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.

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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.

3 ctw Cushion Cut Tanzanite Ring

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

Trillion Tanzanite Ring

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.

Cushion Tanzanite Ring

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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Why Are Emerald Engagement Rings So Special

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Of the four precious gems known to man – diamond, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, the last is the softest, hence often worn with diamonds to balance strength. Nevertheless, the emerald is considered more valuable when compared carat for carat with diamonds.

This infamous variety of beryl which is a vibrant verdant in color, is an all season stone which can brighten your mood is the deadest of winters. Associated closely with prosperity, harmonious living and balance, May’s birthstone has become a frequent visitor of the red carpet.

Interestingly, along with its associations with royalty and glamour, emerald has recently been a favorite of bridal jewelry – especially engagement rings. Its fresh new look as compared to the diamond, as well as its timeless color that makes you feel like spring is right around the corner adds the most interesting twist to the otherwise stately stone.

Emerald engagement rings of mainly two types exist – one where the gem replaces the diamond as the central solitaire and another where the solitaire diamond is retained, but is encircled by a ring of round or trillion cut emeralds, giving a gorgeous combination of grey and green, each complementing the other.

Emerald center stone rings are often flanked by smaller diamonds on either side – either a three stone or a five stone setting. The refreshing new look of emeralds worn by a bride-to-be, instead of the diamond that the industry has so successfully marketed as the wedding stone is one that most of us cherish. Adorned by celebrities like Halle Berry with style and confidence, emerald engagement rings have become a new age fashion statement.

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The side stone ring is one that was a part of fashion in the early 1900’s, particularly the style with a central round cut diamond surrounded by a halo of emeralds. An addition of a second precious gem to the wedding bands gives you even more design options and combinations, adding color to your choice in style and setting.

Like all other gems, emeralds also have a deeper meaning – in specific emerald engagement rings. They are closely bound to the belief of loyalty, adoration and true love – many even believing that its changing color can warn you when your spouse is unfaithful and faltering.

The root of the meaning of emerald is ‘the green of growing things’, symbolizing a love that not only will last forever, but will continue to grow and strengthen as time passes. This precious stone has its ancestries in ancient cultures dating back to 4000 BC.

Its extraordinary representation of all things lovely is supplement by it being the sacred stone of Goddess Venus, and a metaphor for the preservation of love and hope alike.

Christened as the official color of 2013, though emerald seems to be a new trend in the market and in the hearts of buyers, its charm dates back to the times of Kennedy, who proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier with a 2.84 carat emerald ring. From it being Cleopatra’s favorite gem all the way to it reaching Hollywood through Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde, the emerald has marked its territory.

Believe what you want, but which ever page of the book you turn to, all fingers point towards the emerald as a special stone to present to the one you love!

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35 Best Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

Love is a timeless and solemn feeling and the first ceremony to get your relationship an official acknowledgement is the ‘Engagement Ceremony’. This is one special day when each and every one of us put hard core efforts to make other feel at the top of the world.

Engagement Ring is a ‘one piece jewel’ which not only makes your loved one feel complete but also has the potential to turn heads around. This one thing never goes out of trend and the exciting and enthralling aspect it maintains can woo your girl to any extent. And if we come to celebrities, there are certain times when they are completely engrossed in wedding fever. Rash of engagements have followed this season where the only thing that caught attention was their 15 carat diamond stunners decked up in their beautiful fingers. These fashionistas have always caught hold on eyes with their captivating gems from expensive rocks to illuminating sparkles. The ring fever has reached to such heights where relationships come and go but this ornament marks its presence in the media and stay there forever making it an anecdote.

These rings are now directly allied to the status symbol of the celebrities. The more expensive and fashionable the ring is, more media and attention it draws from the world.

The royal couple Prince Williams proposed his girlfriend, now wife Kate Middleton with a royal 18 carat Sapphire. The interesting story behind this ring was that it was the same ring which her mother Princess Diana wore when she was engaged to then Prince Charles.

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Kanye West got designed a 15 carat diamond ring exclusively to propose his fiancé Kim Kardashian to make her feel special on the D-day which was estimated to have cost around $3 million.

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Kaley Cuoco also got her finger adorned with a traditional 2.5 carat diamond gifted by her professional tennis player husband Ryan Sweeting.

Kaley's 2.5-carat diamond

Jennifer Aniston also holds attention with her 8 carat diamond ring gifted by her fiancé Justin Theroux.

Jennifer’s 8-carat radiant-cut center diamond

Muse Matthew also surprised his girlfriend Kate Hudson with a huge rock ring worth $200,000 shining on her ring finger.

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There are certain exhibitionist celebrities displaying their engagement rings in media to grab public’s attention.

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Jason Sudeikis also proposed Olivia Wilde with an emerald to impress her after a year of dating.

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Scarlett Johanson was caught engaged when she was spotted wearing a vintage style diamond stunner gifted by her French journalist husband Romain Dauriac.

Scarlett Johansson Engagement Ring

Christopher French proposed the High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale with a 4 carat emerald cut diamond.

Ashley Tisdale Engaged to Boyfriend Christopher French

The most popular couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie commonly known as ‘Brangelina’ celebrated their special day with an exquisite engagement ring worth of $500,000.

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Most admirable Beyonce was proposed by his forever love Jay-Z with an 18 carat diamond ring costing worth $5 million.

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These are few of the astonishing and whopping engagement rings of celebrities. These rings are eye catchers which always embellish on these beauties being a part of their breathtaking personality.

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10 Quick Tips About Diamonds

Diamonds are and will always be a perfect option to attract woman. Its alluring shine is enough to dazzle the viewers and let them praise it. The market for diamonds have been on a constant rise. But, it is better to buy them carefully as fake diamonds are also seen scattered around the market to dupe you. Below are 10 quick tips about diamonds that will give insight into the real world of diamond shopping.

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  1. Looking for an exotic diamond shape is essential because of its quality level. And if it is decorated with smaller gemstones or diamonds around them; then, the beauty gets doubled. Some of the most famous ones are Marquise, Asscher, Princess, Emerald shape, and even rounds. Indeed, the shape is quite important as it decides the overall look of a jewelry piece.Diamond cuts
  2. Another important aspect of diamond buying is paying attention to its cuts. The more cuts a diamond will have, the higher quality it is. This is the reason that GIA cut grading scale is getting essential to measure the quality. One should always go for diamonds that are rated very good or excellent on this scale. After all, you would be investing in such beautiful stones and should have better quality ones.
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  3. An important part of 10 quick tips about diamonds is taking certification for these stones. A diamond jewelry accompanied with a certificate is always considered authentic. Indeed, they will have description about the exact weight of diamonds and their clarity level. This will give you an idea about the authenticity of the price charged for that jewelry piece.
  4. The color of a diamond matters a lot as it affects the overall appeal of the jewelry. In this category, D is the most flawless and white colored diamond that dazzles look magnificent. On the other hand E and F are also in whitish tone as seen with naked eyes. While, the G to H color has tints of yellow that are not visible much and I to J will always have yellowish appeal. It is always better to know about diamonds before buying as you may not get trapped by jewelers and pay more for a lesser quality diamond.
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  5. The weight of the diamond matters a lot as it decides the price. It is important to have a complete detail about the carat weight of the diamond as it will give an idea about the rates that have been charged for it.
  6. Now, clarity is another thing has marked the reputation of this exotic gemstone. It is better to have diamonds that are measured as VS or VVS on the clarity scale because they are known to be brilliant creations.
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  7. If you have the perfect diamond and do not get a creative design that represents modern trends; then, having them will not reap any benefit. The setting of the diamond is equally important as compared with its clarity level. Certainly, designs should be like this that they fetch appreciation.
  8. Having a diamond with an 8 heart and arrow patterns is like having an ideal masterpiece. On seeing them through the lens from above, you can identify 8 arrows; while, checking them from down, you can identify 8 hearts. This kind of diamond is being cut with much finesse and is the best among all in the market.
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  9. The associated metal used in supporting diamond also matters a lot because its strength of holding diamonds decides the length of fixed pieces. However, these beautiful gemstones are best suited for gold of 14karat and 18karat. Apart from this, they can also be used in platinum, which is stronger than gold.
  10. Buying a diamond jewelry is a passion for woman as it enhances their overall looks. The fascination level is so much that one might skip the chance of accessing an authentic jeweler. With the availability of fake diamonds in the market, it is necessary to go for a reputed jeweler’s holding certificate of registration from a well know association.

It is the most precious stone that has managed to carve a niche for itself in the jewelry market. From its origin around Godavari, Krishna, and Penner rivers in India around 6000 years back, it has been cut and polished for modifying to different shapes. With rich history of diamonds, giving it as a gift is the best option for people.