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Dec 7th

Engagement Proposal Ideas: What Works, What Doesn't

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I love designing engagement rings.  I love hearing about how couples met, hearing about their plans for the future, and the priceless look on a man's face when he sees the finished ring.  There are most certainly times when I become what could best be described as a confidant to men who are planning on […]
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Oct 3rd

A Guide To Buying Bracelets - Holiday and Birthday Jewelry

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Well, if you checked out my last blog post, you will know that Macy's already has their stores decked out for the holidays.  This got me thinking about all the men I see coming into my store several days before Christmas looking for a special gift for their wives or girlfriends.  This year, I'm hoping […]
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Oct 2nd

Featured Gemstone Of The Week: Pink Tourmaline

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I think it's about time I started to create a 'Featured Gemstone Of The Week' section for this blog. This week I have chosen the gemstone Pink Tourmaline. Pink Tourmaline is a stone many people don't know a lot about, so what better stone to start the featured gemstone of the week with? The ring shown here […]
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Oct 1st

Engagement Ring Statistics of 2012

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Many people wonder how much the average person spends on an engagement ring, or how big the average ring is. This is often difficult to determine because there are so many different options and factors that determine the cost and size of a ring. Recent national statistics suggest that the average amount of money spent on […]
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Sep 25th

Celebrity News! Blake Lively's Engagement Ring.

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I know that I've expressed some strong feelings about celebrity engagement rings, but that isn't stopping them from buying bigger and more expensive rings. However, I must commend this couple on their feat, it's not every day that a high profile couple can manage to wed in a private ceremony with little media coverage until […]
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Sep 25th

Why Are We So Obsessed With Celebrity Engagement Rings?

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Maybe I am showing my age here, but I remember a time when it could take the general public weeks to even hear about a celebrity engagement, much less see pictures of a ring.  I am still surprised at the amount of times a day TMZ comes out with 'Breaking News' about a celebrity.  I […]
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Sep 24th

A Guide To Buying Pendants: Holiday and Birthday Jewelry

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Once again, September is upon us.  I was absolutely stunned when I stopped in a mall this weekend and found Macy's already decorated for the holidays.  It reminded me that it's about that time to start talking about holiday and birthday jewelry gifts.  There are so many types of jewelry gifts that can be purchased, […]
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Sep 14th

Engagement Ring Trends: Using Gemstones Other Than Diamonds

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One of the most popular engagement ring trends that has taken off over the last two years is proposing with a ring that is set with a gemstone other than a diamond.  This trend really took off after Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mother's stunning 18 carat sapphire ring surrounded by 14 […]
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Sep 10th

What Type of Engagement Ring Suits Your Girlfriend's Style?

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In recent years, it has become more common for couples to come in to our store together to pick out an engagement ring.  This is not the norm, but it happens.  Several times a month, I meet with men who arrive in the store without any idea as to how to explain his girlfriend's style. […]
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Sep 7th

How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?

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Decades ago, the rule of thumb was that a man should spend two months’ salary on an engagement ring.  In recent years, experts have started leaning towards three months’ salary rather than the traditional two months.  Because I am a jeweler, I am frequently asked questions about this topic by friends and family.  In all […]
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Feb 27th

Uggie the wonder dog had some fancy Jewelry for the Oscars

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The "star" of the Academy Awards Best Picture winner The Artist had on some serious bling for his appearance at the Oscars. He even got to go on the stage with the rest of the cast and crew to celebrate the win. Prior to the festivities, he really stole the show on the red carpet. […]
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Feb 21st

Custom Waveform Wedding Bands

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A Japanese designer has created an interesting custom made wedding band. This idea might not be for everyone, but it certainly shows some creativity. Sakurako Shimizu's waveform wedding rings uses a sound waveform design and I think you'll agree that it really stands out. The waveform could potentially describe any sound, but the rings featured […]
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