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Bill Long
Founder of ViridianGold.com and Jack of All Trades
Founder of ViridianGold.com and Jack of All Trades
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Why are larger diamonds so much more expensive?
A customer who recently requested a quote for an upgraded diamond on one of our engagement rings had a good question.  He wanted the 1/4 carat diamond in the standard ring to be replaced by a 1/3 or 1/2 carat stone of the same quality .  My quote to him for...
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Online Ratings: Is rating the seller or the item more important?
When you shop for items online, what is important to you?  Perhaps you have noticed that many online stores show "customer" reviews of individual items. Some items that you shop for online need to be scrutinized to see if they are going to perform the way y...
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The "Illusion Setting" explained
Many of our diamond rings at ViridianGold.com are made with a special type of mounting for the diamond, called an illusion setting .  This type of setting was created to enhance the appearance of the diamond mounted within it.  The diamond is surrounded by ...
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Hollow, or "Tubular," v.s. Solid Wedding Rings
Because the price of gold has gone up so much in the last 5 years, we are seeing more gold jewelry that uses techniques to reduce the gold content of the piece, and thereby lower the cost.  One recently resurrected concept is the manufacture of wedding band...
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The Christian Jewelry Shop now part of Viridian Gold
The Christian Jewelry Shop website was created by us in 2007 to feature rings, wedding rings and pendants of interest to Christians. We have decided to close that site, and redesign ViridianGold.com, our main site created in 2005. Back then, our main site d...
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We are now offering very nice silver wedding bands, great for couples who want white metal, but don't want to spend big bucks for white gold or platinum!
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Some folks wear these instead of rings with a cross, because restrictive laws in some countries.
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BBB likes us.  'Course, we pay our bills.....
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