How Are Colored Diamonds Formed?

How Are Colored Diamonds Formed?

Do you ever wonder how those gorgeous colored diamonds get their special hues? The process actually occurs naturally in the Earth, though some colored diamonds are so beautiful they look man-made. While traditional, colorless diamonds can be very expensive, rarer colored diamonds are even more valuable. Red and pink diamonds These diamonds are considered the…

How to Choose Your Wedding Jewelry

How to Choose Your Wedding Jewelry

You’ve done it. You’ve finally found the perfect dress. But have you found the perfect jewelry? Finding a jewelry set to match your gown is crucial if you want to look your best at your wedding. The process, though, can get a bit overwhelming, so here are some tips to help you decide on the…

Non-Diamond Gemstones for Engagement Rings

Non-Diamond Gemstones for Engagement Rings

If you’re getting ready to pop the question, but thinking twice about a diamond ring, we’re here to tell you that there are a number of great alternatives on the market that will make gorgeous and unique engagement rings. After all, everyone does diamonds on their ring finger—why not shake it up a bit? In…

A Guide to Picking the Right Engagement Ring

A Guide to Picking the Right Engagement Ring

When you’re planning on asking someone to marry you, you want to make sure that everything is perfect, and this includes the ring. Finding the right engagement ring can be difficult, though; there’s not only a lot of pressure, but you may not be sure what your partner will or won’t like. Thankfully, we’ve put…

Tips for Organizing Your Jewelry Collection

Tips for Organizing Your Jewelry Collection

Organizing your jewelry collection can seem like a big job; how do you manage to safely store your pieces without getting them all tangled or damaged? Here are a few tips to help you declutter and protect your jewelry collection: Sort through all of your jewelry The first thing you need to do is to…

What is Edwardian Jewelry?

What is Edwardian Jewelry?

Here at Frank Pollak & Sons, we’ve gone in-depth about the styles of art deco jewelry and art nouveau jewelry, two fashion trends that were widely popular in the early 20th century. But there was also a third jewelry style around this time—Edwardian. Named for the then-King of England, King Edward VII (1901-1910), Edwardian jewelry…

The History of Choker Necklaces

The History of Choker Necklaces

Anyone who was alive in the 1990s remembers the choker—the staple necklace of nearly every girl embracing grunge fashion. But the choker wasn’t just a 90’s fashion trend; they’ve actually been around for thousands of years. Ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian Chokers Chokers were there at the beginning of human civilization. Often made out of gold…

Cocktail Rings vs. Dinner Rings

Cocktail Rings vs. Dinner Rings

In the 1920s and 1930s, two new types of rings came onto the scene: the cocktail ring and the dinner ring. Many people confuse the two, assuming that they’re the same, but in reality, they have distinct styles, and came about in distinct periods of time. Cocktail Rings Cocktail rings are flashy; they have a…

The Different Types of Cufflinks

The Different Types of Cufflinks

Cufflinks are both functional and decorative, but not all cufflinks are created equal. There are several different types of cufflinks that you should be aware of before you buy or wear a new pair. Whale Back Also known as airplane backs, whale back cufflinks are one of the most common kinds of cufflinks. It has…

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recently unearthed the second-largest diamond ever discovered in its Karowe mine in Botswana, but that doesn’t mean it will fetch a record-breaking price. The Diamond At 1,758 carats, the diamond found in the Karowe mine is the second-largest ever discovered. It’s about the size of a tennis ball, and it weighs…

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