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Diamond Diaries

Insider knowledge and inspiration for fine jewelry lovers


Diamond Diaries

Insider knowledge and inspiration for fine jewelry lovers

How to Get a Ring off a Swollen Finger

All of sudden realizing that your ring is stuck on your finger can cause a panic, but unless it’s an emergency, don’t jump to cutting your ring off right away. If your finger isn’t injured, you can likely remove the ring yourself with some patience and the help of some things you may have around […]

November 28, 2023

Are Emeralds Too Soft For Engagement Rings?

Emeralds are commonly referred to as a “soft” gem, which implies that they scratch easily and are difficult to maintain. The problem with this notion is that emeralds are actually extremely hard and quite scratch-resistant. While they aren’t as indestructible as diamonds, and may need a little extra care and attention, emeralds are actually a […]

November 20, 2023

Can You Remove An Engraving From A Ring?

Engraving is a special way to customize a piece of jewelry with a special date, phrase or symbol. Choosing an engraving on a wedding ring is a great way to express love and endearment and adds a fun and personal twist, but what happens when you no longer want the inscription? While there are a […]

November 13, 2023

What is the Best Time of Year to Propose?

Planning a special engagement starts with choosing a date or occasion when this magical moment will take place. Holidays, breaks from work, school, and perhaps most notably, the season/weather, all play into the moment that someone proposes. Proposal season, usually November through to February, is a peak time period during which an estimated one third […]

October 23, 2023

How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

A lab-grown diamond is created inside of a lab using modern technology that replicates the growing process of a natural diamond, resulting in a stone that is chemically and visually the same as one created by mother nature. There are two procedures used to grow diamonds this way, and the process takes approximately 6 to […]

October 15, 2023

Are Sapphire Engagement Rings Popular?

Traditionally, engagement rings have been designed with diamonds, but other gemstones have begun to gain popularity. Nowadays people may want to wear a little color, and are choosing gems like emeralds, rubies, or sapphires for their rings. Sapphires in particular have surged in popularity, with their stunning hues and durable nature, they’re a great alternative. […]

October 9, 2023

What’s the Largest Diamond in the World?

Diamonds have captivated people for centuries serving as a representation of enduring love, wealth and beauty. Maybe you’ve seen extravagant diamonds on celebrity engagement rings or in a museum exhibit and are curious about the largest diamond in the world. The answer is a little tricky as diamonds are judged and graded by many factors […]

October 2, 2023

How to Spot Fake Pearls

While most precious gems are formed in the Earth, pearls are the only “gemstone” created inside of a living creature. Pearls are created mostly by oysters in freshwater or saltwater environments. Natural pearls formed without human intervention are extremely rare, almost all pearls on the market today are cultured. Fake or imitation pearls are man-made […]

September 26, 2023

What’s the Largest Gemstone?

Gemstones come in a wide range of types and colors and are found in various geological environments around the world. The formation of gemstones involves complex geological processes that take place deep within the Earth’s crust, and their stunning beauty and vibrant colors make them visually captivating and appealing to people of all ages. Many […]

September 18, 2023

Is Diamond Clarity Really Important?

Finding the perfect diamond is both an art and a science. Diamond clarity refers to the presence (or absence) of imperfections on and within a diamond. These imperfections are called inclusions (internal flaws) and blemishes (external flaws), and help appraisers and consumers know what’s happening below the surface of a stone. You don’t have to […]

September 11, 2023

How to Take Care of a Tennis Bracelet

A tennis bracelet is a timeless jewelry staple that adds sparkle and sophistication to any style. While the tennis bracelet wasn’t created specifically for tennis players, it was a particular game that helped rebrand it, and ensure a design secure enough to be worn daily, including being able to withstand active lifestyles. Despite its durability, […]

September 4, 2023

What is a Salt and Pepper Diamond?

Much like snowflakes, no two salt and pepper diamonds are exactly the same, increasing their rarity and uniqueness. Mysterious and enchanting, the wild-child sister of classic colorless diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds have the eternal beauty of diamonds with unique celestial characteristics of colored gemstones. There are multiple reasons to fall for these diamonds, we’ll […]

August 28, 2023