Jewelry Buying Tips

  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.  

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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. 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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  5. On Time: Best Timepieces for Mom

    On Time: Best Timepieces for Mom
    ...Because she always taught us the importance of being "on time". Celebrate mom with the perfect timepiece. If you’re not sure which to choose, don’t worry, we’ve laid out the perfect choice based on her lovable personality below.
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  6. The Perfect "Fit" For Mom: Mother's Gift Ideas

    The Perfect "Fit" For Mom: Mother's Gift Ideas
    Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. The old saying really does ring true. Choose pieces that can be worn regardless of size so that you aren’t left guessing whether or not the gift will fit. We put together a gift guide of “easy-fits” like bracelets, pendants & watches — if you see something you love, then click on the image to see more!
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  7. How Will It Look: Diamond Carat & Pearl Size Charts

    How Will It Look: Diamond Carat & Pearl Size Charts
    We’ve also created handy charts that let you compare all of the most popular diamond and pearl earrings sizes at once. Generally, the more carats a diamond is, or the larger the pearl, the more expensive it will be. But bigger isn’t always better. Try to get a feel for the size of earrings your wife usually wears. Are they small and dainty or big and flashy? Choose a size that best fits with her usual style.
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  8. Engagement Ring Buying Tips & Trends: How to Find the Ring of Your Dreams

    Engagement Ring Buying Tips & Trends: How to Find the Ring of Your Dreams

    Engagement ring shopping should be fun, but can be a bit overwhelming at the same time. That’s why we are here to guide you through the entire engagement ring buying process.

    We can’t wait to help you find your perfect match!

    You have so many relationship milestones ahead of you, but for many couples the first major step is buying an engagement ring. Whether you plan to shop together or on your own, there are many choices you’ll need to consider when selecting the engagement ring of your dreams.

     

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  9. To Shop Together or Not? Tips on Buying an Engagement Ring

    To Shop Together or Not? Tips on Buying an Engagement Ring
    The next step is to think about how you’re going to propose, and, of course, the engagement ring! Traditionally, choosing an engagement ring has been a job just for the guys. But times have changed, and more and more couples are choosing to shop for an engagement ring together. But which way is best? There are certainly pros and cons for each situation. Whether you choose to shop together or alone, we are here to guide you through the entire engagement ring buying process.
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  10. Your Month-By-Month Jewelry Checklist Guide

    The start of each year is a time of new beginnings, New Year’s resolutions and plans for how to be better in the coming months.  While thoughts of upkeep on your home, car and body may be top of mind; your jewelry collection is another asset that benefits from yearlong upkeep, care and special attention.  Follow our month-by-month guide for a checklist of ways to keep your jewelry in tip-top condition! 

    • January: Make Your Jewelry Resolution
    • February: Add a Heart, Make Something Special
    • March: Check Your Watches
    • April: Diamond Inspection Time
    • May: It’s Time to Redesign
    • June: Restring Pearls
    • July: Travel Tips (necklaces never tangle again!)
    • August: Cleaning The Right Way
    • September: Be Smart, Get Insured
    • October: Cash in Old Gold
    • November: What’s My True Size?
    • December: Get A New Shine

    Read below for details on each month with complete inspiration, ideas and how-tos!

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