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9 Stunning Engagement Rings with Surprise Details

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jun 2, 2015

What is a “surprise” detail on an engagement ring? It’s a special element that you can’t see from the top view of the ring, or don’t notice unless you’re looking very closely. If you wear an engagement ring with surprise details many people will ...

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Top Trends in Sapphire Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, May 26, 2015

Sapphires have been a classic choice for engagement rings for many centuries. In 1796 French Emperor Napoleon proposed to his beloved Josephine with a sapphire engagement ring featuring a pear-shaped sapphire next to a pear-shaped diamond, on a ...

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Can You Tell Which Diamonds are Lab Grown?

Styles & Trends | Thu, May 21, 2015

Although grown by scientists instead of created in the earth’s crust, lab diamonds are absolutely real diamonds—they’re chemically and optically identical to natural diamonds. Even expert gemologists can’t tell the difference, but just for fun we’re ...

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8 Ways Guys Can Save on an Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Mon, May 18, 2015

  There’s no denying that choosing an engagement ring can be intimidating. It will probably be among the biggest purchases you’ve made in your life thus far, and possibly your first time shopping for fine jewelry. To help you select a stunning, ...

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All About Emeralds, the May Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Mon, May 11, 2015

May is when spring has finally sprung and bright green leaves blanket landscapes, even in colder climates. So it’s fitting that vibrant green emerald is the May birthstone.   Emerald History Emeralds have been prized for their beauty since ...

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5 Types of Celebrity Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Apr 30, 2015

If you love jewelry, like to keep up with celebrity style trends, or are a die-hard romantic who can’t resist a proposal story, then you probably know a thing or two about celebrity engagement rings. We can’t help but pay attention to the styles that ...

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Moissanite vs. Diamond

Styles & Trends | Fri, Apr 24, 2015

As you search for an engagement ring, it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the options available. And as technology advances, so too does the number of choices—as well as the confusion. There’s a budget to set, styles to consider, settings ...

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The Craziest Blood Diamond Trial Ever

Jewelry News | Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Three years ago, Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for using diamonds to finance a tragic civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor’s trial was a landmark in the fight against blood diamonds. His conviction sent a message to all future ...

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How to Give Jewelry for Mother’s Day

Styles & Trends | Fri, Apr 17, 2015

While you never need an excuse to celebrate the moms in your life, Mother’s Day provides a wonderful one. Whether you’re shopping for your own mom or for a wife, partner, or friend who is a wonderful mother, we’ve got you covered with Mother’s Day ...

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6 Stunning Princess Cut Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, Apr 7, 2015

If you desire an engagement ring that’s at once classic and distinctive, then consider a princess cut engagement ring. Princess cut diamonds have similar dazzling sparkle to a round brilliant cut diamond, but in a chic square shape. While round ...

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