1. Birth of The Modern Diamond Industry

    Africa’s diamonds began in 1866 with the discovery of a 21.25-ct. rough diamond on a farm south of Kimberley, South Africa. There is evidence of other discoveries, some as early as 1854. But the “Eureka,” as it was called, was the first to be authenticated. After the Eureka, almost three years passed without major discoveries, and interest in diamond exploration faded. Then in 1869, the Star…Read More

  2. Custom Jewelry

    Loving jewelry can be easy, but finding something as unique as you can be difficult. That’s why custom jewelry may be the right path for you to follow. If you can imagine it, we can build it! How it works: Come in, sketch it out, we’ll create a 3D image of what it will look like, then once you love it, we’ll produce it! We can even modify your old jewelry into something that you’ll love ag…Read More

  3. Latest Theories of How Diamonds Form

    Diamonds form deep in the earth under extreme heat and pressure, then transported violently upward until it arrives at or near the earth’s surface, where it’s forced from its hiding place by nature or by man. Then it’s cut and polished until its natural beauty shines through. Diamond’s splendor has been appreciated for centuries, but there was not much scientific knowledge about it before …Read More

  4. How Diamonds Reach The Surface

    In our previous blog, you’ve learned some basic information about how and where diamonds form. But unless those diamonds are also delivered to the surface, there’s no way to access them. Indeed, there might be vast deposits of diamond that will remain in the mantle forever. After formation, if conditions remain constant, diamonds might remain underground for hundreds of millions of years befor…Read More

  5. Diamonds Brilliance

    A polished diamond’s beauty lies in its complex relationship with the light around it. When diamonds and light interact, the result can dazzle the eye. The main elements of the relationship between diamonds and light are how the light strikes the surface, how much of it enters the diamond, and how and in what form the light returns to your eye. Each element depends on diamond’s optical propert…Read More

  6. Sizing Assistants

    Do you have the perfect ring, but it just doesn’t fit perfectly? There are solutions to this very common problem. They’re called “Sizing Assistants”. These items help to keep a ring from twisting on your finger.   Round Beads Speed Bumps Slip on Ring Guard Fingermate® Shanks Opens three sizes larger to go over a knuckle. Available in 14K and Platinum, not 18K. Mid price range. Has a roun…Read More

  7. January Birthstone

    Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes…Read More

  8. Alpharetta Jeweler Best of Kudzu

    RK & Co. Jewelers Awarded Best of 2013 on Kudzu Voted by the Kudzu Community as a Top Metro Atlanta Jeweler Alpharetta – December 10, 2013 – Rk & Co. Jewelers was named a Best of 2013 winner for Atlanta Jewlers on Kudzu.com, a leading source for local business information and consumer reviews. Over 5 million local businesses competed across a wide range of categories including home, au…Read More

  9. Direction of Clockwise (Left to Right)

    How was the standard direction of clockwise (left to right) determined? Although this is difficult to conclusively determine, there is a general consensus regarding why the hands of a clock move from left to right, thus clockwise. The explanation dates back thousands of years to the earliest civilizations: the Sumerians and Babylonians, who tracked the movement of the stars in the heavens from lef…Read More

  10. All About Chronographs

    A chronograph is really just another word for “stop watch”. It is simply a multifunction sport watch with a stopwatch function. The word “chronograph” is a combination of the Greek words for “time” and “writing”. Most chronographs have two or three sub-dials, or mini-dials, for measuring minutes and hours. The stopwatch function operates independently of the timekeeping function. T…Read More