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What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

Natural, Earth-mined diamonds and diamonds that are created in a laboratory setting are chemically indistinguishable, only different in origin. Both of these are durable and beautiful, with the same sparkling light performance as each other. Where they differ is in their formation process.
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The 4 C'S of Grading

The 4 C'S of Grading

Defining the 4 C's of diamond quality.
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What do diamond clarity grades mean?

What do diamond clarity grades mean?

Natural diamonds are formed under the extreme heat and pressure from deep within the earth.  Due to this process of creation, diamonds will carry a unique set of birthmarks or freckles known in the jewelry industry as inclusions and blemishes.  Determining a diamond’s clarity is objectively grading the absence of these naturally occurring birthmarks.  
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When should I bring my jewelry in for professional maintenance?

When should I bring my jewelry in for professional maintenance?

Similar to how you care for your vehicle, a visit to the dealership isn’t necessary when a car wash is all you need most of the time. A routine of simple cleaning at home from month to month will do a lot when it comes to the care of your everyday jewelry like engagement rings and wedding bands.
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How to Clean Your Jewelry With Simple Household Products

How to Clean Your Jewelry With Simple Household Products

Between annual maintenance visits to have your jewelry professionally cleaned and polished, this simple cleaning method with household products is all you need for monthly care of your jewelry.  
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How To Take Care of Your Engagement Ring

How To Take Care of Your Engagement Ring

Congratulations on your engagement!!  This is an exciting time sure to be filled with all kinds of joy and plans for the future - from wedding details to how you and your partner will share a life together!  With a stunning new ring on your finger, you will want to take good care of the ring itself and ensure you will be able to show it off for decades to come!
5 Engagement Ring Ideas that are One of a Kind!

5 Engagement Ring Ideas that are One of a Kind!

An engagement ring is a very special purchase which will be worn for the rest of someone's life. Why wear something mass made that everyone has seen or anyone can get. We have compiled 5 cool ideas for one of a kind rings that would truly unique.
What is the difference between an Old European vs Old Mine Cut Diamond?

What is the difference between an Old European vs Old Mine Cut Diamond?

The terms Old European cut and Old Mine cut are commonly confused. The majority of diamond dealers are not versed in antique jewelry and often apply a blanket title of “old miner” to all antique diamonds. In actuality, Old Mine Cuts and Old Europeans are quite different.
When to Choose Vintage Inspired Jewelry Versus Original Vintage

When to Choose Vintage Inspired Jewelry Versus Original Vintage

What’s so great about something vintage inspired?  Wouldn’t the real thing be better? Well, yes and no. It depends on what “better” means to you! There’s no denying the romance of a true vintage piece, but when you’re investing in fine jewelry, there are a few other factors to keep in mind. In this article, I’ll lay out a few reasons why you might choose a vintage inspired piece, so that you can make an informed decision.
What is an Old Transitional Cut Diamond?

What is an Old Transitional Cut Diamond?

The transitional cut is a rare vintage cut that was being cut only for a few decades. Its rarity make some believe that it is just a legend since you will not find a GIA transitional cut in existence today. In the early 20th century, the European Cut was evolving and its evolution lead to the birth of the Transitional Cut.