Category: Diamonds

Wedding rings reinvented: customized by Todd Reed

Todd Reed has made wedding rings for almost two decades. It was a logical progression for a goldsmith who specializes in diamonds, albeit raw ones. Reed now sells between 10 and 20 wedding rings or sets a month. Reed credits…

Todd Reed: reinventing diamond jewelry

Todd Reed is red hot now but his success didn’t happen overnight. He launched his signature look in 1994 – raw diamonds in quirky gold designs – and a few years later, made a big commitment to sustainability. That commitment is limiting his growth – and that’s okay with him.

Wittelsbach-Graff diamond debuts

It’s official, as of yesterday: The famous Wittelsbach-Graff diamond did not come from the same stone as that other rare and storied blue diamond, the Hope, despite amazing similarities. The two share “similar histories but were clearly found as separate…

Pink diamond sets auction record

A fabulous five-carat pink diamond sold today at Christie’s Hong Kong for $10,776,660, the highest per-carat price ever paid for a diamond. No doubt about it: fancy-colored diamonds are hot – and Hong Kong has become a major market for gemstones.

How to spot fake gems in old jewelry

Learn what to look for in terms of color and cut, but don’t expect to tell a synthetic from a real stone – and forget trying to identify something based on a digital photo. “If something looks too good to be true,” Christie Romero warns, “it probably is.”

Buying a diamond engagement ring: 6 C’s

An engagement ring may be the most important jewelry purchase anyone makes. Not only does it represent a lifetime commitment, it may be the only piece of jewelry a woman never removes. Like the marriage itself, it should be beautiful, timeless and able to withstand some hard knocks.