What Other Ways to Use Diamond Are There?

  Ever look at a diamond on a ring and think “Man, they can’t all turn out that nice!” Well, as it happens, not all diamonds make the cut to jewelry-grade stones. In fact, only about 20% of diamonds mined are usable for jewelry. Even less of those are high enough quality to look good […]

Synthetic Diamonds vs Real Diamonds – How Do They Compare?

The main goal of a synthetic diamond is to be as close as it can be to the real thing. For the most part, synthetic diamonds do that! There are a few major differences, though, that are worth mentioning between the two. They might even help you make your decision on what kind of ring […]

The 7 Ring Settings You Should Know About!

When shopping for engagement rings, it’s easy to pay so much attention to the diamond that you forget about the other half of the ring – the ring setting! The ring setting is the part of the ring that the diamond rests in, and can be as important if not more important than the diamond […]

20 Unique Ways to Propose

Let’s say you’ve finally gotten past the hassle of getting a ring. What are you going to do now? There are so many different ways you could propose to your partner, but which one do you pick? If you’re looking for something to inspire your creativity, look no further. Consider these 20 unique ways to […]

De Beers To Sell Synthetic Diamonds!

They’ve been the biggest giant in the diamonds industry for decades. Every year, they mine around 35 million carats of diamonds, which is estimated to be worth 5.8 billion dollars. And that’s a low estimate! They made diamonds the must-have engagement ring gem they are today. And soon they’ll be growing them in labs, too. […]

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Diamonds

Diamonds are pretty cool. In the past I’ve gone over how they’re mined, the history behind them, and how we can even make them from scratch. There are some little things, though, that don’t quite make it as their own posts. But I still want to share them with you! So today, let’s take a […]

Poll: What Kind of Diamond Jewelry Is Best?

This week, I want to switch things up a bit and hear from you, the readers! I talk a lot about rings on this blog, but there are plenty of other ways to use diamonds! Necklaces, bracelets, brooches – there’s more that goes into diamond jewelry than the rings. So, here are some of the most […]

How Do You Build A Diamond Mine?

Most natural diamonds on Earth formed millions of years ago in the Earth’s mantle. Today, they remain under the surface of the ground, just waiting to be found. But how do we get them out? Diamond mining is a big business, and as it turns out, there are plenty of different ways to build a […]

Why Do Engagement Rings Exist?

I tend to talk about engagement rings a lot. There’s a lot that goes into an engagement ring – the setting, the cut of the diamond, where it came from – and that’s plenty of room for conversation. But have you ever wondered why engagement rings exist in the first place? What made us decide, […]

Why Is Diamond Cut So Important?

When you’re looking to buy a diamond, there are four main metrics to keep in mind. Referred to as the “4 C’s”, these metrics are Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat. As I mentioned in a previous post, diamond cut is the most important of the four, contributing the most to how a diamond looks. But […]