Engagement Rings

Sapphire with Filigree white gold ring

Wedding Jewelry vs. Occasional Jewelry: Four Pillars of a Daily Wear Ring

No One Told Her to be Careful or Choose Another Ring After selling her retail shop in downtown Santa Barbara, Mona realized her childhood dream when she and her husband, Jake, bought a ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley. I am a horse loving jeweler. Happily one of my horseback-riding friends in Santa Ynez was a…

White Gold vs Platinum For Wedding Rings – What’s the Difference?

This is my big monster of an article on White Gold vs Platinum. If I haven’t covered it here, check the comments. This post will cover whatever it is you want to know about gold or platinum.  I’ve covered why platinum is more expensive, which metal holds its shine longer, and why one is better…

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

Thin Engagement Rings or Thick Engagement Rings: What Looks Best?

Engagement Rings: What’s the Best Choice For You? When you are choosing engagement rings design for your hand, think about what makes you look good, not just what is in fashion. As a thirty year jewelry designer, I’ve designed for all ages and thinness’s and thicknesses of hands. It’s always fun to help a bride-to-be…

Round diamond engagement ring with a diamond halo, wedding set

Wedding Rings vs Engagement Rings – What’s the Difference? 5 Stupid Questions

What Guy is Supposed to Know This Stuff Anyways? In this post I’ll talk about the wedding rings vs engagement rings difference. I’ll also cover when you wear what and why. I’ll throw in a little historical perspective too. Just a heads up, goats will be mentioned. To keep it interesting I’ll sprinkle in questions…

Pawn Shop vs. Jeweler for Your Engagement Diamond

Are You Wondering Where to Shop for Your Engagement Diamond? On occasion a client asks me about diamond shopping at pawn shops vs. diamond shopping with a jeweler, so I decided to write this to answer most questions you may have.  Let me start by showing you all this interesting exchange I got from DiamondReview.com:…

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Harry and Meghan, The Royal Engagement Ring

He Proposed in the Kitchen In a world of amazing, theatrical, creative, expensive and elaborate proposals, I loved hearing the story from their lips as Harry and Meghan patch-worked the story of roasting chicken in the kitchen, Harry going down on one knee and Meghan being completely surprised. Was she happy about the proposal and…

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