Diamond Universe

Natacha Metayer
Diamond Shapes: Education & Shape Guide

Diamond Shapes: Education & Shape Guide

What are Diamond Shapes? Diamond terminology gets a little confusing sometimes. So, let’s look at what are the most common diamond shapes? What is the difference between a diamond’s cut and its shape? And does a diamond’s shape make a difference to how brilliant aka sparkly or even how big it looks?   Different diamond shapes have unique attributes and cut specifications that all play a role in the appearance of the stone. The gem cutter chooses to cut the diamond into a particular shape based on the original rough shape and the inclusions in the stone.   Preference for one...

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Natacha Metayer
Fall 2021 Jewelry Trends

Fall 2021 Jewelry Trends

Fall 2021 Jewelry Trends  As the temperature drops, we're seeing some really spectacular jewelry trend for 2021 this fall. If you tend toward a minimalist approach or a more maximalist impact with your accessories (or even both!), there's a fall 2021 trend for you!   Fall 2021 Jewelry Trends in Earrings  This season's over-the-top trend is beautiful, eye catching earrings. Maybe it's about "above the waist" dressing for Zoom calls, but no matter the reason, we love it for this season. Hoops of all shapes and sizes are the epitome of glamour. Twisty gold shades and gem designs make for a luxurious, high-end look. Add more sparkle for...

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Natacha Metayer
How to Customize Bridal Jewelry on a Budget

How to Customize Bridal Jewelry on a Budget

A¬†once-in-a-lifetime¬†wedding¬†deserves¬†special,¬†customized¬†bridal¬†jewelry.¬†Every¬†bride¬†is¬†unique,¬†so¬†her¬†jewelry¬†should¬†showcase¬†her¬†beauty!¬†But¬†what¬†to¬†do¬†when¬†faced¬†with¬†a¬†budget?¬†Here¬†are¬†some¬†tips¬†from¬†JNCY¬†Jewelers¬†to¬†ensure¬†your¬†bridal¬†budget¬†stretches¬†enough¬†to¬†enchant.¬† 1.Choose¬†off¬†carat¬†sizes¬† 2.Choose¬†a¬†diamond¬†in¬†near¬†colorless¬†range¬† 3.Start¬†at¬†the¬†eye¬†clean¬†level¬†for¬†clarity¬† Choose¬†Off¬†Carat¬†Sizes¬† Off-carat¬†size¬†diamonds¬†are¬†not¬†round¬†carat¬†weights.¬†So,¬†they¬†aren‚Äôt¬†1¬†carat,¬†1.5¬†carats,¬†or¬†2¬†carats,¬†etc.¬†Most¬†pre-set¬†rings¬†stick¬†to¬†these¬†round¬†numbers¬†because¬†they¬†are¬†the¬†most¬†popular¬†choices.¬†But¬†not¬†every¬†stone¬†fits¬†into¬†the¬†exact¬†whole¬†or¬†half-carat¬†size.¬†However,¬†many¬†are¬†fractions¬†of¬†carats.¬†Therefore,¬†purchasing¬†a¬†1.7¬†or¬†a¬†1.3-carat¬†diamond¬†gives¬†you¬†a¬†larger¬†diamond¬†for¬†less¬†money.¬†Of¬†course,¬†it¬†is¬†hard¬†to¬†tell¬†the¬†difference¬†between¬†a¬†1.9¬†and¬†a¬†2-carat¬†diamond.¬†So,¬†look¬†for¬†an¬†off-carat¬†size¬†to¬†get¬†a¬†larger¬†stone¬†and¬†stay¬†on¬†budget.¬†¬† ¬† Choose¬†a¬†Diamond¬†in¬†Near¬†Colorless¬†Range¬† G-H-I-J¬†grades¬†of¬†near¬†colorless¬†diamonds¬†will¬†offer¬†the¬†best¬†value¬†for¬†your¬†budget.¬†Save¬†money¬†on¬†the¬†color¬†and¬†focus¬†more¬†on¬†the¬†cut¬†to¬†give¬†the¬†stone¬†more¬†brilliance.¬†The¬†G¬†and¬†H¬†color¬†grades¬†are¬†right¬†next¬†to¬†the¬†colorless¬†range,¬†so¬†they¬†will¬†still¬†appear¬†as¬†colorless¬†when¬†you¬†view¬†them¬†face¬†up.¬† Start¬†at¬†the¬†Eye¬†Clean¬†Level¬†for¬†Clarity¬† An¬†‚Äúeye-clean‚Ä̬†diamond¬†has¬†no¬†imperfections¬†you¬†can¬†see¬†with¬†the¬†naked¬†eye.¬†To¬†see¬†any¬†flaws,¬†you¬†would¬†need¬†a¬†magnifier!¬†The¬†eye¬†clean¬†diamond¬†offers¬†excellent¬†value¬†because¬†it¬†is¬†less¬†expensive¬†than¬†a¬†flawless¬†(FL)¬†or¬†internally¬†flawless¬†(IF)¬†diamond.¬†So start in the Slightly Included (SI1- SI2) range if you are looking to save. For¬†the¬†best¬†possible¬†value¬†when¬†choosing¬†a¬†diamond,¬†always¬†watch¬†for¬†an¬†off-carat¬†size,¬†a¬†near¬†colorless¬†stone¬†and¬†start¬†at¬†the¬†eye¬†clean¬†level¬†for¬†clarity.¬†That¬†way,¬†you‚Äôll¬†find¬†the¬†diamond¬†with¬†the¬†best¬†appearance¬†and¬†the¬†best¬†price¬†for¬†your¬†special¬†day.¬†¬† You‚Äôll¬†wear¬†your¬†wedding¬†ring¬†every¬†day¬†of¬†your¬†life,¬†so¬†spend¬†some¬†time¬†to¬†choosing the best diamond at the best budget.¬† At JNCY Jewelers, we aim to help you make informed decisions.¬†Contact Us¬†for more information. ¬†

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Natacha Metayer
5 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Band

5 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Band

5 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Band  You have that perfect engagement ring, but now you need an ideal band to finish the set. A wedding band symbolizes your commitment to your partner, so it’s important to choose the best wedding band. Here are our top 5 tips to make the process easier for you!  1.Complement Your Engagement Ring  Some couples buy both rings at the same time. But a lot of people choose to get the rings separately. Often, an engagement ring is a surprise, but you want more input into the wedding band. So, think about the set as a whole. For example, if you have a unique engagement ring, accompany it with a simpler band. Or, if you plan to wear your wedding band daily without an engagement ring, consider something more ornate.   2. Consider the Options  Your options are nearly endless! So, take some time to narrow your list  down to a few favorite features. Do you like simple, elegant bands? Which metals do you like? Do you like mixing metals? Do you want your engagement ring and wedding band welded together? Or do you want to be able to wear just your band? (A common choice for professionals.) Do you want your partner’s ring to match? Diamonds? Gemstones? Take it one step at a time. Start with the styles you like best and narrow down your options from there. Then spend some time looking at all the rings on JNCY.  3. Different Metals  Platinum, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and mixed metal rings are all  options. Spectacular mixed metal rings are striking when you want to wear your wedding band exclusively. And platinum is also a great option when you don’t want to worry about maintenance.  4. Follow Your Style  An otherwise incredible ring loses its charm quickly if it doesn’t suit you and  your lifestyle. Take a look at your wardrobe. What do you wear every day? Use that as an indicator. Are you dressed up in a professional suit? Do you wear scrubs to work (and need to take off your rings)? Do you usually dress casually? By following your personal style, you can be sure to love your wedding  band for decades to come.   5. Choose a Ring to Wear Every Day  Your wedding band should be able to be worn every day, even  without your engagement ring. If you love a trendy style, be careful to think ahead in case your tastes change in the future. A more classic style may be better in the long-term.   You’ll wear your wedding ring every day of your life, so spend some time to choose the best wedding band for you.  At JNCY Jewelers, we aim to help you make informed decisions.Contact Us for more information.

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