Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Engagements and Ring Shopping

The thing about Christmas time or any holiday in general for all that it matters is that we slow down and take time to visit and spend time with family and friends.  The holiday season is a time when people gather and in turn ends up being a time when many people become engaged.  Engagement ring shopping does spike about a month before the major holiday seasons.   With that being said… Christmas is only 21 days away.

When looking for an engagement ring there are many different aspects to consider.  The first and main aspect to consider is your fiancĂ© to be and her preferences in jewelry. Many women with very simple and classic tastes become overwhelmed with today’s bling.  The main consideration when choosing a diamond size and shape as well as the ring setting is her style and tastes.  You can’t go wrong taking her window shopping before a final purchase is made.

Another tip to consider is online jewelry shopping when it comes to purchasing an engagement ring for your loved one. This is a great way to stretch your wedding budget.  Online jewelry shopping saves you the markup chain jewelers have to help with overhead costs.  It is possible to window shop large retailers and find an identical item online for a substantial difference.  My only warning is to check to ensure no matter where the ring is purchased there is a return policy.  You don’t want to be stuck with a ring if she would really prefer a different style ring.  Good luck shopping and don’t forget to look at some of the latest trends in engagement rings such as halo engagement rings and antique engagement rings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Easy Steps In Selecting An Engagement Ring

The hardest part of picking out an engagement ring is finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with wearing the ring.  Choosing the ring that is to be presented as a symbol of your love and affection is relatively easy.

The first step in selecting an engagement ring is to determine your budget. The old aged of two months’ salary has gone by the waste side.  This is an out-dated rule of thumb and couples today understand that two months’ salary is a tremendous amount of money to spend on one piece of diamond jewelry.  This is now left for personal choice.  If you can and you want to spend the money however it is not a must today.  Many people choose an engagement ring that symbolizes them as a couple.  This is more important than the amount of money spent on the ring itself.

Once you have decided upon a reasonable budget consider thinking about the style and metal of the ring that best describes the woman you are asking to marry you.  Some popular options are halo engagement rings, antique engagement rings and classic solitaire engagement rings.   Consider the color of jewelry she usually wears as well.  Does she like gold, platinum, white gold or silver?  This helps indicate what she has a preference for.

The stone is the next item you will want to choose.  Are you thinking about a traditional diamond or are you considering a gemstone that she favors.  Again this is an area that will depend on the woman you are asking to marry you.  Some women are very traditional and prefer a diamond.  The shape of the diamond is also another option you will have to choose.  Diamonds come in many shapes including round, princess, emerald, marquise, oval, pear and heart.  

Consider the setting and type of wedding band you eventually think she will want.  Classic diamonds solitaires are easily matched with wither a plain wedding ring or a wrap to enhance the solitaire.  Another setting is one which includes side stones.  This also is easily paired with a classic band or worn on its own.  Some couples choose a bridal set which allows you to purchase the engagement ring and wedding ring as a set.  This way there is a perfect fit and uniform look for the pairing.  

Lastly you want to compare the cost of the ring you decide upon at a few different jewelers.  Don’t rule out online shopping as often online diamond prices can be far more reasonable.  You are not paying for the fancy shop or name.  With online purchasing you are paying for the ring.  Remember to have the ring appraised and insured.  Good Luck!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring

Getting engaged is such a huge event in a young couple’s life.   The whole process of picking out the ring, finding the right time to propose and working all of the details surrounding the event can be quite stressful on a young groom to be.  Shopping for diamond jewelry does not have to be a hassle.  In fact many young men are turning to the Internet to shop for engagement rings to eliminate the stress and pressure involved with shopping at large jewelry retailers.

Finding the perfect engagement ring can be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be.  First of all if you are getting ready to pop the question it will come as no surprise that your lovely wife to be has taken to dropping you subtle hints.  Yes, I know sometimes you won’t realize that is what she is doing when she leaves the web browser up with a picture of a halo engagement ring but yes that is what it is… a hint!  Grab on to those hints to find something that she will love and you will love proposing to her with.

Diamond jewelry is beautiful, sparkly and hard to go wrong with for any occasion – engagements, holidays or just because.  Online shopping of diamond jewelry is a great way to get more sparkle for your buck.  You are not paying for the fancy building and titled ring you are paying for the piece of jewelry not all the overhead involved with a store front.

What Types of Diamond Jewelry Items Are Perfect for an Event or Gift?

When you are going to be giving someone a gift, you want that gift to be perfect. Jewelry is one of those items that you can make a perfect gift out of. There are so many different types of jewelry and they're highly desired by women, so you really can't go wrong when you decide to give a gift of jewelry. One of the most desired types of jewelry is Diamond Jewelry. Diamond jewelry is often very expensive, it is commonly found on Engagement rings, wedding rings, wedding bands and men's wedding rings. What this means is, it is the most classy type of jewelry that you could possibly provide. Obviously, people are going to want the very best for their engagement and wedding, so you can rest assured that diamond jewelry is an excellent choice.

Why is diamond jewelry preferred for engagements and weddings?
Diamond jewelry is preferred for engagements and weddings because diamond jewelry is very expensive and it looks beautiful. Engagement rings are almost always diamond rings. Women want to have the very best and diamond jewelry delivers that. It will look absolutely beautiful on your brides finger. It will sparkle, bring elegance to the wedding and look amazing. Diamond jewelry is something that they will never forget, it lasts forever.

For any type of event, or any type of gift, a ring is a great item to deliver. Rings can be worn on fingers, they look classy and elegant and they sparkle like nothing else. A lot of women prefer rings over necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets. Those types of items can look like too much when they are wearing them. Instead, a ring looks classy and it never looks like they are over dressing up for anything. This is why a ring makes an excellent gift item, it is highly desirable by most women and even some men like to wear rings as well.

A bracelet is something that is not too flashy, so it won't overwhelm people when they see you wearing a bracelet. A bracelet makes an excellent gift item because you really can't go wrong. There are so many varieties of bracelets so you should have no problem choosing one. Even better, a lot of bracelets incorporate diamonds and other types of expensive components so that you can get a gift that your loved one is absolutely going to appreciate. If you believe that your loved one is going to like a bracelet, you should consider some of the bracelets that are available on the Internet.

You have to be careful when shopping for a necklace, because some women don't like to wear necklaces and other women are picky about the necklaces that they wear. What this means is, you should probably consult with your loved one before you decide to purchase something like this. Fortunately, there are lots of diamond necklaces available online and you can save a good amount of money by shopping there. A lot of online websites have wholesale jewelry available for low prices.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Men’s Jewelry That Makes A Statement

Considering the way many men feel about shopping, let alone shopping for jewelry for themselves, one can understand why many men choose simply not to wear jewelry.  This is a sad reality. This article will give men a look at purchasing jewelry for themselves that will eliminate the mystery involved.  

The first things to determine is exactly what type of pieces are you looking for.  When it comes to making a jewelry purchase are you looking for something that is classic and can be worn to work all the time or are you looking for some fun, funky styled jewelry that may be worn when you are going out on the town.  Narrowing down the jewelry purpose will also help you narrow down exactly what you are looking for.

Nice jewelry to be worn for business, church or dinners out for men can include a simple chain necklace, a classic watch or a bracelet.  Nothing over the top but something simple and classic in one tone should do the job for these types of events.  However if you are looking to make a statement with your jewelry and are a man looking for pieces to accentuate the edge metro sexual style you are trying for try a layered look with bracelets and necklaces of different materials. Simple metals might not do.  Check into rope, hemp materials and leather.  Consider simple solid metal rings worn on a thumb.  This look creates funky, fun styles that appeal usually to younger men or men that are a bit trendier and have an aura of edge.

It can help if you know a bit of information when it comes to jewelry as well.  Color is something that was mentioned above.  Jewelry comes in a variety of metals and materials.  The silver look can be achieved using a variety of metals that range in price: titanium, platinum, white gold and sterling silver.  When looking into the gold tones you can choose between gold in a variety of carats, copper and bronze. 

It is also important to use terms when it comes to the jeweler’s size and proportions when it comes to choosing something for men.  Men should say what they want if the piece is to be bold a slender link is not going to work. Use good descriptive words to express to the jeweler what you want to achieve.  For instance if you are purchasing a set of cufflinks you can’t expect the jeweler to know what you are looking for if you go in and say that you are looking for cufflinks that aren’t overly showy.  Explain to the jeweler what this means to you.  Showy to one person is drab to another. 

Men’s jewelry comes in a variety of price points just as ladies jewelry.  Be upfront when looking for a piece.  The jeweler might sway you towards something costly when in actuality you are looking for more of a costume piece. Being upfront with your budget will help the jeweler stay within your price point when giving you options to achieve the look you desire with your men’s jewelry purchase.   

Engagement Ring Shopping Made Simple

For most men shopping is a task they could avoid forever.  Purchasing trousers with a shirt that is a match is enough to put them into panic let alone when choosing a piece of jewelry that will solidify their relationship forever.  Picking out an engagement ring is difficult for most men especially those that are not comfortable with the shopping experience to begin with. Walking into a jewelry store for the first time can be a mixed bag if emotions and once sat down in front of a selection of rings can turn from just a bit uncomfortable to downright overwhelming. 

When seeking out a place to purchase an engagement ring the first piece of advice I like to give is to look locally.  Often times the large a franchise the more difficult it is to get one on one attention.  Really what men in search of the perfect ring need, for his perfect match needs is someone who is there to listen, take in the man’s wants, needs and budget and supply them with suitable options. 

Small jewelry stores are more apt to give you this friendly one on one service and will recognize you and remember what you are looking for the next time you are in.  Online jewelry companies can often offer you more bang for your buck as well.  It is a good idea to think outside the box when it comes to shopping large retailers.

Here are some tips to take in with you when you are in search of the perfect ring to take your relationship to the next level.  This information will help you no matter if you are in search of a beautiful halo engagement ring or a simple, yet classic diamond solitaire.

The first thing is to do away with the rule that states you should outlay three months worth of your income on a diamond.  In today’s economy this is a myth.  For some women this is not necessarily what they would desire anyhow.  When you have found the perfect women to spend your life with set a ring budget and find something she will adore within it. The fact is that the perfect ring may not cost all of what you think it will why spend three months income on this one item when in the coming months you will need every penny to contribute to the day you say I do.

The first thing you will hear when you research a diamond is the lesson on the four C’s of diamond shopping; cut, clarity, color and carat.  You will be flooded on information when it comes to each area of diamonds.  When considering the cut of the diamond you will also need to consider the setting in which the diamond will be placed and the style your wife to be will desire.  The cut is the most important item to determine because the cut of the diamond will determine the sparkle.  Sparkle trumps size.  Really shiny, brilliant cut jewelry appears larger than pieces that are bigger carat wise but the cut leaves something to be desired.

Here is another secret to consider.  Many people think that diamonds can only be purchased on the carat or half carat.  This is simply not true.  You may save yourself hundreds of dollars by purchasing a diamond ring that is .95 of a carat over 1 carat with the only visible difference being the money in your wallet.  These differences are not even noticeable to people who will be mesmerized by the sparkly new bling your wife to be is possessing.  

Make sure your purchase is returnable.  Not that we think she will say no but just encase you have picked out something that leaves her less than thrilled.  This inevitably is a piece she will wear forever and you want her to be happy in the long run.  Don’t let your manhood be hurt if she does decide she would rather have something different just remember the how daunting the process was from the start.  She will appreciate your effort and be grateful to find something that better suits her tastes.