Tag Archives: Diamond Cut

4 Cute Ways To Announce Your Engagement

“WE’RE ENGAGED!!!” It’s the text/snapchat/Facebook post everyone hopes to receive from their long-term relationship-bound bestie. But what if you’re the bestie? What if it’s your sparkly new ring on that very important finger? Chances are you’ve had a secret Pinterest board for quite some time now (no shade, just jealousy. I had to preemptively-pin in public like some sort of animal.) Chances are you have a pretty definitive seasonally-dependent line up of possible color schemes. Chances are you know damn well which flowers are verboten from all arrangements. What I’m saying is, you’ve already started to put some thought into your Read More →

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Old, or European? (10 points if you recognized that song.) Well, lucky you because today it’s all about both. Old European cut diamonds are a favorite among the vintage and antique loving set. One of the O.G. ways to cut a diamond, the Old European cut predates today’s most popular shape, the round brilliant. The OEC is also round, but has a smaller table (the flat top surface of the diamond), a taller crown (the sloped sides of the diamond above the middle girdle), and an open culet (the pointy bit underneath). This graphic from GIA can help you out Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose gold is one of my all time favorite metals. I prefer it to yellow gold when it’s worn solo or when it’s used in a two-tone piece. I am so thrilled that what could’ve been a passing trend stuck around. Its staying power, now at just over 5 years since it burst back onto the scene, means it’s readily available for the most permanent jewelry pieces of all: bridal. Rose gold engagement rings and rose gold wedding bands are gorgeous and coveted by both brides and grooms alike. There’s just something about a rose gold setting that can make Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy

It’s that time of the week again! The day we get to indulge in some sparkling, mouth watering engagement ring eye candy. After swooning over square halo engagement rings last week, this week I was feeling something a little more stark, a little more old school. I feel drawn to stunning, three stone engagement rings. My own ring is a three stone cathedral style beauty, and I love the symmetry and elegance of a three stone ring in a clean platinum or gold setting. I also took this fun quiz and didn’t love the ring it chose for me, but Read More →

Why Are There No Step Cut Fancy Yellow Diamonds?

About a week ago, I was waxing romantic about my adoration of fancy yellow diamonds. In particular, the emerald cut fancy yellow diamonds on either side of this ring. These fancy yellow emerald cuts are a sight to behold – we never get fancy yellow step cut diamonds in the store. But why? Why are step cuts so rare in untreated fancy yellow diamonds? Well, it’s all about color, the biggest selling point of any fancy yellow diamond. In a white diamond, the cut is used to minimize the presence of any color. In a fancy yellow, the yellower, the Read More →