We designed our Aggie Mom rings to last for decades, reducing their weight to increase our profit was never a consideration.
Our Aggie Mom rings are all made using your choice of 10-karat, or 14-karat solid gold, in one of three colored alloys.
A warm rich yellow
An intense bright white
A deep vibrant rose (by special order)
Starting in 1984 working as bench jewelers, servicing some thirty retail stores in the Brazos Valley we started a quest to find a source for well-cut diamonds. Over the years we moved forward, following cutters and dealers that kept up with changes in technology. Purchasing millions of dollars of loose diamonds over the years has brought us closer and closer to some of the best diamond sources in the world.
We are proud to include in our products what we consider some of the most ideally cut, strictly graded and most brilliant natural diamonds available anywhere.
The diamonds used in our rings are precision cut natural diamonds. Using the Gemological Institute of America’s grading standards. They will have a color of “G” or better and a clarity of “VS2” or better. The approximate weights are shown on each product page, but the quality remains the same for all our rings.
NEW for Fall 2019: Select styles are available with laboratory-grown diamonds.
“Given the rarity and value of diamonds, it’s not surprising that some would seek ways to replicate their beauty. In recent years, laboratory-grown or synthetic diamonds have become more common, more advanced, and harder to detect.
A laboratory-grown diamond is the result of a technological process, as opposed to the geological process that creates natural diamonds. Laboratory-grown diamonds have essentially the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical, and physical properties of diamonds found in nature. Most laboratory-grown diamonds are categorized as either high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamonds, depending on the method of their production. Since HPHT and CVD diamonds are virtually identical to natural diamonds, differences only become clear when they are analyzed in a gem laboratory.” Source Gemological Institute of America
In our desire to bring only the best products to our customers and in keeping with the latest technologies used in our trade, we compared many gemstones looking for the perfect color and the perfect hardness.
We considered three main factors in our decision:
In our search we narrowed our choices to three possible stones.
Rhodolite Garnet, Topaz and Tourmaline. We found that both Rhodolite Garnet and Tourmaline were not a pleasing maroon color. Rhodolite Garnet and Tourmaline were also softer than Topaz and therefore less durable.
In the end we settled on a stone produced by a world leader in the colored stone industry, Swarovski.
Swarovski’s Round Brilliant Topaz are by far the closest and most consistent in color to the Aggie Maroon while remaining brilliant. Natural topaz has a hardness of 8.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Harder than both Rhodolite Garnet and Tourmaline. AGTA:C
Swarovski topaz is by far the best choice for our new patent pending designs.