The Diamond Reserve Blog

What is a Cushion Cut Diamond?

Cushion cut diamonds are a modified version of an antique diamond shape, the old mine cut and have a timeless appeal with soft, rounded edges. This square cut has the

What Color is Aquamarine?

Although aquamarine is exclusively blue, it’s found in a range of shades within the blue family from a pale sky blue to blue-green. Just like many other minerals, the color

What Shape is a Baguette Diamond?

A baguette diamond is a slim, rectangular-shaped diamond with an elongated profile and right-angled corners. Baguette cuts make great choices for side stones but can also be used in many

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What is a Tennis Bracelet?

While the tennis bracelet wasn’t created specifically for tennis players, it was a particular game that helped to rename and rebrand this accessory. Nowadays there are a lot of variations

Is Quartz Hard Enough for an Engagement Ring?

Quartz gemstones are very attractive, fairly durable and hard making them a great choice for jewelry including engagement rings. There are many different varieties of quartz including amethyst and rose

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What Color is Emerald?

Though emeralds are classically green, they actually range in color from yellow-green to blue-green. An Emerald’s color is based on three aspects: its hue (color), saturation (intensity) and tone (purity).

How to Read a GIA Diamond Grading Certificate

A diamond should come with a report from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or similar gemological organization or laboratory that contains a full scientific and unbiased assessment of your

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What Diamond Shape Sparkles the Most?

Diamonds are famous for their sparkly brilliance. While every stone will shine in certain lighting conditions, certain diamond cuts, or shapes have more noticeable sparkle than others. While round diamonds

What’s a Three Stone Engagement Ring?

Popular as both engagement and anniversary rings, a three-stone ring features three stones that traditionally represent friendship, love and fidelity, or past, present and future. Let’s learn more about this

What Does a Key Symbolize in Jewelry?

Throughout history keys have not only been known as a tool to lock and unlock doors but also as a symbol of letting go, new beginnings, luck and love. No

What is a Bezel Setting?

A bezel setting is a style of setting where the stone is surrounded by a metal rim, rather than clutched by the four or six prongs you’re used to seeing

What Color is Tourmaline?

Tourmaline is available in more colors than any other gemstone! Green is the most common color, followed by pink to red hues. Blue tourmalines are more expensive varieties, while yellow,