Category Archives: Financing

As the economy fluctuates most people become concerned on how much money they are willing to pay for jewelry, or how much they even have to budget for a ring. Financing can be a piece of cake if you take the proper steps. We have made a category to help you step by step figure out how to finance your engagement ring or piece of jewelry. Most jewelry stores do give out loans, but if this isn’t a road you want to travel down there are also ways to cut down the cost of your engagement ring without losing the entire ring! Becoming well informed is the best thing a person can do. We cannot stress enough how much of a difference doing a small amount of research can do! Read this category to find out smart ways for you to save and still get her the ring of her dreams.

Long gone are the days when the families of the bride and groom would shell out the checkbooks and split wedding expenses old school according to the traditional plan. Today, there are many financial obligations for the big wedding and when it comes to splitting the bill there is no one option considered more appropriate than any other. Many scenarios differ from couple to couple, with different priorities or financial capabilities this mandates a less traditional method of financing their wedding. Whether your on a tight budget with a small venue in mind, or endless funds with numerous possibilities, choose Read More →

10 Tips for Traveling with Jewelry No matter where you are going you need to be sure of your surroundings. Traveling can be one of the most dangerous voyages you take if there are some serious sparklers on you. As you scramble to pack your essentials remember these tips before your next escourgeon.  Although many traveling experts recommend leaving your most expensive jewelry pieces at home in a secure place, this doesn’t always want to be the option foe some people.  1. Use secured vault or the two-key control safety deposit in a hotel. Although it may not seem like the Read More →

Is There Anything Wrong with Buying a Pre-Owned Engagement Ring? So you want to save some money on an engagement ring, but your girlfriend or significant other doesn’t want a pre-owned engagement ring, don’t worry pre-owned jewelry isn’t as  bad as you think it is!  Diamonds are essentially pre-owned. For generations these stones have been taken out of setting and replaced in to new ones. Diamonds date back all the way to the 1800s. Discovered in South Africa, the first ever found diamond was the Eureka diamond. hundreds of diamonds are mined daily across the world, mainly coming from Africa. The Read More →

Platinum vs. White Gold When buying a piece of jewelry, or shopping for an engagement ring, the one question constantly asked is ‘what is better? Platinum or Gold?’ Some jewelers may tell you platinum, but not back it up with any actual knowledge. Platinum is a very expensive precious metal, in 2012 it was a whopping $1,407 per oz! But why is this such a hot commodity in the jewelry market? Believe it or not, but platinum is a natural occurring metal, while white gold on the other hand is a man mad product consisting of various materials. White is Read More →

What Gift Should You Get for A College Graduate? Currently I’m holding back my own tears because graduation is right around the corner for me as well! This isn’t your typical blog post about a wedding, anniversary or engagement. This is a nostalgic piece that is not only my own wish-list for the big walk down my educational isle, but also an informational post on what you should get your 20-something year old college graduate. A Locket: This is a sentimental piece that your collegiate grad can hold on to for the rest of their life! Putting a photo or small Read More →

So How Much Should you Really Spend on an Engagement Ring? So there are various myths that have been going around for decades on how much you should spend on an engagement ring. Some say the price should be three months salary, but if you really think of the logistics this is a completely null rule. If a man makes $80,000 a year that means he is entitled to buy you a $20,000 rock! What if he is making $200,000? Is he supposed to shell out over 6 figures to buy you a Tiffany & Co. D Internally Flawless sparkler? Read More →

Birmingham Jeweler, Jeff Dennis Jewelers Loses 70k on Super Bowl Bet Needless to say all of America was shocked at the outcome of the 48th annual Super Bowl. Most sports outlets said this was going to be one of the best games to watch, the Broncos vs Seahawks. Both teams had earned their way to the top, but with one of the best quarterbacks in the league, Peyton Manning, playing for the Broncos, most bets were against the Seahawks. We all remember Richard Sherman’s boast during the championship game, stating he was “the best corner in the game” and trashing Read More →

Why Should I Get my Jewelry Appraised? One thing that newly weds don’t take into account is the severe losses they can endure when the right safety matters aren’t taken. When you become engaged or married the ultimate first thing you should do is get your rings appraised. The price can range from $30 to $100 dollars, depending on the jeweler who you made an appointment with. By this point you’re probably thinking, “whats the point? Why do I even care, if I lose my jewelry I won’t recover that much!” This is actually completely untrue. Depending on your insurance Read More →

Why is Gold the Best Investment a Person Can Make?  During an economy that fluctuates so often we wonder, why is gold the only sure thing that people should invest in? Lets track back to the start of gold and why it played such an important role in society. Gold can be stretched back as far as being published in the bible. It was said that gold was a combination of dense water and sunlight and was referred to over 400 times. The first gold coin came into existence in 560 BC and was used by the Lydians. It was Read More →

Beautiful Promise Rings at an Affordable Price Looking for a long term commitment, but you aren’t ready to pop the question. A good thing to do before marriage is give a promise ring to show your devotion and love for your significant other. Anything can be a promise ring, but the better quality the ring is the more serious the gesture will seem. The misconception is that just because it is a piece of jewelry the price will be out of your budget, but in all reality there are a few things you can do to spend as little as $18 Read More →