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Engagement Rings

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

Do Engagement Rings Have to be Diamond?

While a diamond engagement ring is the most traditional and popular choice, more and more couples are looking for unique and even colorful ring options that fit their lifestyle and taste. Both engagement and wedding rings carry significant meaning, so it’s best to choose something that you’ll want to wear for a lifetime. Alternative Gemstone […]

April 22, 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 Is a Low Setting Engagement Ring?

Whether you’re in the process of designing your own engagement ring or just starting your search, the setting of your ring is one of the most important aspects to consider. While there are a variety of ring settings to choose from, the height of those settings may be what makes the biggest difference in your […]

April 12, 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

What is a Herkimer Diamond?

Herkimer diamonds are double-terminated quartz crystals, boasting exceptional clarity and natural facets. These crystals were formed millions of years ago within the dolostone rocks of Herkimer County, New York, and the surrounding Mohawk River Valley. The crystals are stunning works of nature that have a diamond-like geometrical shape hence the name Herkimer “diamonds”. While not […]

March 25, 2024

What is a Marquise Cut?

A marquise (pronounced as ‘mar-keys’) cut stone is a beautiful shape that takes the classic curves of a round or oval cut and elongates it with two pointed ends, creating an eye-like or football shape. With a growing interest in unique engagement rings, although a timeless shape, the marquise has a habit of re-emerging with […]

March 18, 2024

Is Quartz Hard Enough for an Engagement Ring?

Quartz is a family of gemstones encompassing amethysts, citrines and rose quartz. These gemstones are attractive, fairly durable and hard making them an okay choice for jewelry. When it comes to engagement rings, where durability is paramount, quartz falls a little short due to its softness, so if you’re considering quartz, you’ll also need to […]

March 11, 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

What is the Best Wedding Band Material?

Wedding bands are available in a range of different metals, each with their own characteristics including aesthetic and durability. These include yellow, white and rose gold in different karatages, as well as precious metals like palladium and platinum. Wedding bands are also available in alternative metals, such as titanium and tungsten carbide. While there is […]

February 12, 2024

What is a Tension Setting?

If you’re looking for a modern spin on a traditional solitaire setting, a tension set engagement ring might be just what you’re looking for. This unique setting features a stone that is compressed between two pieces of metal creating the illusion of the gem floating in between the metal band pieces. It offers endless design […]

January 15, 2024

Diamond Cut vs Shape, What’s the Difference?

Diamond education can be confusing and overwhelming. Two terms often trip people up: diamond cut and diamond shape. They sound similar, but their roles in defining a diamond’s beauty are distinct. Typically the first step someone takes in their engagement ring design process is deciding the shape of diamond they want. Cut is one of […]

December 26, 2023