Cathedral vs. Floating vs. Invisible Gallery™ Settings
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by Bailey Gossett
3d ago
The cathedral setting is the highest-profile setting for any engagement ring; it beautifully elevates your center stone off the finger giving your ring more flow by adding two symmetrical arches on either side. What is a Cathedral Setting? A cathedral setting is an engagement ring setting that features two metal arches on either side of the center stone to elevate it higher off the band—hence the name cathedral. It gives the ring an elegant, architectural look, and is one of the most secure settings available. Cathedral settings are our highest profile setting, meaning that the center stone is ..read more
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Why You Should Consider A Color Gemstone Engagement Ring
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by Bailey Gossett
1w ago
Create a personalized look for your partner with a gemstone engagement ring. Though not as traditional as diamond center stones, gemstones offer an alternative option that is both unique and sentimental. There are also many benefits to choosing a gemstone over a diamond for your engagement. A Color Gemstone Can Be More Affordable Budget is probably the most important part of shopping for engagement rings. Despite diamonds being more popular, many people don’t realize that color gemstones are widely available, making them a more affordable option. Of course, you can still end up with a beautifu ..read more
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What Your Engagement Ring Says About You
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by Bailey Gossett
1M ago
The engagement ring you design can tell a lot about your style and personality. Everyone has a different aesthetic, so what does your ring style say about yours? What Bezel Settings Say About You One of the most popular settings of the last year, a bezel setting refers to the metal rim surrounding the center stone. Think of it like a metal halo without the diamonds. Some bezel settings include milgrain edging to give a ring a more vintage look. Bezel settings have a lot of benefits, as they are the most secure and protective setting. Not only do bezels keep your stone protected and secure, the ..read more
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Lab Diamonds: Benefits and Differences
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by Bailey Gossett
1M ago
With the rise in popularity of lab diamonds in the market, there has been a lot of debate about the benefits and differences between them and natural diamonds. We are not here to push one over the other, we simply want to make sure everyone is educated on the facts. What are The Benefits Of Lab Diamonds? While many people still insist that lab diamonds are not real diamonds, it has been proven time and time again that they are, in fact, just as real as natural diamonds. The Federal Trade Commission and the Gemological Institute of America have both agreed that a diamond is a diamond, whether i ..read more
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Unique Diamond Cuts
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by Bailey Gossett
1M ago
The way a diamond is cut unlocks a whole new dimension of sparkle, fire, and personality. While the round brilliant will forever be the quintessential staple shape, a captivating array of unique cuts awaits discovery. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of unique diamond cuts. The Unique Way Diamonds are Formed Natural diamond formation process takes billions of years and starts with carbon atoms deep within the Earth's mantle. Exposed to extreme heat and pressure, these tiny carbon atoms began to crystalize and eventually formed rough diamonds. They eventually make their way closer to Earth ..read more
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Diamond Face-Off: Cushion vs. Radiant
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by Bailey Gossett
1M ago
Cushions and radiants may appear similar at first glance, but these two brilliant cuts have have a few distinct differences. How do these shapes compare: Cushion vs. Radiant. Cushion Cut Diamonds Cushion cut diamonds date back to the diamond cutting technique itself. However, the newest versions are the result of technological advancements and refinements in diamond cutting methods. Cushion cut diamonds are known for their rectangular or square shape with soft, rounded edges giving them their distinct pillow-like appearance. One of the most popular shapes, many celebrities have chosen this as ..read more
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All About Yellow Diamonds
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by Bailey Gossett
1M ago
Like color gemstones, diamonds come in all sorts of fancy colors–most popular being yellow. While colorless diamonds are the traditional choice, the second most popular option for diamond center stones is a yellow diamond. How Do Diamonds Get Their Color? Technically speaking, there is a distinction between yellow-hued diamonds and fancy yellow diamonds. Diamonds are graded on a color scale that ranges from D-Z, D being absolutely colorless while  the grades of ‘U’ through ‘Z’ give off a faint/light appearance. After it passes the ‘Z’ color grade it moves into the fancy color grading syst ..read more
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Guide to Designing the Perfect Engagement Ring
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by Bailey Gossett
2M ago
Designing your engagement ring should be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life and we are here to make sure you love every second of it. From choosing your ideal center stone to crafting the perfect setting, every part of your engagement ring is 100% up to you. Start with The Center Stone Generally, the first decision you have to make when designing your engagement ring is selecting the center stone. The most popular center stone choice is a diamond, known for their durability and brilliance. Diamonds come in various colors and cuts. At Lauren B, we have our own exclusive inventor ..read more
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How To Secretly Get Their Ring Size For Surprise Proposal
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by Bailey Gossett
2M ago
Secretly planning a proposal may seem like a tall task but people do it every day! It takes a lot of effort to successfully pull off a proposal let alone a surprise proposal for the person closest to you. Besides planning the event, you also need to secretly get the ring! So how do you make sure you have the correct ring size without raising the alarm? Undoubtedly, the first thought that comes to mind when trying to figure out how to secretly get your partner’s ring size is “how do I measure their finger without them knowing?” Well, we have some tips prepared that don’t require the covert stea ..read more
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Antique Cuts: Old European Cut vs. Old Mine Cut
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by Bailey Gossett
3M ago
Rounds and Cushions are old diamond cuts. However, the brilliant faceting patterns that are popular today were not the original way these diamond shapes were cut. Originally known as Old European Cuts and Old Mine Cuts, the evolution of these two antique cuts is quite similar. Old Mine Cuts (Antique Cushions) Old Mine cuts date back to the 1700s but were not made popular until the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, but did not become popular until a century later. Compared to modified brilliant cushions, antique cushion cuts also have 58 facets. These vintage cuts also feature an open, visible cule ..read more
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