PGA Star’s Hole in One Romance!



Union Diamond – Jason and Stephanie

Everyone loves a good love story. And every engagement comes with a unique love story: sometimes humorous, sometimes unusual, but always with a touch of romance. It’s often the first question posed upon hearing about an engagement:

“How did he pop the question?

Where did it happen?

Did he get down on one knee?

Tell me about your ring!”…

We must admit, we love your proposal stories!

Union Diamond understands our sentimental role in fulfilling engagement dreams. Our sales team takes a very active role in listening, providing suggestions, and contributing honest feedback as you plan for this very exciting chapter in life. Your engagement is a moment you’ll always fondly remember, and our biggest compliment is for a client to excitedly describe their Union Diamond engagement ring to family and friends!

Union Diamond was delighted to assist PGA golfer, Jason Kokrak, in the search for a perfect engagement ring. We are pleased to share the sweet love story of Stephanie and Jason with you!


Jason and Stephanie met at Saint Mary’s Middle School in Warren, Ohio in 1995. The two were part of a group of mutual friends for years throughout middle and high school. Often, friends would suggest that the two should be a couple. Jason and Stephanie didn’t have much contact until the end of college, when they returned home for a summer and a romance ensued. And, as they say, the rest is history.


Jason and Stephanie started dating in August of 2007 and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in  August 2008.  Jason played golf on the mini-tours for a few years before earning his PGA Tour card in 2011. Stephanie worked for the school system for five years before leaving to travel with Jason.


After a memorable golf trip to Napa, California, and turning into quite the wine enthusiasts, Jason proposed to Stephanie in the wine cellar of one of their favorite steakhouses, Del Friscos. The surprise-filled night continued, when a large stretch limo escorted the couple and a group of friends around the city for a night out of celebrating the newly engaged. Jason and Stephanie will wed in Charlotte, NC on November 28th, 2015.


Jason presented Stephanie with a Union Diamond Custom Engagement Ring!

Congrats to Stephanie and Jason! We look forward to sharing details of their stunning wedding with you in a few months!

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Stackable Rings




We are obsessed with stackable rings right now!

As a customizable accessory, they can go with a T-shirt and jeans, a wedding gown and everything in-between.  The combinations are truly endless when it comes to styling stackable bands.  The stackable ring trend has been time-tested and seems be be here to stay. Just like a charm bracelet, stack rings can symbolize magical memories and our life experiences. What event would you like to commemorate with a stacked band?




We most frequently see couples add anniversary bands to engagement and wedding bands for an elegant combination. The engagement ring serves as the center band with accompanying subtle bands added on either side to create a beautifully dramatic look! Bands can be further personalized by adding children’s birthstones or your favorite colors. Colorful gemstones that compliment each other add to the many distinctive possible looks. A knotted solid band can be added to signify your unity. Diamonds to celebrate that special anniversary. All you need is your loved one’s ring size and you’re all set.


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Yet another option for stackable rings is the ever-popular right hand ring! Try choosing different colored metals to mix and match. Rose gold looks divine paired with white gold. Is great-grandmother’s wedding band stashed away in your jewelry box? Heirloom bands combine beautifully with dainty stackable bands as well. We love the look of several fashionable bands stacked on one finger.



There are infinite possibilities…from a stackable with your new baby’s birthstone to a ten year anniversary band and beyond, a stackable band is a perfect way to celebrate and commemorate life’s special moments!

Order your stackable rings today!

For a limited time, all stackable rings are 15% off!

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Who doesn’t get excited about the arrival of Fall? The crisp temperatures, the first glimpse of fall foliage, weekends spent cheering on your favorite football team, seeking out the perfect Halloween costume…and let’s not forget about all things PUMPKIN! It’s always amusing to see the foods and products that can be infused with pumpkins…from lattes to pastas to craft beers, the pumpkin craze is real and doesn’t show signs of subsiding anytime soon. Trader Joe’s alone has over 40 pumpkin flavored products this season. There is certainly a lot to love about Fall.

Union Diamond is also crazy about Fall! Our office is abuzz this time of year as we anxiously await the upcoming Holiday season. But for now, we’ll take some time to enjoy the charm and beauty of Autumn! And we’re excited to share with you our Top 3 Reasons October Rocks!

Breast Cancer Awareness 
Union Diamond is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Increasing awareness and informing women about early detection is key to becoming a breast cancer survivor. About 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, so allow October to remind you to schedule your mammogram! Think Pink!



October Birthstones
Happy Birthday to our October babies! Opals and tourmaline are the birthstones of October. Both are equally exquisite, but as jewelers, we find opals to be quite a unique stone. They come in both dark and light varieties of which the lighter varieties are thought to contain every color of the rainbow. Opals symbolize hope, optimism and confidence. Here are a few of our favorite opal and tourmaline creations!


Fall Color!
As we transition from the cool colors of Summer to the warm tones of Fall, we are reminiscent of some fabulous custom creations that utilize the color palette of Fall: earthy tones of golden yellows, rich browns, and deep oranges and reds. Our Jeff McLaurin Designs custom belt buckles are a perfect Fall accessory to pair with your favorite denim. They are truly one of a kind and offer a combination of metals, precious stones, and natural exotic woods. A necessity for every Fall wardrobe! buckles

 As we say in the South…Happy Fall Ya’ll!

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Melissa Prosser Photography

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Meet Kathryn Q Designs!


Union Diamond is excited to introduce you to our new designer jewelry line…Kathryn Q Designs! In keeping on trend with all things sparkly, we were very impressed with this unique line of pendants, bracelets and earrings. We love the multitude of colors and the organic feel of this fun, modern line and are thrilled to add it to our collection!


Keep Kathyrn Q in mind as you plan for bridesmaid jewelry; your girls will swoon over a Kathyrn Q set of earrings or necklace for your big day and will welcome it to their everyday collection! Start dropping hints for the gift-giving season! And of course, a holiday party wouldn’t be complete without a new sparkly accessory.

Brittany Quesinberry is the creative artist behind Kathryn Q Designs. We caught up with Brittany and are pleased to introduce you to Brittany and Kathryn Q!

Brittany Quesinberry is the creative artist behind Kathryn Q Designs. We caught up with Brittany and are pleased to introduce you to Brittany and Kathryn Q!

Tell us a little about you and your company.

I am a GIA Graduate Gemologist so have always been interested in gemstones and jewelry. I’ve worked in jewelry stores for close to a decade and my company began about two years ago when I made earrings as my Bridesmaid’s gifts. My boss at the time saw them, loved them, and suggested I make a few more and put them in the case to see if they would sell. Once those sold I made more and began falling in love with the art of jewelry making and the satisfaction of seeing people love my creations. Eventually I ended up with over 100 pieces of jewelry in one of the store’s main cases and became the best selling line and fasting turning product that they carried.

How do you differentiate yourself from other jewelry designers?

Being a Gemologist and having a minor addiction to gemstones, makes me ultra sensitive to the quality of stones I use in my designs. I often like to use unique gemstones that you don’t often see in jewelry like Apatite, Fluorite, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstone and Chrysoprase. I believe that my education and true passion for gemstones combined with my love of art, color and nature shows through in my designs, which differentiates myself from other jewelry designers.

Tell us about one of your most favorite designs.

Right now I am loving my new fall collection, especially KQ#173 & KQ#174, the circle earring and pendant set with Garnet and Tourmaline. I love that the wire circle is hammered, giving it a more natural, geometric shape and texture. Also they go great with basically all of my fall wardrobe, especially with Marsala colored pieces, Pantone’s color of the year.

How do you creatively challenge yourself? What are your sources for inspiration?

Being an artist I get bored pretty easily, so I’m constantly exploring new trends and color combinations. Most of my inspiration begins with the gemstones themselves, so if I get in a design rut I will just put on some music, sit down and look at all of my gemstones until something speaks to me.

 How is the jewelry landscape evolving? Any recent trends that are on the forefront? Any you could do without?

 Working in retail jewelry stores for the past 8+ years really gave me the advantage to constantly interact with customers and see what they were buying. Trends I’m loving are clovers, long statement earrings, and big focal gemstones. I try to not let my jewelry get too trendy; I wan’t the natural beauty of the gemstones stand out and the design to be timeless. Trends I don’t really care for are the bracelet/ ring combination, or gothic jewelry (like skulls)… just not my style =)

 What is your favorite color combination?

Right now I am loving gold metal, and I really like the way it looks with pretty much all Garnet colors, Citrine and Smokey Quartz, which are all used in my new Fall 2015 collection. I also love the use of color in my Kaleidoscope collection where each piece has a multitude of gemstones from each color palate.

What tip of advice would you like to offer our readers when it comes designing custom jewelry?

 Don’t be afraid, be creative and have fun! Whether it’s an engagement ring or piece of fine fashion jewelry, let the piece reflect your style and personality.




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Fall in Love with Rose Gold


Rose Gold is in the spotlight at the moment and can be seen nearly everywhere you look…from the fashion runways to cosmetics to interior design. The recently announced iPhone 6S will be available in rose gold and preorders indicate this color choice will sell out before they even hit the stores! Rose gold is hot and it’s in demand.

14K Rose and White Gold Ring Two Tone Double Halo Ring with 1.5 ct J SI2 Radiant Cut  Center with 0.89 CTTW Side

14K Rose and White Gold Ring Two Tone Double Halo Ring with 1.5 c Radiant Cut Center

A touch of copper is mixed with yellow gold to achieve the soft rosy hue of rose gold. This alloy has a rich history and first became popular among the Russian royalty in the 19th century. The warm, pinkish hue was reintroduced into fine jewelry collections in the 1920s and is often found at estate sales and in vintage jewelry collections. With platinum use restrictions during World War II, rose and yellow gold characterize jewelry of this era. One of the most iconic pieces of this time was Cartier’s Trinity ring which featured three intertwining bands of rose, yellow and white gold. Rose gold continued to dazzle and shine throughout the Art Deco styles of the 1930s and 1940s.

6 carat Morganite Gemstone with 14K Rose Gold Custom Ring

6 carat Morganite Gemstone with 14K Rose Gold Custom Ring

Of course rose gold has always been on Union Diamond’s radar and offers a softer alternative to golds and platinums. Some of our favorite custom designs feature rose gold or a combination of golds. Rose gold is timeless and chic; rose gold is romantic and versatile. And rose gold looks good on everyone…men and women alike!  Rose gold is an excellent choice for an engagement ring, pendant and is beautifully paired with colored stones.

Rose Gold 2 ct Cushion Center Stone with 1 CTTW Cushion Sides and Round Diamonds

Rose Gold 2 ct Cushion Center Stone with 1 CTTW Cushion Sides and Round Diamonds

Are you shopping for a rose gold engagement ring? Interested in adding a rose gold accessory to your collection? Contact our sales consultants with your vision and we’ll make it a reality! Think Pink!

We love our clients!

What an amazing experience, I can say, like most people, buying an engagement ring site unseen can be very scary and intimidating. From the very beginning of my experience it was nothing but positive and reassuring. Leah Cawley was absolutely the best to work with. We both found several stones that were in my budget and she worked with me to find the best quality stone, even telling me that the stone I was looking at was nice, but had an inclusion you could see with the naked eye and found a better quality stone that was less expensive. She assured me that the gemologist said that the stone we picked out was gorgeous and eye clean. She even went as far as sending me a picture as soon as she received it from their vendor. I was very picky and in a time crunch and she assured me (even though it was my fault) they would have it delivered to me on time. She responded to every single email I sent (and there were a ton, trust me) and it seemed like after each email I sent, she responded within minutes. I know you may be leary of purchasing an important, expensive item like this online. But trust me when I say it was worth it, and I will be going back for our wedding bands. What a great company and sales staff they have. I received the ring this morning and it was simply perfect, I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome in this long journey I’ve had. A++ work Union Diamond, and especially Leah Cawley.

-Justin C. , iVouch review

Read all of our wedding reviews on our Union Diamond Storefront at WeddingWire

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Hot Jewelry Trends 2015 – Bar Necklaces


Hot Jewelry Trends 2015 – Bar Necklaces

Style Trending…Bar Necklaces Chunky, statement necklaces have been a dominant accessory in women’s fashion. And while they often pair well with simple clothing or a LBD, we are increasingly drawn to the elegant sophistication of Union Diamond’s bar necklaces. You’ve probably noticed them in Hollywood or your favorite fashion magazine – the look is minimalistic and typically incorporates a gold, silver or increasingly popular rose gold, simple chain and center “bar” element. Union Diamond’s bar necklaces are varied and widely appealing…. Gracefully Simple.



Extra Diamonds, because, well…we all need extra sparkle!


The look is timeless and modern. And when layered, they offer an even edgier look! Acknowledge loved ones or special occasions with a diamond initial necklace and pair with a Union Diamond bar necklace. Endless possibilities!


Our larger curved bar coupled with our arrow pendant offers a dramatic look that we adore.


Union Diamond’s bar necklaces are a versatile piece of jewelry that should reside in every woman’s collection. How do you layer your necklaces? Do you mix metals? Incorporate colored gem stones for a pop of color? Shoot us a photo and let us know! We’d love to share your look! Contact Us


Keep our bar necklaces in mind as you begin to think about holiday shopping! Perfect stocking stuffer!


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September Diamond Earring Special



Union Diamond - September Diamond Earring Special

For a limited time, Union Diamond is offering a special price on 4 prong diamond stud earrings; $799.99 per pair! This is $1,000 back from our normal cost! These earrings make a great gift for birthdays, holidays, graduation or “just because.”

These beautiful ladies diamond stud earrings featuring two perfectly matched round brilliant diamonds. These near colorless diamonds are set in classically elegant 14kt white gold four prong basket settings. They are 1 carat total weight. For more details, click here.


We’re here to help find the Jewelry You Want!

Our friendly staff includes gemologists, diamond and jewelry experts and will be glad to answer questions providing the best service in the industry. If you need to be served now, please call 1-800-319-9155. For our international customers, please call +1-770-319-9155.

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Round Brilliant Diamond 4.36ct – Union Diamond



Round Brilliant Diamond 4.36ct – Union Diamond

This was an EGL certified, 4.36ct round brilliant, with I1 clarity, and K color. Diamond priced at $11,900.00

The 14K white gold setting was custom made by Jeff McLaurin and contains about 1.25 carat of diamonds total. They are near colorless, G-H color, and SI clarity stones.

For more information on Union Diamond or any jewelry pieces, visit our website at


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DIY : A Festive Ribbon Bow!

Have you ever shopped at high end retail stores and watched enviously as the sales associates effortlessly gift wrapped package after package into Christmas perfection? No? Ok, so maybe that was just me. But coming from a family where my father used to descend into the basement to wrap his presents, we can only assume that power tools were involved in the process, perfect packaging was a rarity. Now, as I grew up, I became like most of America, reasonably proficient at wrapping a squarish parcel without resorting to a vise grip and table saw. However, I will admit, any odd shaped packages still got shoved in a bag, or if they were too large, my mother’s yuletide favorite, a laundry sack.  Continue reading

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The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree

Christmas is just around the corner and cars all over America have been driving the highway heavily laden with Christmas trees. And my car was no different last weekend. Now when I say Christmas tree, I’m envisioning a fluffy fir tree trimmed with white lights and teal, green, and silver colored ornaments. Hey, so it’s not the traditional red and green, but I like to be a little different. Now, let’s pause for a moment on the words, a little, different. Because I found a tree that’s been making headlines this week due to it being decidedly more than, ‘a little’ different. Now by different I don’t mean that they’ve hung it upside down, or covered it in meat a la Lady Gaga… that would just be gross. This tree is different in the fact that it is made entirely, from its base to the star at its summit, out of pure gold. Continue reading

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