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What are engagement rings usually made of?
Engagement rings are usually made from metals like gold and platinum. You won’t typically find softer metals such as sterling silver, since the ring will be worn daily and silver is a bit too soft. You’ll want to choose a metal that can withstand daily wear and tear with minimal scratching, which is why gold and platinum are popular choices. You can make engagement rings in a variety of colors such as white, yellow, and rose. There are of course pros and cons to each metal and we are happy to walk you through each one to find the best fit for you. Give us a call today at Enhancery Jewelers if you're looking for engagement rings in San Diego, CA.
Are engagement rings and wedding rings the same thing?
By today’s standards, the engagement ring is the key player during a proposal. It is what is presented along with the most anticipated question. Wedding rings are the rings that are exchanged along with vows during the actual wedding ceremony. Call us today if you're looking for engagement rings in San Diego, CA!
How do I take care of my engagement ring?
We always offer free cleanings anytime you feel it’s not looking its best! If you’re at home, you can use the jewelry cleaner provided to you at purchase or mild baby soap and warm water. You’ll also want to make sure that the ring’s integrity stays 100%, so bring it into the store every six months to a year and have us give it a quick check to make sure everything looks good and secure! If you're looking to take care of your diamond rings in San Diego, CA, call us today!
Can an engagement ring be resized?
The simple answer is yes! Most rings have no problem going up or down a couple of sizes to accommodate a change of size. There are only a few exceptions. It depends on the ring’s setting and stone placement, or if it hinders the durability of the ring. For example, an eternity band, that has stones going all the way around, can’t be resized in the traditional sense. Give us a call today if you're looking for engagement rings in San Diego, CA.
Which finger does the engagement ring go on and why?
Western tradition dictates that the ring should be worn on the ring finger of the left hand. This is because at one point people believed that the vein there led directly to the heart. That was later discovered not to be true, but the romantic sentiment is stronger than any anatomy book, so we’re still all for it. Give us a call today if you're looking for engagement rings in San Diego, CA.
Which engagement ring is right for me?
There are plenty of ways you can figure out which style you or your partner will love forever. Consider these few things:
Personal style: Do you love vintage looks or are you the trending type? What will compliment your everyday look? Lifestyle: Are you extremely active or wear gloves on a daily basis? Higher settings can get in the way a bit more. Preference: Is there something you have in mind? Is there a certain stone shape or precious metal you gravitate towards?
You can always come into Enhancery Jewelers and speak to our experts. We love to have you try on a variety of styles and help you find the one that’s right for you. Contact our team today if you're looking for diamond rings in San Diego, CA.
How much money should I spend on an engagement ring?
This is one of the most important questions you will have to ask yourself when it comes to engagement ring shopping. It’s imperative to be completely honest with yourself. Before you even start thinking about carat sizes, custom rings, shapes, and bands, you will need to decide your budget first. There’s an old saying that stated three month’s salary is the rule but you’ll want to weigh that against your financial circumstances and make a call. As a side note, remember this is likely the single most important jewelry purchase of your life, and it will hopefully last a lifetime and beyond. So it’s worth an investment! Call our team today if you're looking for diamond rings in San Diego, CA.
What are the best gemstones for an engagement ring?
An engagement ring is subject to quite a bit of wear and tear throughout its life and choosing the right stone can be a difficult decision. To be suitable for an engagement ring, a gemstone must be both beautiful and durable. At Enhancery Jewelers, we can show you a variety of stone options and help guide you through the reasons behind selecting the best option. Call us today if you're looking for engagement rings in San Diego, CA.
What is the difference between a mined diamond and a lab grown diamond?
Lab-grown diamonds are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop. These lab-created diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Since they are made of the same material as natural diamonds, they exhibit the same optical and chemical properties. The value of natural diamonds comes from their uniqueness and rarity. What makes a natural diamond more valuable than a lab-grown diamond is the fact they are rare and finite. Call us today if you're looking for diamond rings in San Diego, CA.
Are natural diamonds bad?
There have been a lot of things said in regard to buying a diamond. Because of the Kimberley Process, 99.8% of diamonds are now certified conflict-free and there is much greater accountability and transparency in the diamond industry. The increased commitment to ethically and sustainably mined gemstones has changed the diamond trade for the better. Nowadays, when you purchase a natural diamond you are helping communities keep local residents and indigenous people employed in well-paid jobs that come with healthcare and other benefits like education. However, it’s important to make sure you are purchasing your natural diamonds from a reputable jeweler. According to Zippia, there are 45,792 jewelry store businesses in the U.S. as of 2023, but unfortunately, not all of them are ethical. At Enhancery Jewelers, we always conduct business with social and environmental awareness. Call our team today if you're looking for diamond rings in San Diego, CA.