What’s the Difference Between Pavé and Channel Set Diamonds?

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What’s the Difference Between Pavé and Channel Set Diamonds? Channel and pavé settings are two popular styles often chosen for engagement and wedding rings. They are beautiful and versatile elements that can be used to complement a range of ring styles. Both settings feature rows of small diamonds or gemstones that run along the shank … [Read more…]

What is a Princess Cut Diamond?

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What is a Princess Cut Diamond? When choosing an engagement ring, the shape of the diamond or main stone is often where the design journey begins and the entire structure of the ring is usually created to compliment the center stone. The evolution of cuts and technology has given us an extraordinary array of shapes … [Read more…]

What Color is Garnet? | The Diamond Reserve

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What Color is Garnet? | The Diamond Reserve Garnet is not a single mineral but actually a group of several closely related ones. The gemstones’ most widely known color is dark red but garnets are available in a variety of other colors. In addition to being found in many colors, garnets are fairly hard and … [Read more…]

What is a Herkimer Diamond?

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What is a Herkimer Diamond? Herkimer diamonds are beautiful quartz crystals found around Herkimer, New York.  The crystals are stunning works of nature that have a diamond-like geometrical shape hence the name “Herkimer diamonds”. While not actually diamonds, they are lovely gems that make for unique jewelry.  What is a Herkimer Diamond? Herkimer diamonds are … [Read more…]

What is a Bangle Bracelet?

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What is a Bangle Bracelet? A bangle is a type of bracelet that is rigid, ring-shaped and often made of metal. A traditional bangle is a closed circular design, without a clasp closure. In comparison, a bracelet often made from an array of materials is a flexible piece of jewelry typically closed by a clasp. … [Read more…]

What is Fluorescence in a Diamond?

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What is Fluorescence in a Diamond? Fluorescence is the tendency of a diamond to emit a soft glow when the stone is exposed to ultraviolet light (UV light). Fluorescence is neither good or bad, but definitely something to consider as it can improve a diamond’s color or make the gem look hazy. The fluorescence effect … [Read more…]

What is a Cushion Cut Diamond?

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What is a Cushion Cut Diamond? Cushion cut diamonds are a modified version of an antique diamond shape, the old mine cut and have a timeless appeal with soft, rounded edges. This square cut has the most dispersion, or fire, so if you love colored flashes of light coming from a diamond, then this could … [Read more…]

What Color is Aquamarine? | The Diamond Reserve

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What Color is Aquamarine? | The Diamond Reserve Although aquamarine is exclusively blue, it’s found in a range of shades within the blue family from a pale sky blue to blue-green. Just like many other minerals, the color can be lighter or darker depending on the stone. Aquamarine is a relatively rare and beautiful mineral … [Read more…]

What Shape is a Baguette Diamond?

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What Shape is a Baguette Diamond? A baguette diamond is a slim, rectangular-shaped diamond with an elongated profile and right-angled corners. Baguette cuts make great choices for side stones but can also be used in many different ring styles and designs.  What is a Baguette Cut?  Baguette diamonds belong to the step-cut family which also … [Read more…]

What is a Tennis Bracelet?

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What is a Tennis Bracelet? While the tennis bracelet wasn’t created specifically for tennis players, it was a particular game that helped to rename and rebrand this accessory. Nowadays there are a lot of variations of this type of jewelry including different settings, thicknesses, metals and stones meaning there’s a tennis bracelet for every style. … [Read more…]