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14k vs 18k White Gold

14k vs 18k White Gold

14K vs. 18K White Gold: A Side by Side Comparison Continuing from our previous blog post comparing 14k and 18k Rose Gold, we’d like to now compare the difference between 14k and 18k white gold. Before we get into white gold and the difference between 14k and 18k white gold, we must first understand gold and its purity. To give a brief summary of our previous introduction to gold, we have to discuss the karat. Karat is the unit used to measure the purity of gold, with the highest purity of gold being 24 karat (99.99% pure). One karat contains 1/24...

What is Ethiopian Opal?

What is Ethiopian Opal?

A Brief History of Opals Australia has been the main source of supply of precious opals worldwide for over a century, producing more than 95% of the world opal production. Today, the world opal market has changed due to the availability of Ethiopian opal. Though first discovered in the early 1990s, Ethiopian opals hadn't started to take off in the fine opal jewelry market until around 2008 due to a major opal discovery in the Wollo Province of Ethiopia. Sometimes called "Welo Opals," these opals have translucent to transparent body colors with vivid play-of-color in a variety of patterns. This unique...

Know Your Moissanite

Know Your Moissanite

Eco Friendly Diamond Alternative for Engagement Rings When it comes moissanite, there are a lot of options. You can choose Forever One Colorless, Forever One Near Colorless, or Forever Brilliant Moissanite. All of that might sound pretty confusing if you don’t know the difference. Let us spell it out for you so you can find your perfect ring from our bestselling moissanite engagement ring collection. To start, let’s give you a little bit background. Moissanite was originally born from a meteorite over 50,000 years ago. In 1893, Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan discovered tiny crystals of silicon carbide...

Morganite and Peach Sapphire

Morganite and Peach Sapphire

Pretty in Pink: Why we love peach gemstones and rose gold All of our rings can be made in nearly any combination, but we particularly love seeing morganite and peach sapphire set in rose gold. Here’s why. Customers often ask us why most of our morganite engagement rings and peach sapphire rings are set in rose gold. Can pink or peach gemstones like morganite or peach sapphire set in white gold? Yes, all La More Design rings can be made in your choice of white, yellow or rose gold or platinum. Gemstones colors change depending on the light and the angle...