Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

Colored Diamond Engagement Rings

In the jewelry business, we spend so long talking about the need for the 4Cs of diamond classification, that it’s easy to forget sometimes that the Color of those Cs is actually a lot more flexible than you might imagine. The ideal diamond color is usually seen as being “white” which, of course, means colorless in jewelry terms, but diamonds come in a wide variety of colors and shades. A completely colorless white diamond is…

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Anniversary Gifts

Vintage Anniversary Gifts

Unlike a number of newer celebration days in the calendar, wedding anniversaries have always been celebrated with a particular attachment to a type of gift. For example, the first anniversary is traditionally associated with Paper, and so a gift made of, or containing paper was commonly given. As time has passed, although the anniversaries have retained their traditional associated names, the gifts given have changed significantly.

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Art Deco or Edwardian Ring

Edwardian or Art Deco – Which Engagement Ring Is Which?

Both Edwardian engagement rings and Art Deco engagement rings are stunning pieces, rich with detail, character and history. Understanding the differences between rings of these two distinct periods can help you better appreciate their beauty and choose the ring that best symbolizes both your personal flair and the timeless love of your relationship.

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Sparkling Diamonds on Black Surface

Why Do Diamonds Sparkle?

Diamonds are used in jewelry, and particularly in engagement rings, for the very reason that they do, indeed, sparkle quite magnificently, but why? Crystal glass, even of the highest quality, will never compare to the best diamonds despite being absolutely colorless and flawless, so why should a diamond twinkle and shine like a star in the night sky? The Science Of Diamonds Without getting too deep into the actual technicalities of it, the light properties…

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Platinum vs Gold

Platinum or White Gold – Which is Better?

Is there much of a difference in looks, cost, quality or anything else? Despite their general visual similarities, we’re really talking about a “horses for courses” situation, where there may not actually be a right answer to the question.

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Diamond Engagement Ring on Finger

What Hand Does An Engagement Ring Go On

It’s the left. See you next time! Well, actually, it’s not quite so easy a question to answer as you might think. The convention in the US is certainly to wear an engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand and, after all it isn’t called the ring finger for nothing. But the “rule” about which finger a proposal should be accepted onto has many variations around the world, and we have to…

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Aquamarine Engagement Ring

Vintage Aquamarine Engagement Rings

Aquamarine is something of an unusual gemstone, in that some colors are quite common and others extremely rare. One of several types of the mineral Beryl, aquamarine is among the rarest of the various colors (pink, green, yellow, blue colorless and others) to be found, and is so named due to it resembling the clear blue color of the ocean.

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Platinum stud diamond earrings

Top 10 Vintage Style Earrings

When we talk about vintage jewelry, it’s easy to get caught up in a world of spectacular rings or necklaces. It’s too easy to forget that earrings can be some of the most eye-catching pieces of jewelry around, and we have some amazing vintage examples for you in our top 10 list.

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Low Profile Engagement Rings

As manufacturing methods and the tools to apply them have become more readily available with the advent of technology, so too has the range of designs that come out of this mini-revolution. Jewelry is no exception to this, and even the engagement ring – probably the most “classic” of all classic ring designs – now has several sub-genres of design and manufacture.

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