We at Szul strongly encourage you to learn all you can about diamonds and jewelry before you buy anything.
You might want to start by browsing through the web site of the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) - the site is educational, accessible, and loaded with great pictures. www.gia.org
De Beers, the world's largest supplier of gemstone diamonds, has a stylish online information center where you can read in greater detail about the 4 Cs and print out useful diamond buying guides. Start browsing through the site index, or jump straight to the "design your own engagement ring" section and play! www.adiamondisforever.com
Do you love gazing at colored gemstones? Get ready for some stunning window shopping at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Collections. Browse through beautiful pictures of gems, including the famous blue Hope Diamond. www.bsu.edu/teachers/academy/gems/archives.html
Fascinated by the glory of precious metals? The Gold Institute's site brings you a veritable cavalcade of gold news, from essential facts and uses to news, jobs, and mining updates. www.goldinstitute.org
If you are interested in learning more about silver -- its facts, uses, and market value -- The Silver Institute is the place for you. Dig in to this lode of logically presented information. www.silverinstitute.org/frames.html