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Engagement Ring Do’s and Dont’s – 10 Tips

Engagement Ring Do’s and Dont’s – 10 Tips

1) DON’T – Ask about price

It’s always so exciting when someone close to you gets engaged! Although it’s never appropriate to ask the two love birds about the price tag. Instead, ask questions geared towards their proposal experience, or how the couple came up with the final ring design. Because in the end, the ring is a symbol of their love and commitment to each other.

2) DO – Tell your spouse if you don’t like the ring

With the endless options available in the jewelry industry, it can be an overwhelming process to choose the perfect ring for your spouse. With that said, it is possible to make a design decision that might leave your partner feeling disappointed. If you have been proposed to and do not like your engagement ring, never bite your tongue on this matter. It’s better to be honest upfront to prevent future resentment or arguments. Engagement rings are big investments and it’s important you wear a ring that you’ll be proud to wear for a lifetime. If you are particularly picky, perhaps discuss shopping for the ring together.

3) DO – Clean your ring regularly

Your everyday activities can affect the sparkle and shine of your ring. Anything from applying lotion, to sweating at the gym, all these factors build up germs and contribute to the dullness. There are gentle at-home remedies to clean your ring, but it’s always recommended to drop off your ring at the jewelers for a professional cleaning at least once a year. Another pro when dropping of your ring at the jewelers, is they will take the time to replace lost stones and fix loose prongs.

4) DON’T – Travel with your ring

It’s always a good idea to leave your diamond jewelry safe at home when traveling. Adjusting to different temperatures and environments can cause your finger to swell/shrink, which can easily cause your ring to discreetly slip off. If you do decide to travel with your ring, know when to wear it. Keep your engagement ring locked up in the hotel safe when going on outdoor activities and adventures. If you want to keep your ring at home while traveling, but don’t want to flaunt a bare finger, wear your wedding band.

5) DON’T – Be careless, diamonds CAN chip or fracture

Diamonds are known to be the hardest naturally occurring surface on earth. Do not be fooled by this definition. It is possible to accidentally chip or facture your diamond, as they are not truly indestructible. If your engagement ring is features a high mount, be especially careful when engaging in daily activities.

6) DO – Insure your ring

Accidents happen all the time. Whether you are at a restaurant and take off your ring to wash your hands, leaving it on the counter, or the center stone falls out – you never know what can happen. Just as you would get home insurance or car insurance, it’s important to protect your investment. We suggest you purchase insurance immediately after leaving the jewelry store. Your jeweler will provide you with an appraisal that will prove the rings value, which you then will submit to your insurance. It’s recommended to protect your investment sooner than later!

7) DO – Keep an eye on the setting

Are all your pave diamonds still in place? Is your center stone loose? It’s important to pay attention to your ring as occasionally the prongs could potentially loosen up. Regular maintenance is key to keeping your ring looking brand new for years to come!

8) DO – Set a reasonable budget

You’ve probably been dreaming of your engagement ring for a long time and want it to be perfect in every way. It’s important to set a reasonable budget before entering the jewelry store, as you can easily get distracted by options outside of your means. It is the responsibility of a trained professional jeweler to guide you towards engagement rings that keep you within your budget.

9) DON’T – Shop for loose diamonds online

While you might find low prices online, be weary. There is innovative technology which allows you to view a diamond with high tech 360 cameras, providing detailed angles and magnification. And while the pictures look great, and the specs seem perfect on paper, a diamonds essence is better seen in person. You never know what you gravitate towards until you see it in person. Shopping online is a great way to do research. When it comes to the final purchase of your loose diamond, be sure to contact a trustworthy diamond jeweler to assist you in your engagement ring shopping.

10) DON’T – Take your ring off frequently

There are certain situations where you should definitely take your ring off. For example, applying lotion to your hands could cause this lotion to pile up on your stone. But keep in mind the more you take off your ring, the more opportunity you have to loose it. Try your best to keep your ring on at all times to prevent loosing it!

Unique Wedding Bands for your Engagement Ring

Unique Wedding Bands for your Engagement Ring

Rose Gold and Yellow Gold Stack

Here’s a very classic, yet flirty way to enhance your diamond engagement ring. Create your stack using both yellow gold and rose gold diamond bands. For best results, be sure to have your jeweler match the bandwidth to your engagement ring. This will give the illusion of a wide band engagement ring.

Ladies 14k Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring

Emerald diamonds are the most elegant diamond cuts. This chunky diamond ring is one of our most popular diamond rings.

14k Gold Alternating Sapphire and Diamond Band

Looking for something blue? Blue sapphires are among the most popular gemstones.

Blue sapphires are very popular among royal families. This sapphire diamond band is the perfect addition to your very own personal crown jewels.

1.00cttw Marquise Diamond Anniversary Ring

This diamond ring is perfect for the edgy bridge! Marquise diamonds have a narrow shape towards the ends and becomes fuller in the middle. The best part – this elongated diamond shape usually appears larger than its carat weight!

Custom Baguette and Round Diamond Eternity Band

This dazzling diamond band is a custom creation! This wedding band is both elegant and modern.

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How to Stack Rings – Styling Stackable Rings

How to Stack Rings – Styling Stackable Rings

You can’t have a true ring stack without multiple rings. This of course might take time to accumulate your collection. What makes a good ring stack is using multiple rings at one time.

Browse our collection of STACKABLE RINGS here

Stackable Rings = The New Charm Bracelet

These days, stackable rings have become the new charm bracelet. With each milestone or accomplishment, you can purchase a ring to represent any memorable moment. This is a very special way to collect jewelry that you’ll be able to wear for a lifetime!

Why Should I Buy Expensive Jewelry

Here is why it ‘s a great idea to invest in high-quality jewelry. Costume jewelry, that is, jewelry bought at local fast-fashion stores, can tarnish quickly and possibly leave your skin looking green.

This can not only be embarrassing but causes you to always purchase jewelry over and over again. While purchasing fine jewelry might seem expensive upfront, in the long run, it’s a smarter investment that will last a lifetime.

When Should I Start My Stackable Collection?

Right now, of course! We have found that most women are only inspired to start their fine jewelry collection once they have been proposed to or are already in a marriage.

Perhaps this is because you’ve received a diamond engagement ring, and are introduced to the fine jewelry world at that time. There is no perfect age or moment in life to add sparkle into your jewelry collection!

We say, the sooner the better. What matters is that you choose jewelry items that are most sentimental and valuable to you, that way you will wear them forever.

BELOW ARE A FEW SIMPLE TIPS TO STARTING YOUR STACKABLE RING COLLECTION

1) Try Different Metal Colors

Diamond and Gold Warehouse is located in Dallas, TX and specializes in creating engagement rings, always at wholesale prices.

The easiest place to start when choosing stackable rings is selecting different metal colors. You’d be surprised how a bit of color can put a modern twist on a timeless piece. Whether it’s Rose Gold or Yellow Gold, try on these different colors to see what you like best!

2) Try Different Band Widths or Textures

Diamond and Gold Warehouse is located in Dallas, TX and specializes in creating engagement rings, always at wholesale prices.

Most of our clients are excited to add ultra thin diamond bands to their stack. And while we absolutely adore thin band rings, we also like to mix things up with our wider band widths. This adds a bit of visual contrast to your ring fingers.

If you’re not too fond of adding color to your ring stack, Texture is the easiest way to add visual interest. A variety of textures will make certain rings

3 ) Mix Different Gemstones

Diamond and Gold Warehouse is located in Dallas, TX and specializes in creating engagement rings, always at wholesale prices.

If you love the idea of adding color to your stack, then it’s a good idea to explore different gemstone rings. Not only do gemstones add a fresh and unexpected twist, they can also have beneficial metaphysical properties.

4) Write Phrases or Initials

Diamond and Gold Warehouse is located in Dallas, TX and specializes in creating engagement rings, always at wholesale prices.

We see diamond bands and eternity bands as the perfect way to start your ring collection. Recently, we’ve seen a spike in initial rings! This is a fun way to flaunt the initial of your significant other, or a beloved family member. In fact, you can even spell out phrases with you rings. Makes for a cool conversation piece!

5) You can never go wrong with Diamonds!

If you’re not a fan of colored metal or gemstones, stick with collecting all diamond bands. You can still collect a variety of styles and diamond shapes

Jewelry Pieces Every Woman Should Have

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.

Diamond Stud Earrings

Hoop Earrings

5/8ctw Diamond Hoop Earrings

Diamond Solitaire Pendant

Tennis Bracelet

14k Prong Set Round Diamond Tennis Bracelet

One of our most classic diamond bracelets, this prong set bracelet is truly timeless. This diamond bracelet is available in 11 sizes, ranging from 2.50cttw to 13.50cttw (2mm to 4.5mm).

Gold Bracelet

Gold Chain Necklace

Your Most Flattering Gemstone

2.55ct Oval Pink Tourmaline, 18k White Gold

The History of Birthstones

The History of Birthstones

their beauty but also on account of their virtues, as transmitters of good luck and to avert misfortune. The association of Gems with power, civil and religious adds to the mystery in the history of birthstones.

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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