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Here you will find comprehensive guides to help you through the process of buying a diamond engagement ring, taking care of your ring, selling your ring and other jewelry related topics like birthstone and gemstone ideas as well as guides to help find gifts for the holidays.

Everything you need to know about buying a diamond engagement ring ring can be found here.

  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBest Places to Buy Diamond Engagement RingsWe’ve visited and reviewed many diamond retailers, online and offline. In the process, we’ve come across several diamond engagement ring vendors that consistently outperform the competition. James Allen - Our favorite to recommend Blue Nile - Along with James Allen,Jan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Comparison of 10K, 14K, 18K and 24K GoldGold has been used for centuries and always had a deep meaning. This article will tell you everything you need to know about the different types of gold and what you should be looking for. If you are interested inJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondShould I Buy A Diamond Online?When shopping for a diamond or an engagement ring, you may wonder: Should I buy online or from a retail store? Overall, we’ve found that buying diamonds online is far better. Specifically, buying a diamond online is cheaper than buyingJan 23, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondCheap Engagement Rings: How to Find a Beautiful Diamond Ring for LessYou don't need to spend a fortune to get a stunning engagement ring. In fact, many people spend less than you'd think. According to data published in jewelry industry magazine Rapaport, around a third of couples spend $1,000 to $4,000,Jan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThe 9-Step Guide to Buying a DiamondWhy this Diamond Guide? One of our readers was working with Annie recently and asked her about this diamond from James Allen. Now her first reaction was that the diamond was stunning. but then she asked what setting it will goJan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondLooking for Diamond Parcels in the Far EastThe following exchange took place in April 2009.Oct 24, 2017
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondSkinny Band Engagement Rings Buyers GuideThin band engagement rings continue to gain popularity. Their slender design makes the diamond a brilliant focal point. Skinny band engagement rings, like this pave diamond setting from James Allen, offer a sophisticated appeal and a classic look. Before youJan 22, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhat's the Average Diamond Engagement Ring Size?Bottom Line Recommendation: If you turn to celebrity gossip to see what a typical engagement ring looks like, you may think this stunning ring from Blue Nile is what everyone is putting on their fiance's hand. That is certainly not the case.Jan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond6 Amazing Tips to Figure Out What Diamond Ring She WantsBottom Line Recommendation: Gathering information about what type of ring she wants (i.e. the setting, style, a diamond vs. a gemstone) will help immensely in your search for an engagement ring. Follow our expert tips in the guide below to visualize the ring ofFeb 01, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondRing Size Guide: How to Find Your Ideal Ring SizeBottom Line Recommendation: For the best ring size measurement, we recommend ordering a free ring sizer from either Blue Nile or James Allen. These ring sizer tools work better than paper and string which can both stretch—causing an inaccurate measurement.Jan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond12 Easy Hacks to Save Money on an Engagement RingBottom Line Recommendation: There are many factors to consider when buying a diamond ring. Some qualities are more crucial than others—and it's important to know the difference. Learn what to look for when it comes to Cut, Color and Clarity. Rather than guessingJan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhat are the Most Affordable Diamond Shapes in 2023?Bottom Line Recommendation When it comes to pricing, not all diamond shapes are equal. For the most part, shapes that use less of the rough diamond, such as the round brilliant cut, cost more per carat than shapes such  asJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondDesign your Own Engagement RingBottom Line Recommendation As we’ve explained in this article, we think you’re far better served by buying an engagement ring online than from a brick-and-mortar retail store. Not only will you get a lower price -- you’ll also find itSep 23, 2021
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondHow Much Should you Spend on an Engagement RingPreparing for your proposal is an exciting time and you want a beautiful ring to make it all happen (check out our tips on how to choose one). It's true that an engagement ring is one of the most specialJan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondHow to Buy a Diamond Engagement RingBottom Line Recommendation So long as you follow our advice balancing the 4C's, you will get great bang for your buck. For example, you will learn that will look virtually identical to once they are in the setting, but youJan 20, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhen is the Best Time to Buy a Diamond RingBottom Line Recommendation: Diamond sales and promotions can be found throughout the year and are offered by almost every jeweler in the industry. By choosing a high-quality, reputable vendor, like James Allen or Blue Nile, you'll receive excellent value fromJan 19, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondHow the Shape of a Diamond Affects its PriceMore than color, clarity or any other factor, the shape of a diamond has a massive impact on its appearance.  It also has a significant impact on its price. Although most people associate a higher price with a larger caratJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondChoosing an Engagement Ring to Suit Your HandNone of us are exactly alike. The perfect engagement ring for one person may not be so perfect for another. Some of the classic styles may fit everyone. For example, will be perfect on any woman’s hand. That is notJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEngagement Rings for Nurses and DoctorsShopping for engagement rings for nurses or doctors is no easy feat. As well as finding a diamond and setting your girlfriend will love, you need to take into account the conditions she works in every day. The ring needsJan 22, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThe Best Engagement Rings For Every Style of 2023Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: What setting style should I choose for an engagement ring?What metal is the best for engagement rings?Where is the best place to buy a diamond ring?When is the best time to buy anJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhich Diamond Cut Has the Most Sparkle?A diamond’s beautiful sparkle is its defining feature, instantly signaling to your fiancé-to-be that they’re wearing something that’s truly unique and special. Putting a in your engagement ring is a true show stopper. Diamonds are famous for their sparkle, orJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Guide to Ethical Diamond BuyingBottom Line Recommendation We will get into the specifics about whether you need to truly be concerned about ethical practices in diamonds or whether Leo's movie blew it out of proportion. There definitely are concerns, but there are also majorNov 28, 2022
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhat you need to know before buying a diamondBuying a diamond can be an extremely daunting task for the uninitiated. Along with educating yourself about all the different factors affecting diamond prices, equally important is learning how diamond sellers attempt to increase their profit margins by cheating the consumer.Jun 06, 2022
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond1 Carat Diamond Price & Buying Guide1ct round cut petite side-stone diamond ring in yellow gold from Blue Nile A wide range of 1 carat diamonds exist both in online markets and local diamond jewelry stores. Not only are there significant differences in beauty among theseJan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond1.50 Carat Diamond Ring Guide1.50ct round cut diamodn in a rose gold halo setting from Blue Nile Bottom Line Recommendation: If you’re looking for a large, beautiful engagement ring, a 1.5 carat diamond ring is a fantastic choice.  Like with all diamonds, 1.50ct diamondsJan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondAn Expert Guide to 2 Carat Diamond Rings2ct Petite pavé diamond engagement ring from Blue Nile If you’re looking for a 2 Carat Diamond Ring, several key components must be examined. Well cut diamonds of this carat are hard to come by, and require extra attention duringJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBuying a 2.50 Carat Diamond RingBottom Line Recommendation: If you’re looking for a large, elegant and impressive engagement ring, a 2.50 carat diamond is sure to make an impression. For a 2.50ct diamond, we recommend selecting a diamond that’s eye clean, with a clarity gradeJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThe Expert Guide to Buying a 3 Carat Diamond RingHere’s what we’ll cover in this article: How much does a 3 carat diamond ring cost?How large is a 3 carat diamond?What quality to look for in a 3 carat diamond?Where should I buy a 3 carat diamond engagement ringJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThe 4 Carat Diamond Ring Expert Buying Guide4.03ct Emerald cut diamodn in a two-row Channel setting from Abe Mor Bottom Line Recommendation: For 4 Carat Diamonds, we recommend only considering diamonds with an ideal cut or an Excellent grade cut on the GIA scale. Choose a diamondJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond5 Carat Diamond Ring Buying Guide5ct Fancy Yellow Princess cut diamond in a halo setting from Abe Mor Bottom Line Recommendation: We strongly recommend only considering 5 Carat Diamonds with an ideal cut or Excellent grade cut on the GIA scale. Be sure to purchaseJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond6 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring Guide6.29ct E VS2 Pear Shape Diamond Bottom Line Recommendation: If you’re in the market for a 6 Carat diamond ring, following certain recommendations on GIA or AGS-certified grades will ensure you get the best value for your purchase. We adviseJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Guide to 7 Carat Diamond RingsA stunning 7.05ct Emerald cut diamond in a custom split shank by Abe Mor Bottom Line Recommendation: 7 Carat diamond rings are extremely rare, and can be equally beautiful. To make sure the fire and sparkle of your diamond matchesJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThe Ultimate 8 Carat Diamond Ring GuideBottom Line Recommendation: 8 Carat diamonds are rare, valuable and beautiful. You should take care when shopping for an 8 Carat diamond ring, to ensure you pick out a diamond with the right grades to maximize its beauty, and minimizeJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond9 Carat Diamond Ring Buying Guide: All You Need to KnowBottom Line Recommendation: 9 carat diamonds are exceptionally rare. This means a premium in price. It also means poor grades in cut, color and clarity are more noticeable. Your aim when buying a 9 carat diamond ring should be toJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondAn Expert Guide to Buying a 10 Carat DiamondBottom Line Recommendation: A 10 carat diamond is a rare and beautiful gem. It’s important to take care in your buying decision for a diamond of this size, to ensure you can find a gorgeous diamond for a fair price.Jan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBuying a 1/2 Carat Diamond RingWhen you start your search for a diamond engagement ring, one of the first things you should understand is that carat is not the be all and end all. You can get a stunning engagement ring at any budget asJan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond3/4 Carat Diamond Ring GuideIf you find yourself looking for a 3/4 carat diamond engagement ring, rest assured. That is one of the most commonly purchased diamond ring sizes.  The average engagement ring size falls somewhere between 3/4 of a carat and one carat.Jan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBest Engagement Rings for $2,500 and UnderAccording to diamond jewelry industry publication Rapaport, "roughly one-third of all respondents spent between $1,000 and $4,000 on a ring," making a budget of $2,500 or less very normal. Rapaport.com Bottom Line Recommendation:  Although you won’t be able to buyJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBuying Guide: $3,000 - $5,000 Diamond Engagement RingSpending between $3,000 and $5,000 on an engagement ring puts you in good company. According to an article in diamond industry magazine Rapaport.com, "roughly one third" of respondents to an industry survey reported spending between $1,000 and $4,000, with anJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Guide to $10,000 Diamond Engagement RingsHere’s what we’ll cover in this article: What size diamond ring can you get for $10,000?What diamond engagement ring styles can I get for $10,000?What tips should I follow to get a beautiful diamond engagement ring for $10,000?Where is theJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBuying Guide For A $15,000 Engagement Ring$15,000 is a significant budget for an engagement ring, meaning you'll have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to diamonds and settings. In fact, this budget puts you well within the top seven percent of couples whenJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Guide to $20,000 Diamond Engagement RingsAccording to information published in jewelry magazine JCK, the average couple spends around $6,000 on an engagement ring. As such, a budget of $20,000 gives you a considerable amount to choose a ring that's truly stunning, whether this means aJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBuying Guide For A $1,000 Engagement RingBottom Line Recommendation: Even with a budget of $1,000 or less, you will still be able to buy a beautiful and elegant diamond ring. By knowing where’s best to allocate your budget, you can easily come away with a gorgeousJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBuying Guide For A $25,000 Engagement RingHere’s what we’ll cover in this article: What does a $25,000 engagement ring look like?What size diamond ring can you get for $25,000?What specs should a diamond have when spending $25,000?Where is the best place to buy a diamond ringJan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondDiamond Ring Appraisals: Everything You Need to KnowBottom Line Recommendation: We recommend having your diamond ring appraised for peace of mind as well as being eligible to receive the full financial reimbursement for your jewelry through an insurance company. Blue Nile and James Allen are two reputableJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondHow to Properly Care for Your Engagement RingBottom Line Recommendation: Taking proper care of your engagement ring will increase its lifespan and preserve its beauty. As diamond experts, we recommend cleaning your ring four times a year and having the setting checked for stability twice a year.Jan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Complete Guide to Ring ResizingBottom Line Recommendation: When it comes to ring sizing, the closer you can get to your partner’s exact size, the easier it will be to adjust the engagement ring to provide a perfect fit. The best diamond stores online provideJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEngagement Ring Boxes: Our Guide to an Unforgettable ProposalBottom Line Recommendation: While the engagement ring itself matters the most, the presentation and packaging definitely make a difference. Most importantly, we recommend choosing a ring box that matches your style and the type of proposal you're going for. FortunatelyFeb 01, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEngagement Ring Financing: Everything You Need to KnowBottom Line Recommendation: We suggest not financing an engagement ring if at all possible. Usually, when you're at the point of proposing, you're also at a stage of life with other large financial hits coming your way: a wedding, preparingJan 25, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEngagement Ring Insurance: What to Know Before You Get ItBottom Line Recommendation In most cases, it’s best to buy engagement ring insurance to protect your investment and offer you peace of mind. Diamond insurance policies usually cover the cost of your ring if it were to be stolen, damaged,Jan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondPurchasing a Diamond Pendant: Everything You Need to KnowBottom Line Recommendation A diamond pendant makes for a stunning and meaningful gift for any special occasion. To ensure you purchase the most beautiful necklace, review the diamond closely. Look for a diamond that is clean of blemishes and inclusions—andJan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Guide to Diamond Eternity RingsEternity bands (also known as eternity rings) make meaningful gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and other special celebrations. The style and setting you choose is mostly based on personal preference, with options ranging from platinum pavé settings like this one fromJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBest Places to Buy Diamond Stud Earrings in 2023How to Buy Diamond Stud Earrings Here are the steps for how to buy diamond stud earrings: Figure out your budget. Choose a metal type and color. Choose a setting style. Decide whether to build your own or buy pre-set.Jan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThe Ultimate Guide to Tennis Bracelets in 2023The tennis bracelet is an iconic fashion piece that can accessorize any style from casual to formal. A gorgeous tennis bracelet like this one from Blue Nile, has incredible brilliance and flash while still maintaining its classy subtleness. Below weFeb 02, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEver Us™: Two-Diamond Jewelry for Your True LoveBottom Line Recommendation: Two-stone diamond jewelry is a beautiful choice for many occasions: engagements, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. A two-stone ring like this one from Blue Nile or diamond pendant is a timeless gift for that special person who's your best friendJun 10, 2022
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEngagement Vs. Wedding RingsBottom Line Recommendation: Both engagement rings and wedding rings carry significant meaning. Choosing rings that match your unique style and taste allows you to own jewelry you’ll want to wear for a lifetime. Decide on a matching set like thisJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondCufflinks: Ideas and Styles for Every Special OccasionBottom Line Recommendation: Cufflinks are a simple way to add color and personality to formal wear. From platinum-plated custom designs to silver sterling cufflinks like these from Blue Nile, these stunning additions can be designed for any style. Consider aMay 30, 2022
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEngraved Necklaces and Rings: Styles for Every PersonalityBottom Line Recommendation: Designing personalized jewelry, like this engraved necklace from Blue Nile or an engraved engagement ring like this one from James Allen, demonstrates extra love and thoughtfulness. You can easily engrave a pendant or wedding band with aJan 05, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondHow Much to Spend on a Wedding Band or RingAs imple white gold wedding band with an elegant diamond in the center Somewhere in the planning process, you need to determine how much to spend on a wedding band. As with every detail—from your venue to your flowers—you needJan 24, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhich Metal is Best for Your Wedding RingWhile choosing the right wedding ring is usually easier than choosing the right engagement ring, there are still several important decisions that you’ll need to make. One of these is the type of metal you choose for you and yourJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWedding Bands For Halo Engagement Rings: Buying GuideHalo engagement rings can look truly stunning. Not only do they have a unique, elegant style of their own, but they can also make the center diamond of your engagement ring look larger and more dramatic. "When a ring ofJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondEverything You Need To Know About Men’s Wedding BandsBottom Line Recommendation Men’s wedding bands come in all sorts of styles and metals. Take for example this Cross Hatch Design from James Allen or this Black Matte Hammered band from Blue Nile. Above all, it’s important to buy yourJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBest Men’s Wedding Bands to Buy in 2023While most time, effort and money is devoted to picking out the perfect engagement ring, wedding rings are just as important, and perhaps even more symbolic. The exchange of wedding bands between spouses is one of the most meaningful partsJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhere to Buy Matching Wedding BandsYour wedding bands are a symbol of your love and togetherness — from now until forever. They can be worn next to an engagement ring or stand by themselves. Some couples like separate ring styles. Others enjoy matching and coordinatingJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondPalladium vs. Platinum Wedding BandsBottom Line Recommendation While palladium has its advantages, we don’t recommend it for your wedding band. Because it’s such an uncommon metal, it can be difficult to find jewelers in the United States that offer it as a metal forJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBaguette Wedding Bands For Men & Women in 2023The emoji for ”wedding” is either 2 yellow smiley faces with a veil and tuxedo, or an engagement ring. Even the emoji world forgets the significant ornament given at the wedding: the wedding band.  The baguette wedding band is oneJan 24, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a Diamond17 Engagement Ring Styles for 2023Bottom Line Recommendation Your choice of engagement ring setting is extremely important. It's the first decision you should make in the process as it will determine to some extent what kind of diamond you'll need to buy. To make mattersJan 30, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWhat is a Solitaire Diamond Ring Setting | The Diamonds Pro"A diamond solitaire refers to any piece of jewelry with a single diamond. Diamond solitaires can be a ring, necklace, earring or even men’s jewelry." Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Bottom Line Recommendation: Solitaire diamond ring settings provide a classic, timelessJan 25, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondHalo Diamond Rings: A Beautiful Choice for EngagementBottom Line Recommendation: Halo settings are truly stunning choices for diamond engagement rings (they are one of the top recommended engagement rings in our guide). They offer plenty of style and sparkle. Choose a single halo like this Cushion CutJan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondChannel Set Diamond Rings: The Pros, Cons & Where to BuyBottom Line Recommendation: A channel setting provides a diamond ring with additional sparkle and personality. For example, this Round Cut channel set engagement ring from James Allen showcases a beautiful row of diamonds along the band. No matter the DiamondJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondPavé Diamond Rings Setting: What to Know Before PurchaseIf you believe that every facet (pun intended) of your engagement ring should be optimized for sparkle, consider pairing your diamond with a pave setting. The pave setting adds a level of fire and brilliance that will complement the radianceJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondMicro Pavé Diamond Rings: What to Know Before You BuyBottom Line Recommendation: Micro pavé engagement rings can look absolutely stunning, especially when they’re paired with the right center stone. A beautiful micro pavé setting will add to a ring’s brilliance and draw extra attention to the center diamond, givingJan 26, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondThree-Stone Engagement Rings For Any StyleBottom Line Recommendation: Three-stone settings offer both personality and additional sparkle. With the ability to create an original design, a three-stone ring is a beautiful, unique choice. This Round Cut engagement ring from James Allen, for example, is a timelessJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondAntique & Vintage Engagement Rings: What You Need to KnowBottom Line Recommendation If you're looking for a stunning and unique engagement ring, a vintage ring or this antique style setting might be a perfect choice. With options ranging from floral designs to cathedral settings, vintage engagement rings can beJan 28, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondProng Setting Engagement RingsFinding a beautiful engagement ring is about matching the perfect diamond with the right setting. The right setting will elevate the diamond, and show it off to the world. It should allow the diamond to take center stage, securing itJan 22, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBezel Engagement RingsBottom Line Recommendation: Bezel settings provide a secure and stylish design for engagement rings. From a beautiful Round Cut like this one from Blue Nile to a stunning Princess Cut in white gold like this one on Brian Gavin, plenty ofJan 24, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondBest Place to Buy Antique Engagement RingsWhether you love geometric Art Deco designs or floral halos, vintage engagement rings offer a stunning sense of style.  Actual antique diamond rings — those 50 years or older — are increasingly rare, especially high-quality ones. Still, there are beautifulJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondA Complete Guide to Flower Engagement RingsBottom Line Recommendation: Flower engagement rings offer an elegant look and the appearance of a larger diamond, all without the cost of a single large stone. As a result, many couples are drawn to flower rings thanks to their classicJan 31, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondSkinny Band Engagement Rings Buyers GuideThin band engagement rings continue to gain popularity. Their slender design makes the diamond a brilliant focal point. Skinny band engagement rings, like this pave diamond setting from James Allen, offer a sophisticated appeal and a classic look. Before youJan 22, 2023
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondMixed Metal Engagement Rings: Unique & Eye-Catching OptionsMixed metal engagement rings are increasingly popular as more couples want to express their unique style and step away from traditional rings. Choosing an engagement ring that matches your personality is a trend that's here to stay. With a mixedDec 05, 2022
  • Help Purchasing a DiamondWide Band Engagement Rings: Overview, Buying Tips, Where to Buy & MoreThousands of styles are available for engagement rings: simple designs, fancy details, halos, and more. And wide band engagement rings are one of those options. Thick band diamond rings give you space to add extra diamonds, personal style, or fineDec 20, 2022

Are you looking to sell your engagement ring or any other gold or diamond jewelry? Find your help right here.

  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldHow to Sell Your DiamondHere’s what we’ll cover in this article: How to Sell Your Diamond RingWhat Happens When You Try to Sell a Diamond Ring?How Much Can I Sell My Diamond Ring for?Where to Sell Your DiamondThe Best Way to Sell Your DiamondJan 31, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldSelling Your Ring Setting: Everything You Need to KnowHere's How to Sell Your Engagement Ring Setting Realize you won't break even on your purchase, especially if it's a custom-made setting. Avoid local jewelry stores and pawn shops. Go through Abe Mor for the best prices on second-hand diamonds and ringJan 28, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldWhat to Do With An Engagement Ring After a DivorceBottom Line Determining what to do with your engagement ring after a divorce is ultimately your decision. Choose an option that brings you new energy and life—one that leaves you feeling positive about your future—whether that’s selling your ring throughJan 22, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldHow to Trade in Your Diamond or Engagement RingBottom Line Recommendation: In order to get the highest value for your diamond trade-in or upgrade, we recommend you contact Abe Mor's Diamond Buying Program. Due to their extensive expertise and connections within the diamond industry, Abe Mor is your bestJan 31, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldDiamond Resale ValueIf you’re thinking of selling your diamond ring or other diamond jewelry, you likely have several questions about its resale value. We will explain all of this in detail, but the fastest way to find out how much your diamondJan 30, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldSelling Diamond Rings at a Pawn ShopBottom Line Recommendation Any way you cut it, selling your diamond jewelry at a pawn shop will get you less money than other alternatives. Pawn shops leverage desparation to squeeze every last dollar out of their purchases. Selling to aJan 30, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldHow to Sell Your Gold Bars and Coins(Photo by Abe Mor) Gold is one of the oldest and most trusted stores of value we have. Individuals, institutional investors and banks hold gold bullion as an investment, or a hedge against currency fluctuations and uncertainty. Gold bullion meansJan 31, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldHow to Sell Gold Coins for CashBottom Line Recommendation: If you have gold coins that you’d like to sell, we recommend Abe Mor Diamond Cutters. They offer competitive prices for gold coins, bars and other items. Shipping is free, payment is fast and your gold isJan 31, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldSelling Gold in Pawn Shops: How, Why and Expert TipsIf you have gold jewelry that you’d like to sell for cash quickly, selling it to a pawn shop is a fast, convenient option that will give you an instant cash payment.  With this said, selling your gold at aJan 31, 2023
  • Selling Your Diamonds and GoldHow to Sell your Gold & Gold Jewelry for CashBottom Line Recommendation: Gold prices are currently at their highest levels since 2013. If you have old gold jewelry or gold bullion, selling it can be a great way to get cash immediately while taking advantage of today’s high goldJan 30, 2023

Everything you need to know about gemstones, birthstones and holiday gifts.

  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesEverything You Need to Know About GemstonesA beautiful gemstone can liven a wardrobe, brighten a room, and even bring you inner peace. With each gemstone comes its own uniqueness, beauty, significance and value. Gemstone jewelry such as pendants, rings, and earrings are often treasured possessions thatJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesWhite Sapphire Engagement Rings GuideBottom Line Recommendation: Although white sapphires can look appealing to some, we recommend considering a diamond for beautiful jewelry that can be worn every day and will last for years. We suggest purchasing a diamond from a reputable and reliableJan 28, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesA Guide to Green Sapphire Engagement Rings"Sapphire is generally known as a blue gemstone but surprisingly it comes in a wide range of colors and quality variations. In general, the more intense and uniform the color is, the more valuable the stone." "Sapphires that are notJan 23, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesA Complete Guide to Ruby JewelryHere’s what we’ll cover in this article: What is a Ruby?Are Rubies More Expensive Than Diamonds?Ruby Quality Grading FactorsTypes of RubiesRubies vs. DiamondsRubies vs. SapphiresLab-Created Rubies vs. Natural RubiesHow to Tell is a Ruby is RealBest Place to Buy RubiesJan 30, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesA Guide to Pink SapphiresBottom Line Recommendation: Pink sapphires are stunning gemstones that continue to increase in popularity. There are light pink sapphires, purplish pink sapphires, orangey pink sapphires—and just about every shade in between. Color is the most important factor when it comes toJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesSapphire GemstonesThe history of sapphire gemstones being used in jewelry is long and storied. Whether using a sapphire as the centerpiece of your jewelry or adding sapphires to add a little color and accentuate your diamonds, sapphire gemstones are gorgeous andJan 30, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesA Complete Guide to Yellow Sapphire Engagement RingsBottom Line Recommendation A yellow sapphire can look stunning as an engagement ring center stone, particularly when it’s surrounded by a halo of diamonds.  Yellow Sapphire Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold Yellow sapphires closely resemble yellow diamonds. However,Jan 28, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesBlue Sapphire Engagement Rings: A Complete GuideBottom Line Recommendation A blue sapphire can look elegant and stunning as an engagement ring center stone, with a rich color that sets it apart from other gemstones.  In general, buying a blue sapphire engagement ring is less technical thanJan 28, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesA Complete Guide to Emerald JewelryBottom Line Buying an Emerald is much less technical than buying a diamond. Diamond’s are treasured for their brilliance while emeralds are loved for their color. Since it’s all about the color, you need to buy your emerald from aJan 23, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesMoonstone Engagement Rings: The Ultimate GuideWe are entering a new era of engagement rings. While the diamond still shines most brightly, many people are choosing alternatives that fit with their character. And since gemstones are one of the options people seek, moonstone engagement rings makeJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesAmethyst Engagement Rings: A Buyers Guide for 2023In recent years, gemstones enjoyed a huge surge in popularity for engagement rings. But even among the many colorful gemstones available, amethysts stand out as unique. These whimsical purple gemstones come in a range of hues from the lightest lavenderJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesOpal Engagement Rings: Overview, Buying Tips, Where to Buy & MoreOpals are in demand for engagement rings. Perhaps it’s their dreamy array of colors? Perhaps it’s their nickname as the “Queen of Gems”? Whatever the reason, no one can deny that opals are beautiful gemstones.  Opals have an otherworldly glowJan 23, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesPeridot Gemstone: Detailed Buyer's Guide"The Egyptians called peridot the '“'gem of the sun.' Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history. Large strongly-colored, examples can be spectacular, and attractive smaller gems are available for jewelry at allJan 25, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesNatural vs. Cultured Pearls: Everything You Need to KnowBottom Line Recommendation: Although buying a pearl isn’t as complicated as buying a diamond, there are still several factors that you’ll want to pay attention to. We’ve covered these below with clear explanations and beautiful images.As always, the vendor youJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesMorganite Engagement Rings: The Ultimate GuideMorganite engagement rings are one of the most popular diamond alternatives on the market right now. Oh so pretty in millennial pink, this dazzling, feminine stone is making waves in the bridal world. If you’re considering an alternative engagement ring,Jan 23, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesBirthstones By MonthBottom Line Recommendation: Birthstones are tremendous options for jewelry because they are both meaningful and beautiful. Go with a pendant, or a ring or choose a pair of earrings for a gift that'll be cherished for years to come. RememberJan 28, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesJanuary Birthstone: GarnetWhat Is The Birthstone For January? The birthstone for January birthdays is Garnet. Garnets are stunning gemstones that can be placed in . The color for January’s birthstone is red, ranging from soft hues to vibrant tones. While garnets comeJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesFebruary Birthstone: AmethystFebruary Birthstone Amethyst Ring What is the birthstone for February Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in February. As a variety of quartz, amethyst can help you keep a balanced mindset and makes a beautiful focal point for anyJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesMarch Birthstones: Aquamarine and BloodstoneWhat Is The Birthstone For March? The birthstones for March birthdays are Aquamarine and Bloodstone. The color for March’s birthstone is blue with a green tint for aquamarine and light to dark green with splashes of rusty red for bloodstone.Jan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesApril Birthstone - Diamond (with Alternatives)Diamonds have been well-loved since the fourth century BCE and were established as the April birthstone during Biblical times. In the book of Exodus in the Bible, the high priest Aaron wore a breastplate adorned with twelve gemstones—one being theJan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesMay Birthstone: Emerald Origins and Gift IdeasEmerald Symbolism and Meaning The emerald has long been associated with youth, rebirth, longevity, even immortality, and many cultures have venerated it for many of those aspects. The ancient Egyptians, for example, used the gemstones for their burial rituals, sendingJan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesJune Birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite and MoonstonePearl Symbolism and Meaning A number of cultures believe pearls were created by mythical creatures. Japanese folktales, for example, say they formed from the tears of nymph-like beings or mermaids. Such gems were said to be cursed and that theyJan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesJuly Birthstone: RubyRuby Symbolism and Meaning Regarded as a symbol of passion, courage and protection, rubies have been a beloved gemstone for centuries. Historical trade records indicate that rubies were prized as far back as 200 B.C. when they were traded onJan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesAugust Birthstones Buying GuideDo you have an August birthday and find yourself curious about your birthstone options? Well, you’re in luck. August is one of those great months because you have not one or two, but three options for birthstones. For an AugustJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesSeptember Birthstone: SapphireSapphire happens to be the birthstone for September and is also given as a gift for couples celebrating their fifth or forty-fifth anniversaries. Second to diamonds, they are one of the world’s strongest and most natural gemstones currently in existence.Jan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesOctober Birthstones: Opal and TourmalineWhat Is the Birthstone for October? October birthdays have two options for birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. The color for October’s birthstone is multi-colored, as both opal and tourmaline usually radiate a spectrum of colors. The array of colors helps OctoberJan 24, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesNovember Birthstones: Topaz and CitrineWhat Is The Birthstone For November? November birthdays have two options for birthstones: Topaz and Citrine. The color for November’s birthstone is golden yellow. While topaz is available in a variety of colors, yellow is the signature color for theJan 31, 2023
  • Gemstone and Birthstone GuidesDecember Birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon and TurquoiseWhat Is The Birthstone For December? Three options are available for December birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise. The December birthstone color is blue, with varying shades depending on the gemstone. While zircon can be found in a range of colors,Jan 24, 2023

We’ll help you find the perfect Christmas present, Valentine’s Day gift or the best way to tell your mom you love her on Mother’s Day. Here are articles for gifts tailored to every occasion.

  • Holiday Gift IdeasOur Ultimate Christmas Gift Buying Guide for JewelryBottom Line Recommendation: This Christmas, show your love and appreciation for the special people in your life. Whether it's your fiancé, wife, mom or best friend, a beautiful piece of jewelry makes for an unforgettable gift.  Our Christmas jewelry giftJan 24, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasMother's Day Jewelry Gift Ideas for Every StyleIt's undeniable: moms are incredibly special. They've been with us from the very beginning, and have loved us through it all. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for all that mom has done. A stunning pieceJan 24, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasWedding Gift Ideas for Parents, Wedding Party and MoreBottom Line Recommendation: Make your wedding extra special by choosing beautiful, timeless gifts for your parents, wedding party, grandparents and even your spouse-to-be. Give your bridesmaids diamond pendants to wear with their dresses and your mother-in-law a diamond heart bracelet to complimentJan 24, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasValentine's Day Jewelry Guide: Make Her Feel ExtraordinaryBottom Line Recommendation: For a meaningful Valentine's Day gift, choose a piece of jewelry that matches his or her unique style. Whether you decide on a ,  or , you're giving a gift that they'll cherish forever. Check out all ofJan 31, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasThe Diamond Anniversary: Find the Perfect GiftReaching your diamond anniversary, or 60th wedding anniversary, is a terrific achievement. Just like with other significant anniversaries, it’s traditional to give your partner a gift to symbolize and commemorate the 60 years you’ve spent together. As you’ve probably guessedJan 31, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasPush Present Ideas: Meaningful Jewelry Options"If your due date is anytime during the holidays, you definitely deserve a fabulous gift of jewelry, whether it be your first, second, or fourth child." "Push Presents, a phrase coined for presents given and received by a romantic partnerJan 25, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasThe Anniversary Jewelry Gift Buying GuideBottom Line Recommendation: Commemorate your anniversary and love story with high-quality jewelry. Choose a tennis bracelet, pendant, set of earrings or eternity band to celebrate your love. Check out all of our anniversary gift ideas below—including unique options for milestoneFeb 01, 2023
  • Holiday Gift IdeasDisney Rings & Enchanted JewelryOver the years, we’ve reviewed countless diamond jewelry vendors and product lines. If you or your spouse-to-be are fans of Disney, you might have heard of the Enchanted Disney collection of engagement rings, earrings and other jewelry. Below, we’ve explainedJan 05, 2023
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