The Diamond Reserve Blog

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Dappled Diamonds

Mysterious and enchanting, interest in salt and pepper diamonds’ exclusive appearance is growing. The wild-child sister of the classic colorless diamond, salt and pepper diamonds have the eternal beauty of

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What Color is Peridot?

When we think of green gemstones the first one that comes to mind might be an emerald. There’s another lovely green gemstone that needs our attention: Peridot. Pronounced PEAR-A-DOE or

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What Does Butterfly Jewelry Symbolize?

Butterflies have long held the fascination of people all over the world as a symbol of life, transformation, and spiritual change to name a few. This is likely due to

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Holiday Diamond Dreams

Tis the season for true love. The holidays are fast approaching and the time is now to close on an engagement ring for your winter proposal. The holiday season is

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What’s the Most Durable Gemstone?

Many believe a diamond is the most durable gem since it is the hardest, a 10 on Moh’s scale, however there’s more to durability than hardness. For example diamond and

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What Color is Sapphire?

Often when people think of a sapphire, they think of a gem with a seductive deep blue color. While blue sapphires are the most popular, sapphires actually come in a

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Everlasting Life(style) Rings

Full of everlasting energy? Constantly outdoors? Have a hands-on profession? Your engagement ring should match your lifestyle. Everyone has varying levels of activity, and finding a ring that fits your

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What Does the Hamsa Hand Represent?

The first Hamsa symbol was seen in ancient Mesopotamia and was worn as an amulet to ward off evil. As societies have grown and changed over time, one constant has

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What Color is Onyx?

Black gemstones can make elegant jewelry, and black onyx has become very popular in part because there are relatively few gemstones that occur in black. Onyx is the most common

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Engagement Ring Accent Stone Shapes

While you can’t go wrong with a classic solitaire, if you are looking to add a little more sparkle to your engagement ring, consider adding accent side stones. A three