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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Perhaps Great Aunt Nancy gave you her three carat antique old mine cut diamond engagement ring? Or, you have diamond stud earrings that were an anniversary gift from your first husband but your second husband doesn’t like you to wear them. Or perhaps you just could use the cash more than that seldom-worn diamond dinner ring? No matter the reason you decide to sell a diamond, when and how you go about selling diamonds can have a dramatic impact on how easy and profitable the sale is.
Diamond prices have steadily gone up in recent years; Now is a good time to sell an unwanted diamond. While the timing is right, you may still be apprehensive about selling your diamond because you don’t know where to start. How much is it worth? Where should you sell it? Who will you have to negotiate with and how quickly will it sell?
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Getting married is one of the most special occasions in your lifetime. And with that exciting change comes a lot of important decisions. Before the wedding and the honeymoon, there’s the engagement. You’ve found the perfect partner, and now its time to choose the perfect ring.
A diamond engagement ring is symbol that represents your vows and love. The first diamond engagement ring dated back to the Ancient Egyptians. But a ring is more than a symbol. It’s also an investment. With the right resources and guidance, you can select (or create!) a ring that your partner will love and enjoy for a lifetime.
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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It all begins with one big purchase. Searching for the perfect diamond engagement ring can be an overwhelming and intimidating process. But with some advice from a professional gemologist you can get informed to make the right decisions for the perfect proposal.
A diamond engagement ring can be a valuable investment. Many people think that diamonds are overpriced. They worry about losing money on such a significant purchase. Doylestown Gold Exchange and Jewelers is a small family business that makes it a priority to offer competitive pricing.
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With the economy today, many people are looking for ways to make some extra money, and also spend it wisely when they have some extra cash or a special occasion to shop for. At Doylestown Gold Exchange & Jewelers, we are looking to get you the best value for your items when you sell unwanted gold and silver, and also give you the best prices when you are looking to buy fine jewelry.
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