Making a Strong Proposal with Vintage Engagement Rings

Making a Strong Proposal with Vintage Engagement Rings

Are you planning to confess your love to your beloved person in a unique style? If you are, then you may want to go for vintage style engagement rings. It is really a matter of pride to own a beautiful, unique antique jewelry. However, antique jewelry rings can be pretty expensive. Because of this, many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Diamond Ring For Her Hand Shape

Choosing the Right Diamond Ring For Her Hand Shape

Getting engaged is a monumental step in a relationship. Planning the details of how you will propose, picking the ring, and hoping for the right answer…all parts of the engagement demand equal attention. However, while the moment of engagement is important, it is fleeting compared to the idea that the ring will last for the […]

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 […]

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 […]