Tag Archives: Diamond Clarity

What Determines Diamond Pricing?

Update – This post is one of my most popular, possibly because of the insanely gorgeous Gabriel NY ring below, but also due to this juicy topic at hand. I’m re-posting it for my new readers (hello!) and to show off a few more gorgeous Tacori engagement rings from DBRL. Enjoy! You already know I can’t tell you how much a 2 carat diamond costs. And I can’t tell you exactly why any given 2 carat diamond costs exactly what it does. I can, however, let you know factors that give us diamond pricing. Diamond pricing is determined by a delicate balance of a Read More →

Engagement Ring Budget Series: Under $4000

This week, I’ll be sharing my favorite engagement rings in our most popular budgets. The average ring at RLJ sells for anywhere from $4,000 – $8,000, (which makes sense, with he average US engagement ring falling right around $5,000.) We have a generous amount grooms who do shop above this budget, but for the most part, we want to ensure we have a huge selection for our guys shopping in that budget. Today, we’re starting with our engagement rings under 4000 dollars. Most of the engagement ring settings at RLJ are under $4000, but for our purposes, I limited it Read More →

Halo Engagement Rings I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Halo engagement rings – they’re not for everyone. But for some brides, they’re the be-all, end-all! And today, I’m focused on them. The allure of the halo isn’t going anywhere, not when they exist to make every diamond look bigger and sparklier. Not when they’re in the corner of many an Insta shot, commanding all attention with serious bling. And not when brands like Verragio, A. Jaffe and Tacori just. keep. making them so delicious. So here are a few of my favorite rings, specifically, those gorgeous halo pieces that have so many women saying “YES!” This princess cut halo Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Ok, so one’s spooky. The other is just beautiful. But the Faberge cocktail ring I’m referencing does happen to have a great fall palette. 18kt yellow gold splays out over three circles enameled int eh hottest fall 2014 colors: nude, wine and a warm citron yellow. The subtle texture adds interest, while not taking away form Faberge’s famed enameling. Gorgeous round brilliant diamonds are the focal point of each circle, weighing .12 carats total and showing off G/H color grades and VS clarity. The other cocktail is, indeed, spooky and perfect for a Halloween party. It’s not gross, just eerie, Read More →

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It’s a stunning day here in lovely Chicago, and I’m just full of Fall joy (still) And around the internets plenty of goodness caught my eye, here’s what I was into this week and what I’ll be up to this weekend. I totally fell for tortoise, for the millionth time. And wanted to decorate the entire house in gold. Fell in love with Antfarm photography. Really not sure how I feel about this. GIA is undoubtedly the gold standard, but other grading labs do exist, you can’t ignore that fact. You also can’t ignore the fact that EGL USA Read More →

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