What To Know About Champagne Diamonds

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Here is everything you need to know about the stone with all things character! We hope you would consider this incredibly unique and beautiful option when selecting your engagement ring or next amazing statement ring to add to your collection.

What is a Champagne Diamond?

Champagne Diamonds are a unique type of naturally brown-yellow colored diamonds ranging anywhere from a light brown to deep cognac color, giving it the covetable Champagne name. These variations in color are determined by the amount of Nitrogen and other element traces found in the stone at the time of formation; each one uniquely crafted by mother nature. A true one-of-a-kind stone making it a beautiful choice for engagement rings with a touch of different in mind...

The Champagne Diamond Scale

Natural Champagne Diamonds range anywhere from C1 (with subtle undertones of pink-yellow) to C8 (with deeper tones of cognac/chocolate) color. These colors are completely unique to each stone and is something that cannot easily be replicated. When carefully chosen, champagne diamonds can have romantically soft undertones, covetable brilliance, and an elegant, organic style to them.

Something to consider: Subtle undertones should be factored in when considering how the stone will appear against your skin tone keeping in mind that the neutral colors hiding a lot of warmth coming from yellow undertones are the safest of options. We are known for going after just that!

How Do I Pick My Diamond?

When it comes to diamond rings, it's often times more simple than some might think - pick what you fall in love with.

Truly something unrepeatable that can only be done at the time of formation, making it invaluable to the wearer, a true staple in the KJ collection! Also, because of their subtle color, Champagne diamonds are an excellent choice for the stone as they can mask certain inclusions that would have been otherwise visible within colorless diamonds.

Picking out the perfect engagement ring is one of the most important moments of our lives - so we hope when the time comes to start shopping for that perfect piece, you'll consider a Champagne Diamond stone. Remember, these diamonds are completely unique - and the forever ring should be no exception! Discover your dream Champagne Diamond ring here.

Psst, in case Champagne diamonds aren't the style for you, we also have many other diamonds and gemstones to choose from... Shop All Rings here!

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The NEW Ready To Ship

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Need it, like, yesterday? We’ve got you covered! 

It is not unusual to find lead times upwards of 10 weeks when purchasing fine jewelry. In fact, it’s rare to find anything less! While all of our pieces are available in a full range of sizes and metal colors when made to orderwe like to keep a wide inventory of Ready To Ship pieces available for immediate purchase at all times! In more detail, we are pleased to offer over 300 styles that are now Ready To Ship! 

What’s Next? 

Simply select a collection within our main menu, and locate "Filters" on the left hand side. Filter by stone, style, type, and even your timeline; just select "Ready To Ship" to shop our in stock collection.

Is your size Made To Order? Not to worry! The first resize is on the house! Add the Ready To Ship size in your preferred metal color to the cart, and leave a note at checkout with your preferred size. Your piece(s) will then be resized and shipped fully insured within 5-7 business days. 

Additionally, we offer a complimentary metal color change on our Ready To Ship Engagement Rings! Currently, most of our E. rings are made in 14k Yellow Gold. If you fall in love with a particular style we have in stock, but prefer it to be 14k Rose Gold, 14k White Gold, 18k Gold, or even Platinum - we are happy to reset it free of charge. Please note this desired change at checkout, and kindly allow us approximately 3-4 weeks to make the change. (18k Gold or Platinum metal upgrades will incur additional charge).

We know, we know...

You often live a busy life and cannot always remember to order the perfect gift weeks in advance. We also know how you love to be spontaneous. (Looking at you, elopers!) No matter what you are looking for, we carry enough “on hand” inventory to match any style and hopefully be the ones to help you add to your story through jewelry. 

If you have any questions, or are working with a specific deadline, please do not hesitate to reach out to us here, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Happy shopping!

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KJ Couples: Claire and Daniel

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We love your love! That is why we have decided to reach out to a few of our amazing Kasia Family members, new and returning, to tell their stories. Love is powerful, beautiful, diverse and worthy of honoring through your unique story. By sharing these openly with you, we intend to spread joy in a time when we need it the most. We understand the privilege it is to be a part of your story, and we hope the sincerity of these couples will reflect the very special relationships we aim to have with everyone who walks through our doors (whether in-person or virtually).

Next up, we have Claire & Daniel, two absolute sweethearts who radiate love and light!

When did you know that your partner was THE ONE?

It was a few years into dating and I realized everything was better when he
came along. Road trips, the grocery store, a walk around the neighborhood,
he made me smile and enjoy all of it ten-fold.

What is one thing you love about your significant other?

I love his sense of purpose. He is such a kind soul who really wants to
help this world be a better place. I have always admired how hard he works
for others even when no one is watching and I feel so blessed he picked me
to share it with.

What is an activity you love to do together?

There’s two that stick out as the best times we ever have. First, the San
Diego Zoo. Our second date was at the zoo, he proposed to me there, we saw
a giraffe born on my birthday there! It’s such a magical place full of
wonder and awe and each visit has a new route and new discoveries that
truly brings out the child in both of us. The second is concerts. We love
live music and both have eclectic tastes which always makes for an
adventure. Daniel leads me by example to drop my guard and really immerse
myself in the fun of the show and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

How did you two meet? (Give us as many details as you’d like!)

We actually met in college, 10 years before we started dating. We were
friendly with each other but mutual friends kept us in contact much more so
than our own friendship. We reconnected at a party where Claire was
overserved and allegedly hit on Daniel. I don’t believe it but Daniel is
adamant it happened. A hang out followed, which is still hotly contested
as our first date- or not! It was a great time and the familiarity in our
past helped catapult us right into dating!

How did he/she propose?

At the zoo of course! Just a regular November day the two of us out for a
morning stroll. I knew we’d made a ring but had no idea when or where he
would surprise me with it, or if it was even done! He’d had it in his
pocket and sprung it on me right at the start. Every time we visit we
always go back to our little spot.

How does Kasia Jewelry fit into your story?

Kasia Jewelry is the everyday symbol of our commitment and affection for
each other.

We went downtown together to look at diamonds she sourced for us. She found
the perfect round and I got to go take a peek at it before handing the
reigns over to Daniel. I discussed with Kasia some of the things I
envisioned for my ring, my stack, and she lead Daniel through the decision
making process and the two of them created the most beautiful story. Daniel
picked out three stacking bands to accent my solitaire and he did such a
great job with her guidance. I don’t always wear them all, I don’t always
wear them in the same order. Each day and each mood dictate how my story
will look on my hand and I love it! I love that I can change it up, scale
it back or really show off with all of them.
For our wedding we went back and picked out 3 earrings I would wear to
celebrate our day. I’ve never taken them out 3 years later and they’re
still sparkly and gorgeous! Memories to last a lifetime.
We recently added another band to my wedding stack and each time I get to
meet with Kasia her genuine kindness and beautiful artistry are on full
display. Soon I will have Kasia start to work on a custom right hand piece
and we’ll turn another page on our story.

Photos by Alyssa Boynton Photogoraphy.

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Understanding Metals

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In the world of fine jewelry, there are all sorts of stones and metals, each requiring their own level of proper love and care in ensuring their longevity. When shopping for engagement rings, wedding bands, or any other type of jewelry, it's important to consider and be mindful of the nature of the metal you are wearing. Taking your lifestyle into consideration and asking yourself questions like “does my daily activity involve working with my hands?” or “am I being active in a way that could damage my piece of jewelry?”, are just a few needing answers in order to narrow down the best type of metal. 

All that glitters is (not always) gold…

Gold has long been used in jewelry creations all over the world, dating back to its earliest recorded use in ancient times circa 4000 B.C. Since its introduction to the world of fashion and beauty, gold has historically become the most popular type of metal used in jewelry to date. It has also branched out into what we now recognize as gold karat and types of gold: Rose, White, and the coveted Yellow gold ranging from 8k-24k. Aside from their differences in color, these different golds also vary in composition, containing different combinations of mixed alloys which influence the metals durability. Let's throw platinum as the queen of all metals into the mix and ask a question: So how does one decide which metal is best for them? 

Let’s find out. 

Which one?

Gold is measured by karat, or purity. This is determined by the ratio of pure gold to metal alloys in pieces of jewelry, meaning the higher the karat, the greater the amount of pure gold used, with 24k being the highest and 10k being the lowest accepted rate in the US. Although it may seem intuitive to want the highest karat gold in your jewelry as possible, if it's not being purchased as an investment, then pure 24k gold may not be the best option because of its soft and extremely malleable nature. As the rating lowers on the karat scale, the hardness and durability increases as the other mixed in alloys offer added strength to the jewelry. This is why 14k is the most common gold found in fine jewelry containing 58.3% gold and 41.7% alloys which contribute to its hardness. Aside from karat consideration, you’ll also want to think about what metal color will best fit your skin tone, maintenance considerations and last but not least, how the center stone looks like with that particular metal (our specialty in guiding!).

14k White gold will contain a mixture of pure gold with palladium, silver, nickel and zinc. This combination of alloys contributes not only to the paler coloring, but also increases its hardness and durability. Although it's important to keep in mind that white gold will need to be refinished with rhodium plating at least yearly to maintain its silvery-white color.

14k Rose gold is a mixture of pure gold with copper and silver alloys. This combination also makes rose gold a more durable metal type with the amount of copper in it influencing both the rosy color and hardness. Copper allergy prone clients - not your metal choice. Family of colder color metals, best suitable for colorless (D-F) or near colorless (G-J) diamonds.

14k Yellow gold  The most hypoallergenic of all three gold colors. We specifically love it for its purest color of all golds, warm tones, corresponding perfectly with lower color diamonds, making them appear more colorless than when set with white, rose gold or platinum. One thing to keep in mind when selecting gold is its malleability, it is more susceptible to losing its shape.

Platinum The Rolls Royce of metals we like to call it. Different in composition and price from its gold friends, platinum is going to be the most durable of metals and a great option if you plan on having a piece that can withstand any wear and tear. In regards to esthetics, white gold and platinum look nearly identical, the main difference being the higher price of platinum, roughly by 40-50%. Lastly, the only treatment needed is polishing of the metal, not needed to be done as often as rhodium plating on white gold. Platinum will always be our GO TO when it comes to the least amount of maintenance and durability. Available upon request.


No same piece is made equal.

With quality being our first and foremost importance, it’s important to remember that engagement rings are built differently than wedding bands. Center stone of the engagement ring needs significantly more metal to hold it in place. Weight of the stone and height of the setting are just a few factors to consider during the process of design. Knowing that the center stone is going to be almost always sitting at the highest point of the finger, the outside “world” makes it most susceptible and prone to damage. We can not speak enough about the importance of caring for your jewelry, above being one of the main reasons as to why. Somewhat contrary, the composition of the wedding bands doesn’t allow the same amount of metal around the stone, in order to see the significantly smaller stones. Design of some bands in particular, doesn’t call for or allow for a lot of metal in particular. Because of that, it is very important to understand the build of each band (shared prongs being more prone to damage when not cared for appropriately - learn more about shared prongs here) and the type of metal that it is made out of, in order to make the best decision that’s appropriate to individual lifestyle and expectations. (We’re always full of suggestions!)

What suits me best?

Now that we’ve covered durability of the different metals and how they can complement your lifestyle, let’s cover a few more important “to-knows” when shopping for different metal jewelry. 

Specifically when speaking to engagement rings or rings with different stones in them, you should consider how the color of the stone will react with the selected metal color. For example, near colorless diamonds (G,H,I,J) will almost always look more white against 14k yellow when compared to 14k white gold or platinum since the warmer metal color makes the otherwise warm toned diamonds appear more white. Something to think about! How can we help you with that decision? When designing engagement rings in particular, Kasia always looks at the stone first and sets it into a metal that is most suitable for the stone itself. 

Also keep in mind, the more gold is in a metal (such as 100% pure 24k gold) the more saturated the color will be. Pure gold has a vivid, almost orange color to it as opposed to 14k-18k gold which will carry much more subtle tones due to the other alloys mixed into it. 

All in all, the metal you select should speak to not only your fashion sense, but also to your lifestyle. Consider how you plan to wear a piece of jewelry in your day-to-day life, and remember everything you now know about the different types of metal they can be made in. 

We hope this gives an insight into picking the perfect piece for your growing Kasia Jewelry collection! Still indecisive? We are certainly here to help!

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What's New in 2022

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What’s new in 2022?

If you’ve been here before, first, welcome back! Second, you might’ve noticed we’ve had a bit of a facelift for the new year. With that comes a lot of changes - all for the better, all very exciting!

Shopping your favorites just got easier (like, WAY easier)

You can now shop any collection in a much more customized way. On a tight deadline? Have a specific stone you love? Want to shop based on your style? You can do it all using the filters feature now live on the website! 

Simply navigate to any of the collections and look for the filter button in the top left corner. You’ll be able to select the stone, style, type and more to shop for pieces you truly know and love. Whether you’re shopping for wedding bands, engagement rings, necklaces or earrings, filters are available for all shopping experiences. 

Not only can you filter the type of pieces you want to see, but you can also now filter based on your timeline. Select Ready to Ship to see all of our in-stock pieces or Made to Order if you’re in less of a rush and wish to have a piece made just for you. 

Oh, and lead times? Even shorter!

That’s right, our production times are cutting down in the new year! Most of our rings and bands in the Made to Order collection can now be expected in 3-4 weeks' time. Even if we don’t have your desired metal color or size in stock, we can still deliver faster than ever.

And if that isn’t enough…

We’ll be launching our “Shop the Look” feature very soon! If you know us, you know we always aim to inspire. On most of the pieces, you can find pairing photos based on looks that inspire both our clients and us; and soon, you can actually shop those same looks when you find a pairing that speaks to you! Simply hover over the “Shop This Look” button and you’ll be able to click right into the other pieces featured in the pairing. 

We invite you to explore the new, elevated Kasia Jewelry experience - happy shopping!

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