History of the Asscher Cut

AsscherThere are many shapes to choose from when picking a diamond, and it all really comes down to personal preference and style. The Asscher shape is a step-cut stone, meaning its facets are long and rectangular, lending to its appearance a glassy shine and large flashes of brilliance.

The Asscher cut was named after the Asscher brothers who developed the original 58-facet cut in 1902. They were the (more…)

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Kate Bosworth Tweets Engagement Ring!

Kate BosworthActress and model Kate Bosworth revealed her engagement to director boyfriend Michael Polish by casually referring to him as her ‘fiance’ in a blog post for Vogue a few weeks ago. The couple started dating earlier this year and Michael proposed during a recent trip to South Korea. Following the big news, fans were surprised to see Kate sport a plain gold band on her ring finger in place of a typical (more…)

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Estate Jewelry

Estate RingEstate refers to something previously owned including anything from land to jewelry. This type of jewelry is often called vintage or antique. It may come from a variety of different eras such as Georgian or Victorian. They are rare, but this does not necessarily mean that these designs would be more expensive, just that they will be more unique. Estate jewelry is becoming especially popular in engagement (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Zircon

ZirconZircon is named after the element it contains, Zirconium. Zirconium is a shiny white-gray metal that looks like titanium. Its name comes from the Persian word Zargun meaning gold-like. It is not a well-known stone and is often confused with a similarly named stone Cubic Zirconia. However, these two stones are completely different. Zircon has a very different chemical composition and is a natural mineral.

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Biggest Ring in Bachelorette History

Big RingThis year’s Bachelorette finale showed off the biggest engagement ring ever given on the show. When Emily Maynard chose Jef Holm he got down on one knee and proposed. This 3.5 carat diamond engagement ring featured a 2.5 carat emerald cut diamond with 87 smaller round cut diamonds set around the main gemstone and the band. This ring is estimated to be worth over $150,000. The handmade creation of a (more…)

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Promise Rings

Promise RingPromise rings are an age old tradition of exchanging rings with a loved one to show your commitment to each other. The ring symbolizes a promise between two people. This promise is commonly for a future wedding or engagement, but can also be for friendship, purity or religion.Promise Ring

These rings date all the way back to the late 16th century. In this time period, when a man intended to get married but (more…)

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What Is A Synthetic Diamond?

Synthetic DiamondMany people wonder what the difference between natural and synthetic diamonds are. The most obvious difference between the two is that natural diamonds are found inside the Earth whereas synthetic diamonds are manufactured in a factory or laboratory rather than an mined underground. The common misconception is that these synthetic diamonds are ‘fake’. When in actuality the diamonds are still diamonds, (more…)

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Sapphires Don’t Only Sparkle Blue

Sapphire RingIt is a huge misconception that sapphires only consist of blue colored stones. This couldn’t be more false. Ever since the engagement of Princess Diana, the misconception grew further. Prince Charles gave Princess Diana a blue sapphire engagement ring, which is now on the hand of her son’s wife, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

Sapphires range in color from violet, green, yellow, orange, pink (more…)

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Million Dollar Headphones

Diamonds DreIn Madonna’s material world, anything and everything you can imagine can be bought. During the Super Bowl halftime show this past weekend, she performed with the popular party anthem duo LMFAO, with SkyBlu rocking a set of exclusive Beats by Dre headphones – worth a cool $1 million.

The headphones are a special collaboration between Beats by Dre and jewelry house Graff Diamonds, who crafted 114 (more…)

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