Diamonds & Jewelry 101

Asscher diamond.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

How to Tell if a Diamond is Real

There are several techniques for checking diamonds at home including tests that work with loose diamonds or diamonds set in jewelry.

Diamond, white gold and platinum engagement rings and wedding bands.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

Should I Solder My Rings Together?

Learn more about the pros and cons of soldering rings together. This is a popular approach for wearing wedding ring sets. 

Stud earrings including blue sapphires, pink sapphires and rubies.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

All About Sapphire Colors

Blue isn’t the only shade for sapphires. Choose from a wide array of sapphire colors including pink, purple, yellow, white and even green.

Three two-stone gold necklaces and three-two stone gold rings with diamonds and gemstones in yellow, white and rose gold.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

What is Waterproof Jewelry?

Not all waterproof jewelry is created equal. Find out what makes platinum and gold some of the best metals for durable waterproof, sweat proof and tarnish proof jewelry.

Mother of pearl lockets next to a gold locket. 
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

All About Mother of Pearl

Unique, iridescent and classic mother of pearl has a rich history. It’s a popular choice for some of today’s trendiest jewelry designs. Discover its origins and what makes it so special.

Smiling woman wearing tennis bracelets.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

How Iconic Jewelry Pieces Got Their Names

Find out more about the story of how the tennis bracelet got its name, what makes herringbone necklaces unique, the origin of the word bangle and more.

Smiling woman wearing multiple gold tennis bracelets of varying carat weights.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

Tennis Bracelet Carat Comparison

Explore the most popular tennis bracelet total carat weights and find tips for choosing the fit that’s best for you.

Five gemstone and diamond necklaces including two heart necklaces.
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

The History of Heart Jewelry

From The Middle Ages to sweetheart styles, heart jewelry has a rich history. Learn more about this symbolic jewelry and its most popular styles.

Photo of a jeweler’s hands as they finish a piece of jewelry. 
Diamonds & Jewelry 101

The Truth About Gold Plated Jewelry

Learn more about gold plated, gold vermeil and gold filled jewelry to discover why solid gold is still the best choice.