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The Perfect Pendant

I absolutely adore wearing pendants. A beautiful pendant can instantly add the wow factor to any type of outfit. My collection includes diamond, sapphire, ruby, purple amethyst, green amethyst, blue topaz, and garnet pendants. I like classically shaped pendants such as heart ones. My favorite pendant is the heart shaped diamond one my husband presented me with on our memorable honeymoon. Whenever I want to add sparkle to an outfit, I wear this stunning piece of jewelry. On this blog, I hope you will discover the amazing benefits of owning a variety of different types and sizes of pendants. Enjoy!


The Perfect Pendant

How to Find the Right Ring Retailer

by Natalie Fields

Which ring retailer is the best choice for your shopping needs? If you're not sure where to start your next jewelry search, take a look at the questions to ask right now.

What Type of Ring Do You Want?

Different jewelers have different specialties. Before you start to shop, think about what type of ring you want or need. The type of ring could include:

  • The occasion. Do you need an engagement ring? A wedding band? An anniversary option? The occasion or the meaning behind the ring has a significant impact on where you shop.

  • The gemstones. What type of gemstone (if any) do you want? Not only do you need to make sure the jeweler carries plenty of choices with the specific gemstone in stock, but you also need to learn more about the cuts, colors, and quality available.

  • The metal. Do you have a metal in mind? Popular picks include gold (yellow, white, and rose), platinum, palladium, sterling silver, tungsten, and titanium. Ask the retailer if they work with and supply the type of metal you want.

You may need to visit each of your potential jeweler choices before you select one retailer. Along with the preferred ring type, ask the jeweler if you can see samples that are similar to what you want.

Do You Want a Custom Ring?

Some retailers only carry stock rings — while others can design a custom creation. If you prefer a completely custom design, ask the jeweler:

  • How much involvement will the customer have in the design process? This is your custom creation. But you don't know much about jewelry design. Talk to the retailer about the collaboration process and how much involvement they want or expect from you.

  • How long does the design and creation process take? Are you on a timeline? If you need the ring by a specific date, ask the jeweler if they can work within your schedule. If not, you may need to select a stock option.

  • Do you have examples? Examples help you to get a better picture of the retailer's style and ability. The jeweler may have actual rings to show you or they may provide you with photos of their work.

If the jeweler doesn't offer a custom creation option, but you still want something that's more personal, ask about customization. Ring customization could include a specific combination of metals and gemstones, a mix of metals, a special gemstone cut, the gemstone's setting, or an engraved message inside of the band.