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Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are also called carbonado and they date back billions of years to mediaeval times. They are known to be extremely rare and are difficult to cut. They are immensely popular and have traditionally been used as a setting for men’s rings. Black diamonds are believed to have pushed their way to the Earth’s surface approximately 1 million years ago through a series of volcanic eruptions. They are, in fact, regarded as a fairly young clear diamonds, although they were initially formed over 4 billion years ago.

Black Diamonds


Black diamonds are opaque and are typically full of scratch marks that contain sulphide deposits. They are most abundant in Brazil and are just as hard as the vast majority of clear diamonds. Black diamonds will generally appear to be grey or dark grey, although they do not commonly have a uniformed color. Black diamonds are considered to be extremely tough to cut and this is mainly due to the surface of them being pitted.



There are various myths about Black Diamonds that seem to conflict with each other. Black diamonds are regarded as a curse and a sign of death in India as they are believed to closely resemble the eyes of spiders and snakes. However, with that said, in Italy it is believed that a couple is able to save their marriage simply by touching a black diamond. This action of touching the stone would force your troubles to leave you and then enter the diamond. The world’s largest cut …

Pear Shaped Rings

Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Pear-shaped engagement rings are a very unique and popular option today. They are also referred to as a pendeloque or teardrop shape and are basically a combination of the marquis and oval cuts. On a pear-shaped stone, one side is round in shape and the other side tapers to a small point. There are many varieties with regards to stone choice, settings and size available.

The most commonly chosen setting for pear shaped engagement rings is the diamond solitaire. The actual diamonds can be found in many sizes and carat weights and the stone is normally set lying perpendicular to the band. This enhances both the size and the length of the stone and gives it a truly brilliant shine and look. Pear stones are normally set in either a prong or a tiffany setting although there are many other settings that are available.

Other styles for pear shaped engagement ring settings include accented rings which includes other stones that are lined up on each side of the pear-shaped stone. Other, smaller stones are typically placed around the center stone. These other cuts may include pear shapes, round and marquis cuts all of which make beautiful accents for the center pear stone. Cluster settings are another very popular choice. These include smaller clusters of gems that completely surround the pear stone in the center of the ring. Cluster settings normally include smaller round diamonds or other precious gemstones to highlight the larger pear-shaped stone. Many designers also add their own …

Gemstone Journey Pendants

Gemstone journey pendants are made to celebrate a journey of sorts in a person’s life. This journey can be of many different types. It is a way to celebrate a milestone or any other special time in that person’s life. These pieces of jewelry are wonderful ways to commiserate that special day with someone and to provide them with memories for years to come.

The journey pendant is designed to resemble a lazy s. It is inlaid with gemstones that can be made especially for the person that the piece of jewelry is being designed for. These pieces are wonderful gifts for many occasions and can be tailored to the needs of the recipient.

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Journeys can mean many different things to people. To some individuals a journey gift may be appropriate for a college graduate in order to highlight their journey through their educational years and to celebrate their success in completing their studies. Another journey could be a wedding taking place. This could signify the journey of a young woman who has completed her journey as a single woman and is now ready to start a new journey as a partner to her new husband.

Other journeys that can be celebrated with a beautiful pendant such as this include the birth of a new child. A couple is no longer just husband and wife but is embarking on parenthood and they want to celebrate that journey with a piece of jewelry that they can cherish for years to come. …

Bezel Set Engagement Rings

There are a variety of different settings for diamond engagement rings. Bezel set engagement rings are one of the setting types. The stone is surrounded by a circle of precious metal in which it sits slightly lower than the rim of the circle. The flat profile is modern and ideal with certain diamond styles. Those who are active and/or work with their hands a lot often choose the bezel setting because it provides more protection for the diamond. The stone won’t snag on fabric and certain flaws around the stone’s edge are concealed. Others like this setting because of its appearance which, depending on the ring style, can look classic to modern.

Bezel set engagement rings cost more than other comparable rings with different settings. However, for many people the extra expense is worth it, especially when it comes to a ring that you intend to keep on your finger for a lifetime. There are numerous diamond shapes that look beautiful in a bezel setting. One example is the princess cut diamond, a square-shaped stone cut to emphasize the brilliance of the stone. In a bezel setting, a princess cut stone can be set in its original square shape or turned to create a diamond shape.

Bezel set engagement rings sometimes feature multiple diamonds as opposed to the traditional solitaire ring. You might see a large center stone surrounded by two smaller bezel set stones. Pave diamonds are also popular adornments on bezel set rings. A modern take on the …

Asscher Cut Earrings

Asscher Cut Diamond Earrings

There are many different cuts available when it comes to diamonds. The cut is one of the all-important 4 C’s (clarity, color, carat and cut.) Examples of different diamond cuts include round, emerald, marquise, princess and Asscher. This cut is named after the Royal Asscher Diamond Company who created it. Created by Joseph Asscher, this cut was a hallmark of the Art Deco style but is highly popular today. If you’re shopping for earrings consider a pair of Asscher cut diamond earrings, which will become a treasured part of your jewelry collection and possibly a family heirloom as well.

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The shape of this diamond is square, but the corners are deeply cut which gives the stone almost an octagon appearance. The stone feature multiple steps and is sometimes referred to as the square emerald cut. It is similar to a cushion cut diamond also. Unlike step cut emerald stones, the Asscher cut has a more fiery and dazzling look due to the number and positioning of the step cuts. This cut is patented, so if you buy Asscher cut diamond earrings make sure your jeweler shows you proof of authenticity such as the official insignia and identification number.

Most Asscher diamonds are held in a prong setting. Many are smaller than other cuts because a stone too large detracts from the unique beauty of this cut. You can go for earrings as small as a quarter carat, half carat, three-fourths carat or even a whole carat depending on your budget …