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So You Have The Engagement Ring, But What About The Wedding Bands?

Once you’ve decided it’s time to get married and announced your engagement to all of your family and friends, there’s a whole slew of questions for which you will need to find answers. For starters, you probably have an engagement ring, but what about the wedding bands? Depending on the couple, picking out the wedding bands can be a very fun part of the process, or it can be relatively difficult. Are you the type of couple with highly compatible personality types, or is it more of an opposites attract type of situation? Knowing this is an important part of figuring out how to set about finding the perfect wedding bands.

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Do You Know How to Clean Diamond Jewelry Properly?

The diamond on your engagement ring may sparkle and shine on the day he proposes, but it won’t stay that way if you don’t know how to take care of it. Unfortunately, no matter how beautiful and flawless your diamond may be, by virtue of it being a diamond, it is a literal magnet for dirt and grease. That’s why keeping your diamond sparkling clean really has to become a new part of your routine. You don’t necessarily need to do it on a daily basis, but you can if you want. In most cases, with the proper technique, you can clean diamond jewelry on a weekly basis and avoid the greasy, murky look of dirty diamond jewelry. Here’s how to do it properly.

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Why the Diamond Eternity Band is the Perfect Anniversary Gift

Does the term golden anniversary mean anything to you? If you’re a millennial, it might not, but in the old days, every anniversary had a special meaning. The 50th anniversary is the golden anniversary, but by no means should you wait 50 years before gifting your spouse a beautiful piece of gold jewelry. After all, by the tenth anniversary you’re expected to show your love with diamonds. These are old traditions, and there are surely very few couples who follow them each and every year, but it’s always nice if you can make a statement on the major ones. Hitting that five-year mark is notable for a young couple, at which point you should be finding the perfect wooden gift. However, no matter how many years it’s been, you simply can’t argue with a diamond eternity band. Here is why the diamond eternity band is the perfect anniversary gift.

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Get Him To Propose: 5 Ways to Drop the Hint

When most of our parents were young, they jumped into marriage just about as quickly as they could, many of them much sooner than they should have. Well, whether or not it worked out for most couples back then, it seems that most young adults these days have a lot more to cross off the bucket list before they’re ready to tie the knot. Then again, others just get so distracted and comfortable that a relationship can go on for years before they’ve even considered marriage. Whatever your case may be, if you’re ready for him to pop the question and you don’t want to beg for it, then you’re going to have to learn how to get into his unconscious mind. Here are five ways to drop the hint and get him to propose.

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How to Find The Perfect Bridal Jewelry to Complement Your Dress

Picking out your wedding dress is one of the biggest tasks to cross off the list when planning your wedding. But once you’ve got the dress, you want to make sure that you find the best bridal jewelry to complete your ensemble. The key is to find jewelry that will match the style of your dress, but still stand out as its own statement. However, at the same time, you don’t want the jewelry to distract too much from your gorgeous dress. It’s a delicate balance, but one that can be found if you know what you’re doing. You don’t have to follow these steps in order, but it usually works out better if you do. Here is how to find the perfect bridal jewelry to complement your dress.

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Buying A Diamond In The 21st Century: How To Make The Internet Work For You

Love it or hate it, there’s just no way to function in today’s world without the Internet. The more that we become dependent on it, however, the more savvy it demands us to become. After all, if we can’t keep up with the times, then we will inevitably fall prey to all kinds of viruses, malware, and scams galore. This is why it can often be difficult for a lot of people to imagine buying a diamond online. With that said, there are actually a lot of ways that you can assure that you are getting the most from the Internet in regard to knowledge and selection, and still protect yourself from scam artists. Here are some things you should know about buying a diamond online.

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Melania Trump Eats Diamonds On Cover Of Vanity Fair

Well, as you can expect, Melania Trump has recently graced the cover of her first glossy magazine as First Lady of the United States. In this month’s issue of Vanity Fair Mexico, the First Lady is pictured twirling diamond necklaces around a fork as if they were spaghetti. It’s an apt representation for a woman with her fortune, fame, beauty and power. Effortlessly sending the message that some women can have their diamonds and eat them too. However, as much buzz as there has been over this recent cover, it’s not a recent story. The photos and interview are actually a recycled story that was published in GQ last April.

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How Loose Diamonds Are Actually Mined

You may know your stuff when it comes to the polished loose diamonds and how they’re graded, but how much do you know about rough diamonds and how they’re mined? If you’re like most people, probably not much. People often talk about how the price of a diamond is based on a false sense of rarity, and how the myth of that rarity helps to inflate the value of diamonds. However, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. While diamonds are not as rare as they once were, we never know when a mine may be tapped dry, and when another mine will be found. Plus, once we do find a new diamond mine, there’s no way of knowing – until we start digging – exactly how many stones the mine will yield. And finally, when a mine doesn’t yield many diamonds, there are tens of thousands of tons of dirt that have to be sieved either way. If you want to know more about the diamond mining process, here’s a little tutorial.

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Blue And Pink Diamonds Hit All Time High

If you pay any attention to jewelry auctions at all, then you’ve definitely noticed the way that blue and pink diamonds have been dominating the scene for the past couple of years. It seems every few months there’s another Sotheby’s auction where a blue or pink diamond breaks another record for highest price per carat. There was the Graff Pink, Wittelsbach-Graff, The Sweet Josephine, and the Oppenheimer Blue to name a few of the most famous. Here we look at some of the most impressive, record-breaking blue and pink diamonds sold at auction over the past few years.

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How The Current Political Climate Is Affecting The Diamond Market

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the current political climate is affecting just about every market in some way or another. When the pot gets stirred this hard, the tides are bound to change dramatically. The diamond market is definitely in a moment of flux, and if you’re an investor, then it’s important that you know what to expect. So far, it looks like the diamond market, just like the stock market, is seeing a huge resurgence. It’s too early to tell just how big the wave may be, but regardless, it’s imperative that diamond investors stay ahead of the curve. Here is how the current political climate is affecting the diamond market.

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