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Insider knowledge and inspiration for fine jewelry lovers

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Diamond Diaries

Insider knowledge and inspiration for fine jewelry lovers

Is a Pear Cut the Same as a Teardrop?

While you may know them as a trendy engagement ring cut, pear cut diamonds have a long history since their beginnings in the 1400s. These diamonds are loved for their distinct teardrop shape, which is why they’re also referred to as teardrop diamonds. From what they are to where they came from, here’s everything you […]

April 19, 2024

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 down 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 […]

April 15, 2024

What Is a Low Setting Engagement Ring?

Whether you’re in the process of designing your own engagement ring or just starting your search, the setting of your ring is one of the most important aspects to consider. While there are a variety of ring settings to choose from, the height of those settings may be what makes the biggest difference in your […]

April 12, 2024

What Diamond Shape Sparkles the Most?

A rough diamond might be a beautiful gemstone, but it lacks the captivating sparkle we associate with these precious stones. A skilled diamond cutter meticulously transforms the rough stone into a masterpiece of light manipulation, maximizing its brilliance and fire. While every stone will shine in certain lighting, specific diamond cuts, or shapes have more […]

April 8, 2024

How Do You Layer Necklaces Without Tangling Them?

Layering multiple necklaces is a great way to express your personal style or showcase a few unique pieces at once. However, it can be hard to get started, whether you’re new to accessorizing in this way or just building up your jewelry collection. Here’s how to create the perfect necklace stack and prevent dreaded tangling […]

April 5, 2024

What are Ear Climbers?

Ear climbers, sometimes called ear crawlers, ear pins, or climber earrings, are a trendy and stylish jewelry option that has taken the fashion world by storm, but what exactly are they, and why are they so popular? Ear climbers are a newer and very clever style of earring which give a distinctive look without the […]

April 1, 2024

Is It OK To Wear a Diamond Ring Everyday?

Diamonds are famously durable — after all, they are the hardest natural material in the world. However, that doesn’t mean the gems are completely indestructible. If not taken care of properly, diamonds can discolor, scratch, chip, or even crack. Diamond rings, particularly diamond engagement rings, are fit for daily wear, but there are several scenarios […]

March 29, 2024

What is a Herkimer Diamond?

Herkimer diamonds are double-terminated quartz crystals, boasting exceptional clarity and natural facets. These crystals were formed millions of years ago within the dolostone rocks of Herkimer County, New York, and the surrounding Mohawk River Valley. The crystals are stunning works of nature that have a diamond-like geometrical shape hence the name Herkimer “diamonds”. While not […]

March 25, 2024

What Is the History of Statement Rings?

Whether for everyday wear or special occasions, a statement ring is meant to make a statement just as its name implies. Also known as cocktail rings, statement rings have a long and storied history in the jewelry world, dating back to the 1920s. While trends may have changed in the century since the bold style […]

March 22, 2024

What is a Marquise Cut?

A marquise (pronounced as ‘mar-keys’) cut stone is a beautiful shape that takes the classic curves of a round or oval cut and elongates it with two pointed ends, creating an eye-like or football shape. With a growing interest in unique engagement rings, although a timeless shape, the marquise has a habit of re-emerging with […]

March 18, 2024

Is a Cultured Pearl a Real Pearl?

Since the modern-day cultured pearl industry began in the early twentieth century, cultured pearls have become both more common and more affordable than their natural counterpart, featuring in jewelry ranging from classic pearl necklaces to diamond drop earrings. However, the average shopper may not know the difference between cultured and natural pearls — likely because […]

March 15, 2024

Is Quartz Hard Enough for an Engagement Ring?

Quartz is a family of gemstones encompassing amethysts, citrines and rose quartz. These gemstones are attractive, fairly durable and hard making them an okay choice for jewelry. When it comes to engagement rings, where durability is paramount, quartz falls a little short due to its softness, so if you’re considering quartz, you’ll also need to […]

March 11, 2024