History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The tradition of the diamond engagement ring dates all the way back to the… early 1900s. OK, so it’s not that ancient of a tradition. Diamond rings did exist before then, but they weren’t so much a tradition as a thing only the very rich had. Still, the diamond ring has been around long enough … Continue reading History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

High society’s ugliest divorce – 5.5 carat diamond up for auction Memorial Day Weekend

Get ready for the yard sale of the century. A month after Confidenti@l exclusively reported that James B. Fairchild and Whitney St. John Fairchild would auction off belongings from their Bridgehampton estate over Memorial Day weekend, the divorce sale is on. But not before a little more drama unfolded Tuesday in Suffolk County Court. Attorneys … Continue reading High society’s ugliest divorce – 5.5 carat diamond up for auction Memorial Day Weekend

The Hearts and Arrows of Outrageous FORTUNE

Diamond Hearts and Arrows: Are They Worth the Price? If you’ve been looking at diamonds for any length of time, chances are you’ve come across some incredibly expensive ones labeled “Hearts and Arrows.” And unless you then spent a lot of time looking very, very closely at diamonds and comparing them like a crazy person … Continue reading The Hearts and Arrows of Outrageous FORTUNE

Diamond Enhancements – Part 2: Color Enhancements

Earlier we talked about treatments that enhance the clarity of diamonds and why you should probably stay away from them. Today we’re talking about the other enhancement: color treatments. These treatments are generally performed on diamonds that would receive a low color grade from the GIA. They can turn a diamond white or colorless, or … Continue reading Diamond Enhancements – Part 2: Color Enhancements