Do’s & Don’ts For Engagement Ring Shopping 2017

Nearly three million engagements, with or without the typical “down on one knee, will you marry me” scenario, are played out in America alone every year. Any men’s who has gone through that will tell you the proposal was the easy part compared to selecting the RIGHT engagement ring which can be much more complicated and potentially stressful.

 

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Here at TopTanzanite we do everything to make you ring purchase journey as uneventful as possible, including producing the annual Tanzanite Engagement Ring: The Handy Guide Before Your Buy..

Set up your price ceiling! While we love tradition as much as anyone in the business, we say DON’T hold to that age-old three-month’s salary rule as a yardstick to measure the right ring. Grooms DO buy what you can afford. But DON’T ignore compromising on certain aspects, like the metal of the band if that helps with the pricing, a Tanzanite yellow gold ring is much more affordable than platinum. According to The Knot.com, the average amount spent on a ring in 2014 was $5,855, an increase of roughly $250 over 2013. Your lady-fair may be worth that and more– but she may not want you spending that much.oval-tanzanite-ring  we love the tradition of engagement rings, and asking the parents for permission to marry daughter, and having big weddings, etc. but some traditions are flexible, such as taking three months to check out rings. You know, drive from one jewelry store to another, from one mall to another; a lot of weeknight or weekend dates used up. We aren’t alone: approximately 60% of brides and grooms are now saying they DO their ring-buying research online instead. And why wouldn’t they? Look at the selection of rings we have within our user-friendly on-line catalog.

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But, if you are going to jewelry stores, remember the famous line from the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire and DO “phone a friend.” Ask what jewelry stores they have heard good and bad things about. Check with your local Better Business Bureau. DON’T forget to ask about the store’s policy on resizing and returns just in case “DON’T like it” is her response.

To avoid the last scenario, DO phone more than a friend. Contact relatives as well, to get tips and insights to your lady love’s interests. Does she like antique items? Or items with a wicked twist? Has she ever spoken of the type of ring she would like to have?

And the easiest way to DO this, is through an evolving tradition where couples are now looking together rather than leaving it all up to the groom to be.Now all you have to DO is select stone shape, ring setting, type of metal band (we offer yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold), and ring size. Don’t worry about selecting alone; we have experienced customer service reps who will gladly walk you through these steps.oval-tanzanite-ring In preparation, just as you might do car research in reference to horsepower and miles per gallon, DO take the time to read up on the four Cs: Cut, color, carat (weight), and clarity of gemstones.

If you did your homework on the 4Cs, you will learn that your Tanzanite gemstone is a delicate work of art & nature, and as such can be bruised easily or worse even, cracked. It is in your best interests that you DO NOT wear it when being active such as washing dishes, working with machines, etc. DO set aside a padded ring box to keep your Tanzanite ring from being scratched by any of your other rings.

round-shape-tanzanite-ringOne more thing, about the ring. DO think about custom rings. DON’T pass on a gemstone shape or setting because it wasn’t already combined. You can make it. It’s your engagement ring. Custom does not mean expensive.

After all is said and done, there is one more point, which actually is something you should DO as soon as you purchase a Tanzanite engagement ring (or even if you select another gemstone for that matter) and that is to insure the jewelry. Not to wish ill on you, but damage, theft or loss are realities of life and you need to protect your investment. And looking at this Tanzanite ring, it is beautiful, but it also an investment.round-tanzanite-ring Toptanzanite.com is a world leader in Tanzanite. From our collection of loose stones in all shapes and sizes to our complete jewelry collection with a design sure to fit every style, we are the best stop for all things Tanzanite. We involve ourselves at every step in the journey of Tanzanite, from mining, cutting, and polishing, all the way to setting in jewelry. And because of this our vast on line collection of fine Tanzanite gemstone and Tanzanite jewelry come at unbelievable prices.

But large quantities and lower prices do not mean that we compromise on quality. We shall never betray our customers. We carry a very rigorous procedure for quality control at all the stages of manufacturing to ensure that the best quality is delivered.We invite you to see for yourself by exploring our catalog at TopTanzanite.com.

16 Best Memorial Day Tanzanite Jewelry |Deals And Discounts For 2017

Memorial day/weekend is a time of remembrance and reflection, a time for families to gather, to launch family boats in the harbor, to hold bar-b-ques in the back yard and to be shown a million and one sales. TopTanzanite has a one in a million sale for you as well— in each of our 4 product categories.

Tanzanite Rings

Without reservation, the most popular use of Tanzanite gemstones are in ring settings.  The vibrant hues of blues and violets ranging from intense to a very pale baby color are showcased so well on bands of yellow gold, silver gold and rose gold.When in doubt, always go with a classic, such as this .70ct Pear Tanzanite Ring With .05ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold. The unusual lighter blue essence of this Tanzanite stone blends well with the white sparkle of six diamonds to create an extremely exquisite appearance.tanzanite-ringsTimeless and ageless, this 1.15ct Cushion Tanzanite Gent’s Ring with .2ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold fits in well with any occasion. The man who receives this as a gift knows he is appreciated.
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Encrusted on the band of this 1.1ct Emerald Cut Tanzanite Ring With .31ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold are 22 scintillating diamonds that are sure to light up a lady’s eyes as the love of her life pop’s the question.tanzanite-jewelry-for-saleStylish but sizzling is the aura that this 1.1ct Cushion Tanzanite Ring With .09ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold casts as the lady who wears it flows through a holiday party.white-gold-tanzanite-rings

Tanzanite Studs

Unlike regular earrings that hang from ears, the appearance of “floating” best describes stud earrings as they capture the attention of anyone near.
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Tanzanite Pendants

In general there are three necklace lengths: “standard” (16”), “princess” (18”), and “opera” (24”). Most times you would opt for the 18” length to give your Tanzanite gemstone room to hang freely, closer to your heart and to catch the eye of the one you would give your heart to.

Such a regal presence to this clear faced 1.25ct Oval Tanzanite Pendant With .48ctw Diamonds in 14k Yellow Gold. How many diamonds? 16 small and large diamonds to create a captivating corona effect.

tanzanite-pendantsTransform any dress into a ballroom gown that will be the talk of the party with this .95ct Pear Tanzanite Pendant With .415ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold. A parade of 39 diamonds create a commanding bridge to the barely there white gold chain.

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Imposing and impressive best describe this .78ct Emerald Cut Tanzanite Pendant with .02ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver. Even from a picture, you can see how the subtle silver chain infuses the violet blue with an electrifying shimmer.

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26 Diamonds cast a memorable image to encircle this 1.75ct Trillion Tanzanite Pendant With .06ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold. The lady who wears this commands attention from across the a dinner table or across a ballroom.

 

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Earrings are more than pretty baubles to hang on your ears. They can soften or sharpen your features. If your face is long, opt for our small round Tanzanite earrings; on the other hand ladies with square faces would do well to consider one of the many styles that we offer in long, dangling Tanzanite earringstanzanite-and-diamond-earrings

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tanzanite-hoop-earringsMemorial Day sales come and go. But the gift of Tanzanite that you purchase during our sale will be with you for years to come, serving not just as a striking fashion accessory, but also as an investment. Tanzanite is mined in only one place in the world, an area of about eight square miles in the Merelani Hills, near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and the city of Arusha in Tanzania.

That makes it a very rare and much in demand gemstone. And as the reserves dwindle, your investment will become more valuable, be it a ring, pendant, earring or even a Tanzanite stud.We invite you to see for yourself by exploring our catalog at  www.TopTanzanite.com.

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Engagement Rings Moving Away from Strictly Diamonds,Tanzanite a Favored Option

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Traditions are tried and true ways that “everybody has done it in the past.” But, apparently the times, they are a-changing. Modern brides, millennials top among them, are reportedly looking to distance themselves from the traditional look and expense of diamond engagement rings by favoring colored gemstones, and among them is Tanzanite.

The Vancouver Sun recently ran an interesting article, “In loving color: Coloured gemstones, diamonds a hot option for engagement rings” where  Amanda He, founder of the Vancouver-based fine jewelry brand Poppy Finch is quoted as saying “People now value and encourage individualism much more than a decade ago. We want to be who we are, and not be told what we should or shouldn’t be doing ”

Just as a flurry of colors now adorn bridesmaids from one wedding to another based on the personal style of the bride, so to can her engagement ring, something she will obviously wear quite often and as such it should be an expression of herself in today’s world and not a distraction from times gone by.

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Tanzanite is perfectly positioned to blend into this brave new world of wedding rings and bands which has become “much more pigmented than it used to be,” as described by the article’s author Aleesha Harris.

Tanzanite is of course, world-renowned for breathtaking tanzanite color, And its intense depth, and rarity.

Just gaze deeply at this 3 ctw Cushion Cut Tanzanite Ring with 0.42ctw in 14K White Gold in AAAA Grade. It makes a statement. The wearer of this ring has her life balanced among her roles and will boldly meet every challenge head on to the benefit of her partner and herself. She is no shrinking violet.

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There is also nothing old fashioned about this 1.5ct Trillion Tanzanite Ring With .11ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold. This is not your grandmother’s engagement ring. The twisted band gives it a trendy look which can fit in well with almost every kind of dress, whether formal or informal

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Tradition has held that the price range of the ring should equate to three times the groom’s salary. But the article reports such thinking is giving way for more affordable rings to allow for greater funds available for a home.

This .90ct Cushion Tanzanite Ring With .12ctw Diamonds in 14k Yellow Gold fits that bill precisely, at a current mid $500 price range, easily within a month’s salary of today’s hard working Millennial. And as modern as it looks with the wavy curvature of the band if you look closely it has a symbolic (traditional?) impression of two hands holding the gemstone in place.

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The Vancouver Sun article is an interesting read if you are looking for contemporary insights towards engagement rings. This is a big step in your life, representing a physical embodiment of your commitment to another person. For most, it is a one-time choice and should be made wisely.

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We at TopTanzanite stand ready to help you. Pleased explore our on-line catalog of engagement rings as well as wedding rings, pendants, and earrings at  http://www.toptanzanite.com/.

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Global Tour of Valentine Traditions

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In our previous blog, we suggested giving a Tanzanite gemstone as an alternative to chocolates, flowers, teddy bears and other traditional gifts for the upcoming Valentine’s Day Celebration. That is not so out of the ordinary when you consider that in some countries around the world there are different traditions honored.

In Denmark humor paves the way for love, as men send ladies “gaekkebrev.” No, not a flower or food item but a lighthearted letter featuring a rhyme or funny poem; it is composed on intricately cut paper and — this is central to the “gaekkebrev,” it is signed just with anonymous dots. If the lady can piece together enough clues from the written content and a pattern of the dots to determine the sender’s name, she earns an Easter egg in April.

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Of course, there is also a flower tradition, as sweethearts can give to one another “snowdrops” which are pressed white flowers.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve can be a negative connotation, but in South Africa, that is the point of Valentine’s Day. But instead of a heart, women pin the names of their love interest on their shirtsleeves, an ancient Roman tradition known as Lupercalia. In some cases, this is how South African men learn of their secret admirers.

The strangest tradition we found – and long since banned –  came from, of all places, France. The custom was known as “one lotteries glamor” (The Lottery of Love) where single women and men gathered in houses facing each other. They would pair off after yelling out to each other, A little weird but not strange, you say?

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If the man didn’t like his Valentine, in the end, he could desert her in the middle of the day.

No, it did not end even there. At night, the abandoned and not in a very romantic Valentine mood women would then set a bonfire ablaze, burning pictures of these men and curse them. As you can guess, things could and more often than not got out of hand. Eventually, the French government banned the practice altogether.

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Valentine’s Day traditionally plays out as a celebration of affection and respect that one person has for the other, with a gift as a physical representation. This year why not make that gift a special one in the form of a Tanzanite gemstone, in a setting of your choice as a ring, catalog earrings or pendant.

We offer a wide variety of stone shapes and designs, available on our catalog at http://www.toptanzanite.com/

Make Valentine’s Day Even More Special with Tanzanite

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Valentine’s Day gift giving on February 14th is a tradition. And traditionally the gift is either a simple card and chocolates, flowers, or a cute teddy bear. Why not honor the tradition but put an extra special twist this year to show her you care with the gift that most certainly does keep on giving, the Gift of Tanzanite.

A card will be put away in a drawer. Chocolates will either melt or be eaten. Flowers can be pressed & saved but most likely wilt and be thrown away. And Teddy will sit on a chair or between the pillows. But your Tanzanite gift will be worn at many special occasions for days, weeks, months and years to come. Always remembered. Always on display.

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For example, look closely at this  .78ct Round Tanzanite Ring with 4ctw Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold. Observe how the rose gold merges with the diamonds in the setting. Just as you two have combined your love. It is represented by the ring.

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But, what if the relationship has only just begun and perhaps a ring might be considered too forward at this juncture? Tanzanite is one of fine jewelry’s most adaptable gemstones. Consider this .45ct Trillion Tanzanite Pendant With .024ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver

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Perfect for a dinner date, but not so overbearing that it could not be worn at the office or to give her business attire just that extra bit of kick to keep all eyes on her during the monthly staff meeting.

Or, for the same reasoning, you might opt for these .70ctw Trillion Tanzanite Earrings with .048ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver.Instead of the bold, powerful Tanzanite blue, there is a more subtle, lighter hue. It lends itself to a less formal wardrobe, and an array of colors as such would be worn in a work environment. Plainly spoken, to the object of your affection, it says, “Hey, I like you,” without  “coming on too strong.”

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According to the Statisticbrain website, the average annual Valentine’s Day spending is a little over $13 billion. That includes 180 million cards and 198 million roses.

Here at TopTanzanite, we wish to help you stand out from the crowd of guys with cards and roses, perhaps even from the last partner of your true love and give her something extra special this year. As romantic as a ring, as personal as a pendant, as easy as earrings.

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Just fill in the parameters of your interests on our selection-friendly on-line catalog (or just browse, you have time) at http://www.toptanzanite.com/ . Whatever message you wish to convey, Tanzanite fine jewelry will make February 14th and every day after that a day that you will be fondly remembered.