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Diamonds 101

Many people believe diamonds to be unbreakable. While they are extremely strong (with a hardness of 10) they are also brittle and can chip or crack under certain conditions.

Diamonds are available in a wide variety of qualities.


At The Gem Smith, we typically stock a clarity of SI1 and above, and a color of D to I. This is a higher quality than you will find at many wider known jewelry locations, especially for the smaller stones.

Some jeweler’s feel they don’t matter as much, we think they do. Many times our diamonds are still very reasonably priced compared to a diamond of the same size but lesser quality at many other jewelers. If you are looking for a different quality, let us know and we will gladly order a few in for you to look at.

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