Diamond and Engagement Ring Articles

March 23, 2018
James Allen 14K White Fold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

How to Choose a Ring Setting

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

A World of Diamonds 2017

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

Which Company Has the Best Diamond Trade-Up or Upgrade Guarantee?

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

Timeless Pieces – Classic Style Engagement Rings

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

What You Need to Know About Tension Settings

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?
November 21, 2017

Diamond Sizes on Hands

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. When you consider a diamond purchase, your first thoughts often run to the size and the carat weight. However, this could be the point at which you make a rookie error. There a number of points to consider, not least the fundamental and often misconstrued fact: carat weight doesn’t necessarily accurately indicate a diamond’s size. There are some basic physics coming in to play here: just because of diamond is heavier, and therefore […]
November 14, 2017

Diamonds on Men’s Wedding Rings

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. Celebrity David Beckham began to pave the way for it to become increasingly popular to see diamonds on men’s wedding rings, such as this unique Simon G. MR2036 Men’s Wedding Ring striking piece from designer Simon G. This represents a whole new world opening up for men’s wedding band choices. Men were traditionally limited to a plain gold band. Gradually this extended to platinum options. Then we began to see different finishes such […]
October 19, 2017

Platinum vs. White Gold vs. Yellow Gold vs. Rose Gold

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. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their own preference for different metals used in settings. Your skin tone, your family’s traditions, current fashion, emotions, and simply what you like will all affect which metal you use in a ring setting. However, the four primary contenders for diamond rings are platinum, white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. What are the different qualities of each? And why does it matter?
October 19, 2017

Should You Choose a Ritani Diamond Ring?

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. Ritani are an exclusive modern jewelry designer. Their designs are both elegant and classic, whilst clearly having the ‘Ritani touch’. You can find heirloom pieces and statement pieces. However, you don’t find Ritani pieces just anywhere: You have to track them down from carefully selected partners. Is it worth the effort? Let’s take a look at the arguments alongside some of Ritani’s pieces to help you see that yes, please do make the […]
October 11, 2017
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

How to Tell if a Diamond is Real or Fake

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. This guide is designed for those of you who have a piece of jewelry you want to be sure contains real diamonds. You can rest assured that when you purchase a new piece of diamond jewelry, as long as you buy from a reputable dealer you are getting the real deal. This can be confirmed with the GIA or AGS certificate you’ll be able to see prior to the point of sale.