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WJA - I Received a Grant this Year!

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WJA - I Received a Grant this Year!

The Women's Jewelry Association has had a big positive impact on my life for years. This year, I received a $500 grant for furthering my education and growing my business. I'll be putting the grant money towards Gemological Institute of America courses about diamonds and colored gemstones. Can't wait! Read the full article of award winners here.

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What's Your Favorite Diamond Shape?

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What's Your Favorite Diamond Shape?

What's your favorite diamond shape?⁠ It's so difficult picking just one... From left to right: round, oval, marquise, princess, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, pear, heart.

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Need a New Pinterest Board to Follow?

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Need a New Pinterest Board to Follow?

How does your significant other know what you're looking for in a ring? Metal color, setting style, center gemstone? Have you made a Pinterest board yet for your engagement ring ideas? Some people think it's presumptuous, but I say it's the best way to get exactly what you want! Need ideas for your own custom engagement ring? Follow me on Pinterest!

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Questions About Making Custom Jewelry?

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Questions About Making Custom Jewelry?

Do you have questions about custom engagement and wedding rings? I have answers! Check out our extensive FAQ, or send me a message for more information.

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A Guide to Jewelry Settings for Center Stones

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A Guide to Jewelry Settings for Center Stones

Bezel Setting The Camille Ring shows a bezel set center diamond. A bezel setting means there's a wall of metal holding the stone in place. It's the most secure setting because there's a solid wall of metal supporting and hugging the stone. Four-Prong Setting The Alyssa Ring shows a round diamond with four prongs. This style of setting is often referred to as a four-prong box. There's less metal here, so more of the focus is on the center stone. Variations on this style can have six prongs, eight prongs, etc. Four-Prong Setting Oval with Halo The Eliza Ring shows...

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