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Round Brilliant Cut: A History of the Classic Diamond Cut

Choosing a truly timeless diamond ring you can wear forever is simple, if you’re familiar with the round brilliant. This elegant, fashionable and majestic diamond jewelry cut is deceptively unassuming, but once you discover the fascinating history of this beloved gem, you’ll see it’s the perfect representative for lasting true love. In the Beginning Hailing […]

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All About July Birthstone Ruby

Ruby has ben the world’s most precious gem for thousands of years. That’s right: before the diamond, the ruby ruled all. Even the Bible places rubies above all, the most precious of the 12 stones created by God, and mentioned by Job (re: wisdom is more precious than…) and placed on Aaron’s neck. In ancient Sanskrit, […]

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Does My Diamond Need a Certificate?

This week, we’ve covered each of the 4 C’s. It’s a little known, but important fact, however, that there are 5 C’s. The last one that most people don’t bother with is Certificate. And it doesn’t impact a diamond’s appearance like the other 4 C’s, but you can bet your bottom dollar it affects a […]

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2015 Summer Jewelry Trends

New design trends in jewelry continue to impact the fine jewelry industry, or is Couture re-inventing vintage designs? Even our lust for Swarovski crystals is moving them from couture to exquisite fine jewelry designers. The jewelry fashion world hubs, like Dubai, are celebrating sensation Farah Khan, an Indian jewelry designer who features bold gemstones paired with […]

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Some of The Most Expensive Jewelry in the World

We’ve seen some pretty incredible pieces of jewelry in our day. With the many jewelry shows we attend and our obsession with following the best of the industry on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, we see stunning jewelry every single day. And that’s before we even take a peek into any of our own showcases! And […]

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Can’t Pass up Bypass Rings

Bypass rings, a style that has the two shanks of a ring crossing over one another, rather than meeting to complete the circle, are one of our favorite styles. This edgy twist on a ring is a gorgeous way to show of stones and unique architectural designs. The bypass ring, far from a modern trend, […]

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Beyond Macaroni Necklaces: The Ideal Little Girl First Jewelry

Little girls love playing dress up in macaroni necklaces, plastic bangles and sticker earrings. Not only is it fun, it’s good practice for showcasing their personal style. Pretty soon all that practice will pay off and your little girl will be ready for her first real jewelry. A young lady’s first piece of quality jewelry […]

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Spotlight On: May Birthstone Emerald

No other gem captures the freshness of spring quite like the rich green emerald and May babies are lucky to claim it as their birthstone. The first emeralds were discovered in Egypt around 330 BC. The powerful, and remarkably beautiful, Cleopatra was fascinated with the green stones. Emeralds, which symbolized fertility and prosperity, represented exactly […]

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Buzzfeed's Engagement Ring Diagrams That Will Make Your Life Easier

This listicle is a fun piece that rounds up some helpful inforgraphics and diagrams for engagement ring shopping. However, they aren’t without flaws. A few of the diagrams gave us pause – they need clarification to truly make your life easier. That’s why we’re here! Ring Sizing The biggest issue here lies with the string trick. […]

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New Twists on Mother's Day Gifts

Spring is in the air which means Mother’s Day is not far away (May 10th, everyone.) By now you have learned that you do not want to put Mothers’ Day off to the second. In order to get Mom a truly unique and special gift you should put some time and thought into just the […]

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More Amazing Aquamarine Facts

On Monday we shared a few of the reasons why we love aquamarine, March’s blue birthstone. And when we’re not admiring and acquiring huge aquamarine cocktail rings, we’re still struck by the beauty of this birthstone. It really is one of our favorites, up there with September’s sapphires, May’s emerald, and of course April’s diamond. […]

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How to Buy Pearls

Buying pearls may be a lost art. While pearls still maintain their status as a jewelry wardrobe staple, they’re not the neck-uniform de riguer. And that’s fine. But we’re still suckers for an amazing South Sea pearl and diamond choker, massive pearl drop earrings, an elegant opera length Mikimoto strand (or three.) Mother of pearl […]

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Diamonds are Treasures: But What about the Other Precious Stones?

As with beauty being in the eye of the beholder, so the value of different precious stones lies in the perceptions of the buyer. While diamonds are a common favorite of most women today, that is due in part to very successful marketing efforts in the 20th century. Over the years many other stones have been […]

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Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

Today we celebrate a momentous occasion, the birthday of one Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The brunette beauty ran away with our hearts (and Prince William’s) so many years ago, and cemented her stature in the jewelry hall of fame when she said “Yes!” to Will’s proposal and his late mother, Diana’s engagement ring. It was […]

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2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Think of the color of deep red wines, the exciting sparkling visual satisfaction of their pomagranate red/brown tones, the perfect color, marsala, to develop the foundation of our spring 2015 fashion color palette. This is the time of year when jewelers and vendors for high-end luxury jewelry, leather bags, and shoes are busily coordinating their […]