National Jewel Day: The Four C's

It’s time to celebrate all things shiny and sparky today for National Jewel Day! What better way to celebrate a girl’s best friend than by focusing on our favorite piece of jewelry: the engagement ring. Before picking out your dream ring, it’s important to know the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. 

The cut of a diamond is the most important characteristic, since it determines the sparkle of the diamond. The better the cut grade of a diamond, the more sparkle it will have. 


The color of a diamond is the second most important characteristic. The higher the grade, the most expensive the ring will be. To avoid breaking the bank, choosing a near-colorless diamond will save you money all while appearing to be colorless to the naked eye. 

The clarity of a diamond refers to very tiny imperfections (also called inclusions). The higher the grade, the fewer and smaller inclusions there are. To maximize your budget, choose a diamond that is “eye-clean,” which means there are no visible inclusions to the naked eye.

The carat of a diamond refers to the weight of the diamond. In relation to a diamond’s cut, the smaller carat weight of a diamond appears larger with a higher cut grade. The larger the carat, the rarer the diamond will be. 

The Ocean Blue: Literary Color Inspiration Board

We just finished reading this elegantly rendered and heart-wrenching story. Now that we have finally stopped crying, we are inspired by the romance that takes place in an equally beautiful and desolate location.

The color palette of the ocean is understated and elegant, a great design approach for a wedding. Finding the balance between the harsh and soft, the masculine and feminine, is how to successfully design an elegant affair.

So we hope you are inspired by this new twist on nautical!


The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
— Jacques Cousteau