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.

 

tanzanite-ring-symbol-of-love

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.

tanzanite-jewelry

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.

Tanzanite Earrings

Accelerate your beauty with tanzanite stone jewelry

tanzanite stone
Market trends and consumer inclinations both point towards the same conclusion – colored stones are back in the game and are giving steady competition to the much loved diamonds. What’s more? Even the so-called precious colored gems – sapphires, rubies and emeralds – are now facing stiff competition from other colored quartz’, topaz, peridots etc. Fashion jewelry calls for a constant change and dynamism in style and appearance and that is what it is getting from the wide variety of crystals now available in the market.

On the top of this gradually changing trend is the tanzanite gemstone. Exhibiting astounding beauty in color and clarity, tanzanites are amongst the rarest stones in the world. After its recent advent into the gemstone market, tanzanite has made itself a place in both statement and daily wear jewels, with a rapid entry in the fashion jewel lines of jewel stores and designers.

Tanzanite Jewelry

In the top two most loved colored gems in all of the United States of America, tanzanite jewelry is just what every woman’s wardrobe needs to accelerate her appearance and style! Not only is it a hue of such royal blue which is unmatched in the other gems available, but it also displays flashes of violet and crimson because of its pleochroic properties – all of this at surprisingly reasonable prices when compared to sapphires.

You name it and tanzanite jewelry has entered jewel displays as a part of that jewel category – studs, drop earrings, chandeliers, rings, pendants, tennis bracelets and more! Fashion with tanzanite is a part of every latest trend.

Tanzanite Earrings

Stud earrings and rings are at the top of the graph, with the oval cut tanzanite featuring in both equally. As a rough stone tanzanite isn’t available in large sizes so it happens to work better in jewels that require smaller carat gems. Tanzanite studs can be carried off by everyone, they work charmingly in every occasion and are both minimalist and classy.

tanzanite ring

Tanzanite rings are not only a part of the daily wear sections of displays – no, they have flooded to the wedding jewel categories as well! Every bride wants to be the center of attention on her wedding day in the most unique and striking way possible. What is better than giving her that combination of chic style and glamor through her wedding band itself! Blue gems encrusted in an eternity wedding band symbolizes perpetual love, new beginnings and with all this they can be worn on your finger for the rest of your life without you worrying about if they match your outfits! That’s the beauty of tanzanite blue – it flatters and enhances every ensemble without coming in the way.

Statement and fashion jewelry uses tanzanite as a doorway to color. Multi stone pieces – most often with diamonds – are tanzanite’s claim to fame in this department. The sparkling blue sets off the clear grey and gives an air of regal and majestic poise. All you have to do is add a touch of vintage style or some contemporary metal elements and you have yourself the perfect statement jewelry to impress your colleagues.

Ladies, this is your time to shine and all you men out there – go get her something blue!

Tanzanite stones

Treatment of Loose Stones

 

Zoisite Tanzanite Rough Stone

A relatively recent addition to the gemstone market, tanzanite’s limited origin and brilliant blue color has helped it climb the jewel market ladder with great speed. A stone so much rarer than even diamonds, tanzanite in the past decade has owned the position of the second most loved colored gem in the United States, preceded only by sapphire.

Marking Tanzanite
What few people are fully aware of, is the fact that when rough tanzanite is mined from the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro, more often than not it doesn’t look at all as it does in the market. Instead freshly mined rough tanzanite loose stones are a dull yellow-brown in color, and it takes skill to even differentiate it from the base rock at times.

If you’ve been scouting the market to buy tanzanite stones, you should have a decent idea of the treatments it goes through. Loose tanzanite gem stones are the hardest to sell as they have no embellishments masking its flaws, so often jewelers tend to overcompensate for these by excessively treating the rough stone – increasing its outer beauty but degrading the value and quality.

Once mined, rough tanzanite stones are heated to approximately 500 degrees (sometimes even more depending on the quality of the stone) in crucibles. This treatment causes changes in the crystal, and once the treatment is complete and the gem is taken out and cooled, its changed properties are retained permanently. Depending on the degree of heat it bears, its color intensifies – changing it from the dull brown to a permanent blue (ranging between pale sky blue, rich cobalt and violet).

Bruting Tanzanite
This treatment can also be done once the rough stone is faceted – that is once it has been cut to the desired shape and its outer planes have been angled ideally to maximize refraction (hence its sparkle).

Treatments impact the color to a great degree, but not all tanzanite gems are blue. Heat treatment doesn’t change the color of the rough stone, it only brings out and intensifies the already existing shade. Hues range from blues to violets to red-purple, some even with tints of grey, brown and green. Even so, the most valuable still remains the deep blue ones.

Tanzanite is originally a form of zoisite – chemical composition and all. Its name is specific to this crystalline form, which means that its properties are the same as that of zoisite – originally a rock that is brown, pink or grey in color.

Polish Tanzanite
Of course, don’t be fooled, tanzanite loose stones do come out of the ground in their original blue shade as well; having been naturally heated inside the earth by the temperatures of Mt. Kilimanjaro – a volcanic mass in itself. It just so happens that even though naturally blue tanzanite is most valuable, treated tanzanite has been accepted by the market as the next best option.

Blue Tanzanite
Lastly, while heat treatment is accepted, there are other measures taken by jewelers and distributers to enhance the color and shine of the tanzanite. When heated, tanzanite crystals tend to ‘crackle’, which is every miner’s nightmare as it loses its value. Hence they use other techniques – such as coating the gem with cobalt and the like. If you’re shopping for loose stones, keep a check on quality and make sure you get a certificate of authenticity.

Emerald Cut Stone

How to Find the Gemstone You Prefer To Wear

Finding your own personal preferred gemstone isn’t as easy as it may seem, but neither is it a complex decision. Though the beauty of jewelry without gems is age old, the addition of the appropriate gem can add to the jewelry its own identity in terms of when it’s used and how much it stands out in a crowd.

In today’s day and age, the more unique and individual your accessories are, the more they are appreciated, so try and find your own style! Do you usually dress casual, are you smitten with certain colors or fashion styles and of course most importantly are you shopping for a gem to wear to a special occasion, a night out on the town or to spruce up your daily outfits. It is amazing how greatly the answers to these questions can help you chose a precious stone to adorn.

Emerald Cut Stone
For example, if you are shopping for a special occasion then invariable people tend to go with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and other gems that are associated with timelessness with a pinch of royalty. These remain an ideal choice, but you can always mix and match the brilliant greens and the crimsons making yourself a jewel set that is one of a kind. You can also look at less common gems like lapis lazuli and tanzanite for blues, amethyst for its subtly lilac and ambers fresh ochre to complement the others as well as your outfit.

This mixing and matching also helps ease the strain on your pockets, as the budget will considerably drop when you pick a few top grade gems and put them together with economical ones.

Tanzanite Loose Stone
If you are looking for something for casual wear, the most highly recommended choice would be stones that are easy to maintain, not too expensive so that you don’t need to constantly worry, and colors that go with most of your wardrobe. For example if you’re the kind who wears greys, blacks and blues as work formals, go with something that adds a little colour! On the other hand if you tend to dress in t shirts and denims you could wear something as traditional as a diamond or a sapphire just to class it up and be unconventional.

Besides just categories like casual, formal and elaborate, there are also such a variety of historical eras and geographical areas as well as astrologically defined luck stones to choose from – adding up to endless possibilities in terms of what you could wear and what your look should be. You could add to your collection your birthstone depending on the month that you were born, or maybe pick a combination of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that reflect a last section of Asian royalty.

Then there is always considerations such a weight of a piece that comes into play when you’re buying it for regular use. On the flip side, the cut, color, clarity and carat cannot ever be disregarded as that established the gems value. It all boils down to the fact that when you’re choosing gemstones, make sure you buy ones that you will use and that will make the statement that you want them to make.

Benefits of Buying Loose Stones Online

Tanzanite Loose StonesTravelling is a joyful experience when the person is interested, the company is good & the motto is clear. Well these days’ people roam around for explorations & fun, but it’s rare to wander for shopping, especially Gem kinda stuff. Now it’s because online marketing has just eased up the things & opened gates of international market on a single screen. Let’s be on the topic, travelling for Gem buying is not a logical proposal nowadays. Likewise Tanzanite, a rarest gemstone on the planet found only at a single place near foothills of Kilimanjaro in Africa, is not that very great to voyage all the way especially, when it’s just a click away. Yes, toptanzanite.com being largest online inventory for Tanzanite is the best place to purchase December Birthstone.

We do have a variety of jewels crafted & wide range of loose stones as well. There are number of benefits in buying them online. Firstly, the assurance on quality is there, as we provide the best an deal into internally flawless & flawless Tanzanite only. Secondly, it saves time & money, it’s because one can place order anytime anywhere & can select from the available sales & offers on the purchase. Thirdly, it’s not mandatory that all buyers have the clear idea about the Tanzanite’s quality & originality, one has to go through lab test & other methods for that. But here at toptanzanite.com we provide you the tested genuine gem from Kilimanjaro.

One can understand it very clearly that going to a jewelry shop for buying loose stones, & facing that street traffic, parking, investing time in choosing manually & finalizing it at the best price is very impractical. That’s the reason we have done the homework for you. Here we make you available with variety of Tanzanite Gem on a click, whatever is the shape you require Pear, Oval, Round, Square, Trillion, Princess Cut etc. and in variety of sizes as well. So what are you waiting for? Come explore with toptanzanite.com & buy your class of magnificent gem.