Avoid High Prices and Inferior Diamond Quality with these 6 Diamond Budgets

Avoid High Prices and Inferior Diamond Quality with these 6 Diamond Budgets

Why a Budget? Shopping for a diamond engagement ring without a budget is like going into a jungle without a map or personal protection. You are exposed to hundreds of choices: Diamond:quality, shape, size Ring: white gold, yellow gold, platinum Brick and mortar:retail, wholesale Financing choices:cash, credit Having a budget assures you have done your […]

Awesome Tacori Diamond Engagement Rings with Twists, Bends, and Curves!

Awesome Tacori Diamond Engagement Rings with Twists, Bends, and Curves!

Tacori is a company that focuses on creating engagement rings that are of “designer” quality. They are handcrafted in California. Some of their ring collections are breath-taking and I decided to share with you a few rings that have some interesting twists, curves, and bends from Tacori. Tacori Twist Pave Diamond Engagement Ring I like […]

GIA Announces Israel Laboratory

GIA Announces Israel Laboratory

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will open a new facility in the Israeli Diamond Exchange in September 2012. It’s eighth global facility will provide on-site laboratory services, including GIA Diamond Grading Reports, Diamond Dossiers, and related services. “The opening of the GIA facility is of major significance to the Israeli diamond industry and advances […]

How to Understand Karat Gold Purity

How to Understand Karat Gold Purity

The purity of gold is measured in karats (“k” or “kt”). The number of karats represents the purity of the gold in a specific item. For example a 24 karat gold item will be the purest at 99.999% gold or all 24 parts pure gold. 18 karat gold is 75.00% pure gold or 18 parts […]

How to Properly Obtain the Ring Size for an Engagement Ring

How to Properly Obtain the Ring Size for an Engagement Ring

Obtaining the correct finger size and confirming the ring is actually sized to the correct ring size would appear to be a very simple task. However considering the finger size and all of the conditions affecting the variables to consider such as; water retention, arthritis, previously broken finger joint, weight loss or gain, current body […]

The History of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

The History of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

The purpose of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands are to signify a partnership agreement between two people conveying: Love, Commitment, Trust, Fidelity, Honor and Time without End between the giver and the recipient.  A ring symbolizes a relationship having a complete circle with no breaks and no end or beginning. Wedding Rings In ancient times […]

4 Great Resources for the Diamond Dealer and Seller

4 Great Resources for the Diamond Dealer and Seller

Here are four great resources for you if you are in the diamond business. I have put together a list of a few excellent tools that really can help you in the diamond business.. IDEX Online Most people have not even heard of IDEX. They typically only hear of the big guy Rapaport. Although Rapaport […]

A Blast from the Past of 11 Amazing Diamond Ads

A Blast from the Past of 11 Amazing Diamond Ads

Here is a list of some diamond ads from the past that I decided to keep and archive. In here here I’m going to also go over a few little tips on what the marketing behind them is. The primary focus behind the diamond advertising in these ads is image marketing. There is no direct […]