diamond engagement rings

Diamond quality can be very confusing to most people. To the untrained eye, most diamonds look alike. “They look white and sparkle – right? “. So you ask yourself, Why should I spend several thousand dollars for this diamond from you, when The Super Duper Discount Diamond Emporium, just down the road (or over on that other URL), will sell me a “Bigger Diamond” for less than $400.00″? The answer to this common questions lies in the quality of the diamonds that you are comparing. Diamond quality is determined by four factors: the Color of the Diamond, the Cut of the Diamond, the Clarity ofRead More →

The key to choosing cultured pearls is being able to recognize high quality pearls when you see them. While evaluating the quality of cultured pearls is similar in many respects to evaluating the quality of diamonds, it is far more important with cultured pearls. Diamonds, as you frequently hear, “Last Forever”. Pearls however, do not. This is because all pearls are relatively “soft” and they will start to show wear with time. The quality of the cultured pearl has a direct bearing on how long that cultured pearl will retain its luster and beauty. The nacre of a cultured pearl is the source of thatRead More →