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Top 10 Designs For Princess Cut Halo Engagement Rings

Over the years, princess cut diamonds had gained significant popularity because of their clean-looking and modern appearance. Based on the number of emails I receive from readers, I noticed that there is a growing interest in princess cut halo engagement rings.

This prompted me to compile a collection of the best princess cut halo ring designs available in the market. So, sit back and get your eyes ready for some serious eye-candy.

p.s. If you want to find out more information about any particular ring, all you need to do is to click on the image to view the technical specifications of the ring. (more…)

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Vintage Engagement Rings: Best Designs And Buying Guide

When it comes to fashion and interior-design trends, vintage and retro are the latest buzzwords in the consumer market. Likewise in the jewelry industry, there had also been an increasing demand for vintage style engagement rings.

The Comeback Of Vintage Style Engagement Rings

brilliant earth antique rings amazingFirst of all, I will admit to a certain degree of bias because of my soft spot for vintage styled jewelry.

I believe the resurgence of vintage engagement rings is attributed to their classic and timeless appearances. Somehow, vintage rings seem to have a magical ability to captivate people with feelings of romance and love.

Don’t you think so too? (more…)

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Lab Created Diamonds – The Man Made Alternative

require proper banner ad.We live in truly exciting times.

Advancements in technologies have enabled man to create diamonds in the labs at a tiny fraction of the time required by Mother Nature to do so.

Over decades of scientific research and continuous pushing of manufacturing boundaries, scientists are now able to create gem quality diamonds on a large scale basis to meet demands in the jewelry industry.

Now, I want to emphasize that lab grown diamonds have identical properties to traditionally mined diamonds. They are composed of the same material, require the same cutting/polishing process and exhibit similar physical/chemical properties to diamonds mined from the Earth.

Yep, that’s right and it gets even better.

Lab created diamonds can be made to the same level of clarity, color and brilliance as naturally mined stones. In fact, these man-made diamonds are almost indistinguishable unless they are subjected to specialized testing equipment like spectrometers and X-rays. (more…)

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Proportion Factors In AGS Grading Reports – What It Means

Recently, one of our readers noticed something weird in an AGS lab report for a princess cut diamond and asked me the following question: “I was browsing through James Allen for a 1 carat sized princess cut and shortlisted a couple of diamonds in their True Hearts line. When I brought up the certificate to look at details, I noticed a description called Proportions Factors under the Cut Grade section.

I’m not sure whether this is something new because I don’t see anything similar in other AGS platinum light performance reports. I hope you can shed light on this.”

First of all, let me show you a copy of the grading report for the diamond in question. You can clearly see that the stone receives a rating of “AGS Very Good 2″ for Proportions Factors. You can view the full details of the diamond with this link. (more…)

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WhiteFlash.com – A Cut Above Diamond Purchase

As many of my readers already know, I’m a huge fan of White Flash because of their transparent business practices and their strict adherence to providing quality jewelry. Previously, I did an indepth write up on their diamonds and gotten quite a huge amount of feedback from interested readers.

In today’s post, I’m going to show you what you can expect to receive in your FedEx delivery parcel when you purchase an “A Cut Above” diamond from WhiteFlash.com.

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For the purpose of testing White Flash’s inventory system, I bought this diamond at a wire price of $879.79.

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