If you’re like me, you have some friends that mean a lot to you, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with gift ideas. A new option? A friend diamond ring. Since the blockbuster feature film, Titanic, captured hearts, many fans have been rooting for co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to get together in […]Continue reading
When it comes to fine jewelry, there is little more regal than a collection that comes from royalty themselves.
This spring, the heirloom jewelry of the late Patricia Knatchbull, the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (and cousin to Prince Phillip of Britain) will be sold in London. A total of 350 unique pieces will be sold, with a few signature pieces capturing public attention.
One of those pieces? A diamond pendant. While the estimated value–at under two thousand dollars– is not jaw-dropping, it’s undoubtedly a signature pendant, feature agate and diamond, and originally commissioned by Prince Albert.
But whether you’re into royal jewels or just shopping for jewelry for an event, both pendants and necklaces are beautiful ways to finish off your look.
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A diamond engagement ring is a true classic– but as more millennials are tempted towards diamond ring alternatives, come online fine jewelry retailers like Tacori Rings are taking time to review their strategy. Tacori Rings are just one of many companies, in addition to competitors like Cartier, Nadine Tacori, and even Tiffany and Company, which […]Continue reading
You don’t need to be a jewelry expert to know that some diamonds are precious– but red diamonds are especially rare, and valuable– making them just one of the most impressive and best red gemstones in jewelry. A red diamond made headlines when a sale set a word record in Genova. The diamond in question […]Continue reading
The wedding industry has shifted during the pandemic – and that comes to trends as specific heart-shaped diamond rings.
As someone who’s written for the bridal industry, I was interested to see what changes might happen. The wedding industry, which is reported to be worth $73 billion, is always interesting to watch. Some of the changes, reported by the Seattle Times, are ones that are easy to predict.
For instance, several tiered cakes are being swapped in favor of more modest cakes – likely due to both changes in restrictions for social gatherings and more scaled back weddings altogether. Another trend? More and more brides are open to searching for the best places to find wedding dresses online, as opposed to in-person shopping.
Whether you’re hunting for jewelry for a special occasion or even just as a gift, classics like moissanite, diamonds, and colorful gemstones like emeralds and topaz often come to mind. But what if you could score a unique and classic look with an unexpected hue?
Black onyx and obsidian are being seen more and more with fashion-forward and even luxury collections, with beautiful options for rings, bracelets and necklaces.
The renewed interest in onyx and obsidian was on display at events like Paris Couture Week in 2020. An Art Deco theme called for an update on classics with extraordinary details, stunning creativity, and unexpected colors.
From Cartier to Cindy Chao to other well-known names, designer jewelry was a throwback to the past – but also a push against convention.
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Diamond alternatives have been gaining popularity. Yet, still, there are many misconceptions and understandable doubts about alternatives, from cubic zirconia, to gemstones like moissanite, and companies offering other diamond simulants, like Diamond Nexus.
In fact, the confusion surrounding diamond simulants– and Diamond Nexus’ name — showed up in recent headlines concerning consumer labeling of lab-grown vs natural diamonds.
One Fresno, California couple ran into that very issue when they bought an engagement ring, which had the desired cut and clarity– but the couple was surprised to learn that the diamond was not a natural diamond, but a diamond simulant, which is far less valuable.
As these regulations are debated, one thing is clear: diamond alternatives like Diamond Nexus lab-grown diamonds andContinue reading
Ever wanted jewelry but don’t have time to shop? Now maybe the best time to find the best jewelry subscription box, with so many options flooding the market.
From fine jewelry necklaces to fashionable watches and even beautiful diamond alternatives, jewelry subscription boxes were once seen as new and innovative. No longer did you have to go to a store in person– now you could have options shipped right to your door.
But 2020 changed the jewelry subscription box market, in ways no one could have imagined.
It’s undeniable: engagement and wedding rings are no longer confined to traditional storefronts behind security cases, but more and more available online through retailers like Crown Jewelers. While online sales of rings are still an emerging market, growth is notable, with an average of twenty percent per year at least according to retailer Taylor and Hart.
Instagram is now one of the leading influencers for a number of trends, and that includesContinue reading
Finding the right engagement ring is no easy task; it’s also an investment. The average cost of an engagement ring has now risen to over five thousand dollars–excluding the average of one thousand dollars for a wedding band. That isn’t to say that’s how much you personally should spend, but it makes the decision all […]Continue reading