Category: Education

Get the education you need on loose diamonds, engagement rings, natural gemstones, wedding rings, and fine jewelry before you buy your piece.

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Lab-Created Diamonds vs. Moissanite

Lab-Created Diamonds vs. Moissanite

Lab-created diamonds or moissanite? We’ll help you identify the clear winner so you can nab a gorgeous, budget-friendly engagement ring.

Lookin’ Sharp: View Diamonds in 360° HD

Lookin’ Sharp: View Diamonds in 360° HD

360° Diamond Display Technology: get to know your stone up close and personal! Spin & zoom to view every detail of your diamond’s shape, cut, color, and clarity.

Diamond Price Match: Our Competitive Pledge

Diamond Price Match: Our Competitive Pledge

Seen a comparable diamond for less? Our Diamond Price Match guarantee ensures you’re getting the best value for money without sacrificing diamond quality.

Diamond Pendants: The Essential Guide

Diamond Pendants: The Essential Guide

Worn close to the heart, diamond pendants are among the most romantic gifts you can give. Get the hang of these dazzling pieces with our essential guide.

Amazing Amethyst: The February Birthstone

Amazing Amethyst: The February Birthstone

Purple it up this Valentine’s Day with an accessory made of amethyst, the February birthstone. Get to know this precious gem in all its plum-colored glory!

Engagement Ring Etiquette: 5 Big Questions

Engagement Ring Etiquette: 5 Big Questions

We surveyed 2,800 women about engagement ring etiquette – what are the rules for getting engaged, and which of those rules are meant to be broken?

How to Take Care of Your Diamond Jewelry

How to Take Care of Your Diamond Jewelry

Brilliant tips to take care of your diamond jewelry, including how to clean your engagement rings and jewelry and how to choose the smartest insurance.

Diamond Inspection: The Object of Your Affection

Diamond Inspection: The Object of Your Affection

Need help choosing the perfect diamond? Our Real-Time Diamond Inspection service will connect you with the next available certified gemologist.

Gorgeous Garnets: the January Birthstone

Gorgeous Garnets: the January Birthstone

Learn about the significance of garnet, the January birthstone, and see our birthday-gift-worthy garnet fine jewelry pieces.

Diamond Stud Earrings: The Essential Guide

Diamond Stud Earrings: The Essential Guide

Want to sparkle from ear to ear? Read our essential guide to diamond stud earrings for the lobe-down on these elegant ear huggers.

Cool Blue Topaz: the December Birthstone

Cool Blue Topaz: the December Birthstone

Shine through the winter with blue topaz, the December birthstone. Blue topaz jewelry is perfect for December birthday gifts, 4th and 19th wedding anniversary presents, or particular fans of the state gemstone of Texas. The gemstone’s wintry shades range from…

Wedding Rings for Women: The Complete Guide

Wedding Rings for Women: The Complete Guide

When it comes to wedding rings for women, here are a few factors to keep in mind… Your wedding day is almost here! We can practically hear the bells ringing, which means it’s time for you to choose your perfect…

Finding Her Engagement Ring Style: A Wink & A Smile

Finding Her Engagement Ring Style: A Wink & A Smile

Whether you’re a secret agent or a straight shooter, check out our pro tips for finding her engagement ring style. Everyone has a personal style. Some are more understated than others and, therefore, harder to discern. Your job as Buyer…

Double Halo Engagement Rings: Twice the Ice

Double Halo Engagement Rings: Twice the Ice

Why settle for a single halo when double halo engagement rings offer twice the sparkle? When it comes to matters of sparkle, more is definitely more. More light play, more fireworks, more… POW! Double halos allow you to supersize your…

Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration Vs. Surprise

Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration Vs. Surprise

Breaking with tradition, many couples are engagement ring shopping together, leaving the element of surprise for the proposal. The question of whether to surprise your SO with a ring or include them in the selection process is as old as…

Cushion Cut Diamonds with a Classic Glow

Cushion Cut Diamonds with a Classic Glow

Cushion cut diamonds are the chic descendant of the historic old mine cut. A square shape with rounded corners, these pillow-shaped diamonds are a total dream. Browse Cushion Cut Diamonds Why Cushion Cut Diamonds? The cushion brilliant cut features 58…

Yasss Citrine! The November Birthstone

Yasss Citrine! The November Birthstone

Citrine, the November birthstone, is one of the top-selling yellow gemstones. Here’s why. If you’re a lover of citrus fruit and earth tones in general, you’re in for a real treat with this month’s birthstone. Introducing citrine, the vitamin C…

Pear Shaped Diamonds with Fruitful Flare

Pear Shaped Diamonds with Fruitful Flare

Pear shaped diamonds – the only part of your engagement you’ll want to go pear shaped! Imagine if Eve had picked a pear in the Garden of Eden instead of that darn apple. She would’ve stood out from all the…

Heart Shaped Diamonds with Romantic Style

Heart Shaped Diamonds with Romantic Style

The cleft at the top of this cut gives heart shaped diamonds their unique, super-lovable form. Browse Heart Shape Diamonds Why Heart Shaped Diamonds? First, the obvious: who wouldn’t want to propose or give a gift marked with the international…

Marquise Cut Diamonds with Pointed Precision

Marquise Cut Diamonds with Pointed Precision

Graceful and elegant, marquise cut diamonds are the only kind of side-eye you’ll ever want to give… or receive! If eyes are the window to the soul, then marquise cut diamonds are the sparkly window dressing. These eye-shaped beauties, with…

Engagement Ring Care: Have Bling, Will Travel

Engagement Ring Care: Have Bling, Will Travel

Slay on vacay with this essential guide to engagement ring care in the sun. When planning a romantic getaway, three L’s come to mind: Location, Location, Location. This makes sense as without a suitable destination, you’d still be, well, at…

Wedding Rings for Men: The Complete Guide

Wedding Rings for Men: The Complete Guide

Know what to look out for when shopping wedding rings for men. Wedding rings for men often get outshined by the sparkle-fest that is the engagement ring. But these boy bands are more than mere one-hit wonders. They’re likely the…