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…]

Is Quartz Hard Enough for an Engagement Ring?

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Is Quartz Hard Enough for an Engagement Ring? Quartz gemstones are very attractive, fairly durable and hard making them a great choice for jewelry including engagement rings. There are many different varieties of quartz including amethyst and rose quartz, so if you’re looking for an affordable and readily available colored stone, quartz might be the … [Read more…]

How to Read a GIA Diamond Grading Certificate

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How to Read a GIA Diamond Grading Certificate A diamond should come with a report from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or similar gemological organization or laboratory that contains a full scientific and unbiased assessment of your diamond’s 4Cs (cut, clarity, color and carat). While these reports contain a lot of detailed information and … [Read more…]

What Color is Emerald? – The Diamond Reserve

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What Color is Emerald? – The Diamond Reserve Though emeralds are classically green, they actually range in color from yellow-green to blue-green. An Emerald’s color is based on three aspects: its hue (color), saturation (intensity) and tone (purity). Let’s learn more about this highly precious gemstone of the Beryl mineral family and whether it’s a … [Read more…]

What Diamond Shape Sparkles the Most?

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What Diamond Shape Sparkles the Most? Diamonds are famous for their sparkly brilliance. While every stone will shine in certain lighting conditions, certain diamond cuts, or shapes have more noticeable sparkle than others. While round diamonds technically have the most sparkle, there are other factors that can make a diamond shine.  What Makes a Diamond … [Read more…]

What’s a Three Stone Engagement Ring?

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What’s a Three Stone Engagement Ring? Popular as both engagement and anniversary rings, a three-stone ring features three stones that traditionally represent friendship, love and fidelity, or past, present and future. Let’s learn more about this type of ring, how to wear it and some of our favorite trinity styles.  Three Stone Engagement Ring Meaning  … [Read more…]

What Does a Key Symbolize in Jewelry?

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What Does a Key Symbolize in Jewelry? Throughout history keys have not only been known as a tool to lock and unlock doors but also as a symbol of letting go, new beginnings, luck and love. No matter the occasion, key jewelry can make a thoughtful gift to toast to any of life’s milestones. Let’s … [Read more…]