Category Archives: Engagement Rings For Dummies

If you have no idea about diamond cut, clarity, carat or color you have come to the right blog. These are some of the key things you need to know if you are ready to buy an engagement ring. The jewelry business is one of the hardest to understand. Depending on the smallest of details a price of a product can change dramatically. Breaking down the ways thing work in an easy to read simple way can slowly adjust you to understand the language of jewelry. Diamonds are one of the most complex stones to understand because of all the characteristics that go into determining the price. Gemstones can be used as center stones as a diamond alternative as well. If you do your research and read these posts you should be able to understand why some things are better priced and most likely get a bargain deal on your engagement ring. It is okay that you don’t know everything about engagement rings. We are here to help!

Platinum or White Gold?  That’s the ultimate question when it comes to deciding what metal you’re going to make your engagement ring in.  For some, the answer is easy.  Maybe you wear white gold jewelry already so that’s your go to.  White gold looks the same as platinum, but at a fraction of the cost, why not save money while you can?  Don’t worry you’re not alone when it comes to your initial thoughts about choosing white gold over platinum.  From surface level, it sounds like it makes sense, but there’s a lot more to know about white gold and Read More →

In honor of #TacoriTuesday I thought we’d kick off this Tuesday examining some of Tacori’s Halo and Solitaire engagement rings. For those of you not familiar with the trendy luxury line, Tacori has been one of the top designers in the bridal and fine jewelry industry.  Tacori has a variety of collection within their repertoire from Tacori RoyalT, Tacori Gold, Classic Crescent, and Blooming Beauties to name a very few. Within each Tacor i collection they offer an assortment of engagement ring styles.  Beautiful Solitaire, Halo, and 3 Stones settings.  Whether you’re actively searching for your engagement ring or simply Read More →

Did you know that traditionally you’re not supposed to give your significant other diamonds until your 60th wedding anniversary?! Not only that, but you can count out silver too until you hit the big “25 year” mark.  (It might just be me, but that’s a long time for a girl to wait!) According to tradition the 1st year anniversary gift is to give your loved one something made with paper.  Cotton, Leather, Fruits, Wood, Wool, and Tin are a few other items that are usually given up until the 10th year anniversary. The origins of giving anniversary gifts to your Read More →

For decades, when couples wanted to go get married they would make a list of a few jewelry stores they wanted to visit, would go to browse a variety of engagement rings, and ultimately pick the jeweler and ring that spoke to them most, that fit within their budget, offered special incentives, or had some type of great life warranty. Don’t get me wrong – this is still is a big occurrence of what goes on today.  The online world has made it easy for products to be at consumer’s fingertips – engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewelry included. Read More →

  Tiffany & Co. is a name familiar to many.  So it comes as no surprise that when it’s time to pop the big question, Tiffany & Co. is always at the top of a bride-to-be’s wish list.  After browsing the infamous “Tiffany Setting” and the rest of the engagement ring collection, you might find yourself  re-thinking life choices – just kidding! But you may be questioning why is the price so expensive?  Well to start, let’s first clarify a few things.  First is Tiffany & Co. expensive? Yes. Overpriced? No. Whether it’s Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Rolex, Gucci, or Read More →

Are you in the market for an engagement ring, but not sure where to start?! Take this quiz to discover which designer fits perfectly with you! Read up a little on each designer to find which one matches best with you! Lets find out! Match up the engagement ring up with their designers below and check your answers after at the very bottom! Good luck diamond divas! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.   A) RITANI: “Ritani is a high-end jewelry brand modernizing the way people purchase diamond engagement rings and jewelry. Founded in 1999, Ritani marries the online shopping Read More →

There is no real recipe on how to buy the perfect engagement ring, and to be honest there is little advice out there on the topic. Most of the time when you research “engagement ring purchase advice” will spit out amateur answers on how to spot a fake diamond or how to save your pennies. And in some unfortunate cases, you may end up spending way too much money on something that she ends up hating. To avoid all of these horrible scenarios  at all costs, its best that you follow this road map for tips to buying the right Read More →

Bigger is better! Right? Well not in this case, diamonds can be very expensive to begin with, especially when they get bigger in size. However there are a few tricks to get that small diamond to look like a huge rock! The best part about it, is it doesn’t always require you to spend more cash! We have put together a few tips on how to make your stone look slightly larger while saving you some cash in the process. Cut: Its not the size that counts, but the cut of the diamond that really catches the eye. If you Read More →

What You Should Know About Engagement Ring Settings Finding the perfect engagement ring takes work and knowledge. Being educated on the seven engagement ring settings is a must! We want to help you understand what every ring setting is and explain the pros and cons of that ring!  Prong Setting  The first and most popular ring setting is the prong setting. Basically what this mounting is, is three to six “claws” that help hold the diamond (or any gemstone) in place. The prongs can be V-shaped, pointed, or flat. Usually the V-shaped prongs are used for more fancy cut stones Read More →

How to Know if Your Metal Jewelry is Real We all know that the jewelry business can be quite the market to get tricked into spending a large amount of money. Don’t be fooled by the shinyness or the affordable price. Make sure you know your knowledge and DO YOUR RESEARCH prior to purchasing an item. This is no April Fool’s joke you need to know your jewelry before you make any type of purchase, large or small. Lets start off with silver. Silver is a low priced metal which usually means being cloned is unlikely. Today according to a Read More →