Weddings Blog Posts | The Diamond Reserve


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 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 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 stone […]

January 4, 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

Are Channel Set Diamonds Secure?

A channel setting is a style where round, baguette, emerald cut, or other shaped gems are placed in between two metal strips, forming a “channel” on the shank or band of the ring resulting in a sparkling row of gemstones or diamonds. This is a very secure and beautiful type of setting that doesn’t involve […]

September 28, 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

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 […]

September 1, 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

Should I Insure My Engagement Ring?

From picking out a ring, to planning the perfect proposal, engagement ring insurance is probably the last thing on your mind. After saying yes, chances are someone will be sporting a shiny new addition on their hand and it’s important to make sure this special token is protected. Just as it sounds, engagement ring insurance […]

July 5, 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

What Shape is a Baguette Diamond?

A baguette diamond is a slim, rectangular-shaped diamond with an elongated profile and right-angled corners. Baguette cuts make great choices for side stones but can also be used in many different ring styles and designs.  What is a Baguette Cut?  Baguette diamonds belong to the step-cut family which also includes emerald and asscher cut stones. […]

May 6, 2022