Jewelry Blog

Upgrade to 4.7 Carat Due to Lower Diamond Prices

Fri, 22 Apr 2016

By Linh Pilipchak

Jewel of the Week (JOTW) - Gorgeous Jewelry Shared by PS Members


Ladies, it’s time to upgrade since recent diamond prices have been relatively low per m-2-b’s post and our post wink-and-flirt-smiley-emoticon This week’s featured jewel is an upgrade to this radiant “A Cut Above” (ACA) 4.7 ct color I with clarity of VS1; m-2-b’s old setting, a version of the classic Tiffany style knife edge solitaire with a few modifications, was reused and polished. The ring size is a loose 6.

m-2-b's Upgrade to 4.7 Carat Due to Lower Diamond Prices (Glamour Shot) - image by Becca from Whiteflash

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Amazing Oval Diamond Engagement Rings

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

By PS Staff

Oval Halo Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold at B2C Jewels

Rose Gold Oval Halo Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring Setting, $2,149 at B2C Jewels


This year is all about fancy shaped diamonds. Celebrity brides and more have been wearing diamonds of all cuts, and it isn't stopping. One of the more popular cuts, which is on the up and up, is the oval cut diamond.

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Prevent Engagement Ring Sticker Shock

Mon, 18 Apr 2016

By Ashley Boykin

Verragio V-910-P5.5 Verragio “Classico Collection” 2 Row Diamond Engagement Ring at Solomon Brothers

Verragio “Classico Collection” Engagement Ring, $2,450 at Solomon Brothers


I recently brought you a post detailing how you can save an extra bit of money when you purchase your engagement ring. However, that was only the beginning and I'm here to teach you a few more ways to keep some money in your wallet and put a nice ring on someone's finger.

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Unique Twisted Shank Engagement Ring

Fri, 15 Apr 2016

By Linh Pilipchak

Jewel of the Week (JOTW) - Gorgeous Jewelry Shared by PS Members


I’m so excited for Medphysdave to finally get a first glimpse of his custom setting for this week’s featured jewel of a unique twisted shank engagement ring. This beautiful one-of-a-kind rose gold ring has a 1.5 carat Ideal cut round center stone with a twisted shank/band set with diamonds ¾ of the way; notice the beautiful artwork of bezeled opals under the basket and on the sides and the beading under the shank. The opal is a reminder of Medphysdave’s fiancée’s grandmother. Click on the links to see more pictures and details.

Medphysdave's Unique Twisted Shank Engagement Ring (Side View) - image by Steven Kirsch

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Buying an Engagement Ring Online

Wed, 13 Apr 2016

By PS Staff

18k Rose Gold Ritani 1RZ2817 Halo Diamond Engagement Ring at Whiteflash

Duet Halo Diamond Engagement Ring Setting, $1,980 at Blue Nile


The number of people purchasing engagement rings online has reached significant numbers. Online diamond and gem retailers have been offering buyers as much as 50% off the price of an equitable stone in a brick and mortar establishment. However, all online retailers or bricks and mortar for that matter are not created equal; therefore, it is in your best interest to get some education before filling out your credit card information.

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The Heavenly Halo Settings for Engagement Rings

Mon, 11 Apr 2016

By PS Staff

Jewelry, much like fashion, comes and goes. It's easily influenced by the world and changing moods of the day. Yet there are some styles that start as trends and become classics. One such trend which is now a classic is the halo setting. It went from zero to everywhere seemingly overnight. Now, you can expect your granddaughters to be given halo engagement rings for their walks down the aisle. What is it about this setting that has captured many a bride's eye?

Danhov LE101 Danhov Per Lei 3 Stone Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Pave Halo and Shank at Solomon Brothers

3 Stone Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring Setting, $5,380 at Solomon Brothers


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Hammered Gold Wedding Band

Fri, 08 Apr 2016

By Linh Pilipchak

Jewel of the Week (JOTW) - Gorgeous Jewelry Shared by PS Members


This week’s featured jewel shows Madelise's hammered gold wedding band that she worked hard to show her love for her fiancé. The wedding band is 7.5mm in a hefty 15.1 grams of 18k yellow gold. Click above link to see more pictures and details.

Madelise's Hammered Gold Wedding Band (Hand View) - image by Madelise

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Retail Diamond Prices Stable For April 2016

Thu, 07 Apr 2016

By Andrey Pilipchak

Diamond Prices Update For April 2016

Pricescope Updated Retail Diamond Price Chart

Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for April 2016

Retail diamond prices increased in March following price dips in January and February. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope's database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail and online jewelers. Read more about diamond price changes below.

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Fancy Colored Diamonds 101

Mon, 04 Apr 2016

By PS Staff

Leibish & Co. - Fancy Colored Diamonds 2014 Assortment

Image: Courtesy of Leibish & Co.


Long-time readers of our site know that fancy colored diamonds are graded differently than the traditional white diamonds. Let’s take a quick look at how colored diamonds are graded compared to their colorless brethren.

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Vintage Cushion Flower Cluster/Halo Ring

Fri, 01 Apr 2016

By Linh Pilipchak

Jewel of the Week (JOTW) - Gorgeous Jewelry Shared by PS Members


This week’s featured jewel shows a vintage cushion flower cluster/halo ring posted by RaiKai. This stunning antique/vintage platinum setting ring has a 1.25 carat K color VVS2 clarity Old Mine Cut (OMC) antique cushion center diamond with estimated cluster/halo of 1.50 tcw H color VS1 clarity OMC and side-stones of 0.18 tcw OMC; total estimated is 2.93 tcw. The ring size is 5.75. Click above link to see more pictures and details.

RaiKai's Vintage Cushion Flower Cluster/Halo Ring (Angled-Front View) - image by RaiKai

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