or how to use this site

To get the most out of Diamond Database take a few moments to familiarize yourself with how it works and how to use it.

If used correctly, this site will show you the actual size of a diamond on the actual sized ring and finger. It will also tell you if a diamond is cut properly and explain in detail all the terminology and what to look for when buying.

The most important features:

How To Start?

It couldn't be easier. On top of every page there is a diamond input form. Enter the weight, choose the shape, and press Go. This will land you on a single diamond page. If you want to check a particular diamond and have the measurements, put them in also.

When buying a diamond, you can use this site to verify the size and cut, and get an idea of how it would look on your finger.

To compare 2 diamonds side-by-side press Compare button that is usually located somewhere near the top of the page. Put in the data and off you go. Compare form is also always available near the bottom of any page.

Actual size

In order to view a diamond, ring and finger in actual size, the application must know your device screen size. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to recognize the screen size automatically, so it has to be set manually.

You can see and change to what screen size the "actual size" is adjusted to in two places:

If screen size is not set to your device screen size (diagonal in inches), then actual size will not be correct. After it's set, the images will automatically recalibrate to actual size. You only have to set this once, the site will remember your setting, so make sure the actual size is adjusted to your screen size.

Face-up Size Evaluation

Not only will this site show you the actual face-up size of a diamond, but it will also evaluate it. If a diamond is not cut properly, its face-up size will be either too small (usually) or too big. In both cases it won't be a pretty diamond.

You can learn more about face-up size evaluation here.

Buying Guides

Buying a diamond is not easy. You don't want to overpay and you want the prettiest and largest stone your money can buy. In order to do that, you have to know what to look for and what parameters and characteristics are important.

Every diamond page on this site has an in-depth buying guide, which explains in detail what to look for (and what to avoid) when buying a diamond of a particular shape. Color, clarity, depth, polish, symmetry, fluorescence - all these terms and many more are explained.

You will find buying guide under the finger image on every page.

To learn where to buy, click here. Check the recommended stores, it's worth exploring your options.

Well, this about covers the essentials. Now start exploring and find your perfect diamond.