When we think of a marriage proposal, we think of romance, one partner getting down on one knee in a crowded restaurant or a busy city street, holding an engagement ring and ready to pop the question.
At the same time, there’s a lot of logistics involved. You might find yourself ticking off items on a mental checklist before you ask the person you love to marry you:
- Found the right time to propose? Check.
- Picked the perfect engagement spot? Check.
- Determine ring size? That one’s a little trickier.
It’s especially tricky when you’re hoping to surprise your significant other. After all, it’s tough to date someone for a few months, ask them “By the way, what size ring do you wear?” and have them wonder what might be going on.
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Shopping for a custom diamond engagement ring? You’ll need to take a crash course in what’s known as the “four Cs” of diamonds:
- Carat – The weight of the diamond
- Color – The less color a diamond has, the better its quality
- Clarity – The absence or presence of inclusions – or flaws – in the diamond
- Cut – How the diamond is crafted
It’s this last aspect that has the most to do with the overall beauty of the stone. The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, finish and symmetry, and how its facets react to light. Here are a few of the most common diamond cuts that you might come across in your search for a custom diamond engagement ring.
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Looking to sell your diamond? Doylestown Gold Exchange is the most trusted diamond buyer in the tri-state and Bucks County area.
In today’s world there is a lot that happens to each of us as we go through life. Things come up that we didn’t expect and sometimes we need to find someone we can trust to guide us through a difficult process.
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Your diamond engagement ring might be the thing you cherish most, given to you by the person you most cherish.
And like all beloved items, you want to make sure it looks its best. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to cleaning diamond rings, to help everyone from people who have been married for years to first-time Bucks County diamond buyers make sure their rings are spotless.
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Even if you’ve never been engaged or married, you’re probably still familiar with the symbolism associated with engagement rings
Along with indicating that the person wearing the ring will soon be married, engagement rings also symbolize the love a couple shares, and the promise they’ve made to each other to stay joined together forever as one unit.
The history of the engagement ring, however, tells us even more about the rather fascinating symbolism associated with this piece of jewelry. In some cases, the symbolism extends to the ring’s shape, and even its design.
If you’ve been looking at diamond engagement rings in Bucks County, we hope this article will help you begin to see them and understand them in an entirely new light.
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The diamond: It’s a gem that is much rarer than most of us could ever imagine. For decades, it’s been referred to in pop culture—and in jewelry store advertisements—as “a girl’s best friend.” It’s also the hardest natural material on earth, literally. But how much do you really know about that sparkling cut of ice that’s attached to your custom diamond engagement ring?
Here’s the thing about diamonds: Even if you were bored to death by your high school geology class, you’ll probably be surprised to learn just how fascinating the story of the diamond really is.
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The world of diamonds is governed by “the four Cs.”
There’s color, which actually refers to the lack of color a stone has. One with no color is considered top quality, while a “brown” or “yellow” diamond is a lower standard diamond.
There’s carat, which is the weight of the diamond, and clarity, which refers to the presence or absence of inclusions – or flaws – in the stone.
And finally there’s cut, or the craftsmanship of a diamond: how the facets cooperate with light, the diamond’s overall finish and its proportions and symmetry.
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Back in your father’s day, the idea of spending a significant amount of time choosing a wedding band barely existed. Unlike the women’s engagement ring and wedding band industry, which has seemingly always been overflowing with a wealth of choices, men’s wedding bands have historically been fairly simple affairs: white gold, yellow gold, or silver. Maybe a simple pattern. And for the especially flashy, perhaps a small diamond or two.
But times have most certainly changed. While men still might not have as many wedding band choices as women, the possibilities today are more plentiful than they were even 20 years ago. There are both precious metals and alternative metals to choose from, not to mention the various designs and levels of quality that each metal offers.
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Our name is Doylestown Gold Exchange, but we do more than just buy and sell gold.
We’re also your source for new and estate jewelry, which is especially important around this time of year. That’s because Valentine’s Day is approaching, one of the biggest jewelry buying holidays on the calendar
Americans spend $18 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day, and nearly $5 billion of that spending is on jewelry, according to the International Business Times.
A few million people will get engaged this Feb. 14, if statistics from past years (4 million in 2012, 6 million in 2013) are any indication.
So today on the blog, as we remind readers of Valentine’s approach, we’re going to take a look at the history of the holiday, jewelry, engagements, and the way they all intersect.
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Ah, the holiday season! For some of us, it’s perhaps the most jubilant time of year — one filled with the joys of giving and receiving.
But for others, it’s a nonstop shopping excursion filled with frustration and second-guessing. For men especially, it can be tough to know exactly what to buy for the various women in their lives: our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, fiancées.
So with that in mind, here’s a can’t-miss tip for holiday season shopping: No matter what sort of woman you’re shopping for, fine jewelry is definitely one the safest gift-buying moves you can make. It’ll also be one of the most appreciated.
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