Rose Cut Diamonds

By Emily on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 in Diamond, Informational. No Comments

Lovers of vintage inspired jewelry can’t get enough of rose cut diamonds. The cut, which dates back to the 1500s, features anywhere from three to twenty-four facets. Like their name implies, rose cut diamonds resemble the unfolding petals of a rose bud. Most popular during the Georgian and Victorian eras, rose cut diamonds lack the… Read More


Earring Stud Settings

By Emily on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 in Informational. No Comments

When looking to purchase either diamond studs or colored gemstone studs, you’ll not only have to decide what size gemstone you’d prefer, but also the type of setting you’d like the gem to be placed in. Here are the four most popular types of earring stud settings: Classic 4-Prong: Also referred to as a basket… Read More


Cold-Averse Gemstones

By Emily on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

With possible record breaking cold temperatures looming in our near future, we thought we would take the time to make note of a few gemstones that should be left safely at home during these frigid days. Certain gemstones are sensitive when it comes to rapid temperature change, meaning that these gems can fracture when worn… Read More


Types of Jewelry Finishes

By Emily on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 in Custom Design, Informational, Precious Metals, Uncategorized, Wedding Bands. No Comments

Jewelry finish, or jewelry texture, refers to the exterior surface treatment applied to a jewelry piece. Most commonly seen in wedding bands, finishes can transform ordinary jewelry into something extraordinary. The different finishes can be applied to a variety of different metals including white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, sterling silver, or stainless steel…. Read More


Cremation Diamonds: Real or Scam?

By Emily on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 in Informational. No Comments

For many individuals, the loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging things they’ll ever have to face. Losing someone important can suddenly cause your life to feel like it’s in a constant state of turmoil. This is why some people choose to incorporate the remains of their loved one into something… Read More


The State of Diamonds in 2018

By Emily on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 in Diamond, Informational. No Comments

Are diamonds actually rare? Is lab-grown better than natural? Are “conflict diamonds” still a thing? Will the price of lab-grown diamonds continue to decrease over time? Here’s everything you need to know about the diamond industry in 2018. 1. Natural diamonds are getting rarer every day. Diamond-bearing kimberlites, which are underground volcanic pipes where most… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Tourmaline

By Emily on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world does tourmaline come from? Tourmaline deposits can be found in various locations around the world including the United States, Brazil, and Africa. Both Madagascar and Afghanistan are known for producing fine red tourmaline. What color are tourmalines? Tourmaline can occur in any color. In fact, it has one of the widest color ranges… Read More


South Sea Pearls

By Emily on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

With incomparable beauty and intrigue, it’s no wonder why South Sea pearls are the most valuable pearls in the world.  Here are some interesting facts surrounding these gorgeous gems. Silver-Lipped South Sea Pearls South Sea pearls develop from a special type of oyster called the Pinctada maxima. The largest oyster used in pearl production, the… Read More