The Difference Between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver

The Difference Between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver

There are a number of terms used for silver jewelry that can be confusing until someone explains them in simple terms. Here’s a common one… What’s the difference between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver? ‘Sterling Silver’ and ‘925 Silver’ are two different terms for the...

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What Is Rose Gold? The Ultimate Guide for This Amazing Metal

What Is Rose Gold? The Ultimate Guide for This Amazing Metal

Rose Gold is an eye-catching metal with a distinctive look and history. If you’re considering it for an engagement ring, or some other special piece of jewelry, you’ll want to learn a little more about the metal to ensure it’s going to be the right fit. What is Rose...

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Does Moissanite Lose its Sparkle? | Keep it Looking like New

Does Moissanite Lose its Sparkle? | Keep it Looking like New

Moissanite is known for it’s beautiful and active sparkle, but how much will that sparkle diminish with time? If you’re hoping to avoid a flat and dull-looking Moissanite ring, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll talk about the impact that age has on sparkle for...

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What is Moissanite Oil Slick? | Fixing the Rainbow Stain

What is Moissanite Oil Slick? | Fixing the Rainbow Stain

Rainbow colored oil slicks on the surface of a Moissanite ring can be shocking to find—and sometimes agonizing to get rid of. In this post, I’ll share techniques that will allow you to break free of the seemingly endless cycle of recurring oil slick stains on the...

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How Much are Moissanite Rings? | Finding Inexpensive Options

How Much are Moissanite Rings? | Finding Inexpensive Options

Moissanite is now a popular alternative to traditional diamonds. It’s one of the hardest stones on the market, it looks very similar to diamond, and it’s far more budget-friendly for those that need, or want, to keep their costs down. How Much are Moissanite Rings?...

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Can Moissanite Rings be Resized? | The Cost, Process, & Risk

Can Moissanite Rings be Resized? | The Cost, Process, & Risk

Wearing a ring that’s the wrong size can be unsafe and isn’t comfortable. Some metals and stones are more easily resized than others. If you already own, or are considering, a Moissanite ring, you may be wondering ... Can Moissanite rings be resized? Yes, Moissanite...

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Can Moissanite Scratch Glass? | 3 Implications of Hardness

Can Moissanite Scratch Glass? | 3 Implications of Hardness

You’ve probably heard that only diamonds can cut, or scratch, glass. Some people use that simple test as a means of identifying the gem—but what about other hard stones, like Moissanite? Can Moissanite scratch glass? Moissanite can scratch glass. It's the second...

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Will Moissanite Pass a Diamond Tester? | Best Test Options

Will Moissanite Pass a Diamond Tester? | Best Test Options

Moissanite is the stone that’s most similar to diamond in terms of its look and other key characteristics. While your friends may not be able to tell your Moissanite from a diamond, can trained professionals with some common tools of the trade? Will Moissanite Pass a...

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Hi, I’m Dave Greene. Twenty years ago, I was completely lost as I shopped for an engagement ring and tried not to look too clueless. I was a broke college student that knew nothing about gold or diamonds. I also didn’t know I had much less expensive alternatives. This blog exists to help you discover frugal ring options that don’t feel like sacrifices.