Hearts On Fire is a diamond of such unparalleled perfection that it stands out from the crowd. That Hearts On Fire is known as The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond® should come as no surprise. Each diamond is chosen from the top 1% of the world’s raw diamonds and then is cut and polished at 100X magnification, 10 times more than the industry standard. Only a handful of master diamond cutters are allowed to cut Hearts On Fire diamonds. A Hearts On Fire diamond takes up to four times longer to cut than other diamonds and this microscopic precision results in a diamond of unequalled brilliance.
The Hearts On Fire name was inspired by a natural phenomenon of light caused by a perfect round brilliant cut – each Hearts On Fire diamond displays a perfect ring of eight hearts when viewed from the bottom, and a perfectly formed symmetrical Fireburst® when viewed from the top.
Cutting a diamond to ideal mathematically-determined proportions allows the stone to sparkle more brilliantly as the maximum amount of natural light is refracted and reflected. The brilliance that is displayed by a Hearts On Fire diamond is so intense that even in a dimly lit restaurant it can be seen sparkling from across the room. Our customers always tell us that their Hearts On Fire diamonds get noticed everywhere they go. Even when Hearts On Fire diamonds are not perfectly clean, they sparkle more than other diamonds.
Not all “ideal cut” diamonds are created equal. Come to our store and compare ordinary ideal cut diamonds with Hearts On Fire. You can see for yourself why Hearts On Fire is the ultimate expression of love.
Start 2014 off with a symbol of commitment, friendship and positive energy with the garnet gemstone.
The six families of garnets are silicate materials of different chemical composition, although they retain a similar physical appearance. Garnets range in hardness from a 6.5 to a 7.5 on the Mohs scale (1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest), making them suitable for daily wear in rings and other jewelry pieces. Continue reading →
Be spooked by the intensity of a black diamond this year and enchant your jewelry collection with a true gemstone rarity.
Similar to white diamonds, black diamonds are crystallized carbon and are evaluated by the 4 Cs: color, carat, cut and clarity. Along with the appearance of a glossy surface, a black diamond is higher in density than a white diamond, so that stones of the same carat weight have different relative measurements. Continue reading →
A change of season calls for a change of colors with October’s opal birthstone.
Opals, classified as precious gemstones and sedimentary stones, are formations of non-crystalline silica gel. Known mostly for their often brilliant color display, no two opals are alike due to a variable interplay in their internal structure.
It’s the moment that many people dream about their whole lives—that moment that their soul mate will drop to one knee to propose marriage. But how did the tradition of proposing on bended knee come to be?
Though the origin is still unknown, kneeling in front of a woman during a marriage proposal became customary during the time of chivalry and knighthood. At the time, bowing was an established tradition for a knight in order to show obedience to his master or mistress. Similar to bowing to royalty or to a victorious enemy, kneeling during a marriage proposal would elevate the woman to a superior position as the man revealed his humility.
The implication behind this gesture continues today as the kneeler offers themselves completely to their partner, providing the intended with the opportunity to determine the ultimate fate of their relationship by saying “yes!” Continue reading →
For nearly 130 years, the world has been mesmerized by the beauty and history hidden behind the famed Fabergé egg. Often dressed in gold and adorned with diamonds and gemstones, Fabergé eggs have become an artistic icon to Russian culture and a symbol of the imperial Romanav family. Continue reading →
Pearls are a true wonder of nature and the result of a clever self-defensive mechanism employed by some types of mollusks, which we generally name “pearl oysters.” Most natural pearls form when an irritant – such as a parasite or piece of sand – enters the oyster. The oyster surrounds the intruder with epithelial cells, forming a sac, and then secrets a mixture of nacre and conchiolin onto it. At that stage, the oyster believes that the attacker has died, but the oyster still continues to deposit layers over it, and the pearl continues to grow until the oyster itself dies or the pearl is removed from its body. The conchiolin is an organic material, which acts like a glue, bonding the calcium carbonate layers of nacre. Pearls may also form when the irritant is trapped between the body of the animal and its protective shell, producing a pearl with one flat side, called a “blister” pearl.
With The Great Gatsby on the silver screen, fashions of the “Roaring Twenties” are in the spotlight. Many people are curious about the fashion and jewelry styles of this exciting era.
Art Deco style dominated designs of the 1920s in jewelry, fashion and architecture. It was a decade of exciting changes for the role of women in society. The end of World War I brought a great emancipation for women. Women had taken over men’s jobs during the war, and shortly after, the right to vote was won in 1920. Underscored a booming economy, there was a great sense of liberty and exuberance.