October 28, 2021

In-stock Vs. Virtual Diamonds: What Are The Differences?

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

How to Buy Engagement Rings on a Budget

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

What are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds?

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.
August 25, 2020

How Are Diamonds Made?

Diamonds exemplify something entirely unique. Aside from their symbolism within cultures across the globe, they also represent a perfect marriage of chemistry, physics, craftsmanship and art. The journey of a diamond from the earth to your finger is an enchanting one and for many buyers and enthusiasts, a little understanding of a diamond’s remarkable creation goes a long way towards understanding their enduring appeal.
July 29, 2020

A Complete Guide to Flower Engagement Rings

Flower engagement rings are distinctive and timeless. They offer an abundance of sparkle and a unique silhouette that is certain to turn heads. If you are considering a flower engagement ring for your beloved (or selecting one for yourself) this guide will tell you everything you need to know about this sensational setting.
July 8, 2020

Are Lab Grown Diamonds Worth Anything?

Lab grown diamonds (also referred to as synthetic diamonds or laboratory created diamonds) continue to be a matter of confusion and intrigue for the modern diamond buyer. With questions arising about the value, appearance and ethical claims of lab grown diamonds, buyers must be in possession of all the facts before making their decision. I must state that although I am a diamond expert and enthusiast, my goal is not to sway people towards diamonds. There are many benefits to choosing a natural diamond for your engagement ring, but I have been equally enthralled with sapphire solitaires, ruby necklaces and […]
June 24, 2020

The Best Designer Jewelry and Engagement Ring Brands

Diamond jewelry is full of sentiment, history and personality, engagement rings and diamond jewelry mark significant milestones and become treasured heirlooms. A designer setting takes this a step further. My top designers are those who blend imagination and craftsmanship into timeless designs that cover a variety of styles.
June 22, 2020

Are Diamonds Rare?

For those who love diamonds, there are several key features that makes them desirable; their inherent durability, the divine sparkle and their intrinsic links to romance, glamour and eternity are the foundations of diamond popularity. The story of the DeBeers marketing campaign that sparked the desire for a diamond engagement ring is now widely known – but does the appeal of diamonds rest upon a shady bedrock of smart advertising? Are diamonds truly rare? How are Diamonds Made? Understanding how natural diamonds are formed is a step towards appreciating what makes diamonds so special. Diamonds are made from carbon – […]
June 22, 2020

The Best Place to Buy Loose Diamonds Online

The confidence of online shoppers has risen dramatically over the past decade and this has brought about a new generation of diamond buyer, reaping the benefits of shopping for loose diamonds online. The freedom to shop at your own pace, refine your searches, choose from a huge inventory and enjoy significantly lower prices makes for an altogether more relaxing and cost-effective shopping experience. However, just as every diamond is unique, so too do diamond vendors have their own individual perks. I have refined my choices to the vendors who I believe go beyond ticking the essential boxes, and instead give […]
May 20, 2020

Cathedral Settings: A Complete Guide

The diversity of engagement ring styles has bloomed over the last decade; with so many unique designs to choose from, an engagement ring can now perfectly express your personality or relationship. Cathedral settings are a classic style. Full of intrigue and craftsmanship, they hold your diamond on high for a simple but impactful appearance. What is a Cathedral Setting? A cathedral setting is not defined by the way it holds the diamond (i.e. Prong, bezel etc), but by the structural arches that rise over the shank. These arches give the central diamond prominence, drawing focus and making it appear larger. […]