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Natural Diamonds vs. Lab Diamonds vs. Moissanite


A yellow gold Moissanite Branches Ring, 1/3 Carat Diamond Ring, and a Round Lab Diamond Ring stacked on a model's finger


When you're buying a ring you plan to wear every day, you want something that can keep up with your lifestyle. Here we break down the difference between our three most durable gemstones: natural diamonds, lab diamonds, and moissanites, to help you choose your perfect gemstone centerpiece. 

What Are Lab Diamonds?

Lab diamonds are not imitationsthey are the same as natural diamonds in their chemical makeup and appearance. Their main difference is how they’re created. Natural diamonds form when carbon deposits are exposed to extreme heat and pressure deep beneath the earth's crust, a process that can take millions to billions of years. In the 1950s scientists developed a way to replicate those same conditions to...

Finding The Perfect Ring Fit

Whether it’s a ring you wear every day, a ring you break out on special occasions, or a ring as precious as your engagement or wedding band, you want to make sure it’s perfect in every way. 

Choosing a ring that fits you just right will keep both you and your ring looking gorgeous, so we’ve created a handy guide on what to look for in your perfect band.

Ring Size:

Ring Size refers to the inner diameter of the ring. Sizing is different in various countries, as we are located in the United States, our ring sizes are listed according to the US standard. Choosing the right ring size will make sure the ring sits comfortably at the base of your finger without slipping...

Backings breakdown: Comfort, security, and choices

At Automic Gold we care about quality and comfort, that’s why we offer 5 different backing options for our earrings. To help you find the perfect earrings for you, here's a rundown of each type.


we carry two versions of push-back backings. These backs slide on and off the post with minimal effort. Some of our studs have two grooves along the post so you can adjust the tightness against your lobe. The majority of our earrings have pushbacks as an option.

  • Standard Pushbacks:

Yellow gold Emerald Earrings shown with 14k solid gold pushback backings


Our standard pushbacks are a classic. A cute butterfly-style backing that's perfect for lobe piercings, particularly if you change out your earrings frequently as they are the easiest to take on...

Why does gold have different colors?

A model's hand wearing a stack of four wedding bands in yellow, white, rose and champagne gold

Gold is an incredibly gorgeous and valuable metal that can come in various shades. Primarily, gold is yellow and in order to create additional shades, the gold is often mixed with other metals to create an alloy in the same way you may mix paint colors to create beautiful new hues. 

These alloys allow gold to be more durable and affordable. Gold is a rare precious metal whose price is usually based on the karat, or purity, of the gold. The higher the karat, the more expensive the piece. 

Gold is also a soft and malleable metal, mixing gold with other metals increases its durability and makes...

What does karat mean in gold jewelry?

A solid 14k yellow gold filigree wedding band on a dark blue background

What does Karat mean?

The origin of the words Karat and Carat have a delicious history, they come from “carob”, the same tree that gives us chocolate. Hundreds of years ago, a single seed from the carob tree was used as a standard for weight against a small gemstone. This unit of measurement eventually became the standard for measuring the purity of gold as well. Over time the different spellings were created to differentiate between the two, with Karat (“kt” for short) being the measure of gold purity and Carat (“ct” for short) being the measure of a gem's weight.

What is gold purity?

Gold in its natural state is soft and malleable so it’s often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. Although the percentage of precious metal present in...

Black owned businesses to throw your money at for Juneteenth (and all year round)

Since Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021, we’ve seen a rush by corporations to capitalize on the holiday. On June 19th 1865 the last enslaved peoples of Galveston, Texas were informed of their freedom, marking the end of slavery. For over 150 years Juneteenth has been a celebration by and for the Black community in America. While it’s wonderful that Juneteenth is finally getting the recognition it deserves, it’s important to make sure that in our celebration of the holiday we continue to uplift and support the Black community. 

 So we’re celebrating this Juneteenth by highlighting some of our favorite Black owned businesses. 

BLK MKT Vintage:

Juneteenth Apparel: 

We Celebrate Black:      


Bespeckled Beauties: Salt and Pepper Diamonds

Three rows of salt and pepper diamonds of various shapes and cuts in a white box


It’s no secret that we here at Automic Gold have a love for salt and pepper diamonds (just take a look at our insta feed 😉.) There’s something so unique and wonderful about these beauties that we’re all simply obsessed. So what exactly makes salt and pepper diamonds so special? 

They’re a stone that doesn’t conform to what is traditionally seen as perfect and are instead praised for their individuality. They’re durable, gorgeous, and affordable. To sum it up, salt and pepper diamonds are perfectly imperfect. 

So let’s do a deep dive into these ethereal gems.

Salt and pepper diamonds, sometimes referred to as “galaxy” diamonds, are diamonds with...

The 4 Day Work Week


Luna the dachshund sitting at the Automic Gold shipping desk


It’s not a secret that we live in a society of morbid capitalism. Companies seem to only value the bottom line, without a care for how they get there or who got them there. Similarly, it has become the societal standard for employees to devalue themselves. Judging and grading their worth, on both a professional and personal level, by how hard they can push their limits and churn out results. The covid-19 pandemic has forced both companies and workers alike to re-evaluate their priorities and re-work the system. Being forced to work from home greatly disrupted what little work-life balance most employees had, with a large number of employees across the nation underreporting their work hours while working considerably longer shifts. With most companies returning to the office with their employees already in the...

Jewelry Care Guide

Gold jewelry is the perfect fusion of mother nature's beauty with human creativity and craftsmanship. In order to keep our jewelry as sparkly as it's meant to be, here are some tips on how to clean and care for your pieces:

Plain Gold Jewelry:

Automic gold jewelry is made with solid 14 karat gold that isn’t afraid of water or chemicals and could be kept on 24/7. 

Cleaning your solid gold jewelry is super simple:

Using either a soft brush or a soft cloth, gently scrub your jewelry with mild soap and water

For tough messes, you can soak your plain gold jewelry overnight in a cup of soapy water.

Gold and Diamonds:

Diamonds are tough babes, literally. Diamond is THE hardest mineral on earth and can only be scratched by another diamond. Working out, hanging out, washing your hands or...

Queer POC owned businesses to throw your money at

Here is queer POC owned businesses to throw your money at and I marked with 💜 my personal favorites:


Clothing: 💜 💜💜


Miscellaneous: 💜