How to Buy an Engagement Ring Your Partner Will Love

How to Buy an Engagement Ring Your Partner Will Love

Faced with the endless choices available today, searching for the perfect engagement ring goes well beyond the “Four Cs.” For many grooms to be, an engagement ring is the first significant – sometimes first-ever -- jewelry purchase they make. How do you start? Where do you go? What should you know? How can you be confident in your choice?
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Diamond Cuts | Ryan’s Picks

Diamond Cuts | Ryan’s Picks

Contrary to popular belief, a diamond “cut” isn’t its shape; it’s really the symmetry, proportion, and polish of the stone, which provides its brilliance and fire. And, a diamond’s cut isn’t random; diamond cutters look at the shape, flaws, and size of the rough stone to determine which cut will work best.
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The 5 Best Jewelry Blogs You Should Follow

The 5 Best Jewelry Blogs You Should Follow

Whether you are shopping for jewelry or just interested in the ins and out of the jewelry industry, these blogs give you a great look into some of the world’s finest jewelry—and are sure to inspire.   1. Gem Gossip  Danielle Miele is one of the most thorough and passionate jewelry bloggers on the internet. She seems to be at all the major jewelry events and is meticulous in her coverage. Her website is filled with interesting, rich content on jewelry that ranges from museum-quality to every day. She is devoted to presenting the jewelry the right way.   2. Jewels Du...

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The Difference between Handmade vs. Casting Jewelry Explained

The Difference between Handmade vs. Casting Jewelry Explained

With handmade, you are able to use the exact amount of metal necessary, which allows for sleek and delicate finished products. Interestingly, the handmade method also allows jewelers to make stronger jewelry, because the setting is sculpted around the exact dimensions of diamonds or gemstones in use.
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6 Different Ways to Purchase a High-End Engagement Ring

6 Different Ways to Purchase a High-End Engagement Ring

Engagement ring shopping can be overwhelming. The jewelry industry is both highly competitive and highly confusing to the customer. The rise of e-commerce jewelry companies has introduced countless new options for prospective couples. We’re here to break down the five distinct ways couples typically purchase engagement rings these days. Neiman Marcus Palo Alto Precious Jewelry Salon 1. Luxury Jewelry Store Our Favorites: Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co. The traditional jewelry store, think Tiffany & Co, Fifth Avenue. These higher-end stores typically sell highly refined jewelry that many consider luxury: precious and semi-precious gemstones (diamonds and sapphires) and traditional precious metals...

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