Trend Alert: Antique Jewelry

The return of palazzo pants, bell bottom jeans, knit tops and floral headbands is a trend that has crossed over into the jewelry world; men and women around the world are adorning antique jewelry. Either as a way to honor heirlooms or in following the recent fad, people are wearing jewelry from the past or pieces that are inspired by old world designs and for good reason. Intricate styles and the blend of gems and diamonds with mixed metals make antique jewelry a true high-end fashion statement. Read more

How Light Affects A Diamond’s Appearance

The way a diamond is cut has a major impact on how it appears when light strikes it. A 10-carat diamond with a yellowish color and an emerald cut may not shine as brilliantly as a 1-carat diamond of the same color grade with a round brilliant cut. Indecisive on which cut to choose for your beloved or for the next piece to add to your collection? Let’s take a look at how light affects different cuts. Read more

Trends In Resetting Heirloom Stones

Trends in Resetting Heirloom Stones
and keeping your Mother-in-Law happy

There may be no greater sign of approval than getting an engagement ring that once belonged to your fiancé’s mother. Without dishonoring his family, keep your innocent and grateful personality going strong by suggesting a reset. Resetting the heirloom stone that is, to fit your style more without dividing families. Read on for tips on how to do this tastefully and within budget. Read more

A Series: Diamonds across the World II – Diamonds and Africa

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From the mines in Africa to sitting in our jewelry chest, diamonds have a long journey from their rough state to a polished one. A number of diamonds come from Africa and this continent has a long history of popular and controversial diamonds. Let’s take a look at how diamonds affected Africa throughout the years and how their production of diamonds has affected our lives! Read more