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In years past, people buying diamonds had to put their faith and trust into their jeweler. They would have to take their jeweler's word for the characteristics and value of a stone--and hope that their jeweler was accurate.

Even with the most honest jeweler in the world, though, it can be a bit nerve-wracking to make a purchase this big and this expensive!when all you have to rely on is someone's word.

While Dan Dement has earned his outstanding reputation as a jeweler by being 100% honest with his clientele, he now has technology on his side to prove his word. With the latest and most innovative advances in diamond grading technology, Dan can show his clients the exact specifications of any stone they're considering for purchase which leaves nothing uncertain, nothing to chance, and nothing to human error.

Chances are, you've heard about the 4 Cs of diamonds: clarity, color, carat weight, and cut. There is a plethora of literature out there to educate you on the importance of each, and how each can affect the total value of a diamond.

Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible for someone with an untrained eye to pick out the subtle and sometimes miniscule differences in carat weight, color, and clarity that can cause dramatic variations in price and value. That means you're left to rely on the experts who are human too,and sometime subject to error.

This is, in part, why it is so critical that you buy a GIA certified diamond from a GIA certified jeweler. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is the world's largest and most respected non-profit institute of gemological research and learning. When dealing with a jeweler who has been designated as a Graduate Gemologist by the GIA as Dan Dement, owner of Stone Oak Jewelers has been, you can be assured that you're dealing with a jeweler who is instantly recognized around the world as the mark of a senior professional in the jewelry industry.

Aside from the knowledge that you're working with one of the best in the industry, Stone Oak Jewelers offers a number of other things to put their clients minds at ease when making such a large purchase. With any GIA certified diamond you purchase at Stone Oak Jewelers, you will receive a GIA certification that spells out the exact characteristics of that particular stone. Because these measurements are made by various diamond grading machines, there is very little left to human error, and thus, no guessing about the accuracy of the weight, color, or clarity of a stone.

However, as beneficial as these certifications are, they leave out the final and possibly the most important C: Cut.

Cut is often thought of as simply the shape of the diamond: round, square, triangular, etc. In reality, however, the cut refers to so much more: proportion, symmetry, and finish, as the pros say. Very basically, a diamond's cut is what gives the stone its brilliance, and allows it to reflect the ideal amount of light. If the stone is cut is too shallow or too deep, the diamond will reflect less light and lose brilliance and thus, lose value. An otherwise perfect stone can be drastically devalued by a poor cut.

But if a GIA certification doesn't grade the cut of a diamond, how do you know that you are purchasing a well-cut diamond?

Well, the GIA is working on adding a Cut grade to their certifications. In the meantime, however, there is a way for you to know the exact cut of the diamond you are purchasing.

Stone Oak Jewelers is the only jeweler in town with the technology to show you exactly how a diamond is cut. You can take any loose stone, and within seconds, they will show digital 3-D model of that stone, it's precise measurements, and the exact way in which it absorbs and reflects light (or, how much light it leaks or loses). This technology illuminates the final C in diamond grading.

Combined with the GIA certification for a diamond, it takes the guesswork and the human error out of judging the value of a diamond. You know, without a doubt, the exact specifications of the stone you are purchasing.

Don't leave a purchase this big and this important to chance. Come see Dan and his staff, and let them show you how this technology works. Once you see it, you won't risk buying a diamond from anyone else.

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