Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fall Wedding

We are so excited that fall is upon us; and we took it upon ourselves to find some of our favorite fall wedding ideas to help you stay inspired!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rings: Perfect Metal and Settings

We help buyers everyday to find the perfect metal and settings for themselves, their family member or partner; and it can be a tricky process! So, we have created a few tips and information pages that should help you start to think about the process, price and styles a little more critically!

On our education pages we can help you to figure out the difference between Gold, White Gold, Platinum and Palladium. As well as what kind of settings will work best for you and the style you are trying to create!! So be sure to check out more of our education pages to help you start to feel like an expert.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Weekly Treasure Chest

We are welcoming the beginnings of Autumn with some wonderful pieces in our weekly treasure chest. With the fast approaching holiday season, it's never to early to think about some pieces that you can wear for all occasions; even that fancy holiday party! So be sure to check out some of our wonderful, classic and timeless pieces of jewelry. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Birthstone: Sapphire

They gorgeous little stone is full of royalty and wisdom; and remnants of this stone can be traced as far back as the bible. And thus is said to be full of spirituality and strength. So, the lucky lifers in September have quite the history and symbolism behind their stone.

Shop our sapphires here

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!