Friday, March 20, 2009

The Five C's of Diamond Buying

Most people have heard of the 4 C's of Diamond Buying. It is common knowledge that all diamonds are graded for their cut, color, clarity and carat weight

But did you know that Renaissance Diamonds introduced another "C" into the equation: Created. Renaissance Diamonds offers lab-created, fancy colored stones at a fraction of the cost of mined diamonds. Our created diamonds are identical to mined diamonds in every way except their origin. The diamond creation process is outlined below:

The 5 C's are identified on all of our diamond buying certificates. Every Renaissance lab-created diamond is certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and all 5 C's are taken into account during diamond grading.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Renaissance Diamonds urges you to do your part in eliminating global warming by turning off your lights along with the rest of the world on March 28th at 8:30pm. 

We care about our planet! That's why we donate a portion of our profits to Earth Share, a nationwide network dedicated to creating a sustainable environment. 

We have revolutionized the eco-friendly diamond market by pairing with Earth Share and continue to offer an eco-chic alternative to the environmental and humanitarian issues surrounding mined diamonds.

Join the world in an effort to raise awareness and help fight global warming March 28th for Earth Hour.

Monday, March 9, 2009

From Wedding Crasher to Wedding Planner: Vince Vaughn Pops the Question

Vince Vaughn, 38, is now engaged to Kyla Weber, a 29 year old Canandian real estate agent.  
The Wedding Crashers star got down on one knee and proposed with a $125,000 four carat diamond ring on Valentine's Day. 
A wedding date has not yet been discosed and likely will not be released, as Vaughn likes to keep his private life out of the public eye. 

Monday, March 2, 2009

How to Buy a Diamond: The GIA's Four "C"s

Review the Gemological Institute of America's 4 "C"s of diamond buying. Know the components of cut, clarity, color and carat weight before you buy a diamond.

Renaissance Diamonds offers GIA certified cultured diamonds. Each diamond is laser inscribed with its growth and certification number and comes with an International Gemological Institute Certificate detailing the diamond's 4 "C"s. 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day From Renaissance Diamonds

Whether you are planning to propose with a lab-created diamond ring from Renaissance Diamonds, to spend the day with your sweetie or to enjoy V-Day with friends, Renaissance Diamonds wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Trend Alert: Diamonds Set in White Metals

Sunday's Grammy awards lived up to all the glitz and glamour surrounding the event. 

What really stood out was all of the white metal jewelry being worn. Platinum, white gold and silver replaced the traditional yellow gold settings of the stars' jewelry.  

Diamonds, as always, were popular at the Grammys but there was a noticeable trend which favored white metal settings for the stones. Whether it was a diamond ring, necklace, earrings or bracelet, the stars opted for platinum, while gold and silver settings.

Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Sara Bareillis and Gwyneth Paltrow were all seen wearing white metallic diamond jewelry.

Inspired? Check out our selection of diamond jewelry set in white metals