The Eighty-Eight Diamond Cut by Finesse of New York

The Eighty-Eight Diamond Cut by Finesse of New York

The Eighty-Eight Diamond Cut is a proprietary or patented diamond cut registered in the U.S. Trademark Office owned by Finesse Diamonds of New York. The patented brand name is 88cut and the description is 88-facet octagonal, also referenced as “the 88 cut, 2004” and “the Eighty-Eight.” The patented 8-sided cut is featured in many Diamond […]

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 […]

What Happened During Debeers “A Diamond is Forever” Marketing Campaign

What Happened During Debeers “A Diamond is Forever” Marketing Campaign

For young women today, receiving a diamond ring with a proposal is an important, even expected, tradition. The ring symbolizes love and commitment, the beginning of a life together. Their mother received a diamond engagement ring, and their grandmother, and so on down the line. It is the universal symbol of love, and has been […]

The Value of Loose Diamonds as an Investment

The Value of Loose Diamonds as an Investment

Diamonds are often discredited as an investment instrument. Take a closer look at those who are rejecting the concept of buying loose diamonds as an investment and you will see that almost all of them have no prior experience – or have tried and failed – in investing in diamonds. Investing in loose diamonds 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 […]

How Consumers Can Stop the Blood Diamonds Trade

How Consumers Can Stop the Blood Diamonds Trade

If concerned about the blood diamond trade, it can be tempting to avoid a diamond purchase altogether. The unfortunate truth is, it can be very difficult to find a stone that is guaranteed to be conflict-free. As a consumer there are steps you can take to ensure you are making an ethical purchase, and over […]

Different types of metal mountings you can get for a diamond ring

Different types of metal mountings you can get for a diamond ring

When buying a ring, the diamond is the star. But every star needs support, and the metal mounting plays this important role in the overall appearance and quality of the ring. There are four primary options when mounting a diamond: yellow gold, white gold, platinum and palladium. Yellow Gold Yellow gold is the most traditional […]

35 Art-Deco Engagement Rings by A. Jaffe

35 Art-Deco Engagement Rings by A. Jaffe

MES600 – 0.45 CT Two Tone Round Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring This two tone engagement ring features a delicate pinched shank. The shank is encrusted with round pavé set diamonds and the gold halo holds natural yellow diamonds. The accent diamonds total 0.45 CT. Cost: $3,700 (excluding center diamond) MES045 – 0.88 Signature Three Row Engagement Ring This sparkling engagement ring […]

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, […]