Diamond Grading: GIA vs. EGL

By Emily on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 in Diamond, Informational. No Comments

Purchasing a diamond is like shopping for a car. Both are significant purchases that require some research. Whereas the value of a car is primarily determined by its mileage, make, and condition, a diamond’s value is determined by its color, carat weight, cut, and clarity (the 4 C’s). So who determines the quality of a… Read More


Diamond Terminology 101

By Emily on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 in Diamond, Guides, Informational. No Comments

When looking to purchase a diamond, you’ll likely notice several key terms being used to describe the precious gemstone. While you’ve most likely heard some of these words before, you probably have no idea what they mean or how they could possibly relate to a diamond. Here are the main terms you need to know… Read More


How to Select the Right Diamond

By Emily on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in Diamond, Engagement Rings, Informational. No Comments

If you’re part of the majority of people who select a diamond as their engagement ring center gemstone, you’re going to want to pay attention to this week’s blog post. Selecting a diamond is one of the most important steps when it comes to creating an engagement ring. There’s a lot to consider during the… Read More


Why Are Diamonds Important?

By Emily on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in Diamond, Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

We all know diamonds are one of the most mesmerizing gemstones available, but what makes these gems truly exceptional? Their impact on the world is one that goes beyond adorning the fingers, ears, necklines and wrists of those fortunate enough to wear diamond jewelry.  More often than not, you hear all of the negative stories… Read More


Diamond Florescence: Good or Bad?

By Emily on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Diamond, Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Diamond florescence refers to the effect that ultraviolet light has on these gemstones. Much like when your teeth appear whiter when exposed to black light, diamonds can glow different colors (typically blue) when exposed to different types of ultraviolet light. Diamond florescence is a controversial topic among many jewelry and gemstone experts. Some believe that… Read More


10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy Diamonds Online

By Emily on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 in Diamond, Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Some people turn to the Internet when looking to purchase a diamond because they think they’re getting a better deal. But finding a cheap diamond online doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best value. Here are some of the reasons why you should avoid purchasing diamonds from an online retailer. Not all diamonds are the same. You may… Read More


Natural vs. Lab-Grown Diamonds

By Emily on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 in Diamond, Informational. No Comments

Due to recent advances in technology, lab-grown diamonds are becoming more prevalent in the gemstone market and an increasing number of people are taking interest in these man-made gems. Unlike natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are created in a controlled setting, but have the same chemical composition and physical appearance as natural diamonds. Some people find lab-grown diamonds… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Diamonds

By Emily on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 in Commonly Asked Questions, Diamond. No Comments

Where do diamonds come from? Diamonds are formed about 90 to 120 miles below the Earth’s surface when extreme heat and pressure transforms carbon into the precious gemstone we all know and love today. The diamonds are then brought to the surface by volcanic pipes known as kimberlite pipes. How long have diamonds been around?… Read More


How to Identify a Particular Diamond

By Emily on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 in Diamond, Gemstones, Informational, Ring Care, Uncategorized. No Comments

There may be a unique code inscribed on your diamond and you probably didn’t even realize it. When determining the grade of a diamond, GIA diamond graders also use a micro-laser to inscribe a unique number specific to only that diamond. The inscription occurs on the diamonds girdle, the thin layer dividing the top and bottom portion… Read More