Repurposing Heirloom Jewelry for Engagement Rings: The Easy Guide for Beginners

Michael Fried
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Repurposing Heirloom Jewelry for Engagement Rings: The Easy Guide for Beginners

May 19, 2022 | 8:00am

One of the momentous moments in your life has arrived: your marriage proposal! It’s a time of celebrating the present, planning for the future, and honoring the past. What better way to evoke the timelessness of your commitment than with an heirloom engagement ring?  An heirloom engagement ring symbolizes attachment. It gives the wearer a …

Pear Shape Diamond Ring

Ask a Diamond Pro: Twisted Halo Setting for a Pear Shape Diamond

May 17, 2022 | 11:56am

Pear shaped diamonds have a unique, eye-catching appearance that can look fantastic in the right setting. Recently, we were contacted by a reader looking for help getting good value on a diamond and a matching halo setting. This reader originally planned to buy an emerald shaped diamond, but changed their mind and ended up choosing …

Big pear shape diamond ring

The Top 4 Ways to Make Your Engagement Ring Look Bigger

May 5, 2022 | 12:00pm

Looking for a ring that will leave your loved one speechless? One that will announce your engagement for you before you even have time to call the relatives? There are so many things to consider when selecting an engagement ring, but if you’re looking for a ring that will make a big impact, there are …

Cushion cut diamond

Ask a Diamond Pro: Upgrading to a 1.25 Carat Round or Cushion Cut Diamond

May 3, 2022 | 8:00am

From time to time, we receive emails from readers looking to upgrade their engagement ring to commemorate a special occasion, such as a wedding anniversary.  Upgrading a ring can be a fantastic way to mark an important date and give your partner a ring that’s even more special than before. Over the last few years, …

marquise cut diamond ring

Ask a Diamond Pro: Buying a Marquise Cut Diamond for $4,000

April 26, 2022 | 8:00am

Every week, we receive emails from readers asking for help buying diamonds in fancy shapes, such as the Marquise cut. We’re big fans of fancy shape diamonds. Not only do they look unique and interesting, but they can also offer exceptional value for money when they’re chosen carefully, making them a great alternative to the …

Diamond and sapphire earrings from Blue Nile

Choosing the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

April 21, 2022 | 9:34am

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and now is the time to find a gift that expresses all your love and appreciation for Mom. A jewelry gift is a wonderful way to make Mom feel beautiful and cherished, so we’ve put together our best tips to help you choose the perfect one for Mom …

Yellow gold solitaire diamond ring

Ask a Diamond Pro: How to Choose a 2 Carat Diamond for a Yellow Gold Ring

April 19, 2022 | 8:00am

Choosing a diamond is all about narrowing down your shape, then selecting high quality options for the four Cs. However, with larger diamonds, there are often additional factors that you’ll need to keep in mind to get the best deal.  We’re often contacted by readers looking for help choosing and buying diamonds in the 2+ …

Ask a Diamond Pro: Choosing a Diamond for a Rose Gold Pavé Setting

April 12, 2022 | 8:00am

When it comes to buying an engagement ring, many people start by picking out a diamond, then matching it with a setting. Others work backwards by choosing a setting they like, then picking a diamond that complements it beautifully. Recently, a reader contacted us asking for help choosing the right diamond for an engagement ring. …

12 Trend Inspired Birthstone Gifts for April 2022

April 7, 2022 | 8:00am

A symbol of eternity, strength, courage, and of course, love everlasting, April’s birthstone is none other than the queen of all precious stones: The Diamond.  Once found in the streams and rivers of India, diamonds have long captivated treasure hunters, inspired gift givers, and delighted wearers. According to legend, diamonds are said to bring good …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Buying a Round Cut Diamond Ring in Australia

April 5, 2022 | 8:36am

We frequently receive emails from readers located internationally, often in Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. In fact, a huge percentage of our reviews of diamond jewelry retailers is devoted to vendors located outside of the USA. This particular email comes from a reader in Australia looking for a round brilliant cut diamond …

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