Jewelry Blog

Check Out Ritani's New Design Your Own Ring Feature

Thu, 15 Aug 2013

By Erika Winters

We're always on the hunt for innovative online shopping features, so when we learned about Ritani's new Custom Ring Designer, we had to check it out. The ring designer lets you choose from an almost endless array of styles–there are literally thousands–to create your ultimate dream engagement ring. And the first thing that struck us was the cool use of design sketches that let you build your own rendering. For those of us who want a custom ring, but can't draw to save our lives, Ritani's designer lets you control the sketching process, one step at a time.


Ritani Custom Ring Designer Finished Ring


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Watch: ABC News Video Reveals Clarity-Enhanced Diamonds Sold Without Disclosure

Thu, 11 Jul 2013

By Erika Winters

ABC News correspondent Dan Harris and gem and jewelry expert Antoinette Matlins went undercover to reveal that two jewelers from the New York Diamond District sold them fracture-filled diamonds without proper disclosure, according to a segment from ABC's The Lookout, which aired yesterday.


Clarity-enhanced diamond illustration from ABC News


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DIY Diamond Fireworks for the 4th of July

Wed, 03 Jul 2013

By Erika Winters

Everyone loves a diamond's sparkle and shine. But the rainbow of colors that burst from a diamond–called fire or dispersion–is so captivating that PS members have made an art of capturing this light in fantastic photographs. So to celebrate the 4th of July, here are some gorgeous fire shots shared on our forum.


Diamond Ring


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Video: The Creation of a Custom Engagement Ring by High Performance Diamonds

Tue, 07 May 2013

By Erika Winters

With engagement rings there are a dizzying array of choices, so some opt for a custom-made ring. When going custom, you get to choose from a variety of styles to create your ultimate dream ring. So how does the custom process work? In the following video, High Performance Diamonds walks us through from start to finish.


Custom-made engagement ring from High Performance Diamonds


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New Pricescope Guide for Consumers: How to Sell Your Diamonds

Thu, 28 Feb 2013

By Erika Winters

Looking for information on how to sell a diamond? We've just added a great new diamond-selling guide for consumers written by independent jewelry appraisers Neil Beaty and David Atlas and edited by diamond expert John Pollard. The tutorial, How to Sell Your Diamonds: A Guide for Consumers, outlines five primary sales strategies for consumer sellers.


Loose diamond


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Surprise Proposal? Yes. Surprise Engagement Ring? Eh, Not So Much.

Fri, 25 Jan 2013

By Erika Winters

Surprise! She said yes! She loves you! But the ring? Not so much. It doesn't suit her lifestyle, her tastes, or her sensibilities--it's just not her. While some women will be over-the-moon with a surprise engagement ring, many will not. And it feels a little odd to be writing something so obvious, but times have changed. Couples are getting married later in life, women are earning more than ever before, mangagement rings are on the rise, and same-sex couples can marry...in some countries and U.S. states anyway. So why are men still picking out the engagement ring? And should they? The answer is definitely up to the couple, but we hope that both parties are involved in the decision.


Beaudry Couture diamond engagement ring

Window shopping is a great way to learn about her tastes. You may think she wants a simple solitaire when she has her eyes set on an ornate halo style like this Beaudry Couture engagement ring.


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Importance of Good Colored Gemstone Cutting by John Dyer

Wed, 02 May 2012

By Erika W.

Master gemstone cutter and AGTA Cutting Edge Award winner, John Dyer, discusses the importance of quality colored gemstone cutting in the following video. From oversized "windows" to poor polish, Dyer illustrates common problems with colored stone cuts often found in the marketplace. With changes in cutting angles, some poorly cut gemstones can be maximized to better display color and inherent beauty.


AGTA Cutting Edge Award winning pink tourmaline by John Dyer

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7 Tips for Successful CAD Design by Wink Jones

Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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By Erika W.

Pricescope Featured Sponsor and active forum member, Wink Jones, has written an article on the CAD (Computer-aided design) process for consumers. The article illustrates the process with before-and-after pictures of CAD designed jewelry pieces and concludes with a helpful set of tips for consumers.

**Check out Wink's article for an in-depth look at the CAD design process: Custom Jewelry Design Process with CAD

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10 Tips to Get You to the Proposal without Losing the Ring

Wed, 06 Jul 2011
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By Jessica VandenHouten of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

The stress of picking out the perfect engagement ring, purchasing it, and then mustering up the courage to propose can make men a nervous wreck. It makes perfect sense why the proposal brings so much pressure. Especially since the precious ring is often coming next in line after the house and car in terms of most valuable household assets. That is a lot to lose!

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Recycle Your Jewelry! Part Two

Mon, 10 Jan 2011
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By Erika W.

Recycled Jewelry - Before and After Pics

Visit Recycle Your Jewelry - Part One for simple tips on how to maximize the potential of valuable unused diamonds, colored stones and mountings. Now, get inspired by jewelry recycling projects posted by Pricescopers. It's time to revive your jewels!


1. Ballerina to Bezels

A family piece is recycled into two contemporary jewelry pieces- .28 ct diamond bezel pendant and .50 ct diamond band. A fantastic use of diamonds that were hidden away in the jewelry box!


Before

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