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    Gem Breakfast Blog

    Whether you love a classic shape like round or princess, an art deco aesthetic like asscher or emerald cut, an elongated shape like pear, marquise, or oval, or something completely outside the box like a hexagon, kite, or coffin cut, we're here with an all-in-one guide to help you decide between every diamond shape.
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    What are salt & pepper diamonds and why do people love them? Find out in our blog post on salt & pepper diamonds that will answer all your questions!
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    Portrait cut diamonds are ultra-thin diamonds that resemble a perfectly clear pane of glass. With a completely open table and faceting only on the outer edges of the diamond, portrait cuts are made to to be totally transparent with light-catching sparkle along the edges.
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    All the details on Joanna Spicer's custom pink sapphire engagement ring and wedding bands designed by Gem Breakfast.
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    We're decoding all the jewelry lingo, terminology, and insider terms you'll likely encounter on your engagement ring shopping journey! After this short read, you'll be on your way to speaking jeweler. 
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    Here's the thing: men have been stuck with boring, lackluster, predicatable wedding ring designs for way too long. It's time for a new era where men get to rock a wedding ring they positively love, that feels like them, and that they can't stop staring at. Men deserve to get that heart-racing, eyes-lit-up moment of excitment when they see their incredibly special wedding band made just for them. 
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    Rose cut diamonds look significantly larger than brilliant cut diamonds. Brilliant cuts, while shamelessly sparkly, hold a lot of their weight in the base of the diamond (where you can't see it). Rose cut diamonds, however, hold all of their weight on the top of the diamond, resulting in a much larger-looking stone from the top view.
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    Take our engagement ring quiz to find out your personal perfect engagement ring style.
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    What are Champagne Diamonds? Everybody knows we love the unconventional, the unusual, and the avant-garde, so naturally we’re on board with the ever-effervescent champagne diamond. Maybe you’ve heard of champagne diamonds, maybe not, but today we’re here to raise a glass to these under-hyped but incredibly gorgeous golden-hued champagne diamonds. 
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    If you’re shopping for an engagement ring in San Francisco, stop by Gem Breakfast, a whimsical pink paradise with a buffet of one-of-a-kind engagement rings.
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    Whether you're treating yourself or shopping for an emerald cut engagement ring for someone else, look no further for all things emerald cut: What is an emerald cut diamond, why we love emerald cuts, how to choose an emerald cut diamond, emerald cut versus cushion cut, asscher cut, and radiant cut, and the most famous emerald cut diamonds
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    Answering your deep questions on prongs! What are prongs? How can you customize them? What are your options with prongs? While prongs mostly exist to keep your stone secure, they can also add to the design and are completely customizable to suit your style and best showcase your stone. Keep reading for your crash course on everything ‘prongs’.   
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