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How Are White Diamonds Graded for Color?

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

According to the GIA, “a chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water.

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What to Do When You Lose a Diamond Earring

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

The realization of losing a special piece of jewelry can make your heart sink. Most of us have been there...

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Posted in bezel, bezel setting, champagne diamonds, custom jewelry, diamonds, earrings, jewelry tips, necklace

Unconventional Engagement Rings for the Daring Bride-to-Be

Posted on July 31, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Does the standard diamond solitaire make you yawn? Perhaps you’d like something a little more daring—or at least more closely matched to your unique style.

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Trend Watch: Lady Gaga's Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring

Posted on July 09, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

When cut correctly, the heart-shaped diamond is almost as brilliant as a round-cut diamond (the most brilliant shape for a diamond).

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7 Ideas for Treasure Hunting and Mining Adventures

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Looking to try your hand at metal and gem mining? While gems and precious metals are mined across the world, the U.S. alone offers a plethora of gorgeous stones. See our destination picks for some of the most sought-after treasures. 

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Precious Minerals in Beauty Products: Diamond Anti-Agers

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Although this may seem a little strange and over-the-top, it turns out that diamond particles have been used to treat certain cancers. After absorbing chemotherapy drugs, the particles are used to deliver the medication to the right area of the body while protecting the medication from the body’s defense system. Moreover, the particles help the treatment stay in the cancerous cells for longer, rendering it more effective. 

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The Bow Tie Effect in Oval Diamonds

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

bow tie effect in diamondsSimply put, a bow tie in an oval diamond looks like a man’s dark bow tie sitting in the center of the stone. It occurs when center facets of the stones obscure light reflection. These black patches in an oval stone aren’t all bad, however. Some bow tie effect will be present in any fancy-cut stone, but the severity of the bow tie is determined but the stone’s cut.

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