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Please Get Good Engagement Ring Insurance

There are endless reasons why you need to insure your engagement ring. To name just a few that we’ve seen first hand over the years with clients: Losing your ring, misplacing it while traveling, having it stolen, dropping it into a lake, accidentally garbage...

Montana Sapphires, Mermaid Sapphires and Peacock Sapphires

Teal and blue green sapphires go by quite a few different names--Montana sapphire, mermaid sapphire, and peacock sapphire--but they’re all talking about the same phenomena: Beautifully colored sapphires that aren’t the traditional royal blue color typically associated...

Sparks Stories: Nataliya and Dave

After the ring is made and the question is popped, we sit down with real ASJ couples to find out what sparked their love... Nataliya envisioned a ring that highlighted each side diamond on the band individually, almost like a string of pearls. Unfortunately, none of...

Sparks Stories: Gabbi and Govinda

ASJ: How did you and Govinda meet? Gabbi: Govinda and I met back in high school. He was a cool skater boy that my friend dated for a week freshman year. We reconnected working as the back stock crew at Abercrombie & Fitch when I was about to graduate high school....

Sparks Stories: Alexa and Logan

ASJ: How did you and Alexa meet? Logan: Alexa and I met through a mutual group of friends. We spent our first 2-3 weeks talking to each other in a Spotify group chat room with our friends where we could play music for the group to listen to during work. So we...

Yes, CVD Diamonds and Man Made Diamonds are Real

Lab made diamonds, lab grown diamonds, synthetic diamonds, man made diamonds, CVD diamonds, and HPHT diamonds: all terms used interchangeably and sometimes incorrectly to describe pure crystalized carbon created in a lab instead of in the Earth. No wonder so many...

Sparks Stories: John and Alexandra

After the ring is made and the question is popped, we sit down with real ASJ couples to find out what sparked their love... After just three months of dating, John asked Alexandra to move to Scotland with him.   John tells me the story over a glass of red wine at the...

Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

We all have old jewelry we’re attached to but never wear, but did you know that you can actually create new jewelry from old jewelry?Whether it was a bad gift, inherited jewelry, or from a relationship that didn’t last, your jewelry should not go to waste. It’s...

Wedding Planning 101: Q&A With a Wedding Planner

Photo courtesy of Kari Geha Photography.  Congratulations, you're engaged! Now what? It's hard to know where you should even begin when it comes to planning the big day. That's why we sat down with wedding planner Kaitlin Shea of Kaitlin Shea Weddings to ask the...

Sparks Stories: Corina and Frankie

Abby’s dear friends Corina and Frankie were looking for a unique man band that symbolized Frankie’s breezy Dominican-American style. Their design process involved home visits and friendly, leisurely planning. When it was time to source the stones for Frankie’s ring,...