Reasons for Investing in a Quality Piece of Diamond Jewelry

You have often heard the expression that you need to spend two months salary for a quality engagement ring. I personally think that two months salary is a bit too much, and that a one month salary is a more reasonable amount for the average person. Taking it one step further, this should not only apply for an engagement ring, but for a QUALITY piece of diamond jewelry. I've always believed that  quality of a diamond jewelry is more important than the size....more

Your Guide to Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

Just as each month has a gemstone associated with it, which definitely make gift giving easier, each year you are married, symbolizes not one, but several gemstones. This gives you choices as to what type of gemstone jewelry to purchase for your other half....more

Culture Pearls -Things to Look for When Purchasing Culture Pearl Jewelry

  A young lady might receive a pair of pearl stud earrings as her first piece of pearl jewelry and from there her collection can grow over the years with matching pearl necklace, pearl pendant and pearl ring. The most sought after type of pearls when purchasing pearl jewelry are culture pearls....more

Discovering New Gemstone Combinations for Jewelry

      When you go into a jewelry store, some of the most common gemstone combinations you will see are diamonds set with pears, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.   If you think outside the box, there is an incredible variety of gemstones that can be combined to create a unique masterpiece....more

The Many Reasons for Giving and Wearing Symbolic Jewelry

  Your first piece of symbolic jewelry could have been given to you at your Christening or to your mother to mark your birth. Symbolic jewelry represents or signifies a special occasion, accomplishment, celebration to honour someone, achievement, awareness of a cause or stand. Religious medallions, Diploma's Numbers, Sayings, Keys are examples of symbolic pieces of jewelry. Many are engraved with special and personal inscriptions, including the date to commemorate the occasion. ...more

A Guide to the Different Jewelry Settings Available

If you are planning to purchase a piece of jewelry, whether its custom made or store purchased, there are numerous settings that gems are set into and knowing a little about them can help you in making the right choice when purchasing your purchase. Some stones benefit from one type of setting, while the beauty of another stone might not suit a particular setting. The list below highlights the more common settings.1. Prong/claw settings are the most common settings that are on the market. The metal has tips that secure and hold the stone in place....more

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A Guide to the Different Styles of Rings

There are so many different ring styles available today, and the names of some of these rings might not be familiar to the average consumer. So here is a list of some of the more common ring styles to help you when you are looking for a particular type of ring. Posy/Posey Rings - are bands that have an inscription on the outside or inside of the diameter of the ring. Quite often they are romantic expressions, i.e....more

The Four Important C's to Consider When Purchasing a Diamond

If you are planning to invest in a quality piece of diamond jewelry, are you aware that there are several things that need to be considered before your final purchase?...more

Seven Tips to Consider When Purchasing Jewelry While on Vacation

You have heard the expression "buyer beware". When you are on vacation and venture out to shop, especially for jewelry, there are a few key things that you need to be aware in order to make sure that you are safe and that you are not being ripped off. ...more

Unique Ideas for Personalizing Jewelry

BayaYou may own a piece of jewelry with only your name, initials or medical information engraved on it. There are other unique things that you can engrave when giving someone a very special piece of jewelery. When giving such a gift to someone, it shows that a great deal of thought went into it.When a couple gets married, many have the date of their marriage engraved on the inside of their wedding bands....more