Holiday Buying Guide: Five Tips to Plan the Perfect Engagement Proposal

Are you ready to get down on one knee and pop the question? Ask for her hand in marriage? Put a ring on her finger? This is a momentous occasion, and one that requires some planning.

Once you know you’re ready to propose, where do you start? There’s a lot to consider: the ring, the venue, the right words to say and more. We have it sketched out for you below, ready for you to customize to fit your relationship and partner’s preferences.

Are you ready to write your perfect proposal story? Here we give you five tips to plan the perfect engagement proposal.


GIA Diamond Grading Reports: Understanding Diamond Cut Grades

Diamond jewelry shopping can be an exciting and fun experience. The gemstones glimmer at you from the case and it can be hard to choose just the right one. If you’re looking for a diamond, remember the importance of learning about the 4Cs of diamond quality and getting an independent diamond grading report. A GIA diamond grading report provides an objective, unbiased assessment of the diamond’s 4Cs – and can help you make the right purchase decision.


How to Select a Radiant Cut Diamond

With the variety of diamond cuts available, it can be a challenge to select just the right one. In fact, you might even want to create your own unique style by combining two or more diamond shapes or cuts together in one engagement ring or piece of jewelry for a design that stands out from the others. Perhaps diamond cutters were thinking along similar lines when they combined cutting styles to create something new and unique – calling the result a radiant cut diamond.


Guide to Diamond Engagement Ring Terms

Congratulations! You’ve begun shopping for a diamond engagement ring, or at least you’re starting to do your research. As you go through the process, you’re going to come across diamond terms and concepts, some that you never knew before. We want to make the diamond buying process easier for you. So, here’s a list of frequently used diamond terms and their explanations, in one simple, handy cheat sheet.


Cushion Cut Diamond: An Old And New Classic

The cushion cut diamond has a long history – it is one of the oldest diamond shapes and cutting styles – and is once again popular. In fact, it was the third most popular diamond shape in 2013 according to a survey conducted by The Knot.


Diamond Clarity Chart: The Official GIA Diamond Clarity Scale

As you’re shopping for a diamond, you’ve already heard about the importance of the 4Cs of diamond quality (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) and the role they play in determining a diamond’s value.  You may have also come across our post on diamond color charts, and are now looking for a diamond clarity chart to help you better understand and remember the clarity grade terms used by jewelers.

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