There’s a certain formality to jewelry…and lots of rules. But guess what? Rules are meant to be broken! These fun jewelry hacks bypass traditional jewelry maintenance and storage tips and offer up some out-of-the-box suggestions. [Hint: ketchup is not just for french fries.]
Sotheby’s (like the rest of us) has an ongoing love affair with pink diamonds. Last month in Geneva, there was an incredible array of these pink-hued gems, waiting to be awarded to the highest bidder. But all pink diamonds are not created equal. Note here how the different shade of pink creates such a range in the auction estimates.
According to Naturally Colored:
The first Fancy Intense Pink diamond is a beautiful 8.73 carat Fancy Intense Pink VVS2 emerald cut diamond set in a ring. The auction house has set its estimate between $2.5 million to $4.5 million, or $286k to $515k per carat. Considering the prices that Sotheby’s estimated for the other Fancy Intense Pink diamonds for the evening, and considering the enormous spread between its high and low estimate, it leads us to speculate as to what is going on here with the price.
We presume that either the color is a very light or weak Fancy Intense, making it look more like a Fancy Pink, and that the diamond will break its lowest estimate by a large margin. Alternatively, the color may be strong indeed and the high estimate may be an undervaluation.
Everyday, we get questions about moissanite. And while we are happy to extol its virtues (like its hardness and sparkle), we find nothing quite does the trick like a visual display of its beauty.
This video highlights an 8.5 mm untreated moissanite on a clear, sunny day.
According to the woman behind the video:
“There aren’t a lot of clear videos out there and I wanted to try to capture the beauty of this stone. As you can see, there is a lot of sparkle, and I don’t see any funny body colors in the stone itself. When placed face down beside a CZ, there is definitely a slight color difference. I don’t mind it myself, because I find a little more color helps the stone look less “fake.” I’m very happy with it and am glad that I chose it.”
If you’re considering moissanite for your engagement and wedding ring, contact us and we’ll walk you through the benefits ourselves.
Nothing shows you the difference in color and brilliance than a good old-fashioned side-by-side test. If you’re interested in a green gemstone for your engagement ring, see firsthand the difference between green sapphire and medium green moissanite (which is a paler shade of green than you may think).
Both gems are distinctively and strikingly green and similar in hardness, but note the slight difference in hue…and of course, price. Moissanite continues to offer amazing shades, durability and a price that most can afford.
[Remember: moissanite is not a diamond simulant or substitute but its own type of gem. Moissanite has a hardness ranging from 9.2 to 9.25 on the Mohs scale, which puts it closer to ruby and sapphire (at 9). Diamond—at the top of scale—at 10.0.]
When customers want an engagement ring/wedding band combo that stands the test of time, this diehard duo does the trick. Why? Because our ballerina engagement ring and a classic diamond eternity band have classic “forever” appeal.
What is a ballerina style engagement ring?
It’s actually a specific kind of cluster ring with a main center stone, surrounded by smaller stones. It’s called a ballerina setting” because the surrounding stones create a tutu-like effect, similar to the costumes worn by ballerinas.
Why does the ballerina engagement ring have classic appeal?
Because its already stood the test of time. This type of setting is seen in some of the older vintage and antique ring designs but yet again, it’s gaining popularity in today’s modern ring designs.
The wedding band itself is circularly studded with gems, adding to the overall sparkle appeal.
If you’re looking for a classic engagement and wedding ring choice, look no further. We’ll create an heirloom to last a lifetime and beyond.
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