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Diamond Search at Siebke Hoyt Jewelers is an amazing online diamond research tool. Adjust the Diamond Search parameters to browse diamonds in every cut, color, clarity grade and carat size imaginable. The possibilities are endless! Diamond search lets you have fun while making an informed buying decision. Buying diamonds after they are already placed in a setting rarely gives you the best value for your money. Once a diamond is set, flaws can be disguised and you might be paying too much for your stone. Our customers tell us that Diamond Search helped them train their eye and it also helped them define their budget. We also encourage you to come into our store in Cedar Rapids, IA to compare loose diamonds. In person, every diamond in unique. At Siebke Hoyt it is our mission to help you buy the perfect diamond and make your dreams a reality!

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THE 4 C'S OF DIAMONDS

CUT

The cut of the diamond is how well it is able to transmit light. Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry, and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond. The cut of the diamond is then evaluated based on brightness, fire or scattering of light into rainbows and scintillation which refers to the amount of sparkle the diamond produces. The cut is then ranked from "poor" to "excellent."

CLARITY

Clarity refers to the presence of imperfections in the ring which are referred to as "inclusions" or "blemishes" in or on the stone. The clarity of the diamond is based on the number, size, relief, nature and position of these characteristics, as well as the general appearance of the stone. The stone is then ranked from "included" to "flawless" using the GIA Diamond Clarity Scale. The closer that the diamond clarity is to "flawless," the more valuable it is.

COLOR

The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is actually based on the absence of color. GIA's diamond D-to-Z color grading scale is the industry's most widely accepted grading system. The scale begins with the latter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color the letter Z. Typically, the better the grade, the more expensive the stone.

CARAT WEIGHT

Carat weight is how much a diamond weighs. A metric "carat" is defined as 200 milligrams. Diamond price typically increases with carat weight, because larger diamonds are more rare and valuable.

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CONFLICT FREE DIAMONDS

WE CARE

Siebke Hoyt was established in 1889 with a commitment to you and fine jewelry. Each year we contribute over $100,000 to non-profit ventures in and around the communities that we do business because we care about people and the communities in which we live and work. We also care deeply about the merchandise we carry and the reputable practices of the industry in which we do business.

WHAT IS A CONFLICT DIAMOND?

Conflict diamonds are un-cut or rough diamonds that have been used by rebel movements or their allies to finance "conflict" aimed at undermining legitimate governments. The proportion of conflict diamond has always been very small and has been shrinking dramatically in recent years because of a variety of factors including cease-fires in the Sierra Leone and Angola regions, as well as reforms and new practices adopted by the diamond industry.

Customers can be confident that comprehensive measures have been taken to assure that the diamonds that we sell are "conflict" free. Since 2000, Siebke Hoyt has required vendors to sign an agreement pledging that they will not knowingly buy or sell "conflict" diamonds. Beginning in 2003, we took that requirement a step farther as supporters of the Kimberley Process and the System of Warranties, an industry program of self-regulation.

THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS

Today, 80 governments have adopted a system to control the export and import of rough diamonds mined from 2003 onward. Known as the Kimberley Process, it requires that each shipment of rough diamonds - before cutting and polishing - be placed in a tamper-resistant container and accompanied by a government-validated certificate. Each certificate is uniquely numbered and contains data describing the shipment's contents.

Today, 80 governments have adopted a system to control the export and import of rough diamonds mined from 2003 onward. Known as the Kimberley Process, it requires that each shipment of rough diamonds - before cutting and polishing - be placed in a tamper-resistant container and accompanied by a government-validated certificate. Each certificate is uniquely numbered and contains data describing the shipment's contents.

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