How To Come Up With Unique Marriage Proposal Ideas

We know it can be very tempting to look for unique ways to propose over the Internet. But you know what she will love even more? A marriage proposal that’s unique to you, and to the special relationship you two share. You may be wondering just how to come up with something that expresses how you feel about her, without being unbearably corny. But romance is just putting time and thought into your gestures. Corniness is a matter of taste! …

How to Propose Marriage With Confidence

If you’ve made your decision to pop the question, you might be wondering about the perfect everything: when to propose, where to propose, and what to say that’ll get you an ecstatic “yes.” Despite what romantic comedies might have us believe, you can’t guarantee that everything will go as planned. What you can do, though, is prepare the highlights of your proposal, the special elements that will outshine even the drizzle on your romantic hike. You can also make sure …

How To Choose The Most Beautiful Engagement Ring

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it means you might be considering buying your loved one an engagement ring. We are excited for you and your future, and are here to answer all of your most pressing engagement ring questions. We know it can be overwhelming to begin this process. From the diamond to the setting, there are so many options to consider. So how do you choose a ring that is truly expressive, and a perfect match for the beauty …

The Ultimate Expert-Approved Diamond Buying Guide

Read this comprehensive guide to discover how to choose the best diamond, what makes a diamond valuable, and the different considerations that go into purchasing the perfect diamond. Origins The word diamond comes from the ancient Greek αδάμας, meaning “unbreakable.” A diamond is perhaps one of the most storied gemstones in the world, and for good reason: it is the hardest naturally occurring substance, and its beauty is effortless to witness, even while arising from such complex formative processes. Of …

In The News: Record Breaking Pink Diamond Sells

Sotheby’s jewelry department made history on November 13, 2013. The “Pink Star”, a 59.60-carat, Internally Flawless fancy vivid pink diamond, sold for $83,187,381 USD. The previous record was held by the “Graff Pink”, a 24.78-carat fancy intense pink diamond, which sold in 2010 for 45.44 million Swiss francs ($45.75 million at the time).

Magnificent Oval Diamond Sold at Auction

In October 2013, the largest D Flawless diamond was sold at auction. A 118.28 carat, Oval shaped, D color, Flawless diamond was sold at auction for $30.6 million which shattered The Winston Legacy record.  The Winston Legacy is a 101.73 carat Pear shaped, D color, Flawless diamond, that sold for $26.7 million in May 2013. To date, here are the Top 5 Largest D Flawless Diamonds that have been sold at Auctionn: – The Mouawad Diamond: 101.84 carats, Modified Pear …

The Eternity Band

              Certainly a statement piece, the eternity band is a ring with a continuous line of identically set diamonds in a band of precious metal.  The Eternity Band is a symbolic gift, usually given by a husband to his wife on a significant anniversary.  The ideology behind the ring is that it is a never-ending band of love, representing eternity. The history behind the Eternity Band however is very different from the sentiment.  In the 1960’s, diamond merchant De …

The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond 45.52 Carats VS1 Clarity Natural Fancy Deep Grayish Blue Color Antique Brilliant Cushion Cut This astonishing diamond has a significant history that traces back to the 17th century.  It has passed through royalty, riches, and fame, been untraceable for decades, and now resides in one of the most famous museums in the world, The Smithsonian, where 7 million visitors view it annually. Legend has it that the Hope Diamond was originally 112 carats, and was found as …

Diamonds- not only beautiful jewelry, but also a great investment

In 2001 when De Beers’ monopoly supply over diamonds officially ended, many new companies entered the market place with substantial discoveries.  Today the largest site holders are Rio Tinto, Alrosa, De Beers, Dominion, and Petra, as well as many smaller companies. With more diamonds on the market, and with far less restrictions, the gemstones took on a new angle.  Historically, large investments have been made in precious metals, and today we are seeing this trend being applied to diamonds as …

Watches

A classic piece of jewelry, yet a very functional accessory. Evolving from the 15th century spring driven clocks in Europe, the watch has progressed over centuries, and now is a staple in ones day-to-day life.  Initially worn as pendants, then moving to pocket watches, the wristwatch now is the most common time piece.  With Vacheron Constaintine and Breguet leading the way in the 1800’s, the watch began being mass-produced with increased technology and improvements in movement mechanics.  Patek Phillipe created …