4 Tips for Buying Jewelry As a Gift

There’s no gift quite like jewelry. Bold, elegant, timeless, and personal, any piece is sure to delight the person you’re buying for. However, browsing for the right ring or necklace can be an extremely overwhelming process, especially if you’ve never shopped for jewelry before. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips…

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4 Tips for Protecting Your Jewelry From Damage

Your jewelry is something to take pride in. Whether you’re wearing an accenting bracelet, a family heirloom necklace, or a wedding ring, every piece makes a statement and tells a story. What you want to avoid, of course, is telling the story of how your necklace got scratched or one…

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Diamond Certification: What You Need to Know

Everyone in the market for a diamond should be familiar with the Four Cs: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat. However, there’s a fifth C that is every bit as important and ensures that the diamond you’re purchasing is really as beautiful as it appears: Certification. Diamond certification is a process…

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Diamonds 101: Introduction to Diamond Shape

We’ve talked before about a lot of important decisions you need to make when choosing a diamond, from deciding on a carat weight to understanding its cut. Each of these technical choices are crucial for your diamond to last the longest and look the best. Now, you’re at the stage…

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Diamonds 101: Introduction to Carat Weight

No matter what anyone says, size does matter, at least when it comes to diamonds! While there are various factors that influence your diamond buying choices, size (which translates into weight) is often at the forefront. So how does size factor into the diamond you’re buying, and how important is…

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Diamonds 101: Introduction to Diamond Clarity

Picking out a diamond is tricky business. You want to choose the best stone for the occasion that is within your budget. One of the factors in choosing a diamond is picking one that has beautiful clarity, one of the Four Cs. What Is Clarity? Clarity is associated with the…

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Diamonds 101: Introduction to Diamond Color

When you first heard the term “Diamond Color,” you probably thought something like, “But I want my diamond to be clear!” And you’d be right – the measure of diamond color is actually a measurement of lack of color. According to the Gemological Institute of America, “A chemically pure and…

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Diamonds 101: Introduction To Diamond Cut

When you hear diamond cut, your mind probably goes straight to what shape your diamond will look like – round, oval, heart, pear, etc.. But don’t be fooled; diamond cut is actually a completely different aspect of a diamond than shape! Diamond cut refers to the proportions of the diamond…

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Tips for Creating a Custom Piece of Jewelry

Custom jewelry is a creative way to say “I love you,” tell someone “Thank you for all you do,” or show off your own style. Standard jewelry may not be enough to get your message across. But where do you even begin? Designing custom jewelry for yourself or a loved…

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Diamonds 101: The 4 Cs of Diamonds

Investing in a diamond is a milestone in many people’s lives. You are purchasing something that is beautiful, unique and, yes, expensive. Picking your diamond may seem like a daunting task. How do you know you’re getting your money’s worth? Luckily, thanks to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), there…

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