Engagement Rings

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Wedding Ring Buyer Beware, Seven Steps to Take to Avoid Disaster

  As beautiful as a delicate and thin ring is, it may end up breaking your heart. With more maintenance than a more sturdily built ring, the kinds of problems that crop up with a poorly made ring are many.

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Wedding Ring Quizzes: Your Dream Wedding Ring

In my book “Design Your Dream Wedding Rings, From Engagement to Eternity” I go over many aspects of custom ring design, but how do you keep all the information handy in one place? How do you note down your metal preferences? Your finger size? Whether or not you want a vintage feel? I thought long…

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Zombie Rings: How to Tell A Good Ring From a Bad Ring

“I feel that some jewelry retailers are racing to see who can have the cheapest goods in their store. It is a race to the bottom. I do not see this ending well for them.” – Paul Levin Owner of Tairona Co. at the American Gem Trade Association Jewelry Show. Bitten by Zombie Jewelry Don’t you…

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

Engagement rings width: what’s the best choice for you? When you’re choosing engagement ring designs for your hand, think about what makes you look good, not just what is in fashion. As a thirty six year jewelry designer, I’ve designed for all ages and thinness’s and thicknesses of hands. It’s always fun to help a…

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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…

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