August 30, 2022
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.
August 30, 2022
A one-carat diamond is usually around 6.4 to 6.5mm wide, which is the perfect size for the center stone—not too big, not too small. It’s one of the more common sizes of diamond, due to its wide availability and generally lower price point, however, this can be affected by a diamond’s other qualities, namely its cut, color, and clarity. In terms of diamond price and size, the cost isn’t linear. A two-carat diamond isn’t the price of a one-carat diamond, as prices ascend exponentially. Take these two diamonds. The first is a beautiful 1.00 ct D VS1 Round Cut Loose Diamond currently priced at $9,390.
July 31, 2022
Arguably the most crucial part of an impending engagement is the engagement ring. Online you will find countless styles, sizes, metals, places to buy from, and prices. Budget is probably the thing you’re most concerned about, as anyone with a bit of business sense about them will be looking to make their money go the furthest. If we could get a fantastic diamond engagement ring for $100 that would be incredible, but unfortunately that scenario will remain a dream for many (including me). However, it’s still possible to find a good quality, cheap engagement ring. In fact, because of ecommerce it’s easier than ever. But that also means it’s easier than ever for untrustworthy actors to sell all kinds of poorly-made items. So knowing where to look is the first step in a good buying experience.
June 19, 2022
Vintage clothing. Vintage vinyl. Vintage furniture. All of these things are having a renaissance as people rediscover that older pieces have an undeniable class, cool, or ‘je ne sais quoi’ about them. The very same goes for jewelry, especially engagement rings. As people expand their knowledge and their tastes, we’re seeing more and more purchasers turn to older styles of jewelry in order to both express themselves and propose to their partners. So what do we mean by vintage engagement rings? Where can you find such items? In this guide, we’ll show some of our favorite examples, plus tell you […]
May 22, 2022
What are lab-grown diamonds? What are they worth? Are they real diamonds? These questions plague online comment boards and the minds of new diamond buyers constantly. Lab-grown diamonds are a point of contention, with some falling on either side of the for or against debate. However, in reality, lab-grown diamonds are valuable, legitimate gemstones that can create incredibly impressive jewelry. So in the battle of natural vs. lab-grown diamonds, do they stand up to pressure? What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds? Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real? Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Certified? How Much Do Lab-Grown Diamonds Cost? Can You Tell the Difference Between […]
April 23, 2022
White sapphire. Cubic Zirconia. Colorless rutile. There are many types of gems used to imitate diamonds. But one that comes up often is moissanite. However, moissanite is much more than an imitation. They’re very different from diamonds, but they do have their own, very distinct advantages, such as their brilliance, clarity, and price. So how do they fare when compared to diamonds? In this article, we will be analyzing the moissanite vs. diamond debate. What is Moissanite? Moissanite vs. Diamond: The Quick Guide Telling the Difference Between Moissanite and Diamond Reasons to Purchase Moissanite The Disadvantages of Moissanite Comparing the […]
December 29, 2021
10K gold is a fairly popular choice, due to its affordability and durability, being the most durable of all gold karat types (not to be confused with diamond carat). For people who are working within strict budgets, or for those looking for jewelry that will stand up to constant everyday wear, 10K is a worthwhile choice. However, because it contains only 10 parts gold out of a possible 24, it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing choice. It lacks the richness and warmth of other gold carats, such as 14K and 18K. There’s also the downside of the increased potential for […]
October 28, 2021
Like any retail goods, when searching for diamonds you have two options—to peruse retailers online, or visit a diamond showroom in person. There are immediate benefits to both. With online searching, you can quickly navigate through many sellers and countless diamonds. With in-stock diamonds, ones you can see in person, there is the advantage of knowing beyond a doubt that the diamond in question is of high quality. However, not everyone is able to make it to a showroom or other physical location, so they’re left with no recourse but to opt for buying diamonds online. This results in a […]
March 11, 2021
The average spend on an engagement ring in the USA is $6,350 and this figure varies drastically all over the world. Over the years, I have watched this average figure peak and trough but one thing remains the same; the national average is unlikely to have much of an impact on how much you spend, nor should it. I have helped customers on the tightest budgets find beautiful diamonds and knockout engagement rings, so if the average figure seems high to you, rest assured that you can find the right ring without breaking the bank. Working to a smaller budget […]
December 2, 2020
Diamond clarity examines the presence of inclusions and blemishes present with the diamond. Too many inclusions, densely included areas and unsightly positioning of inclusions can all be detrimental to the appearance and durability of a diamond.