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Practical Advice for Hopeless Romantics on Love & Diamonds

13.11.2021

Fancy Colored Diamonds To Avoid

Dreaming of a fancy colored diamond ring? Get the low down on fancy colored diamonds, what to look for, and what to steer clear of in our go-to guide.

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    Fancy Colored Diamonds To Avoid

    Fancy Colored Diamonds To Avoid

    13.11.2021

    Dreaming of a fancy colored diamond ring? Get the low down on fancy colored diamonds, what to look for, and what to steer clear of in our go-to guide.

    What is a Brilliant Cut Diamond?

    What is a Brilliant Cut Diamond?

    8.11.2021

    Don’t be confused by diamond terms! Learn everything you need to know about brilliant cut diamonds, modified brilliants, step cuts, round brilliants, and more.

    Carat Weight Showdown: Moissanite Stone V. Diamond

    Carat Weight Showdown: Moissanite Stone V. Diamond

    21.8.2021

    Are moissanite stones the same size and carat weight as diamond? Learn how they measure up with a carat weight comparison and moissanite stone sizes.

    Charles and Colvard: Worth the Moissanite Upcharge?

    Charles and Colvard: Worth the Moissanite Upcharge?

    16.7.2021

    Which moissanite is the best? Discover the differences between Charles and Colvard Forever One moissanite and Harro Gems moissanite.

    Who’s Wearing an 8 Carat Diamond?

    Who’s Wearing an 8 Carat Diamond?

    2.7.2021

    Meta: Wondering what an 8 carat diamond will cost you? Check out the biggest celebrity engagement rings and how to get the look for less.

    6 Square Diamond Rings We’re Obsessing Over

    6 Square Diamond Rings We’re Obsessing Over

    25.6.2021

    Shopping for square diamond rings but don’t know where to start? See the Asscher, princess, cushion and radiant diamond engagement ring styles we’re obsessed with.

    How to Shop for a Salt and Pepper Diamond

    How to Shop for a Salt and Pepper Diamond

    4.6.2021

    Looking for a salt and pepper diamond engagement ring? This alternative style is natural and unique and we’re here to show you how to shop for them.

    Don’t Let Diamond Fluorescence Ruin Your Engagement Ring

    Don’t Let Diamond Fluorescence Ruin Your Engagement Ring

    21.4.2021

    If you’re shopping for a diamond you’ve most likely heard that some fluoresce i.e glow blue under UV light and when you go outside. But what is diamond fluorescence, and is it a good or bad thing?

    Here’s Why Pave Diamond Bands are Always in Style

    Here’s Why Pave Diamond Bands are Always in Style

    20.3.2021

    If you’re interested in a little extra sparkle, who isn’t, you’ll want to know more about pavé. Pavé is the french word for “paved.” Pavé settings are decorated with small diamonds that literally pave the band to give it nearly continuous sparkle.

    How to buy a 6 carat diamond ring without losing your shirt

    How to buy a 6 carat diamond ring without losing your shirt

    29.1.2021

    Oh, hello there, you marvelous lovebird—we see you surfing the internet waves in search of a 6-carat diamond ring. And we’re here for it. Who doesn’t want to rock a diamond the size of a (mini) gumball on their finger for, say, ever? But if you’re wondering just how much a 6-carat diamond ring is gonna cost you, you’re wondering the wrong thing my dear.

    Yellow Diamonds: They’re Prettier Than You Think

    Yellow Diamonds: They’re Prettier Than You Think

    22.1.2021

    Ahhh, yellow diamonds. Perhaps you’re thinking, ew. Like, isn’t yellow what you’re trying to avoid? And sure, if you’re going for colorless diamonds, that’s a thing. But yellow ain’t all bad. It can actually be pretty darn gorgeous, all warm and sunny and bright.

    How to Buy a Pink Diamond Ring That Won’t Break the Bank

    How to Buy a Pink Diamond Ring That Won’t Break the Bank

    22.12.2020

    Like the ultimate frosé, pink diamond rings are inherently blush-inducing. Not to mention the J.Lo factor of having a giant gumball on your well-groomed digits. But even if you’re not a half-time headliner, fancy pink diamonds can make for a head-turning take on your own engagement ring.

    The Allure of Vintage Engagement Rings & Antique Diamonds

    The Allure of Vintage Engagement Rings & Antique Diamonds

    17.12.2020

    We are a generation of early adopters. The first to jump on the bandwagon of every new fashion trend or tech gadget to hit the market. We want it new and we want it now. Except when we don’t.

    GIA report check — what it won’t tell you

    GIA report check — what it won’t tell you

    11.12.2020

    Most of us have learned, through a lot of trial and error, that what’s good on paper isn’t always what’s best for us. After all, some of our best qualities can’t quite be put into words. Well, the same goes for diamonds.

    5 Things You Need to Know About Old Mine Cut Diamonds

    5 Things You Need to Know About Old Mine Cut Diamonds

    6.12.2020

    Sometimes, old stuff is just old. It’s dusty, and worn, and just plain past its prime. But then there’s the hidden treasures. Like scoring the Gucci or Prada buried deep in the racks of your favorite thrift shop, finding an antique diamond you love is a mission not for the faint of heart.

    The lowdown on the different types of diamonds

    The lowdown on the different types of diamonds

    22.11.2020

    Look, you’re here, so clearly you’re curious. But perhaps you’re thinking, how many different types of diamonds could there really be? Isn’t a diamond just a diamond? Oh, my sweet, sweet darlings, I truly hate to burst your bubble, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    Is the Marquise Diamond Dated or Darling?

    Is the Marquise Diamond Dated or Darling?

    13.11.2020

    It’s nothing new in the world of fashion for things to have a major moment and then suddenly feel “so yesterday”—only to have them pop back up 20 years later. After all, what goes around comes around. Over and over and over again. So if you’re thinking “ooooh, marquise diamonds are so outdated” you’re not wrong. You’re also not right.

    5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy A Radiant Cut Diamond

    5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy A Radiant Cut Diamond

    13.11.2020

    School House Rock, Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever…and yes, the radiant cut diamond. The late 70s were full of awesomeness, and this unique diamond cut is no exception. Invented in 1977, the radiant diamond was the first rectangular diamond cut to feature brilliant facets, a whopping 70 of them, in fact (for reference, today’s round brilliant only has 58).

    Everything you Know About Diamond Cut Grades is Wrong (the Fancy Shape Edition)

    Everything you Know About Diamond Cut Grades is Wrong (the Fancy Shape Edition)

    12.11.2020

    Ahh, cut grade. The most important—and most confusing—of the 4 Cs. Color, clarity, carat weight, those all make, well, common sense. But cut grade? Cut grade is confusing. I mean, is it about the shape of the diamond? The proportions? The sparkle? All of the above? Exactly.

    The 5 Types of Diamonds You Should 100% Avoid

    The 5 Types of Diamonds You Should 100% Avoid

    3.11.2020

    What types of diamonds should you avoid? What about bad diamond inclusions and good diamond cuts? Education and engagement rings, all in one place.

    6 Tips to Get The Best Eternity Band for Any Budget

    6 Tips to Get The Best Eternity Band for Any Budget

    16.9.2020

    Ahhh, eternity bands. From their origin as a symbol of everlasting love to the blinged-out fingers of a generation of Real Housewives, eternity bands have captured the attention of nearly every segment of jewelry lover. And who can blame us? An endless row of diamonds is, well, everything. But also, kind of sounds expensive, right? Whether you’re shopping for a solo band, a match for your engagement ring, or a modern stack, we’ve got the lowdown on how to get the best eternity band without busting your budget.

    5 Reasons Not to Buy a Pear Shaped Diamond

    5 Reasons Not to Buy a Pear Shaped Diamond

    31.7.2020

    It’s no secret we have a thing for diamonds around here. But the pear shape? It’s always been a bit of a bummer. For one thing, finding a well-cut pear shaped diamond is like chancing upon a needle in a haystack. They’re short and stubby, too stretched out with flat sides, their supposed-to-be-smooth curves are lumpy and bumpy, or they’re rocking the world’s cheesiest bow tie.

    How to Buy a 4 Carat Diamond Ring for Less Than 20K

    How to Buy a 4 Carat Diamond Ring for Less Than 20K

    3.7.2020

    The bigger the diamond, the more beautiful, right? Wrong. There’s SO MUCH more to a sparkly diamond than its size—like cut quality, color, clarity, etc. If you’re reading this, you’re probably already reciting the 4 Cs in your sleep. Besides, all sizes really can be beautiful.

    4 Practical Reasons to Buy a 5 Carat Diamond Ring

    4 Practical Reasons to Buy a 5 Carat Diamond Ring

    2.7.2020

    First of all, no matter how many carats you buy, there’s nothing truly practical about a diamond ring. Diamond rings are about love, and display, and luxury. Practicality has nothing to do with it. That said, if you’re in the market for a sizable sparkler, then we’re here to help. A purchase of that size isn’t made lightly, so we’ve compiled a few positive affirmations to help convince you—or, you know, whoever is footing the bill.

    You should absolutely take off your diamond ring when doing these five things — summer 2020 edition

    You should absolutely take off your diamond ring when doing these five things — summer 2020 edition

    2.7.2020

    Wondering whether you should be wearing your diamond ring on vacation? Everything you need to know to care for your new jewelry.

    5 Reasons Not to Buy an Emerald Cut Diamond

    5 Reasons Not to Buy an Emerald Cut Diamond

    7.6.2020

    Let’s reflect on the emerald cut diamond for a minute. Its mirror-like facets and regal stature. Its celebrity following—I mean, J. Lo, Beyoncé, Amal Clooney, that’s a bridal party we want to be a part of. Did we mention its understated elegance? All seems like a pretty good pro list right? So, then, what could possibly be the cons?

    Is a 1 Carat Diamond Ring Right for You?

    Is a 1 Carat Diamond Ring Right for You?

    1.6.2020

    Diamonds are meant to be seen. To sparkle. To shine. They do their best work boldly, catching not only the light but everyone’s eyes. If we didn’t want them to be seen, why would we wear them at all? So sparkle matters, sure. But when it comes to picking an engagement ring, what about size? Is bigger really better? Is 1 carat enough?

    What a Diamond Color Chart Won’t Tell You

    What a Diamond Color Chart Won’t Tell You

    28.5.2020

    When it comes to diamond color, most of us aren’t talking fancy pinks and vibrant blues—though those are certainly out there and worth exploring—but rather, a range of 23 subtle shades of, well, nothing much. After all, how many different versions of “colorless” do we really need?

    Why VS1 Diamonds are Better than Flawless

    Why VS1 Diamonds are Better than Flawless

    14.5.2020

    VS1 diamonds are like the cardigan of clarity grades—warm, comforting, and risk-free. There’s plenty to love there, but if you’re still wondering what all the hype is about, you’re not alone.

    5 Reasons Not to Buy an Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

    5 Reasons Not to Buy an Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

    14.5.2020

    Oval diamonds would be the perfect diamond. That’s right. Would. Their elongated, finger-flattering shape. Their shallow cut that gives you more stone for your money. Unfortunately, ovals might just be too fancy for their own good.

    CVD Diamonds Aren’t Real Diamonds. Are They?

    CVD Diamonds Aren’t Real Diamonds. Are They?

    20.4.2020

    Today, despite the growing popularity of lab grown diamonds, when it comes to laying down some cold hard cash for one, there’s still plenty of confusion. This includes whether they are a simulant or a synthetic. But once you’ve waded through all that noise and realized they’re actually the same as natural diamonds, you’re faced with another fork in the road.

    How to Buy the Most Beautiful Pear Shaped Diamond

    How to Buy the Most Beautiful Pear Shaped Diamond

    11.4.2020

    Conjuring images of strength and shields, teardrops and hearts, a pear’s graceful, sweeping curves are punctuated by a single point, creating a unique, elegant choice. But is a pear shaped engagement ring right for you?

    The Sure Fire Way to Find an Eye Clean SI2 Diamond

    The Sure Fire Way to Find an Eye Clean SI2 Diamond

    10.4.2020

    Buying an SI2 clarity diamond might be the best deal you’ll come by, getting you more carat for your cash. But is balling on a budget worth it when it comes to what your eye beholds?

    Five Reasons Not to Buy a  Cushion Cut Diamond

    Five Reasons Not to Buy a Cushion Cut Diamond

    4.4.2020

    Buying a cushion-cut diamond is a bit like buying a mattress. Hear me out. Sure, you could buy a mattress online, and it shows up at your door, sleep savior it was meant to be. Right? Wrong.

    How are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

    How are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

    27.3.2020

    How are lab grown diamonds made, really? Are they all identical? Are they super cheap? Where are these labs? Read the truth.

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