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The difference between lab grown and natural diamonds

The difference between lab grown and natural diamonds

by Catherine Angiel June 16, 2017

Lab grown diamonds are considered authentic, and ecofriendly, with the same composition and structure of natural diamonds.  Scientist grow these stone in 8 short weeks, where it takes the earth millions of years for veins of rough to surface. 


While these stones are very close to natural diamonds in their characteristics and beauty, they are not the same as machines are able to distinguish which are natural and which are scientifically created.

As far as an investment; experts in the jewelry industry have doubts man made stones will go upward, because this is a new concept.  Similar to electronics, they feel in time the prices will go down once they become mass produced.

Moreover, natural diamonds make a positive impact in other countries, specifically Africa’s continent.  The diamond industry provides an honest livelihood, schools, medicine, and hospitals. 


Examples include Botswana who has one of the better medical systems in Africa. The Botswana government has many times said that if not for their diamond industry, the medical system would collapse.

The Kimberly act was created by the United Nations General Assembly, to establish requirements in the industry that controls rough production and trade. This has helped minimize the sourcing of unethical diamonds and has provided ethically sourced diamonds, and reduced the flow of conflict diamonds down to 1%.

Lastly, the diamond industry cares deeply about sourcing ethical diamonds, and ending the crisis in Sierra Leone.

 

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Jewelry Cleaning Home Remedies

Jewelry Cleaning Home Remedies

by Catherine Angiel May 09, 2017

How to keep your jewelry in  pristine condition.

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Jewelry Insurance Tips

Jewelry Insurance Tips

by Catherine Angiel February 14, 2017

You don't know what you have until it's gone 

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Notes from Cupid

Notes from Cupid

by Catherine Angiel January 06, 2017

In a relationship or not, we are a strong believer that there is a special someone in everyone's life that deserves a little bling this Valentines day.

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Why Diamond Prices Vary

Why Diamond Prices Vary

by Catherine Angiel January 03, 2017

There's more to it than just the 4C's.

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What are black diamonds?

What are black diamonds?

by Catherine Angiel January 02, 2017

Black diamonds are wildly popular due to the intensity and stunning contrast they add to all types of jewelry. Black diamonds are constantly being worn by top celebrities, including MadonnaCarrie Bradshaw, and Michelle Obama.

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Best jewelry gifts for the holidays

Best jewelry gifts for the holidays

by Catherine Angiel December 04, 2016

This holiday season we wanted to share the hottest jewelry trends from the rocker to the minimalist on your list.

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Diamonds skulls, dragons and daggers, oh my!

Diamonds skulls, dragons and daggers, oh my!

by Catherine Angiel October 27, 2016

Emblematic symbols such as skulls, dragons and daggers are the most desired fashion accessories and jewelry adornments today!

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What are rose cut diamonds?   

What are rose cut diamonds?   

by Catherine Angiel August 11, 2016

This elegant and demur cut dates back to the early 16th century, and was cut to resemble the center of a rose-bud.

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Kunzite Gemstones

Kunzite Gemstones

by Catherine Angiel July 08, 2016

Kunzite gemstones have become a popular choice for alternative engagement rings

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White Gold vs Platinum, Which is Better

White Gold vs Platinum, Which is Better

by Catherine Angiel May 17, 2016

Platinum and gold are precious rare metals, and both make beautiful pieces of jewelry. And it's wise to understand the distinction between the two before making your purchase.

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Do Couples Still Match Their Wedding Bands?

Do Couples Still Match Their Wedding Bands?

by Catherine Angiel March 31, 2016

Years ago the tradition was to purchase matching bands. Today wedding rings have become less traditional with the vast design choices available.

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Fancy Color Diamonds

Fancy Color Diamonds

by Catherine Angiel March 21, 2016

Natural color diamonds are a girls best friend

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Unique Wedding Bands | Fun Stackable Rings

Unique Wedding Bands | Fun Stackable Rings

by Catherine Angiel March 14, 2016

So you have the dream dress, the perfect venue, a mouth watering menu, a rockin' band, and the most beautiful flower arrangements. But what's missing? The WEDDING BANDS!

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Things to Consider When Choosing Your Engagement Ring

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Engagement Ring

by Catherine Angiel February 29, 2016 1 Comment

I've worked with thousands of couples over the past 22 years, and I always suggest choosing a ring that matches your lifestyle

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Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

by Catherine Angiel February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about how you're going to treat that special someone. Whether they're edgy, traditional, or a mix of the two, our collection of jewelry has something for every personality.

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Tickled Pink with Colin Cowie

Tickled Pink with Colin Cowie

by Catherine Angiel February 12, 2016

Colin Cowie, is well known for hosting the WE tv reality series, 'Get Married,'  and has planned countless celebrity weddings. We were so fortunate to have been featured in his blog article about putting a rose gold twist on the traditional engagement ring!

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Edgy Engagement Rings for the Cool Bride to Be

Edgy Engagement Rings for the Cool Bride to Be

by Catherine Angiel February 12, 2016

Fancy grey diamond is the ideal choice!

Grey diamonds can actually be more eye catching and beautiful than the classic white diamond.

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Black diamond wedding rings for the alternative bride!

Black diamond wedding rings for the alternative bride!

by Catherine Angiel February 12, 2016

For the edgy bride, black diamonds that express your individual style!

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Initial Collection Loved by Celebs!

Initial Collection Loved by Celebs!

by Catherine Angiel February 10, 2016

Inspired by graffiti style and tattoos, this unique collection of initial jewelry is wearable art.

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Bling in the New Year with Champagne Diamonds!

Bling in the New Year with Champagne Diamonds!

by Catherine Angiel December 31, 2015

Talk about edgy feminine statement jewelry… Anyone will want to wear Champagne Diamonds!

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Get Personal This Holiday

Get Personal This Holiday

by Catherine Angiel December 21, 2015

Personalized jewelry for the badass and bold! Tattoo and graffiti fonts, gives initial jewelry a whole new twist for the modern woman!

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Great Things Come in Pairs

Great Things Come in Pairs

by Catherine Angiel December 15, 2015

Mix and match and have fun with your jewels!

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What type of bride are you?

What type of bride are you?

by Catherine Angiel November 20, 2015

Your ring should express your own unique style

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