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Choosing a Setting

Choosing a Setting

I have the occasional client who is making the proposal a surprise, but doesn't have any idea as to what his beloved would like in terms of a setting. This may seem like a daunting task, but this is where I can help. My best piece of advice is to at least take notice as to what color gold jewelry they wear. As long as you know this tiny bit of information I can then set the diamond in an inexpensive and very simple white or yellow gold setting. After the proposal, I work with my client to create or...

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TIPS ON BUYING AN ENGAGEMENT RING PART 1

TIPS ON BUYING AN ENGAGEMENT RING PART 1

Searching for an engagement ring can be a daunting task. You might think you have to have a D Flawless stone or as close as possible to one to have an amazing ring. Not true! While studying diamond grading at GIA I learned a few important pieces of information. You have to jump TWO color grades in order to see a noticeable difference in the color of a diamond. So, if you won't budge on anything lower than an "H" color you should know you can actually get a pretty "I" color stone and save yourself some room in your budget. You...

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BLUE NILE VS. ME

BLUE NILE VS. ME

Clients sometimes ask why they should buy from me over purchasing from a place like Blue Nile. My first response is they get one-on-one attention from a GIA educated person (me). I'm available to answer any and all questions and help educate my clients on making their purchase with confidence. The second piece of information I share with them is I hand pick all of my stones or rings for my clients. No two diamonds are alike even if they have EXACTLY the same 4Cs grading. One SI clarity stone may look much "cleaner" than another SI1 stone. You have...

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