DIY: How to Clean Diamond Jewelry

Everyone loves it when their jewelry is shiny and new, especially diamond jewelry. If you’re in a pinch and want to clean your diamond jewelry without going to a jewelry store, no worries. Watch our DIY video to see how to clean diamond jewelry!

What You Will Need:

Diamond Jewelry

Bowl of Water

Soft Toothbrush

Dish Soap

Step 1:

Add dish soap to the water and stir it.

Step 2:

Place jewelry in mixture and let it soak for 30 minutes.

Step 3:

Gently scrub the jewelry with the toothbrush.

Step 4:

Once the jewelry is dry, wear it and look fabulous!

Bonus Tip:

Don’t use dish soap that contains moisturizers or anti-bacterial ingredients. Also, never use anything consisting of bleach, window cleaner or household degreasers because these will scratch precious metals.

Fashion Week Spotlight: Designs by Prachi

The LC has been revealing new brands and designs all week in honor of Fashion Week. Today we are excited to announce another brand that is exclusively available to our LC customers — Designs by Prachi.

Prachi Bhise is an outstanding jewelry designer who works exclusively for the LC. Her creations are known for portraying the beauty in simplicity.  We were able to sit down with her to discover her design process,  what to expect in her collections and much more. Here’s what she had to say.

How long have you been designing jewelry?Fashion Week Spotlight - Designs by Prachi - Explaining Her Process

I have been in this industry for more than 10 years now. For the first nine years, I was in the diamond industry. I was working for one of the most reputable companies in Mumbai as a design manager for major retailers in the U.S. such as Zales, J.C. Penney, Macy’s and more.

What brought you to the LC?

I was just looking for a change of pace, so I moved to the U.S. The LC was all about gemstones, which was good because I wanted to learn more about gemstones. It’s so much more fun working with colors.

Where did your passion for designing jewelry come from?

I’ve always been interested in the arts. While I was pursuing my fashion designing degree, I was drawn to jewelry. It was mom who suggested that I should give it a try. I was so fascinated with jewelry that I couldn’t take my eyes from different styles of jewelry. I did my internship with a well-known diamond jewelry manufacturer. Seeing the whole process from design to final product was overwhelming, but I knew I was in the right place!

Fashion Week Spotlight - Designs by Prachi - SketchesWhat did your first piece look like?

I still remember because I could never forget it. It was a small pendant that I had actually created for the Japanese market.

What is the process of creating one of your original designs?

I draw my inspirations from everywhere, including my daily life. Lately, my son is my best inspiration. For me, beauty lies in simplicity. It’s even more challenging when you have to achieve a certain price point, but must still keep the aesthetics of the design in mind. I doodle on a sheet until I get confident about a certain design that is also good for our customers.

What is your favorite thing about designing jewelry for the LC?

Creativity! I love that I can mix all these different materials and make beautiful designs from my own inspiration.

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I own mostly dainty designs, like small pendants with thin chains. I like a lot of dangling earrings and very simple designs. Opal is my favorite gemstone because it’s just so magical. It has a lot of colors and I love it.

What makes your designs unique from others?

I put my own personal style in every one of my designs, which makes them unique. Everything I create comes from within, so it makes it one of a kind.


We can’t wait to show you the exquisite creations of Designs by Prachi during the LC Fashion Week. Please tune in Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT to see Prachi Bhise on air with her one of a kind designs!

Fashion Week Spotlight: LucyQ

The LC has been revealing new brands and designs all week in honor of Fashion Week. Today we are excited to announce another brand available to our LC customers — LucyQ by Lucy Quartermaine.

LucyQ Designs feature stunning pieces of silver handmade jewelry. Every piece is a twist of excitement that can be worn with pride. Lucy Quartermaine is one of the UK’s top award-winning contemporary jewelry designers and silversmiths. Her dynamic range of inspirational creations offers a quirky and modern twist to Fashion Week Spotlight - Lucy Q - Lucy Quartermainetraditional jewelry designs. We were able to sit down with Lucy to hear her journey and how she ended up pursuing her passion. Here’s what she had to say:

How long have you been in this industry?

I’ve been in the jewelry industry for 10 years. It started off as a hobby for the first 5 years, but it has really grown in the last 4-5 years.

Where did your passion for this line of work come from?

It started when I was about nine. My grandmother used to make jewelry. She would encourage me to make jewelry from buttons, strings and yarn whenever I’d stay over. I’ve always known that I wanted to be a jewelry designer. My Button Collection was actually inspired by my time with my grandmother.

Fashion Week Spotlight - Lucy Q - Drip CollectionWhat is your process for creating one of your original designs?

It starts with the inspirations, which I get from anywhere. Everyday things are my inspiration. I see something I like, and then I start drawing to get the flow going. Afterwards, I start making the jewelry designs by hand.

What is important to look for when designing jewelry?

Comfort is a huge thing. Each piece needs to be made with the highest level of quality. I want people to feel good and love the jewelry they are wearing. I try to design jewelry for everyday life, but I also want the designs to turn heads when people wear them. It DBG1R-HRshould be easy to wear and unique.

What is your favorite part of this job?

I love to receive emails and comments from customers about how much they love their LucyQ jewelry. I also love seeing pictures of them wearing it.

Describe your personal collection of jewelry.

I wear my own jewelry, but I also like to wear jewelry that my friends design. Being in this industry, you meet a  lot of others that do the same thing, so sometimes we swap pieces and wear each others creations.

finished-images-lrWhat makes your jewelry designs unique from others?

I design and create from the heart. I sometimes get my inspiration from mother nature, such as the movement of water. My designs are big and bold because I want to make a statement with my jewelry.

What kind of products will you be showcasing at the LC?

I’ll have a bit of everything! One of my collections, the Dip Collection, was inspired during my time at the university. I was watching icicles melt and thought it lookedADPIR-HR interesting, so I’m really excited to show that collection tomorrow. This is the first time my jewelry will be sold in the U.S., and I’m very excited to bring my designs to the LC.

We are ecstatic to be able to bring you these award-winning designs during the LC Fashion Week. Please tune in Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT to see Lucy Quartermaine on air with her stunning creations!

Fashion Week Spotlight: Elanza

During LC Fashion Week, we will be notifying you of new brands and designs exclusively brought to you by the LC. With that being said, we are thrilled to announce that the Elanza brand is now featuring a bridal collection. Continue reading to discover how this brand brings  beauty and an inspirational feeling to all who wear it.Fashion Week Spotlight - Elanza Ring Set

Designed exclusively for LC customers, Elanza provides an elegant touch and exquisite look for a fraction of the price. With the luxurious appearance of simulated diamonds in classic and timeless settings, no one will know these diamonds were born in a laboratory.

To create a dazzling sparkle, Elanza stones are cut in perfect proportion. They  are cut from the finest rough, each stone is flawless and colorless. Cut by hand and machine, each stone exhibits precise consistency and brilliance.

Fashion Week Spotlight - Elanza Engagement RingThe best aspect of the Elanza line is that it is an affordable alternative. Quality is not sacrificed for value when it comes to these simulated gemstones. They feature the best refractive index and clarity possible. Same sparkle as diamonds, but not the same price.

When it comes to Elanza jewelry, don’t feel like you must limit yourself in creativity and color. This line is bursting with color and available in assorted colors, such as yellow, blue and pink. Elanza stones are also available as simulated gems, such as sapphire, ruby and emerald.

The 6 C’s of Elanza Jewelry

The Six Cs of Elanza Jewelry

Be sure to join the LC during its first ever Fashion Week starting tomorrow until Friday, Sept 25. To get a closer look at the exclusive bridal line by Elanza, tune in live Sept 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT.

The LC’s 2015 Fall Fashion Week


Just because New York Fashion Week ended, it doesn’t mean you can’t get your fashion fix anymore. Starting Sunday, Sept 20, until Friday, Sept 25, the LC will host its own Fashion Week for the first time ever!

Make sure you indulge your passion for fashion all this week on the LC Style Blog because we will be featuring tips on the hottest trends and how you can make it your own at a great price. On top of the fabulous style tips and advice, we’ll also be introducing some hot new designers and brands that will blow you away!


4 Tips on Mixing Metals Like a Fashionista

Gone are the days where you feel limited to one color of metal when you’re accessorizing. Upgrade your style game by trying out the mixed metal trend this fall. From classic yellow gold or sterling silver, to earthy brass or brilliant rose gold, it’s time for your various metals to get close and personal. Check out our 4 tips for mixing metals like a Fashionista.

All About that Base

LC Fall Fashion Week - Mixing Metals - All About That Base

The easiest way to accessorize your jewelry is by picking one piece to to work around. Whether it’s a statement bracelet, a chunky watch or a big cocktail ring, work around it by adding smaller, less flashy pieces.

No Statement, No Problem

LC Fall Fashion Week - Mixing Metals - No Statement-No Problem

Although big and bold is very on trend, you don’t always want to rock statement pieces. If most of your jewelry pieces are just about equal, try to mix it up by thickness and size.

Living in Color

LC Fall Fashion Week - Mixing Metals - Living in Color

Never be afraid to kick it up a notch with color. A bright gemstone or beaded pieces add the perfect amount of contrast in a sea of gold or silver.

No Limits

LC Fall Fashion Week - Mixing Metals - No Limits

When it comes to the mixed metals trend, don’t limit yourself to one type of jewelry. Try layering your rings, necklaces or even earrings on different occasions to really master this look.

Must-Have Fall Colors

This season calls for earthy neutrals with a range of bold statements and color patterns to reflect a natural autumn landscape. Check out the hottest fall colors, which include marsala, olive, oak buff and biscay bay.


Great on its own and even better when paired with contrasting colors, marsala is Pantone’s Color of the Year. It is a red-brown hue that portrays sophistication and warmth.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Must Have Fall Colors - Marsala

Leatherette Shoulder Bag | Blazing Red Quartz Bangle | J Francis Scarf


Olive is a color that’s definitely having its moment this season. It may have a military connotation to it, but that doesn’t mean all the silhouettes have to be masculine. Incorporate peplums, tiers, sheer and bows to add a feminine touch.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Must Have Fall Colors - Olive

Crocodile Embossed Wallet | Peridot Pendant | Crocodile Embossed Tote

Oak Buff

Oak buff is a mellow, warm shade of yellow. Whether you’re featuring it on a handbag, scarf or a dress, oak buff will add a bright pop of color to your fall wardrobe.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Must Have Fall Colors - Oak Buff

Mulberry Silk Scarf | Simulated Yellow Diamond Earrings | Leatherette Crossbody Bag

Biscay Bay

A lush and elegant teal, Biscay Bay splashes up against more heated tones with its cool touch. This cool and confident color exhibits serene qualities of blue and invigorating aspects of green.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Must Have Fall Colors - Biscay Bay

Teal Seed Watch | Blue Howlite Necklace | Blue Howlite Necklace

Put A Ring On It

Consider rings your own personal way of creating a signature look that is uniquely yours. Whether you like wearing a few or a handful, chunky statement rings or dainty thin baubles, get creative with your jewelry. Here are five fun ways to create a finger party that are definitely Instagram-worthy!

Fierce Silver

LC Fall Fashion Week - Put A Ring On It - Fierce Silver

Going all silver is never a bad idea. These curved silver plates and bold geometric designs create a fierce look.  This combination of rings works best if you have longer fingers.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Get the Look - Fierce Silver

Sterling Silver Ring | Sterling Silver Midi Ring | Sterling Silver Band

Colorful Baubles

LC Fall Fashion Week - Put A Ring On It - Colorful Baubles

Invest in a collection of rings that feature colorful gemstones this fall. When looking to pair several different colors together on one hand, try staying in one color family. Your rings will complement one another and create an effortless look.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Get the Look - Colorful Baubles

Red Sapphire Cluster Ring | Papaya Quartz Ring | Brazilian Citrine Ring

Dainty Collection

LC Fall Fashion Week - Put A Ring On It - Dainty Collection

 Combining several small, simple designs will create a dainty, yet edgy look. To get this look, go for rings encrusted with tiny gemstones and featuring thin designs.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Get the Look - Dainty Collection

Tanzanite Eternity Ring | White Austrian Crystal Ring | Simulated Yellow Diamond Ring

Single and Bold

LC Fall Fashion Week - Put A Ring On It - Single and Bold

Although stacking rings has been very on trend recently, you can’t go wrong with a bold cocktail ring. Bright gemstones and eye-catching designs really make a statement. The only rule for this look is that there are no rules!

LC Fall Fashion Week - Get the Look - Single and Bold Amethyst Ring | Tanzanite Ring | Thai Spinel Ring

Mixed Metals

LC Fall Fashion Week - Put A Ring On It - Mixed Metals

It’s time to stack, sparkle and shine because the mixed metal look will take your style to center stage. Don’t be afraid to stack all of your different metals on the same finger. This will give the illusion of one chunky statement piece.

LC Fall Fashion Week - Get the Look - Mixed Metals

Morganite Rose Gold Ring | Set of Austrian Crystal RingsSterling Silver Diamond Ring

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