June 24, 2019 by muzijewelry
A wedding ring is a sign of lifelong commitment
How to buy wedding ring that is unique? A wedding ring is one of the most meaningful jewelry pieces you will ever wear. Usually a wedding ring is given during the wedding ceremony and symbolizes a couple’s commitment to each other. Wedding rings are most commonly made of precious metal, and the woman’s wedding ring is often decorated with diamonds. There is a wide variety for a wedding ring to choose from in terms of metal type for the wedding band, the ring setting, and the kind of loose diamond mounted onto the wedding ring. Some people prefer a classic wedding ring with yellow gold or white gold wedding bands. Yet some choose a more modern design and prefer titanium rings or an eternity ring. The most popular diamond shapes for a wedding ring is a Cushion cut diamonds or Princess cut diamonds. Whichever ring design would perfectly match you as a couple, there is something out there for you.
A wedding ring comes in many forms
Some people prefer a classic and simple wedding ring made of a precious metal when they buy wedding ring, without diamonds and often has an inscription to make it more personal. For a diamond wedding ring, the most common designs are eternity rings, three-stone-rings and solitaire diamond rings. Eternity rings have diamonds set along the entire ring band symbolizing a love that never ends. Three-stone-rings are wedding rings set with 3 diamonds: one center diamond and two shoulder stones which are often Pear Shaped diamonds. Solitaire rings have only one center diamond mounted onto the ring such as a 6 carat diamond ring with only a radiant cut diamond. The Round Brilliant Cut makes for a more classic diamond wedding ring, and fancy shapes such as the Cushion Cut have a more modern feel.
Precious metals for precious wedding rings
The most common precious metals for wedding rings are yellow gold, white gold, platinum and rose gold. Note that with a J color diamond the color will be more visible with white gold rings. Conversely, D color diamond may look slightly colored when set onto a yellow gold wedding ring.
Ring settings and Diamond Shapes
To hold the diamond in place, you have to choose a ring setting for your wedding ring. The most commonly used setting is the prong setting, often for solitaire engagement rings. Three or more metal prongs are bent over and shaped so that they rest against the crown just past the diamond’s girdle. Another option is the bezel setting which holds the diamond firmly in place with a metal ring that encircles all sides of the stone. Round Brilliant Cut diamonds are most commonly set in wedding rings. However, today we are seeing more and more Princess Cut diamond rings, Cushion Cut diamond rings and even eternity rings completely set with 2 carat diamond Asscher cuts.
Buy loose diamonds and ring design separately
Say you want to buy wedding ring that is a 10 carat diamond, then we advise you to purchase the loose diamond and have it mounted onto a wedding ring separately. This will save you considerably compared to buying a finished 10 carat diamond ring. This is because it gives you more control over the exact features of the diamond quality regarding the 4Cs – carat, color, clarity and color – and the ring itself such as which metals to use.
How to find the perfect modern wedding ring
This might be one of the questions every couple will have before their wedding: how to buy wedding ring perfectly? In addition, what would you do with that precious sparkling engagement ring? Because when the person you love kneels down on one knee to propose to you with a stunning engagement ring you know it is one you want to wear forever…
June 12, 2019 by muzijewelry
Ah, the wedding ring. It’s the one piece of jewelry that’s supposed to encompass all the feelings you have for the person you love most in the world, the one item you’re supposed to wear every single day until you die.
No pressure or anything.
Needless to say, selecting a wedding ring can be challenging, and there are endless options, metals, designs, and additions you can make. And it can be expensive, too: The average American couple spent $1,000 on the bride’s wedding ring band in 2013, and another $500 on the groom’s.
The good news is that there are a surprising number ofaffordable wedding ring sets options — so many, in fact, that I wish I’d written this post six years ago before I got married.
I wear my great-grandmother’s ring as an wedding engagement rings, and my husband purchased a pretty pricey wedding ring to match it. I love my wedding set, but looking at all the options below, I know there are many more choices for brides today that are just as beautiful and far more affordable.
Tips to Find Wedding Bands Within Your Budget
Before deciding on a wedding ring, there are a few things you should do first:
Know your budget: All the costs surrounding a wedding can be completely overwhelming, but you don’t want to forget about adding a wedding ring to your budget. After all, that’s a pretty important part of it! Take a look at your cash flow and your projected costs for your wedding. Figure out what you can afford to spend from your savings (because financing a wedding ring isn’t the best option) and then go from there. Once you know your price point, you can see what types of rings fit into that budget.
Compare prices: There are so many retailers that sell wedding rings, from handmade sellers on Italo to big stores like Wal-Mart and Amazon. Price compare everywhere and as much as possible. Don’t forget to factor in other costs like sales tax, shipping, return shipping, and shipping insurance should you require it.
Read reviews: A ring might start out great, but will it last over time? After all, even 25-cent rings from the grocery store look pretty cute on the first day. Ask yourself, “What are the most durable metals?” These are all answers you can find through reading reviews and doing research. Some metals, like sterling silver, require more polishing and upkeep to look shiny and bright — but if you don’t mind that, you can find some gorgeous wedding bands for a fraction of the price of more precious metals.
Check the return policy: You do not want to be locked into your wedding ring purchase, so get one that has a very generous return policy (and I don’t mean a seven-day return policy.) You need to make sure your fiance and you like your rings and especially like the fit of the ring. You also need to make sure no stones fall out and that it looks as you hoped it would in person if you ordered it online. Even if you are madly in love with a ring online, you shouldn’t purchase it if there isn’t a good return policy, because you never know for sure about the quality until you actually get it.
Affordable Wedding Rings
To help you with this process, I’ve searched high and low for some of the most beautiful and affordable wedding rings around. Even better, all the affordable wedding ring options below were selected for their high quality and great reviews and range in price from completely free to about $150.
I don’t want you to think all the rings below are cheap wedding rings sets or boring because of their low price. Rather, some of these wedding rings are so unique and eye-catching, it makes me want to get a new one!
Option 1: Use a Family Ring
Of course, the best price for a wedding ring is totally free. Family heirloom rings are a great way to honor your loved ones and add a touch of tradition to your wedding, all while saving your valuable cash. Remember, there’s no law that says your ring has to match your spouse’s ring. Stay open-minded, and ask your family members if they have rings from older generations.
Option 2: Try Titanium
This titanium ring is marketed as a men’s ring, but at just three millimeters, it would make a great women’s ring, too — that is, unless your lady wants some bling. If she does, I’d recommend this titanium wedding ring that is also only around $58.45 with gorgeous sapphier-simulated stones on the band.
Titanium is lustrous, lightweight, hypoallergenic, corrosion- and scratch-resistant — and extremely strong. So strong, in fact, that you may have heard rumors that it’s impossible to cut off a titanium ring in an emergency. However, that myth is untrue.
Still, a titanium wedding ring is by no means easy to remove — it requires a diamond saw or other special tools — and bear in mind that re-sizing one is pretty much impossible.
CLASSIC BEZEL CREATED WHITE SAPPHIRE STACKABLE BAND SET (8.91 CT. TW.)
I’d have never thought you could get a gold and diamond ring for just over $100, but evidently you can. With plenty of happy customer reviews, this lovely ring set appears to be a great buy.
Option 4: Art Deco
If you love art deco style, then you’ll love this beautiful and elegant rose gold-plated wedding band. It’s perfect for those who love a vintage look but don’t have their grandmother’s ring to wear. The shop that makes it, Italojewelry, has a reassuring 560 five-star reviews. They sell a sterling silver version.
Option 5: Yellow Gold With Three Diamonds
If you don’t want a ring that’s too flashy but still has a little bit of sparkle, you’ll love this yellow gold wedding band with three small diamonds. It has over 40 positive reviews and has just the perfect amount of sparkle without being over the top.
If your love wrote you a thoughtful note while you were dating, or if a particular word holds special meaning to you both, you can have that phrase or any other words that will fit imprinted on this customized, recycled-silver wedding band in your own writing.
Choose your favorite quote, you signatures, or just a date or phrase that means something special to the two of you. With over 4,000 positive reviews, this Italo seller, Italojerwlery, has had many happy customers.
Wait for sales and coupons: Follow your favorite jewelry stores both online and in the person. Wait for sales during the holidays, and look year round. You might get a better price in January than you would in December since jewelry is also a popular holiday gift and sales are typically quite slow in January.
Be open-minded about the metal: There are so many new types of metal for jewelry these days, from gold to silver to stainless steel to titanium. Be open-minded. You might think you only want a platinum ring and then fall in love with one that is much less expensive. Try not to get caught up in what you’re expected to buy and instead enjoy picking out a wedding ring you love the most.
Make a cash offer: One of the benefits of buying a wedding ring in the store is that you can offer to pay cash. Typically, if you offer to pay cash instead of financing it, the store will be more willing to be flexible on the price because they know they are getting paid all in one lump sum.
A Final Note
I know there’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect wedding ring, but really, it’s not so much about the ring as what the ring represents: A union between two people who truly love each other.
Also, a wedding ring is not a reason to go into debt, especially when there are so many options like the ones above that cost as much as one meal out. My advice is to keep looking, do your research, be flexible, and you will definitely find a wedding ring that you’ll absolutely love not only on your wedding day but for many years to come.
June 5, 2019 by muzijewelry
Colored precious gemstones, while readily available dating back many centuries ago, are quickly gaining popularity amongst brides to be across the world. Most notably the blue sapphire engagement ring has seen the strongest resurgence, made popular by the likes of Kate Middleton and the late Princess Diana. The colorful and vibrant allure of sapphires verses the purity and elegance of a diamond ring is something that all engagement ring shoppers should consider. Bear in mind that a sapphire of the same carat size will cost about a fraction of the price of a similar diamond, so for the cost conscious that should be taken into account as well.
When dealing with sapphires (as with a loose diamond) there are several characteristics that will have an effect on its beauty as observed by you, the wearer. The size, tone and saturation of color, clarity, and the cut of the gemstone are just a few factors to keep in mind. Although sapphires of many colors have always been in demand, the recent forerunner has been in the blue colored range. Even within the blue sapphire category there are a huge range of colors to consider so take your time to look at a few different stones before making your decision.
Our sales team at Italo Jewelry is very knowledgeable when it comes to dealing in these types of gemstones and can help guide you through the different types of stones. Our jewelry store features a large variety of finished sapphire engagement rings accented by brilliant diamonds. We also have an extensive collection of engagement ring settings all of which can be made for a sapphire center stone. Some may even prefer a custom ring from our Lepozzi handmade collection. You can make an appointment and we will be able to show you a selection of sapphires within the size, color and price range you have in mind so that you can make a confident purchase. Whatever the case may be, leave your options open and consider this beautiful precious gemstone to mark this momentous occasion. Shop here or feel free to contact us at +1(864)713-0791, if you have any query
June 3, 2019 by muzijewelry
5 classic wedding rings for the timeless bride-to-be
We absolutely love creating trend-driven or out of the box rings but nothing says "I'm engaged!" like a sophisticated golden classic engagement ring.
These rings are called classic for a reason; a traditional design with a beautifully cut diamond never goes out of style.
Scroll down below to see some of our favourite classic engagement rings. As with all of our pieces, these can be customised for any sapphier and combination of metals.
THE CLASSIC SOLITAIRE
Six claws, a delicate gold band and a breathtaking brilliant cut diamond - something that will truly stand the test of time.
THE SOPHISTICATED EMERALD CUT
Always stunning and elegant - this cut was the choice of many celebrities for their enagement ring
THE CUSHION CUT HALO
No classic list would be complete without the cushion cut surrounded by lots of sparkling diamonds.
THE DIAMOND SET SHANK
This setting type can hold any type of diamond centre stone with the added sparkle from the diamonds on the ring
THE STUNNING OVAL
This cut has gained popularity in recent years and rightfully earned its place with the other classic designs to love.
May 31, 2019 by muzijewelry
We don’t have to tell you that classic wedding rings cost a lot of money. The average ring costs $6,351 to be exact (according to our research). No matter what your budget, here’s how to get the most bang for your bling.
1. Be strategic with the setting.
If your budget won't allow for that larger stone you have your eye on, don't worry. You can actually create the illusion of additional carats by choosing a halo setting (a circle of smaller stones around the center stone). Not only can this type of setting make the stone in the middle look bigger, it can also completely change the appearance of the diamond by giving it a vintage look.
2. Pick a prong.
Less metal means a lower cost, so opt for a more minimal prong setting (which secures the diamond like a tripod above the band) over a bezel one (a metal ring that encircles the sides of the gemstone to hold it in place). Since more of the stone is visible, a prong setting is a great way to highlight the diamond, as well as make cleaning the ring a lot easier. Just make sure to go with platinum for the prongs (even if the rest of the ring is gold or some other metal), since it's much stronger and will hold the diamond firmly in place.
3. Consider pavé diamonds.
Do you dream of having a flashy rock that rivals Kim Kardashian's, but don't exactly have her budget? Well, you can fake the look thanks to pavé diamonds. Pavé diamonds are tiny diamonds that add a distinctive 'crushed ice' look to wedding engagement rings. Because they're so small, beautiful stones are much more common and therefore less expensive. Think about buying a slightly smaller center stone, and then lining the entire band in pavé diamonds. You'll get just as much sparkle as a big diamond, for a much lower cost.
4. Buy shy.
As you might have heard, shopping for a diamond centers around the "4 Cs"—cut, carat, clarity and color. When it comes to the carat size, you can save a considerable amount of money without sacrificing the look of the stone by buying shy, Holland advises. Diamond prices jump disproportionately at the carat and half-carat marks, which means buying just shy (say, 1.8 carats instead of 2) can equal a potential savings of nearly 20 percent—but the difference in the diamond will hardly be noticeable, if at all.
5. Find the sweet spot.
Similar to carat size, as color and clarity (how "clean" or clear the diamond is) grades improve, diamonds go up in price. But the naked eye can't tell the difference between perfect and near perfect, so even though you pay extra for perfection, you can't see it, who likens it to paying someone to paint the bottom of your house. For an excellent value, choose a near colorless, "eye clean" diamond—it will look perfect to the unaided eye while you get to save considerably.
6. Go for silver or gold instead of platinum.
There are plenty of pros when it comes to platinum: It's very durable, so it's great if you have an active lifestyle; it's a natural white metal, so it won't change color or fade; and it gives off a gorgeous white shine and silky polish. But all those good qualities unfortunately come with a price. Platinum is 30 times more rare than gold, which makes it more expensive. To get the same fashionable look as platinum (with fewer of the benefits), white gold is a great choice: It's an enduring element, resistant to rust, tarnish and corrosion; it still looks really pretty; and—the best part—it will be a lot easier on your wallet.
7. Opt for an emerald cut.
An emerald cut has fewer facets (the surfaces that reflect light and make the diamond sparkle), so it won't be as shiny, but the shape allows the diamond to cover more surface area than other cuts of the same carat weight do (read: it will look bigger). And it's a timeless style, so your ring will never seem passé.
8. Make it a set.
This may not work if you want to be surprised, but if you and your fiancé-to-be are going to research the rings and shop for them together, sometimes you can score a deal if you buy the engagement ring wedding band set at the same time. You might even be able to get his cheap wedding ring as well for—you guessed it—even more savings.
May 30, 2019 by muzijewelry
Can you hear wedding bells? Or is that just the clanging sound of the cash register? Everyone knows weddings have become very expensive—today, the average cost of getting married in the U.S. is over $32,000!
Because the bride’s and groom’s rings can be a substantial part of that eye-popping price tag, couples may choose to shop for cheap wedding rings. Luckily, if you’re thoughtful about how you buy, you can save money without actually sacrificing the beauty of your wedding bands.
Here are some sharp ideas for how you can buy affordable wedding rings that are still so unique, eye-catching and romantic, it won’t look like you spared a dime.
Take Your Time In Choosing the Right Ring
This one’s simple. Finding the right ring can take from two to six weeks on average. If you really want to find something special for a price that won’t break the bank, taking your time can make all the difference.
By giving yourself maximum time to shop, you will both find the wedding ring style you love AND have the time to compare prices and experiment with budget-friendly variations of the same look.
Leave a nice chunk of time to find an affordable ring before your proposal. That way you won’t find yourself on one knee with an IOU instead of the real deal.
Stick to Your Ring Budget
The best way to get beautiful wedding rings at the right price is to set a reasonable budget for the purchase and stick to it. It sounds like a no-brainer, but it can be very easy to think you’ve found something perfect and “adjust” your budget accordingly.
The truth is that no ring is “the one” if you have to go deep into debt to obtain it. If you just keep looking, you will likely find an even better one within your budget.
Buy Wedding Rings Online
Engagement rings are cheaper and wedding bands can cost up to 20% less when purchased from an online jeweler than from a traditional jewelry store. Online retailers have fewer overhead expenses, and they pass those savings onto you in the form of more affordable products. Online retailers will usually have considerably more styles to pick from, as well, since they don’t have to pay to stock inventory for viewing in those fancy cases, giving you options you may never have thought existed.
Get the Package Deal
It might be a bit harder to swing if you’re budgeting tightly for the wedding, but many wedding engagement rings already have matching band designs for sale alongside them, and many retailers will offer a discounted price for buying a complete set all at once.
Don’t hesitate to take advantage of affordable wedding setspricing, and see if the store will offer a men’s band for an even higher discount, as well.
Get Creative with Ring Metal
When it comes to affordable wedding band materials, everyone knows the classics. But gold and platinum are pricey, so you may want to consider more budget-friendly options. Titanium and tungsten are growing more popular by the day because they’re great-looking and more affordable. Both are also very strong and scratch-resistant, and titanium is also hypoallergenic.
If you’re looking for a band that closely resembles platinum, check out Argentium silver or cobalt chrome. Argentium silver is a sterling silver alloy that includes traces of germanium to bolster its tarnish-resistance and durability, while cobalt chrome has a shimmering silver hue that has made it a formidable competitor to more traditional metals. These metals will also maintain their naturally silver tone without ever needing to be re-plated.
As metalworking and jewelry technology improve, the options for these metals are increasing, and many alternative metals can even be used for custom ring designs, including titanium and cobalt.
This the Season for Cheap Wedding Rings
Remember what we said earlier about taking your time? The more time you give yourself to find your wedding ring at a low price, the more likely you will be able to shop at peak discount times for retailers.
Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November, but Christmas is engagement season, making most bridal jewelry sales on the flashy first step and not so much the nuptial bands. You should look out for discounts immediately after Christmas but before the New Year. This is when many retailers try to capture band purchases from newly engaged couples.
Holiday sales throughout the year frequently feature slashed prices. Bookmark your favorite jewelry-shopping sites and mark your calendar for Valentine’s, President’s Day and Labor Day as well as the end of the year.
Finally, be sure to check in late spring and early summer for great wedding band prices, as this is just before wedding season.
First Comes Ring, Then Comes Wedding
Alright, so you found the perfect wedding rings. Now all that you have to do is book a venue, find the caterer, hire the photographer, and figure out the guest list.
No sweat, right? Just try to have fun with it, and remember these tips because they may be helpful when thinking about other wedding expenses, too.