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Most Popular Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

Feb 23, 2015 3:00:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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When it comes to choosing an engagement ring for your significant other, one of the first steps is choosing what shape you'd like the diamond to be. Although round diamonds are the most popular, there are 10 basic diamond shapes to choose from including round, princess, emerald, Asscher, marquise, cushion, pear, oval, heart, and radiant. Many women have a preference when it comes to which shape(s) they like while others are more open to exploring different options.

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Do the Bride and Groom's Wedding Bands Need to Match?

Feb 16, 2015 1:00:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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When you place a wedding band on your significant other's finger, you're taking part in a tradition that's dated back centuries. In most Western Cultures, brides and grooms traditionally place a wedding band on the ring finger of the left hand. Why the ring finger? People once believed that a vein ran directly from that finger to the heart, although medical science eventually corrected this belief. Regardless, the tradition still remains.
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Jeweler

Feb 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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Buying fine jewelry isn't like buying other "big-ticket" items such as a car or household appliance. Gemstones, diamonds and fine jewelry all come with their own language and intricacies. On top of that, most of us only make fine jewelry purchases a few times in our lives. Yet, these purchases happen in moments that are filled with emotional significance. Choosing a jeweler to help make these moments perfect is essential, but knowing how to choose a jeweler isn't always so simple. Here are five questions to ask when choosing a jeweler:
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5 Popular Alternative Metals for Men's Wedding Bands

Jan 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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If you're starting to look for your significant other's wedding band, you may think that you only have a choice between a few different metals. This may have been true before alternative metals were introduced, but today's couples often find that finding the perfect men's wedding band is a little bit more complicated than it used to be. With all of the different metals on the market, it can be difficult to know the differences between each one and which one is right for your significant other. However, don't let it all confuse you. Taking some time to get to know the different metals will help you find the wedding band that's perfect for the man in your life.

If you're looking into alternative metals for your fiancé's wedding band, here are 5 of the most popular choices:
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How to Choose Jewelry That Looks Good With Your Skin Tone

Jan 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM / by Denise Joyce

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If you're looking for a piece of jewelry that will look the same on everyone who wears it, you're going to have a very hard time finding one. There are many different reasons that jewelry looks different on different people, but one of the biggest factors is skin tone. Certain metals and gemstones look better against different skin tones. By understanding how different metals flatter different skin tones, you'll be able to find more pieces of jewelry that you feel confident wearing.
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What is Palladium?

Jan 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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When you think about the perfect metal for an engagement ring, wedding band, or another piece of jewelry, you'll likely think about gold, silver, or even platinum. But there's another metal that's becoming increasingly popular for jewelry, and that metal is palladium. Although palladium itself isn't actually new, it's often considered to be the "newest white metal." Palladium looks like platinum, but it's more rare and a fraction of the cost. Like platinum, palladium jewelry is often 95 percent pure, meaning you get more precious metal in your jewelry. Palladium is becoming more popular among jewelry buyers, but most people still don't know much about this rare and precious metal.
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Choosing the Best Metal for an Engagement Ring

Jan 5, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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There are so many different factors to consider when choosing an engagement ring for your significant other. Between learning about the  4 C's of a diamond , choosing a diamond, and picking out the perfect setting, the process of buying an engagement ring can quickly become overwhelming. But, educating yourself on the different factors to consider can help to make the process enjoyable again and will help you to make a more informed decision during the buying process.
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5 Things You Should Do When Buying an Engagement Ring

Dec 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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Deciding to buy an engagement ring for your significant other is one of the most exciting steps you can take in your relationship. But no matter how prepared you think you are, shopping for an engagement ring will likely take you right out of your comfort zone.
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The Significance of the Three Stone Engagement Ring

Dec 22, 2014 3:30:00 PM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry

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You've already decided that you want to spend the rest of your life with your significant other, and now you're ready to search for the perfect engagement ring that symbolizes your relationship. If you're looking for a ring that symbolizes the memories of your past, the current moments you're sharing and a future that's full of love and happiness, then a three stone engagement ring might be the right one for you.
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Guide to the December Birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise

Dec 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM / by Denise Joyce posted in Jewelry, Birthstones

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Throughout the month of December, the colors red and green are everywhere, but the real color of December is blue. People celebrating birthdays in December are lucky enough to have three birthstones: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. Each of these gemstones has its own unique qualities, but they do share one thing in common: they're all stunning shades of blue. Here's a little bit of information you may not know about each of the December birthstones.

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