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What is a Modern Brilliant Cut Diamond?

A brilliant cut diamond isn’t just a popular style, it’s a marvel of engineering, meticulously designed to maximize a diamond’s light performance. Its origins can be traced back to the early 20th century when Marcel Tolkowsky, a mathematician and diamond cutter, published his groundbreaking research on light and its interaction with diamonds. His calculations established […]

May 13, 2024

What Is the Easiest Way To Tell If a Diamond Is Real?

If you bought jewelry second-hand or received it as a gift and are wondering if the stone is a real diamond, then you came to the right place. While jewelers often use a small magnifying glass called a loupe to examine the stone and determine its authenticity, there’s no need to spend money or conduct […]

May 10, 2024

How to Tell if a Diamond is High Quality

Diamonds have captivated hearts for centuries, but navigating the world of diamond selection can be daunting. How can you tell if a diamond is truly high quality? Don’t worry, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to assess a diamond’s brilliance and make an informed decision with the help of a reputable jeweler.  Decoding […]

May 6, 2024

Where Is the Crown of a Ring? 

If you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring, you’re likely to hear a bunch of terms thrown around, like girdle, table, pavilion, and crown. Unless you know a bit about gemstones and diamonds, these words may be new to you. Let’s break down what the crown — one of the most important aspects of a […]

May 3, 2024

Is a Pear Cut the Same as a Teardrop?

While you may know them as a trendy engagement ring cut, pear cut diamonds have a long history since their beginnings in the 1400s. These diamonds are loved for their distinct teardrop shape, which is why they’re also referred to as teardrop diamonds. From what they are to where they came from, here’s everything you […]

April 19, 2024

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 down 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 […]

April 15, 2024

What Diamond Shape Sparkles the Most?

A rough diamond might be a beautiful gemstone, but it lacks the captivating sparkle we associate with these precious stones. A skilled diamond cutter meticulously transforms the rough stone into a masterpiece of light manipulation, maximizing its brilliance and fire. While every stone will shine in certain lighting, specific diamond cuts, or shapes have more […]

April 8, 2024

The Diamond Reserve is Expanding to Austin, Texas!

The Diamond Reserve is undergoing their first out-of-state expansion to the gorgeous and ever-growing metropolis of Austin. We sat down with Erin Kurtz, the head of the new Austin branch of The Diamond Reserve, to discuss the move, the challenges they had and to get a sneak peak at what we can expect from the […]

April 5, 2024

Is It OK To Wear a Diamond Ring Everyday?

Diamonds are famously durable — after all, they are the hardest natural material in the world. However, that doesn’t mean the gems are completely indestructible. If not taken care of properly, diamonds can discolor, scratch, chip, or even crack. Diamond rings, particularly diamond engagement rings, are fit for daily wear, but there are several scenarios […]

March 29, 2024

What Is the Difference Between a Baguette and an Emerald Cut?

While emerald and baguette cut gems may look very similar, the rectangular-shaped cuts differ in several significant ways, from size to price. Here’s everything you need to know about the two common diamond cuts, including how to identify them. Is a Baguette an Emerald Cut? When it comes to diamonds, cut and shape indicate different […]

March 8, 2024

What are the Most Timeless Diamond Shapes?

Diamonds have captivated hearts for centuries, their brilliance and fire a symbol of love, luxury, and enduring beauty, but with so many cuts and shapes available, choosing the perfect diamond can be daunting. Trends will always come and go, but timeless engagement rings will remain popular throughout the decades. Trending styles are always fun and […]

March 4, 2024

Can a Diamond be Flawless?

It is possible for a diamond to be flawless, known as an “FL” grade in diamond clarity, it refers to a gemstone with the highest degree of visual purity, also known as clarity. In the world of gemology and diamond grading, clarity refers to the presence or absence of internal and external flaws, which are […]

February 5, 2024