Diamonds are well known as the celebratory gemstone for engagements, weddings and anniversaries, but anyone with an April birthday has another reason to enjoy diamonds – these gems are their official birthstone. Diamonds may be the most familiar, well known and well-studied type of gem, but how much do you really know about this April birthstone?   About Diamonds Diamonds...
An engagement ring doesn’t have to be elaborate or extravagant to be a stunning piece of jewelry, a declaration of enduring love and a promise to build a future together. For many couples, minimalist engagement rings are the perfect choice to symbolize their love and commitment, and these simple designs have a timeless elegance that perfectly matches the romance they...
Diamonds are universally stunning gems, but they can also be controversial, especially in our increasingly social justice-conscious world. Whether it is for an engagement ring, a cocktail ring, a pair of earrings, a pendant or any other piece of diamond jewelry, more and more buyers are looking beyondthe perfect diamond, they also want to be sure that diamond is conflict-free....
Antique diamond rings have a unique and distinctive appearance, not just because of the ring style or its vintage details, but because the diamond shape itself is noticeably different than modern stones. Recognizing antique diamond shapes can help you choose the best antique ring for your style and better appreciate the rich history and longevity of an older ring. Why...
Pros and Cons of Buying a Vintage Engagement Ring A vintage engagement ring can be a stunning piece of jewelry, a great bargain, and an ethical engagement ring choice, but it isn’t always the best option for everyone. Understanding the pros and cons of buying a vintage engagement ring can help you decide if an older, seasoned ring is best for your...
Proposing With an Antique Engagement Ring   An antique engagement ring is an amazing symbol of your love and deserves an amazing presentation when you ask your special someone that most important question. Just as you took great care to select the best antique ring to represent your love and your intended’s style, the way you propose with an antique...
No one celebrating in September should be feeling the blues about this month’s beautiful birthstone, sapphire. A rich and treasured gem, sapphire is a remarkable stone well-suited to every special occasion this month.   About Sapphire   Sapphire is a form of the mineral corundum, a type of aluminum oxide. Minerals present in the crystal lattice give the stone its...
October is a month filled with color as autumn advances and nature’s fall foliage show reaches its peak with rich tones of yellow, red, orange, gold, bronze, and burgundy. Anyone celebrating in October has an equally richly-colored stone to enjoy if they embrace this month’s birthstone, the beautifully varied tourmaline. About Tourmaline   Tourmaline is a relatively hard and durable...