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The Marquise Shape
3/11/2017 12:03 PM | Nancy DeRoo
Great cuts, Great polish, Great design: The Lucére Cut
2/19/2017 5:32 PM | Nancy DeRoo
Getting engaged? The history you should know.
1/22/2017 5:22 PM | Nancy DeRoo
January Birthstones - Garnet
1/12/2017 7:58 PM | Nancy DeRoo
Diamond Batteries - Nuclear Waste to Power
1/11/2017 6:11 PM | Nancy DeRoo
December Birthstones - 3's Company
12/12/2016 6:42 PM | Nancy DeRoo
Message From Lisa after 25 Years at DGJ
11/22/2016 7:31 PM | Tony
November's Birthstone: Topaz & Citrine
11/3/2016 5:33 PM | Nancy DeRoo
October - A Tale of Two Birthstones
10/6/2016 7:53 PM | Nancy DeRoo
September's Birthstone: Sapphire
9/9/2016 7:46 PM | Nancy DeRoo

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The Marquise Shape

By Nancy DeRoo on 3/11/2017

Marquise Shape Also known as the navette (little ship in French) is making a comeback in the engagement ring world.  It was very popular in the seventies and eighties.  This shape was wildly popular due to the “face up” look size wise of this cut.  Place a 1 carat marquise next to a 1 carat round brilliant cut and the marquise looks much bigger.  And I speak from experience from this comparison, my best friend in the seventies had the same carat weight ring in a marquise as my round brilliant and hers looked like an ice skating rink!  The marquise shape accentuates a long slender look on the ring finger.  The table facet is what makes the look of this cut.  Let’s explain the importance of the table facet, it gathers light from above and reflects it back to the observer or directs it into the diamond’s interior. This vintage cut features 56 facets and an elliptical shape that culminates in points.  These ...

Great cuts, Great polish, Great design: The Lucére Cut

By Nancy DeRoo on 2/19/2017

lucere cut

What we're talking about is diamond design. There are some spectacular diamond cuts that bring out the best of brightness (white light) and fire (spectral colors). These are not just the standard cuts that have been around for many, many years. Learn more about this cut here!

Getting engaged? The history you should know.

By Nancy DeRoo on 1/22/2017

Engagement Ring History

If you’re thinking about popping the question and Valentine’s Day is your target date, you’re in good company! It is one of the most popular days to get engaged.

January Birthstones - Garnet

By Nancy DeRoo on 1/12/2017

garnet

Garnet is believed to aid blood, heart and lungs and is thought to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy. So, if you were thinking that your January birthstone is dull and unassuming, think again! Learn more about it here!