4. December 2014
Take one look at a black diamond
and it’s immediately clear why it’s is so popular these days. It’s sparkly, dramatic, sexy. In short, it’s a showstopper that looks just as good in a
fancy engagement ring
as it does in a pair of everyday earrings. But as with any gemstone, it pays to do a little research about black diamonds before you hit the jewelry store.
Here are answers to the most common questions we hear from our customers. More...
29. October 2014
Of all the amazing features of a diamond, I think one of the coolest is its ability to glow under a UV light. The phenomenon, called fluorescence, doesn’t occur in all diamonds, but it’s fairly common. About a quarter of all the diamonds submitted to
the Gemological Institute of America
over the past decade show some degree of it. More...
24. July 2014
Diamonds , Sapphires
A lot of attention has been paid lately to conflict-free stones, and rightfully so. Even with all the reputable vendors out there, the mining and cutting of precious gems isn’t always handled in the most ethical way. Think small children working 12- to
16-hour days in a factory and breathing in harmful diamond dust. Or miners working in unsafe conditions with very little or no medical help at the ready and for little pay. More...
17. July 2014
Diamonds , Sapphires
Q: I’m helping my fiance design my engagement ring, and I’ve decided against a diamond. I love the sparkle of a diamond, but I’d prefer something more socially responsible.
I’m considering a white sapphire. What do you recommend?
I love when customers ask me this question because I’m constantly researching and trying
out the latest diamond alternatives. And I can see why you’re tempted to go with a white sapphire: It’s a 9 on the hardness scale (diamonds are a 10), won’t cost your fiance an arm and a leg, and it sounds beautiful.
But here’s the big drawback: More...
3. February 2014
Black Diamonds for Wedding and Engagement Rings
Black is the New White
A black diamond engagement ring:
Exotic Black Diamond Wedding Set
it’s exotic, unique, opaque and mysterious. A black diamond combines the brilliance of a faceted diamond with dark romantic love.
Why should I have a black diamond in my engagement ring or wedding band?
13. November 2013
The Origin of Black Diamonds
Where do black diamonds come from? This question has only increased the mystery surrounding these amazing gemstones, and the answer to the question of origin is even more alluring than their unique appearance. Black diamonds are less commonly known as
carbonado, and scientists believe that outer space may actually be the birthplace of these particular stones.