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How to Shop for a Diamond with Your Sweetheart

How to Shop for a Diamond with Your Sweetheart

A woman will wear her engagement ring forever. That can be stressful for a man; he wants something she’ll adore, something that she’ll be happy to show off for the rest of her life. This is why many couples now go ring shopping together; it eases the stress for the man, and the woman is […]

How to Plan, Prepare, and Execute a Proposal!

How to Plan, Prepare, and Execute a Proposal!

If you’ve found the right person making the decision to propose might be easy. Making a plan and carrying it out, on the other hand, is a bit trickier– you want to make sure it’s perfect, after all. Here, we take you through the three steps of planning, preparing and executing a proposal. The planning […]

A Jewelry Gift Giving Guide

A Jewelry Gift Giving Guide

Most people who go into a jewelry store to look for a gift know absolutely nothing about the item they’re about to purchase. Perhaps some people have passing knowledge of stone size, carats, stone clarity and quality, but it typically doesn’t get them very far. Most of the time, the person buying the jewelry is […]

5 Creative Ways to Propose

5 Creative Ways to Propose

When it comes to getting engaged, picking out the perfect ring is just the beginning. It might seem like the hard part is over, but now is the time to really get creative. Here are some ideas for a unique and meaningful marriage proposal. 1. A sentimental location Maybe it’s where you had your first […]

Synthetic Diamonds: A Detailed Look in Buying Lab-Grown Diamonds

Synthetic Diamonds: A Detailed Look in Buying Lab-Grown Diamonds

These days, diamonds don’t have to come from a mine. Synthetic diamonds are grown in a laboratory environment designed to replicate the conditions under which they develop naturally. In terms of color, cut and clarity, they are almost identical to natural diamonds; they have the same physical properties and atomic structure. It is impossible to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]