First thing I want to say, the purpose of this blog is not to promote one type of diamond over another. At Family & Co. Jewelers we sell both earth mined diamonds (we’ve been selling these for over 80 years!) as well as above ground diamonds (we’ve been selling these for about two years). Without mined diamonds, lab grown diamonds would not exist. It’s an amazing scientific accomplishment to have been able to replicate the growth process of mined diamonds. If mined diamonds didn’t exist, above ground diamonds would also not exist. The questions people always ask go something like “Are lab grown diamonds real?” “Is there a difference between mined and grown diamonds?” “Will my diamond keep its value?” “What quality are grown diamonds?”
After purchasing the diamond engagement ring, nearly half of the men kept it in a home safe while 30% put it in a shoebox. A quarter of the men kept the diamond ring with them all the time, while 27% gave the engagement ring to mom and dad for safekeeping. The survey also found the most common methods to protect the investment were a jeweler’s warranty (56%), specialty jeweler’s insurance (43%) and manufacturer’s warranty (42%). Family & Co. Jewelers, along with the engagement ring designers we carry, have great warranties. However a good insurance policy is the next step in protection.
April’s birthstone. The hardest natural substance on Earth. More than a billion years old. There’s a wealth of history and knowledge surrounding diamonds. The ever popular diamond is brilliant, glamorous, breathtaking and mysterious. And you’ll add intriguing to the list after you read through these fun facts about diamonds.
There are some American wedding traditions which are famous and iconic all over the world. This includes the wearing of a white or ivory gown to signify purity, and a white veil to signify virginity. While these would seem to some like ancient wedding traditions, they are still in use in many weddings today. These wedding traditions are not hard and fast “rules”, this is why so many brides and grooms choose otherwise. In addition, each of these American wedding traditions has a unique story behind it. Some other wedding rituals ideas include the wedding ring which signifies eternity (especially a diamond eternity band) and a never ending marriage due to its circular shape. In America, a three ring ceremony is popular, a diamond engagement ring for her and a wedding band for both him and her.