March 17, 2023

1 vs 2 Carat Diamonds: Full Comparison

Are you debating between a 1-carat and 2-carat diamond? Trying to decide which size is right for you can be confusing as both have distinct advantages and disadvantages. From budget implications to aesthetic value – it’s best to understand the complete difference between diamonds before taking the plunge. Resulting in a better buying decision that reflects your specific needs… In this blog post, we’ll take an in-depth look at all of these variables so you can make an informed choice. Summary: Size Difference The 4cs Price Difference 1 Carat Settings 2 Carat Settings Where to buy 1 & 2 Carat […]
March 16, 2023

The Top 5 Blue Nile Alternatives & Competitors

Are you looking for alternative vendors to Blue Nile that provide beautiful high quality diamonds, engagement rings and jewelry? While Blue Nile is the largest online diamond and fine jewelry retailer in the world, there are five excellent alternatives with distinct benefits. In this blog post, we will explore these options to help you choose which one best suits your needs and budget. Whether it’s their selection of conflict-free diamonds, customization options or competitive prices – each vendor offers something different that can give you access to a high quality purchasing experience without a hefty price tag. Let’s dive into […]
February 16, 2023

The Future of Gemstone Grading: GIA and AGS Integrate to Enhance Diamond Certification Standards

The diamond industry has been shaken by the news that GIA and AGS are joining forces to combine their research, development, and intellectual property on diamond cuts. As part of this agreement, certain assets from AGSL have now been integrated into GIA’s operations – most notably its R&D team and equipment. Find out what this means for your diamond purchases. Who are the GIA & AGS? What Does This Merger Mean for Consumers? The New AGS Ideal Report From GIA Fancy Shaped Diamonds GIA & AGS – The best of both worlds? Who are the GIA & AGS? The Gemological […]
February 16, 2023

Chicago’s Best Kept Secret: A Guide to the Top Jewelry Stores in the Windy City

Are you looking for some of the best jewelry stores in Chicago? It can be overwhelming to try and decide where to shop; there’s so much out there that it’s hard to know what your options are! But no need to worry – we’ve got you covered. This guide will introduce you to the top jewelry stores in the Windy City: places that you maybe didn’t even know existed but offer amazing quality products and services. You’ll find items such as fine gemstones and diamonds, engagement rings, custom designs, and rare antiquities-whatever pieces sparkle your eye. Put on those walking […]
February 14, 2023

Where to Buy: A Guide to the Best Places for Lab-Grown Diamonds

Diamonds are a classic go-to when it comes to luxurious and timeless jewelry, but if you’re trying to shop responsibly and save money, buying lab-grown diamonds is the way to go. Lab-grown diamonds have all of the same qualities as natural diamonds — they look and feel identical, cut precisely the same way, sparkle like no other gemstone—but without any of the high costs associated with them. So where can you find these jewelers? In this guide on where to buy lab-grown diamonds, we’ll be exploring some of the best places online for lab created diamond shopping. Whether you’re looking […]
January 31, 2023

The Five Most Impressive Diamond Jewelry Trends for 2023

Jewelry is one of the best ways to show your unique style. Anyone can own a shirt or a dress, but not everyone can have the same rings or pendants. Since the COVID pandemic, people have been looking for more and more impressive ways to show their individuality. This is especially true as we go into 2023, a year that is arguably full of potential.  So what’s on the cards for this year? We’re seeing an increase in smaller brands making their names, and capitalizing on non-conventional styles where contemporary design is the be-all and end-all of high fashion. From […]
December 17, 2022

A Guide to Different Types of Diamonds

Everyone knows diamonds are made of pure carbon. However, this is actually a common misconception. Yes, diamonds are made of carbon, but that doesn’t mean they don’t contain other chemicals. Did you know there are different types of diamonds classified by their chemical makeup? Over the vast periods of time it takes to produce a natural diamond, these stones can develop impurities due to the presence of other chemicals such as nitrogen or boron. So how does this affect how they are classified? What even is diamond classification anyway? Here’s what you need to know about different types of diamond. […]
November 1, 2022

Birthstone Guide and Chart

You may have asked yourself at one point, “What’s my birthstone?” We’ve all been there, because many of us want to purchase jewelry for ourselves that represents, well, us. On the other hand, you might be asking the question “What’s the birthstone of my partner?” or even about a family member. Birthstones are precious gemstones that represent the time of year when someone was born. Each month has a specific one. For example, January is garnet, and September is sapphire. Birthstones have an interesting history, and can be traced by to mentions that exist in the Book of Exodus, where precious stones represented the twelve tribes of Israel. However, modern uses of birthstones have only a small connection to early religious uses.
October 12, 2022

The Thirteen Best Jewelry Stores in Houston

Houston, Texas—a city known for its food, music, and culture. But, unbeknownst to most, it’s also a fantastic city to pick up some of the finest quality diamond jewelry money can buy. There’s an extensive range of jewelers to choose from, which is fantastic if you’re looking to shop around and find the best deal. A good jeweler should offer several things: Great service Diverse designs High-quality products In-depth knowledge Diamond certification
August 30, 2022

A Guide to Filigree Diamond Rings

A Guide to Filigree Diamond Rings Filigree is a design method full of heritage, and has stood the test of time. The word ‘filigree’ is generally used to describe metal which has been given an intricate and ornamental design style. However, in the realm of fine jewelry, filigree has a more specific definition. In this realm, filigree is the use of pliable threads of either white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum, which are finely and delicately made to twist into complex, organic designs. Scrollwork, tiny motifs, lacework, natural forms—these are all created through the use of filigree in jewelry.

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