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What is so Special About GIA Certification? So you are in the market for an engagement ring, but you don’t really understand what GIA is, means, or why you should even trust it. GIA is actually the number one trusted institute for diamond grading world-wide. There are extreme measures that go in to deciding the color, clarity, cut, and carat weight of your diamond. Most jewelers pride themselves on having GIA certified stones because it does make the value rise.  GIA mentions in a short video on their website GIA.edu that they have come up with 4 attributes that can grade Read More →

How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring For Her So you are finally ready to take that final step with your significant other, but you don’t even know where to start on buying the engagement ring! We can help you with this! Buying an engagement ring can be a grueling task, you don’t know if she will like it and you also don’t know what the right price of a diamond ring should be! Rule 1: Shop Around Don’t buy a ring from the first place you look! Diamond rings are sold at any jewelry retailer, you can shop around Read More →

What You Should Know About Diamond Certification Labs There are 6 laboratories that grade gemstones and diamonds. Those are GIA, IGI, AGS, EGL, EGLI and GSI. These labs exist so that a person knows the true information about their stone. There are some people out there that will enhance the truth about the color and clarity of their diamond so that it will sell better on the market. If there is documentation it has come from any of these 6 labs you can know they are telling you the honest truth about the gem. Lets individually go through each laboratory Read More →

How to Make an Engagement Ring Hard to Steal Get it Appraised! Before stepping into marriage you should take some precautions to ensure your beautiful engagement ring stays liable! An engagement ring can cost more than a house so it is responsible to make sure you get it something called appraised. An appraisal is basically when you sit down with a jeweler and he examines your ring closely to find out the overall value and creates a list of details your ring has just in case it is stolen, lost, etc. It is definitely helpful for a police report if Read More →

What Is Diamond Clarity? Diamond clarity describes the absence or presence of flaws inside or on the surface of a diamond. A stone with perfect clarity is rare, and most flaws that do exist can’t be seen without seeing them through a jeweler’s magnifying loupe. A Lesson in Diamond Clarity Terms You Should Know: Diamond Inclusions: These are imperfections, or flaws, inside of a diamond. This includes tiny spots of white, black, or other colors or cracks. Flaws like these may cause no problems at all, but some could cause the stone to split. Diamond Blemishes: Blemishes are flaws on Read More →

An engagement ring is a huge investment, so if you’re not too sure what to look for when you’re shopping for one, there are a few things you should do. By following these few steps you’ll be able to find just the right ring for the love of your life. 7 Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring Determine Your Budget: Salespeople can be pretty tricky, so it’s best to have a certain number in your head to keep you from spending more than you can actually afford. Some say the rule is to spend two months salary, but you should Read More →