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The History of the Engagement Ring

The History of the Engagement Ring

After many years of answering questions about why people wear engagement rings, what hand to wear them on and whether the wedding ring or the engagement should be worn first on the finger, and why we should wear them on the left hand, I am writing this article.

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The History of Jewelry

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The History of Jewelry

The first signs of jewelry being made and worn dates to over 100,000 thousand years ago, basically the dawn of time.  People of all cultures wore jewelry that signified their status, social or official rank, religious or political affiliation and of course for personal adornment. Even as far as Stone Age, our ancestors found a way to create many types of jewelry made from materials such as stones, feathers, leather, bones, wood, shells, minerals and later precious metals and gemstones. The ability to forge bronze and copper some 7 thousand years ago into many shapes finally enabled the creation of...

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The 4 C's of Diamonds

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The 4 C's of Diamonds

The 4 C’s                                                                                             Source: GIA Color, Clarity, Carat Weight and the misleading C, the Cut. Color: The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. The diamond color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to master-stones of established color value. Many of these color distinctions are so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions make a very...

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My Journey

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My Journey

I have been in the jewelry business since I was 5 years old. My dad...

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