Tag Archives: Engagement Ring

It’s Time To Talk About the C Word

Readers, it’s time for some real talk. We are here today, to talk about the c-word. Clarity enhancement. Like that other c-word, it’s just as dirty when you’re not up front about it. Some women are fine with it, others appalled. But the importance lies in disclosing when you’re about to use it (you know, earmuffs, etc.) Clarity enhancement is the jewelry industry’s dirty word. If you’re going to treat your stones, then fine, so be it. But you need to disclose up front that your customers should go into the conversation knowing that the c word is going to Read More →

Web Roundup: Winter is Coming

Happy April ya’ll! Besides my distaste for April Fool’s pranks, I was pretty into this week. The promise of spring is on the horizon, there are plenty of yellow diamonds in the showroom, and we picked up this amazing pair of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels earrings today. I got to share some of my favorite wedding tidbits, while simultaneously learning about the Pink Panther-style ring of European diamond thieves that are at large (hide yo diamonds!) Here’s what else I got up to… Time to get nitpicky. A) This is not Duchess Catherine’s jewelry collection. The first slide was Read More →

Sapphire Engagement Ring Eye Candy

This week we’re swooning for September’s birthstone sapphire. The beautiful gemstone, part of the Corundum family, makes for a gorgeous addition to any diamond engagement ring. It also lends a decidedly antique feel. Sapphires first were used in engagement rings during the crusades, when it was believed that the stones could reflect the fidelity of their wearers. When knights returned, they would inspect the color of the rings of their betrothed. emerged to popularity first in Victorian engagement rings, when it was popular to use gemstones to symbolize initials or letters. Sapphires would have represented the letter “S” in a Read More →

Spotlight on: Solange Azagury-Partridge Jewelry

The mere mention of Solange Azagury-Partridge brings to mind a number of adjectives for those who are familiar with her work. She’s sophisticated, fiercely independent and has managed to pour her soul into her line of contemporary jewelry. Ah, but try to define, in just a few words, the jewelry collections; odds are, you won’t be able to. How does one quantify genius, anyway? Jewelry for Every Woman Solange Azagury-Partridge Jewelry embodies the passion that drives the human condition and the creativity needed to give purpose to those efforts. As she insists, there is not a woman who goes through Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sapphire Cocktails

This week’s happy hour features sapphire cocktails, neither of which include gin. Rather, we’re referring to the deep, rich blue hue that so many sapphires exhibit, particularly the gorgeous sapphire accents on this amazing diamond and sapphire cocktail ring. An east-west radiant cut diamond weighing a whopping 2.01 carats centers this cocktail ring, with a surround of invisibly set blue sapphires. On the shank, the colors are reversed, featuring sapphires laid into a halo of diamond pave for a geometric (very deco) and opulent cocktail ring. While that’s keeping our finger warm, we’ll need something to keep our hand cool, Read More →