Engagement Rings

CZ vs Diamond

CZ vs Diamond, the Better Engagement Ring Choice

  Are you Considering a CZ or diamond as your “Gem” of choice for getting married? Is cubic zirconia on your radar for your engagement ring? You’d save a lot of money…. Do I approve? No! As a passionate wedding jewelry designer I’ll tell you why in technical and emotional terms. In responding the not…

White Topaz ring with open work on the shank

White Topaz vs Diamond for Your Engagement Ring

What’s a better gemstone for a wedding or engagement ring in the white topaz vs diamond debate? As a jeweler with over 30 years experience, and a designer specializing in wedding rings, I think the answer is obvious.  Read on to find out why I feel this way, and the science behind it.

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Four Prongs vs Six Prongs, How Best to Protect and Set Your Engagement Diamond

Four Prongs vs. Six Prongs; Which One is Better? One of the most common questions I get asked by brides is whether to mount their center engagement diamond with four prongs or six. This Santa Barbara Jeweler‘s most common answer is: there are pros and cons to each. The Look of Your Diamond in Prongs…

Dispersion of Light in Moissanite image

What About Moissanite for Your Engagement Ring?

  Do I like it and do I sell it? Read on and find out. What is this post about? As a Santa Barbara Wedding Jewelry Designer, I’ve had more than my fair share of questions about Moissanite as an alternate to Diamond. Who the Hell Discovered Moissanite? Moissanite was discovered by French chemist, Henri Moissan, and…

CZ vs Diamond

CZ vs Diamond for Your Engagement Ring

Cubic Zirconia is Not the Same as Diamond. Are you Considering a CZ vs diamond as your “Gem” of choice for getting married? Is cubic zirconia on your radar for your engagement ring? You’d save a lot of money…. Do I approve? No! As a passionate wedding jewelry designer I’ll tell you why in technical…

Rebel Jewelry Design, The Architect’s Ring

Three Jewelers Down, Would I Be the Fourth? Has someone ever challenged you in your work and just pushed you to places you never went before? It happened to this Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer and this is the ring that came out of that crucible of challenge. This ring is a rebel!

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