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 »

9 Diamond Shapes You Need To Know

Dec 15, 2014

As the oldest established jeweler in our nation’s capital, Charles Schwartz & Son has over 125 years of experience as Washington DC’s source for the finest designer jewelry, estate jewelry and custom creations. Have you ever wondered what a Marquise diamond is, or why Princess-cut diamonds are typically cheaper than Round-cut diamonds? Our diamond experts… Read more »

An Out-Of-This-World Diamond

Dec 5, 2014

Seriously, we’re not exaggerating!  Did you know that the largest diamond known to man isn’t found on Earth, but is actually a star? On February 14, 2004 in a galaxy far far away (50 light years away to be exact), scientists discovered BPM 37093—a white dwarf star in the Centaurs constellation. Though BPM 37093 is… Read more »

Holiday Proposal Ideas to Swoon Over!

Dec 3, 2014

Planning to ask the love of your life for their hand in marriage this holiday season? Oh, the proposal possibilities are endless!  Here at Charles Schwartz, we are in love with being in love, and what better time of year to profess yours than during the holidays? Here are a few of our all-time favorite… Read more »

Karat vs. Carat

Dec 1, 2014

When comparing diamonds, one of the first things you’ll hear is the 4C’s of diamonds—Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. Out of the 4C’s, a diamond’s carat weight is the most common to consider when comparing one diamonds to another. What is a carat—is it the same as a karat? Some believe that “carat” and “karat”… Read more »