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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

The Three Main Reasons Diamonds Are So Valuable

Diamonds are a strange gemstone. They have the least color, but exude the most beauty. They’re not rare, but the global supply is shrinking. By 2030, it’s expected that at least 30 of the world’s major global diamond mines will have tapped their resources clean and will shut down. Of course, we’re always finding ways […]

April 25, 2019

How Hard is it to Smash a Diamond?

One of the most common misnomers regarding diamonds is that people think they’re impossible to break. They reference it being one of the hardest materials on earth and assume you can’t smash it into bits. That’s where most of the confusion lies; in the hardness of a diamond. But hardness means it’s hard, right? Hardness […]

Does Weight Loss Affect Ring Size?

We all want to look our best for the big day. Men and women alike around the world are dieting, hitting the gym and logging some miles to try get in shape for their wedding day. Of course, this can create some complexities. Your dress might not fit right and, yes, your fingers might shrink […]

April 10, 2019

Into The Depths: The World’s Deepest Diamond Mine

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve probably seen the country of South Africa mentioned many times. There’s a good reason for this, as the northern section of South Africa is home to some of the best diamond mines in the world. Many of the famous gemstones you’ve seen referenced have come from the region, […]

April 3, 2019

What To Do If The Diamond Falls Out

Buying diamond jewelry can be a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, you want the diamond to be the centerpiece and display it’s brilliance. On the other hand, that thing is expensive, so it needs something around it that won’t give. So what if you lose it? My diamond fell out, what do I […]

March 13, 2019

Star Diamonds vs Melee Diamonds: What’s the Difference?

Diamonds don’t have to be big and shiny to contribute to a piece of jewelry. In fact, there are several size ranges for diamonds smaller than the ones we would typically put in jewelry. Most of them have names such as ⅕ Diamonds or +11 Diamonds to notate specifics in their size. However, when you […]

February 23, 2019

They Weren’t Always Called “Diamonds”

As with many things in the English language, we’ve gotten accustomed to the word “Diamond” and adopted it as a permanent descriptor of the beautiful, radiant gemstones that humans across the glove adore. But before “diamonds” there were several other terms. A Common Movie Reference In Olde English, diamonds were referred to as adamant. Adamant […]

February 19, 2019

How Many Colors Do Diamonds Come In?

While Diamonds are the traditional choice for engagement and wedding rings, many people are unaware of the options they actually have in terms of color. Most people naturally want a colorless diamond that sparkles, but some diamond enthusiasts often look for different colors. Throughout history, some of the most famous rings and gemstones have been […]

February 13, 2019

The Secrets of Diamond Cutting

Have you heard the phrase ” a diamond in the rough”? If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it is often used to describe someone who is generally of good character but lacks style or polish. This phrase was inspired by the process of taking a raw diamond into the brilliant multi-faceted diamonds we covet […]

September 14, 2018

Why is the Diamond April’s Birthstone?

The diamond has become a symbol of pure love for many couples around the world. Today, its durability inspires countless couples to hold the diamond as a symbol of the eternal commitment and unbroken bonds between lovers. This symbolism has garnered the diamond a spiritual touch as well. Today, the diamond is an integral element […]

April 23, 2018

How to Polish Your Diamond Jewelry

Whether it is a brilliant diamond engagement ring or a family heirloom, diamond jewelry is precious and often hold sentimental value. Regular caring for your jewelry will help to maintain its shine and sparkle. Diamond rings especially require regular maintenance because our hands are constantly coming in contact with substances that could dirty a ring. […]

March 30, 2018

What is Wedding Ring Rash and How to Cure It?

Wedding rings are a symbol of everlasting love. They are a mark of the promises between a husband and his wife. They are a testament to an artist’s creativity. Wedding rings are also itchy and painful accessories that cause rashes. Wedding ring rash is a very painful, not to mention an aesthetically unappealing affliction, which […]

March 9, 2018