How to Clean My Diamond Engagement Ring

How to Clean My Diamond Engagement Ring? There are few things more beautiful than watching your engagement ring sparkling in the light, and it is one of the most treasured accessories you will ever own. Understanding how to protect and care for your diamond ring will ensure you enjoy the incomparable sparkle… every single […]

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What style wedding band is best

What style wedding band is best. You have recently gotten engaged! Congratulations! Before you know it, you are well on your way to planning the wedding of your dreams. You start picking out the perfect dress, your venue and every other minute detail that seems like no big deal, but is the very thing that sets […]

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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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Be Unique With Your Proposal!

Be Unique With Your 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. Some Unique Ways To Propose -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?

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: Share an image of your soon to be […]

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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 alternative to the stock market and gold

Diamonds as an investment alternative to the stock market and gold 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 […]

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Ascot Diamond’s Tips For Getting Engaged During the Holiday Season

Ascot Diamond’s Tips For Getting Engaged During the Holiday Season It seems like not long after Halloween, the ‘holiday spirit’ reignites in us all. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are filled with magic and enchantment. It’s the time of the year when we all take a moment and admire those who are the most influential […]

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How to Sell Your Diamond and Maximize Value

How to Sell Your Diamond and Maximize Value This is unfamiliar territory for most people, so to minimize risk and maximize value we offer clients the following advice: The internet is full of companies offering quick payment for diamonds or perhaps there is a brick and mortar operator in your neighborhood offering to buy your […]

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Diamond Dictionary: Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy Colored Diamonds Colored diamonds relate to white diamonds as a Ferrari might relate to a BMW… magnificent, exotic and different. Natural colored diamonds exist in a rainbow of colors and intensities. Less than one percent of the thousands of diamonds graded by the GIA annually qualify as ‘natural fancy colors’ or fancy colored diamonds. […]

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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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Diamond Guide: How to grade color in a diamond

How to grade color in a diamond Whether you are shopping for a diamond or not, at some point you have probably heard the reference to the “4 C’s” of a diamond. With one of those “C’s” being Color, how exactly do you determine the color in a diamond? Unless you are looking for a […]

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Conflict Free Diamonds

Conflict Free Diamonds About 20 years ago, the world became aware of the plight of diamond miners working for rogue operators in African countries in particular. Diamond merchants from around the world set the wheels in motion to establish dramatic changes and protocols to eliminate labor abuse and criminal operators from the supply chain. After […]

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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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How much to spend on an engagement ring

How much to spend on an engagement ring Probably the most common questions asked by diamond engagement ring shoppers is “how much should I spend on an engagement ring?” While the answer to this question is not straight forward, there are some guidelines worth contemplating. Spending the equivalent of three months’ salary on a 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

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. One has to consider budget, carat weight and of course, the girlfriend’s expectations! On top of this, there are many different laboratories that certify diamonds, with a […]

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Diamond Dictionary: The History of Diamond Cuts

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. The “Point Cut” and “Table Cut” eventually develop into almost all of the 12 modern diamond shapes. In 1458 the gem cutters called lapidaries, started […]

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Rose Gold Diamond Rings and Wedding Bands

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. The main difference between the two is the amount […]

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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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Diamond Dictionary: Radiant Cut Diamonds

Diamond Dictionary: Radiant Cut Diamonds If you prefer a rectangular shaped diamond but want the brilliance of a round cut, the Radiant cut diamond might be a great selection for you. Radiant cut diamonds combine the classic shape of the emerald cut with the life and fire of a round brilliant. They tend to lengthen […]

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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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Diamond Dictionary: Pear Shape Diamonds

Pear Shape Diamonds Pear shape diamonds look exquisite in diamond engagement rings, diamond necklaces or diamond earrings So you’re looking for a stunning diamond engagement ring but want something a little different and unique… ever considered an elegantly set pear shape diamond? The pear shape diamond has also been referred to as the “teardrop” diamond, […]

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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 Round Brilliant Diamond. 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. When a stone is cut to ideal cut diamond proportions, light entering from any direction is fully reflected through the […]

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Diamond Engagement Ring Trends for 2013

Diamond Engagement Ring Trends for 2013 Every year brings a fresh wave of trends in engagement ring styles. Sometimes the number of options out there can be dizzying (in a good way). The two most important things to keep in mind while ring shopping, are the bride’s personality and style. Does she lean toward the […]

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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 a Diamond Engagement Ring

Before You Buy a Diamond Engagement Ring. So you’re ready to start shopping for a diamond engagement ring? Congratulations! But how can you be sure that you’re dealing with a reputable diamond dealer or jewelry store? Unfortunately, most people do not have the opportunity to sit with a jeweler who truly understands the nuances involved […]

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Choosing Platinum or White Gold for your Engagement Ring

Choosing Platinum or White Gold for your 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. While we’ve touched on the […]

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What is an Emerald cut diamond?

What is 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 cut diamond is called the pavilion and has layers, called steps. If an emerald cut diamond has few layers/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

How To Buy A Quality Diamond Engagement Ring Learning how to purchase from a diamond jewelry store need not be a daunting task. Adequately armed with knowledge and educated guidance, you can find the diamond that meets your criteria and your budget. In the last blog we spoke about navigating through the myriad of choices […]

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Choosing the best engagement ring for you

Choosing the best engagement ring for you A diamond engagement ring is not only a physical representation of a man’s commitment and love towards his partner, but a beautiful piece of jewelry in its own right. Choosing the right engagement ring requires working with fine jewelers who not only know diamonds but the craftsmanship details involved in […]

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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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Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a new Diamond Ring!

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a new Diamond Ring! The holiday season is in full swing and, like everyone else out there, you’re probably getting tired of battling frantic holiday drivers, mad mothers at the mall and hearing a thousand different renditions of the same old holiday songs. Sometimes it’s not easy […]

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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 Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?

How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring? So you’ve finally decided that it’s time to “pop the question” and ask your girlfriend to marry you. Congratulations! Now what?! One of the first questions we hear from guys who are thinking about proposing is, “How much should I spend on the engagement ring?” Maybe […]

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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: The right metal for your engagement ring

Platinum vs. White Gold: The right metal for your engagement ring 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?” For our personal jewelers, the answer typically depends on a number of factors, […]

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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

Steps in Creating a Custom Engagement Ring Let’s face it, what woman doesn’t want a beautiful diamond ring? Maybe you’ve always wanted an elaborate diamond ring design suited for a celebrity’s red carpet walk or something simple and elegant, more fit for royalty. Regardless of your style, there is one thing that is often overlooked […]

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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 avoid diamond scams

How to avoid diamond scams… Do your research, read reviews and work with a jeweler you can trust. We recently had a client who called to cancel an appointment because he thought he found an “exceptional deal” somewhere else. With so many retail stores going out of business or struggling to stay afloat, it certainly can appear as though there […]

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How Do You Define Luxury?

How Do You Define Luxury? Everyone has their own definition of luxury. It may be a bike ride down the Tuscan countryside, a day at the spa, a fast ride on a beautiful day… in a PORSCHE, the feel good factor of wearing a new watch, or fabulous, glorious DIAMONDS! Typically, luxury is a combination […]

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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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In the doghouse? We can help get you out…

In the doghouse? We can help get you out… There are varying degrees of severity on the “doghouse” scale and of course everyone is different but here are some general guidelines to help determine where you may fall. Not calling to let your girl know you’re running thirty minutes late for dinner is about a […]

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Infatuation With Color

Infatuation With Color Diamonds of every color… Tickle me pink, give me a splash of sunshine, a celebration with champagne or an edge with black…either way I am completely smitten. 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 […]

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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 re-set your engagement ring?

Want to re-set your engagement ring but not sure how? Let the Ascot Diamonds experts help! As you may know, diamond, gold and platinum prices are near record highs! 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 […]

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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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Diamonds: simply for style or an investment too?

Diamonds: simply for style or an investment too? 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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Ascot Diamonds Atlanta & Taste of the Nation

Ascot Diamonds Atlanta Sponsors Taste of the Nation 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 35 years and have so much to tell you about. Thank you to our loyal customers who continue to refer business and […]

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