Precious gems are as important to jewelry as gold or silver. Find out where gems come from, how they are cut, what natural properties they possess and more.

Buying Diamonds 101 – Part I: An Introduction

Have you been eyeing every ring on strangers’ hands then looking down to envision it on your own finger? Did your boyfriend actually show interest in your friend’s recently received engagement ring? Are there pictures of diamonds taped to your bathroom mirror? Do you hear “Every kiss begins with k” being hummed, […]

Buying Diamonds 101 – Part II: What You Want to Buy

When you’re ready to purchase a diamond, how do you even know what you want to buy? To make that decision you are going to want to determine your preferences and budget. There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to an entire engagement ring, necklace, or earrings, but […]

Buying Diamonds 101 – Part IV: Who to Buy From

There are many places to go to get a diamond. In this day and age you don’t even have to leave your house—the diamond will come to you. You have three general options of where to purchase your stones: chain stores, independent stores, and online retailers. The quality and price range […]

A Symbol of Eternity: Maintaining Your Wedding Rings

There are very few belongings that we intend to keep forever. The coffee maker will be replaced, as will the car, the couch, and even your favorite pair of blue jeans. But your engagement ring and wedding band will be worn for a lifetime. Even if at some point […]

Second Time Around: Selling Your Jewelry

Selling jewelry is a bit like buying and selling a car: when you buy it brand new, you are paying a premium price, and as soon as you drive it off the lot, that price goes down. The price you can now get for it as a used item […]