Jewelry 101

Talk Like a Diamond Pro: All About GIA Certification

When it comes to diamond engagement rings, looks are only half the story. Every diamond has a personality of its own, and the characteristics that make it one-of-a-kind can affect its market value. A GIA certification acts as a report on a diamond’s individuality, and learning to read it will help you crack the secrets…

Everything You Need to Know About Diamond Fluorescence

When it comes to shopping for diamonds, most consumers are familiar with the 4 C’s; color, clarity, cut and carat weight. However, the 4 C’s are not the only characteristics of a diamond that influence its’ appearance and value. Depending on the diamond, fluorescence can also play a role in your diamond choice. What is…

Keeping Your Jewelry Clean

You have hand picked all of your jewelry, and each piece is special and loved. However, if you notice that your diamonds don’t have the same shine that they did when you purchased them, it may be time for a cleaning. With regular wear, your diamonds may develop a build up of oils from your…

Your Guide To Jewelry Metals

When it comes to picking out jewelry, it can be difficult to decide on which metal is right for you. Typically, fine jewelry is created in yellow, white, and rose gold as well as platinum. Knowing the differences between these choices can make the decision process easier. Gold If you know you love gold, your…

Choosing The Right Diamond Shape For Your Engagement Ring

You have started the process of looking for an engagement ring and have realized you have no idea what shape of diamond you want. When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, this is often the first step when determining which style is right for you. While many factors are important when choosing a diamond,…

What Is A Hidden Halo Engagement Ring

A halo setting engagement ring is timeless and can enhance the center stone of any ring. Surrounding your diamond in a row of smaller diamonds can even create the illusion of a larger center stone. However, if you are searching for a ring that is more minimal in design, or want to add an extra…

3 Signs to Know That You’ve Found the Perfect Someone

While a few lucky people immediately know when they meet the person they are going to marry, most of us require a bit more time to figure out whether or not we’ve found the perfect person. You may know that your partner is a fantastic human being, but how do you tell if you two…

What you should know when choosing insurance for your engagement ring

Your engagement ring is a sentimental piece of jewelry that you wear day after day for many years. The ring is also a valuable piece of jewelry that could become lost or stolen. With insurance, you can ensure that the ring is protected in the event of loss or theft. Finding the right insurance policy…

3 Facts About Diamonds You Should Know

Nothing shines quite as brilliantly as diamonds, and when you put one on, you’re wearing a fascinating piece of history. Most diamonds found in nature are estimated to be between one and three billion years old. Maybe that’s why this gem continues to dazzle all of us with its enormous beauty. Join us as we…

How to Choose a Wedding Band that Complements Your Engagement Ring

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments in life. Brides and grooms may find it challenging to choose an engagement ring that is beautiful, symbolic of their love, and is a style they will want to wear day in and day out. An additional point of stress can be finding a wedding band…

Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds, Oh My!

Whether you want to compliment your diamond or are looking to show off your favorite color, sapphires, rubies and emeralds are spectacular feature stones for engagement rings and wedding jewelry. Just like diamonds, not all specimens are created equal. Learn how to shop for these gemstones to ensure you get the superior quality you deserve….

Modern Twists on the Tennis Necklace Are Impressing New Buyers

Tennis necklaces go back decades, but your grandmother may have called them “eternity necklaces” instead. One of the draws of this classic style is their simplicity as well as the fact that they can be passed down through the generations without outdating themselves. With the recent return of simpler retro styles, the tennis necklace is…

Radiant or Cushion Cut: Which Is Right for Me?

After the detailed process of sorting through a vast collection of diamonds, you’ve finally settled on two cuts. They have a similar look and style, but the jeweler informs you that one is a cushion cut and the other is a radiant cut. You take another moment to inspect both pieces and find yourself stumped…

Understanding How White Gold and Platinum Are Different

Whether you’re getting engaged, a collector of fine jewelry or just routinely involved with investing in high-end custom jewelry, you may benefit from learning more about the differences between white gold and platinum. Though the two metals look fairly similar, the natural white color of the platinum will never fade. With time, the white gold’s…

Christie’s Breathtaking, Record-breaking Blue and Pink Diamonds

Christie’s auction house is synonymous with opulence, and it is only fitting that the organization has auctioned several record-breaking diamonds throughout the years. The diamonds in its record books represent all the colors of the rainbow, but the pink and blue paragons are the things daydreams are made of. A paragon is a perfect diamond —…

The Four Ways Color is Described in Sapphire Engagement Rings

Since Princess Kate wore a sapphire engagement ring before marrying Prince William, the deep blue stone has become more popular year after year. Sapphires are gorgeous, and when it comes to hardness, these gemstones are second to the diamond. Before choosing a sapphire, however, it is important to understand how sapphires are evaluated based on…

Our Most Popular Diamond Cuts for the Modern Bride

We know how important it is for today’s brides to have engagement rings that reflect their personal tastes and styles. Of course, the diamond is what sets each ring apart as unique. Whether you or your fiancé is choosing the ring, start with this helpful guide to some of the most popular contemporary diamond cuts….