Determining The Origins Of Your Diamonds

Proposing To A Socially Conscious Bride-To-Be? Make Sure Your Diamonds Are Conflict-Free The average cost of an engagement ring rose to 56% in 2018, with typical spend valued at $7,829. Of all the engagement rings given, 71% of them were set with diamond as the main stone. Beloved, beautiful and timeless, diamonds are the quintessential gems for couples who want to tie the knot. Unfortunately, diamonds may also be the source of conflict, misery and unfair treatment. If you’re popping the question soon, there are several ways to ascertain whether the jewelry you choose for your special someone is conflict-free or ethically sourced....

How to Care for Your Engagement Ring

You're engaged! Congratulations! For most, the engagement ring is their first "real" piece of jewelry they've ever had. As a result, you may be nervous about how to care for it. Diamonds and gemstones are pretty straightforward. Even through they are hard stones set in metal, they still need special care to look their best. Part of that care is regular attention from a jeweler, as well as from their owner. These quick tips should help you understand basic diamond maintenance. Have your ring inspected twice a year by your jeweler to make sure the setting is still very secure, and...

How to Update Inherited Jewelry

Often, heirlooms (usually jewelry) are handed down between generations. It is a wonderful custom to share valuable pieces between grandmother, mother, and granddaughter.   But, the downside of this wonderful custom is that sometimes, certain eras can have dramatically different styles than the time period after them.   There's no reason you should be wearing around an outdated piece of jewelry, or worse yet, NOT wearing a piece that was in your family because it's not your style, or just doesn't fit you. Some jewelry shops have sprung up recently online, where you send in your family's piece, and have the...