Review of the UGL Labs

Review of UGL Labs

Quite curiously, for an industry worth so much, diamond buying and selling don’t have too many regulations. Kimberley Process and conflict diamonds aside, there are actually very few rules on who can buy or sell diamonds. Nor are there any rules on the quality of the diamonds on offer. There are consumer laws which say…

synthetic diamonds

How To Identify Synthetic Diamonds

The fact is, we can’t, none of us. At least not by eye, and not even when using a 10x loupe. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be vigilant, especially if we truly prefer our diamonds to be completely natural. But this is where the problems really start. Because synthetic diamonds are completely natural in…

Vintage Platinum Engagement Rings

Given the current celebrity trend for engagement rings that contain large, impossible-to-ignore diamonds, it’s easy to forget that designs haven’t actually changed all that much in the last one hundred years. It’s true that the center stones today have increased in size as the relative wealth of the wearer has increased, but the basic style…