Diamond Education

How to Clean My Diamond Engagement Ring

Understanding how to protect and care for your diamond ring will ensure you enjoy the incomparable sparkle… every single day. The very best method to clean your jewelry is to leave it to us to take care of your ring! At Ascot Diamonds we offer jewelry cleanings and inspections.

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Best Wedding Band Style

How do you go about choosing the best wedding band? We believe in making things easy. Choose your Diamond wedding bands, diamond rings and custom jewelry designed to last for generations - enjoy the value of having your own personal jeweler. Visit Ascot Diamonds in Atlanta, Dallas, NY or D.C.

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What is Rhodium Plating

What is Rhodium Plating? What Exactly is Rhodium Anyway? Rhodium is one of the rarest metals on earth, which also makes it one of the most expensive. It is an extremely durable element that has a gorgeous pure silver-white color that is highly reflective. Think shiny like chrome but lighter in color. It belongs to […]

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Is Paris Hilton’s Ring Really Worth $2 Million?

Is Paris Hilton’s Ring Really Worth $2 Million? New Year’s Weekend is a popular time for many couples to get engaged and this year was no exception. This weekend will be especially unforgettable for famous celebrity couple Paris Hilton and her new fiancé, Chris Zylka. The Leftovers actor got down on one knee on the […]

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One of the world’s largest rough diamond just found in January 2018.

One of the world’s largest rough diamond just found in January 2018 In the mountains of southern Africa, miners have uncovered one of the largest gem grade diamonds ever found. This massive discovery of the world’s fifth largest diamond was announced Monday earlier this week. Weighing in at an astounding 910-carats, or 6.4 ounces. The […]

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Wedding Band Guide

Wedding Band Guide One of the most frequently asked questions by our clients is “What kind of wedding band should I get?” Our answer is always “get what you love” (and it’s not hard to find a band to love here at Ascot)! There really is no right or wrong when it comes to wedding […]

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Unique Wedding Proposal

Your engagement is the first step to the start of your new life, so you want to do it right! Making your engagement special begins with being creative. Make your engagement anniversary easy to remember by popping the question on an unusual holiday.

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Shape and cut of a diamond

The terms shape and cut are often confused when discussing diamonds. The cut of the diamond is the most important characteristic when it comes to a diamond’s sparkle and brilliance. Visit an Ascot Diamonds showroom in Atlanta, Dallas TX, Washington DC, New York to learn personally about diamonds.

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How to Establish Her Correct Ring Size?

Over 80% of women have an engagement ring finger size ranging between 5 and 6. Researching your loved one’s finger size, has the potential to upset the once in a lifetime element of surprise, so we offer a simple solution...

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Custom Diamond Stud Earrings – Fine Jewelry

Buying Diamond Stud Earrings. The first piece of diamond jewelry bought for a loved one, after the engagement ring, are usually diamond stud earrings. Visit our Jewelry Stores in Atlanta, Washington DC, New York, Dallas to find the perfect pair of custom diamond earrings for your special occasion.

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TearDrop Diamonds

Pear shaped diamonds, also called teardrops are elongated with 58 brilliant facets that produce magnificent sparkle. Ascot Diamonds specializes in the best Pear shaped diamond engagement rings in Atlanta, Washington DC, Dallas TX, New York.

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Diamonds as an investment

During a time when the only thing for certain seems to be economic uncertainty, have you considered investing in diamonds? For months now, you've watched your stocks and other investments see-saw while watching gold prices rise. Now, more than ever, is the right time for a diamond investment.

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Tips For Getting Engaged During the Holiday Season

In the days leading up to the holidays there is a ton of buildup and excitement. Proposing during this magical time makes giving her a ring during the holidays that more special. Here are a few things to consider when looking to take the next step in your lives together...

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Sell Your Diamond and Maximize Value

A desirable diamond will always be more valuable to a proper diamond company like Ascot Diamonds because they are engaged in buying and selling diamonds on a daily basis and have the skills, confidence and market knowledge to pay a fair price.

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Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy colored diamonds relate to white diamonds as a Ferrari might relate to a BMW… magnificent, exotic and different. Natural color diamonds exist in a rainbow of colors and intensities.

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Oval Cut Diamonds: Classic Elegance Meets Non-Traditional

Classic Elegance Meets Non-Traditional   An oval shape diamond engagement ring is perfect for a woman who seeks a timeless, classic look combined with a shape that is slightly more uncommon. Popularized and perfected in the 1960’s, Oval shape diamonds have a rich and controversial history dating back several hundred years. The 186 carat original […]

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How to grade color in a diamond

Diamonds are cut to reflect light and brilliance in the face-up position. The color is only accurately graded on a diamond when an un-mounted stone is set face-down on a plain white background with a daylight-equivalent light source.

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Conflict Free Diamonds

Every diamond in the Ascot Diamonds inventory is sourced exclusively from KP compliant manufacturers and we are proud to offer our clients the ‘best of the best’ conflict free diamonds from around the world.

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Lab-grown Synthetic Diamonds vs Real Diamonds

Lab Grown or Man Made Diamonds. Have totally different chemical and physical properties from natural diamonds. Synthetic diamonds are grown in days or weeks depending upon size, whereas natural diamonds were formed millions of years ago under enormous pressure below the earth’s surface.

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Engagement Ring Cost 2019

Diamonds last a lifetime, so calculate your budget using these guidelines and maximize the long term value of this important purchase by seeking the guidance of respected diamond professionals willing to share their knowledge generously and explain how the value of each unique diamond.

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Top 8 Things When Buying a Diamond

There are important issues every diamond buyer should know. When you are ready to buy a diamond, the most important thing to do is work with a reputable diamond company and personally learn from an expert who has Your best interests in mind. Contact Ascot Diamonds in Atlanta, Dallas, DC, New York.

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Best Guide for Buying a Diamond

Buying a diamond can be intimidating for anyone. There are so many different shapes, qualities and vendors to choose from. Here is some concise advice from a 22 year veteran in the wholesale diamond business who has seen the diamond buying process from every angle.

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The History of Diamond Cuts

Before the 1400’s diamonds were typically cut into shapes that were determined by the shape of the rough crystal that came out of the earth. Cutting a piece of rough diamond with symmetry became increasingly popular due to the sparkle that modern diamonds have today.

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Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

Rose gold is one of the hottest trends in jewelry right now. Rose gold is created by mixing gold with copper to give it a warm, rosey hue. It is also known as pink gold and red gold.

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Where do diamonds come from?

From Mine to Market: Where do diamonds come from? Q: “So where do your diamonds come from?” A: ” I don’t really know.” This is a common question for many looking into purchasing diamond engagement rings and diamond jewelry. Where exactly does the diamond originate from? Many would be surprised to find out that all […]

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Radiant Cut Diamonds | Engagement Rings

The signature characteristics of Radiant cut diamonds are the straight edges, 45 degree cut corners and flat table. There is no ideal depth and table parameter for any fancy cut diamonds because these percentages vary based on the length, width and depth measurements of each unique stone.

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The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The Engagement Ring History. Anthropologists believe that the tradition of an engagement ring originated from the Roman custom of women wearing betrothal (truth) rings. Create your own unique diamond engagement ring at one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, Washington DC, New York.

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Pear Shaped or Teardrop Diamonds

Pear shape diamonds look exquisite in diamond engagement rings, diamond necklaces or diamond earrings. The pear shaped diamond has also been referred to as the "teardrop" diamond, but there are rarely tears dropped by women who receive a beautifully cut pear set in a complimentary setting.

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Best Mother’s Day Fine Jewelry Gift Ideas

Best Mother’s Day Fine Jewelry Gift Ideas. Whether wife or mom, perhaps one of the most timeless and genuine gifts you can give the special mother in your life is a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry. The challenge for most of us becomes how do you truly give her something of quality without breaking the […]

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Ideal Cut Round Brilliant Diamonds

The Ideal Cut describes a round brilliant diamond that has been cut to exact and mathematically proven proportions. Its symmetry, with 58 precisely placed facets, produces the ultimate in luster and beauty.

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Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Because Ascot Diamonds specializes in custom, hand-crafted diamond jewelry, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to designing your engagement ring this 2019. The great thing about all of these trends is that they will work for any budget. Find her perfect ring she'll treasure forever.

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Types of Cushion Cut Diamonds

These are the Cushion Cut Diamonds: Antique, Brilliant and Modified Brilliant. We would like to help you by explaining the different types of cushion cut diamonds and compare in person cushion cut engagement rings in one of our showrooms in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, Dallas.

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Before You Buy an Engagement Ring

Create your custom engagement ring at one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Washington DC, Dallas TX, New York. Before buying a diamond engagement ring be sure that you are dealing with a reputable diamond dealer or jewelry store. We are engagement ring experts offering a better, personal experience.

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Platinum or White Gold Engagement Ring

Knowing the differences between white gold and platinum is essential when deciding between the two metals. After you've chosen your diamond and your setting, showcasing its brilliance with a metal that will best allow it to shine is the next step.

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Buying an Emerald Cut Diamond

One of the most classic diamond shapes is the emerald cut. Emerald cut diamonds are either rectangular or square cut stones with beveled corners and step-cut facets. The underside of an emerald is called the pavilion and has layers, called steps.

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Diamond Engagement Ring Appraisal

Diamond Ring Appraisal. Insurance companies typically request that fine jewelry appraisals be updated every 5 years. Since historically, diamonds have increased in value at a steady pace this practice serves to protect the best interests of each client in the event of a loss.

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How To Buy A Quality Diamond Engagement Ring

The most significant step in buying a diamond ring is selecting a diamond company who you like and trust. Purchasing a diamond for an engagement ring need not be intimidating. When handled correctly, your selection process should be enjoyable, informative and rewarding. Visit Ascot Diamonds.

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Choosing the best engagement ring for you

Choosing the right engagement ring requires working with fine jewelers who not only know diamonds but the craftsmanship details involved in creating a true piece of fine jewelry.

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Ascot Wins CMUS Talk of the Town Award

Last month, Ascot Diamonds was honored to find out that both our Atlanta Jewelry Store and Washington, D.C. Jewelry Store were awarded the CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.

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Asscher Cut Diamond

One of the most elegant diamond shapes is the Asscher Cut. Nearly 110 years ago, the Asscher cut was designed and patented by Dutch diamond artisan Joseph Asscher. Create your unique custom asscher cut diamond engagement ring in one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, Washington DC, New York.

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All I want for Christmas is a new Diamond Ring!

Contact your Personal Jeweler at Ascot today and learn how to put together your own Santa's Wish List that will ensure that you get exactly what you want under the tree this holiday season!

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Unique holiday jewelry gift

Looking for a unique holiday gift? One diamond ring is never enough … Stacking multiple diamond rings on the same finger is a great way to give her a timeless and original gift this holiday season. The beauty of stack rings is that you can add to the look over time… give her one this holiday season, […]

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How Much to Spend on Engagement Ring 2019?

Ultimately, the question of the right amount to spend on a diamond engagement ring involves an honest assessment of your own financial, psychological and emotional beliefs. There is no right or wrong number.

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Classic Styles : Solitaire Engagement Rings

Solitaire Diamond Engagement Rings: Trending back to classic ring styles Just like clothing, hair and shoe styles, engagement ring styles tend to cycle as the years go by. From the heavy-handed yellow gold look of the 1980’s to highly ornate white gold and platinum engagement ring styles of the past decade, styles are continually shifting. In recent […]

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Platinum vs. White Gold

One of the questions we seem to frequently get asked is, "What is the difference in platinum versus white gold when it comes to selecting the right metal for my diamond engagement ring?

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Buying a Cushion Cut Diamond

When cut properly, a Cushion Cut Diamond can be breathtaking. Selecting a truly beautiful cushion cut engagement ring should require the assistance of a diamond expert. Visit one of our Ascot Diamonds showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas TX, New York, Washington DC.

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Steps in Creating a Custom Engagement Ring

From diamond engagement rings to wedding bands and custom jewelry, we work carefully with each client and within their specific budget range to create a piece of handcrafted jewelry designed to be enjoyed for generations.

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Custom Unique Right Hand Rings

We specialize in unique diamond right hand rings. Ascot Diamonds is not your typical jewelry store, we are jewelry experts offering a personal diamond ring buying experience. Select your custom wedding ring at one of our showrooms in Atlanta, Washington DC, Dallas TX, New York.

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How to find the best diamond – 2019 Update

Not a day goes by when we don't see two diamonds that seemingly look the same on paper (even on GIA certificates) but have vastly different values due to factors like the ones described above. There is always a reason for this difference in value. Visit our showroom for a free diamond education.

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Luxury Diamond Jewelry

Typically, luxury is a combination of a product and an experience so our goal at Ascot Diamonds is to provide the best of both, which is something many jewelers forget. Quite simply, we believe you deserve a "luxury experience" because buying handcrafted diamond jewelry should be exactly that.

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Warning..Synthetic Diamonds or Cubic Zirconia…

Warning…don’t be tempted by synthetic diamonds or Cubic Zirconia… Be authentic. Buy Real.   True story… we know a guy who wanted to impress his lady with a gigantic diamond. He told her he made much more money than he actually did. He asked about synthetic diamonds and CZs (aka diamond cut glass) and we […]

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Push Presents | Custom Diamond Jewelry

Gifts are meant to excite the receiver or have thought behind them and while a vacuum cleaner may not rank you too terribly on the list, you probably aren't going to get the kind of reaction custom jewelry will get you.

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Fancy Color Diamonds | Custom Jewelry

Diamonds of every color... Let's be real. Rarity impresses everyone. Most people want what others covet. It makes us feel special to have something nobody we know has and probably never will, considering only .01% of all natural diamonds mined on Earth are colored.

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Have you ever found a diamond that turned out to be real?

Have you ever found a diamond that turned out to be real? One of my favorite stories while working as a private jeweler with Ascot Diamons was with a wonderful couple, Melanie and Daniel. Our first meeting was all three of us because he wanted to be sure he selected a ring Melanie would love for […]

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How to reset your engagement ring?

Let the Ascot Diamonds experts help! There has never been a better time to use the value you have in your old jewelry towards a new piece from our collection. We have many beautiful new designs available to choose from. Also, you can custom design your own diamond ring at one of our showrooms.

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The scoop on Push Gifts and Pushing Presents

The scoop on Push Gifts and Pushing Presents So you’re going to be a Dad! Get ready to surround yourself with baby things, most of which you have no idea what they are … bottles and blankets, cribs and strollers, wipes and diaper Genies. Just make sure that you remember one thing – no matter […]

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Know someone who’s engaged?

Know someone who’s engaged? Tell them about the upcoming Pottery Barn decor event! Tell your friends about the upcoming complimentary wedding decor class at Pottery Barn, Lenox Square Mall … The Perfect Wedding Decor Class

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Right Time to Buy Diamonds

Now, more than ever, is the right time to buy a diamond. For the first time in years, diamond prices are starting to rise again. Numerous factors play into rising prices, but among the most significant is the recent news of De Beers cutting diamond mining production.

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Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation | Sponsors

Hello Atlanta! We are excited to share our experiences in the diamond business with you here. We have been in the diamonds business for over 40 years and have so much to tell you about. Thank you to our loyal customers who continue to refer business and post amazing reviews about us.

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