Jewelry Blog

The 4Es of Engagement Ring

Wed, 21 Oct 2015

By Ashley Boykin

Infinity Twist Micropav Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold


Since time immemorial, men have had the four Cs beaten into their heads. Color, cut, clarity, carat, those are the things that matter when selecting an engagement ring. Yet, far too many men are left bewildered after knowing the 4Cs. So I've come up with the 4Es to help men select the best engagement ring or diamond for the special women in their lives.

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Winter White Jewelry

Tue, 08 Sep 2015

By Ashley Boykin

Winter White Jewelry Blog
image by Holloway Diamonds

Labor Day has come and gone and that means we have entered the "winter white" part of the fashion calendar. I know, I know, you aren't supposed to wear white after Labor Day. But, don't tell anyone, I like to break rules every now and then. So for me that means wearing white year round. My fondness for winter white got me thinking though, what metals and gemstones would POP against an all-white backdrop?

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Jewelry Insurance 101

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

By Ashley Boykin

Pearl Earrings for Insurance Blog
image by Holloway Diamonds

Do you remember some time in the past when the news stations decided to report on the utter calamity which befell Kim Kardashian on her vacation to Bora Bora? It was there in one of the most amazing locales in the world, that Miss Kardashian decided to take a dip in the ocean wearing a pair of $75,000 earrings. Can you see where this is going? She subsequently ended up losing those earrings in the vastness of the ocean and ended up having a meltdown as only Kim Kardashian can do. However, believe it or not, you can learn from her. If anything her loss taught us all is that we should always insure our jewelry.

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Re-Marrying Your Ex? Which Engagement Ring to Wear?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

By Erika Winters

Vintage engagement ring in box - Pricescope Stock Image by Erika Winters
Remarrying your ex? Which ring to wear?


While many may balk (cry out in horror?) at the thought of remarrying their ex-spouse, Miss Manners recently fielded a question from a reader about which engagement ring she should wear when remarrying her ex-husband.


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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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