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Top Places To Propose in Houston July 8, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Houston is located on the Gulf of Mexico. The city area does not sit on the bay, itself, but the metropolitan area extends down to Galveston, right on the seafront. This gives the city a climate which is subtropical, with hot summers and pleasantly mild winters. As a result, it is an excellent place for wedding proposals. The city also gets occasional cold snaps in winter, and snow is not unknown. So get ready to…

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The Guide to M Color Diamonds – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The diamond industry can be a little confusing, at times, and the M color diamond is no exception. Dealers will insist that the whiter a diamond is, the better it is. Although that may be absolutely correct, in a technical sense, “better” is a very subjective word. For something which varies enormously in color and size from example to example, what is better for one person may be not so good for another. Diamonds usually…

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Top 20 Engagement Rings on Pinterest June 27, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Pinterest, if used carefully, is a great resource for information or even just to while away a little bit of time. And, of course, there are lots of pictures of engagement rings! You’ll see rings in a box, rings being worn, or rings just being presented. Just about any situation which can include an engagement ring is there. But, with so many images to choose from, the whole experience can be a little overwhelming. Which…

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Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When we talk about pearls in regards to fine jewelry, we usually base the discussion around “natural versus cultured” pearls and not “saltwater versus freshwater” pearls. But both terminologies are extremely important to any discussion regarding pearls. Natural vs. Cultured Pearls How Pearls are Made? Differences Between Saltwater and Freshwater Saltwater vs. Freshwater Buying Tips Shop for Natural Saltwater Jewelry Contact Us Natural Pearls vs. Cultured Pearls For anybody not fully familiar with the difference…

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Engagement Ring Ideas for $9,000 June 24, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Setting a budget for an engagement ring is difficult. But by-no-means should you disregard how important it is. Few of us have bottomless pockets full of cash, but nobody wants to skimp on such an important item. In this article, we talk about buying an engagement ring for $9,000 ($9k). The temptation is to go further and spend more than we should. But it really isn’t a good idea to take on what could end…

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Emerald Cut vs. Asscher Cut Diamonds June 17, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

There are many different types of diamond cuts, of course. “Fancy cuts” are becoming ever more popular alongside the round brilliant and other standard cuts. In amongst those standard cuts are the Emerald Cut and Asscher Cut. Both came to prominence during the art deco period, but the emerald cut actually has a far longer history than that. Origins of the Cuts Before exploring the differences between the emerald cut and Asscher cut, we need…

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Complete Guide To Custom Building Your Engagement Ring June 11, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Written by Benjamin Khordipour The days of having to buy the limited selection that jewelry stores try to sell you are long gone. Aside from the increasingly large range of antique and vintage rings now available, modern manufacturing methods mean nothing is out of reach. Whether your taste in engagement rings is classic or ultra-contemporary, finding a custom ring has never been easier. But what if you can’t find that ring which has just that…

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Engagement Ring Ideas for $20,000 May 22, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Here is our guide for understanding how to shop for engagement rings in the $20,000 price range. There is, of course, a huge choice of engagement ring styles and prices in today’s digital marketplace. Understanding the market will help you make an informed purchase. Finding Your Budget As we go up in price, choice becomes less as the rarity of diamonds increases with size. Diamond prices also rise exponentially. A 2 ct diamond is far…

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How to Buy a Sapphire Engagement Ring May 15, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Written by Benjamin Khordipour Here’s the EDJ guide on how to buy a Sapphire Engagement Ring in 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us questions in the comments below. Thanks to some brilliantly inventive marketing in the 1930s, diamonds have been associated with engagement rings for the best part of a century. But, over the years, sapphires have increased in popularity, often with huge leaps thanks to a particular ring.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Chocolate Diamonds April 15, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Written by Benjamin Khordipour A fact about colored diamonds which tends to go unnoticed is how some producers and sellers market the various tones. Brown diamonds are a good example of this. We have long seen brown diamonds sold with names like “cappuccino”, “champagne”, “café créme” and other such names. One reason for this is that brown diamonds are generally amongst the least desirable of all colored diamonds. As a result, prices are low and…

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Which Hand Wears the Wedding Band? April 11, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Today, we tend to think of most rings as being mere decoration for our hands. Of course, there are some rings – engagement, wedding, eternity, etc. – which have a far more symbolic meaning. Amongst the symbolism is certain traditions, perhaps even rules, that go with their wearing. But, as time moves on, many traditions change. Origin of Wedding Bands Wedding bands are thought to have originated in ancient Egypt, around 3000 BC. The first…

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British Royal Family Engagement Rings March 5, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Several European countries still have a monarchy. Most now fulfill little more than a ceremonial role, with no direct influence over their country or its laws. For centuries, these crown heads of state have commissioned the world’s finest jewelers to create rings, necklaces and even crowns. At the very top of these regal families, of course, is the British Royal Family. The Crown Jewels contain some of the very best diamonds, sapphires and rubies that…

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Complete Guide to Diamond Color February 26, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

To any casual observer, diamonds have no color. In most cases, to any untrained – and disinterested – eye, they will look like clear glass. However, if a diamond truly is clear, or colorless in diamond terms, then it is a rare diamond indeed. The vast majority of diamonds have at least a faint hint of color. In the main this color will be yellow. There is a point where a hint of color in…

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Top 20 Funny Wedding Proposal Videos February 11, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Proposals are romantic, touching, emotional and lots more. Some are even funny, whether they are intended to be or not. Here we have our top 20 funny proposal videos. Falling, In Love Is it a good thing or a bad thing when the object of your proposal faints when you ask her to marry you? Good, we think! Watch this fantastic video below! Back In The Room This really shouldn’t be funny, but just is.…

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Guys Guide: What Style Ring Will She Want? February 4, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

You’ve decided it’s time to make your relationship a little more formal. Or a lot more, actually. You’ve decided the time is right to propose. You have all the ideas in your head about the hows and the wheres, but what about the ring? It’s a big enough step, buying an engagement ring. It’s a huge step if you plan to go it alone for a surprise proposal. Determining Her Ring Style Being clever and…

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