Quick Diamonds Guide for the Novice Buyer

We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No matter if you are buying diamonds for yourself or for your loved one, it is still hard to choose the first time. All of these products are amazing, and it can be hard to select only one. Diamonds are also the first choice when it comes to the engagement ring. This is why you need to take a few things into consideration before you select the best piece of jewelry.

In this article we are going to show you how to choose your first diamond. If you want to find out more about different types of diamonds, you can also check out TheDiamondAuthority.org. There you will find a lot more information on these beautiful jewelries.

How to choose the perfect diamond- the 4Cs

Before you select the right diamond, you need to know more about the essential 4Cs. These 4 Cs come from cut, carat, color, and clarity. You need to take all of these into account before purchasing a diamond. Despite the fact that the grading report is important, all of these Cs deserve an analysis.

The Cut

Let’s start with the cut of the diamond. First of all, this is not the shape of the piece of jewelry, it is the combined aspect of the proportions and the finishing. The shape of the diamond is different, and it can be a heart diamond or a cushion diamond. Now, the cut is the most important aspect you should look at when you purchase a diamond.

The Carat Weight

When it comes to the cut, there is a GIA system which indicates the grade of the diamond. There are Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. Always try to find the best cut grade in a diamond because this is the most important.

The carat weight of the diamond is another important thing to take into consideration. This actually show you the weight of the diamond. For instance, one carat equals 200 milligrams/ 100 points. When you purchase a 1 carat diamond it actually means that you select a 0.2 grams diamond. When you are searching for the perfect diamond, make sure that the carat weight is not too big for your hand.

The color

The third C is also important because it can affect the way the diamond reflects the light. For instance, there are a lot of colorful diamonds and it is much harder (and more expensive) to find a diamond without a color. Because they are colored (black, brown), they can negatively affect the light absorption which means that the diamond is not going to sparkle as much as a colorless diamond.

However, diamonds with rare colors like pink, orange, or blue are much more valuable than colorless diamonds. In this case, you need to select the color the suits you best or go for the classic colorless diamond. For an engagement ring, it is better to stick to the colorless diamonds because they have a better light absorption.

The clarity

Any diamond has some types of flaws like inclusions or blemishes. These make the clarity characteristics. As you might expect, the lesser amount of flaws the higher the clarity and the value of the gemstone. A flawless diamond (which can be pretty expensive) doesn’t have any internal or external flaws. There are also diamonds with the lowest clarity grade with have big, visible flaws.

When you decide to purchase a diamond, you need to find one with as fewer flaws as possible. Of course, you need to take into consideration your budget because the higher the level of clarity, the higher the price. You also need to know that a diamond with visible flaws and a low clarity grade has lower durability, brilliance, and transparency. This diamond buying guide contains information that will help you in deciding the right diamond to buy.

Other important details

While the 4Cs are the most important things to take into consideration, there are also other important details that you should look into. First of all, you should select the shape of the diamond. As we mentioned earlier, the shape is not the same as the cut of the diamond.

When it comes to the shape, you should know that the number of facets have an impact on the scintillation, the fire, and the brilliance of the stone. The more facets the better. Round-shaped diamonds, as well as oval or pear-shaped are the diamonds with the most facets. However, heart-shaped or princess-shaped diamonds have a special elegance.


These are just some of the most important things you should look into before you select the right diamond for you or for your loved one. Don’t forget to make a budget and stick to it. Also, remember to choose the shape and carat that best suit you.


Mama’s Jewelry is PERFECT for Mother’s Day

Moms work hard 365 days out of the year, so why give them another predictable gift this Mother’s Day? With the exquisite collection of mothers rings from Mama’s Jewelry, you’re bound to make this the most unforgettable Mother’s Day yet! Each time she looks down at her ring, puts on her earrings or is asked about her necklace, she’ll remember just how much she’s loved.

About Mama’s Jewelry:

Mama’s Jewelry has been designing rings and pendants for moms for 30 years, and we have no intention of slowing down! Our company is committed to creating exceptional mothers pendants, rings and earrings at affordable prices.

A key benefit to shopping with us is our fast turnaround times. As soon as we receive your order, our CAD technicians and certified jewelers get to work designing and building your custom item. All of our processes follow strict quality control measures. Everything that comes from us has our seal of approval. If we wouldn’t give it to our loved ones, we won’t send it to you!

Most orders for mothers rings and pendants are able to be sent out within 3 to 5 days, reaching you about a week later. If you’re shopping at the last minute, Mama’s Jewelry will take care of you and ensure that you get a custom made item that looks like it took months to make!
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What is the Mama’s Jewelry Advantage?

We are a family operated business born out of a passion for creating jewelry from gold,Sterling Silver, platinum and diamonds. We care about your comfort and satisfaction and how secure your diamonds and gems are set.

We are so proud of our jewelry in our store we give our customers a lifetime warranty on any piece of jewelry they buy. With that culture in mind, we developed Mama’s Jewelry.

A great deal of thought goes into the process of designing these rings, pendants and bracelets. When the customer receives their jewelry there is “wow” factor. We hear it time and time again. We always deliver 110%.

Thickness of the shank, the prongs, the quality of the stones, the way they are set; no one gives the customer so much attention to detail like we do. We have over 2100 positive reviews on eBay and thousands of reviews on Amazon and have sold tens of thousands pieces without any complaint.

We love jewelry and we want our passion for it to be evident in any piece we offer.

What is the Mama’s Jewelry Advantage? Simple. We care.
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Spring Rings from Chamilia – Perfect for Your Valentine

Looking for something for your Valentine? Perfect for the “big day”, or for anytime really- these new rings from Chamila are both beautiful and something that can be worn differently as she so chooses. Stacked, singly, or in combinations, these are beautiful and easy to wear with just about any outfit.

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Chamilia (www.chamilia.com), a Swarovski company, has introduced three new stackable rings. The entire Chamilia line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski Zirconia. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.

“Stackable rings have been a popular offering from Chamilia since their introduction,” said Chamilia Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “Each year we introduce new styles that integrate into existing Chamilia collections so that our customer can continue to feed her need to stack and coordinate with what she is already wearing.” 

Chamilia now has these three new stackable ring styles, including:

  • Latitude Points Ring—This bright sterling ring features an open band with Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia set on each endpoint (U.S. MSRP $40).
  • Ornamental Drift Ring—This sterling silver band with bright finish features a pattern of meandering curls with Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia detailing (U.S. MSRP $55).
  • Pavé Circle Ring—This sterling silver ring, features an open circle set with pavé Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia at the top of the band (U.S. MSRP $45).

Items from Chamilia’s Spring 2018 collection are available now and will be sold at the brand’s more than 1,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website. For more information, please go to www.chamilia.com.

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

The weather has been all over the place this winter, and that means so has your wardrobe been. Shoes are the hardest part to figure out- no one likes wet, cold, uncomfortable feet- that makes for a long day. We are loving this footwear, and we thing you will, too.

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Waldlaufer has a huge variety of women’s shoes- but did you know they offer mens, as well? It’s a great time to check them out. We have been wearing the Men’s Jack Hayo Waterproof Oxford Schiefer shoes for about two months now, and using them for everything from daily wear to hiking and even to the gym a few times- they remain sturdy, easy to wear for long days out and about, supportive, and they do keep your feet dry.  They are a bit heavier then your average shoe, but they are also pretty rugged since they offer so much protection.  This ankle high waterproof boot will protect your feet all winter long- and beyond.  You won’t be leaving these in your closet when the season changes.  Since it is made with a waterproof membrane, it prevents moisture from entering the shoe.  The soles have great traction and durability as well as a supportive footbed. Get yours at https://www.waldlaufer.com for $190.

Perfect for winter (or any season but summer, I’d say) are the water-resistant and insanely comfortable new Luana ankle boots from Arcopedico.  These have very fast become my favorite boots, and perhaps my favorite shoes in general. So soft, so comfortable- and ethical as well. Made entirely of vegan materials (that never hurts, a “good for the environment” choice) they are easy to pair with almost any outfit, or to dress up and dress down.  These look like suede, but are actually Lytech with a self-adjusting side elastic for a super comfortable fit. With rounded toes and a slight wedge heel, these are actually machine washable as well. Really. Three colors available, Black, Brown, or Burgundy. Get yours for $105 at http://arcopedicousa.com

For something a little different then boots yet still transitional, check out the Stripe ballerina type flat. With a satin and cotton fabric upper, a rounded toe, rubber sole, and it’s lighter than air weight, this is a shoe you can live in once the weather warms up (and if you get someplace warmer for your vacation!) $115, available in three striped color options- Blue/White, Beige/White, or Black/White.

The Yulia Bootie is easy on, easy to wear, and you won’t want to take them off- by Beartraps. This bootie is fun to wear with skirts or pants, and is lightweight as well as comfortable. Casual and fun, it has a low heel and slight ruching on the top. Cute details at the strap detailing is eye-catching and adds interest. Easy to zip on and off from the side, you will find yourself wearing these constantly. Available in three colors- black, grey, and mushroom, for $80- but on sale now for $50, go take a look! https://www.footwearunlimited.com

Perfect for this time of year, but great year round (because when is mud not a thing, after all) the Detour BUGrip GTX are the perfect hiking or running sneaker- no slipping, super supportive, and no laces.  Instead of laces, these tighten up with a Boa® Closure System, which “provides custom comfort with smooth, even closure and no pressure points”. It’s actually pretty cool- you turn the little knob like circle on the tongue of the shoe, and it clicks until you reach the setting you like. Pull it up to release. Very neat. The  waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane keeps the snow, slush, water, mud, etc out and your feet dry- what’s not to love about that. The carbide studded, BUGrip outsole is great for ice and snow, though has no issues on pavement, wood floors, or anything else we’ve tired them out on- although people WILL hear you coming, they are not sneaking up shoes, with their “crunching” steps. No, they will not scratch anything- they just add traction.  Grab yours at https://us-shop.icebug.com/ for $230.

Headed out into the great outdoors? In this weather Just kidding- why not? Just bring your Metro2 Classic BUGrip, these are the hiking boots you won’t want to take off. Comfortable, keeping your feet warm and dry, and like all Icebugs, slip resistant with carbide studded, BUGrip outsoles. Soft “collar” around the ankles keeps you comfortable as you trek, just pull them on and zip them up. Soft, oily nubuck on the outside, fleece lined, with supportive insoles, they will keep your feet warm in temperatures up to -4 (Fahrenheit).  Let me tell you- these are nice. You are going to love them. Pick them up at https://us-shop.icebug.com/ for $200.


Treasure Necklaces From Chamilia Review


The new Treasure necklaces from Chamilia will be a timeless and priceless necklace every woman will want to adorn her neck. From a Swarovski company, the Treasure sterling silver necklaces are the perfect gift for this holiday season.

With this new Treasure necklace collection, which features six dainty classic sterling silver disc pendants each featuring an engraved sentiment on the front; with the words Love, Friend, Sister,Family, Mom, and Daughter to choose from with the Chamilia hummingbird logo on the back of each pedant.

Chamilia necklaces are beautiful sterling silver, open-filigree frames are electroplated in 14 karat gold and lay freely on top of the discs, which hang from 18″ sterling silver chains with a 2″ extender.

Treasure Necklaces

Chamilia line has beads, charms, necklaces, build your own to create your personal style and look. The charms that Chamilia has for every event, sports, city,animals, and so many more that you can create your own charm bracelet.There are tons of different jewelry and other items for $50 or less and create a holiday gift she will never forget.

This is a perfect holiday gift to express your love to that special woman in your life; give her a touch of classy elegance this year. Treasure your relationship this season with the new Treasure necklaces from Chamilia.

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Bounce Back Denim Now Available #NoBagNoSag


New from Lee Jeans is Bounce Back Denim! I’m excited to try them out and let you know what I think, but in the meantime, I wanted to remind you of how easy to wear the Crafted by Lee line was (released this past Spring). If the new line is anything like these, I know they will be great. Stay tuned for a review of the Bounce Back Denim!

Check out the Crafted By Lee collection in the meantime. Great for any occasion, I love them for travel especially.


The Unforgettable Bohemian City-Break: 2 Outfits to Make Your Travels Dreamy


There is something charming and adventurous in a city break away from home, even if by definition such trips are short in length. They are almost always spontaneous, challenging, romantic and full of amazing surprises. Discovering a new city, a new culture, style, and getting immersed in a strange and unique environment, getting a taste of a place’s most cherished landmarks and entertainment facilities – all make a city break a fun adventure to embark in wholeheartedly.

Some cities, however, and mostly the ones on the Old Continent, are also romantic by nature, compelling you to dress appropriately for the occasion. If you are a bohemian at heart, and you plan a quick getaway in an old, fabulous and romantic city in the world, these are two boho outfits you should consider taking along.

1. The Boho-Chic Bardot Dress

Worn by famous silver screen diva Brigitte Bardot, the modern Bardot boho dress can accompany you no matter where you go. Stylish and feminine, comfortable, sexy and sporting a retro flair to die for, you can style up the Bardot dress any way you like. Why is this perfect outfit to take on a bohemian trip?

-It is comfortable (as all boho dresses feature natural, soft and skin-friendly fabrics such as cotton, silk, chiffon, velvet, wool, etc.) and thin enough to allow you to walk and sightsee all day long in summer.

-It is feminine and sophisticated so you can wear it during the day visiting museum, or at night, attending a local party, having a romantic dinner or taking an unforgettable walk under the moonlight.

-It makes the perfect outfit for your packing light plan and can be styled up with virtually any type of accessories (thus allowing you to carry less piece of jewelry or even footwear).

2. The Short Jeans and the Boho Shawl

One of the main rules of the boho fashion states that you need to wear at least one crocheted or knitted piece of clothing. If you are planning for a city break, a nice thin crocheted shawl and poncho will take you everywhere, in any climate or local weather conditions. It can be perfectly layered together with a pair of short denim jeans, and a comfy pair of slouchy distresses ankle boots – they are perfect for vacations, and they make you look boho perfectly while they keep you safe no matter the weather conditions you encounter.

If you choose a boho outfit including trousers and not skirts or dresses, make sure you don’t forget the feminine, sophisticated boho touch:

-Wear a headband, a wide-brimmed straw hat, a silk scarf wrapped around your head, flowery hair pins, a bandana and so on.

-The tomboy look can always be softened by the use of boho-style jewelry and accessories, including stacked bracelets and necklaces or even stacked rings. There are some very specific rules when it comes to stacking jewelry, and you should follow them closely to achieve a perfect city break boho look.

When you want to pull off a stylish, chic boho look, keep in mind to wear neutral and earthy colors and hues – they are the main staple of this fashion style. Go anywhere from warm shades of brown, greens, reds, pinks, blues and yellows and make sure you wear the colors that fit your skin tone and personality best. While traveling, you can also pick a hobo style bag or a tote in cotton to complete your romantic boho attire.

Riders By Lee Review

Riders by Lee are well known for their affordability and comfort in jeans and other men and women apparel. Lee’s has great tops the fit just right and are casual and comfy; all while flattering every body shape and style. Crafted by Lee’s men and women’s modern denim are now exclusively at Target.com.

Riders by Lee in women’s pants, jeans, and shirt dresses are available in plus sizes. Shirt Dresses are new and very stylish for women to wear out; just add a belt and you can dress up or down depending on whether you are going out with girlfriends or just running to the store and want to wear something new, fun, and stylish. Riders by Lee pants and jeans hold their fit, shape, and comfort even after being washed multiple times. As such, they are perfect for packing- and easy to pair with anything, so you don’t need to pack much.

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The newly designed skirts and capris make them not only fashionable but also functional with the everyday life of a mom running around and taking care of the day to day household requirements of the family. The knit waistbands are breathable and their moisture-wicking fabric is designed to make them and everyday wear and comfort. As well as stylish tops, super soft v-necks, shorts, bermudas and capris that all fit to size, last, comfortable, and perfect for the family.


Crafted by Lee lines retail for around $30 and all Riders by Lee retail for only $20 or less, making them perfect for the everyday family that is on a budget. Not only are they affordable, so you can get more bang for your buck, they last and you won’t be disappointed. Crafted by Lee and Riders by Lee clothing will become your go to brand of clothing for the whole family.

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