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 […]

Determining the Value of a Diamond Ring

Determining the Value of a Diamond Ring

I received this diamond ring from a family member i was just trying to get some info on it value…if any one knows please contact me with answers thank you!! Ryan… Hi Ryan, That is a very pretty ring. Unfortunately without knowing the specs of the diamond or the mounting its hard to tell. I […]

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 […]