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Engagement/Wedding Rings

Fancy Diamonds; A Wide Range of Colors

Canary...Champagne...Chocolate. Yes, these are names for colored diamonds, and they are some of the prettiest out there. They are called fancy diamonds, and have become increasingly popular these days. Ranging in all shades you could think of, as well as color combinations--like brownish pink, or orangey pink. Sometimes, even taking the place of the tradional colorless diamond for an engagement ring. Remember Jennifer Lopez's 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring, given to her by Ben Affleck? Some celebrities have sought out purple and yellow diamonds. So of all the colors, which is the rarest? That coveted title goes to Red! Red diamonds are extremely rare, followed by Blue. This is a champagne colored diamond that is set in platinum. The diamond is graded as a 'fancy-brown-yellow.' It is set in an Edwardian style setting, with diamonds flanking the sides. The diamond is 3.13 carats! It is for sale on Fay Cullen, and priced at $8000. Here are some canary diamonds--a very pretty, and flattering yellow. These earrings create an interesting illusion, making it seem that the cluster of yellow diamonds are actually one large stone. But really, there are four small marquise cut diamonds with a tiny round in the center. They are designed by Brian Danielle and can be found on Max & Chloe for $1990. And finally, we can't talk about fancy diamonds without including black diamonds! This eternity band is a very special piece. Black diamonds look great set in white gold or platinum. This ring is from www.ice.com and is only $295. The website always offers free shipping on items over $150, so that is an extra bonus! Read More

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Engagement/Wedding Rings

Engagement Rings

I came across a website which specializes in antique and estate jewelry.  As I was checking it out, I realized what a great selection of engagement rings they had to offer!  I think a lot of people underestimate the Internet when ring shopping.  Right away one might think it would be too risky or a rip-off.  However, these sellers have been doing this sort of thing for years, and if they did happen to sell you a fake diamond, you could probably get them in a lot of trouble.  Anyway, my advice to you is to shop around!  It won't hurt to look on the Internet.  And you never know, there might be that special ring somewhere in cyberspace waiting--the perfect one!  Remember, you will be wearing this baby "til death do you part."  So make it a good one! My top two picks from the website I found, Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry, are shown above. The first one being a rose cut, which is unique because it is more like 3-D, where it juts out alittle ways, rather than being flush with the prongs. I like the style of it and the cut. It is 1.35 carats, which is big but not too overwhelming, and is priced at $7950. The Emerald cut ring is breathtaking! This one is 1.89 carats and set in platinum...so right there sets the bar pretty high. I like how the center stones and the side stones match and I also like how the side stones are set with the bezels instead of prongs. Are you ready for the price? $14750! Which one do you like better? Read More