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  1. Hope Is Stronger Than Fear: 5 Good Things to Think About

    When you're surrounded by sadness and negativity—like that surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak—it can be hard for even the most optimistic to stay strong. It's true that we need to take the virus seriously—it's capable of causing severe illness, death, and significant changes to the way we live and work. It's easy to stay focused on these negative thoughts, especially when they seem to be the center of every local and national news story.

     

    But pessimistic thinking under high pressure can be counterproductive. Obviously, there are things you need to know about the pandemic to keep yourself and those around you safe, but you don't need to drown yourself in negative thoughts and news stories. Instead, here are five good things to think about to help you move forward with determination and hope.

     

    Families are spending quality time together.

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  2. There’s a ‘Right’ and a ‘Wrong’ Way to Wear an Engagement Ring Set—Here’s How It’s Done

    The way you wear your jewelry defines your personal style, but your engagement ring set reveals so much more—not only does it announce that you're in love, but it tells the world that you've made a lifetime commitment to your significant other. While that distinction is important, there's no rule saying your ring set shouldn't make you feel fashionable and chic. But should you wear both rings on your left ring finger, or should you wear them on two different fingers altogether?

     

    To help you style your ring set, here are some tips on popular wedding traditions and how to wear wedding bands and engagement rings.

     

    What's the difference between an engagement ring and wedding ring?

     

    While the terms are often used interchangeably, each ring signifies a different milestone. There are a few differences b

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  3. See What Our Shoppers Are Buying: 5 of Our Most Popular Lab-Created Diamond Engagement Rings

    Lab-created diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to earth-mined diamonds. Lab diamonds are man-made diamonds that consist of carbon atoms arranged in a diamond crystal structure with the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. In other words, lab diamond rings appear visually identical to natural diamond rings—even jewelry experts find it difficult to distinguish between lab-created diamonds and natural diamonds with the naked eye.

     

    Lab diamonds are not only sought after for their sparkle and brilliance, but they also make a sustainable choice and do not harm the Earth's surface. Lab-created diamonds are also typically more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable clarity, cut, and carat size.

     

    If you're thinking about tying the knot, here are five of our most popular lab-created d

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  4. 10 Creative Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids to Be in Your Wedding

    You're engaged! But before you start planning your big day, it's your turn to pop the question—that is, to your bridesmaids. It can be a high-pressure situation. Your best friends have stuck with you through thick and thin, so it's only natural you'd want them standing by your side on your wedding day.

     

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but best friends are as special as diamonds.

     

    Proposing to your bridesmaids is a big deal—these are the women who will help you plan, celebrate, and survive your wedding. Your bridal party is bas

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  5. Simple Engagement Ring Designs to Love Now and Forever

    Choosing an engagement ring is a huge decision because likely, you will wear that piece for a long timeand you want one that will be timeless and classic so that it always matches the current fashion trends.

     

    Some of those brilliant styles include solitaire diamonds, pavé wedding bands, and others available at Agape Diamonds. With white gold, yellow gold, and platinum band options, you can pick a ring that is worthy of your true love. We use only the best lab-created diamonds so that you will get the beauty of a luxury ring without the high diamond prices associated with mined diamonds. They're durable, shine with brilliance, and look just as crystal-clear as their natural counterparts without impurities. They're created in a special diamond foundry to get that stunning look, just like a natural diamond counterpart. Yo

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  6. Sneaky Tips to Make Your Engagement Ring Look Bigger

    Purchasing the perfect engagement ring can be exciting as you try to find the gemstone that best signifies your true love for your significant other. With so many rings and ring sets available, the experience can become overwhelming at times as you explore options such as natural diamonds, cubic zirconia, synthetic diamonds, or other stones entirely. 

     

    Are you searching for a beautiful diamond engagement ring but feel dissuaded by the higher price tag of a large carat diamond at a big-box store? Find out some sneaky ways you can make your engagement ring look larger while still showcasing its beauty.

     

    Instead of focusing on carats, look at the cut of the diamond.

    Many diamond buyers tend to focus on the

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  7. Engagement Ring Shopping? Here's Everything You Need to Know

    So, you're ready to take the next step and purchase an engagement ring. Congratulations! For an engaged couple, buying an engagement ring and wedding band is an exciting time, one that should be cherished, not stressed over. With education, research, and help from the diamond experts at Agape Diamonds, you'll be able to find the perfect diamond engagement ring in no time. Whether you're planning to incorporate the element of surprise or shop with your fiancé, here's the ultimate guide to finding your dream ring.

     

    Buying an Engagement Ring 101: The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Engagement Ring

     

    The process of buying an engagement ring is unique for every couple, but this guide can help you break it down into easy-to-follow steps.

     

    Step 1: Set your budget.

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  8. 2020 Engagement Ring Trends

    Spring is in the air—and so is engagement season!

     

    Whether you're ready to pop the question now or you're waiting for the right moment and just want to be ready, we've got you covered with a list of some of the most popular engagement rings trending right now.

     

    We fully understand that engagement ring trends come and go—but diamonds are forever. If you're afraid of going with a popular engagement ring choice because it might not be popular in five or ten years, don't worry; nothing says "forever" like the time and thought that goes into picking the perfect engagement ring trends.

     

    There are so many styles to choose from, but here are some of our absolute favorites!

     

    Rose Gold Rings

     

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  9. 10 Interesting Facts About Diamonds That You May Not Have Known 

    We see diamonds everywhere—in jewelry, such as in diamond engagement rings, and in bracelets that sparkle. While the traditional diamond and gold ring has maintained popularity in the United States for a long time, diamond uses are evolving. We even see them in blades and drill bits that are made to break down other materials. But what exactly are diamonds? Where do they come from, and what other uses do they have?

     

    Interesting F

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  10. The differences between mined and manmade diamonds.

     

    All diamonds are precious, which is why so many people in the United States choose a diamond engagement ring when they pop the question. If you're thinking about buying an engagement ring or any jewelry with these gemstones, you might not have considered where your diamonds come from or how exactly they were made. Doing a little research into this might surprisingly give you peace of mind and inform your decision. There are two types of diamonds: mined and manmade.

     

    The naked eye probably won't be able to tell the difference between the two types of diamonds, but there are fundamental differences. If you're on the market for diamonds as a buyer, it's a good idea to really understand the difference between mined and manmade diamonds. Here's an easy guide to help you choose.

     

    What the Experts know about Lab Grown Diamonds

     

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