Ethically Sourced or Ethically Made?
At Frank Darling we take pride in sustainability and ethical sourcing. But, with all the terms and jargon, it can be difficult to know what it means and why it matters.
How big is a 1 carat diamond, really? (If only it were that simple).
How big is a 1 carat diamond? See how shape can have a huge impact on the perceived size of a diamond and carat weight, in and of itself, can be misleading.
How we Source Conflict-Free Diamonds
Frank Darling has a zero-tolerance policy for conflict diamonds. We enforce this in three ways: adhering to the Kimberley Process, buying directly from the source, and avoiding countries with poor track records for human rights and conflict.
How Do You Know If You’re Ready To Get Engaged?
In the dusty, sepia-toned years of the previous century, the popularity of diamonds and marriage was uncomplicated. But how things have changed.
Frank Darling’s Inclusion Guide
Inclusions. They sound like a good thing, but, they’re small naturally occurring blemishes inside of diamonds. Inclusions can block light from bouncing around inside your diamond, making it less brilliant.
A Definitive Guide to the Asscher Diamond
The Asscher shape is a very close relative to the emerald but has a bit more savoir-faire. Its sophistication is welcome in even the most playful settings. With their distinct “windmill” appearance, “Hall of Mirrors” flash effect, and varieties in ratio, the Asscher can express many different statements.
The Dead-Simple Guide to Carat Weight
Picture a trusty, yellow, #2 pencil. That’s the one. It has a round, pink eraser on top that’s 7mm in diameter. 7mm is also the diameter of a 1.25 carat round brilliant diamond.