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),…

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Is Insuring Your Jewelry Worth the Money?

With the average cost of an engagement ring in the United States surpassing $6,000 in 2017, it’s safe to say that jewelry is among the most expensive personal possessions you could own. Adding in the sentimental value that often comes attached to jewelry, it can be emotionally and financially devastating…

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5 Engagement Ring Trends to Look For in 2018

Wedding style evolves each year. Dresses, color schemes, and decor seem to be on a never-ending cycle of change. The style of engagement rings is no exception to this evolution. Here are 5 engagement ring trends to look for in 2018: Open Rings Instead of a traditional closed-circle ring, many…

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