The Subtle Elegance of an Emerald cut Engagement Ring

Emerald cut diamonds are noted for the clean lines formed from their parallel facets. Unlike diamonds with cuts made to scatter light throughout the stone, emerald cuts allow the viewer to gaze deep into the jewel. It’s an excellent choice for those who love simplicity and straight lines. With relatively little play of light to […]

A Heart-Shaped Diamond for Romantics

One fancy diamond cut resembles a popular symbol, the heart. Great skill must be used to make the heart sparkle, while preserving as much crystal as possible and other details. The effort involved in making a beautiful heart shape reflects the time and care you and your dearest have put into your relationship. By balancing […]

Glittering Pear Diamonds

Pear shaped diamonds are full of possibilities. Not only do they hold their own as solitaires on rings and pendants, they catch the light when they hang from necklaces, bracelets and earrings, causing all to stop and stare. Choosing a setting worthy of your pear diamonds can be a challenge. Another option is to consider […]

The Elegance of the Marquise Diamond

The sheer elegance of the marquise diamond is based on its ability to maximize a diamond’s carat weight. Diamond cutters will tell you that when they cut a rough into a marquise they end up preserving more than 50% carat weight. To get the best possible stone, ask your jeweler to give you information regarding […]

All there is to know about the Emerald Cut Diamond

In the world of diamonds and precious stones, emerald cut diamonds are some of the most widely available. Their shape and bold simple lines have captured the heart of connoisseurs for generations. At the same time it is important to note that emerald cuts lack the brilliance diamonds are famed for, but emphasizes a stone’s […]

About the classic string of pearls

A necklace of pearls knotted along a string has been fashionable for generations. Variations are plentiful, such as length, type of pearl, graduated or uniform sizes and number of rows. Necklace lengths are a special category, with individual names for each size. A 12-13 inch strand of pearls that rests on the middle of a […]

The Sentiment of Engagement Rings

If you want to show your beloved how much they mean to you, try saying it with an engagement ring. Giving a diamond engagement ring shows the everlasting strength of your love. To receive an engagement ring is to feel the words “I’ll love you forever.” To give a designer engagement ring fills the heart […]

Knowing the difference from Synthetic Stones and Real Diamonds

Did you know that some diamonds are born in laboratories? Scientists have been trying to make synthetic diamonds since the 1870s, though the first confirmed cultured diamond was made much later, in 1954. Jewelry grade synthetics are usually made through high pressure, high temperature methods, or with the aid of hydrocarbon gas. Advances in technology […]

Detecting flaws in oval cut diamonds

Have you ever gone to purchase diamonds and was worried about the outcome? Perhaps you chose a stone that embodied perfection, only to see the sales clerk point out its microscopic flaws. The vast majority of diamonds contain imperfections known as inclusions. Flawless diamonds are so rare that a jeweler may find perhaps one in […]

What determines the price of a certified loose diamond

Diamonds are available in a wealth of shapes and sizes. At first glance, carat weight and symmetry seem to be the easiest ways to determine their value. It doesn’t matter whether they are pear, marquise or any other shape, the most eloquently cut all will call for higher prices. The best diamond cuts reflect the […]