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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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WJA Visits the JV Collective at Bok

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WJA Visits the JV Collective at Bok

I'm on the board of the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia, and this year we've been working on creating a more interesting and educational series of events for our WJA community. This May we visited the JV Collective, which is currently located in the Bok Building in South Philadelphia. We were lucky enough to meet up with Sarah Rachel Brown, Luci Jockel, Melanie Bilenker, and Marie Eife (The other members currently include: Leslie Boyd, Emily Cobb, and Mallory Weston). They let us explore their shared studio, and handle and try on their work. We chatted about working in a shared...

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