Tag Archives: Buying Advice

Emeralds: How to Select & Buy Quality Emeralds

Emeralds, with their deep earthy green shades and mesmerizing flat facets, have remained popular for centuries, especially with royals and the very wealthy. But oil tycoons and media moguls aren’t the only ones purchasing these glowing rocks; many buyers seek … Continue reading

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Engagement Ring Shopping: Online vs. In-Store

When shopping for engagement rings, the most exquisite piece of jewelry you’ll ever own, there are many considerations on your mind, including type of gemstone, style of setting and carat weight. But what you may forget to contemplate are the … Continue reading

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Gemstone Jewelry: How to Give the Perfect Gift

Choosing your ideal gemstone ring can be a daunting task. With the latest edition of Walter Schumann’s Gemstones of the World listing over 200 different varieties, how do you know what gemstone is right for you? If the gemstone will … Continue reading

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Estate Jewelry: What You Need to Know

Shopping for a vintage engagement ring is slightly different from shopping for a modern engagement ring. First you need to choose if you’re after a reproduction style or if you want a genuine antique engagement ring. If you want the … Continue reading

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The Average Engagement Ring

Photo courtesy of spaceyjessie through Creative Commons license Consumers are no longer following the 2-3 months’ salary rule when it comes to buying engagement rings. Without any guidelines, how do you determine how much you should spend? The average annual salary … Continue reading

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How to Finance a Ring for Your Fiancée

Photo courtesy of thetejon through Creative Commons license Buying an engagement ring can be costly to begin with, but if you don’t have the money upfront, it can quickly get even more expensive. What is the best way to finance a … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Gemstone

Choosing your ideal gemstone ring can be a daunting task. With the latest edition of Walter Schumann’s Gemstones of the World listing over 200 different varieties, how do you know what gemstone is right for you? To further complicate the … Continue reading

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The Best Time of Year to Buy Fine Jewelry

Photo Credit: D. Sharon Pruitt Summer may just be the best time to buy a diamond ring, but not for the reasons you would expect. Diamond prices tend to fluctuate with no regard for the weather or the seasons. What does … Continue reading

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Wedding Ring Guide

Whether you choose a white gold wedding ring or a platinum wedding band, make sure your ring is everything you want it to be and ready for your big day! Get Your Wedding Ring Sized Before the Wedding Getting a … Continue reading

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How to Tell If Your Diamond is a Fake

How to Tell If Your Diamond is a Fake   Whether you’re buying that perfect gift for a special person in your life or you want to know if your own diamond is the real thing, the proliferation of imitation … Continue reading

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Engraving Ideas for Wedding Rings

Love between two people can take so many different forms, from the ardent to the patient and devoted, to the daring and romantic. Each love should be celebrated in it’s own way so we have collected various quotes and aphorisms to … Continue reading

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How to Secretly Find Out Her Ring Size

Depending on who you’re dealing with it could be as simple as asking a simple question or as difficult as staging a fiendishly clever plot. We’ll start with the easiest options and if they aren’t appropriate for your situation, just … Continue reading

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Ruby Gemstone

Rubies are said to rule over all other gemstones. This July gemstone is one of the most sought after gemstones in the world, and for good reason… Ruby Properties Rubies have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, … Continue reading

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2011 Spring Jewelry Trend: Pink Gold

Pantone just named Honeysuckle the color for spring and summer 2011. Honeysuckle does sound like it would be the name of a bright yellow lily, doesn’t it? But it is actually a dull almost coral hot pink that has inspired … Continue reading

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How to Choose an Iolite Gem

As requested by one of our Facebook fans, this post is all about Iolite gems and how to find the perfect one. Have an idea for a post or is there something you want to learn more about? Let us … Continue reading

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