Women Are Buying Their Own Gems and Making Smart Choices

(DGIwire) — When most people think of buying gems, a few scenes usually spring to mind: for example, a young couple standing at an engagement ring counter, or a stylishly dressed man at the counter trying to decide what to buy for someone’s birthday or anniversary. These images, however, are becoming a bit outdated. Today […]

A Gem of a Start for Marriage-Shy Younger Generation

 (DGIwire) – Millennials are in no rush to run to the altar. That’s right: people age 18 to 28 are waiting longer to get married. Call it a generational difference: according to the Pew Research Center, only 25 percent of them are currently engaged or married. By comparison, almost 34 percent of Gen-Xers and 48 […]

A “Brilliant” Option for Couples Going Dutch on Engagement Rings

(DGIwire) — Everyone knows how hard it is to find true love. When it happens, taking the next big step in planning a life together—marriage—can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences, and one where tradition has always been an important part of the process. From the father giving his “little girl” away in front of […]

The New 5 “C”s for Choosing a Gem

(DGIwire) — To the traditional three “C’s” of gem standards—color, cut and clarity—two additional “C’s” should be added for Cost and Cool, thanks to the arrival of moissanite, now recognized as the world’s most brilliant and ethical gem. Moissanite is a gem that literally had its beginnings in the stars: a meteorite crash-landed in Arizona 50,000 years […]

A Gem from the Heavens: Brighter than a Diamond, Stronger than a Sapphire and Ethically Cultured

(DGIwire) – IF you’ve never heard of a moissanite, read this. In 1893, Dr. Henry Moissan, a French chemist, examined rock samples from Meteor Crater in northern Arizona. At first, he mistakenly identified what he found as diamonds. Later, in 1904, he correctly identified the crystals as silicon carbide. The mineral form of silicon carbide was subsequently […]

Showing Your Valentine Love — Without Going into Debt

 (DGIwire) — Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and even if we wanted to, we couldn’t escape its commercial aspects. Even for those who don’t partake in this essential Hallmark holiday, some of the most luxurious hotels in Los Angeles and New York are taking full advantage of the day’s romantic obligation by offering over-the-top […]

More Bling for the Buck: A New Kind of Statement

(DGIwire) — Once upon a time, when a man found the girl of his dreams, it was the start of a very stressful period in his life. If he didn’t have an heirloom or family ring to present to his bride-to-be, or tens of thousands of dollars to spend, a process began that has discouraged […]

The Next Best Choice to Make After Deciding to Propose

(DGIwire) — Speaking to all guys and gals planning to mark this year with a marriage proposal: congratulations. We all know how hard it is to find true love. After years of mediocre relationships, it’s wonderful to find the perfect soul mate and get ready to pop the question. But what about the ring? After deciding […]