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Diamonds 101

Buying an engagement ring is an important and
special purchase in your lifetime. Marlow’s is here to
help you choose the most brilliant sparkling diamond
that will shine for a lifetime. Experience what
makes Marlow’s diamond shine above the rest!

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Diamonds 101

Buying an engagement ring is an important and special purchase in your lifetime. Marlow’s is here to help you choose the most brilliant sparkling diamond that will shine for a lifetime. Experience what makes Marlow’s diamond shine above the rest!

How to select the perfect Diamond?

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  1. Set your budget

  2. Pick your diamond shape

  3. Learn and choose the Four C’s of your diamond

  4. Pick your engagement ring setting & style at Marlow’s

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  1. Set your budget

  2. Pick your diamond shape

  3. Learn and choose the Four C’s of your diamond

  4. Pick your engagement ring setting & style at Marlow’s

Set Your Budget

This purchase will last a lifetime and it carries a lot of meaning and symbolism. There is no true formula or standard for creating a budget. It’s all about what is best for you and your partner. It’s a good idea to think about your budget before you start shopping online or meet with one of our diamond experts because it helps narrow your focus. At Marlow’s, we help you find the perfect ring no matter what your budget is.

Diamond Shapes

When you hear the word diamond the first image that comes to mind is likely a classic round sparkly gem. In Fact, 75% of all diamonds sold today are the round brilliant cut as its symmetry reflects nearly all light that enters it, making it the most brilliant of all diamond shapes. However, if your tastes lean to the less traditional, you can also choose from a wide selection of attractive diamond shapes on the market today.

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Round

The full-cut round diamond represents the highest advances in diamond cutting, maximizing fire and brilliance. When in doubt, round it out!

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Oval

The oval is an elliptical shape that is based on the brilliant cut. Because it creates the illusion of length, it is a popular style for a women with a small hands or short fingers.

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Marquise

A variation on the brilliant cut, the marquise is an elongated shape with pointed ends. Its shape is flattering to the small hands.

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Pear

The teardrop-shaped pear makes a beautiful ring. Its cut is a cross between a brilliant and marquise, and is suited to the women with a petite hand or small fingers.

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Heart

The heart-shaped diamond is the most romantic diamond shape.The cutter s skill comes into play in creating a gemstone with an even shape & well-defined outline.

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Emerald

The emerald shape is a rectangle with corner facets & flat planes. Good clarity & color are essential. You will rarely see one in lower grades because inclusions & body-color are much more obvious in this shape.

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Princess

Square-shaped with many sparkling facets, the princess cut is one of the newest choices for the diamond engagement ring. It especially enhances the hand with long, elegant fingers.

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Radiant

The radiant shape is similar to an emerald cut, but with a facet arrangement that gives it brilliance comparable to that of a round diamond. Radiant cuts have angled corners and can range from square to rectangle.

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Cushion

A marriage between a round and Princess cut, ranging from square to rectangular with rounded corners.

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Asscher

Often referred to as the square emerald cut, it is a stepped square cut with cropped corners & is a wonderful choice for the fashion-forward women desiring a dramatic engagement ring.

Explore the 4 C’s

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The purchase of a Diamond is one of significance and emotion. It is our goal at Marlow’s Fine Jewelry to help you select the diamond that is just right for you. There are many different factors that contribute to the value of a diamond. The Gemological Institute of America better known as GIA, developed the “4 C’s” to provide a universal standard by which diamonds are measured. At Marlow’s we are proud to offer only the finest selection of Diamonds, each one personally selected for outstanding beauty, brilliance, and value and to ensure our customers that the beauty of the diamond matches the certification and the value.

The purchase of a Diamond is one of significance and emotion. It is our goal at Marlow’s Fine Jewelry to help you select the diamond that is just right for you. There are many different factors that contribute to the value of a diamond. The Gemological Institute of America better known as GIA, developed the “4 C’s” to provide a universal standard by which diamonds are measured. At Marlow’s we are proud to offer only the finest selection of Diamonds, each one personally selected for outstanding beauty, brilliance, and value and to ensure our customers that the beauty of the diamond matches the certification and the value.

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