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Understanding Paraiba Tourmaline March 15, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

As gemstones go, tourmaline is one of the most misunderstood. As a semi-precious stone, more well-known gemstones often take the focus of people’s attention. Tourmaline is available in many colors and, on occasion, having two colors in a single crystal. Crystals may be one color at one end and a different color at the other. Alternatively, they may have different colors inside and out. Because the most common combination in these stones is red or…

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April Birthstone March 7, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

If you polled a 100 people and asked them to name a precious stone that is used in jewelry, the Birthstone of April would be the overwhelming winner. The beauty of a polished diamond is difficult to beat, whatever the setting. It is also the stone most associated with love and affairs of the heart. The enduring popularity of the diamond has a somewhat cynical chapter in its history. Although long coveted and used in…

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Engagement Ring Styles For Doctors and Nurses February 26, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Unless you are a doctor or a nurse, you probably won’t spend much time thinking about this question. But, if you are in such a profession (or your s/o is), this question will be on your mind as you begin thinking about choosing an engagement ring? Which Ring Should a Doctor or Nurse Get? Shopping Tips for a Doctor or Nurse Engagement Rings Ideas for Medical Industry Browse and Shop Now Final Thoughts

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Understanding the D Color Diamond February 20, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Many different colors of diamond are produced. The classic diamond color we all know is described as white, but yellow, brown, blue, green, red, and even black can be found. Color is one of the most important aspects of both value and appeal of any gemstone, and diamond is no different. For a diamond, the color D is the most desirable, and usually most expensive, Why Color D? A diamond classified as color D is…

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Top Engagement Rings Under $10,000 February 19, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Having a preset budget in mind before you go shopping is critical. It’s also financially responsible. Here’s our list of the top engagement rings that are under the $10,000 benchmark. Vintage Diamond Halo Ring (Price is $9,800) Asscher Cut New York Ring (Price is $9,800) The Wells Ring (Price is $8,400) Victorian Era Sapphire Ring (Price is $7,800) Huntington Ring (Price is $9,800) Antique Engagement Ring (Price is $9,800) Victorian Cluster Engagement Ring (Price is…

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Moissanite vs. Diamond next to each other Continue reading...

Moissanite vs. Diamond January 17, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Moissanite is something of an oddity, as far as natural minerals go. It can be found in only a handful of places on earth and is extremely rare. It is usually found where there have been meteor strikes, and even then only in very small quantities. Indeed, genuine moissanite is so rare that all of the moissanite produced today is synthetic. What is Moissanite? Moissanite as a Diamond Substitute? Difference Between Light Properties Color Differences…

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Should you Buy a K Color Diamond? December 21, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

One of the most spoken about of the 4Cs of diamond appraising is the color. In this article we will discuss one of the most misunderstood color; the K color diamond. The color scale against which all diamonds are graded actually runs from D to Z. The reason there are no A-C grades is historical and pre-dates the official GIA scale used today.

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Everything You Need To Know About Diamond Clarity December 18, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Clarity is one of the 4Cs of diamond classification. It is a measure of the extent to which a diamond contains internal (inclusions) or surface (blemishes) flaws. Each inclusion or blemish will detract from the brilliance of a polished diamond. The flaw will interfere with the refraction of light as it travels through the diamond. Diamond Clarity Chart What Causes Blemishes? How to Find Inclusions? Types of Flaws The Scale of Diamond Clarity Enhancing Diamond…

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