Tag Archives: Gemstone

Ever wondered why we continue to support silly wedding traditions due to superstitions? Surprisingly there are many traditions that we participate in unknowingly due to superstitions that have evolved over time. A lot of these old customs have stemmed from stories from ancient tales from Roman times. Although some traditions are so old, they cant be traced back. Many of these superstitions are related to culture and beliefs based on the past weddings, most, if not all, are practiced to ensure a lasting marriage, good health and prosperity. For the most part, these traditions or superstitions are fun to be Read More →

Diamond-Alternative Gemstone Engagement Rings Getting more bling for your buck in today’s jewelery market can be difficult, but don’t go digging into your savings just yet. We have some great tips to get your dream ring and save you some cash in the process. Whether it’s a clear stone that is just as sparkly as the real thing, or a colored stone that will set your ring apart from the rest, we’ve come up with some great alternative gems that will look just as gorgeous a real diamond! Aquamarine From the deepest depths of the sea, to the highest point in Read More →

5 Reasons to get a Gemstone Engagement Ring 1. Its less expensive: Buying a diamond engagement ring is a costly business endeavor. There are a lot of things that go in to purchasing a ring with a diamond center stone. One of those things being the grade of the diamond. Depending on the color, clarity, carat weight, and cut. Depending on the gemstone you should be subtracting the cost significantly for the overall cost of the engagement ring. For example, you might be spending more if you invest in a rare columbian emerald. Most people choose a birthstone (hopefully your Read More →

How To: Keeping Your Gemstones well Groomed Gemstones are some of the most durable substances on the Earth, but don’t mistake durability with cleanliness. Caring for these precious and semi-precious gemstones takes simple rules that you must follow. Keeping your stones in great condition is a must, especially if one day you want to sell or pawn. First Step: Make sure you always are maintaing cleanliness with your gemstone jewelry. If you are cleaning transparent crystalline gemstones, warm up some water and put a dime size amount of gentle soap  in the mixture. When you wear gemstone pieces, they are Read More →

Top 7 Gemstones to Look Forward to This Summer Its almost that time of year that most of Americans look forward to: summer. Color Solutions International is just one fashion company that has released the official color swatches of summer. This year warm tones, cool tones and neutrals are fashionable so we have compiled the top 7 gemstones that will help emphasize your style.  1. Aquamarine This gemstones has the pigmentation of green, transparent and blue. What makes this great for the summer time is its light blue tones. Electric blue is one of the colors on the spring/summer list Read More →

How to Care for Your Engagement Ring One of the most frustrating things is watching your perfect sparkler fade to a dim ambiance because of over-wearing and not being properly educated on how to care for your diamonds. We have the ultimate guide on how you can keep your engagement ring looking fresh and new forever! Diamond Care The first thing to remember is diamond care 101. Most people think that once a diamond is set you think of the ring as a whole, but diamonds need special care. Being that they are the sturdiest gemstone on earth they have Read More →

Hassle Free Jewelry Cleaning Without any Equipment Are you tired of constantly having to go into your local jeweler and having them steam away all the blemishes on your bling? What if there was a more simple way to clean your jewelry without having to transport it or buy expensive gadgets? Using at-home cleaning supplies is all you really need to make your sparklers look brand new again! Cleaning Your Gold & Pearls Cleaning gold can be the most simple thing in the book! The only ingredients you will need to make a cleaning concoction are dishwasher soap and warm Read More →

Amazing Wedding Jewelry for Half the Price We all want to look stunning on the day of our wedding, but sometimes the jewelry to complete our look can be quite pricey. What if we told you there is a way to own jewelry essentials for your wedding for half the price. Here is the guide to saving money on wedding jewelry! 1. Borrow it!  A lot of people don’t realize that you can borrow or rent jewelry even if you aren’t a celebrity! The likelihood of you re-wearing your wedding jewelry are slim to none. Sometimes it is just more Read More →

How to Make a Diamond Appear Larger Diamonds are one of the most fascinating natural occurrences on this earth. They not only give jewelry that extra push to look spectacular, but they can also be easily manipulated to appear larger or smaller depending on what engagement ring setting you choose. Now there are some valuable things you need to remember when designing the perfect ring for her. 1. If you are going to settle on color and clarity DO NOT get a yellow gold setting! 2. If the diamond isn’t large make sure it is mounted in a pave set Read More →

Engagement Ring Trivia: Can You Guess This Celebrity Engagement Ring? So many celebrities have such infamous engagement ring, we thought it would be fun to play a little trivia game to help test your jewelry knowledge.  This celebrity has obviously has a unique style due to the amazing vintage style engagement ring rocked on her left ring finger. There are two accent aquamarine gemstones and small micro-pave set diamonds encompassing the massive cushion cut center stone. Here’s a hint: she loves her man in a suit and tie. Her and her man are crazy in love. How can we tell? Read More →