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/.

Let Tanzanite & January Be Your Doorway to the New Year

January, when you think of it, is the doorway or even the doorman (woman? person?) that welcomes you into a new year of dreams, goals, accomplishments and interactions. It is a new beginning for relationships, even on-going ones, so why not celebrate that with one of the newest and most popular gemstones in recent history: Tanzanite!

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Having read this blog before, you may be aware of the Tanzanite story. It was discovered in 1967 and found in only one place, a small 20-mile tract of land in Tanzania; “blue zoisite” (its scientific designation) was a virtual overnight success in the world of fine jewelry based on the captivating blue presence the gemstone offered to owners.

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Consider the blue shadings of this eye-catching .22ct Marquise Tanzanite Ring with .224ctw Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold.

Marquise Tanzanite Ring

Or imagine the unique look of these 4.2ctw Cushion Tanzanite Earrings with 1.13ctw Diamond in Yellow Gold as they swing from delicate ears.. Cushion Tanzanite Earring

Tanzanite also owes its success in part to its name, thanks to Tiffany & Company. Fully aware of the blue gemstone’s potential as an international seller, Tiffany struck the deal to become its main distributor, but in doing so renamed it to “Tanzanite” to focus on the rarity and sole location as a powerful selling point.

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But, do you know the story of “January” and how it got its name?  The Roman god of doorways — those both opening & closing, was named Janus. He is usually depicted as having two faces since he looks to the future and the past. And is not January the doorway to look into the new year while still looking back at the previous year?

In Latin, the word is Januarius. In Middle English it became Januarie.

Therefore, January represents a unique new beginning for the year and to relationships (new or existing). What better way to symbolize this to your beloved that he or she is also unique, than with such a rare gemstone as Tanzanite?

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For example, how rare is it to see a pendant with two diamond-studded bars connecting to a chain such as this .40ct Princess Cut Tanzanite Pendant with .448ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold.

Princess Cut Tanzanite Pendant

With any of the gemstone jewelry pictured in this blog, you may easily elevate the otherwise normal attire of your partner by mixing in the high-end styling that Tanzanite ownership offers. And January is a uniquely timely month to do so. TopTanzanite makes finding the appropriate fine jewelry item as easy as 1-2-3: go to our on-line catalog at http://www.toptanzanite.com/ ; use our drop down options on style and pricing; select from a user-friendly catalog of rings, pendants, and earrings.

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own piece of tanzanite jewelry?

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Tanzanite Design your own

 

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own piece of tanzanite jewelry?  Do you have that special style in mind that you can’t seem to find in jewelry stores or anywhere online but you know it would be that perfect look for you?  Dream no longer!  Top Tanzanite has stepped out of the world of ordinary and into the world of making jewelry dreams come true.

Unless you are fortunate enough to be a jewelry designer or buyer dealing with jewelry manufacturers, it is almost impossible to build your own piece of jewelry.  You have to settle for the stone choices and styles created by others, which may or may not be what you had in mind when you set out shopping for the next piece of jewelry to add to your collection.  We at Top Tanzanite are changing that by opening our office doors in New York City and inviting you inside!  Not only will retail buyers of jewelry and loose gemstones be able to walk into the unknown world of a top supplier and sightholder of tanzanite and see where the magic of jewelry and gemstone buying happens, you will too.

Each and every one of us is different.  We have different tastes in all sorts of things including, but not limited to, food, clothing, music and cars.  The same is true for gemstones and jewelry.  What is beautiful to others may not be beautiful to you, and vice versa.  When you come to our office, we will have a large assortment of tanzanite for you to choose from so you can find the perfect shape, size and color for your jewelry.

Once you have chosen the tanzanite, or set of tanzanite, that catches your eye, it’s time to tell us what type of jewelry you want to make with it.  We have a large assortment of designs we will show for you to either choose from, or to give us an idea of the type of design you want us to make for you.  If you have chosen one stone, we will help you with a ring or pendant.  If you have chosen multiple stones, which we will help match for your set, we can show you bracelet, earring and necklace designs as well.  Once you have finished choosing the tanzanite and design, we will get started making it and have it to you in a short amount of time.  We know you will be excited to show it off to the world, and we will be excited to see that smile on your face when you see your personally designed tanzanite jewelry!

Maybe you aren’t interested in designing jewelry, but want to pick a loose tanzanite for your collection?  It is our pleasure to help you with your loose tanzanite shopping too!  Most of us have to buy loose gemstones from the internet, which is fine when you are buying from a reputable source, because we aren’t given the opportunity to make our selections in person.  But for gemstone enthusiasts, wouldn’t it be an incredible experience to walk into an office and view a large assortment of loose tanzanite and know you can pick the gemstones you want? Just let us know the preferred shape, size, color or weight and we will have an assortment ready for you when you arrive.

Where do you sign up?  Go to www.toptanzanite.com/contact-us.html to request an appointment.  Let us know what you are looking for whether it is a specific shape or weight of tanzanite or a specific style of jewelry.  Maybe you won’t know exactly what you are looking for until you see the tanzanite that speaks to you, making your creative mind will run wild with ideas!  If this is the case, just let us know if there is a price range you want to stay within and we will help you with the rest.  We are located in the heart of the diamond district in New York City so make sure to set up an appointment to visit us during your next trip and be on your way to making your tanzanite jewelry dreams come true!