How to Spot a Fake Diamond Easily: An Infographic

You might think it’s the work of the genius or an exercise better left to Sherlock Holmes, but spotting a fake diamond is piece of cake (well, almost).

The folks at Business Insider have prepared an easy to skim through infographic that will teach a five-year old (a very keen five-year old) to spot a fake diamond. Take a look.

5 ways to spot a fake diamond

One of the most common questions that gemologists are asked is how to tell the difference between a real diamond and a fake stone.

Whether it’s with jewelry you inherited or something you found at a garage sale, it’s easy to do a few simple DIY tests to discover if the gem in your possession is the real deal. That necklace you think is just cheap costume jewelry could end up costing a small fortune.

Here are five easy ways to see if the stone you have is actually a diamond.


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Now that you know how to go and buy a real diamond, why don’t you take a look at our immense collection at Barron’s Fine Jewelry?

Halo Engagement Rings

There are many cuts and designs of diamond rings preferred throughout the jewelry business. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at the halo design – a classic design that never seems to fail at upholding the dreams of certain women.


Lizrlj from Designers and Diamonds takes us on a journey through some spectacular halo engagement rings.


Halo engagement rings – they’re not for everyone. But for some brides, they’re the be-all, end-all! And today, I’m focused on them. The allure of the halo isn’t going anywhere, not when they exist to make every diamond look bigger and sparklier. Not when they’re in the corner of many an Insta shot, commanding all attention with serious bling. And not when brands like Verragio, A. Jaffe and Tacori just. keep. making them so delicious. So here are a few of my favorite rings, specifically, those gorgeous halo pieces that have so many women saying “YES!” See full post here

Rm1301ps-14k White Gold Halo Engagement Ring

Dominated by round and soft square cuts of diamonds, halo rings also look gorgeous with a princess cut diamond. What’s your take on halo rings? Tell us all about it in the comments below.

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No other shape says I love you better than the heart! The best compliment you can give to your loved one is an item of jewelry that says I love you the best. Keeping in mind how long heart-shaped jewelry has been around (and how popular it has been), you might find it hard to find one item that keeps the gesture of giving your heart to your loved one a fresh and inspiring deed.

Boodles. 14 carat heart shaped tanzanite pendant encrusted with diamonds and with a briolette diamond drop.:

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In this article by Brittany Siminitz from JCK, you will find some innovative and inspiring heart-shaped jewelry:

Perseverance of Heart: An Everlasting Symbol in Jewelry

The heart. Simple yet universal, it’s a symbol that can be recognized to mean love on so many levels: for romance, the love of a parent or child, a best friend, even a pet. It transcends time—for every era of jewelry, there are countless examples of the use of hearts—and trends, where the shape accessories or decorates any look beautifully. The heart is also versatile; it looks just as lovely in its natural form, like a sleek, petite pendant, as it does dressed to the nines, in intricate designs with colored gemstones, detailed metal, or any other concoction you could dream up. And dream, jewelry designers can! I’m amazed at how this symbol can appear so different from one look to the next and eagerly welcome new designers putting their spin on this timeless icon. Here’s just a sampling—for Valentine’s Day, sure, but really for any time of year, and for any reason. It’s a romantic gift that never gets old, but I’d self-purchase the hell out of any one of these. See full post here

Diamond & Morganite Heart Ring:

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Keep the flames of love burning with the perfect gift from our exquisite collection:


70s were a little embarrassing, but in a good way. Everybody (and we mean EVERYBODY) was trying out new things. The world was changing. Some of the trends that 70s brought, we are happy to forget. (HINT: chest hair, butterfly collars and SIDEBURNS), but there’s no denying that the decade brought with it impactful fashion novelties.
Of all the trends, the most I’m happy survived is the hoop. Big hoop earrings, yes.

Read this article by Sarah Royce-Greensill that appreciates the hoop’s return to vogue:

The return of the 70’s hoop.

Three cheers for hoop earrings; they’ve finally shaken off their bad rep of the Nineties and Noughties – when they were more often associated with morally-dubious Hollyoaks characters – and have become a staple in the most stylish of jewellery boxes. That’s thanks in no small part to fashion’s penchant for all things The seventies – since hoops the size of dinner plates appeared on the catwalks of A/W14-15, jewellers have embraced the oversized and created ever more bright and beautiful variations on the theme. See full post here:

You know, a 70s style hoop earring that brings your wife or your mom to nostalgic tears of joy might just be the perfect birthday gift! Just saying.

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How to Stack Your Rings

Stackable rings is the latest trend to hit the jewelry game and that can elevate your outfit in an instant. Here’re some tips to help you carry the trend.

In the following article by Amanda Holstein, she explains in detail that there’s no such thing as too many rings and inspire you to pull off the latest jewelry trend.

3 Ways to Stack Your Rings

While the arm party had its well-deserved phase, there’s a new party to celebrate nearby. I’m talking about stacked rings. Generally, I’m not one to wear a ton of jewelry. I have my everyday pieces (yes, those include friendship bracelets), my go-to diamond studs, and a rotation of delicate necklaces, rings are quickly becoming a staple as well. While one or two are nice, piling on the rings can really make a statement — one you can pull off on the daily. Find out which look works best for you.

If you want a look you can include in your everyday routine, try this little combination. Choose 4-6 delicate rings, particularly ones that have some meaning to you. The California ring on my left hand always makes me happy (thanks, Tab!). Try a set of 2-3 that you can stack together on one finger, then space out a couple more. For everyday wear, I like to stick to my pointer, middle, and ring fingers. Just make sure not to have a symmetrical look on each hand. See full post here:

Your look will feel more comfortable if you wear your smaller rings on top and your heavier statement rings on the bottom, but it’s just a matter of personal taste.

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Top 10 Engagement Rings For Every Bride.

When we think about top engagement rings, there are diamonds and diamonds. The Solitaire diamond engagement ring gives a timeless elegance. A combination of sensuality, contrasting colors set the benchmark for the most beautiful and stunning diamond engagement rings today.

In the following article by Celeste Perron, she explains in detail the top ten engagement ring styles that made the biggest impression on them and on Brilliant Earth couples.

Rm1403 -14k White Gold Round Cut Double Halo Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring


Today Brilliant Earth’s design team leads the industry in crafting unique, exclusive designs that combine artistic inspiration with extensive jewelry expertise.  In honor of our tenth anniversary, our designers looked back at the ten engagement ring styles that made the biggest impression on them and on Brilliant Earth couples.

One of our most beloved nature-inspired designs, the Willow Diamond Ring was hand-drawn in our San Francisco Design Studio after an inspiring walk in the park. The trellis design features wispy vines of precious metal and marquise diamond buds that bring the center gemstone to life. . See full post here:

Rm999v-14k White Gold Classic Engagement Ring

When that moment comes, come see us as Barron’s Fine Jewelry and we’ll help you make the right choice.


Things You Should Know Before Buying a Diamond

Diamond jewelry is among the most popular forms of jewelry. Diamonds is appreciated for its brilliance, style and meaning. Despite diamond jewelry’s popularity and constant presence in our society, picking the right piece is not as simple and for most people, buying a diamond is a new experience. Understanding a diamond’s quality characteristics is straightforward and simple.


If you’re one of the thousands planning (or hoping for) to buy a diamond in the near future, don’t head to the jeweler shopping without reading these top diamond buying tips.

In the following article by K.S Anthony, he explains in detail what you should understand about diamonds before you go shopping for one.

4 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Buying Diamonds

The best diamonds are colorless. Fancy colored diamonds — the blues, bright yellows, and pinks — are a separate (and much more expensive) category, so we won’t discuss them here.
Diamond color is graded by professionals certified by various gem certification organizations (The GIA and IGI are two that you’ll hear mentioned frequently) on a scale that goes from D to Z. Grading is done by eye with the stone loose on a bright white background. This is how you should look at the diamond, even if it’s set: on a white piece of paper.
Grades D-F is considered colorless.
Grades G-J is considered near-colorless.
Grades K-M is called faint yellow.
Grades N-R is very light yellow.
Grades S-Z is light yellow.
Most stones in the D-G range are going to look almost identical to an untrained eye. At around H, you may start to see what professionals call “warmth” in the stone: you’ll see a very slight tint. After H, that tint becomes much more pronounced. The yellows here aren’t exactly a desirable shade: the diamonds often just look dirty. See full post here:


Above mentioned steps Diamond give you a sound understanding of what to look for when making a purchase. After all, buying diamond jewelry should be enjoyable!
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Tips for picking the perfect Bridal Jewelry.

Are you struggling to choose your bridal accessories and jewelry? Tis the season, wedding season, a lot of planning goes in every aspect of your wedding. Brides all over the world gearing up for the most important day of their life. If the dress makes the wedding, then I say the jewelry makes the dress.

Here are top Dos and Don’ts, so you can absolutely glow on the first day of the rest of your life:


In the following article by Amy Drescher, he explains in detail tips for choosing your bridal jewelry:

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Bridal Jewelry

Yes! You want your bridal jewelry to enhance your look, not overpower it. The most important consideration is that people notice you on your big day more than your jewelry or dress. Everything in your wedding ensemble should work harmoniously. That said, you can choose one standout piece of jewelry, just make sure it’s not so outrageous that it’s distracting. And keep the rest of your look simple.

For example, if you choose chandelier earrings, skip the necklace. If you choose a dramatic necklace, leave your wrists bare. If you want to wear a necklace, bracelet and earrings, choose something less flashy and make sure they work together–buying a pearl jewelry set ensures that you’re getting bridal jewelry that works well together. Remember, bridal jewelry should accent you, not overpower you.

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Follow the above tips to look best on your wedding day as your goal is to look like the best, most beautiful version of your regular self.

Find your dream wedding jewelry on Barron’s Fine Jewelry.