Diamond Education takes time and research. Most people don’t bother beyond the basics. Believe it or not, an investment of just 30 minutes in our education tutorials will prepare you with more quality knowledge than many workday jewelry salespeople have pursued.
In this tutorial we will offer all the diamond education you need to recognize true cut performance and precision.
Our Cut, Carat, Color and Clarity tutorials show how common grading varies from AGS and GIA standards and how diamonds with above-average cut quality improve in appearance.
Our Performance Tutorial shows how to measure overall light return, brightness and contrast in diamonds. You will be introduced to the world’s only scientifically adopted system for grading cut performance, the American Gem Society ASET® and its precursor, the Ideal-Scope®.
Our Precision Tutorial shows how to determine optical symmetry (aka “Hearts & Arrows” in round diamonds) which can improve contrast, dispersion and scintillation in diamonds which already enjoy top performance.
We hope you find these tutorials helpful. At Summa Jewelers we think it only fair that customers have every opportunity to be as "diamond knowledgeable" as possible when making a jewelry purchase from any jeweler. Links are to the right.