Friday, August 19, 2016

Wedding Hacks to Help you Survive!

We are loving some of the wonderful infographics that can be found all over the internet. But the ones we like the best are about weddings, rings and parties!! Check out this one, it should help you keep yourself on track.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Anatomy of a Diamond

Buying a diamond is one of the more expensive and exciting purchases you'll make in your lifetime, so we want you to feel confident and knowledgeable going in to this purchase. So, we've put together the "Anatomy of a Diamond" to help you get a better understanding!

-Diameter: The diameter is the width of the diamond as measure through the girdle

-Table: The table is the width of the diamond as measured through the girdle

-Table Percentage: The table percentage is the value that corresponds to how the diameter of the table facet compares to the diameter of the entire diamond. For example, a stone that may have 50% table, has a table which is 50% wide as the diameter of the diamond. In terms of finding the table percentage of a round stone, gemologists usually need to calculate the table percentage by dividing the diameter by the the average girdle diameter.

-Crown: The upper part of the diamond that lies above the girdle. Crown determines the scintillation (sparkle) of the diamond, as well as the fire (dispersion).

-Girdle: Outer edge and the widest part around the diamond. Girdle forms a band around the stone and protects from chipping. It can add unnecessary weight to the stone.

-Pavilion: Lies at the bottom part of the diamond. It plays the most important role in determining brilliance. 

-Culet: Is the final facet to be polished on the diamond. It is a tiny final facet that diamond cutters often add at the bottom of the diamond's pavilion. It's purpose is to protect the tip of the pavilion from being damaged. Modern shapes very rarely have a culet. 

-Depth: Depth refers to the height of the stone from the culet to the table. Usually measured in millimeters. 

-Facet: Facets are the flat, smooth faces on the surface of the diamond. They allow light to enter the diamond as well as reflect off of it's surfaces from different angles. They aid is creating different colors and light.

To learn more, or play with our interactive diamond anatomy chart, check out our education pages!

Friday, August 5, 2016

August's Birthstone: Peridot

Peridot is said to be a cleansing stone, it supposedly fights against nightmares and keeps you feeling rejuvenated. Primarily, the peridot will promote ultimate wellness and stability within life. Those with August birthdays are lucky to have a stone that brings them so much clarity.

Be sure to peruse through our collection of peridot pieces; we have everything from pendants to rings. And you can always create your own look if you don't see something ideal enough!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Weekly Treasure Box- JeanShevy Designs

Check out our Weekly Treasure Box. Right now we have JeanShevy designs that are flawless and wearable!

JeanShevy was born of the desire and passion to make hand-crafted and unique jewelry that you won't find anywhere else.  From traditional stylings and old world vintage to trendsetting fashion and chic whimsy. We offer a wide range of creative pieces that will really make a statement. You will also find special occasion jewelry,birthstone month jewelry. Visit our other categories as well. All JeanShevy Designs jewelry is hand-made with pride in our quality and craftsmanship. Our settings are made with great attention to detail, from the design process to the casting of each piece. We use only natural diamonds and gemstones, each stone is hand selected and set with the utmost care and a discerning eye to ensure that your jewelry selection is well-made and exquisite.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Loose Diamonds!!

We are currently having a wonderful sale on Loose Diamonds! Which means you have the chance to save some serious money, while still getting a quality, stunning ring or piece of jewelry!

Simple pick your diamond and your setting, and then we will get you all set up. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Time Weddings!

As the days stay bright and lovely, and the hot summer sun bounces down on us; everyone I know is in full on wedding mode! Which, in short means there will handfuls of wonderful photos, tanned faces and some amazing decor.
We went and found some of our favorite wedding ideas from around the internet; and here are some of our fave ceremony and general summer wedding inspirations:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Shopping for Gifts Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

Did you know that DiamondWave can help you pick the absolute perfect gift for your special someone?? Well, it's true! We now have a special page dedicated to helping you pick out something wonderful, and within your price range! Check it out for the best deals on Gemstone Jewelry.