Jewelry News & Tips
Jun 6, 2023
Secrets to finding the Perfect Cushion!
The Cushion shaped diamond is one of the most popular cuts of the fancy-shapes. Many people are still unfamiliar with...
Jun 22, 2021
Best Cleaner to Restore the Brilliance!
Finding the right cleaner at home cleaner to recommend to our clients has been such a large undertaking! Brilliant Gemstone & Diamond Shine Restoring Spray is highly recommended and used forensic gemologists and appraisers to ensure a diamond of gemstone is the most brilliant and clean from dirt, skin oils, lotion and product deposits, and hard water residue.
Feb 9, 2021
How we Compare to Luxury Brands or Online Stores when Engagement Ring Shopping
Being in the custom engagement ring business, we get the question a lot on why the prices of diamonds vary so drastic...
Oct 13, 2020
Our Engagement Ring Process
1: Initial Consultation We often meet with clients from all over the world, but our home base is in Lincoln Park....
Apr 22, 2020
2020 Pantone Color: Classic Blue | Calm, Confidence & Connection
The Pantone Color Institute could not have announced a more perfect color for 2020, Classic Blue. Classic Blue brings...
Mar 25, 2017
Diamond Shapes | Which one are you?
"But square cut or pear shape these rocks don't lose their shape..." Classic and Traditional Round | mathematicall...
Oct 15, 2015
Safest and Most Effective Solution to a Spinning/Loose Fit Ring
Have you ever experienced a ring that constantly twists and turns regardless of if the size fits? Or what if the size...
Jun 17, 2015
White Gold vs. Platinum
One of the biggest questions we get from our clients is regarding the difference in Platinum and White Gold.At the en...
Jun 10, 2015
Beyond the 4Cs of Diamond Buying | Key Factors that Impact Beauty and Value
Choosing a diamond involves understanding the 4Cs (carat, cut, color, and clarity), but there are other factors that greatly impact the beauty and value of a diamond. Beyond the 4Cs, diamonds with a milky appearance and/or a brown tint are crucial factors to consider when purchasing a diamond. These aspects are often overlooked but can significantly impact beauty and value. Diamonds with a cloudy or milky transparency or with a brown tinge are generally sold below market value due to their flawed appearance. Here is what it looks like and what causes it. Our process is unique in that we include this in our curation and screening process.
Jan 21, 2015
DIY Jewelry Cleaning at Home
Here is a great at home, DIY cleaning solution that is safer and easy to do: If you have Dawn dish soap, (with de-greasing power) at home, mix roughly one part soap to five parts warm/hot water. For every half a cup, you can put in a few big drops of soap. Soak it for 10-30 minutes, then take a brush with a soft bristle and gently brush all over, especially under the diamond or setting where dirt and oils accumulate. Pat dry, place it on a tissue or cloth, and blow dry on high or medium until completely dry.
Jan 14, 2015
Diamond Engagement Ring & Wedding Band Care
Below are some helpful guidelines and best practices to care for your engagement ring and/or wedding band, especiall...