7 Ways and Ideas You Can Set Your Diamond Budget and Stick to it

7 Ways and Ideas You Can Set Your Diamond Budget and Stick to it

When making any big purchase it’s important to set a budget, and that’s just as true when shopping for diamonds. But it can be difficult to know where to start, and how to find something beautiful within the budget you’ve chosen. Here are 7 tips on choosing a budget and sticking to it. Shop around […]

15 Breath-Taking Diamond Ring Photos from Best Photography

15 Breath-Taking Diamond Ring Photos from Best Photography

I always enjoy seeing what professional photographers can do with wedding rings and diamonds. This week we take  a look into Josh and Rachel Best of bestphotographyfl.com who took the following beautiful ring shots! Enjoy

Evolution of Diamond Cutting Through Time

Evolution of Diamond Cutting Through Time

Diamond cutting has a surprisingly rich and constantly evolving history. It can be traced back to the Middle Ages, though there is still much about this period in diamonds that is unknown. It is believed that in both 6th century India and 10th century Islam diamonds were not cut to be enjoyed as jewelry, but […]

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hearts and arrows diamonds are extremely beautiful and exquisitely-cut stones. When observed under a special viewer, the bottom side, or “pavilion” will show eight perfectly symmetrical hearts, and the top, or “crown” will show eight symmetrical arrows. They were first discovered in Japan in the late 1980’s, when Takanori Tamura noticed the pattern, then investigated […]

Psychology of Buying a Diamond from the Men’s and Women’s Point of View

Psychology of Buying a Diamond from the Men’s and Women’s Point of View

Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend… But do we know why? What is it that women love about diamonds? And what are men thinking when they have to pick one out for their girlfriends? For a man, picking out a diamond can be a terrifying experience. He knows (or hopes) that his partner […]

How to Properly Choose a Certified Diamond Appraiser

How to Properly Choose a Certified Diamond Appraiser

  There are a few reasons why someone might choose to have their jewelry appraised. It could be simple curiosity, a desire to know the truth. For example, if a piece has been in the family for years it might be interesting to learn what it’s worth, or whether or not the stones are real. […]

43 Rings from the Seasons of Love by A. Jaffe

43 Rings from the Seasons of Love by A. Jaffe

MES418 – 5.36 CT Exclusive Statement Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring This setting elegantly caresses a diamond sized 5.00 CT or larger. The band is adorned with 52 round diamonds in a 0.36 CT pavé setting. Cost: $3,300 (excluding center diamond) MES419 – 5.37 CT Pear One Of A Kind Statement Engagement Ring 56 pavé set […]

How to Window Shop for a Diamond Engagement Ring

How to Window Shop for a Diamond Engagement Ring

  Buying an engagement ring can be an overwhelming experience, especially for those who don’t know a lot about diamonds. Before making a final decision, it’s important to learn about the 4 C’s of diamonds; that is, cut, color, carat and clarity. These determine the quality of the stone purchased. However, the quality of the […]

What is the Rapaport Diamond Price List, How to Read it, and Use it

What is the Rapaport Diamond Price List, How to Read it, and Use it

The Rapaport Diamond Price List is the jewelry industry standard for diamond pricing. Jewelers use it as a guideline when determining diamond prices. It is produced weekly, and is available only to subscribers (roughly $180-$250/year at the time of this article). The Rapaport Price List is produced only for round and pear-shaped stones. However, the […]

Understanding Diamond Fluorescence and How To Take Advantage of It

Understanding Diamond Fluorescence and How To Take Advantage of It

  When subjected to ultraviolet light, about one third of diamonds will exhibit fluorescence. That is, a soft, colored glow, similar to what might happen to a white t-shirt in a nightclub with a black light, or at a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley. Most of the time the fluorescent color is blue, though yellow, orange and […]