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


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


What You Need to Know About the Recent FTC Jewelry Guides

By Emily on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 in Informational, Precious Metals. No Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently released the final version of its Guides for the Precious Metal, Jewelry, and Pewter Industries (more commonly known as the Jewelry Guides). These recent changes impose new rules on how members of the jewelry trade can describe precious metals, pearl treatments, and lab-grown gemstones. So how do these… Read More