‘White’ Gemstones for Engagement Rings – Diamonds, Moissanite and Sapphire

Diamonds are of course the most popular choice of center stone for engagement rings, but in recent years the industry has seen a shift to alternative stones such as moissanite and sapphire. While choosing the center stone for your engagement ring comes down to personal preference, it’s important to consider each gemstone’s strengths and weaknesses. […]

It’s Difficult to Know the Diamond You Buy Online, Especially the Color

Despite being considered ‘white,’ diamonds actually come in a range of color. Most fine jewelers offer diamonds from a ‘D’ grade (perfectly colorless) to typically a ‘K’ (some hint of yellow to brown), with ‘H’ and ‘I’ graded diamonds in the middle accounting for a majority of engagement ring purchases. Though color grades are evident on a […]

Buying a Diamond? Here are the Seven Sacred Rules to Selecting the Right One

If you are thinking about buying a diamond, it’s important to choose a company whose gemologists and experts will personally and honestly help to evaluate the right gemstone for you. At Green Lake Jewelry Works, we hand select each diamond and negotiate hard for the absolute best value. Ours is a tedious process, where we […]

Accent Diamond Setting Styles

With so many setting styles it can be difficult to know which one to select for a custom design! Our designers are experts at helping you create the perfect blend of setting styles to bring your ring together. At Green Lake, we create each of our diamond settings by hand. One of the benefits of […]