How to Test Gold with Lighter & Other DIY Methods

Gold is one of the most expensive metals known to man. In fact, the price of gold hit an all-time high in August 2020, with one ounce of gold costing over $2,000. That makes gold a fantastic investment and a great way to get fast cash if you ever find yourself in a pinch. But […]

Understanding a Diamond Grading Report

Key Takeaways Diamond Rating – Beyond the 4Cs We have all heard about the diamond’s 4Cs. Jewelers and buyers base their buying decisions on these 4 key characteristics. When a diamond does not come without a report, we usually rely on independent appraisers to give us the quality and the value of a diamond. However, […]

Understanding 10k, 14k, 18k, and 24k Gold karats

Gold jewelry comes in different karats, also known as gold purity or gold fineness. For wedding rings and engagement rings, the most popular gold purity is 14k, while finer pieces of jewelry usually are 18k gold. We seldom see 24k gold, and we barely encounter 10k in high-end jewelry. Related Read: Is Gold Magnetic? This […]

Why Are Pearls so Expensive? Your Complete Guide to Buying Pearl and Pearl Jewelry

Pearls have fascinated our society for decades. What started as a mythological symbol for tears of joy by the goddess Aphrodite, pearls became the status symbol for wealth, luxury, and elegance – worn by royalties, nobles, and the elite. Even Cleopatra, as a display of her power and wealth to the Roman Empire, dissolved one […]

5-Carat Diamond Ring: Cost and Considerations

It is quite unusual, although not completely impossible, to see 5-carat diamond rings. this is because, as diamond gets larger and heavier, the more expensive their price per carat is. It is also more difficult to get a good quality diamond of this size. Why? Because the color and clarity are so evident that getting […]

Black Engagement and Wedding Rings: What you need to know

Recently, we are seeing rising demand for black engagement and wedding rings. Some prefer it because it’s on-trend right now, others prefer the durability of the material used, while others want it because of the contrast it brings. black wedding rings can be traced back to the Greco-Roman era where couples exchanged onyx carved rings […]

4-Carat Diamond Ring: Cost and Considerations

A 4-carat diamond ring is a sight to behold. Not only is the cost per carat more expensive for a 4-carat compared to 1-carat, 2-carat, and 3-carat diamond rings, but it is also more difficult to get a good quality diamond of this size. The higher the carat weight, the greater the quality it requires. […]

3-Carat Diamond Ring: Cost and Considerations

Similar to 1-Carat and 2-Carat diamond rings, the cost of a 3-carat diamond engagement ring depends on a lot of factors. The diamond’s quality – Color, Clarity, and Cut – affect the price of a diamond. Read: Understanding Diamond Ratings: A Comprehensive Guide to the 4 C’s Buying an engagement ring can be confusing. In […]