12 Incredible Engagement Ring Captures from Andi Diamond

12 Incredible Engagement Ring Captures from Andi Diamond

I recently stumbled upon Andi Diamond, a local Tampa Bay wedding photographer. Andi Diamond enjoyes capturing the wedding day and states that “photographing rings is one of the most important captures of the wedding day.” Because of her last name (Diamond), Andi “jokes that she was brought up learning how to love and adore diamonds! […]

How to Sell a Fancy Colored Diamond

How to Sell a Fancy Colored Diamond

Not everyone knows that colored diamonds exist, and many who do don’t realize purchasing one is even a viable option when looking for the perfect stone. When trying to sell a fancy colored diamond, there are a few techniques you can use to make a case for these stones. Educate yourself This may seem obvious, […]

Engagment ring type: Channel Setting Evaluation

Engagment ring type: Channel Setting Evaluation

Hello, can you please tell me what kind of Band or style ring in the picture. the diamonds are gradually decreasing on the side. Reply: It appears to the be a channel setting from here. After all that’s what a channel setting does is have decreasing diamonds there on the side depending on it’s mounting. […]

16 Elegant Diamond Engagement Rings Captured by Marissa Moss

16 Elegant Diamond Engagement Rings Captured by Marissa Moss

The following eye-candy photos are from Marissa Moss. Marissa is a wonderful wedding photographer from the Tampa area. I got a chance to ask her a few questions and here was her replies about taking photos of the beautiful rings: What do you enjoy most about capturing engagement rings? it’s a photograph that i have […]

Diamond Pricing for an Emerald Shape Diamond

Diamond Pricing for an Emerald Shape Diamond

Mr.can you give me on the following characteristics diamond say what is its value; -shape emerald -color G -carat 1(0.20gr) -clarity VVS1 -dim.0,70X0,50X0,40 I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina,I would appreciate it if you could tell me its value to the market,or the price you pay for such diamonds. Reply: At the current market conditions […]

Negotiating Techniques on In-store Diamond Purchases

Negotiating Techniques on In-store Diamond Purchases

In a lot of ways, buying a diamond is like buying a house or a car. It’s a big investment, you’ll want to shop around before making a final decision, and if you’re lucky, you’ll know when you’ve found “the one.” Another similarity: you can negotiate the price. A lot of people don’t realize it’s […]

What are Conflict Diamonds and What is the Kimberley Process

What are Conflict Diamonds and What is the Kimberley Process

Conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds, are diamonds sold to fund armed conflict or a civil war. They are mined in a war zone, and the profits are used to finance an insurgency, warlords, rebel groups, or terrorists. Not only are these diamonds being used to fund wars, but the people working in the trade are […]

May 2013 Diamond Price List is Online for Rounds and Fancy Shapes!

May 2013 Diamond Price List is Online for Rounds and Fancy Shapes!

May 2013 Price List is Available! This month we expect diamond prices to be stable. Spring time is here and summer is approaching. It is definitely peak wedding season right now as a few friends of mine in the bridal alteration industry have mentioned they are exceptionally booked! We expect that the price shifts in diamonds will be […]

4 C’s of Diamonds Explained! – Carat Weight, Cut, Color, and Clarity

4 C’s of Diamonds Explained! – Carat Weight, Cut, Color, and Clarity

When it comes to diamonds, many novice shoppers believe that bigger is better. In reality, the carat is only one of four very important characteristics to consider when picking out the perfect stone. Together these are called the 4 C’s: carat, cut, color and clarity. Carat Weight The carat weight refers to the total mass […]

Determining the Value of a Diamond Ring

Determining the Value of a Diamond Ring

I received this diamond ring from a family member i was just trying to get some info on it value…if any one knows please contact me with answers thank you!! Ryan… Hi Ryan, That is a very pretty ring. Unfortunately without knowing the specs of the diamond or the mounting its hard to tell. I […]