Most people are familiar with the rhyme “Something old, something new something borrowed, something blue”, and the fact that it is associated with a wedding, specifically with the bride on her wedding day and things she should carry about her person to bring good luck.
Category: General Knowledge
Alternative Engagement Ring Styles of 2017
For designers, one of the most frustrating things about working in a truly global marketplace is that fashions never seem to stick around very long before trends move on to something else, but this phenomenon is also one of the most exciting things about it as well. It means that people can express their individual…
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,…
The Guide to Colored Diamonds
The 4Cs of diamond grading are Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat. The first of those, Color, is based on how clear or “white” the diamond is, with no color at all actually being the most desirable color. However, there comes a point where diamonds which contain color become desirable. Partly because of the unusual effects…
Should Women Propose To Men?
This is a question which comes up more often than you might think, but what is the correct answer, if indeed there is one?
Do Ethically Sourced Diamonds Cost More?
It would be great to think all diamonds are ethically sourced but, unfortunately, they’re not. Conflict diamonds are the most common source of non-ethical diamonds, but it’s by no means the only one.
What If The Ring Is Over My Budget?
Whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring, a car, a TV or anything that can’t be bought with the loose change in your pocket, you will usually have a limit to the amount you want to spend. The key is knowing how flexible that budget is.
What are ‘conflict diamonds?’
The term “conflict diamond” doesn’t accurately describe what such diamonds really are. Another name is “blood diamond”, which goes some way to painting a clearer picture, but both phrases are often misunderstood.
Diamond Rings and The Pawn Industry
We sincerely hope it never gets to the stage where you have the need to sell your diamond ring, but life comes at you very fast sometimes, and you may have good reason for finding a buyer. Today, of course, there are many outlets for buying and selling any kind of item, including diamond rings.…
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…