Common Ring Questions
How much should I spend?
Engagement rings can be made in just about any price range, there is no right or wrong budget. The average price of an engagement ring is roughly $7500, but it truly depends on what you are comfortable spending. We have many financing options to help make the process easy and provide affordable monthly payments.
How do I figure out the proper finger size?
There are many tricks to guess the proper ring size. Going to a reputable jeweler to have it sized may be the most accurate. However, sometimes that is not an option. We offer a complimentary sizing ring kit, which will be mailed directly to you upon request.
How do I insure my ring?
All rings will automatically have an appraisal generated and sent to you. We recommend putting it on your home owners or renters insurance. If that is not an option, our partner company BriteCo offers immediate insurance on your ring. Click here to learn more.
If I don’t want a diamond for the main stone, what are my options?
Traditionally wedding rings feature a diamond for the main stone. However, there are many other options to choose from. Recently, the new stone trend is lab grown diamonds. These are made up of the exact same properties as a naturally formed diamond, test as a natural diamond, and sparkle like crazy. People are opting for these lab grown diamonds, not only for the huge price savings, but also for the benefit of being able to comfortably afford a larger stone.
For the client that wants something more unique, rose cut diamonds are popping up all over Pinterest. A traditional round cut diamond contains 58 facets or “cuts”, where these unique stones have anywhere from 3-24 facets. Unlike a traditional diamond, these stones are much flatter in depth, causing less light refraction. Causing these antique cut diamonds to produce a more lustrous look versus an array of sparkle.
Gemstones come in every color and are used for center stones more than ever. We recommend looking at sapphires if you desire a colored main stone. Sapphires come in just about every color, minus red. They are going to be the hardest material next to a diamond, so you can be at ease knowing the strength of your stone is the strongest compared to any other colored gem.
What are the different ring metal types?
Our handcrafted rings are created with 14 or 18 karat white, yellow, or rose gold. In its purest form of 24 karats, gold is quite soft. To enhance durability and to achieve the desired colored metal, different alloys are added to the gold. 14 karat gold is made up of 14 parts solid gold and 10 parts other metal alloys, and 18 karat gold, 18 parts gold and 6 parts other alloys. 14 karat gold will be a little bit stronger than 18 karat, but will not be as rich and warm looking as 18k yellow or rose gold. Either metal is a wonderful option and is based off of personal preference. Yellow and rose gold will not change color, but white gold will turn a slight yellow color once its outer plating starts to wear off. This is easily fixed with a deep clean and rhodium plate.
Platinum is a malleable, highly unreactive, and heavier precious metal. It will never discolor or tarnish. Because it is denser, it makes it up to four times stronger than white gold. With it being 95% pure it is classified as hypoallergenic, and highly recommended to anyone with metal allergies. This metal has a bright white luster and with normal wear will take on a soft silvery look, known as a patina finish. This can easily be polished out to create a white bright shiny appearance. Platinum is a unique metal that gets stronger over time. Unlike gold, platinum will not lose metal each time it looks “scratched”. It actually becomes stronger each time the metal is displaced. Gold can break, but platinum will bend making it an ideal metal for those that may be hard on their jewelry.