Ethically Sourced or Ethically Made?
At Frank Darling we take pride in sustainability and ethical sourcing. But, with all the terms and jargon, it can be difficult to know what it means and why it matters.
Our Favorite Looks From the 2019 Met Gala
There’s nothing we love more than Camp. The fetishization of the extreme, and the only kind of drama-laden, over-the-top excess that can make a ten-carat pink diamond necklace look, dare we say, restrained.
Meet the Designer: An Interview with Elise Coleman
I've loved to draw for as long as I can remember. I tried to take a more conventional path, since I'd grown up thinking artists had to starve, but ended up in art school anyway. I figured design was the best way to get a job.
Ring Engraving: The Do’s and Dont’s
Laser engraved rings have been popular for some time, and why not — it’s a beautiful and personal way to customize your ring and something we offer as a complimentary service to our customers.
Diamond Grading: What You Need to Know
How are diamonds graded? Why does it matter? How impartial is the process? What if a diamond is graded incorrectly? Are lab diamonds graded the same way as natural diamonds? This and more, below.
How Does the Diamond Concierge Work?
Selecting a diamond is a daunting task fraught with indecision, paralysis by choice, fear, second-guessing and the feeling you can’t quite scratch, that maybe the stone isn’t eye-clean or has a yellow tinge that you swear shows up under certain types of light.
Should I Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond?
Lab diamonds are rapidly gaining traction as an ethical, wallet-friendly alternative to their mined counterpart. In no particular order, these are some of the reasons we hear not to buy lab-grown. Let’s dive in.
How Couples are Paying for Their Engagement Rings
Should I pay for part of, or maybe even all of my own engagement ring? It’s a brave new question that modern women have started to ask themselves, and a topic Refinery 29 bravely raised in their spring edition.