Amber Smetana

  1. Lab-Grown Diamonds Vs. Mined Diamonds: What you should know

    Lab-Grown Diamonds Vs. Mined Diamonds: What you should know

    Are lab diamonds, real diamonds? YES! Are lab diamonds worth anything? YES!

    There has been a lot of debate regarding what a lab-crafted (also known as lab-created) diamond is and if it’s a “real” diamond. 

    Let’s dive into what sets these stones apart (or doesn’t) from naturally-mined diamonds. Of course, it’s a personal preference, but we don’t think lab-grown diamonds are a fad, in fact, we think they’re here for the long haul. Here are some of the facts so you can decide what’s best for you!

    What is a lab-grown diamond?

    The main difference between a lab-grown diamond and a naturally-mined diamond is simply the way it is created. A mined diamond is formed naturally deep beneath the Earth’s crust where temperatures and pressures are very high. These diamonds can only be mined when rare volcanoes erupt and bring them close to the surface.  

    We imitate that

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  2. Design My Own Custom Engagement Ring

    Design My Own Custom Engagement Ring

    Your love with your partner is unique and personal. It’s something only the two of you share, which means you probably want a unique engagement ring that reflects these defining principles.

    If you haven’t been able to find the perfect ring yet, it may be time for you to look into creating your very own customized engagement ring. 

    The task of creating a piece of jewelry from scratch may seem like a near-impossible task. We’re here to tell you that it’s not! With the help of professionals (and the combination of specific personal and industry research), creating a one of a kind ring for your partner will be easy. All you’ll have to worry about is how to ask them! 

    Read on as we break down everything there is to know about designing and crafting the perfect, custom engagement ring. 

     

    Things You Should Know Before Designing A Custom

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  3. Sizing Up: How to Find Her Ring Size

    Sizing Up: How to Find Her Ring Size

    Unsure of your or even your partner’s ring size? No worries, you’re not alone!

    Getting ready for the next step in your life [engagement] can be scary. Finding out her ring size doesn't have to be so tricky.

    Many individuals who make their way into the local jeweler (when purchasing or considering rings), ask to be properly sized by a professional. Luckily, while seeking out help from an outside source is an option, there are many ways to discover you or your partner’s very own ring size from the comfort of your home.

    To help you find your ring size, our diamond experts have created this complete ring size guide with a ring size chart, printable ring sizer, and even tips for measuring at home.

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  4. What is the Birthstone for November? | Citrine Birthstone Guide

    What is the Birthstone for November? | Citrine Birthstone Guide

    Learn about November's birthstone, Citrine. Whether you are a November baby or you know someone who is, read on as we dive into what makes this stone so incredibly special and why it’s beauty goes beyond its radiant look.

    Find out the meaning, what is symbolizes, and see this birthstone set in jewelry. 

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  5. Top 5 Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings Of 2019

    Top 5 Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings Of 2019

    There have been some hot celebrity couples get engaged this year and we can’t help but swoon over their engagement rings.

    Celebrity engagement rings are unique, over-the-top and flat out stunning.

    Below we give you the scoop on five of our favorite celebrity engagement rings of 2019 along with how you can show off the same style (without spending celebrity money).

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  6. Sapphire Birthstone Guide | History & Meaning

    Sapphire Birthstone Guide | History & Meaning

    September’s birthstone (the sapphire) is said to be one of the most sought after gemstones for the majority of human civilization.

    It represents qualities like sincerity, faithfulness and truth.

    One of the most romantic and royal stones on planet earth, the sapphire has earned itself quite the reputation. Read on to find out more about the sapphire’s important past and promising future.

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  7. Peridot Birthstone Guide | History & Meaning

    Peridot Birthstone Guide | History & Meaning
    Were you or a loved one born in August? If so, you may be familiar with the August birthstone, the Peridot. But did you ever wonder why this month is represented by the Peridot and what it means? Read on as we break down this glistening green stone and what makes it unique. From its extremely long past, to the stone’s reported healing properties, it’s truly one of a kind.
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  8. Top Personalized Jewelry Gifts for Any Occasion

    Top Personalized Jewelry Gifts for Any Occasion

    For a token so strong in meaning, how is it possible to then elevate a piece of jewelry to mean more (and spark pure magic)? 

    The answer is personalized gifts, and more specifically customized jewelry. Because what's more special and thoughtful than gifting that special someone (or yourself) a necklace, ring, or bracelet that's been engraved with their/your initials (or even zodiac sign)? Not much.

    Below, we’ve broken down 10 of the most recommended jewelry gifts to personalize!

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  9. What You Need To Know About Rubies, The July Birthstone

    What You Need To Know About Rubies, The July Birthstone

    Birthstones are a fun, prevalent and imaginative introduction to the world of gemstones. They appeal to audiences around the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or religion. Birthstones carry secrets, characteristics and lore that are unique to each gemstone.

    Ruby jewelry shines a profound & attractive red hue symbolic of the passion and energy. As the official birthstone of July, ruby has long been associated with life force. 

    Shopping for ruby, the July birthstone? Learn about its history, origins, and where they can be found in order to help you pick the right one for yourself or a loved one.

    Read on, as we divulge everything there is to know about the ruby and why it came to be the July birthstone.

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  10. The Meaning Behind Promise Rings & Why They’re An Important Next Step

    The Meaning Behind Promise Rings & Why They’re An Important Next Step

    What is a promise ring? While many have heard of the practice or know someone who may be wearing a promise ring alongside their partner, a lot of individuals admit they’re unsure of the purpose of promise rings and the significant meaning behind them.

    More than gifting a piece of jewelry, promise rings for couples (as well as individuals) symbolize a token of longevity and commitment.

    Read on to see if you, or you and your partner, could be ready to make the next big step and commit a promise.  

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