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Wear Disposable Gloves? Info You Need Before You Buy an Engagement Ring

January 31, 2023 | 2:00pm

Whether you are  in the medical field or the food service industry, gloves are your everyday reality. You don’t want to worry about your engagement ring ripping your glove– you have enough things to worry about at work. Good news! You can have a gorgeous engagement ring that is also functional with gloves. Many gloved-professionals …

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ChatGPT: Helpful But Not Nuanced Enough for Diamonds

January 30, 2023 | 11:06am

Buying a diamond is an intricate and careful process. You want a diamond that offers brilliance and beauty without overpaying. Can ChatGPT help you discern a high-quality diamond from a mediocre one? Experts say that ChatGPT could alter the landscape of every business from computer programming to buying luxury watches.  Here’s what we know about …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Marquise Cut and a Three-Stone Setting for £4,000

January 24, 2023 | 1:30pm

As a worldwide site, we’re often contacted by readers located in the UK interested in getting our opinion on the best way to buy a diamond engagement ring.  As we’ve covered before in our guide to buying diamonds in London, buying diamond jewelry in the UK generally isn’t a great deal. Prices are significantly higher …

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Getting Your Engagement Ring Resized

January 19, 2023 | 3:21pm

There are many reasons why you might need to have your engagement ring or your wedding band resized. Maybe your partner planned a beautiful surprise proposal, and wasn’t exactly sure of your ring size. Or maybe your ring used to fit, but your ring size has changed over time (which is very common, by the …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Choosing a Fancy Color Diamond From James Allen

January 10, 2023 | 1:14pm

Every month, we receive hundreds of emails from readers interested in receiving our help with choosing a diamond. The overwhelming majority of these emails focus on white diamonds, or colorless diamonds.  However, we also receive a lot of messages about fancy color diamonds — diamonds that have a fancy pink, yellow, red, brown or other …

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January’s Birthstone: Garnet

December 29, 2022 | 4:00pm

Garnets are beautiful gemstones that have been loved and celebrated for millenia with a rich history. They symbolize light, vitality, courage and power. Throughout history they have adorned the necks of kings and queens and been worn for protection by warriors riding into battle. While garnets can be found in almost any color, the most …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Oval Diamond for a Yellow Gold Halo Setting for $10,000

December 27, 2022 | 2:00pm

As we’ve covered in our diamond buying guides, finding the perfect diamond is all about setting your budget, then understanding how the four Cs — and in particular, cut quality — influence the appearance and value of a diamond.  Unlike round diamonds, fancy shape diamonds aren’t graded for cut quality by the GIA, making this …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Finding a Pear Shaped Diamond for $15,000

December 20, 2022 | 2:00pm

Fancy shape diamonds, such as pear shaped diamonds, can be more challenging to purchase than the typical round brilliant cut. Part of this is because the GIA doesn’t provide cut grades for diamonds in these shapes, meaning more work is required to identify a nicely cut diamond. Recently, we received an email from a reader …

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