Oct 04 2017
Do you or your partner long for a ring that's unlike all those cookie-cutter engagement rings on the market today? It's simpler (and less expensive!) than you think to get a unique engagement ring custom designed to suit your tastes and budget!
Jul 13 2016
It’s summer, and one of the best ways to cool off is to jump in a nice refreshing pool with sparkling blue water! But please, take off your jewelry before you do. Not only will this help in keeping your metal and gems sparkly by getting them away from sunscreen and other residues, it will keep them out of certain chemicals that do not get along well with the alloys in gold.
Jul 11 2016
With so many online retailers, diamond prices are more transparent than ever. Or are they? A one carat round brilliant SI1 clarity G color GIA-certified diamond, for example, can range from around $4200 to $12,000! And those numbers only represent three different websites. While some of the difference is bound to be in the different companies’ markups, there are also ‘hidden’ differences in the quality of diamonds that would seem at first glance to be identical. In this post, let’s bust some myths and uncover the pitfalls of getting a deal on a diamond.
Apr 04 2016
I was notified recently that my entry for the international design competition at Baselworld 2016 won the Silver Award for jewelry. The massive annual jewelry and design convention is held in Basel, Switzerland. I call my entry "The Duchess," which is a rose and white gold ring featuring a large oval rhodolite garnet and almost a full carat of diamonds.
Mar 29 2016
So, in another post we talked about the four ‘c’s of diamond buying: carat, cut, color, and clarity. In this post, let’s focus more on cut. For diamonds, cut refers both to the shape of the stone and to a set of measurements and percentages that determine how close a particular diamond is to the ideal that has been established over centuries of lapidary innovation. (Lapidary refers to the art of cutting and polishing gemstones.)