Category Archives: Diamonds

Engagement Ring Designs Illustrated: Part Two

Choosing an engagement ring is an involved process that often demands the comparison of numerous designs in order to discover the one that perfectly suits the wearer’s individual tastes and unique relationship. In our last blog post, we listed the … Continue reading

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Engagement Ring Designs Illustrated: Part One

Finding the perfect engagement ring, whether as a fantasy pursuit or legitimate errand, requires a great deal of research, often more than the seeker initially realizes. There are numerous popular styles of rings, including diamond, gemstone and vintage designs, and … Continue reading

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How to Pair Contemporary and Vintage Fine Jewelry For a Singular Effect

One of the most elegant ways to dress up an outfit, whether for a casual dinner with friends or to celebrate another year of blissful love, is to pair a few distinctive jewelry pieces that have a shared theme. Mixing … Continue reading

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Jewelry Stores You Can Shop With Confidence

One of the most difficult decisions when it comes to deciding where to shop for an engagement ring or fine jewelry piece is choosing the store you shop. Whether it’s concern about high-pressure sales tactics, inexpert salespeople or limited selection, … Continue reading

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Diamond & Fine Jewelry Buying: Online vs. Jewelry Store

There are countless places you can buy a gorgeous diamond or a stunning gemstone jewelry item, but they each generally have a selection of benefits and drawbacks. How do you know where to go for that special item you’ll cherish … Continue reading

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How to Buy the Best Diamond For Your Budget

Finding the perfect piece of fine jewelry that’s high quality, sentimental or stylish and within budget is essential for all buyers. Therefore, all shoppers can benefit from a better understanding of what makes a diamond valuable. Here are some quick tips on how to buy the best diamond for your budget every time you shop. Continue reading

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Diamond Engagement Ring: Get to Know A Girl’s Best Friend Before Proposal

Finally, all the stars have aligned and you have found the woman of your dreams! You cannot wait any longer to make the ultimate commitment: marriage. Of course, you will need to find the perfect ring before you plan the … 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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Why Diamonds Are Worth So Much

We get so many different customers here at ZIVA and each couple has their own special story. Some of them are even kind enough to share it with us and let me tell you, romance is not dead. If you … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Common Diamond Scams

Knowing how to avoid common diamond scams, can help you get a fair price and avoid buying a low-quality diamond by mistake. At Ziva Jewels, we know that there are a lot of unscrupulous jewelers out there that prey on … Continue reading

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How to Verify a Diamond’s Certification with GIA

When it comes to pricing certified diamonds, a diamond’s clarity, color, cut etc. really affect the price. Did you know that by law, a jeweler must be accurate within one color grade and within one clarity grade? The difference between an … Continue reading

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Diamond Fluorescence

Just what is diamond fluorescence? Have you ever been near a black light while you were wearing a white shirt and noticed that your shirt glowed? Diamonds do something very similar when they are exposed to ultraviolet light. Diamond professionals … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Diamond

All the different facets of the diamond must be properly aligned and at the precise angles for the diamond to reach its full light-reflecting potential. To understand what makes an ideal cut diamond, there are some terms that you should become familiar … Continue reading

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The Four C’s – Diamond Clarity

Clarity in a diamond refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes in a diamond. Diamond clarity is graded on a scale from FL (flawless) to I3 (included 3). This post will explain more about inclusions, how they’re graded and … Continue reading

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