Palladium vs Platinum – Mettle of White Metals


If you’re looking for you or your partners wedding rings made from naturally white metals, other than silver, the decision comes down to either platinum or palladium. Yet, finding the key differences between platinum wedding rings and palladium wedding rings from a source you can trust is not easy. Platinum...

Floating Diamond Rings – A Minimalist Spin on Promising Forever


The term floating; refers to diamonds that are literally suspended within the ring setting, so thatthey appear to float in place rather than be held by numerous prongs or channels. In contrast totraditional settings which are obviously supported from below by claws or clasps, floating diamondengagement rings use open, elevated...

What Are Recycled Diamonds?


A recycled diamond is a diamond that has re-entered the supply chain after prior use; essentially, a diamond that is re-sold. These diamonds have already been mined, manufactured, marketed and sold.  They are often re-introduced to the market via consumers looking to sell their diamonds for extra money, or as...

Replica Engagement Rings


People often choose replica diamond rings when they want to enjoy the aesthetic of a stone that looks like a real diamond, but at a more affordable price. Another, wildly more popular reason for buying replica engagement rings is for travel – especially honeymoon. A replica engagement ring can be...

Why Do Pearls Come Loose?


Pearls are made in the sea, which makes them, by nature, absorbent. They will expand and contract just as tarred roads do in Winter. When you see all those road works fixing all the potholes on your next long-distance road trip, you’ll understand; water has a damaging effect on things...

Rainbow Diamonds – A Natural Extravaganza Explained


“Rainbow diamonds” is a commercial name used for synthetic rutile (or titanium dioxide), a diamond stimulant introduced in 1948 and popularized for some of its gemmological properties, which were close to those of natural diamonds. Synthetic rutile has a high refractive index dispersion; both of which are higher than those...

Invisible Set Diamonds Explained


When you tell people that the Diamonds in a given mounting are “Invisible Set” Diamonds, you tend to get some odd reactions. It’s a phrase that’s fairly new to the Jewelry industry - it’s only been around for about a decade, but not too many people have heard of it....

Ring Breathing Holes


Ring Breathing Holes – What Are They? Diamonds do NOT expand due to heat, nor do they contract due to cold; this fact may seem irrelevant, but it’s the quickest way to convey the fact that breathing holes are named possibly according to the only thing they don’t do. Often,...