5 Ways To Save Money On An Engagement Ring

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Princess. Marquise. Round brilliant. Cushion. It’s no mystery that diamonds come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The question is, which one is right for your budget? True love doesn’t come with a price tag, of course, but a romantic proposal doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. With young workers today earning 5.5 percent less (after adjusting for inflation) than they did four decades ago, according to U.S. Census data, the adage of spending two months’ salary on an engagement ring may not be an option for everyone. Couples are finding new ways to save money on rings, whether by careful stone selection or doing away with a diamond altogether. “Millennials are making getting engaged all their own,” says Brooke Brinkman, VP of marketing and communications at Simon G. Jewelry, a luxury jewelry brand that specializes in engagement and wedding rings. “While traditional engagement rings still make an […]

TOP 10 – HOW TO PROPOSE TO YOUR GIRLFRIEND

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So you are about to pop the question. Now, how are you going to do it? She’s only going to tell her mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins, all of her friends, all the people on her Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram accounts, and anyone that she comes across…but no big deal. You got this!   Here are the top 10 ways to propose to your girlfriend. 1) If you want to have a proposal story everyone is going to talk about for years. Fly her out to Santorini, and propose to her on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea during the sunset. She will melt and tell everyone and their mother (literally).   2) If you want to stay more local, choose her favorite place – a place that has significance for the both of you. Once you guys get there, ask someone to take a picture you to together, but instead of […]

The New Trend for 2017 – Oval Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

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The trend for diamond engagement rings in 2017 will be ‘Fancy’ cut diamonds.  ‘Fancy’ cut means non-round shape diamonds such as Oval cut diamonds.  A number of celebrities, including recently engaged Julianne Hough, Katharine McPhee, Kandi Buruss, Whitney Port, Teresa Palmer, and Blake Lively already know about this trend. The Oval cut diamond engagement ring puts a nice touch of elegance on the finger and it’s lower in price compared to a Round cut diamond, which is always a plus! You can find a 1.3ct Oval cut diamond on diamondhedge.com for $2,043 (hint: it may get sold very quickly) Below are a few settings that go well with an Oval cut diamond. Neil Lane Engagement Ring     Blue Nile Studio Oval Vintage Fleur de Lis Halo Engagement Ring   Blue Nile Studio East-West Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring   Jared Diamond Engagement Ring

Types of Diamonds

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Not all diamonds are created equal, but when most people think about diamond differences, they only consider the 4C’s –cut, clarity, carat, color. But the diamond classification system separates diamonds on their physical and chemical properties, as well as by evaluating atomic makeup of diamond.  Only 20% of diamonds is used as gemstones Here you can see list of diamond types in existence White Diamonds Champagne Diamonds Pink Champagne Diamonds Yellow Diamonds Blue Diamonds Green Diamonds Purple Diamonds Synthetic Diamonds White Diamonds – This type of diamond is most used for gifts and wedding & engagement jewelry. It is found in different parts of the world with different shapes and sizes. Blue Diamonds –Blue diamonds are very expensive and extremely rare to find. In recent years, there is way to custom develop a blue fancy diamond. Fancy blue diamonds are now available in a wide range of shades, ranging from […]

How to Choose a Diamond & Engagement Ring

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Choosing the right diamond and diamond engagement ring is the third largest purchase a person may do – no matter whether online or at a physical store – is a difficult thing to do.  Most people do not know what to look for in a good diamond, and there are many misconceptions! You will be able to spend your budget on the quality diamond it’s more important for you Gladly, we are here to help you. Since I bought the first diamond for my fiancé diamonds have become a huge passion of mine! I am running this blog to help you out with any problem you might have concerning your diamond purchase! Choose your diamond and diamond engagement ring Choosing a diamond and a diamond engagement ring is big task for couples who are getting engaged soon. Here are some methods that will really help you to find right diamond engagement ring. […]

History of Diamonds

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Diamond name is derived from the Greek word “adamas”, which translates to “unconquerable.” What is a diamond? There are many views about diamonds. Most people think of a diamond as a beautiful gemstone used to make beautiful jewelry. We explain what your diamond really is? Technically Diamond is an allotrope, or a form, of the element carbon (a diamond is actually carbon in its most concentrated form). Within a diamond, the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. This arrangement of carbon atoms essentially means that the diamond expands outward at the same rate in all directions during its initial growth.                                                         Diamond is the most concentrated form of pure carbon in the […]

Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

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If you are not familiar with diamond jewelry, especially when buying a diamond engagement ring, understanding what your options are in terms of diamond shapes which are available can be confusing. Almost all diamond shapes for jewelry come in one of ten shapes, they can be either round or fancy diamond shapes: round, princess, oval, marquise, pear, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, and heart. Below are brief descriptions of each of these shapes.   Round: Of the ten diamond shapes for engagement rings, round is the most popular. As a result of the precise method that round diamonds are cut, this shape is able to optimize the reflection of light, which allows the maximization of potential brightness from the stone. If you are on a budget, but want options, round diamonds offers more flexibility when balancing other diamond characteristics such as cut and clarity to achieve your optimal brilliance and brightness. […]

Wholesaler vs Retailer When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

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So you have decided to take the big jump and get engaged. So, now what? You have to decide what type of diamond and engagement ring you want to get. So you talk to a couple of your friends (just make sure your friends don’t open up their big mouth about the proposal), and one of your friends tells you they have ‘a guy’ (everyone seems to have ‘a guy’). This ‘guy’ he’s referring to is a diamond wholesaler (most of the time). So what does a diamond wholesaler do? Diamond Wholesaler A diamond wholesaler is someone who buys diamonds in bulk and sells it to brick-and-morter stores or to on-line diamond companies. They procure diamonds with a deep discount because they buy in bulk. They don’t usually sell to the public or individual buyers unless it’s a friend or a friend’s friend. Diamond wholesaler have access to a pricing […]

Your Salary vs World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

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We have all seen pictures of the enormous diamond engagement and wedding rings that top celebrity superstars like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez have been photographed wearing, but how much do these diamond rings cost and can you ever afford one, and if so how long would it take for you to save up to buy a diamond ring like that? According to the US Census, the median household income is $51,017. Using this average salary, this is how long it would take the average American to buy one of the world’s top ten most expensive diamonds, assuming that one’s entire income would go towards saving up for a ring!   Allnatt Diamond. The Allnatt Diamond estimated worth is $3 million, and would take the average American almost 59 years to buy this diamond. The Allnatt Diamond is named after Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, a previous owner of the diamond. The […]

How To Read A Diamond GIA Certificate

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What is a GIA certificate? GIA stands for Gemological Institute of America. The GIA created the 4 C’s grading system and also has the strictest grading standards of the leading labs (other labs are IGI, AGS, GSI, EGL) but GIA is also the most consistent. An accredited independent gemological laboratory like the GIA issues a diamond certificate or diamond report. The certificate includes grades for the diamond’s carat, cut, color and clarity. The grades are very subjective since an individual looks at each diamond under a loop (10x magnifying glass) and is the opinion of the individual at the lab. Other information such as the diamond’s polish, symmetry, fluorescence, and a graphical depiction showing the location of the diamond’s inclusions is also included in the certificate.   Once you have the diamond engagement ring GIA certificate/report, first look at the Cut grade. This is the one of the most important […]