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How to Pick an Engagement Ring: Shopping Tips

By Liz Weaver | Sep 20, 22
Choosing an engagement ring is probably one of the most nerve-wracking things anyone must do, second only to actually popping the question. Most people don’t have any experience or background in jewelry shopping before picking an engagement ring. It also doesn’t help that shopping for one can be ...

How To Use a Diamond Tester -- Also Called a Checker, Pen

By Liz Weaver | Sep 12, 22
Diamond is one of the most precious and expensive gemstones in the world. Therefore, it’s not surprising that there's no shortage of diamond alternatives in the market, from lab-grown simulants to straight-up forgery pieces. To the untrained eye, it can be impossible to tell a real diamond from a...

Moissanite Tester: Evaluate Your Gemstones

By Liz Weaver | Aug 29, 22
When the US patent on moissanite expired in 2015, the moissanite world grew exponentially because Charles and Colvard, who held the original patent, were no longer the only ones who could produce this stunning diamond simulant. With more moissanite gemstones out there among synthetic lab-grown an...

Lab-Created Gemstones: Benefits Of Manmade Jewelry

By Liz Weaver | Aug 29, 22
When it comes to choosing an important piece of jewelry such as an engagement ring, picking the perfect gemstone is essential. Diamonds are not only incredibly expensive, they’re also ethically and environmentally dubious. Luckily, you have options. Have you ever considered the benefits of lab-cr...

Moissanite vs Cubic Zirconia: Difference In Value And Price

By Liz Weaver | Aug 22, 22
Both moissanite and cubic zirconia, also known as CZ, are diamond alternatives for engagement rings and wedding bands. Is moissanite better than cubic zirconia? Let's put moissanite vs. cubic zirconia to the test and see which one comes out on top. Moissanite vs. Cubic Zirconia There are several ...

Jewelry Every Woman Should Own: Classic, Timeless Pieces

By Liz Weaver | Aug 16, 22
Just like the iconic little black dress, there are certain statement pieces of jewelry every woman should own. We're talking about investment jewelry, the stunning pieces that make up the heart of a jewelry wardrobe and never go out of style.  Knowing exactly what to include in a classic jewelry ...

What is a Simulated Diamond? Is it Different from Synthetic Gems?

By Liz Weaver | Jul 25, 22
While the terms “synthetic” and “simulated” may sound similar, a comparison between simulated vs. synthetic diamonds quickly reveals that they are two completely different things. It's important to know what a simulated diamond is and how it differs from a synthetic diamond, especially when shopp...

Morganite vs Moissanite: What's The Difference?

By Liz Weaver | Jul 11, 22
Choosing the right gemstone for an engagement ring is likely the most important jewelry decision you will ever make. It’s likely also one of the most expensive decisions you’ll ever make. However, there are several more affordable alternatives to diamonds nowadays, giving you a lot more options f...

Yellow Emerald: The Golden Beryl

By Liz Weaver | Jul 05, 22
When you think about an emerald, chances are you think of a rich, deep green hue. However, the traditional green emerald has a sister: a beautiful and unique gemstone from the same family, known as a yellow emerald. This stone is a sparkling, golden gem from the beryl family. This unique gemstone...

Moissanite Fire: Like Brilliance Diamond or Stone Emerald

By Liz Weaver | Jun 16, 22
If you’re looking at fire gemstones as your next accessory, consider a piece of moissanite fire jewelry. Moissanite is considered one of the most beautiful gemstones across the globe, with its timeless beauty and brilliance. Moissanite gemstones are comparable to a fire brilliance diamond or a fi...

How to Wear Wedding Rings: Proper Band Placement

By Liz Weaver | Jun 06, 22
What is the correct way to wear your wedding rings? Once you’re married and wearing both wedding and engagement rings, you might be wondering how to wear the wedding band and engagement ring correctly. For example, which ring do you wear on the top? Should you wear them both on your left hand rin...

How to Clean Moissanite: Keeping Your Jewelry Polished

By Liz Weaver | May 29, 22
A lot of people mistake moissanite for diamonds, but it’s actually its own gemstone. Moissanite is entirely colorless and has a different type of sparkle than diamonds do.  Moissanite is also ranked 9.25 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it incredibly durable and difficult to scratch. That doesn...