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Best Online Engagement Ring Stores

The beauty of the internet is that everything – and we mean everything – is but a few mouse-clicks away. Of course, that includes engagement rings. But how do you know which online stores are great and which maybe aren’t so good? As with anything, when you buy without seeing the item, or without the…

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Blue Nile Review

There’s an old English saying which goes “If you want to know the time, ask a policeman”. It basically means if you want to know something, ask someone who will know. Nowadays, with the internet being universally accessible, many “facts” come from self-appointed experts. Buying diamonds and diamond jewelry is no exception. There are lots…

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…

Review of James Allen

James Allen Review

James Allen is a just a little bit different from many New York jewelers. It’s rare that any company has had the impact that they have had on their chosen market. Founded only in 2006, and so pointedly without the history of many jewelry houses, James Allen has become one of the biggest diamond names…

Black Diamonds vs. White Diamonds

What we generally think of as diamonds, the largely clear, glass-like precious stones that have been many a girl’s best friend are actually white diamonds. Although not actually white, of course, this is the color name used for all clear stones in the world of jewelry. Diamonds come in a surprisingly wide range of colors,…