September 14, 2018

8 Amazing Facts About Moissanite

Moissanite is a having a major moment. This gorgeous gemstone has been making waves on the engagement ring scene, with more and more style savvy brides choosing this dazzling clear white gemstone. However, many people haven’t heard of moissanite, as it was only discovered a century ago. Want to know more about the hottest gemstone of 2018? Here are eight amazing facts about moissanite.

1. Moissanite Fell From The Stars

Moissanite was discovered around 100 years ago when it fell from the stars. In 1893, the French scientist Henri Moissan was inspecting a meteor crater in Arizona when he found what he thought were diamonds. However, upon closer inspection he realized he had found something completely new, a gorgeous form of silicon carbide that he dubbed moissanite.

2. Moissanite Has Two Enchanting Nicknames

Thanks to its celestial origin story, moissanite has two enchanting nicknames among jewelry enthusiasts: Stardust and the Space Diamond.

3. Moissanites Look Incredibly Similar To Diamonds

When moissanite was first discovered by Henri Moissan, he first thought he had simply found diamonds. That’s because moissanites look incredibly similar to diamonds, with their clear white radiance.

moissanite

4. Moissanites Are Even More Brilliant Than Diamonds

While moissanites look similar to white diamonds, they do have some differences in appearance. One difference is something that many would consider an advantage: moissanite’s higher brilliance. Moissanites have a faceting pattern that allows them to reflect and refract even more light than diamonds, giving them more shimmer and more fire (the rainbow light produced by gemstones).

5. Moissanite is Incredibly Durable

One of the things that makes moissanite such a great choice for an engagement ring is its excellent durability, which makes it perfect for everyday wear. It’s ranks at a 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it harder than almost every gemstone (the one exception: diamonds, which is slightly higher at a 10). It’s also highly resistant to heat, which means it has less of a chance of getting damaged during jewelry repair (or a house fire, for that matter).

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6. Moissanites Are Even More Rare Than Diamonds

Naturally occurring moissanites are incredibly rare— even more rare than diamonds. Because of this, most of the moissanites you see in jewelry today have actually been grown in a controlled lab environment.

7. Moissanite is a Bargain

One of the advantages of moissanite being grown in a lab is its very attractive price point. A moissanite usually costs about 90% less than a diamond of comparable quality!

8. Moissanite is Highly Ethical

Another advantage of moissanite being lab created is that it is highly ethical. Moissanites are always conflict-free, with easily traced origins, and they create a much smaller environmental impact than natural gemstones.

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August 17, 2018

Get the Look: Priyanka Chopra’s Engagement Ring

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have had a whirlwind romance. The pair started dating only a few months ago but are reportedly already engaged. While neither of the two lovebirds have officially confirmed their engagement, we do have one major clue that the pair will be tying the knot: Priyanka Chopra’s dazzling new engagement ring.

priyanka chopra engagement ring

We got our first glimpse of Chopra’s engagement ring when her friend and fellow actress Ravenna Tandon posted a picture that featured the ring on Instagram. Tandon posted a photo of her and Chopra with the caption, “Peecee and I getting our pouts in order.” The picture, a selfie of the two actresses, prominently features Chopra’s massive, eye-catching engagement ring.

Chopra’s engagement ring ring features a cushion cut white diamond in a simple setting. The cushion cut diamond is quite large; judging on the picture from Tandon’s Instagram, it’s probably around 5 carats. The ring’s classic white setting is crafted in either white gold or platinum. The setting appears to have some side detailing, with additional white diamonds on the band.

priyanka chopra engagement ring

Shop the Look: The Skylar cushion cut diamond engagement ring  echoes the classic and chic look of Priyanka Chopra’s new engagement ring.

Nick Jonas seems to have made an excellent choice with his new fiancé’s engagement ring. The ring has an elegant and timeless look, which perfectly compliments Chopra’s classic style.

priyanka chopra engagement ring

Shop the Look: Like Chopra’s engagement ring, the Skylar ring features a cushion cut diamond and detailing on the ring’s band.

As of right now, Tandon’s Instagram photo is the only picture of Chopra’s ring that has made it to the public. Reportedly, Chopra is being extremely careful about not allowing others to see her ring. It’s been said that Chopra always takes her ring off before heading anywhere there might be cameras.

Both Chopra and Jonas have been very quiet about their engagement, seemingly preferring to keep the details private, at least for now. But it appears that their engagement is in full swing, as Jonas’ parents were recently spotted in India, reportedly to attend an engagement party being thrown by Chopra’s parents.

We hope that when Chopra and Jonas do tie the knot, they’ll give us a glimpse of their wedding, which is sure to be incredible. And, hopefully, they’ll share some more photographs of Chopra’s incredible engagement ring.

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August 8, 2018

Let’s Talk About Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement Ring

When Justin Bieber popped the question to Hailey Baldwin in the Bahamas, he chose a truly spectacular engagement ring. The couple took a few days to enjoy the glow of their engagement on their vacation, where the world got its first look at Hailey’s new ring, thanks to some fan captured pictures and videos that surfaced on social media. And the ring Bieber chose was nothing less than spectacular.

The Oval-Cut Diamond

Justin Bieber is one of the most famous (and successful) pop stars of our time, so it’s no surprise that he chose to go all out with his choice of engagement ring. Bieber gave Baldwin an absolutely incredible oval diamond ring. The oval diamond in Hailey Baldwin’s ring is massive, with some experts estimating that it’s around six to eight carats.

A chic and radiant oval diamond ring similar to Hailey’s new engagement ring.

The setting for Baldwin’s ring lets its sizable center stone shine. Baldwin’s dazzling diamond is set in a slim silvery setting, which could be made of either white gold or platinum. The band of the ring is quite slim, which creates a delicate look and helps its large oval diamond look even bigger.

A dazzling oval diamond ring with a slim diamond accent band.

Bieber’s choice of ring for his new fiancé shows the pop star is in tune with the latest trends. Oval diamond rings have become incredibly popular engagement rings in recent years, especially in solitaire or halo settings. This trend is likely due to the unique, yet classic look of oval diamonds, as well as the fact that oval diamonds are a great value, as they look larger per carat than similarly weighted round diamonds. But, of course, the value of oval diamond rings was something Bieber was unlikely to be thinking of, thanks to his estimated $83.5 million net worth.

After Baldwin was spotted wearing her new engagement ring in the Bahamas, Bieber took to Instagram to officially announce their engagement. He confirmed the rumors of his engagement, saying, “Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast,” and went on to profess his love for his new fiancé. Bieber also let his fans know that his choice of proposal date (the 7th on the 7th month of the year) was intentional, saying that the number seven is “the number of spiritual perfection.”

The happy couple has since been spotted back home in New York, with Hailey donning her gorgeous new ring as the couple dashed around town. As of right now, we only have fan and paparazzi pictures of Hailey’s beautiful new ring, since Bieber’s model fiancé has yet to post a close of up of the dazzling oval diamond ring. We can’t wait til we get a closer look at her gorgeous engagement ring! Congratulations to the happy couple!

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July 25, 2018

8 Major Engagement Ring Trends in 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for engagement ring trends. This year, we’re seeing a huge boom in unique and creative engagement rings. Beautiful pops of color, uncommon shape choices, and creative ways to wear old and new styles— 2018 has it all. Let’s take a look at 8 of the major engagement ring trends for 2018.

Morganite and Rose Gold

Darya Halo Morganite Engagement Ring

Morganite emerged as a major trend last year and this year the pretty pink gemstone’s popularity has continued to rise. In particular, pairing a morganite center stone with a rose gold setting has been hugely popular. It’s easy to see why: the soft pink hue of morganite pairs beautifully with blush-colored rose gold. Together, these two precious materials create an incredibly unique and romantic look.

Oval Diamond Rings

Clara Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

There are many things to love about oval diamonds. For one, they’re unique, yet still have a classic, traditional look. For another, the slimmer profile of an oval diamond can make the fingers look slimmer. And, perhaps best of all, oval diamonds are a great value, as their high top surface area makes them look bigger per carat than a round diamond.

Colored Diamonds and Gemstones

Merilyn Blue Diamond Engagement Ring 

Colored diamonds and gemstones are all the rage right now with brides looking for more unique, personalized engagement rings. This year, diamonds and gemstones in a rainbow of colors can be found in a huge array of engagement ring designs.

Black Diamond Engagement Rings

Raelynn Black Oval Cut Engagement Ring

Black diamond engagement rings have been rising in popularity with brides who love their rich, mysterious look. The gorgeous and rare black diamond has a unique depth that brings an air of  sophistication to every black diamond engagement ring.

Three Stone Rings

Meghan Three Stone Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 

Three stone rings are traditional and sweet. Each of the three stones on this style of engagement ring represents a different moment in a couple’s life together: their past, present, and future. This engagement ring style is as sentimental as it is beautiful.

Rose Gold

Emilia Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Rose Gold

Rose gold has been rising in popularity over the last few years and it shows no sign of stopping. This beautiful, soft pink form of gold can be seen in a huge range of styles, popping up on everything from vintage to modern settings.

Ring Stacks

Ring stacks are a creative way to get a unique and dazzling look. Whether you stack multiple engagement rings or go with a combo of an engagement ring and a decked out wedding band, the stacked engagement ring look will turn heads.

Multiple Wedding Bands

Caroline Classic Diamond Wedding Band

Keira Vintage Diamond Wedding Band

Tying in with our last trend, many brides have been forgoing traditional engagement rings altogether. Instead, they’re choosing to stack wedding bands to create their own unique, custom look. The best thing about this engagement ring option is the endless number of ways you can customize your stack. You can choose bold rings, classic rings, delicate rings, or any mixture you can imagine.

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