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How to Determine the Difference Between Genuine and Fake Diamonds

Posted on: December 2, 2015

With all of the various diamond imitations out there, it can be challenging to determine the difference between an authentic diamond and its imitation. Before making an impulse purchase or having your jewelry appraised before you know whether or not it’s actually worth the money, use these handy tricks to determine whether your diamond is... Read More

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12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Citrine

Posted on: November 25, 2015

With Thanksgiving and the end of November coming upon us, we thought it would be a good time to highlight some interesting facts about one of this month’s birthstones, citrine.  The gemstone’s yellow color is associated with lightheartedness and cheerfulness. It is believed to raise one’s mood and encourage happiness and laughter. While wearing this... Read More

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7 Most Iconic Engagement Rings

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Princess Diana and Kate Middleton’s Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring: This stunning engagement ring features an oval-shaped blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of tiny solitaire diamonds on a white gold band.  Jackie Kennedy’s Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring: This iconic engagement ring featured a tapered baguette 2.84 carat emerald beside a 2.88 carat diamond with... Read More

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A Look into the History of Women’s Jewelry

Posted on: November 11, 2015

In honor of our upcoming Ladies Day on Saturday, we decided to create a timeline highlighting some of the changes in women’s jewelry that have occurred throughout time. Enjoy! Prehistoric Times: Jewelry was made from bone, teeth, berries, and stones that were hung on pieces of string or animal tendons. 2000 BC: Gold is the... Read More

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How Much for Ring Resizing?

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Customers often come into our store and ask how much it would cost to get their ring resized. The answer? Well, it depends. There are numerous factors that go into determining the cost of ring size alterations. Here are a few of the most prevalent factors. Metal Type: The two costs that go into ring sizing are... Read More

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The Ultimate Halloween Trivia Quiz

Posted on: October 28, 2015

In honor of our upcoming Halloween Party, we decided to create our own Halloween trivia quiz. Think you know everything there is to know about this spooky holiday? Test your Halloween expertise by answering these 13 questions (for the Buzzfeed version, click here). The word “witch” comes from the Old Englishwicce, meaning… Wise Woman Female Demon... Read More

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October’s Birthstone: Tourmaline

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Those born in October have not one, but two choices when it comes to their birthstone. Both opal and tourmaline are recognized as the official gemstones for October birthdays. For this week’s blog, we’re going to highlight some fascinating facts about tourmaline. There are multi-colored tourmalines (including a gorgeous watermelon tourmaline) where two or more... Read More

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The Latest Fine Jewelry Fashion Trend: Two Stone Rings?

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot of news buzzing around about an up and coming jewelry category: two stone rings. A two stone ring is exactly what it sounds like, a ring which features two center gemstones. We constantly see ladies donning traditional one stone rings, but what about multiple stones? Well, we already know... Read More

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Engagement Fun Facts

Posted on: October 7, 2015

By the numbers… (Results from TheKnot.com’s 2015 bridal survey.) The average cost for a wedding is $29,858. The most popular month for getting engaged is December (19%). June and September are the most popular months for weddings (15% each). One reason why June weddings are popular has to do with the Roman goddess Juno, who... Read More

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Differences Between Jewelry Metal Types (Part 2)

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Last week we discussed the major differences between the three most commonly used fine jewelry metals: platinum, gold, and sterling silver. With these three metals being so popular, many people tend to ignore some of the lesser known metals including stainless steel, titanium, tungsten carbide, and cobalt. However, these alternative metals are lightweight, modern-looking and... Read More