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Buying Guides

Ring Education

Find Your Ring Size: Several Ways to Find the Correct Ring Size

You've selected the perfect ring, and now you need to find out your ring size! This guide is an overview on several good ways to determine your ring size. Buying a ring for someone else? No problem! See the helpful tips on how to discretely find someone elses ring size.

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Ring Guide: Finding the Perfect Setting and Metal

You have selected the perfect diamond, the next step is to find the perfect setting and metal! Diamondwave.com offers an array of classic and contemporary solitaire settings, three stone rings, engagement and wedding rings with side stones and more. Our settings come from the top manufactures in the world. Below is a guide that explains the differences in metal and settings.

Learn How to Find the Perfect Setting and Metal

Engagement Ring Guide: Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

Find out what you need to know about buying the perfect engagement ring for your budget! Diamondwave.com offers an array of engagement rings. Below is a guide that explains the anatomy of an engagement ring, choosing a metal for your setting and picking the right diamond.

Learn How to Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

Wedding Ring Guide: Finding the Perfect Wedding Ring

Looking to add a beautiful matching wedding ring to complement your engagement ring? Click below to see a helpful guide that explains what to look out for when choosing a wedding ring.

Learn How to Find the Perfect Wedding Ring

Earrings Buying Guide: The Latest Trends and Choosing the Right Pair

Find out about the latest trends in Earrings Fashion Styles, and getting the most bang for you buck! Diamondwave.com offers many different styles of earrings, and the best quality in diamonds. Below is a guide that helps you decide which pair of earrings is right for you.

Learn How to Find the Perfect Pair of Earrings

How to Save Real Money Buying Diamonds

The insider secrets of saving money when buying a diamond.

Learn How to Save Real Money When Buying Diamond Jewelry

What are Synthetic Diamonds?

Synthetic diamonds are man-made stones. These stones were first produced in the early 1950's for mainly industrial purposes. Only recently have synthetic diamonds become available for commercial, retail purposes. Synthetic diamonds are produced in a laboratory and they essentially have the same chemical composition and crystal structure of a natural diamond. Their physical and visual properties are almost the same as a natural stone as well. Synthetic diamonds are referred to as "lab grown", "lab created", "created", and "man made".

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Precious Metals: Gold, Platinum and Sterling Silver Jewelry

In the creation of fine jewelry, there are several types of precious metals to chose from. The metals commonly used to make jewelry are gold, platinum, and sterling silver. By knowing more about these different metals and their unique qualities you will be able to make a better and more educated decision when purchasing your jewelry. Below you will find information about each of these metal types.

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Gemstone Education

Types of Gemstones

There are so many different gemstones that come in various colors and variations that it would be hard not to find one to suit your specific taste. Learning a bit about each gemstone and its basic properties will help you in your search for the perfect stone.

Learn about the different types of Gemstones

Precious vs. Semi-Precious Gemstones

The rarest gems are classified as precious stones. These include diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tanzanite and rubies. Precious stones are more expensive than semi-precious but they follow the same color, cut, and clarity rules for value. All other gemstones are classified as semi-precious. However, today these separations do not have much significance. It is more common to simply classify between diamonds and colored stones.

Learn about the differences between Precious vs. Semi-Precious Gemstones

Guide to Gemstone Enhancements

This guide provides information on the most common enhancement and treatment processes for some of the most popular gemstones.

Learn about Gemstone Enhancements

Pearl Education

Pearl Education

Use this guide to familiarize yourself with the origins of pearls, how they are cultured, types, sizes and colors of pearls, how pearls are graded and how to care for pearl jewelry.

Learn More About Pearls