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Jewelry Buying Tips

5 Tips On Choosing The Right Wedding Band For Your Man

There’s more to the metal! Here are some quick tips, options, and advice to consider when beginning your search for the perfect wedding band for him.

Men’s Weddings Bands: A Brief History

Ladies’ wedding rings have long been a symbol of everlasting love. It is believed the Egyptians and the Greeks chose the ‘ring finger’ because they thought it contained a vein leading directly to the heart. However, it is only recently that men have begun wearing wedding bands. They were used as a symbol of commitment by men during WWII while overseas to remind them of their wives and families back home. Now, wedding bands are a staple of modern matrimony.

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Birthstone Engagement Rings Buying Guide by Month

Adding personality, color, and a unique flair to your engagement ring is a trend that's here to stay.

While some people may add a touch of "self" to their engagement ring through customization or vintage flair, others make unique ring selections by incorporating birthstones!

First, we've listed the birthstones for each month of the year!

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Vs. Mined Diamonds: What you should know

Are lab diamonds, real diamonds? YES! Are lab diamonds worth anything? YES!

There has been a lot of debate regarding what a lab-crafted (also known as lab-created) diamond is and if it’s a “real” diamond. 

Let’s dive into what sets these stones apart (or doesn’t) from naturally-mined diamonds. Of course, it’s a personal preference, but we don’t think lab-grown diamonds are a fad, in fact, we think they’re here for the long haul. Here are some of the facts so you can decide what’s best for you!

What is a lab-grown diamond?

The main difference between a lab-grown diamond and a naturally-mined diamond is simply the way it is created. A mined diamond is formed naturally deep beneath the Earth’s crust where temperatures and pressures are very high. These diamonds can only be mined when rare volcanoes erupt and bring them close to the surface.  

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Design My Own Custom Engagement Ring

Your love with your partner is unique and personal. It’s something only the two of you share, which means you probably want a unique engagement ring that reflects these defining principles.

If you haven’t been able to find the perfect ring yet, it may be time for you to look into creating your very own customized engagement ring. 

The task of creating a piece of jewelry from scratch may seem like a near-impossible task. We’re here to tell you that it’s not! With the help of professionals (and the combination of specific personal and industry research), creating a one of a kind ring for your partner will be easy. All you’ll have to worry about is how to ask them! 

Read on as we break down everything there is to know about designing and crafting the perfect, custom engagement ring. 

 

Things You Should Know Before Designing A Custom

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Sizing Up: How to Find Her Ring Size

Unsure of your or even your partner’s ring size? No worries, you’re not alone!

Getting ready for the next step in your life [engagement] can be scary. Finding out her ring size doesn't have to be so tricky.

Many individuals who make their way into the local jeweler (when purchasing or considering rings), ask to be properly sized by a professional. Luckily, while seeking out help from an outside source is an option, there are many ways to discover you or your partner’s very own ring size from the comfort of your home.

To help you find your ring size, our diamond experts have created this complete ring size guide with a ring size chart, printable ring sizer, and even tips for measuring at home.

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The Meaning Behind Promise Rings & Why They’re An Important Next Step

What is a promise ring? While many have heard of the practice or know someone who may be wearing a promise ring alongside their partner, a lot of individuals admit they’re unsure of the purpose of promise rings and the significant meaning behind them.

More than gifting a piece of jewelry, promise rings for couples (as well as individuals) symbolize a token of longevity and commitment.

Read on to see if you, or you and your partner, could be ready to make the next big step and commit a promise.  

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On Time: Best Timepieces for Mom

...Because she always taught us the importance of being "on time". Celebrate mom with the perfect timepiece. If you’re not sure which to choose, don’t worry, we’ve laid out the perfect choice based on her lovable personality below.
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How Will It Look: Diamond Carat & Pearl Size Charts

We’ve also created handy charts that let you compare all of the most popular diamond and pearl earrings sizes at once. Generally, the more carats a diamond is, or the larger the pearl, the more expensive it will be. But bigger isn’t always better. Try to get a feel for the size of earrings your wife usually wears. Are they small and dainty or big and flashy? Choose a size that best fits with her usual style.
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The Perfect "Fit" For Mom: Mother's Gift Ideas

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. The old saying really does ring true. Choose pieces that can be worn regardless of size so that you aren’t left guessing whether or not the gift will fit. We put together a gift guide of “easy-fits” like bracelets, pendants & watches — if you see something you love, then click on the image to see more!
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Engagement Ring Buying Tips & Trends: How to Find the Ring of Your Dreams

Engagement ring shopping should be fun, but can be a bit overwhelming at the same time. That’s why we are here to guide you through the entire engagement ring buying process.

We can’t wait to help you find your perfect match!

You have so many relationship milestones ahead of you, but for many couples the first major step is buying an engagement ring. Whether you plan to shop together or on your own, there are many choices you’ll need to consider when selecting the engagement ring of your dreams.

 

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