The Science Behind the Sparkle

Jul 31, 2015

It’s a well known fact that a diamond’s sparkle is simply undeniable! While it may come as a shock to some—rough, also known as natural diamonds, look nothing like the perfectly polished centerpieces of engagement rings found in jewelry stores around the country. In fact, natural diamonds are actually rather dull! So what is the cause… Read more »

Demystifying the Old Mine Cut

Feb 23, 2015

The Old Mine Cut, also known as an Old Miner’s Cut, is considered a rarity in today’s jewelry fashions.  It’s justifiably coveted by diamond collectors and jewel connoisseurs for its history, elegance and romantic appeal.  The name “Old Mine Cut” refers to the date in which the diamond was cut, the mines that diamonds were… Read more »

12 Surprising Truths About the Halo Craze

Dec 17, 2014

The halo engagement ring: you’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it around—it’s the hottest engagement ring style on the market today…but why? The answer to this is simple—the halo engagement ring brings everything to the table; it’s modern and timeless, adaptable yet iconic. Though the halo setting has been criticized as yet another trend or fad… Read more »

9 Diamond Shapes You Need To Know

Dec 15, 2014

As the oldest established jeweler in our nation’s capital, Charles Schwartz & Son has over 125 years of experience as Washington DC’s source for the finest designer jewelry, estate jewelry and custom creations. Have you ever wondered what a Marquise diamond is, or why Princess-cut diamonds are typically cheaper than Round-cut diamonds? Our diamond experts… Read more »

Karat vs. Carat

Dec 1, 2014

When comparing diamonds, one of the first things you’ll hear is the 4C’s of diamonds—Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. Out of the 4C’s, a diamond’s carat weight is the most common to consider when comparing one diamonds to another. What is a carat—is it the same as a karat? Some believe that “carat” and “karat”… Read more »

The Anatomy of a Diamond

Nov 14, 2014

As the oldest established jeweler in our nation’s capital, Charles Schwartz & Son has over 125 years of experience as Washington DC’s source for the finest designer jewelry, estate jewelry and custom creations. Have you ever wondered where diamonds come from, or what the 4 C’s really mean? Our diamond experts here at Charles Schwartz have… Read more »