The 4C’s of a Diamond

Hearts On Fire Diamond

Almost everyone has heard about the 4C’s of a diamond – Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut.  But, which of these C’s is the most important and why?  What we like most about diamonds is their sparkle.  And, the C that is responsible for sparkle is Cut.  So, the better the cutting the more sparkly the diamond.   (more…)

White Gold Vs. Platinum

When it comes to what we call “white” metals you have three precious metal choices – Silver, White Gold, and Platinum.  Let’s focus on White Gold and Platinum today. (more…)

What Does Karat Mean?

Gold Karat
You have heard the term karat a million times.  But, what does it mean?  Karat is simply the purity of gold.  If 24 karat (24k) is 100% gold then 10 karat is 41.6% gold, 14 karat is 58.5 % gold, 18 karat is 75% gold and so on – you get the idea.  While it is common to buy jewelry in these gold purities it isn’t necessary.  We could make you a 16 karat ring very easily. (more…)

Worn Out Prongs

Worn-Out-Head-on-Ring

I wish I could tell you that, like your diamonds, the metal that holds your diamonds is forever.  The prongs on your ring should hold a stone for years.  However, after a period of years the prongs (more…)

Why is my white gold jewelry turning yellow?

Let me start by giving a little background.  Gold always comes out of the ground yellow.  Jewelers manipulate the color of the gold by adding other metals.  To make “white” gold either nickel or (more…)