Engagement Rings

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

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…

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…

White Sapphires vs Diamonds for Wedding and Engagement Rings

  I could make a case for setting white sapphires in wedding and engagement rings. Then again, I could make a much stronger case for using diamonds. Both white sapphires and diamonds are rare and valuable and each is steeped in rich history. They’re both great gems. However only of these gemstones is suitable for…

Pawn Shop vs. Jeweler 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: “I plan on buying a possible engagement ring…

blue sapphire engagement ring

Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring Ideas

Since I wrote my post on White Sapphire vs Diamonds for Your Engagement Ring I’ve been asked to show blue sapphire engagement rings. That’ll be fun as I’ve designed a lot of engagement rings with blue sapphires. You might want to read the above blog post to see the difference in strength of sapphires versus diamonds….

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