Category Archives for Diamonds

Ritani vs Blue Nile [2019 Edition]: Which One is Better?

Ritani and Blue Nile, two of the biggest names in the online jewelry industry are becoming increasingly competitive–with each other. Just three years ago, Ritani, a New-York based retailer, partnered with independent jewelers and local jeweler storefronts to expand its collection of loose diamonds, rings, and fine jewelry, specifically to take on Blue Nile. That’s […]

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Blue Nile vs Jared Compared: Which One is Better?

Blue Nile vs Jared Compared Which One is Better?

Jewelers with a huge online presence, like Jared and Blue Nile, are making waves. In a recent interview with JCK, Blue Nile’s Chief Financial Officer, Bill Koefoed, revealed that, to stay competitive, Blue Nile has made sweeping changes over the years, in part by revamping the company’s website, improving “diamond visualization”, and paying extra attention […]

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AGS vs GIA Certification: What’s the Difference?

AGS vs GIA Certification What's the difference?

AGS and GIA certification may be phrases you’ve happened to have heard of, but even the most invested consumers likely wouldn’t know the difference between the two. And is that even important if all you want is a nice engagement ring? For anyone in the diamond certification industry, though, one thing is clear: accreditation and […]

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Best Blue Nile Alternatives [Updated for 2019]

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For a decade after decade, diamond engagement rings have been an investment. Until about fifteen to twenty years ago, most engagement rings were bought at traditional jewelry stores in small boutiques or sprawling malls. The assumption was that a diamond ring should cost about three months’ salary, making it an important, expensive, and time-consuming endeavor. […]

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Diamond Alternatives for Modern Brides

Diamonds are forever.  The ubiquitous De Beers ad campaign is considered the most recognizable slogan of the 20th century… but is it true for you?  In this topsy turvy time of part time employment, unethical mining methods and changing tastes, we might long for something more unique; a solution for those bored to death by […]

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