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New Trend Alert: Solid Black Diamond Wedding Bands

October 16, 2015

The Hottest New Trend
in Men’s Wedding Bands!

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Men’s wedding bands are anything but simple these days, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Though traditional white or gold metal rings are still popular, newer offerings from trailblazers like Lashbrook come decked out in intricate patterns and made of alternative materials like meteorite, Damascus steel and even wood. see the full article

Your Jewelry Is Tarnished or Green. Now What?

October 08, 2015

Green Corroded Silver
It’s happened to the best of us: You pick up a fun piece of jewelry and only get in a few wears before it starts to darken or turn colors. It’s not your eyes playing tricks on you. Costume jewelry is notoriously vulnerable to tarnishing or turning green. see the full article

5 Engagement Rings That Inspire Envy

October 07, 2015
Engagement rings are a lot of things: an outward symbol of your love and commitment, a sign that you’re officially off the market and, of course, a nice piece of jewelry. But let’s be honest, they’re also a lot of fun to show off. In fact, part of the thrill of getting engaged is sharing your proposal story with and waving your sparkler of a ring around friends, family and perfect strangers. As any bride-to-be will tell you, showing off your ring is even more fun if it inspires a little envy, too. Here are five gorgeous styles that will cause a serious case of the “I want’s.” see the full article

A Beginner’s Guide to Designing with Fancy Colored Diamonds

October 02, 2015
Have your heart set on a fancy colored diamond (FCD)? We don’t blame you. With their array of eye-catching shades, these beauties add a pop of color and a quirky-cool edge to your jewelry. Just like their more traditional white cousins, FCDs are the hardest stones on the market and can be easily customized into the piece of your dreams. But since they are colored, you’ll have a few extra things to keep in mind during the design process.

Here’s what you—and your jeweler—should know. see the full article

Fancy Colored Diamonds 411

August 12, 2015

Want a Fancy Colored Diamond? Then Read This!

 
Natural Colored Diamonds
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds
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Jenny McCarthy. Carrie Underwood. Jennifer Lopez. Kelly Clarkson. The list of celebrities who have rocked fancy colored diamond engagement rings is long—and it’s easy to see why. These rare, tinted stones add an exotic touch to a treasured piece of jewelry, and since each one is unique, you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind creation. What woman doesn’t want that?

Luckily, you don’t have to have an A-lister’s bank to buy a fancy colored diamond (FCD). Though natural, untreated ones are pricey—especially in ultra-rare blue—there are plenty of lower-cost options that are just as beautiful. Here’s what to know before you shop for one of these colorful sparklers. see the full article

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