recognize the different parts of a diamond, as well as understand what inclusions are and what they mean for a diamond's value.
Let's Talk About Certs If you're serious about buying a diamond you're going to want a certified diamond. Learn how to read a diamond certificate and you'll be a step ahead of the crowd.
Politics in Diamonds Find out what a conflict diamond is and what the diamond industry is doing to ensure that the diamonds you wear are conflict-free.