Diamond Education

An engagement ring is the most important jewellery purchase in a person's life, but the dizzying array of choices and particulars involved can be overwhelming. In order to acquire the best possible piece subject to each client's specific taste and budget, we believe a basic understanding of diamonds is essential before committing to such a significant purchase.

Choosing the perfect piece of jewellery for a loved one should be an exciting experience, and we believe in making this process as pleasant as possible by covering all of the basics so that you can make a well-informed and confident purchase you are satisfied with

Understanding the various aspects of diamond quality and characteristics can often seem difficult, which is why we have compiled a basic guideline which outlines each characteristic of a diamond, and how these characteristics influent appearance.

The Four C's and More:

Click the links below for a more in-depth look at each diamond characteristic

If you are interested in gaining an even more in-depth understanding of diamonds in a more hands-on environment, you are welcome to attend one of our diamond buying classes held regularly in downtown Vancouver.

Attend Diamond Buying Class

This crash-course in diamond essentials covers in detail everything you need to know to make an optimal purchase, including synthetic diamonds, diamond treatments and how they influence pricing.

Under Diamond Search tab, you will find examples for different size, quality and shapes of diamonds and see how they affect the prices.

Once you have made the decision to begin shopping for a diamond, you should allow a qualified professional to assist with your purchase. This will give you peace of mind over your purchase and the knowledge that you are paying the best possible price. As a Graduate Gemologist and a diamond grader, Edit Simon makes confident purchases for her clients regularly. We do not stock any diamonds, but rather shop for each stone individually to tailor to each client's specific criteria.