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Color and clarity treated diamonds are very popular because they are so cost-effective. These treatments not only allow you to afford a larger natural loose diamond or piece of diamond jewelry made with larger natural diamonds but they are also a symbol of diamond manufacturers' creativity and craftmanship.

Here at CaratsDirect2U we are proud of our extensive library of diamond education articles on the various types of diamond enhancements.

Enhanced Diamonds And Diamond Jewelry

Information about HPHT Color Treatment
Advantages of clarity enhanced diamonds
Comparing natural and color treated diamonds
Educate yourself about laser drill treatment
Yellow Color Enhanced Diamond Jewelry
Learn all about irradiated diamonds
KM clarity enhanced diamonds
Pink and Purple Color Enhanced Diamond Jewelry
Color Enhancements Compared To Coatings
Green Color Enhanced Diamond Jewelry
Comparing Fancy Color To Treated Diamonds
What are the various diamond color treatments
Blue Color Enhanced Diamond Jewelry
Black Color Enhanced Diamond Jewelry

Why Does Real Diamond Jewelry Have That Special Sparkle?

Nothing sparkles like a diamond!

Anyone who wears any type of diamond jewelry, or have seen someone wearing it, must have noticed that extra special sparkle that only diamonds have. They have a unique shining quality that captures the light and reflect it back to us in a dazzling brilliance.

It is strange to think that they were created so deep down in the earth in the absence of any source of light. Unpolished rough diamonds are not that impressive to look at. Even though all diamonds are actually quite cool because they are the hardest material on the planet.

So why do the diamonds in diamond jewelry have that unmistaken brilliant sparkle?

There are actually several reasons:

18k Two Tone Gold Round Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
18k Two Tone Gold Round Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring (0.1 Ct, H, I1-I2)

Diamonds Have A Very High Refractive Index

One of the reasons why diamonds sparkle so beautifully is because it has a very high refractive index. The refractive index is a dimensionless number that tells us how much the light is bent when it passes through one medium to another.

Diamonds have one of the largest refractive indexes of 2.42. Compare that to the refractive indexes of window glass (1.52) and water (1.33). Diamond cutters use the fact that the light is bent so much when it enters a diamond to ‘bounce’ it from one facet to another.

The famous diamond cutter and scientist Marcel Tolkowsky came to the conclusion that 58 facets are the ideal number to make a diamond shine in the way that it is supposed to!

Diamond Jewelry Buying Tip: You should NOT be able to see the ring’s mounting through the diamond because the light is bounced around so much.

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The Cut Of The Diamond

The term the cut of the diamond is often used interchangeably with the term diamond shape. We will get diamond shape in a minute though.

A diamond’s cut actually refers to how well the diamond cutter did his or her job. It refers to the number, proportions and symmetry of the cut facets. The better the cut of the diamond, the more it reflects the light.

The highest grade for a diamond cut is ‘excellent’ and the lowest grade is ‘poor’. A diamond with a poor grade will lose light from the sides or the bottom of the diamond instead of reflecting it to the viewer through the top, or the table of the diamond.

Diamond Jewelry Buying Tip : Be careful compromise on the cut of your diamond for a higher carat weight. Diamonds are supposed to shine as brightly as they can!

The Shape Of The Diamond

If you are thinking by now that more facets equals to more sparkle, you are absolutely correct. (Though it still has to be well cut.)

It is no wonder that the round brilliant cut introduced by Tolkowsky more than a hundred years is still the most favorite shape for diamond engagement rings. Other diamond shapes with a lot of sparkle, and facets, are the oval, Marquise and pear shapes.

Marquise Cut Loose Diamond (0.76 Ct, Olive Green Color Irradiated), SI1 ClarIty Enhanced)

Next in line for sparkle are the
heart and Princess shapes, followed by the cushion, Emerald, Asscher and radiant diamond shapes. Note that the second mentioned group of diamond shapes all have less facets and larger tables.
Heart Cut Loose Diamond (0.81 Ct, I Color, SI3 Clarity)
Heart Cut Loose Diamond (0.81 Ct, I Color, SI3 Clarity)

The Baguette shaped diamond is the least sparkly diamond shape.

Diamond Jewelry Buying Tip : Though some diamonds shapes sparkle a bit more than others, only buy the diamond shape that YOU love the most.

The Number And Size Of The Inclusions

We have learned by now that the brilliance of a diamond is strongly connected to the way that it interacts with light. Inclusions are small natural imperfections inside diamonds and usually look like tiny black spots.

The larger the size and number of the inclusions, the less sparkle the diamond will have.

Diamond Jewelry Buying Tip : Keep in mind that inclusions give your diamond a unique character, they are only found in natural earth mined diamonds AND they bring down the price of the diamond jewelry significantly!

Diamond Jewelry Setting

The way that the diamond is mounted in the jewelry piece also influences its sparkle. A diamond engagement ring with a prong setting literally lifts the diamond above the ring itself, exposing it to as much light as possible.

Yellow Round Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, 18K Two Tone Gold

Yellow Round Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, 18K Two Tone Gold, 0.32 Ct

Jewelry pieces with a cluster of smaller diamonds as well as a diamond ring with a halo also have extra sparkle. The larger the number of diamonds, the bigger the shine.

18k White Gold Round Cut Halo Diamond Shank Engagement Ring (0.55 Ct, F, VS1)

18k White Gold Round Cut Halo Diamond Shank Engagement Ring (0.55 Ct, F, VS1)

Diamond Jewelry Buying Tip : Upgrade a diamond with a smaller carat weight (and less sparkle) to a sparkling super diamond ring by surrounding it with a halo of small inexpensive diamonds.

The diamond’s sparkle is one of its best qualities and definitely the first thing that everyone notice. Take your time looking at the various cuts, shapes and settings that are available and then buy a piece of diamond jewelry that will let you bask in its shine!

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The four C’s are Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. The four C’s of diamonds are the universal grades used to describe the quality of the diamonds all over the world. These grades directly influence the price of loose diamonds and diamond jewelry. These are not the only factors on deciding a diamond’s quality but is good starting point for anyone interested in researching diamonds and diamond jewelry.

The Four C's Of Diamonds

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Matching the invisible setting with the princess cut diamond
How secondary colors influence diamond colors
Advice for buying Marquise diamond pendants
All about millennial sunrise diamonds
Chart for converting fancy diamond colors
The difference between Princess & Radiant Cut Diamonds
Charts to convert mm to carat weight
What is the difference between Emeralds and Radiant Diamonds
Information about eye-clean diamonds
Buying Guide For Marquise Cut Diamond
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds As Investments
Guide about emetald cut diamonds
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Our useful diamond jewelry design education section has been put together to inform our customers a bit more about the amazing and beautiful art of jewelry design. We have articles about the various types of settings used in diamond jewelry, what kind of gold is the best for diamond jewelry, different types of jewelry design and much more.

Diamond Jewelry Design

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Which type of diamond earring backings are there?
The pairing of the invisible setting and the princess cut diamond
Smart ways to buy diamond jewelry online
What type of gold is used in diamond jewelry?
Diamond rings made with multiple stones
Tips for buying a diamond necklace online
Convert diamond ring sizes
Advice for choosing diamond jewelry side stones
Everythigng you want to know about diamond ring cocktail settings
All diamond jewelry have a unique sparkle
Tips for buying diamond jewelry made with kite star shapes
Reasons why diamonds look bigger in an invisible setting
Reasons why diamonds look bigger in an invisible setting
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Throughout the years CaratsDirect2U have built up a large and comprehensive diamond education library. In this section you will learn about a range of subjects such as how diamonds are formed, what is diamond fluorescence, why are diamonds a sound investment and much more.

General Diamond Education

History of diamonds and diamond jewelry
General diamond education tips
Information about diamond certificates
Diamonds are an excellent investment
The timeline of a natural diamond
Information about diamond fluorescence
Facts about rough diamonds
The history of fancy color diamonds
How to take care of your diamonds and diamond jewelry
Tips for checking if your loose or mounted diamond is authentic
Comparing various types of investment with diamonds
Information about the four types of diamonds
All about the hearts and arrows patterns in diamonds
Shipping guide to the United Kingdom
Natural Color diamond investment

Diamond Earring Jewelry Buying Guide

Nothing upgrades your look as beautifully as a pair of diamond earrings. Their sparkle not only catches the eye but diamonds earrings immediately elevate any outfit.

Earrings also allow you to completely change your look without making drastic changes. Need to look sophisticated without being too flashy? An elegant pair of diamond stud earrings is a must. Fashionistas with a distinct style or anybody who wants to dress up for a special event often wear large dangle or drop earrings.

As CaratsDirect2U we make sure to stock diamond earrings suitable for everyone’s personal style. And if you are looking for something different to glam up your style, you are at the right place!

It is easy to get lost in the shiny world of our large diamond earrings collection , so we have put together this buying guide of the various types of diamond earrings. It will help you narrow down you search for that special pair of diamond earrings but maybe also convince you that one pair is just not enough!

Diamond Studs Earrings

Stud earrings come in many different shapes and sizes and are really versatile. Wear them for a classic look or to add that extra edge to a more informal outfit.

Your diamond stud backing should be secure but not uncomfortable. Have a look at our list of diamond earring fasteners where they are graded by style, comfort and safety.

14K White Gold Invisible Set Diamond Studs

14K White Gold Invisible Set Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond Drop Earrings

Drop earrings are earrings that "drop" below the earlobe just a little bit. They are a great choice for adding fun and sophistication to a work outfit.

14K White Gold Teardrop Diamond Drop Earrings

14K White Gold Prong Set Diamond Drop Earrings

Diamond Dangle Earrings

Dangle earrings hang further below the earlobes and are much longer than drop earrings. Some of them are so long that they even touch the shoulders! The fun part of dangle earrings is that they swing to and through with the movement of your head.

Wear them at special dress-up occasions where the diamonds will make you sparkle and stand out from the crowd.

18K White Gold Shoulder Length Diamond Dangle Earrings

18K White Gold Prong Set Multi-Stone Diamond Dangle Earrings

Diamond Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings have been popular since ancient civilizations invented them. Their “hollowness’’ make them lighter and easier to wear. You will find hoop earrings of various shapes and sizes on the runway, dressing up streetwear and adding playfulness to work wear.

14K Yellow Gold Basketweave Diamond Hoop Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Hoops Shown From The Side

14K Yellow Gold Prong Cut Basketweave Diamond Hoop Earrings

Cluster Diamond Earrings

Cluster diamond earrings are made with multiple diamonds, usually to make up some type of shape such as a flower or heart. Cluster diamond are often less expensive than earrings with a few larger stones because they made from multiple smaller diamonds. These earrings still sparkle as though as only real diamonds can sparkle!

18K White Gold Invisible Set Diamond Flower Shaped Earrings
18K White Gold Invisible Set Round Cut Diamond Flower Earrings

Journey Diamond Earrings

Journey diamond earrings are elongated earrings made from a linear row of diamonds. This type of earrings is often given as gifts to loved ones who has either completed or are embarking on a ‘journey’ in their lives. For example, at a graduation ceremony, getting a new job or before setting of to a new chapter of their lives.

18K White Gold Journey Diamond Earrings

18K White Gold Heart-shaped Journey Diamond Earrings

If you have any questions about diamond earrings, or any other type of diamond jewelry, please contact us at [email protected] or the toll-free number 1-800-557-7095.


Does Your Diamond Ring’s Settings Suit Your Lifestyle?

What Is A Diamond Ring Setting?

The ring’s setting is the metal part of the ring that holds the diamond in place. It is important to pay attention to your diamond ring’s setting, because it is going to have to be just durable as the diamond.

Why The Ring’s Setting Is Important

Your ring setting is the foundation of your entire ring design. Throughout the years, diamond jewelry designers have come up with various ingenious ways to place the diamond in such a way that catches and reflects the light because nothing sparkles like a diamond!

Even though diamonds are extremely strong, exposed corners and sharp points can chip. Luckily there is a large number of diamond ring settings to consider that will not only protect the diamonds in your ring but will also showcase it beautifully.

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Types Of Diamond Ring Settings Available

Prong Setting

This setting is the most popular for engagement rings. Four or six small prongs lift the diamond upwards, allowing you to also see the sides of the diamond. There is no doubt that the solitaire diamond held by the small prongs is the main star of the ring, even though there may be more diamonds on the shank.

14K Yellow Gold Prong Set Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold Prong Set Emerald Engagement Ring

Advantages Of The Prong Setting

The diamond can catch and flash back the light back beautifully because it is not covered by metal.

Limitations Of The Prong Setting

The diamond sometimes snags on long-sleeves. A jeweler should periodically examine the ring to check that the prongs are still tight and holding the diamond in place.

Bar Setting

Small vertical or diagonal metal bars hold the diamonds into place. The diamonds are still exposed to the light on at the top and bottom part of the ring.

18k Yellow Gold Pear & Round Bar Set Diamond Engagement Ring
18k Yellow Gold Pear & Round Bar Set Diamond Blue Enhanced Ring

Advantages Of The Bar Setting

It is easier to see the diamonds because they are not completely surrounded by metal. This also amplifies the sparkle of the diamond ring.

Limitations Of The Bar Setting

It can be difficult and expensive to resize the ring if diamonds are wrapped all the way around the ring.

Bezel Setting

In a bezel-set ring, the diamond is surrounded by a metal rim that is custom-made to take the shape of the diamond. It was a popular setting in the 19th century but today the bezel setting is appreciated for its sleek and modern look.

18k Yellow Gold Spade Cut Bezel Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
18k Yellow Gold Spade Cut Bezel Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Advantages Of The Bezel Setting

This setting an excellent choice for anyone with an active lifestyle because the diamond sits flush and therefor do not snag on clothing. The diamond is well-protected and since there are not prongs that need to be checked, these types of rings are much easier to look after.

Limitations Of The Bezel Setting

A large part of the part diamond is covered by metal. Diamond rings with a bezel setting have a lesser amount of light reflection and brilliance than other ring settings.

Gypsy Setting

The diamonds or diamonds sit flush into a drilled hole in the band of the ring. The metal is then hammered by the jeweler to keep the diamond into place. This setting is often found in men’s wedding bands.

18k Yellow Gold Round Cut Gypsy Set Diamond Wedding Band
18k Yellow Gold Round Cut Gypsy Set Diamond Wedding Band

Advantages Of The Gypsy Setting

This is an excellent choice for anybody who works with their hands because the diamonds are well-protected and very unlikely to fall out.

Limitations Of The Gypsy Setting

The diamonds are sometimes not very noticeable because such a limited amount of light passes through them.

Tension Setting

In a tension setting, the diamond is held into place by the pressure that the metal applies to the stone. Tiny grooves in the metal anchors the diamond more securely in its place.

18k Gold Round Cut Tension Setting Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
18k Two Tone Gold Round Tension Set Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Advantages Of The Tension Setting

The diamond (and the unusual setting) catches a large amount of light and reflects a large amount of brilliance and sparkle.

Limitations Of The Tension Setting

It is difficult and sometimes not possible to resize diamond rings with a tension setting. Diamonds can look smaller in this type of setting.

Invisible Or Illusion Setting

In a diamond ring with an invisible setting, the setting of the ring is not visible to the viewer. It seems as though the diamonds are not connected by anything to the shank part of the ring. Several diamonds are placed flush next to each other, giving the illusion of one large diamond surface.

18k Yellow Gold Invisible Setting Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
18k Yellow Gold Invisible Setting Princess Cut Diamond Ring

Advantages Of The Invisible Setting

Diamond rings made with an invisible setting look large and always get a lot of attention.

Limitations Of The Invisible Setting

It is sometimes reported that the diamonds fall out from the invisible setting, so be smart about where you buy your diamond jewelry from online. Make sure that it is a reputable company with a lot of experience and satisfied customers.

So Which Ring Setting Is The Best For My Lifestyle?

People with very active lifestyles, or who work with their hands, should consider diamond rings with more secure settings such as the bezel, bar and gypsy settings.

Diamond rings with invisible, tension and prong settings look great when you are working in an office, attend parties or just go about your usual day. It is however a good idea to remove the ring when you are playing sports or have a messy hobby such as pottery.

Most of important of all though is to consider your own personal style and preferences. Research the various types of diamond ring settings and look at different types of diamond rings online. The type of diamond ring that you like the most is usually the one that will suit your lifestyle the best.

If you have any other questions about diamond ring settings, feel free to phone 1-800-557-7095 or email [email protected].


Buying Vintage Diamond Jewelry Online: Five Things That You Should Know

18k Rose & White Gold Invisible Setting Diamond Heart Vintage Pendant (0.75 Ct, G Color, VS1 Clarity)

Buying vintage diamond jewelry has become fashionable ( 😊) recently for various reasons. They are often less expensive, are made with a craftsmanship that stood the test of time and are considered friendlier towards the environment because no recent mining was done to produce them.

Vintage jewelry pieces are usually defined as pieces that where made twenty years or more ago and antique jewelry pieces is at least a hundred years old.

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Fashionistas also love ‘hunting’ for that special unique vintage piece. They are confident with their own style and love one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Vintage jewelry not only help to elegantly sparkle up an outfit but are often conversation pieces that will draw attention to the wearer.

The internet is of the best places to shop for these gorgeous and unique jewelry pieces. We have put this list together of five buying tips to help you navigate through the world wide web of online vintage diamond jewelry.

Research and question the seller

Check that the online diamond jewelry seller is reputable. You can do this by being smart about buying diamond jewelry online by looking for reviews from other buyers and if there is a return policy in place. An honest diamond jewelry will also be happy to answer questions about the vintage jewelry that they are selling. For example, where they acquired the piece from and its general condition.

14k White and Yellow Gold Vintage Locket Pendant
14k White and Yellow Gold Vintage Locket Pendant (0.4 Ct, G-H, SI2)

Check the condition of the vintage piece

Some wear is usually be acceptable but generally the vintage jewelry piece should be in a good condition. Inspect the photos and 3D videos, if available, carefully. There should be no broken chains or severely chipped diamond corners.

Keep in mind thought that you want your vintage diamond jewelry to have some patina. Patina is the sheen that jewelry gets after years of use. A vintage jewelry piece that looks brand-new is probably a remake based on an older design.

If you are still unsure about buying vintage jewelry online, make sure that the seller offers a return policy. This way you can still get your money back if you only discover unwanted flaws when you receive the piece.

18k Yellow Gold Vintage Diamond Ring
18k Yellow Gold Princess Invisible Setting Four Stone Vintage Diamond Ring (0.3 ct, H, VS)

Look for information about the weight of the jewelry

Vintage jewelry pieces tend to be more solid and weigh more that modern jewelry pieces. Most online jewelry retailers now provide the weight and measurements of their jewelry but you can also contact them for this information.

18k Blue Enhanced Vintage Marquise Drop Earrings
18k Gold Multi-Stone Vintage Marquise Drop Earrings (Blue Irradiated)

The price tag is a big clue

If you are new to buying vintage diamond jewelry online and are unsure if a piece is really vintage or not, the price of the vintage piece can be a good indication of its authenticity.

Be aware of “too good to be true” deals. Diamonds and gold, even if they are set in an old-fashioned setting, are still valuable all over the world. Vintage jewelry may be a bit cheaper than popular modern pieces but the heavier weight of the gold and the presence of timeless diamonds will not cost the same as a flea market find.

14k Gold Vintage Diamond Bracelet
14K White Gold Vintage Bezel Set Diamond Bracelet (1 Ct, H-I, SI2)

Buy only what you love

Vintage diamond jewelry pieces carry a sense of nostalgia and romance and may not be always be 100% your style. Be sure that you are in love with this jewelry because they have already proven that they will be around for a long time.

If you are not convinced that a specific piece of vintage jewelry is for you, keep on looking. Everyday more and more diamond jewelry pieces get the vintage label. Your special vintage piece is out there waiting for you to find it!

If you have any other questions about our vintage diamond jewelry, feel free to phone 1-800-557-7095 or email [email protected].


Diamond Ring Size Converter For US To UK And EU Sizes

As a global online diamond company, speaking regularly with clients from the UK, the US and Europe, we are often asked how to convert one’s ring size to ensure the diamond ring being purchased is the perfect fit. We have therefore created a helpful chart that is easy to use.

As a global online diamond company, speaking regularly with clients from the UK, the US and Europe, we are often asked how to convert one’s ring size to ensure the diamond ring being purchased is the perfect fit. We have therefore created a helpful chart that is easy to use.

The chart we have provided is an easy method of conversion from US and Canadian number sizes to the "Wheat Sheaf" system of letter sizes used in Ireland, the U.K. and Australia. Please note that these measurements are exact for the American system and approximate for the other sizing scales.

UK Size US Size EU Size* Millimeter
C 1.5 40.5 12.77
D 2 41.5 13.29
E 2.5 42.75 13.60
F 3 44.5 14.02
G 3.5 45.5 14.43
H 4 46.5 14.85
I 4.5 47.75 15.26
J 4.75 49.5 15.47
K 5.25 50.25 15.88
L 5.75 51.5 16.30
M 6 52.5 16.50
N 6.25 54 16.71
O 7.25 55.25 17.54
P 7.75 56.25 17.95
Q 8.25 57.5 18.37
R 8.75 58.5 18.78
S 9.25 60.25 19.20
T 9.75 61.25 19.61
U 10.25 62.5 20.03
V 10.75 63.73 20.44
W 11.25 65.25 20.85
X 11.75 66.25 21.27
Y 12.25 67.5 21.68
Z 12.75 68.75 21.89

* Size comparisons, accurate to within approximately 1/4 of a finger size.

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What If I Can’t Find My Size For The Ring I Like?

We have a vast array of diamond engagement rings and wedding rings on our website of different sizes. If you are not able to find the right size for the ring you have chosen, we offer free ring size adjustments of up to two US sizes (below or above) for most of our rings. If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our expert jewelers at: 1-800-557-709.

CaratsDirect2U Diamond Jewelry Financing

Caratsdirect2U prides itself in offering a large collection of high end jewelry at affordable prices.

However, we realize that our customers may not have all the funds needed to purchase an item from our amazing jewelry collection Therefore, we have partnered with PayPal in offering a financing program. If you qualify for our financing program, then you can afford our collection. No more waiting until you obtain the funds. You can buy today and pay in the future.

We offer financing to qualifying customers.
For Items over $99 the PayPal Bill Me Later option offers up to six months financing with no interest.

Financing is available for the following jewelry categories:

1) Diamond studs.

2) Invisible earrings.

3) Engagement rings: solitaire rings, three stone rings and invisible settings.

4) Loose diamonds.

5) White diamonds as well as colored diamonds.

6) Diamond pendants: solitaire as well as invisible settings.

7) Tennis bracelets.

8) Diamond wedding bands.

To find out more information more about qualifying for financing, please view the following link:

Guide to Purchasing a Diamond Ring Online

Buying an engagement ring is challenging and exciting at the same time, with you wanting to make the ideal choice when making a purchase you only make once in a lifetime. An engagement ring is not only a symbol of love, but of a commitment of two people who want to build a future together. It's the first step towards the couples’ wedding and a prelude of wonderful things to come.

It is understandable to have concerns about buying something as important and expensive as a diamond engagement ring, wedding ring or any other item of diamond jewelry online. Many of our readers have taken the time to educate themselves about buying diamonds, with a whole section of our website dedicated to educating our clients about a range of aspects regarding diamond jewelry.

When making your next jewelry purchase, consider buying it online, where you’ll find an unlimited selection and a range of prices to be sure to fit your budget. Buying online has many shopping advantages, whether you're a first-time purchaser or a regular online shopper. The internet is the world's largest storehouse of information. Are you in the market for an engagement ring or wedding band and want to learn about the color, clarity or the many shapes of diamonds? Do you have any questions regarding caring for your jewelry? It's all here at CaratsDirect2U.

Even if you decide not to buy your jewelry online and opt for a traditional jewelry store or jewelry department, the internet can still be a valuable resource. You can essentially do all your legwork - determine the style, quality and price you are willing to pay before you even enter the store, so take advantage of it!

Advantages Of Buying Diamond Jewelry Online:

Speed – Make your selection. Enter your information. Then click a button. It's as easy as that and all from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Convenience – The ease of shopping online cannot compare with the hustle and bustle of shopping in a mall or department store. You can avoid traffic jams, parking concerns and most of all pushy salespersons. In the unlikely event that you are unsatisfied with the item, it can easily be sent back, once again avoiding the above-mentioned hassle.

Selection – Online Diamond Jewelry Stores such as offer a much wider selection of merchandise for sale in one place than a traditional store or catalog. This means you can uncover some truly unique jewelry items and deals you won't find anywhere else.

Value – an online retailer has lower inventory and other overhead costs than a bricks-and-mortar retailer, thereby enabling us to pass these savings are passed on to you in the form of great deals on the latest merchandise.

Two Things You Must Do Before Choosing A Ring

1) Decide on a budget. Before searching for the perfect diamond engagement ring, decide on how much you can afford to spend. The further you are able to narrow your search on our website, the more time you can save when searching for that ideal engagement ring.

2) Choose your style, traditional to funky and unique.

All of our diamonds are 100% earth-mined, conflict free diamonds and all come with a 30 day return policy. Our diamond rings are available in a wide range of sizes, from under 0.5ct to almost 5ct. We have clarities ranging from the pristine FL grading to the near eye clean grading of I2. In addition, we stock many colors from D-M as well as Blue, Brown, Champagne, Yellow, Orange, Green and Pink colored diamonds. Some of them are Clarity Enhanced, K.M or Laser Drilled, while others are treated by the HPHT method, or are color Irradiated. Any treatments are noted in the listings. We also have many non-treated diamonds. We carry pendants with Princess, Round, Cushion, Emerald, Heart, Oval, Pear, Radiant Cut Diamonds as well as some Multi-Stone Rings. CaratsDirect2U offers many different setting types such as Solitaire, Invisible and Cocktail Settings, 3 & 4 Stone Settings, Multi-Stone Settings as well as Elegant Settings. All of our diamond rings are available in 14k Two-tone Gold, 18k Two-tone Gold, 14k White Gold, 14k Yellow Gold, 18k White Gold, 18k Yellow Gold.

Caratsdirect2U offers our entire stock of diamond rings with free resizing upon purchase and before shipping. We can resize from sizes 4-9 at no additional charge. We also custom make any size ring at the customers’ request.

For help finding the perfect ring please feel free to contact one of our expert jewelers at: 1-800-557-7095

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