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How to Wear a Pear Shaped Engagement Ring

The most common way to wear a pear shaped engagement ring is to have the top of the stone pointing upwards towards your fingertips and the round bottom pointing towards your hand creating a teardrop shape. Some choose to wear their ring with the pointed end down, and others may opt to set their stone […]

January 4, 2023

How Many Carats Should an Engagement Ring Be?

In the United States, the national average for an engagement ring is around one carat, however there is no “correct” size or amount to spend on an engagement ring. Ultimately, the perfect engagement ring is the one that you like wearing and meets your budget and lifestyle. What is the Ideal Carat Size for an […]

December 29, 2022

What is a Radiant Cut Diamond?

A radiant cut diamond combines an emerald or Asscher step-cut with a round brilliant to produce one of the most dazzling square or rectangular shapes available. Even though it’s a relatively new shape, the radiant is an excellent choice for an engagement ring that has incredible brilliance and fire that’s more affordable than other brilliant […]

December 15, 2022

What is a Round Cut Diamond?

Round diamonds are the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings. They are perfectly symmetrical and timelessly beautiful, with 58 sparkling facets, making them a brilliant cut. Modern round cut diamonds are based on generations of research intent on creating a shape designed for ultimate brilliance. What is a Round Cut Diamond? In 1919 Belgian […]

November 25, 2022

What is a Heart Cut Diamond?

As a universal and timeless symbol of romance and love, the meaning behind a heart shaped diamond is crystal clear, making it a special alternative to more common diamond cuts. This shape can be used for an engagement ring, as well as for other special pieces of jewelry including necklaces and earrings.  What is a […]

November 4, 2022

What is an Oval Cut Diamond?

As the name suggests, an oval shaped diamond is a symmetrical, elongated rounded shape with high brilliance and sparkle. This fancy shape is a popular and lovely choice for an engagement ring and lends itself well to all sorts of settings including a simple solitaire, halo or three stone. Let’s learn more about this elegant […]

October 13, 2022

Celebrities Who Eloped and Might Have Spent More on the Engagement

Most celebrity weddings are lavish affairs. From the opulent outfits, star-studded guest lists and delectable destinations, we usually know to expect all things extravagant from celebrity weddings.  While most go all-out in celebrating their matrimony, some celebrities elect to forgo the extravagance of a large wedding for a more intimate ceremony. Whether the goal is […]

August 24, 2022

What is a Trillion Diamond?

A trillion cut diamond, also called a trilliant cut, is a stone that has been cut into a triangular shape. While they’re most commonly used as side stones in engagement rings, the trillion makes for a distinct solitaire if you’re looking for something more unique. In addition to accent stones, the trillion is also a […]

August 8, 2022

How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

A lab-grown diamond is created inside 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 ones created by mother nature. There are two procedures used to grow diamonds in a lab: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical […]

August 4, 2022

Simple Celebrity Engagement Rings to Inspire

When it comes to celebrities, usually more is more. But when we are talking about celebrity engagement rings, there are a few occasions where less is actually more. Some stars have opted for smaller stones and more timeless designs than others. Let’s take a look at some classic and simple celebrity engagement rings to inspire.  […]

August 2, 2022

Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends – How Does Your Sparkle Match Up?

We all know the most impactful influencers are celebrities. This trend holds true for just about anything that can be “in style,” whether it’s a pair of shoes, a car, or of course, an engagement ring.  What celebrity trends should you stick to or avoid when it comes to your own engagement ring? Let’s take […]

July 26, 2022

What is an Asscher Cut Diamond?

An Asscher cut diamond is a step or trap cut stone with rectangular facets that emphasize depth and draw your eye into the stone. While it has an overall square shape similar to radiant or princess cuts, its corners are cropped creating an octagonal shape. These antique style cuts were popular in the 1920’s and […]

July 22, 2022