How To Tell If a Diamond Is Fake
With a decent number of diamond simulants available on the market, you could unknowingly land yourself a sparkly simulant instead of the real thing. A diamond simulant mimics the appearance of a real diamond but does not have the same chemical composition as diamonds. Today we’ll help you answer the all-important question, “How can you tell if a diamond is fake?” The following methods are all ones you can employ right from the comfort of your own home. Before you try any of t
What is Diamond Fluorescence and How Does It Affect a Diamond?
One aspect of diamonds you may have come across in the course of your research is diamond fluorescence. Our experts break down the pros and
How Important is it to Have Excellent Clarity in a Diamond?
If you’re a diamond enthusiast, you already know that the often touted Four Cs of diamonds are cut, carat, color and clarity. But just how high in the priority order should clarity rank? The other three Cs seem to get the bulk of the attention and accolades. Today’s blog explores the important (especially for your wallet!) question of “How important is it to have excellent clarity in a diamond?” Truth be told, of the four Cs, clarity is actually the least important. That’s be
9 of the Best Instagram Accounts to Follow if You Love Jewelry
We’re jewelry obsessed. Fanatics, if you will. And if you’re on our blog, chances are, you are too. Welcome to the club! Isn’t it nice? All that sparkle…something you can put on that can instantly brighten your mood…what’s not to like? Well, if you are like us, and you want to constantly see the most beautiful gems and jewels on your Instagram, then you should definitely start following these accounts. They’re sure to keep your feed topped up with the most unique and exquisit
How the Diamond Engagement Ring Trend Began
The tradition of giving an engagement ring (and in most cases, a diamond engagement ring) from a man to a woman has been around seemingly forever – or at least, a really long time – but is it truly an age-old custom? And exactly how did the diamond engagement ring trend begin? Keep reading to get the answers to these burning questions! The Early Years The beginning of the modern-day diamond engagement ring is a bit over 500 years old – 539 years, to be exact. So in the grand
What’s the Difference Between Brilliance, Fire, Scintillation and Sparkle in Diamonds?
The most beloved – and well-known – aspect of a diamond is inevitably its brilliance. Then there’s also sparkle and fire. These factors all work together to give a diamond their famous appearance. These terms should not be mistaken for one another, though, and cannot be used interchangeably to describe a diamond’s visual properties. We explain the difference between brilliance, fire, scintillation and sparkle in diamonds so that you’ll be able to use each term with 100 percen
The Best Way to Clean Your Diamonds at Home for FREE
Diamonds are cut specifically to sparkle. But did you know that they are natural grease magnets? That means your most worn jewels are constantly getting dirty, making them appear dull and lifeless. It’s easy to restore their fiery sparkle though. And you probably have most of the materials already. Win! Here’s a list of what you need: 1. Ammonia or mild dish soap 2. Water 3. New, soft bristled brush …that’s it! So I just told you that diamonds love grease. Well, that means