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 »