August 14, 2018
Whether you are using the three months’ salary ‘rule’ or simply looking for the biggest diamond within your budget, you may have wondered about the average diamond size for an engagement ring. The size of an engagement ring is a deeply personal choice and has many influencing factors; while bigger is not always better, it is important that the diamond is of a size where it can be seen and admired. If you have already started your diamond research, you will know that cut quality has the largest impact on the aesthetics of a diamond. Once you are familiar with […]
April 30, 2018
The rise of rose gold has been impossible to ignore, and this year it shows no sign of slowing down. I am sometimes asked questions like ‘is rose gold real?’ It is a fair question. The stunning hue of rose gold is a thing of beauty, and many people express concerns that the color is ‘painted on’ and will tarnish over time. So, before we look at some of the most beautiful rings, let’s first look at some rose gold facts!
April 30, 2018
Every proposal is different. Some are grand affairs that take months of planning, while others are spontaneous moments of romance and love that occur on an idle Sunday afternoon. Whatever your preference, if you are looking to pop the question with a ring in hand, there are some basic tips to follow that will ensure the moment goes as smoothly as possible.
April 27, 2018
Tacori are best known for their intricate and ornate jewelry designs, in particular, their impressive selection of bridal jewelry. Based in California, they are big dreamers who harness the beauty of European designs, bygone times and artistic history and weave these crucial elements into wearable, contemporary pieces of jewelry.
March 26, 2018
When it comes to buying a diamond for some, three really is the magic number. Although a 1.00ct diamond continues to be the most commonly sought weight for buyers; shoppers who are fortunate enough to extend their budget appreciate the statement of beauty that a 3.00ct diamond offers the wearer. Whether buying for beauty, pleasure, or investment, the golden rules of buying a large stone remain the same. If anything, attention to certification and paperwork should be paramount when looking at larger diamonds, for the larger the stone, the move unforgiving a bad cut or heavy inclusions will appear. I […]
March 23, 2018
This page contains references to diamonds or engagement rings from different companies. Sometimes I do receive a commission when you click on links and buy the products. The concept of a ‘traditional’ engagement ring has progressively become a thing of the past. In a new market with endless styles and variations, it is understandable that many prospective buyers feel overwhelmed by the sea of technical jargon and complex terminologies. Choosing a setting may be more important than you think. While personal taste and style is usually paramount when deciding on a ring style, each setting serves a specific purpose which […]
January 25, 2018
With the incredible discoveries and record-breaking auction prices that emerge into the diamond world each year, it is a wonder that we continue to top these findings, time and again. The diamond news of 2017 was no different, with extraordinary breakthroughs from across the globe. I have rounded up some of the top news stories that enchanted us last year. 709 Carat Diamond Unearthed in Sierra Leon While searching the earth for minerals, African pastor Emmanuel Momoh extracted the 709-carat stone from the depths of the terrain in the Kono District of Sierra Leon. As an independent miner of the […]
December 7, 2017
This page contains references to diamonds or engagement rings from different companies. Sometimes I do receive a commission when you click on links and buy the products. The reality is that at the point of choosing a diamond for a piece of jewelry, often an engagement ring, you’re not at your best point financially. You’re likely to have considerably more disposable income in the years to come than you do now. Therefore it can be tricky choosing a diamond that reflects your position for the majority of your life. It can be appealing to subsequently trade-up your diamond for a […]
November 21, 2017
This page contains references to diamonds or engagement rings from different companies. Sometimes I do receive a commission when you click on links and buy the products. From the moment romance blossoms with the thoughts of marriage, your mind will turn to engagement rings. Whilst there will always be a market for new and contemporary designs, we typically see classic style engagement rings being favored, and with good reason. These timeless pieces, which will, one hopes, remain worn through the course of multiple fashion changes, stand the test of time. They look as elegant, enticing, and indeed fashionable on the […]
November 21, 2017
This page contains references to diamonds or engagement rings from different companies. Sometimes I do receive a commission when you click on links and buy the products. The unique character of tension rings settings makes them truly stand out from the crowd. There is nowhere for the diamond to hide – it is displayed in complete and unadulterated glory. It’s mesmerizing. But, what are tension set engagement rings? How can you be sure they are a secure option for your chosen diamond? In short, why are tension rings settings so spectacular?