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.
August 30, 2022

How Big is a Carat Diamond?

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

The Best Places to Buy Affordable Engagement Rings Online

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

How to Buy Antique or Vintage Style Engagement Rings

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

Should You Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond?

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

Moissanite vs. Diamond: Which is Better?

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

Everything You Need to Know About 10K Gold

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 […]