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New Flex: True Hearts™ Lab Created Diamonds

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Are you gearing up to pop the question to your significant other and still deciding on an engagement ring? If you’re been exploring our website, you may be familiar with our exclusive collection of True Hearts™ diamonds and our budget-friendly, but sparkling lab created diamonds. Good news: for the first time ever, it’s your chance to score the best of both with our brand new collection of True Hearts™ Lab-Created diamonds. Curious? Keep reading to get the down-low. Be sure to read until the end, because we’ve got a surprise in store for you.

1. What Exactly Are True Hearts™ Diamonds?

When you’re looking for a diamond cut with the most perfect precision, look no further than a True Hearts™ diamond – the premier choice for a diamond that sparkles like nobody’s business.

Why, you ask?

The answer is simple. Since cut determines a diamond’s sparkle, the best cut diamonds will give you the best sparkle. 

How do we get the best cut? Our True Hearts™ collection is crafted by the crème de la crème of diamond cutters and features a one-of-a-kind pattern that resembles hearts and arrows. Now that’s what we call romantic! Just in case you were wondering, this exceptional cut also results in facet positioning that acts like tiny mirrors (cool!), which contributes to its off-the-charts sparkle (yay!). By the way, fewer than 1% of the world’s diamonds qualify as a True Hearts™ diamond. 

Still not quite sure of the difference between a True Hearts™ diamond and an earth-created diamond? Feast your eyes on two diamonds below so we can make things crystal clear. Both of these diamonds have VS2 clarity, the same D color and weigh 1.14 and 1.12 carats respectively. However, there is an $860 price difference between the two. Why? The diamond on the right is a premier cut True Hearts™ diamond. You can tell by observing the perfect internal reflection of arrows when viewed from above and hearts when viewed from below. The result? Perfect sparkle.

An added bonus of choosing a True Hearts™ diamond is that it can actually appear larger than other diamonds of the same size. Yep, you heard right. A superior-cut diamond will offer better angles and symmetry, which allows light to refract more effectively. Lesser cut diamonds will “swallow” their light, making them look smaller, in addition to giving off less sparkle.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Interested in purchasing a True Hearts™ round-cut diamond? Keep the following tips in mind:

  • Consistency in the hearts and arrows pattern. You should see eight hearts and eight arrows, and each should be the same size.
  • Even color saturation. Each red, black and white hearts and arrow pattern should exhibit similar color distribution.
  • Optical symmetry is key. A symmetrical hearts and arrows pattern will result in maximum light return. 

In addition to round cut, our True Hearts™ collection is also available in princess and cushion cuts. 

2. Earth-Created Vs. Lab Created Diamonds: The Low Down

You may be wondering: What is a lab created diamond and how is it different from earth-created diamonds? We’re here to clarify a few points before you decide if a True Hearts Lab-Created Diamond™ is right for you.

Lab created diamonds are optically and chemically identical to earth-created diamonds. The only difference between the two is their origin.

  • Earth-created diamonds are sourced from below the earth’s surface.
  • Lab grown diamonds are created in simulated ‘below-ground’ conditions in a lab.

Needless to say, producing the special carbon arrangement of earth-created diamonds is intense. We’re talking high heat and super high pressure. Plus, very few places in the world are capable of producing earth-created diamonds.

Thanks to technology, we no longer need to go digging for our precious stones. Scientists are now able to simulate the required extreme conditions using specialized pressure chambers in a lab. Lab created diamonds are grown from tiny carbon “seeds” that develop in these chambers over months, as incredibly hot gases deposit carbon atom-by-atom onto the original seed. The result? A diamond packing the same quality and sparkle, produced a billion times quicker.

3. Enter True Hearts™ Lab Created Diamonds

Now that you’re more familiar with our dazzling collection of True Hearts™ and lab created diamonds, we have some dazzling news to share. James Allen is now offering you a chance to get your hands on the perfect sparkle of our True Hearts™ diamonds, for less. If you’re looking for the same perfect sparkle of a True Hearts™ diamond, with the affordability of a lab-created diamond, you can get both with our True Hearts™ and lab-created diamonds

Our collection of True Hearts™ lab-created diamonds are optically and chemically identical to True Hearts™ earth-created diamonds. Each True Hearts™ lab created diamond contains the same perfect internal symmetry and proportions as well as the highest gem grading for cut and polish found in True Hearts™ earth-created diamonds. The only difference between the two is their origin.

Four Prong Pendant

This light four prong wire basket is designed to showcase the unique beauty of a round brilliant diamond of your choice. Truly a classic design that is perfect for any occasion!

14K White Gold Four Prong Basket Solitaire Diamond Pendant

Kite Set Solitaire Pendant

The finely crafted four prong wire basket pendant features a kite orientation to add a twist to the traditional solitaire necklace.

14K Yellow Gold Kite Set Solitaire Diamond Pendant

Halo Diamond Pendant

This beautifully crafted pendant showcases a halo of sparkling lab created round brilliant diamonds that elegantly frame the lab created center diamond.

14K White Gold Halo Lab Created Diamond Pendant

CALLING ALL DIAMOND LOVERS!

Ready for some good news? For the first time ever, JamesAllen.com is offering 10% off True Hearts™ Lab Created diamonds. It’s like getting the best of both worlds: a super ideal cut diamond at a super accessible price point. If you’re someone who loves the highest quality diamonds and saving lots of money, this one’s for you! Now you can buy any of these gorgeous engagement rings and get bang for your buck.

Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

This French Cut pavé diamond engagement ring is created to maximize the amount of light that hits the diamonds from all sides. Custom tailored prongs are set into the shank of the ring, allowing a variety of bands to sit flush with the engagement ring. 

14K Rose Gold Pave Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring Round Center

Pavé Halo & Shank Engagement Ring

This gorgeous engagement ring features pavé set diamonds on the halo and along each side of the shank, highlighting the round cut center diamond or gemstone of your choice.

14K Rose Gold Pave Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

Knife Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring

The knife edge design of this ring draws attention to the center diamond showcasing its brilliance without detracting from its beauty.

14K White Gold 2mm Knife Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring

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Look Like a 2021 Golden Globe Winner: Jewelry Lookalikes

This year’s Golden Globes looked a lot different than previous years – but one thing stayed the same: our love for celebrity jewelry!

The 2021 Golden Globes was mostly virtual (with the exception of some exceptional first responder attendees) but filled with festivities nonetheless. Even though the nominees stayed at home for the awards ceremony, they definitely didn’t skimp on the glam. We’re loving their looks, and their jewelry is no exception. Read on to find out our favorites of the night and how you can get the lookalikes for less!

1. Anya Taylor-Joy

All eyes were on the first-time Golden Globes attendee, who snagged the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series for “The Queen’s Gambit”. The star looked tres chique in an emerald halter dress with a diamond necklace fit for a queen. Give yourself the royal treatment with our showstopping diamond bar necklace. Checkmate!

The Lookalike:

Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace

A diamond at the center of this vertical bar drop necklace adds extra sparkle to a timeless look. This piece also features an adjustable custom chain which makes it the perfect piece for layering with other necklaces in your collection!

Anya Taylor-Joy and the Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace
14K White Gold Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace

2. Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman was truly a wonder in a white dress paired with a long, gold pendant  featuring a large, dark center stone. The stark color contrast makes a beautiful, bold statement. While we may not have this never-seen-before pendant, make your own sparkling statement when you accessorize with our unique, exquisite Onyx Cabochon necklace. P.S. Congrats on your pregnancy, Gal!


The Lookalike:

Oval Onyx Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

This striking onyx cabochon surrounded by diamonds in 18K yellow gold is a serious statement piece. This exquisite necklace is a timeless piece that will have a special place in your jewelry box for years to come.

Gal Gadot and the Oval onyx cabochon diamond necklace
18K Yellow Gold Oval Onyx Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

3. Emma Corrin

Emma’s well deserved win at the 2021 Golden Globes for “The Crown” was accompanied by a most stunning pair of emerald and diamond earrings. The perfect occasion earrings, our version will make everyone green with envy!


The Lookalikes:

Halo Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings

Celebrate a classic look with these petite drop earrings featuring oval emeralds surrounded by a halos of glistening diamonds. This chic pair of earrings will instantly upgrade any look.

Emma Corrin with Halo emerald diamond drop earrings
18K White Gold Petite Drop Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

4. Regina King

Regina King was blinged out to the max in loads of gorgeous diamond jewelry (almost as gorgeous as the actress and director herself!). We love that her diamond pieces were staples with a statement, like this Butterfly Criss-Cross diamond ring. Our second favorite accessory? Regina’s show-stealing pup, Cornbread.


The Lookalike:

Butterfly Criss-Cross Ring

A fun, delicate criss-cross ring featuring two beautiful crafted butterflies pavé set with round diamonds. The butterflies face each other and are separated by a single row of diamonds. Great for everyday wear.

5. Viola Davis

The “How To Get Away With Murder” star looked drop-dead gorgeous in a mermaid gown paired with a thick, gold chain necklace. If you’re in the mood to go big and bold, look no further than this paperclip chain necklace, guaranteed to take your neck game up a notch.  


The Lookalike:

Alternating Paperclip Chain Necklace

This beautiful 14K yellow gold paperclip design features a polished hollow paper clip chain with a pear-shaped lobster lock.

Viola David with alternating paperclip chain necklace
14K Yellow Gold 5.1mm Alternating Paper Clip Chain Necklace

6. Andra Day

Andra’s well deserved win for her titular portrayal of Billie Holiday in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” was one of the highlights of the evening. Another highlight? Her gorgeous diamond jewelry, reminiscent of our Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop earrings. Grab a lookalike pair for yourself.


The Lookalikes:

Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

These graceful drop earrings feature stunning leaves of diamonds that cascade along a fine gold chain, allowing for elegant movement and sparkle in a delicate design.

Andra Day with leaves cascade diamond drop earrings
14K White Gold Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

7. Amanda Seyfried

The “Mean Girls” star looked like a classic beauty, adorned with classic diamond jewelry. We’re huge fans of her necklace, similar to our timeless Curving Diamond Bar necklace. Feeling inspired? Shop this dazzling alternative.

The Lookalike:

Curving Diamond Bar Necklace

This delicate necklace featuring a subtly curved bar of round-cut pavé diamonds set in 14K white gold is beautifully understated to compliment any look. Gift this timeless piece to the special someone in your life.

Amanda Seyfried with curving diamond bar necklace
14K White Gold Curving Diamond Bar Necklace

Ready to sparkle red-carpet style? Check out the articles below to get more inspiration!

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Jackie is a writer who loves a good deal, especially when it comes to jewelry!

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Aquamarine Jewelry feat. the March Birthstone

Hey, what are you waiting for? Aquamarine jewelry, that’s what! Learn more about the meaning behind the March birthstone and find the perfect aquamarine gift for a March birthday.

March birthstone - Blue-Green colors of aquamarine

Aquamarine, the March birthstone, evokes the clarity and serenity of ocean waters – literally. Its name comes from the Latin “aqua marinus,” which means “water of the sea.” Aquamarine is a blue variant of the beryl family, which includes other distinctly colored gemstones like pink morganite, golden heliodor, and green emerald. Why the spectrum of hues? Each color variation is thanks to specific trace mineral and metal content; in the case of aquamarine, iron ions (Fe2+ and Fe3+, to be precise) tint the otherwise colorless beryl to a clear, watery blue. Its color ranges across the blue spectrum, from pale to deep azure. What’s consistent, however, is this gemstone’s exceptional clarity.

The March Birthstone

What better way to celebrate the first month of spring than with a slice of clear blue sky? Aquamarine jewelry symbolizes tranquility, serenity, and good luck. Ancient Greek sailors used to carry aquamarine aboard their ships to ensure smooth journeys at sea – and protect them against drowning. Nowadays, it’s still a symbol of protection, with many people carrying it with them for good health. They’re perfect for those days when you need to shout, “SERENITY NOW!” That’s because the March birthstone has historically been worn in order to sooth the wearer’s temper and to nurture love. 

Aquamarine naturally occurs in hexagonal facets, which catch a spectacular amount of light. Its blue is exceptionally bright. Plus, it’s a 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale, making it a strong, durable jewel that stands up well to daily wear. So whether or not you’re a March baby, the aquamarine is a stunning gemstone that deserves to be a centerpiece of any jewelry collection.

And don’t forget about the celebrity endorsements. Celebs have been rocking aquamarine jewelry since – forever! Lucille Ball flaunted a 40-carat multi-faceted aquamarine ring from Desi Arnaz. Jessica Biel’s now-husband Justin Timberlake proposed with a whopping 6-carat center diamond accented with two aquamarine side stones. And Princess Diana was an ardent fan of the March birthstone. She had a jaw-dropping collection of aquamarine jewelry, whose standouts included pear-cut aquamarine earrings, a huge emerald-cut aquamarine ring, and a pearl and aquamarine bracelet. 

Aquamarine is a beautiful accent stone, but it deserves to take center stage in its own right. At James Allen, we believe people don’t wear aquamarine enough! Its “pale blue” hue, despite its name, is anything but lackluster. It’s radiant! Aquamarine’s distinct color, combined with its characteristic light-grabbing hexagonal faces, means that this bright and vibrant jewel is perfectly suited to be worn as a center stone. 

So here are just a few of our most eye-catching, aquamarine-forward pieces. Happy March!

Aquamarine Jewelry Birthstone Gifts

Hello, hydration! These aquamarine gemstone gifts pack gorgeous, translucent bursts of energy. 

Infinity Aquamarine Birthstone Ring

This simple aquamarine ring makes for an exceptionally sweet gift for your favorite March birthday. It leans into the marine theme with a rippling white gold band. Can you even look at this birthstone ring without dreaming of ocean surf crashing on a white sand beach? No, no you can’t. 

Yellow Gold Aquamarine Birthstone Ring

There’s a reason that the simple pleasures in life are enjoyed more often. And this simple pleasure comes in yellow gold! This is a piece that’s classic enough to match with any of your existing rings, perfect for stacking, and will handle anything your life throws at it. The double-floored basket allows light to hit this 0.25-carat round-cut aquamarine center stone from every angle: top, side, and bottom. Meaning, this delicate gemstone will positively glow on your finger.

14K Yellow Gold 2.3mm Aquamarine Solitaire Birthstone Ring

Dual-Blue Sapphire and Aquamarine Ring

Dual-Blue Sapphire and Aquamarine Ring

Aquamarine and sapphire; two classic and beloved azure jewels. It’s a successful mix of new and traditional jewelry styles. The modern look of the opposing shapes and shades of the two stones is offset by the vintage feel of the yellow gold solitaire band. These true blues make the perfect power couple in this double-or-nothing yellow gold ring. Both gemstones are of exceptionally clear grades, so you won’t lack sparkle.

East-West Aquamarine & Diamond Accent Ring

This ring is the definition of understated glitter. An elegant oval-cut aquamarine is set in the sideways “east-west” position, which though less common than a vertical setting, is not at all less lovely. Two tiny diamonds, nestled in the crooks of the split shank, beautifully set off the brilliance of the center aquamarine.

Trio Halo Aquamarine Earrings

Get dripping in these aquamarine earrings surrounded with diamond halos, reminiscent of springtime raindrops. Each earring is made up of three stones, surrounded by diamond halos, that gradually increase in size. These sparkling droplets are so sleek, you’ll take to them like a duck to water.

Aquamarine Birthstone Studs

These earrings bring out the sparkle in any eye, especially baby blues and gorgeous greens. The gentle blue of the gemstones perfectly complements cool-toned eyes. Wear aquamarine on your lobes whenever you want to bring out the marine undertones of your irises. 

Oval-Cut Aquamarine Birthstone Necklace

This necklace is all aquamarine. Simply set in white gold, this oval-cut gemstone is the star of the show. And simply put, aquamarine jewelry makes for an unforgettable March birthday gift. This pendant’s split bail ensures that its center stone lies flat around the wearer’s neck. Pretty and stable, this necklace is utterly wearable.

Aquamarine And Diamond Floating Halo Necklace

Why be shy about it? Your aquamarine is stunning and you know it. This necklace shows off aquamarine as it deserves to be seen – front-and-center and surrounded by a floating halo of diamonds! This is a pendant necklace that’s covered in sparkle. And it’s not afraid to flaunt it.

14K White Gold Aquamarine And Diamond Floating Halo Necklace

Aquamarine And Diamond Floating Halo Ring

And let’s pair that floating halo necklace with a matching stunner – a floating halo ring worthy of a diva! This super-glam ring is a piece that owns the room. It’s an ice-breaking piece of ice that’s a definite conversation starter. But this ring doesn’t have to stand alone. Feel free to pair it with any number of smaller and simpler rings, like a yellow gold aquamarine ring or a two-toned solitaire ring.

14K White Gold Aquamarine And Diamond Floating Halo Ring

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