The Complete GIA Guides to Buying Diamonds

Through the years, GIA has created extensive resources to help you learn everything you need to know about how to buy a diamond. Learn how choose a diamond and explore the terminology of diamond engagement rings. Download a copy of our guide to understanding diamond quality before you start shopping.

Guides to the Diamonds

The complete GIA Diamond Buying Guide, part one
The complete GIA Diamond Buying Guide, part two
Print this PDF guide to understanding diamond quality here
GIA’s guide to diamond color
GIA’s guide to diamond clarity
GIA’s guide to diamond cut
GIA’s guide to diamond carat weight

Guides to the Rings

Decide how to pick the right white metal for your engagement and wedding rings
Learn about buying white, yellow and rose gold diamond engagement rings
Discover the colored gemstone and diamond engagement ring buying guide
Thinking about pink diamonds? Explore the reasons for adding pink to your ring here
Learn key terms to better understand in your engagement ring buying process
Explore the variety of engagement ring diamond shapes