Diamond Dictionary

The Best Engagement Rings Atlanta has to offer

Ascot Diamonds has the best Atlanta Engagement Rings. Bring your ideas and let us work with you to create your dream diamond ring. We specialize in unique engagement rings and have been a direct diamond importer for over 40 years specializing in only the finest cut loose diamonds.

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Custom Jewelry Atlanta | Custom Diamond Rings

We are the experts in creating custom engagement rings in Atlanta, Georgia for over 40 years. Our Jewelry Store in Atlanta can help create your own custom diamond ring, wedding rings, diamond jewelry and much more. Handcrafted to the highest standards at prices competitive with any other source.

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Best Wedding Band Style

How do you go about choosing the best wedding band? We believe in making things easy. Choose your Diamond wedding bands, diamond rings and custom jewelry designed to last for generations - enjoy the value of having your own personal jeweler. Visit Ascot Diamonds in Atlanta, Dallas, NY or D.C.

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What is Rhodium Plating

What is Rhodium Plating? What Exactly is Rhodium Anyway? Rhodium is one of the rarest metals on earth, which also makes it one of the most expensive. It is an extremely durable element that has a gorgeous pure silver-white color that is highly reflective. Think shiny like chrome but lighter in color. It belongs to […]

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Custom Design Your Dream Ring

The stunning pear shape diamond is surrounded by a diamond halo and a beautiful center diamond. Looking to create your own fairytale dream ring... At Ascot Diamonds we can help you create your custom dream diamond engagement ring. Visit one of our showrooms.

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One of the world’s largest rough diamond just found in January 2018.

One of the world’s largest rough diamond just found in January 2018 In the mountains of southern Africa, miners have uncovered one of the largest gem grade diamonds ever found. This massive discovery of the world’s fifth largest diamond was announced Monday earlier this week. Weighing in at an astounding 910-carats, or 6.4 ounces. The […]

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Wedding Band Guide

Wedding Band Guide One of the most frequently asked questions by our clients is “What kind of wedding band should I get?” Our answer is always “get what you love” (and it’s not hard to find a band to love here at Ascot)! There really is no right or wrong when it comes to wedding […]

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Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy colored diamonds relate to white diamonds as a Ferrari might relate to a BMW… magnificent, exotic and different. Natural color diamonds exist in a rainbow of colors and intensities.

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Oval Cut Diamonds – Classic Elegance

An oval cut diamond engagement ring is perfect for a woman who seeks a timeless, classic look combined with a shape that is slightly more uncommon.

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Diamond Dictionary: Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess Cut Diamonds Maybe your girlfriend has subtly mentioned that she wants a princess cut diamond as the center stone of her engagement ring. Now what?! A princess cut… seriously, who does she think she is?! In order for you to be her Prince and not her Pauper, we had better help you a bit… […]

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Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Cushion cut diamonds are the most admired and sought after shape in the world today. Create your own unique Cushion cut diamond engagement ring in one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, New York, Washington DC area.

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Diamond Clarity and Grades Explained

Defining diamond clarity grades. Inclusions in a diamond are characteristics visible inside the stone created by Mother Nature during the formation of the crystal under enormous heat and pressure billions of years ago.

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Best Guide for Buying a Diamond

Buying a diamond can be intimidating for anyone. There are so many different shapes, qualities and vendors to choose from. Here is some concise advice from a 22 year veteran in the wholesale diamond business who has seen the diamond buying process from every angle.

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The History of Diamond Cuts

Before the 1400’s diamonds were typically cut into shapes that were determined by the shape of the rough crystal that came out of the earth. Cutting a piece of rough diamond with symmetry became increasingly popular due to the sparkle that modern diamonds have today.

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Gift Ideas for Mothers Day

Perhaps one of the most timeless and genuine gifts you can give the special mother in your life is a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry. For this Mother’s Day, here’s a list of excellent gift ideas.

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Radiant Cut Diamonds | Engagement Rings

The signature characteristics of Radiant cut diamonds are the straight edges, 45 degree cut corners and flat table. There is no ideal depth and table parameter for any fancy cut diamonds because these percentages vary based on the length, width and depth measurements of each unique stone.

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The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The Engagement Ring History. Anthropologists believe that the tradition of an engagement ring originated from the Roman custom of women wearing betrothal (truth) rings. Create your own unique diamond engagement ring at one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, Washington DC, New York.

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Pear Shaped or Teardrop Diamonds

Pear shape diamonds look exquisite in diamond engagement rings, diamond necklaces or diamond earrings. The pear shaped diamond has also been referred to as the "teardrop" diamond, but there are rarely tears dropped by women who receive a beautifully cut pear set in a complimentary setting.

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Ideal Cut Round Brilliant Diamonds

The Ideal Cut describes a round brilliant diamond that has been cut to exact and mathematically proven proportions. Its symmetry, with 58 precisely placed facets, produces the ultimate in luster and beauty.

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Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Because Ascot Diamonds specializes in custom, hand-crafted diamond jewelry, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to designing your engagement ring this 2019. The great thing about all of these trends is that they will work for any budget. Find her perfect ring she'll treasure forever.

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Types of Cushion Cut Diamonds

These are the Cushion Cut Diamonds: Antique, Brilliant and Modified Brilliant. We would like to help you by explaining the different types of cushion cut diamonds and compare in person cushion cut engagement rings in one of our showrooms in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, Dallas.

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Platinum or White Gold Engagement Ring

Knowing the differences between white gold and platinum is essential when deciding between the two metals. After you've chosen your diamond and your setting, showcasing its brilliance with a metal that will best allow it to shine is the next step.

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Buying an Emerald Cut Diamond

One of the most classic diamond shapes is the emerald cut. Emerald cut diamonds are either rectangular or square cut stones with beveled corners and step-cut facets. The underside of an emerald is called the pavilion and has layers, called steps.

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How To Buy A Quality Diamond Engagement Ring

The most significant step in buying a diamond ring is selecting a diamond company who you like and trust. Purchasing a diamond for an engagement ring need not be intimidating. When handled correctly, your selection process should be enjoyable, informative and rewarding. Visit Ascot Diamonds.

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Choosing the best engagement ring for you

Choosing the right engagement ring requires working with fine jewelers who not only know diamonds but the craftsmanship details involved in creating a true piece of fine jewelry.

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Asscher Cut Diamond

One of the most elegant diamond shapes is the Asscher Cut. Nearly 110 years ago, the Asscher cut was designed and patented by Dutch diamond artisan Joseph Asscher. Create your unique custom asscher cut diamond engagement ring in one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, Washington DC, New York.

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How Much to Spend on Engagement Ring 2019?

Ultimately, the question of the right amount to spend on a diamond engagement ring involves an honest assessment of your own financial, psychological and emotional beliefs. There is no right or wrong number.

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Solitaire Engagement Rings Styles

Just like fashion, engagement ring styles tend to cycle as the years go by. In recent months our design team has been creating fine and delicate solitaire diamond engagement rings more and more frequently for our Ascot clients.

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Buying a Cushion Cut Diamond

When cut properly, a Cushion Cut Diamond can be breathtaking. Selecting a truly beautiful cushion cut engagement ring should require the assistance of a diamond expert. Visit one of our Ascot Diamonds showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, New York, Washington DC.

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Steps in Creating a Custom Engagement Ring

From diamond engagement rings to wedding bands and custom jewelry, we work carefully with each client and within their specific budget range to create a piece of handcrafted jewelry designed to be enjoyed for generations.

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How to find the best diamond – 2019 Update

Not a day goes by when we don't see two diamonds that seemingly look the same on paper (even on GIA certificates) but have vastly different values due to factors like the ones described above. There is always a reason for this difference in value. Visit our showroom for a free diamond education.

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Luxury Diamond Jewelry

Typically, luxury is a combination of a product and an experience so our goal at Ascot Diamonds is to provide the best of both, which is something many jewelers forget. Quite simply, we believe you deserve a "luxury experience" because buying handcrafted diamond jewelry should be exactly that.

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Warning..Synthetic Diamonds or Cubic Zirconia…

Warning…don’t be tempted by synthetic diamonds or Cubic Zirconia… Be authentic. Buy Real.   True story… we know a guy who wanted to impress his lady with a gigantic diamond. He told her he made much more money than he actually did. He asked about synthetic diamonds and CZs (aka diamond cut glass) and we […]

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Fancy Color Diamonds | Custom Jewelry

Diamonds of every color... Let's be real. Rarity impresses everyone. Most people want what others covet. It makes us feel special to have something nobody we know has and probably never will, considering only .01% of all natural diamonds mined on Earth are colored.

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Have you ever found a diamond that turned out to be real?

Have you ever found a diamond that turned out to be real? One of my favorite stories while working as a private jeweler with Ascot Diamons was with a wonderful couple, Melanie and Daniel. Our first meeting was all three of us because he wanted to be sure he selected a ring Melanie would love for […]

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The scoop on Push Gifts and Pushing Presents

The scoop on Push Gifts and Pushing Presents So you’re going to be a Dad! Get ready to surround yourself with baby things, most of which you have no idea what they are … bottles and blankets, cribs and strollers, wipes and diaper Genies. Just make sure that you remember one thing – no matter […]

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Know someone who’s engaged?

Know someone who’s engaged? Tell them about the upcoming Pottery Barn decor event! Tell your friends about the upcoming complimentary wedding decor class at Pottery Barn, Lenox Square Mall … The Perfect Wedding Decor Class

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Right Time to Buy Diamonds

Now, more than ever, is the right time to buy a diamond. For the first time in years, diamond prices are starting to rise again. Numerous factors play into rising prices, but among the most significant is the recent news of De Beers cutting diamond mining production.

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