Gift Ideas for Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Christmas

Gift Ideas for Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Christmas

Getting a gift for your beloved can be tough. There is so much to choose out there, but we would like to propose that you could never go wrong with jewelry. Unless you’re with someone who always takes back what people give them and then it doesn’t really count.

Jewelry is a great gift for so many reasons, but we believe the best reason to give jewelry as a gift is because:

  • They can wear it anywhere.
  • It shows how thoughtful you were.
  • For some there are bragging rights. (hint hint)
  • And if you are into generational giving it is something that can be passed down.

The Diamond and Gold Warehouse has come up with some great ideas no matter what you need a gift for. Our team of experts can help you find the perfect gift.  If you would like to talk to a jewelry expert please call us at 972-404-4499.


Anniversary Gifts and jewelry go together like peanut butter and jelly.  We offer many beautiful anniversary gifts such as diamond anniversary bands (diamond wedding bands), diamond earrings, diamond necklaces, and diamond necklaces.

Anniversary Jewelry Gift Ideas

Diamond Anniversary Bands

1 2/5ctw Round Diamond Eternity Ring
23 round x 2.5mm melee diamonds total 1.40 carats total. One of our most classic diamond rings, this beautiful diamond eternity band packs a punch with ultimate sparkle. This diamond band contains round diamonds, and is available in 15 sizes, ranging from 0.25cttw to 3.75cttw (1.00mm to 3.8mm wide).
1/10ctw Channel Set Diamond Ring
3/8ctw Ladies 14k Classic Round Diamond Anniversary Band
This classic shared prong diamond anniversary band contains 14 round melee diamonds measuring 2.5mm each, weighing approximately 3/8 carat total weight. This diamond band is available in 15 sizes, ranging from 0.125cttw to 1.75cttw (1mm to 12mm wide).
Ladies 14k Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring
Modern and beautiful diamond bands are an essential staple to any fine jewelry collection. Emerald diamonds are admired for their mirror-like internal facets. Because an emerald diamond has long dimensions, these sparkling stones appear more elegant and elongated. This emerald cut diamond eternity ring is available in a variety of total carat weights
Ladies 14k Asscher Eternity Diamond Ring
A timeless eternity band set with gorgeous asscher diamonds. Asscher diamonds are thought to be one of the most elegant diamond cuts. This asscher diamond ring is available in 4 sizes, ranging from 3.25ctw to 1 5/8ctw ( 2mm to 3mm)

Diamond Necklaces & Diamond Bracelets

Birthday Gift Ideas

Birthday gifts give you a freedom in gift giving because you can make fun choices.  When picking out jewelry for a birthday gift get something that they might like but wouldn’t buy for themselves.  Diamond and Gold offers many jewelry picks that are beautiful, elegant, and fun.

Diamond Fashion Rings

1.45ctw Two Row Marquise and Round Diamond Band
1.45ct ROUND and MARQUISE DIAMOND Wedding Band
0.79ctw Marquise Flower Diamond Band
2.44ctw Princess and Round Diamond Fashion Ring

Christmas Gift Ideas

The Holiday Season is a special time of year, and a very stressful time if you don’t know what you are getting.  Or if you do.  We at Diamond and Gold Warehouse have made it easy for you.  We have beautiful jewelry to satisfy anyone’s taste.

Engagement Rings

1/2ctw Double Halo Engagement Ring, Round Diamond
1/2ctw. -Gorgeous DOUBLE HALO ring adds extra sparkle to the ROUND DIAMOND center stone of your choice
1/3ctw Tiffany Style Halo Engagement Ring Oval Diamond
This oval engagement ring features a delicate, thin band with small melee diamonds. The center stone is tightly secured by four trendy claw prongs. Oval diamond rings have become the hottest diamond shape on the market!
14k Multi Row Pave Engagement Ring
Maximum brilliance and shine will be captured with this three row pave engagement ring setting. Round diamond bezel accent below center stone. Approx. Ring Width: 6.4mm

Men’s Rings

Flat Edge Comfort Fit Men’s band, 8mm Wide
Princess Eternity Channel Set, 8mm Wide

Diamond Earrings

0.49cttw Round Diamond Halo Studs
1.50cttw Round Diamond Stud Earrings


14k Emerald Diamond Drop Halo Earrings

Diamond Necklaces & Bracelets

0.84ct Emerald Halo Pendant Necklace
0.51ct Round Diamond Bezel Necklace
Three Stone Pendant Necklace 0.31ctw

Jewelry Buying Guide

10 Things Jewelry Stores Won’t Tell You

10 Things Jewelry Stores Won’t Tell You is the insider guide into buying jewelry.

Explore what the Four C’s are and which C makes the most difference in your diamond purchases.

Find out who you should get to appraise your jewelry, and how to get the best insurance for your most valuable pieces.

Creating the Perfect Ring

To create the perfect ring it is necessary to know what makes up the part of the ring. Below are the parts of a ring and the ring setting. By changing your ring setting you can transform a ring into the one of your dreams. 

Learn How to Create the Perfect Ring

History of Birth Stones

 The history of birthstones involves the lives of many historical figures as Precious Stones are seen as signs of power, wealth and luxury. The history of birthstones and precious jewels have therefore played an important part in the lives of the great, not only on account of their beauty but because they contained the equivalent to a large sum of money and in times of danger could easily be concealed and carried from place to place.

View All of the Birthstones Here

Jewelry Pieces Every Woman Should Have

As with fashion where every woman needs specific items for her wardrobe every woman needs specific jewelry items.

We’ve come up with a list based on fashion and jewelry experts of what every jewelry box should have.

View the 9 Jewelry Items Every Woman Should Have

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Creating the Perfect Ring

To create the perfect ring it is necessary to know what makes up the part of the ring. Below are the parts of a ring and the ring setting. By changing your ring setting you can transform a ring into the one of your dreams.

 A Ring Overview

By understanding the parts and purpose of a ring you can create your perfect ring with ease.

  • The Stone will account for 75-90% of the overall cost of the ring.
  • The Setting holds the center stone. A strong precious metal is imperative in securing your investment.
  • The Band will endure the most wear over time since it’s in constant contact with the fingers and everything that the hand touches
  • The Stamp indicates the type and purity of the metal. All rings must have this.

Ring Settings

By knowing the type of ring setting you want you will able to talk to your jeweler with ease and decrease the possibility of a misunderstanding.

Prong Setting —The setting that lets the stone be the hero. It’s visible from all sides for maximum sparkle.

Cathedral/Contour Setting — Similar to prong but with rising slopes to protect the stone on two sides. Elegant and a little more secure.

Channel Setting — Stones sit between two parallels of metal. Visible, but not prominent. Allows the metal and stone to each have their own distinction.

Bar Setting — Harkens to the style and class of a bygone era. Features a thin metal bar that separates each stone but leaves the sides open to bring in light.

Bezel Setting — Timeless. A classic setting that draws attention to the stone, and away from itself, by framing it in precious metal.

Pavé Setting — Sophisticated, but subtle. Tiny metal beads hold each stone in its own discreet setting.

Tension Setting — This setting grips the stone with 65-95 pounds of pressure, creating the illusion that the stone is hovering in space.

Flush Setting — A high-impact, low-stress setting. Offers the security of small stones inside tiny holes.

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10 Things Jewelry Stores Won’t Tell You

1. MOST JEWELRY IS MARKED UP 100 PERCENT

Jewelry is a product that people don’t buy every day and jewelry stores only turn their pricey inventory about once a year, so the markup is generally 100 percent. (Unless you buy from a wholesaler like us.) The  50% Off Sale & Huge Sales at Jewelry Stores are not really sales. 

If you see a sale price in the newspaper, don’t fall for it. You will probably pay much more than the regular price. Some major retail jewelry stores, prior to a sale, will mark up diamond rings double or triple the normal selling price, then marked them half-price during a sale.  At Diamond and Gold Warehouse our Dallas Wholesale Diamond Rings and Dallas Engagement Rings are priced at the regular price. We don’t mark up our jewelry to bring it down just to make a sale.  Our Dallas Wholesale Rings and Dallas Engagement Rings are the best quality.  They are beautiful, vibrant in color and gorgeous on the finger.  The expression on her face when she sees your gift of love for her……is priceless.

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2. THE ‘WHOLESALE’ DIAMOND PRICE LIST

The trade isn’t happy that there is a price list for diamonds. The Rapaport Diamond Report is a necessary evil though, and all diamond dealers reference it when they sell. However, Rap sheet isn’t necessarily a wholesale diamond price list. There is a cushion built in so that jewelers have some room for profit now that jewelry customers have become savvier with their purchasing.  To get the best quality for your money in Dallas Wholesale Diamond Rings and Dallas Engagement Rings, come and see our selection at Diamond and Gold Warehouse.

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3. IT IS HARD TO GRADE A DIAMOND IF IT IS ALREADY SET

How good of a diamond do you need to buy? We will teach you everything you need to know about the Four Cs of Diamonds, but remember this: diamonds are graded UPSIDE DOWN. Even people who grade diamonds for a living can’t tell the color or clarity grade when the stone is right side up, which is the only way that you will ever see it once it is set in a ring.

4. CUT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ‘C’

The diamond quality factor that makes the most difference in the beauty of the stone is also the factor that makes the least amount of difference in its price: CUT

The cut of a diamond isn’t just its shape but the angles, proportion, and finish of its profile. The cut of a diamond determines how well the diamond handles light. When a stone is well cut, almost all of the light that goes in bounces around and comes back out, showing up as all those sparkles of brilliance. It is the same principle as a prism; the angles have to be exactly right to reflect the light back out at your eye.

5. FLUORESCENCE COSTS LESS (AND LOOKS BETTER)

The Gemological Institute of America did a study to test expert and non-expert opinions on diamond appearance and fluorescence (science). They showed diamonds with identical grades except fluorescence to a large group of dealers and asked them which was better. They couldn’t tell the difference, except when the color of the original diamond was in the yellowish range (K and down.) In those cases, the diamond dealers thought that the fluorescent diamonds had better color than they really did. You can make up for color with fluorescence, which is a positive factor, especially on your wallet. Furthermore, the Gemological Institute of America checked their database of diamonds and calculated what percentage had fluorescence, and found diamonds with fluorescence were rarer!

6. SIZE MATTERS, BUT IT GOES UP IN STEPS

Diamond pricing is based on rarity, so the bigger the diamond the more it costs per carat. But diamond prices don’t increase in a smooth rational curve. They go up on steps because people think in round numbers. The biggest step, not surprisingly, happens at 1.00-carat. People want a 1.00 carat diamond. They don’t want a 0.96-carat diamond. Therefore a 1.00 carat diamond costs a lot more per carat. And because cutters are trying very hard to hit that magic number, a lot of 1.00-carat diamonds aren’t very well cut. The cutters are trying to hold onto a few more points.

By choosing a 0.96-carat diamond you could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars. You still achieve the same effect, while saving money. Only a trusted jeweler will help you make these decisions during your diamond buying process.

7. SOME CERTIFICATES ARE JUST WORTH THE PAPER THEY ARE WRITTEN ON…

Diamond comparison shopping seems pretty straightforward. You get a grading report with the color, clarity, carat weight, and a little bit of cut information and you just take the best deal. There’s just one problem. There are a lot of companies that issue diamond grading reports. And they don’t all grade to the same standards. The most recognized standard for grading is the GIA and EGL USA.

8. BE CAREFUL OF JEWELRY APPRAISALS AND INSURANCE

There are many fine reputable skilled people who are jewelry appraisers, but appraisals are one of the jewelry industry’s many dirty secrets. Many of the appraisers are gemologists, not jewelers. They usually have a diamond master set and are fair at grading diamonds, but will often look up the price of the diamond on the Rapaport Sheet.

The problem is that they need to be able to grade fine colored gemstones and know the market, and many of them lack the market expertise. And if the jewelry being appraised is Estate jewelry, the ability to appraise the price is less. The reason is that they’re not taught appraisal skills at gemology school. They’re taught gem identification, which doesn’t include researching markets, how to find comparisons, what the differences are between retail replacement, liquidation, and estate values are. Their lack of knowledge in the jewelry market will hurt your appraisal.

However, this does not mean you want to stick with jewelry stores either.  The reason being is their conflict of interest. Most appraisals are done by retail jewelers, which usually means they are either selling the piece to you, judging a piece that their competition sold you, or evaluating a piece that you want to sell to them. The ability to be fully objective is nearly impossible.  On a side note always be careful of any appraisal from a retailer that gives a value for the item that is more than you are paying.

Why is the appraisal so important? When you are having your jewelry appraised for insurance purposes.  Undervalued jewelry or overpriced jewelry will cost you if something happens to the piece. Insurance companies could solve this issue by only accepting appraisals from really qualified people, but they don’t. And because many appraisers don’t understand the law or how insurance works, the appraisals are incomplete, which can cost you in the end.

The insurance company, in most cases, only has to replace your item, and the replacement is based on the pathetically inadequate description on the appraisal, using their own wholesale sources. You pay insurance based on the retail value of the piece; the insurance company buys it at wholesale (half) and gives it to you. To truly avoid any loss of value you need an insurance policy that specifies retail replacement at the place you bought the item. There is only one company that does that nationwide (although a few states require it of all insurance companies). That company is Jewelers Mutual of Neenah, Wisconsin, a non-profit mutual association.

It is in your best interest to trust a GIA or EGL USA grading report, and to be careful of other appraisers and the insurance you buy for that piece of jewelry.

9. THERE IS A NEW DIAMOND TREATMENT

There are diamonds made in a laboratory, but they are used mostly for industrial purposes. Space shuttle windows, grinding powder, super fast chips, stuff like that. Gem-quality synthetics aren’t cheap enough to be a threat. (The only ones we see are fancy yellows.) The main impact of synthetics on the gem diamond market is that the technology used to make diamonds can also be used to improve diamonds.

10. ALMOST ALL COLORED GEMSTONES ARE TREATED

Unlike the diamond industry, which is full of big, well-capitalized multinational mining companies, most colored gemstone miners are about one step up from a guy with a shovel and panning basket. (And in many cases that’s exactly who mines gems.) Therefore, production is pretty small and inconsistent and dealers have put a lot of effort into maximizing what they have. What that means for you is that whatever a colored gemstone looks like when it comes out of the ground, someone will try to make it look better.

The most ingenious example of this is high-temperature heating of ruby and sapphire. Both of these gemstones are the mineral corundum, which is aluminum oxide. The color is created by trace elements, chromium in the case of ruby and titanium and iron in the case of sapphire. When treaters take ruby or sapphire up close to the melting point, more of these trace elements are dissolved, basically (OK, there is some stuff about valence states, and oxygen does go in or out, but you get the general idea.) Heat maximizes the potential of what is already there, which is why the trade decided that it was an acceptable enhancement and could be sold as a normal product. Today, a lot of gems are heated, most at temperatures much lower than that required for ruby and sapphire, including tanzanite, citrine, aquamarine, tourmaline, and amethyst.

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