old european vs modern brilliant diamond
Antique Diamonds

Old European Cut Vs Round Brilliant Cut

One of the most common questions we get asked is to describe the difference between antique stones and their modern counterparts. Diamond cutting became significantly less crude in the late 19th century, which led to the creation of the old European cut diamond popularized during…  read more

laura hooper calligraphy

Q&A with Laura Hooper, Calligraphy Virtuoso

After taking Laura’s calligraphy workshop we were inspired to learn more about her! Read on to get tips on wedding invitations, her thoughts on DIY calligraphy, and how she got started. What was your first experience doing calligraphy, are you self taught?  My mom introduced…  read more

laura hooper calligraphy workshop

Laura Hooper Calligraphy Workshop

As soon as I got engaged, I knew that the invitations were going to be my favorite element of the wedding. I have always loved paper, lettering, and beautiful calligraphy, and the invitation design process didn’t disappoint! I worked with an incredible designer, Kim from…  read more


We’re Talking Emeralds

2.97 billion years – the age of the oldest Emeralds! A favorite of Cleopatra and Elizabeth Taylor. At the highest quality Emeralds can be found to be more valuable then diamonds.…  read more