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 […]

The History of Synthetic Diamonds

The history of synthetic diamonds began with curiosity. Ever since we discovered the chemical composition of diamonds in 1797, humanity was fascinated with the idea of synthesizing its own pure carbon gem. Aside from its beauty, diamonds have many practical uses, and the ability to make your own from scratch seems like a dream come […]

Fluorescent Synthetic Diamonds – Why Do Diamonds Glow?

Did you know that diamonds glow in the dark? Well, some of them, anyway. As it turns out, some diamonds have something called fluorescence, which lets them glow – but only sometimes. Fluorescence may not be one of the 4 C’s (which I’ve discussed in an earlier post), but there’s a lot of controversy surrounding […]

The 4 C’s – What Makes The Best Synthetic Diamonds?

If you’re looking for the best synthetic diamonds – or gem-quality diamonds in general – it can be pretty difficult to figure out what you’re supposed to be looking for, especially if you’re looking at a diamond’s grading report. How big is a carat? How do I interpret the proportions of the diamond? What in […]