Jewelry 101

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….

How Millennials Are Creating New Engagement Traditions

The Millennial generation represents a large number of the people getting married today as more begin to settle down. Although Millennials still have many of the same engagement and wedding traditions as previous generations, some have come up with new unique traditions, from staging proposal photography to designing unique engagement rings. Mutual Proposals One trend…

Large Diamonds Hold Market

Diamonds continue to hold their market as investments despite a slow economic turnaround for America. Since October of 2011 the United States jewelry industry has increased profit by 8.3%.  This is a sharp increase considering that department store sales have fallen 0.9%. According to Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” auction, white diamonds continue to hold strength.  The…

How Rose Gold Gets Its Name

Rose gold is a popular and unique formula that adds personality to your jewelry collection.  It is also known as pink gold or red gold. Rose gold gets its color because it is a mix of yellow gold and copper. The difference between pink, red, and rose coloring is the amount of copper content mixed…

Lace In 2013 Fashion

Lace has been in our history since the 15th century.  The original word “kant” means border or edge.  While lace was traditionally made with linen, silk, gold, or silver, in modern days it is made with cotton threading. 2012/13 fashion is embracing lace to compliment all attire from shoes to dresses.  We are seeing lace…