Friday, October 21, 2016

Out with Pumpkin Spice Lattes and in with Pumpkin Weddings!!

Okay, so we always love the time of month when we can research different wedding trends!! And thanks to Pinterest and Brit+Co., there is never a shortage of ideas!!

This month we fell in love with some clever pumpkin inspired decorations for October Weddings!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Jewelry buying made easy!

Okay, people...buying jewelry isn't easy. And no matter how many commercials you see on the TV or  ads you hear on the radio when you're driving to work can make that change! And while picking the perfect piece of jewelry out can seem daunting and scary (because, hello, it's a lot of money and you want to make a good impression on the recipient!), DiamondWave is attempting to make the buying process go a little smoother. 

So, instead of bombarding you with options and letting you wade through hundreds of settings and styles and prices; we simply created a new place on our website called The Gemstone Jewelry Gift Finder! As soon as you start, you can just narrow down your search, peruse through photos and get a good idea of what you're buying. Go check it out today for some great pieces at a fantastic price!!

Friday, October 7, 2016

October's Birthstone: Opal and Tourmaline

Well, those who have birthdays native to the month of October are some lucky individuals! These people have not one, but two different birthstones.

The Opal is called the "Queen of Gems", as each opal is ridiculously unique. Opals come in a variety of colors and at one point the lore surrounding opals was that that opal could distinguish your company between friend and foe. The tale says that the opal will pale in the presence of  foe and darken when nearer to a friend.

Tourmaline is usually electric blue and is extremely valuable and rare. The coloring itself is rare enough that you won't find that shade in any other gemstone!

Use our Gemstone Birthstone Jewelry section on the website to help find a great birthstone piece! This month, we have some wonderful pink Tourmaline!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Getting comfortable with Carats

A carat is one of the "4 C's of Diamonds" (including carat, color, clarity and cut) and a carat is basically the unit of measurement used to describe the weight of an individual diamond! The word 'carat' derives from the carob tree, where tiny seeds of the tree are known for their uniformity and consistent weight. 

Traditionally, diamonds and gemstones were weighted in comparison with the seeds of the carob tree until a standardized system was established. A 1-carat was then fixed at .2 grams. 

1-carat is divided into 100 points, just like a dollar is divided in to 100 pennies! A diamond weighing one quarter is then described as 25 points or .25 carat or 1/4 carat. 

To check out a nifty visual aid, hop on over to the Carat Information page, it'll help you get an idea of the size of gems at different carats!

We like it when our customers have questions about the products they are buying, and so we have a handful of education pages on our website. These were designed with the idea that it will help buyers feel more confident and happy with their purchases! 

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.