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Sixth Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Amethyst

Sixth Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Amethyst

What is Amethyst? Amethyst is the official sixth anniversary gemstone, offering a traditional alternative to iron or wood. Amethyst is...
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Custom Pendants: Buying Guide for 2023

Custom Pendants: Buying Guide for 2023

Of all the types of jewelry that you can wear, some argue that custom made pendants have the most potential...
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Geeky Engagement Rings: Buying Guide for 2023

Geeky Engagement Rings: Buying Guide for 2023

When shopping for engagement rings in the past, you were limited to the same generic designs that everyone else was...
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Custom Earrings: Buying Guide for 2023

Custom Earrings: Buying Guide for 2023

Designing a pair of custom earrings is a great way to make a statement. Learn how to create custom earrings...
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Fifth Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Sapphire

Fifth Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Sapphire

Sapphire is the official fifth anniversary gift gemstone, making it a wonderful gift if you want to honor anniversary gift...
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Custom Class Rings: Buying Guide for 2023

Custom Class Rings: Buying Guide for 2023

A hallmark of the American military culture is a profound sense of loyalty to one’s comrades and country. The students...
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Custom Signet Rings: Buying Guide for 2023

Custom Signet Rings: Buying Guide for 2023

Signet rings are having a moment.  The market for personalized jewelry continues to grow and customizable designs like signet rings...
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History of Signet Rings

History of Signet Rings

Signet rings have a long history of symbolizing an alliance, union, romance, or family ties.
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Fourth Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Blue Topaz

Fourth Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Blue Topaz

Blue topaz is the official fourth anniversary gemstone, making it a wonderful gift idea if you are looking for a...
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Third Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Pearls

Third Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Pearls

Anniversary gift traditions began in the Victorian Era, around the time when love marriages began to take the place of...
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Second Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Garnet Jewelry

Second Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Garnet Jewelry

The traditional gift for a second year wedding anniversary is garnet jewelry, representing passion, love, commitment, and friendship.
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First Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Gold Jewelry

First Year Anniversary Gift Guide: Gold Jewelry

Your first anniversary is a truly special time, representing your first year together after making a lifetime commitment. Choosing the...
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Anniversary Gifts By Year

Anniversary Gifts By Year

The anniversary gift for year 1 is gold, and the anniversary gift for year 2 is garnet. Our chart tells...
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20 Best Mother’s Day Jewelry Gift Ideas for 2023

20 Best Mother’s Day Jewelry Gift Ideas for 2023

What comes to mind when you think about your mother? For many of us, memories of love, good times and...
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Diamond Tennis Necklaces: A Buying Guide

Diamond Tennis Necklaces: A Buying Guide

Diamond tennis necklaces are popular and very versatile. Learn more about these jewelry pieces and the best design options and...
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How to Buy a Diamond Online (Tips and Tricks)

How to Buy a Diamond Online (Tips and Tricks)

If you want to buy a diamond online rather than at a brick-and-mortar store, you’ll need to be well-informed about...
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Diamond Eternity Rings: A Buying Guide

Diamond Eternity Rings: A Buying Guide

What Is an Eternity Ring? Diamond eternity rings are meaningful and beautiful jewelry items. These rings are commonly used as...
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Milestone Anniversary Jewelry and Gemstone Gift Buying Guide (Traditional and Modern Gifts)

Milestone Anniversary Jewelry and Gemstone Gift Buying Guide (Traditional and Modern Gifts)

Knowing what to get for an anniversary can be tough. Jewelry is always a lasting, thoughtful, and sentimental way to...
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Active Promo Codes for Diamond Rings and Jewelry

Active Promo Codes for Diamond Rings and Jewelry

Updated July 23, 2022. Up-to-date promo codes, coupons, and sales to save you money on diamond rings, engagement rings, jewelry,...
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2023 Buying Guide: How to Select, Wear, and Buy Cufflinks

2023 Buying Guide: How to Select, Wear, and Buy Cufflinks

Cufflinks have been a staple in men’s formalwear for decades. Men do not always have as many options to choose...
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12 Push Present Ideas for 2023 – Jewelry Gifts for New Moms

12 Push Present Ideas for 2023 – Jewelry Gifts for New Moms

For years, couples have found all sorts of ways to celebrate the addition of a new family member. No matter...
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Trendiest Rose Gold Jewelry for 2023

Trendiest Rose Gold Jewelry for 2023

Rose gold jewelry is definitely a trend you will be seeing for this 2023 season. Even though it is not...
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Trendiest White Gold Jewelry of 2023

Trendiest White Gold Jewelry of 2023

2023 White Gold Earring Trends 14K white gold trident huggie hoop earrings from Angara. Huggies are definitely having a strong...
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James Allen Diamond Cut Guide: Overview, Grades, Quality and Price

James Allen Diamond Cut Guide: Overview, Grades, Quality and Price

Diamond Cuts When it comes to sparkle, a diamond’s cut is the deciding factor. Cut describes how a diamond’s surface...
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Trendiest Yellow Gold Jewelry In 2023

Trendiest Yellow Gold Jewelry In 2023

Here are some of the top yellow gold jewelry trends for 2023... Inset Diamonds A 14K yellow gold gypsy set...
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Diamond Tennis Bracelets: A Buying Guide

Diamond Tennis Bracelets: A Buying Guide

A 14K rose gold 4-prong tennis bracelet from James Allen. Why Is It Called a Tennis Bracelet? The term “tennis”...
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Buying Guide for 2023: Diamond Bangle Bracelets

Buying Guide for 2023: Diamond Bangle Bracelets

A 14K yellow baguette diamond bangle from James Allen. Things to consider There are a few things to consider when...
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How to Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond in 2023

How to Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond in 2023

Lab-Grown Diamonds: The Basics Can you tell that this 1.57-carat Princess cut diamond was grown in a lab? Lab-grown diamonds...
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Buying Guide for 2023: Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Buying Guide for 2023: Diamond Chandelier Earrings

What Is a Chandelier Earring?  What exactly IS a chandelier earring? People typically think of chandelier earrings as these large,...
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Buying Diamond Stud Earrings? Learn How to Buy the Perfect Pair in 2023

Buying Diamond Stud Earrings? Learn How to Buy the Perfect Pair in 2023

Before you purchase diamond stud earrings, read our guide and learn how to find the perfect pair for yourself or...
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How to Buy a Great Diamond Solitaire Pendant in 2023

How to Buy a Great Diamond Solitaire Pendant in 2023

Diamond solitaire pendants are lovely, versatile, stylish, and must-have jewelry pieces. Learn how to buy the right one (for you...
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Ethical Diamonds: How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond in 2023

Ethical Diamonds: How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond in 2023

Where Diamonds Come From First, it is important to understand where diamonds come from and how they are produced. Diamonds...
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How to Try On Engagement Rings Before Buying Online

How to Try On Engagement Rings Before Buying Online

14K White Gold Halo Pear Shaped Side Stone Engagement Ring from James Allen Virtual Try-On With the incredible advances in...
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Is It Safe to Buy a Diamond Ring Online?

Is It Safe to Buy a Diamond Ring Online?

14K White Gold Pave Rope Engagement Ring from James Allen You buy your clothing online and even your groceries off...
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Should I Buy a VVS2 Clarity Diamond?

Should I Buy a VVS2 Clarity Diamond?

One of the four Cs by which a diamond's quality is measured is clarity. The best of the best are...
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CustomMade.com Review

CustomMade.com Review

https://vimeo.com/778277474 When we learned our friend Angela was going to design a new engagement ring with CustomMade, we asked that...
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Whiteflash Review

Whiteflash Review

Founded in 2000, Whiteflash’s mission is to provide top quality diamonds and fine jewelry to their customers while providing what they call a...
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With Clarity Review

With Clarity Review

With Clarity helps you create the perfect custom engagement ring. With Clarity was founded in 2013 by a husband-and-wife team...
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Brian Gavin Diamonds Review

Brian Gavin Diamonds Review

BGD offer high-performance stones, cut to reflect as much light as possible. © Brian Gavin. Used with permission. Brian Gavin...
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Blue Nile Review

Blue Nile Review

Launched in 1999, Blue Nile was one of the first online diamond retailers. They revolutionized the way people bought diamond...
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James Allen Review

James Allen Review

Launched in 2006, online jewelry retailer James Allen is a disrupter in the diamond market that seeks to educate buyers...
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Buying Diamonds Online? Match Your Shopper Personality Type to an Online Store

Buying Diamonds Online? Match Your Shopper Personality Type to an Online Store

How can you find the right website when you’re buying diamonds online? See which of these diamond websites matches your...
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