Diamonds – Birthstone For April

DiamondAries starts at the northern vernal equinox when the days and nights are equal length and marking the time of year that the sun takes over and days are to be longer than the nights in the northern hemisphere for the next half of the year. It is a time of year to celebrate the sun.

For centuries, diamonds have been coveted for their fiery sparkle like the sun, and for this reason, diamond is celebrated (more…)

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Engagement Ring Styles

diamond ringRegardless of what size, quality, and variety of stones chosen, the ring style is the most important decision to make when considering rings. Apart from showcasing personal style, they may serve accentuate center stones, make a woman’s fingers look slimmer, or complement skin tone. Here are some of the most popular styles and their features:

Solitaire

The most popular for its classic simplicity (more…)

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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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The Role Inclusions Play in Colored Gems

InclusionsMany people may hear “visible inclusions” and immediately get scared off. While this may be justified for diamonds, the colored stones market holds a completely different set of standards. This is because diamonds and colored stones owe their appeal to different factors; the most prized diamonds are high in clarity and display optical brilliance, while the most prized quality in colored stones is the (more…)

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Heart-Shaped Diamonds

Heart Shaped Diamond RingWhen you think of an engagement ring, many things may come to mind – love, commitment and loyalty. No cut is more romantic than the heart-shape to solidify this token of an everlasting bond. It is said that the fourth finger on your left hand has a vein that connects directly to the heart, how fitting to have a heart shaped diamond, as your beloved gives you his heart to link directly to yours.

For (more…)

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