Weddings Blog Posts | The Diamond Reserve


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

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 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 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 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

How to Care for Your Engagement Ring

Taking good care of your engagement ring will ensure that it continues to sparkle and bring you joy for years to come. From how to carry and store your ring, to cleaning and maintaining it, and knowing when to take it off, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to keep your ring protected, […]

October 28, 2022

What is a Pavé Setting?

A pavé setting features tiny diamonds or gemstones that are embedded into the shank or band of a ring and held in place by tiny prongs or beads that create the appearance of a line of continuous sparkle. Pavé comes in a few different styles and can easily be combined with other settings to maximize […]

October 20, 2022

What is a Bar Setting for an Engagement Ring?

A bar setting features two vertical bars of metal on either side of a diamond or gemstone to hold it securely in place while also allowing a lot of light to enter the stones. This type of setting is often used in eternity, engagement and wedding rings that have a few stones or an entire […]

September 9, 2022

Can You Change the Setting of an Engagement Ring?

Whether it’s for a change of style, an upgrade to a larger stone or to add additional stones and details like an extra sparkly halo, you can absolutely change the setting of your engagement ring. Because your ring represents something very special and personal, any modifications should be carefully planned with your jeweler. Why Change […]

July 27, 2022

What’s the Difference Between Pavé and Channel Set Diamonds?

Channel and pavé settings are two popular styles often chosen for engagement and wedding rings. They are beautiful and versatile elements that can be used to complement a range of ring styles. Both settings feature rows of small diamonds or gemstones that run along the shank of the band. When viewed from a distance they […]

June 28, 2022