Weddings Blog Posts | The Diamond Reserve


Where To Take Engagement Photos in Denver?

As a newly engaged person, you’re likely to be caught up in the details of wedding and honeymoon planning but don’t forget to enjoy your engagement. An easy way to do this is by having an engagement photo shoot, whether with a professional photographer or a helpful friend with a camera. Thanks to our Denver […]

July 5, 2024

Where To Do Engagement Photos in Austin?

Whether you’re newly engaged or months into wedding planning, an engagement photoshoot can be a fun way for you and your partner to capture some memories during this time in your life. If you’re in the Austin area, we found the best places to snap some engagement shots. Plus, we rounded up the best tips […]

June 14, 2024

Are Channel Set Diamonds Secure?

How gemstones are set in jewelry plays a crucial role in both their beauty and functionality. A channel setting is a style where gems are placed in between two metal strips, forming a “channel” on the band of the ring resulting in a sparkling row of gemstones or diamonds. This is a very secure and […]

June 10, 2024

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. However, because your ring represents something very special and personal, any modifications should be carefully planned with your jeweler to […]

May 27, 2024

What Type of Necklace Should a Bride Wear? 

If you’re prepping for your big day, you’ve probably got your wedding band and engagement ring taken care of — but what about other jewelry? What type of necklace a bride should wear on the wedding day, if any at all, is a very common question that depends on a variety of factors. Let’s talk […]

May 24, 2024

Where Can I Get Married for Free in Austin? 

Finding a wedding venue can be the most stressful part of planning a wedding, particularly when you’re sticking to a budget. Luckily, if you’re located in the Austin area, there’s no need to shell out thousands for your special day. Here are some beautiful wedding venues that are completely free, whether you’re planning a big […]

May 17, 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

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