Nicole Adams, Author at The Diamond Reserve

Nicole Adams

How To Wear An Initial Necklace

Initial and nameplate jewelry are one of the most fashionable ways that monograms show up in today’s latest trends, but the concept is far from being something new. From ancient Egyptian pharaohs to the Victorain age to hip hop culture, donning initials, names and phrases on rings and necklaces has been a way for individuals, […]

March 27, 2023

What is Tsavorite?

A newer gemstone on the market, Tsavorite is the stunning green variety of the grossular group of garnets. These rare gems are more affordable than emeralds, are free from inclusions, have a naturally vivid light to deep green hue and are durable enough for everyday wear. If you’re considering a green stone, Tsavorite is worth […]

March 20, 2023

Are Toggle Clasps Secure for a Necklace?

Toggle clasps have two pieces, a thick bar and a circle that fit together and are widely used to secure both necklaces and bracelets. While not as secure as clasps that have a lock-type closure, toggles are much easier to use especially with one hand. Toggles are available in different sizes and styles and also […]

March 13, 2023

How Should an Engagement Ring Fit?

An engagement ring that fits properly should slide smoothly down your finger and over your knuckle without having to be forced when you put it on. It should fit snugly at the bottom of your finger without leaving deep indentations, discolorations or feeling too tight, and come off without having to pull at it excessively. […]

March 6, 2023

What is a Vintage Engagement Ring?

A vintage engagement ring is typically one that’s more than 50 years old. Antique is often used interchangeably with vintage to describe older rings, but typically refers to a ring older than 100 years. Modern rings can also be crafted to look like different styles of vintage and antique rings. What is Considered a Vintage […]

January 31, 2023

What is a Basket Ring Setting?

A basket setting is a type of prong setting that includes traditional prongs extending up from the band of the ring, but also has horizontal bands wrapping around the prongs creating a “basket” for the center stone to sit in. When viewed from the top, prong and basket settings are practically indistinguishable, but there are […]

January 26, 2023

How Long Do Custom Engagement Rings Take?

A custom engagement ring is one that’s created from scratch and every detail is uniquely designed by you with support from your jeweler. Due to the process of designing, reviewing and ultimately creating this special piece, a custom ring can take a few weeks before it makes its way into your hands.  If you’re looking […]

January 19, 2023

Where To Take Engagement Pictures in Denver

Engagement photos provide an opportunity for you and your partner to connect with each other, have fun and celebrate this very special time in your lives. You can use the images for save the date cards or wedding invitations, display them at your rehearsal or wedding and use them to decorate your home. Denver offers […]

January 12, 2023

How to Wear a Pear Shaped Engagement Ring

The most common way to wear a pear shaped engagement ring is to have the top of the stone pointing upwards towards your fingertips and the round bottom pointing towards your hand creating a teardrop shape. Some choose to wear their ring with the pointed end down, and others may opt to set their stone […]

January 4, 2023

How Many Carats Should an Engagement Ring Be?

In the United States, the national average for an engagement ring is around one carat, however there is no “correct” size or amount to spend on an engagement ring. Ultimately, the perfect engagement ring is the one that you like wearing and meets your budget and lifestyle. What is the Ideal Carat Size for an […]

December 29, 2022

What is a Halo Ring Setting?

A halo engagement ring design features a center stone surrounded on all sides by smaller diamonds or gemstones. Second in popularity to a solitaire engagement ring style, halos accentuate the beauty of the center stone and can make it appear larger. There are a few different types of halos and it lends itself well to […]

December 22, 2022

What is a Radiant Cut Diamond?

A radiant cut diamond combines an emerald or Asscher step-cut with a round brilliant to produce one of the most dazzling square or rectangular shapes available. Even though it’s a relatively new shape, the radiant is an excellent choice for an engagement ring that has incredible brilliance and fire that’s more affordable than other brilliant […]

December 15, 2022