Blue Nile

Isabelle Fuhrman in Blue Nile Fleur Earrings at Hunger Games Premier

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but online jewelry retailer Blue Nile has been decking out celebrities for red carpet appearances lately. Penelope Ann Miller was dressed in pink diamonds and platinum gems…

Great Gift Ideas for Men: Cufflinks

I’ve done a few gift guides lately, but I can’t forget the guys! I know, every gift list for men has cufflinks, but what else besides a watch and maybe a wedding ring are guys going to wear…

Great Jewelry Gift Ideas: Essentials for Women

This is the first in a series of gift guides. Here are some ideas for giving jewelry essentials–items that are classic and could be part of any woman’s jewelry wardrobe…

Fashionable, Affordable Freshwater Pearls

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a pearl junkie. There is just something about them: the luminous glow, all the gorgeous colors, the way they are classic and perfect with anything. There has never been a better time…

Valuable Tips for Buying a Diamond From a Jewelry Store

I just did a post about buying a diamond online, but buying a diamond in person from a physical jewelry store needs its own set of rules. These tips could apply to buying any piece of jewelry…

Valuable Tips for Buying a Diamond Online

These tips could apply to buying just about any jewelry category. But they are especially helpful for buying a diamond engagement ring online…

The Truth About Engagement Ring Mark Ups

While reviewing a couple of sites for selling jewelry (see my post here), I ran across a statement on the I Do Now I Don’t.com site that got me thinking. In the founder’s story

Virtual Purchase: Great Quality $2000 Round Diamond

Last week, I helped a friend search for a diamond. Unfortunately, she lost her diamond from the setting, due to prongs breaking on her ring (fairly common, see my recent post about…

Kiss My (Royal) Asscher…

…Asscher Cut diamond, that is.  Asscher cuts have been making waves since the early 1900′s.  If you’re not familiar, the name refers to stunningly beautiful, modified square-cut diamonds.  They sort of speak for themselves, don’t you think? What is an Asscher Cut and what makes it special?   Asscher cuts have a wonderfully rich history.  The [...]

Virtual Purchase: 3-Stone Diamond Ring

What:  For this Virtual Purchase, I am focusing on a ring with 3 round diamonds: a center diamond that is larger, with proportionally smaller round diamonds on the sides, in white gold or platinum in several total weights (adding all the carat weights of the stones together, abbreviated as TW):  1/2 ct TW, 1 ct TW, and 2 ct TW.  I didn’t [...]