Monthly Archives: March 2018

  • There's No Such Thing as A Free Lunch

    We’ve seen them before. Jewelry ads offering affordable, too-good-to-be-true pricing on closeout or “on-sale” diamonds. But we aren’t buying it. Or them. The seasonal sales and promotions frequently seen in stores aren’t applicable for many high-quality diamonds. And when we say high-quality, we’re referring to engagement rings with a center... Read Story
  • Public vs. Private Proposals

    At the end of last year’s World Series, Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros wasn’t just focused on celebrating a monumental victory with his team. Correa was also planning to pop the question to his now-fiance Daniella Rodriquez and ended up doing so in front of a national television audience... Read Story
  • How Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Created?

    Just how are lab-grown diamonds created? Think about it like that middle school experiment where you learned to grow plants under a light bulb. With some advanced knowledge of the Periodic Table to boot! As you’d expect, lab-grown diamonds are produced under laboratory conditions. The two artificial processes through which... Read Story
  • What You Need to Know About Buying Wedding Bands

    While the engagement ring gets all of the hype, a wedding band symbolizes “I do” until “death do us part.” It’s also your opportunity to choose a piece of jewelry that represents both of you and the unique style you share. Here are a few things you need to know... Read Story
  • An Arie-Proof Guarantee

    Don’t be an Arie. The Arie we’re referring to is Bachelor contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr., a Dutch-born American race car driver, and son of two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. He made national news earlier this month for proposing to 27-year-old publicist Becca Kufrin before breaking up with her to... Read Story
  • What is the Best Time of Year to Get Engaged?

    Do you know what the most popular time of year for engagements is? Truth is, there’s no bad time to pop the question, but some days lend themselves to proposing more than others. Here are seven popular dates to ask “will you marry me?” Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Christmas... Read Story
  • The Dark Side of Mined Diamonds

    Organic may be popular for your favorite foods, but there’s a steep price to pay when it comes to mining diamonds. While systems may be in place to ensure that the stone you see at retail was “ethically sourced”, there’s no sure thing out there. And you don’t want to... Read Story
  • Five Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring

    It’s a gift that’s just a little more than an inch wide, yet costs more than your monthly rent. It’s that trip overseas, a student loan payment and a sports season ticket, all rolled into one. No wonder why buying an engagement ring is one of the most daunting purchases a... Read Story
  • The Three Month Rule: Does it Exist

    Diamonds have become a cultural symbol of true love and commitment. During the Great Depression, a marketing campaign by DeBeers, the diamond cartel, pegged that a man should spend one month's salary on making such a gesture. Thankfully, we aren’t in a depression anymore, but as the economy improved, so... Read Story
  • Top 5 Romantic Proposal Ideas For 2018

    You got the girl and now it’s time to plan the proposal of her dreams. But, before you can plan anything, you have to figure out how you’re going to propose. The story of how you propose will be told over and over for years to come, so if there... Read Story

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