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Natural Diamonds VS Lab – Grown Diamonds

Do you know the difference between a natural diamond and a lab-grown diamond? Chemically, NOTHING! A lab-grown diamond IS a real diamond… Let’s explore further… Natural diamonds: Diamonds formed 90 million to 3 billion years ago at a depth of 90 to 400 miles beneath Earth’s surface. Here, the extreme temperature (more than 2100°F [1150°C]) […]

The Proposal – Do’s and Don’ts

What an exciting time in your life!  You have met your soulmate, the person with whom you want to spend the rest of life, through thick and thin, ups and downs.  You just purchased the perfect engagement ring and now it’s time to think about how you are going to ‘pop’ the question.  If you […]

GIA Certification for Diamonds: What It Is and Why It Is Important

What is GIA? You may have heard about GIA certification when shopping for diamonds in the past. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organization that focuses on research and education about gemstones and gemstone jewelry. GIA is the leader and the most stringent diamond grading house in the industry. They devised the 4C’s [...]
Tips For Purchasing The Perfect Engagement Ring

Tips For Purchasing The Perfect Engagement Ring

As wedding and engagement season approaches I’d like to throw out some food for thought before you begin the selection process with your jeweler. By the time you are ready to pop the question, you will probably already know your girlfriend’s style.  A few questions to ask yourself before getting started: Does my girlfriend want […]

Cognac and White Diamonds

Cognac and White Diamonds

This tennis bracelet was designed for Rachel Levin of Rachel Levin Style. Rachel came to Inner Expressions to design a piece of jewelry to compliment a dress she would be wearing to a black tie wedding. Rachel explained that the jewelry should be simple yet stately. The result – a tennis bracelet which contains 4 […]