Why Fancy Diamonds ROCK
July 27, 2023
Two Stone Engagement Rings: It’s “Toi et Moi” Forever!
January 31, 2023
Toi et Moi, or “You and Me” engagement rings are a unique design choice, and gaining popularity! The idea behind this style is that there are two center stones to represent the couple, rather than a single center stone. One for you, and one for me. The appeal of this style is that yo… see the full article
So You Say You Want a Conflict-Free Stone . . .
December 09, 2019
The Hottest Trend in Engagement Rings: Salt and Pepper Diamonds
September 11, 2019
Many engagement ring trends have seen their day, such as rose gold rings, black diamond center stones and whatever the most current celebrity said “I do” to. But nothing is quite so interesting as the latest surge of unique engagement rings: the salt and pepper diamond.
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What Size Diamond is Right for your Hand?
February 03, 2016
At first, this question might seem simply answered, “it’s all about what you can afford.” Yet many other factors should influence your design decisions and will make a big visual impact when you wear your diamond ring.
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A Guide to Designing with Colored Diamonds
October 02, 2015
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 R
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
8 Hot Jewelry Trends in 2015
July 08, 2015
Here are eight of my favorites: see the full article
Basic Diamonds Education for Dummies
May 08, 2015
Basic Diamond Education in 5 Minutes or Less
Diamond shopping got'ya down? Fear no longer! You are five minutes away from knowing almost everything you need to know about diamonds. After looking at thousands of diamonds, both loose, and set, with and without certs, bloody and clean, I've now settled on what I believe to be smart diamond shopping.
Here is my shpeel on The Four C's: CARAT - COLOR - CLARITY - CUT.
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Everything You Need to Know About Black Diamonds
December 05, 2014
What Is Diamond Fluorescence? Everything you need to glow!
October 29, 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. see the full article
Ask the Jeweler: What Are the Best Diamond Alternatives?
July 18, 2014
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: see the full article
Indulge Your Black Diamond Fantasy
February 04, 2014
Black Diamonds for Wedding and Engagement Rings
Black is the New White
A black diamond engagement ring: it’s exotic, unique, opaque and mysterious. A black diamond combines the brilliance of a faceted diamond with dark romantic love.
Out of This World: Are Black Diamonds from Space? (Updated 2019)
November 14, 2013