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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 in…

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Harry and Meghan, The Royal Engagement Ring

  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. He Proposed in the Kitchen Harry went down on one knee and Meghan was completely surprised. Was she happy about the proposal…

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Is Engagement Ring Piercing For You?

  First tattooed wedding rings, now engagement ring piercing? Did you know about this? Are you thinking of doing it? When I first saw the image on the left, it was a radio station that showed it on Twitter. I assumed it was photo shopped and I’ll admit I was grossed out. Now years later…

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