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Diamond Diaries

Insider knowledge and inspiration for fine jewelry lovers


Diamond Diaries

Insider knowledge and inspiration for fine jewelry lovers

Importance of Buying a GIA Certified Diamond

Almost every major investment that holds significant value comes with proper certified documentation. A house has a deed. Vehicles have registration and titles. Why shouldn’t your precious jewelry have something that states its worth and authenticity as well? With GIA-certified diamonds, you don’t have to worry about knowing exactly what your purchased. Every diamond and […]

June 24, 2016

Understanding the Four C’s of Diamonds

Diamonds are like snowflakes. Each one has its own individual nuances and no two diamonds are exactly the same. This can present a challenge when it comes to streamlining a pricing scale and analyzing each stone’s unique traits. In the middle of the twentieth century, the Gemological Institute of America created the globally accepted standard […]

June 3, 2016

Classic Jewelry that Never Goes Out of Style

It’s no secret that almost every woman loves jewelry. When investing in high quality custom pieces, it’s understandable that some women want to ensure they are getting a piece that is both unique and timeless. While current fashion trends are always evolving, there are a few classic pieces that every woman must have in her jewelry […]

May 27, 2016

3 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Jeweler Instead of Online

You can get almost anything online these days—groceries delivered right to your door, flowers sent straight to your special someone’s office, kittens riding in the back of Ubers and more. With so many apps and so much information out there, you may even be prone to getting your future spouse’s engagement ring online. You might […]

May 20, 2016

Top 5 Things to Know When Shopping for Diamonds

There is an abundance of information out there when it comes to purchasing a new diamond. The digital age presents a host of resources where you can shop for stones online and begin to gage prices. While most people start with familiarizing themselves with the 4 C’s (carat, cut, clarity, and color), it is important […]

April 22, 2016

5 Tips to Care for Precious Diamonds

Diamonds are heralded for being the hardest substance on Earth, but they are far from invincible. In order for the precious stones to maintain their brilliance, quality, and strength, it is vital to take proper care of these gems. Below we have assembled seven tips for caring for your diamonds. 1. Avoid wearing diamonds during […]

April 15, 2016

Why Local Jewelers Are Better Than Chain Stores

Buying jewelry should not be taken lightly. In addition to being a big financial investment, jewelry can be an emotional investment honoring some of life’s most precious milestones such as engagement, marriage, anniversaries, birthdays, and beyond. With all these momentous decisions and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, many often ponder if they are better off buying from a […]

February 26, 2016

3 Tips to Price Custom Jewelry Orders

Do you want your engagement ring to be a story starter for the rest of your life? You should since everyone’s love story is unique. Many couples strive to find the perfect ring that represents both eternal love and the person who wears it. To some, that perfect ring is made out of precious materials, […]

February 19, 2016

The Importance Of Insuring Your Jewelry

When it comes to jewelry we are often so focused on designing a one-of-a-kind piece, choosing the perfect gemstone, and setting that we overlook the importance of insuring these precious items. A lot of folks assume that fine jewelry is covered under their homeowners insurance policy, but unfortunately this is often not the case. When […]

November 27, 2015