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September 19, 2017

How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement 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. Engagement should be about the romance, the prospect of the future, and love. However, along with the engagement comes a new range of costs: the party, the big hit that is the wedding, and immediately – the cost of the engagement ring. How much should you spend on an engagement ring? Are there rules you should be following? How do you meet expectations without breaking the bank?
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.
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 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?