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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Finding the Right Engagement Ring: Ninja Style

Finding the Right Engagement Ring: Ninja Style

Scenario: You are in love with your girlfriend. You want to propose to her because you want to marry her. You decided to buy her an engagement ring, but you want to surprise her and don’t know what she likes. You need to get as much intelligence as you possibly can so you can get […]

30 Key Diamond Grading, Jeweler, and Ring Setting Questions to Ask

30 Key Diamond Grading, Jeweler, and Ring Setting Questions to Ask

Often times in an industry we know every little about, we have no starting point or reference point of what questions to ask or where to begin. Before you make a diamond purchase here are some important questions you should consider asking. 10 Key Diamond Grading Questions May I see The Diamond Grading Report for […]

How to Buy Diamonds Safely Online with Minimal Risk

How to Buy Diamonds Safely Online with Minimal Risk

Often times people come to me saying that they are scared to buy a diamond online. They fear that buy purchasing online they will not get a good deal, or maybe get something totally different. This is not the case if you know and understand diamonds. Normally the people that are in fear are usually […]

Learn About Diamond Laser Inscription and Its Advantages!

Learn About Diamond Laser Inscription and Its Advantages!

What is Laser Inscription? Diamond Laser Inscription is a process of using a very fine precise laser beam to inscribe a Diamond Grading Report Number on the diamond girdle for purposes of identification. The laser inscription is microscopic and totally invisible to the naked eye. It can only be seen with jewelers’ 10x magnifying loupe. […]