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  • Diamonds are for love, not investing

    It’s time we had the talk. Are you thinking about buying an engagement ring? You obviously love your partner very much. You want her to be impressed by your display of affection. You want her (or him) to brag to their friends about the ring you just gave her. But do you view... 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, wedding bands symbolize “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. No... 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 mined diamonds you see at retail was “ethically sourced”, there’s no sure thing out there. And you don’t want... 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 romantic 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... Read Story
  • Do Women Care If Their Diamond Is Lab-Grown?

    You’ve likely heard differing opinions on the quality and value of lab-grown diamonds, but the truth is that when it comes to lab-grown diamonds vs. mined diamonds, there is no “better.” They both produce beautiful, high-quality gems, each with an intriguing history, that represent the best feeling in the world... Read Story
  • 6 Engagement Ring Trends Taking Over In 2018

    From simple solitaires to new twists on the classics, 2018 is shaping up to offer some of the most unique engagement rings we’ve seen in a while. Whether you’re shopping for the love of your life or looking for rings to add to your engagement ring-spiration Pinterest board, here are the... Read Story

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