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There is no real recipe on how to buy the perfect engagement ring, and to be honest there is little advice out there on the topic. Most of the time when you research “engagement ring purchase advice” will spit out amateur answers on how to spot a fake diamond or how to save your pennies. And in some unfortunate cases, you may end up spending way too much money on something that she ends up hating. To avoid all of these horrible scenarios  at all costs, its best that you follow this road map for tips to buying the right Read More →

Diamond rings. The most popular stone to be used in engagement rings around the world. The versatility of the white stone will make any outfit standout, from blue jeans to a ball gown, diamond rings are worn each and every day. Diamond rings signify enduring love, everlasting beauty and a union between two people. Although this timeless tradition has kept up through out the ages, many are unaware of where the iconic symbolism of an engagement ring came from. The tradition of presenting a ring to a women who is promised to a man dates back centuries, but the diamond Read More →

Hopefully by now you have realized that getting engaged isn’t all about the ring. However many women have been known to ruin that iconic romantic moment when he is proposing just by their reaction or lack there of once they see the ring. That moment when you realize that the ring he is slipping on your finger, may not be quite what you expected it to be, can throw you off balance real quick. Of coarse, if your soon to be hubby went shoe shopping for you, and he came back with shoes that not even a hobo would wear, Read More →

Are You the Falling in Love Type? Test yourself and find out if it is true love for sure or if you just aren’t the type that is cut out for it.  1. Do you like watching tv? a. Yes, but nothing new b. No c. I prefer to go out and socialize d. No, I’d rather do something else e. yes, I LOVE TV!   2. Would you marry for love or the money? a. Money, its how I plan on supporting myself, duh. b. Love or nothing c. Money and some love d. I’m not sure! ahh e. Neither Read More →

Is There Anything Wrong with Buying a Pre-Owned Engagement Ring? So you want to save some money on an engagement ring, but your girlfriend or significant other doesn’t want a pre-owned engagement ring, don’t worry pre-owned jewelry isn’t as  bad as you think it is!  Diamonds are essentially pre-owned. For generations these stones have been taken out of setting and replaced in to new ones. Diamonds date back all the way to the 1800s. Discovered in South Africa, the first ever found diamond was the Eureka diamond. hundreds of diamonds are mined daily across the world, mainly coming from Africa. The Read More →

Pink Star Diamond Sells at Auction for a Stunning 83 Million A diamond that weighed an astounding 132.5 Carats before it was cut and polished just sold at Sotheby’s Auction House in Geneva for $83 million! The stone measures 1.06” x 0.81” and weighs an approximate 59.60 cts. The diamond is an oval shaped pink diamond that was sold by Isaac Wolf, a diamond cutter who renamed the diamond from Pink Star to Pink Dream. According to the auctioneer the diamond was mined by Da Beers in Africa (no exact country was given) back in 1999. Pink Star took over Read More →

Adam Levine Ready to Say “I Do” Our hearts are breaking alongside with everyone else’s. We are sad to report that the studly lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine is engaged to Victoria’s Secret Model Behati Prinsloo. Levine usually has a reputation for breaking beautiful models hearts so we wonder what was different with Prinsloo. The Voice judge was only separated from ex model girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna for a small bit before he started dating 24 year old Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. He has been with Behati for almost a year now.The pair got engaged in LA over the weekend. Read More →

How a Diamond Gets its Shape A diamond doesn’t start out being shiny and perfect the way it is when we purchase it. The diamond undergoes numerous steps to get its shape and shine. Stage 1 Mining the Diamond As some people know diamonds are made by the earths core heating up and releasing small crystals from volcanic eruptions. This leads us to the first stage of making a diamond. Mining it. About 50% of diamonds are found in Africa, but some sources of diamonds have been found on almost every continent in the world. Diamonds can be found as Read More →

The History of Diamonds Diamonds are the most natural thing created on the earth. It has one main ingredient and that’s carbon. A diamond is a natural makeup of crystalline carbon that has been brought to the earths surface by volcanic eruptions. The reason everyone crazes over these gemstones is because it is literally the hardest substance on earth. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond! Since these stones are so tough they are usually used in an industrial sense. The diamond acts as an abrasive tool in the world today. Diamonds can be dated back Read More →