The Diamond Report

How He Asked

How He Asked

how we met May 2014, I moved into my New York City apartment with my college roommate, Anna, on St. Marks Place in the East Village. I had been wo...
Decoding the 4 C's

Decoding the 4 C's

Did you know that diamonds were formed approximately 90 miles below the surface in the Earth’s mantle 1 to 3 billion years ago as a result of extre...
Budgeting for your Dream Ring

Budgeting for your Dream Ring

“How much should I spend on an engagement ring?”  Every persons situation is different.  I am sure you heard the old school methodology of ‘two-mon...
Becoming a Gemologist

Becoming a Gemologist

GIA is a 6-month program in New York City, structured Monday through Friday from 8pm to 4pm. There are usually about 20 students per class, only 10...
wanderlust

wanderlust

I don’t remember the first time I was on an airplane.  I was 3 days old and my parents flew me home to Long Island from Portland, Maine.  That’s pr...
Building Relationships

Building Relationships

When Nicole and I quit our full-time careers, neither of us had much experience starting a business from scratch. We were also unaware of the chall...
Nicole's Journey to NICK...

Nicole's Journey to NICK...

I was born in Portland, Maine and was adopted at birth.  I grew up an only child in Oceanside, New York.  Just like anything in life, being an only...
Brianna's Journey to BRIAN...

Brianna's Journey to BRIAN...

I was born and raised in Oceanside, New York where my childhood was far from perfect. I grew up with my mother and father until the age of 10 when ...