Buyers Guides

History of the Diamond: A Story of Strength and Harmony

History of the Diamond: A Story of Strength and Harmony

We’ve all heard it a million times: “A diamond is forever.” But where did this idea originate from? The history of the diamond dates back thousands of years. Diamonds are found all over the world and on all continents, but putting diamonds on engagement rings is a practice made popular as recently as the 20th century. For many years the…

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The February Birthstone: All About Amethyst

The February Birthstone: All About Amethyst

Amethyst is a well-known and widely used gemstone, thanks to its beautiful color and its abundance in nature. As the February birthstone, a piece of amethyst jewelry can make a beautiful gift for the woman in your life with a February birthday. Amethyst is also the traditional 6th and 33rd wedding anniversary gift. A purple variety of quartz, amethyst is…

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Valentine’s Day Jewelry That Will Wow Her This Season

Valentine’s Day Jewelry That Will Wow Her This Season

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we want you to be ahead of the pack. Forget flowers and chocolate; this year is all about Valentine’s Day jewelry. No matter where you are in your relationship, we’ll make sure you’ve selected the perfect gift.   You are … in a new relationship When you’re still getting to know each other,…

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Wedding Ring vs. Engagement Ring: Is There a Difference?

Wedding Ring vs. Engagement Ring: Is There a Difference?

Not many people know that wedding rings are not the same as engagement rings; in fact, some people think that both are one and the same. Some people even use the terms “wedding ring” and “engagement ring” interchangeably. However, there is a difference between a wedding ring and an engagement ring, and it lies in the purpose and design. Difference…

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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 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 of…

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Diamond Shape Guide – Asscher Cut

Diamond Shape Guide – Asscher Cut

Often mistaken for emerald cut diamonds, asscher cut diamonds are similar, however, they are square in shape rather than rectangular. Created in the early 1920s, the asscher cut has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. This cut shows off the clarity and color of the stone, so keep these facts in mind when shopping for your diamond. While a diamond’s…

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October Birthstone: Opal

October Birthstone: Opal

Happy Birthday, October! The October birthstone is opal. The opal gets its name from the Latin word “opalus,” meaning “precious jewel,” and is prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect light into the shimmering rainbow of colors it is known for. Ancient legend says that opals fell from the heavens in a flash of fiery lightning, but, in…

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Shape Guide: Radiant Cut Diamonds

Shape Guide: Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant cut diamonds are special for their uniquely trimmed corners, combining the lines of an emerald cut with the unparalleled brilliance of a round diamond. Radiant cut diamonds are also gorgeous when combined with a variety of other diamond cuts! While a diamond’s shape is not part of the Four C’s of Diamonds, it still will have a significant impact…

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