Citrine: Gem of Motivation

By Robin Lefkowitz-Huska | November 2, 2020

Citrine is a variety of quartz. The color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare. Most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes, which produces small lines in the crystal. Natural citrine has a cloudy or smoky appearance. “Ox Blood” or “Madeira” citrine is a dark, intensely saturated orangey-yellow. This quartz stone…

Why You Should Buy Your Engagement Ring at an Actual Store

By Inna Kushnirski | August 20, 2020

Let’s face it, the average person (that’s most of us) has only a small amount of really big ticket purchases to make in a lifetime. A home of course, a car, and a college education for example all fall under this umbrella. For a person ready to propose, an engagement ring is another item which…

The Pros and Cons of Double Halo Engagement Rings

By Caitlin Bennett | July 28, 2020

With the rising popularity of halo engagement rings in recent years, we’ve also seen an uptick in couples seeking out the less common double halo engagement ring. As you probably know, the defining feature of a halo ring is a collection of smaller accent diamonds that circle around the center stone to boost its radiance.…

Beautiful Princess Cut Engagement Ring Settings Under $1,700

By Inna Kushnirski | July 27, 2020

Style: ER14488S4W44JJ A princess cut engagement ring is once again a popular choice for today’s brides. According to trend research and diamond experts, almost 10% of today’s brides are looking for this fancy shape. This was the hottest shape after the round brilliant in the early 2000s when demand was extremely high. It dipped somewhat…

May Birthstone: The Emerald

By Gabriel Editorial Team | May 30, 2019

MAY BIRTHSTONE: THE EMERALD After a rainy April, the month of May typically welcomes the blooming of flowers and an abundance of green. May is the heart of spring, so it’s only right that the rich, vibrant green emerald gemstone is May’s birthstone. Symbolizing rebirth and renewal, the radiant green emerald is perfectly suited to…