Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

You’ve heard the saying “art imitates life,” right? Today, we have a few special pieces from the Frank Pollak & Sons collection that may prove this saying rings true – if you believe in unicorns, that is. The Unicorn Tappestry was created by Seaman Schepps in the United States in the 1940s. It is a…

Valuing a Diamond: The Four C’s of Value

Valuing a Diamond: The Four C’s of Value

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but why are they a girl’s best friend? Why are diamonds considered to be such a hot commodity when it comes to jewelry? While the clarity and sparkling appeal of a diamond is obvious, why it is so highly valued and popular may not always be so clear….

The Right Cut: Understanding Different Diamond Cuts

The Right Cut: Understanding Different Diamond Cuts

Once upon a time, people were extremely concerned with size when it came to buying diamonds. The bigger the diamond, they thought, the better! That led to many people purchasing big diamonds, even if it meant that those diamonds weren’t necessarily of the best quality. This thinking has slowly transitioned, though, and now in 2017,…

Natural Colored Diamonds: What Causes these Shades?

Diamonds always look amazing, no matter what color they might be, but have you ever wondered what causes diamonds that are other colors than the white, traditional diamond to take on their color? Let’s explore the most popular colored diamonds and how they get their look with information from Minerals.net. Brown/Yellow/Orange Colored diamonds with these…

Meteor Hunters Find Diamonds Dropped From Space

Meteor Hunters Find Diamonds Dropped From Space

It’s raining diamonds! Back in 2008, scientists discovered a meteorite that was hurtling towards Earth. They named it the Almahata Sitta meteorite, and soon after it was discovered and tracked by scientists, it fell to Earth’s surface and exploded into pieces above the Nubian Desert in Sudan. Since scientists were expecting the meteorite to hit…

Elegant Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

Elegant Diamond Alternatives 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. Everyone does diamonds on their ring finger—why not shake it up a bit? In fact, ever…

The Plant That Guides Diamond Hunters in Liberia

The Plant That Guides Diamond Hunters in Liberia

You may not envision the search for diamonds as a hunt that requires a specific set of tracking skills, but in fact, diamond hunters rely on a number of telltale signs to spot rocks that could potentially contain diamonds. Now, thanks to a recent discovery in geobotany, also known as the study of the geographical…

5 Little-Known Facts about Diamonds

5 Little-Known Facts about Diamonds

There’s plenty of cultural significance and status associated with diamonds in today’s society, but one of the most interesting things about diamonds is their history. They’ve been important to other cultures for thousands of years, from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Egyptians, to European kings from the Renaissance era. Here are some little-known…

How Do Colored Diamonds Get That Way?

How Do Colored Diamonds Get That Way?

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.   Colored diamonds are formed in much the same…

The Science of Light and Diamonds

The Science of Light and Diamonds

Do you ever wonder why diamonds seem to sparkle? Well, it’s not exactly the reflection of romance; there’s actually some science behind it! In fact, the sparkle of a diamond is due to a combination of its natural internal properties and the way it is cut. It is the craftsmanship of the diamond, coupled with…