4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring in DC

Aug 8, 2019

Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring in DC Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful. Let the Experts Help! Advice from an expert jeweler can help ensure you are finding an engagement ring in DC that she’ll love forever. Here are Tips for Finding Her Dream DC Engagement Ring: Know her size:During that special moment when you’re placing the… Read more »

What to Know When Buying Diamond Jewelry in DC

May 22, 2019

Diamond jewelry comes in all shapes and sizes, and can be added to necklaces, rings, bracelets and more to make the perfect gift. While each diamond is unique, there are standards in which diamonds are judged. As D.C.’s oldest jeweler, Charles Schwartz has over 130 years of helping people find the perfect diamond jewelry gift…. Read more »

For Guys: A Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring in DC

May 7, 2019

Congratulations, you’ve decided to take the next step in your relationship: buying an engagement ring! We understand that’s when the real pressure begins. It can be stressful trying to find the perfect ring for someone who means so much to you, but the experts at Charles Schwartz have over 120 years of experience helping couples… Read more »

Diamond Jewelry in DC: Gifting Around April’s Birthstone

Apr 3, 2019

For those born in April, finding the perfect gift can be easy as they have been granted with a popular gemstone, the diamond. Diamond jewelry can be expressive to the recipient because of their emotional connection to their birth month. Diamonds aren’t just reserved for engagement rings, but can be shown off in earrings, necklaces… Read more »

The Science Behind the Sparkle

Jul 31, 2015

It’s a well known fact that a diamond’s sparkle is simply undeniable! While it may come as a shock to some—rough, also known as natural diamonds, look nothing like the perfectly polished centerpieces of engagement rings found in jewelry stores around the country. In fact, natural diamonds are actually rather dull! So what is the cause… Read more »

The Dramatic Difference Between Antique, Vintage & Estate Jewelry

Jun 8, 2015

One would think that the terms Antique, Vintage and Estate are rather common in the world of jewelry, yet the three are confused and misused quite often. But no need to fear! The estate jewelry experts here at Charles Schwartz & Son are here to help! With over 125 years of experience handling estate jewelry, you could say that we… Read more »

Art Deco: the Glamorous Style of an Industry Icon

Mar 3, 2015

Over the past year Art Deco jewelry has gotten a great deal of attention with the release of The Great Gatsby film, along with Tiffany & Co’s widely publicized role in the movie’s jewelry wardrobe. Many have declared that Art Deco jewelry is making a comeback… but did it really go anywhere? There’s no question that The Great Gatsby film’s debut has… Read more »

Ways to Enhance Your Ring’s Sparkle

Mar 3, 2015

When looking at engagement rings, many couples make the all-too-common mistake of sacrificing cut, clarity or color for the presumed king of the 4C’s—carat. It is an all too common misconception that bigger is better in the world of diamonds. Though large diamonds have an undeniable wow factor, focusing solely on a diamond’s carat and ignoring the… Read more »

Demystifying the Old Mine Cut

Feb 23, 2015

The Old Mine Cut, also known as an Old Miner’s Cut, is considered a rarity in today’s jewelry fashions.  It’s justifiably coveted by diamond collectors and jewel connoisseurs for its history, elegance and romantic appeal.  The name “Old Mine Cut” refers to the date in which the diamond was cut, the mines that diamonds were… Read more »

12 Surprising Truths About the Halo Craze

Dec 17, 2014

The halo engagement ring: you’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it around—it’s the hottest engagement ring style on the market today…but why? The answer to this is simple—the halo engagement ring brings everything to the table; it’s modern and timeless, adaptable yet iconic. Though the halo setting has been criticized as yet another trend or fad… Read more »