Category: Gemology

grey rose cut diamond

How much should you really spend on an engagement ring?

How much should I really spend on an engagement ring? Engagement rings are one of the most valued and meaningful purchases you will make. Not only are they a big investment but they also carry a big sentimental price tag. Picking out an engagement ring is a tough task for a lot of guys and…
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Art Deco Engagement Ring

Art Deco Engagement Rings ~ Why we love them

Art Deco engagement rings are elegant, timeless and so very classic. This is why we offer so many different styles of both Art Deco wedding bands and Art Deco Engagement Rings. The word Art Deco is tossed around quite a bit, but what truly is a vintage Art Deco ring? The Art Deco era in…
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teal montana sapphire

Blue velvet

This pretty little thing is on its way to one lucky bride. It is a Montana Sapphire set in 14k palladium white gold amongst a sea of diamonds.  Montana Sapphires are some of my favorite stones as they can range from a beautiful sea blue green to teal to everything in between if they are…
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rose cut diamond halo engagement ring

What is a rose cut diamond

What is a Rose Cut Diamond? We get this question all the time so we thought we would take a few minutes and share with you the legacy of the rose cut diamond, which has an interesting story. It was named after the petals of a rose flower to which it bears resemblance. Pretty romanitcal,…
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moissanite engagement ring

What is moissanite

We all know diamonds are a girls best friend, however if you are searching for an affordable diamond alternative…Moissanite may be just the thing for you. Moissanite is a lab grown white gem which was first discovered over 100 years ago when a meteor struck the earth.  Their brilliance and fire is 2.4 times that…
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rose cut diamond ring

Halo diamond engagement rings

Ever since I got engaged and decided to make my own engagement ring…(after all how can a guy buy a ring for a jewelry designer…talk about pressure)…I have been wanting to add an engagement line to Island Cowgirl. Our new division is called Rough + Luxe and we deemed it worthy to have its very…
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