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Wedding Day Groom’s Gift – Diamond Cuff Links

Wedding Day Groom’s Gift – Diamond Cuff Links

So – you’ve been admiring that gorgeous diamond engagement ring on your finger for the past year. Countless co-workers, friends and family have ooh-ed and ahh-ed over its beauty, sparkle and design, all carefully picked out by your loving, thoughtful fiancée. He spent months picking up extra work, saving like crazy, and stressing about whether […]

January 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Versatile 5 Stone Diamond Ring

The Versatile 5 Stone Diamond Ring

Apples of Gold’s 1/2 Carat 5 Stone Diamond Ring is one of the most versatile  diamond rings in our collection; perfect as an engagement ring, an anniversary band, or a stand-alone fashionable diamond ring–wear for just about any occasion. The simple, elegant 14k white gold setting is crowned with five 0.10 carat diamonds for a […]

January 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
“The Real Price of Gold”

“The Real Price of Gold”

The price of gold slipped slightly last week, which is in stark contrast to what the so-called “experts” said to expect long term.  Analysts at Morgan Stanley and UBS said Wednesday they expect gold prices to trade higher in 2009, benefiting from some safe-haven buying as well as long-term concerns about inflation. One expert said […]

January 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gilding and Glamour Returns to the U.S. Presidency

Gilding and Glamour Returns to the U.S. Presidency

On Inauguration Day, the new President’s First Lady, Michelle Obama proved herself to be fashion savvy:  matching yellow ochre dress and coat with coordinated gloves from J.Crew.  That night, she wore a one-shouldered white dress by American designer Jason Wu, with 77.6 carats worth of diamonds as she party-hopped all night long from inaugural ball […]

January 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Sweat of the Sun – Properties of Gold

Sweat of the Sun – Properties of Gold

From Mythology to the Economic Standard The Incas called gold the “sweat of the sun”; the Pharaohs insisted on being buried in what they referred to as the “flesh of the gods”; and Isaac Newton established gold as the benchmark of a new global economy. Sir Isaac Newton, England’s Master of the Mint, first standardized […]

January 24, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Engagement Rings under $1,000

Engagement Rings under $1,000

The Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring, $575 A delectable lotus flower opens up to hold a 1/4 carat white diamond of H-I Color, SI1-SI2 Clarity in 14k two-tone gold. Beautiful flower and petal paisley motif. Also available in as 1/2 Carat Art Deco Ring for just over $1,000–or try a colored diamond version in either […]

January 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
7 Most Unique Wedding Bands

7 Most Unique Wedding Bands

We have hand-selected our most unique wedding bands from years past to today’s hottest new trends. Celtic Heart Knot Wedding Band If you look closely at the beautifully intertwined Celtic knots of this 14k two-tone gold wedding band, a heart pattern emanates from within the intricate patterns. Also 7mm wide, this is a high quality, […]

January 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Plain Gold Bangle Bracelets

Plain Gold Bangle Bracelets

Apples of Gold offers three types of high quality plain gold bangle bracelets, among them: solid plain gold bangles, hinged gold bangles, and handmade gold bangles. And with our value-based pricing, you’ll save an average of 50% below retail jewelry! 14K Solid Gold Bangles (Slip-On) Our 14k solid gold bangle bracelets are seamless and continuous […]

January 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Diamond Heart Pendants

Diamond Heart Pendants

Below are our best selling diamond heart pendants, ranging in price from $145 for our Dual Two-Tone Gold Heart Pendant to $675 for the 0.92 Carat Blue Diamond Heart Pendant. Triple Heart Diamond Pendant Three hearts are set next to each other inside of a larger heart in polished 14k white gold. The center heart […]

January 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Certified Diamonds vs. Non-Certified Diamonds

Certified Diamonds vs. Non-Certified Diamonds

Last week we shared a little about the 4 Cs of diamonds, and how each C (cut, color, clarity and carat) affects the value and appearance of a diamond. This week we’ll tackle another popular diamond related question: what’s the difference between a certified diamond and a non-certified diamond? Though the question seems simple, most […]

January 22, 2009 | By | Reply More