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  1. How Trends in Diamond Jewelry Have Evolved Over Time

    How Trends in Diamond Jewelry Have Evolved Over Time
    Throughout the course of their history, diamonds have maintained a central role in our cultural narrative, embodying notions of wealth, romance, and sophistication. As civilizations have risen and fallen, the allure of diamond jewelry has endured, evolving alongside the ever-changing currents of both fashion and society. From the ornate jewelry of ancient civilizations to the minimalist designs of the modern...
  2. IGI vs GIA Diamond Grading

    IGI vs GIA Diamond Grading
    When you make an investment in a gemstone like a diamond, it makes sense that you want to buy a product that you know is genuine and that is ranked as a high-value diamond. Generally, a customer will rely on their jeweler to provide this guarantee which is a standard of the diamond industry. All diamonds should have a grading...
  3. Diamond Care in Cold Weather

    Diamond Care in Cold Weather
    For most people, jewelry isn't just an accessory; it's a personal expression and sometimes a significant investment. As each winter arrives, it is prudent to adapt your jewelry care routine to ensure your cherished pieces look their best. In this guide, we'll start with a list of straightforward, must-know, year-round tips that form the foundation for maintaining your jewelry's beauty...
  4. The Best Times to Buy an Engagement Ring in December

    The Best Times to Buy an Engagement Ring in December
    There is just something about the holiday season that heightens romantic inclinations and if you are one such festive romantic, then you might be thinking about a marriage proposal and a holiday engagement. Does anything else capture the idea of a perfect engagement more than the magical time that is the holidays? Proposals around the various major holidays at this...
  5. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Fall-Inspired Engagement Rings

    The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Fall-Inspired Engagement Rings
    While you won't see seasonal trends when it comes to an engagement ring style, there are annual trends that may influence popular choices, with fall being one of them. An autumn influence may play a role in the color, design and materials used to create your ideal piece of jewelry. Seasonal trends aside, you can use this guide to help...
  6. Gemstone Grading 101: What to Look for When Buying Jewelry

    Gemstone Grading 101: What to Look for When Buying Jewelry
    You've probably heard of the 4Cs of diamond quality, but the process for grading colored stones isn't as clear cut. There aren't such clearly defined standards for grading a colored gemstone, so while the 4Cs of diamond quality are still used to put them into a category, color is going to be the primary consideration when determining the quality of...
  7. How To Design Your Dream Ring with Loose Diamonds

    How To Design Your Dream Ring with Loose Diamonds
    Finding the dream engagement ring isn't always going to be something that happens easily or simply. We all like to think that we will come across the dream piece on first attempt, sitting there waiting to be snapped up at the jewelers with no further questions needing to be asked. Anybody who has ever had any experience with quality craftsmanship...
  8. 10 Sapphire Jewelry Picks for Women and Men

    10 Sapphire Jewelry Picks for Women and Men
    When it comes to thinking about precious stones that can really pack a punch in terms of both style and substance, there is no doubt that blue sapphire is right up there at the top of the list. Natural sapphires are one of the most sought-after pieces of jewelry across the world, and it doesn't just stop at blue sapphire...
  9. Fall in Love: 10 Stunning Vintage-Style Engagement Rings

    Fall in Love: 10 Stunning Vintage-Style Engagement Rings
    These days, brides seem to search for alternative rings that let them display their individual style, which makes vintage rings a trending choice. The great thing about antique pieces or those inspired by antique artistic periods, is that a bride doesn't have to give up the dream of having a diamond engagement ring, but can mesh that with an old-world...
  10. The Environmental Impact of Lab-Grown Diamonds

    The Environmental Impact of Lab-Grown Diamonds
    All types of mining, including diamond mining, scars the environment. Even though mining companies do their best to minimize their impact, the mere fact that they are digging massive holes and huge trenches in the ground and that all the removed earth and rocks have to go somewhere, the Earth's landscape and topography is forever changed. As humans have become...

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