Monthly Archives: July 2020
Posted: July 31, 2020
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.
With our busy schedules, it can be difficult for families to find time to connect. Before the pandemic, it was normal to eat lunch alone in front of your laptop instead of sitting together to eat as a family, and we turned to technology for social connection. But with school and office closures and throughout the United States, many families are getting the opportunity to spend quality time together.
Deepening our family connections can help us counter social distancing from our school and work communities. Instead of being alone together, we're together together.
The planet is starting to heal.
While the world continues to battle the pande
Posted: July 22, 2020
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 between a wedding band and an engagement ring, including the design, placement, and price, but the most significant difference is when the ring is given.
An engagement ring is given during a proposal, while a wedding ring is given when a couple exchanges vows. Some couples choose to buy matching ring sets with similar styles to signify their commitment. However, it's becoming increasingly common for couples to buy rings that match their own personal style instead of coordinating with their spouse.
How should you wear your engagement and wedding ring?
In western cultures, the engagement and wedding rings are worn on the ring finger on the left hand. Wearing your wedding band with your engagement ring stacked on top is the most common style, but there are many other ways to mix and match your rings to show off your engagement or marriage.
Posted: July 08, 2020
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 diamond engagement rings.
Three Stone Trellis Wedding Set
Our timeless three-stone round cut Wedding Set is sure to sweep your fiancé off their feet. With beautiful criss-cross ribbons, stunning open windows that reflect the sparkle of the three center stones, and two brilliant rows of gemstones cascading down the bands, this platinum wedding ring set is the perfect complement to your fiancé's classic and effortless style.
Round Cut Cathedral Scallop Style With Accents
The scallop style is popular across the diamond industry. Our awe-inspiring Cathedral Scallop Style Engagement Ring will take your fiancé's breath away with its enticing sparkle that radiates from the brilliant cent