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Stand Out: Design A Custom Engagement Ring

The engagement ring has been a symbol of love for generations. But as each generation reaches this momentous stage in life they each put their own spin on this tradition. For today’s couples purchasing an engagement ring that is as unique as their union. One of the most effective ways to get a ring that […]

March 27, 2018

How To Clean Your Diamond Ring

The average person spends the equivalent of three months salary on a diamond engagement ring. Such an extravagant purchase should be treated with great care. But because we wear our diamond rings every day we often neglect the care they need to remain brilliant. From slathering on the hand lotion to exposure to everyday grime, […]

February 23, 2018

Does the depth of a diamond matter?

If you’re looking for a diamond with maximum sparkle, you need to pay attention to diamond depth. This characteristic affects how much light a diamond reflects, which can have a big impact on how much your stone shines. What Is Diamond Depth? Diamond depth is defined as the distance from the diamond table, the flat […]

November 10, 2017

5 Reasons Why Buying a EGL Certified Diamond is a Big Mistake

Of the five worldwide laboratories that certify diamonds, two are the best known – the  Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL). GIA was the first to create the 4Cs of diamond quality, and it’s now the universal method for assessing the quality of all diamonds. However, you may be surprised […]

November 4, 2016

Why Do We Exchange Wedding Bands? Learn About the History of This Important Tradition

Have you ever wondered why couples exchange wedding rings? Well, this important custom is one of the oldest wedding traditions that we have. For thousands of years, couples have exchanged rings to demonstrate their lifelong dedication to one another. Learn how this important tradition came to symbolize the ultimate commitment between two people. Prehistoric Times […]

August 26, 2016

The Differences in Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion cut diamonds are one of the most appealing stones on the market. They wow crowds with their brilliance and make standout centerpieces on both contemporary and vintage pieces.  But what is a cushion cut diamond? It refers to the how the diamond is cut.  When cushion diamonds first hit the market, they were cut using step […]

July 22, 2016

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

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

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