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4 Tips for Proposing in 2018

4 Tips for Proposing in 2018

Thinking about a wedding proposal to start off the new year? Getting engaged is a great way to make 2018 your best year yet. Here are four tips for making your proposal as special as the person you’re proposing to. Tips for Proposing in 2018 1. Hire a photographer. Hiring a professional photographer is a good way to make sure…

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Diamond Shape Guide – Pear Cut

Diamond Shape Guide – Pear Cut

Pear cut diamonds are known for their stunning teardrop appearance that combines the qualities of round and marquis cuts. With exceptional brilliance, pear shaped diamonds contribute to a slimmer appearance of fingers and hands, and are prized for their soft and delicate look. Since pear shaped diamonds are cut for maximum brilliance, be sure to look for excellent symmetry in…

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December Birthstone: Blue Topaz

December Birthstone: Blue Topaz

Happy Birthday, December! The December Birthstone is the Blue Topaz. The Blue Topaz gets its name from the Sanskrit word “tapas” meaning fire. In ancient times, Blue Topaz was thought to have cooling properties. Blue Topaz is the hardest of the silicate minerals. Pure topaz is colorless, but changes of element inclusions within the stone will lead to a range…

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Diamond Shape Guide – Oval Cut

Diamond Shape Guide – Oval Cut

Mixing classic and modern elements, oval cut diamonds are popular in all types of jewelry, especially engagement rings. Oval cut diamonds have incredible brilliance, similar to the faceted appearance of round brilliant cut diamonds, but the oval shape is modern and prized for accentuating long, slender fingers. While a diamond’s SHAPE is not part of the Four Cs of Diamonds,…

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November Birthstone: Citrine

November Birthstone: Citrine

Happy Birthday, November! The November Birthstone is the Citrine. Citrine gets its name from the old French word “citrin” which translates to “lemon.” Citrine is one of the most rare forms of quartz and can be found in colors ranging from pale yellow to a dark amber shade, commonly referred to as “Madeira,” as the color closely resembles the wine…

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