September 17, 2017
Platinum and white gold are two very different metals. The biggest differences between platinum and white gold are that platinum is a naturally white metal, and is more dense and durable. The difference in cost is primarily due to platinum's rarity and higher level of purity in platinum jewelry. When comparing costs, keep in mind the maintenance required for white gold over a lifetime, such as rhodium plating to keep it white and reshanking and retipping the prongs. Platinum may be a higher investment initially, but its enduring nature makes it the best value in the long run.
April 11, 2019
Here is a selection of charts showing the Carat Weights of Diamond corresponding to their sizes. These are indicative only, as every diamond is cut slightly different and so will vary from these guide sizes.
Also, other gemstones, having different specific gravities, will weight more or less than diamond for the same sizes, so these charts will not be appropriate for those.
Measuring a finger size for a ring can be surprisingly complex. Below we highlight some of the common issues that arise and provide a chart of some of the more common international sizing systems.
Many countries and regions use their own ring size chart. Here is a list of some of them. These are approximate comparisons as many of the sizes from one region have no exact corresponding size from another - however, the differences will be very minor.
March 23, 2019