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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

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

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 Are Accent Diamonds?

Accent diamonds are smaller stones set on either side of a larger center stone that emphasize the bigger center stone, and are commonly used in engagement rings, bracelets, watches, pendants, earrings and gemstone rings. The intent of accent stones is not just to accentuate the beauty of the center diamond, but also to enhance the […]

July 24, 2023

Stones to Avoid in an Engagement Ring

Designing the perfect engagement ring and choosing the gems is an exciting endeavor, and while there are numerous stunning stones to choose from, it’s important to be aware of certain stones that may be less suitable due to durability or other factors. We want to ensure your ring remains beautiful and resilient for a lifetime, […]

June 26, 2023

What is a Spinel Gem?

Spinel is a gemstone that comes in a variety of colors and is known for its brilliance and durability. It’s often mistaken for rubies or sapphires due to its resemblance and presence in historical gem collections. Spinel is one of only a few gemstones that can be found in every color of the spectrum, and […]

May 29, 2023

What is the Strongest Wedding Band Metal?

The metal you choose for your engagement and wedding rings can be picked for aesthetics or based on your lifestyle and desired durability. Some metals are more expensive, but will last longer, but some are so tough, they cannot be resized or easily cut off your finger. These are all important factors to consider when […]

May 8, 2023

How Should an Engagement Ring Fit?

An engagement ring that fits properly should slide smoothly down your finger and over your knuckle without having to be forced when you put it on. It should fit snugly at the bottom of your finger without leaving deep indentations, discolorations or feeling too tight, and come off without having to pull at it excessively. […]

March 6, 2023

What is a Vintage Engagement Ring?

A vintage engagement ring is typically one that’s more than 50 years old. Antique is often used interchangeably with vintage to describe older rings, but typically refers to a ring older than 100 years. Modern rings can also be crafted to look like different styles of vintage and antique rings. What is Considered a Vintage […]

January 31, 2023

What is a Basket Ring Setting?

A basket setting is a type of prong setting that includes traditional prongs extending up from the band of the ring, but also has horizontal bands wrapping around the prongs creating a “basket” for the center stone to sit in. When viewed from the top, prong and basket settings are practically indistinguishable, but there are […]

January 26, 2023

How Long Do Custom Engagement Rings Take?

A custom engagement ring is one that’s created from scratch and every detail is uniquely designed by you with support from your jeweler. Due to the process of designing, reviewing and ultimately creating this special piece, a custom ring can take a few weeks before it makes its way into your hands.  What is a […]

January 19, 2023

Where To Take Engagement Pictures in Denver

Engagement photos provide an opportunity for you and your partner to connect with each other, have fun and celebrate this very special time in your lives. You can use the images for save the date cards or wedding invitations, display them at your rehearsal or wedding and use them to decorate your home. Denver offers […]

January 12, 2023