1. Alternative Stones for Engagement Rings

    Although the diamond - and especially the white diamond - is by far the most popular stone for engagement rings these days, there are numerous jewel and gem options out there on the market. Today, and in upcoming blogs throughout this blog series, we’ll be jumping into other engagement ring favorites, as well as their symbolic meaning: Garnet Garnets are most often reds and greens, although they…Read More

  2. How to Covertly Get a Finger Size for an Engagement Ring!

    If you’re curious about the appropriate ring size for your loved one, and you’d like to keep the ring a surprise, you may need to be a bit sneaky about finding out the right engagement ring size. To start, know this: the average ring size for women is a 6, and for men it’s a 9. From this starting point, there are a few great ways to determine the proper engagement ring size for your loved on…Read More

  3. How To Buy An Engagement Ring

    Hi folks! For today's post, we've put together an infographic on picking the perfect engagement ring for you and your spouse-to-be. So if you're uncertain how to start your selecting, check out our step-by-step instructions on finding the ideal engagement ring to suit you and the love of your life: …Read More

  4. How To Prepare for the Big Question Part II

    In our last blog we discussed how to prepare for proposing, and we’re continuing today to provide you further information. Here at RK & Co. we understand how exciting engagement can be, and how nerve-racking a proposal can be. We’re here to connect you with the perfect engagement ring and a few tips to give you the confidence to pop the question. Be You If things go right, you’ll only be…Read More

  5. How To Prepare for the Big Question

    Looking at engagement rings? Well you’re on your way to asking the biggest question of your life: Will you marry me? It’s intimidating, no matter how sure you are that the answer will be yes. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to ask the love of your life to take your hand, and there are plenty of resources you can utilize if you’re nervous about presenting your engagement ring. Here are a…Read More

  6. The Four “C”s of Diamonds – Cut

    Cut Math is the determining factor in deciding the cut of a diamond. Every diamond is cut according to an exact mathematical formula. The most common cut, the round brilliant, has 58 facets, or small, flat, polished planes designed to yield the maximum amount of light to be reflected back to the viewer. This reflection, known as brilliance, is an extremely important factor in evaluating the qualit…Read More

  7. The Four “C”s of Diamonds – Color

    The most popular Color for Diamonds is “white” or colorless especially for engagement rings or wedding bands. Whilst Diamonds come in every Color of the spectrum, for “white” Diamonds truecolorless examples are extremely rare and therefore demand the highest value. Regular “white” Diamonds are graded by Color and are given letter designations dependant upon how far they deviate from t…Read More

  8. The Four “C”s of Diamonds – Clarity

    A diamond’s clarity is affected by any detectable external irregularities and internal imperfections created by nature when the diamond was formed. Imperfections such as spots or lines are called inclusions. The less inclusions, the higher the clarity and thus, the greater brilliance and ultimately, value. Inclusions can interfere with the passage of light through the stone, diminishing the spa…Read More

  9. The Four “C”s of Diamonds – Carat

    A Carat is the unit of measurement for a diamond’s weight – it is equal to 200 milligrams, and there are 142 Carats to an ounce. Carats are referenced by dividing them into points – there are 100 points in a Carat. A half Carat diamond may be referred to as a 50-point stone (about 100 milligrams). Because large diamonds are rarer, they generally have a greater value per Carat than smaller s…Read More

  10. Diamond Certificates

    We only offer Diamonds that have been independently certified. Diamond certificates are issued by independent gemological laboratories. There are several grading laboratories, the most prominent being: The International Gemological Institute (IGI); The Gemological Institute of America (GIA); The American Gem Society (AGS); The European Gemological Laboratories (EGL); The World Diamond Council (HRD…Read More