Saginaw Gold & Diamond Center


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      Diamond Trade Up Policy
   You may trade up your Saginaw Gold & Diamond
   Center diamonds at any time and receive the full
   original purchase price minus any sales tax.  This 
   applies to single diamond pendants, stud diamond
   earrings, and the center diamond of your ring.  We
   do not require you to spend twice as much (like
   most other stores do).

Many people confuse cut with the shape of a diamond.  Diamonds are cut into a number of shapes, depending on the nature of the rough stone.  The most popular are round, marquise, oval, pear, heart, emerald and princess cut.  When cut to good proportions, the diamond is better able to handle light, creating more scintillation and more sparkle.

Diamonds are found with a range of colors, from faint yellow or brown through to the very rare pinks, blues, greens and other colors known as "fancies". 

To determine a diamond's clarity, it is viewed under 10-power magnigication by a trained eye.  Most diamonds contain natural inclusions.  However, the fewer and smaller the inclusions are, the less likely it is that they will interfere with the passage of light through the diamond, and the more beautiful the diamond will be. 

This is the weight of a diamond measured in carats.  One carat is divided into 100 "points", so that a diamond of 75 points weighs .75 carats.  Carat-weight is the easiest of the 4C's to determine.  But two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal value, depending on their cut, color and clarity.