April 16, 2020

Our Lifetime Upgrade Program – “Never Lose Value” Jewelry Trade Up

There may come a time when you decide you want to upgrade your diamond engagement ring, your wedding band, or another piece of fine jewelry. Luckily, if you’re a Diamond Wish customer, you can take advantage of our Lifetime Upgrade Program whenever that time comes. Our Lifetime Upgrade Program allows you to never lose the value of your original jewelry. Through our Upgrade Program, you will receive a 100% credit of the original amount you paid for your previously purchased Diamond Wish Piece toward any qualifying new purchase of greater value. Want to know more about our Lifetime Upgrade Program and how you can take advantage of it? Read on to see the answers to all our Lifetime Upgrade Program FAQs!

What are the terms of your Lifetime Upgrade Program?

We stand behind the quality and value of our jewelry, which is why we offer one of the best Lifetime Upgrade Programs you’ll find anywhere. Some jewelers who offer upgrade programs have harsh restrictions on what’s included in their program, high minimums on how much you have to spend to participate in the program, and more. But at Diamond Wish, Our Lifetime Upgrade Program offers:

  • No Minimums on New Purchase Amounts
  • 100% of Paid Value
  • The Ability to Upgrade Anytime
  • No Limits on What You Can Upgrade

Note: Learn more about the benefits of and the terms and conditions of our Lifetime Upgrade Program by clicking here.

Can I upgrade my Diamond Wish engagement ring through the diamond upgrade program?

Yes! We help our customers upgrade their engagement rings through our Lifetime Upgrade Program often. Many people decide that they want to upgrade their original diamond or gemstone engagement ring later in life. Financial statuses change and so do personal tastes, so people often decide to opt for a center diamond upgrade or a setting upgrade after having owned their engagement ring for some time. If you ever decide that you want to upgrade your Diamond Wish engagement ring or wedding ring, you can do so through our Lifetime Upgrade Program at any time.

Does your upgrade policy allow me to upgrade my lab-grown diamond jewelry?

Yes, you can upgrade the lab-grown diamond jewelry you purchase at Diamond Wish through our Lifetime Upgrade Program! At any time, you can put your full paid lab-grown diamond purchase price toward another lab-grown jewelry item of your choice.

Does gemstone jewelry qualify for the Lifetime Upgrade Program?

Since we guarantee the quality of all our jewelry, all Diamond Wish jewelry qualifies for our Lifetime Upgrade Program, including our gemstone rings and the rest of our gemstone jewelry. 100% of the original purchase price paid for any of our gemstone pieces can be put towards a new purchase of any greater value.

What types of Diamond Wish jewelry can I upgrade?

People sometimes assume that only engagement rings qualify for our Lifetime Upgrade Program. But at Diamond Wish, you can upgrade any piece of jewelry you purchased from us using our lifetime trade in program, including our diamond stud earrings, diamond tennis bracelets, fashion rings, pendant necklaces, and more!

Ready to trade in your old jewelry and take advantage of our trade up program? First, browse our online jewelry store and pick out your new diamond or gemstone jewelry. We offer a beautiful array of diamond rings, wedding bands, solitaire diamond studs, halo diamond studs, gemstone studs, diamond bracelets, GIA graded loose diamonds, and much more. Once you’ve found your perfect new piece of jewelry, visit our UPGRADE page and start the upgrade process today!

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December 23, 2019

What Does Diamond Fluorescence Mean?

As a jeweler that specializes in diamond jewelry, we often get questions from our customers about diamond fluorescence. Many of our customers wonder if diamond fluorescence is a good thing or a bad thing, or they may wonder what it is to begin with.

To help clear up some of the confusion around this topic, in this post we’ll be taking a closer look at diamond fluorescence. We’ll talk about what diamond fluorescence is, what causes diamond fluorescence, what diamond fluorescence means, and how you can tell whether or not a diamond is fluorescent.

What is Diamond Fluorescence?

Does the marquise diamond featured here in our Ella Classic Diamond Engagement Ring have fluorescence? You’d have to look at it under a UV light to see.

Fluorescence is a light effect that occurs when something (such as a diamond) is exposed to ultraviolet light. Some diamonds can emit a “glow” under UV light. When a diamond glows or radiates under UV, it’s displaying fluorescence.

According to the GIA, around 25% to 35% of diamonds have some degree of fluorescence. Then, if a diamond has fluorescence, the fluorescence can range from faint to very strong.

What Causes Diamond Fluorescence?

As diamonds form in the earth over millions of years, they can absorb other minerals. And if these minerals are fluorescent, the diamond can become fluorescent. Trace minerals that can cause fluorescence include aluminum, boron, and nitrogen.

What Does Diamond Fluorescence Mean? It is Good or Bad?

So, now that you know what diamond fluorescence is and what causes it, let’s talk about the top question we get about diamond fluorescence: its it good or is it bad?

In our opinion, whether or not you like or dislike diamond fluorescence is largely a matter of personal preference. Diamond fluorescence primarily affects whether or not a diamond will glow under UV light. If this is something you dislike, then you may want to select a diamond with little to no fluorescence. If this is something you don’t care about, then you may be perfectly happy with a diamond with fluorescence.

However, there is one important thing to understand about diamond fluorescence and what a diamond looks like when it’s not under UV light. Even in regular lighting, diamond fluorescence can sometimes affect the color of a diamond— in either a good way or a bad way.

There are two primary types of diamond fluorescence: blue fluorescence and yellow fluorescence. Blue fluorescence, the most common type of diamond fluorescence, can actually have a positive impact on a white diamonds color, since it can make a diamond look a bit more white in full natural daylight. Yellow fluorescence, on the other hand, can have a negative impact on a white diamonds color, since it can make the diamond look more yellow in natural daylight. Additionally, yellow fluorescence can sometimes give a diamond a “hazy” or “milky” look.

So, if diamond color is important to you, it’s important that you consider a diamond’s fluorescence before you purchase it. You’ll likely want to avoid diamonds with yellow fluorescence. But on the other hand, you may be happy with a diamond with blue fluorescence, since it can give a diamond’s color a boost in natural lighting.

How Can You Tell if a Diamond is Fluorescent?

To tell whether or not a diamond is fluorescent, all you have to do is check its grading report. Since 1997, the GIA has included fluorescence on all white diamond grading reports. So, a diamond’s level of fluorescence will be noted on its GIA report. Then, if it has a fluorescence level of Medium, Strong, or Very Strong the color of the fluorescence will also be noted on this report.

Additionally, if you’re shopping for an engagement ring on our online site, know that you can sort diamonds by fluorescence when you browse our diamonds. You can also request a diamond’s full grading report by clicking the “Request Diamond Certificate” link below a selected diamond.

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December 4, 2019

4 Luxurious Rings to Day Dream About for the Holidays

While we love a good minimalist engagement ring, we also adore a ring with a more of a “maximalist” vibe. There’s just something so utterly gorgeous about an engagement ring that’s simply dripping with dazzling white diamonds.

To celebrate the best of the best in the ultra luxurious engagement ring category, we’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite pieces from our Le Desire Luxury Collection. These luxury couture pieces feature breathtaking center diamonds and beautifully arranged diamond accents that shimmer from every angle. The holidays are all about shimmer. So this holiday season, spark your imagination with these luxurious rings that you’ll be dreaming about all season long.

Halo Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

There’s so much to love about this ultra-glamorous halo engagement ring, which features an absolutely exquisite 4.03 carat oval cut diamond at its center. In addition to its 4 carat centerpiece, this ring also features a halo setting (which ups the impact of the center diamond even further), a diamond set split shank bank, and beautiful, swirling diamond set accents under its raised cathedral setting. With over 5 total carats of dazzling white diamonds, this ring is truly something to dream about.

Double Halo Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

This double halo cushion cut diamond ring is simply mesmerizing. In this design, a beautifully clear 2 carat cushion cut diamond rests in a romantic, dazzling double halo setting. Additional diamond accents adorn this enchanting ring’s band and raised setting, creating a refined and highly brilliant look.

Halo Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

This sophisticated, icily beautiful engagement ring features a 2 carat emerald cut diamond at its center. This ring’s gorgeous center diamond is enclosed in an emerald shaped halo setting that adds brilliance and impact to the piece. A wide, diamond set split shank band adds balance to this ring’s design, while hidden engravings along the cathedral setting add an extra dash of romance.

Halo Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

A stunning 3 carat cushion cut diamond rests in a glamorous halo setting in this breathtaking design. This ring’s halo setting beautifully echoes the elegant shape of its enclosed center diamond. Along this ring’s slim split shank band, pave diamonds add additional brilliance. This ring also features delicate hidden diamond details, which rest along curling white gold accents upon the ring’s cathedral setting.

Looking for even more luxurious rings to day dream about this holiday season? View our full Le Desire Luxury Engagement Ring Collection.

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December 4, 2019

7 Best Ideas for a Whimsical Winter Proposal

There are so many ways to use winter’s beauty (and many fun activities) to your advantage during a winter proposal. And in this post, we’re rounding up some of our favorites! Read on to see our list of the 7 best ideas for a whimsical winter proposal, full of charming, memorable proposal ideas she’ll adore.

1. Take a Sleigh Ride Together

Taking a sleigh ride with your sweetheart is undeniably romantic. So why not make it even more romantic by popping the question while you go dashing through the snow together? If you don’t live in an area where sleigh rides are freely available, you can adapt this proposal idea by opting for a horse drawn carriage ride instead!

2. Head to the Ice Skating Rink

Give her an icy, glamorous halo engagement ring on the ice with this whimsical proposal idea.

If you’re steady on your feet, consider proposing at an ice skating rink that’s all decked out for the holidays. This proposal idea is fun, sweet, and absolutely charming.

3. Try a New Year’s Countdown Proposal 

When people think of a winter proposal, their first thought is often of a Christmas or Hanukkah proposal. But there’s another romantic winter holiday that can make your proposal ultra magical: New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s is an incredibly exciting holiday, full of optimism for the coming year. So why not start your new year with a “yes!” by getting down on one knee as the ball drops?

4. Consider a Puppy Proposal 

What’s better than a puppy? A puppy that also comes with an engagement ring, such as this beautiful blue topaz engagement ring.

If you have a dog (or if you’re thinking of gifting a puppy for the holidays) get your pup in on the proposal action to create a fun and memorable proposal.

There are many ways you can incorporate your dog into your holiday proposal. For example, you could have your dog deliver a holiday letter with your proposal message enclosed. Or you could dress your dog up in a festive outfit that includes a ring bearer collar. If you’re gifting a puppy for the holidays, you could also try writing your proposal message on the new pup’s collar or on a ribbon around their neck, then get down on one knee as your partner reads it.

5. Say it With Snow

Add a bit of winter magic to your proposal by incorporating one of the season’s most beautiful features, soft white snow, into your proposal. First, find a pretty outdoor location with plenty of snow. Then, write “will you marry me” into the snow. You can carve out your message, write it with flowers, or say it with lights. This proposal idea is simple, sweet, and memorable. And, as an added bonus, it’s also incredibly photogenic, so it can make for some incredible engagement pictures.

6. Give the Best Stocking Stuffer Ever

Give her the best stocking stuffer of all time by slipping her engagement ring box into her Christmas stocking. This proposal idea is so simple and easy to pull off, yet it’s also something that’s sure to surprise and thrill her!

7. Propose on a Romantic Holiday Trip

This pretty peridot engagement ring is a dazzling, unique option that will take her breath away when you propose on holiday.

If you want to wow her with your winter proposal, propose while on a romantic holiday trip. You could go to a cozy, secluded mountain cabin or perhaps visit a beautiful city that’s decked out for the holiday season. Wherever you choose to visit, proposing while on a romantic holiday excursion is a sure way to wow her with your proposal!

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October 31, 2019

Your Hand Size and the Ideal Diamond Shape for You

There are ten common diamond shapes: round, princess, cushion, asscher, emerald, oval, pear, marquise, heart, and radiant. While many people select their engagement ring’s diamond shape based on its style, there’s another (often overlooked) factor to consider: how the shape will look on your hand.

Often, people find that they love the look of a certain diamond shape when they see it in pictures or on other people, then find that they just don’t love how it looks on them. This is because diamond shapes can look very different depending on the size and shape of your hand. So what’s the ideal diamond shape for your hand size and shape? Below, we’re taking a closer look at which diamond shapes tend to look best on different hands. We’ll talk about why certain diamond shapes may be more flattering for you and we’ll also give some tips on how to use ring settings to your advantage to flatter your fingers.

Diamond Shapes for Small Hands

When selecting a diamond shape for smaller hands, proportion is key. Smaller diamonds in general tend to look best on small hands, since this balanced proportion is aesthetically pleasing. There are a few shapes that tend to look stunning on small hands: round, asscher cut, and princess cut diamonds. These shapes have more depth than surface area when compared to other diamond shapes, so they look perfectly proportioned on small hands.

There is one exception to this “smaller and more compact is better for small hands” rule, however. If you have small hands but also have short fingers, you may prefer the look of a diamond that has an elongating effect. Oval shaped, pear shaped, and marquise cut diamonds are all excellent for elongating the fingers.

For ring settings for small hands, we recommend selecting a simple setting that doesn’t have large side stones. Large side stones can often look unbalanced on smaller hands. Some excellent setting options for small hands include slim solitaire bands and elegant split shank bands. If you have a smaller hand but still want diamond accents on your engagement ring setting, we generally recommend selecting a setting with pave diamonds. Pave diamonds add beautiful shimmer, yet still look quite delicate and harmonious with more petite hands.

Diamond Shapes for Wider Hands or Fingers

Those who have wider hands or fingers often love diamond shapes that provide a slimming effect. Some diamond shapes that are particularly good for this include oval shaped, marquise cut, emerald cut, and radiant cut diamonds. Then, larger diamonds in general also tend to look best on wider hands. So some of the most flattering diamonds for wider hands and fingers tend to be long fancy shapes with higher carat weights. (Note: If you want a larger looking diamond but a hefty carat weight center stone won’t fit in your budget, a halo setting is a great way to visually amp up the size of a smaller diamond.)

As far as ring settings go for wider hands or fingers, we recommend going for a more bold setting, rather than a delicate setting. Wider, more sizable settings tend to look harmonious and balanced with wider hands and fingers. Some great setting options for wider fingers include medium to wide solitaire bands, three stone settings, halo settings, and modern settings with bold asymmetrical details.

Diamond Shapes for Slim Hands or Long Fingers 

If you’re looking for a diamond shape for slim hands or long fingers, you many options. Your ideal diamond shape will depend on the type of effect you want when wearing your engagement ring. If you love the look of your long fingers, you can accentuate this by going with an elongated fancy shaped diamond. Or, if you would prefer to balance out the length of your fingers, you can go with a symmetrical diamond shape, like a round, princess cut, or asscher cut diamond.

For long and slender hands, we generally recommend selecting a wider engagement ring setting. Wider ring settings work beautifully with longer hands, since they look proportional. Some excellent setting options for longer hands include wide solitaire bands, double bands, and triple bands.

Final Thoughts on the Ideal Diamond Shape for You

We hope that this guide to finding the ideal diamond shape for your hand size has been helpful! While this guide includes many tips on how to flatter your fingers, we do want to mention that, at the end of the day, there are no hard rules on which diamond shape you should pick. The most important thing about your engagement ring is that you love it. So if you find that you’re drawn to a diamond shape that may not be perfectly flattering for your fingers, we advise you to follow your heart.

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