Fun Diamonds Facts

It takes 250 tons of Earth to obtain a 1 carat Diamond. Diamonds are not the hardest substance on the face of the earth. They are the hardest “natural” substance but man-made synthetics are harder. 98% of all Diamonds are NOT actually white in color. It takes 1405 degrees of heat to burn a diamond. […]

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Diamonds Usually Have a Slight Tint of Yellow

As you are likely aware a true colorless diamond is quite rare.  Most diamonds have a slight tint of yellow.    In most case we don’t  see the color until the tint of yellow becomes pronounced.   Each of us see color differently.   What appears to be a diamond with a slight tint of yellow for one […]

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Brown Diamonds

In 1985 production from the Argyle Mine in Australia took the international diamond market by storm. Suddenly there was a large supply of brown tinted diamonds entering the supply chain. This created a problem. Prior to this event most of the diamonds bought and sold in the market had a tint of yellow. The few […]

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Laney's Diamonds & Jewelry

Laney’s Serving the Williamsburg Community Since 1980!

Laney’s is a full service jewelry store.  We are members of the American Gem Society.  We are open Tues. – Fri.  11AM-6PM and Saturday 11AM-5PM.   5121 Center Street, Suite 103, Williamsburg, VA  (757) 229-7333. Our Services  

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In the Market for a Diamond?

If you are looking for a loose diamond, diamond earrings, diamond band or diamond engagement ring please visit our alternate site. 

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Diamond – April’s Birthstone

For those of you lucky enough to be born in April, your birthstone is diamond. The rest of us can also enjoy diamonds as they have the greatest universal appeal of all gemstones. Diamonds are the hardest gemstone – rated 10 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale- making them an excellent choice for everyday wear. A […]

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Cobalt Wedding Bands Pros and Cons

Cobalt is a bright white metal that is harder and subsequently more scratch resistant that platinum, gold or silver. Only tungsten bands will be harder and more scratch resistance. A cobalt ring is truly white in color. !4 karat white gold, sterling silver, platinum, tungsten and titanium will all age slightly and appear slightly different […]

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Ruby Ring

Colored Stones Still Sizzling

Colored stones are still sizzling! The universe of colored gemstones is endlessly fascinating. For centuries, nearly every culture has held the belief that colored gemstones possess magical powers or the ability to provide the wearer with special attributes and protections or healing properties. This way of thinking has motivated the world of fashion. Natural gemstone […]

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The 4 C’s – Color

Color Most diamonds exhibit a tint of color. The color is usually yellow or brown. Diamonds, can also be tinted, blue, green, red and brown. These diamonds are called fancy colored and are extremely rare. Diamonds with a light yellow or brown tint are the gemstone we commonly find in jewelry. Today, diamonds are typically […]

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The 4 C’s – Clarity

Clarity The clarity grade of a diamond is assigned by trained professionals, based on their visual examination of the gemstone under 10 power magnification. The size, location, number and color of inclusions all impact on the clarity grade. Some ask, “If you can’t see it why is it important.” To answer this question properly we […]

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