Choosing a Engagement Ring — Part 2

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Jun 13, 2018

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Choosing an engagement ring– Part 2

This summer I’ve been partnering with local vendors to bring you all kinds of wedding tips.  Today, we’re back with Daniel’s Jewelers to  tell you more about choosing your engagement ring and wedding set.   My initial question for Dan Geimer, owner of Daniel’s Jewelers was….

“What do you want a couple to know when shopping for a ring?”

Dan provided so much valuable information, I simply couldn’t fit it all in to one post.  In the first post he talked about importance of buying from a trustworthy jeweler,  how to stay on budget, and selecting the specific diamond that will be in her engagement ring.

Today we’ll talk about …

  • Different ring materials with their pros and cons
  • Caring for your ring well from the beginning
  • The latest trends in wedding rings
  • Parent and wedding party gifts they offer
  • What makes Daniel’s Jewelers unique

“Let’s talk about different metals and settings?”

engagement ring and halo wedding set

Dan shared that at  Daniel’s Jewelers, “For ladies, we still sell mostly gold.  Gold can be yellow or white in color, but the main advantage is that it can be sized, prongs repaired, and polished back to its original look.  Another metal for ladies is platinum.  It is very durable and long lasting but twice the price of gold.

For men, the classic is still gold and platinum.  Gold and platinum can be sized and refinished and never go out of style.  There are also alternative metals such as:

Tungsten – Most scratch resistance but can break.

Cobalt Chrome – Has the appearance of white gold, does show wear.

Titanium – very light weight, will show wear

Ceramic – very scratch resistant, can show wear

All alternative metals cannot be sized.  If your finger size changes you will have to get a new ring.  Our companies do offer an exchange program.”

 

I asked, “What about wood rings?”

At Daniel’s Jewlers, “We do not sell all wood rings.  We do have rings with wood inlaid into them.  They are available in ceramic, but the inlay will show wear.”

mans wedding ring with wood inlay

 

 

Let’s talk about sizing…

 “We offer first time ring sizing free when the gold ring is purchased from us.  The contemporary, alternative metals need to be ordered to size.” Dan shared about the practices of Daniel’s Jeweler’s

Should  wedding and engagement rings be soldered together?

When I was got married,  I was instructed to have my own rings soldered together after the ceremony.  I wanted to be sure to cover this topic for today’s brides.

Dan told me that having the rings soldered together, “This addresses another wear issue.  Rings worn together will turn and rub against each other and as discussed earlier gold is a soft metal.  The gold wears down and the structure of the ring is weakened.  Soldering together eliminates this problem.  They still look like two rings and it can be unsoldered if needed later.”

Note:  It’s probably wise to have this done where you purchased the rings.  We moved out of state right after our wedding and the jeweler in Missouri solder my rings together wrong even with very specific instruction.  One of many funny stories from our short stint there.   (I had to face palm and chuckle as I wrote this. )

brides rings on flowers

The latest trends in wedding rings

At Daniel’s Jewelers they have such a wide selection of styles, and Geimer’s make sure to keep up on the latest trends.  Here’s what they had to say.  “Halo designs are still very popular.  The smaller diamonds in the halo surround the center diamond for a beautiful look.  Also, the vintage rings are selling well.  Lots of scroll work and detail on the shank of the bridal set.  We see rose gold as an accent color with white gold for feminine look and yellow gold is always available.   Our website is a wonderful source for design ideas, it’s impossible to carry all the styles in stock.”

halo engagement ring on flowers

Gifts for Parents and wedding party 

Daniel”s Jewelers also has been beautiful options for gifts for the bride and groom to give each other, as well as parents and their wedding party.

“Make it personal….we have a crystal gift ware supplier with beautiful trays, mugs, or frames that can have monograms, or names etched in.  Get the guys a practical gift like a pocket knife or money clip.  We do free engraving on gifts purchased here.  For the bridesmaids; a necklace or bracelet to complement their dresses will be something they will treasure and want to wear over and over (unlike the dress).” 

I love these ideas!  Speaking from my own experience, I was given a bracelet as a bridesmaid gift.  I love it and always think the bride and our special friendship when I wear it.  The bridesmaid dress from that wedding was beautiful, but I never have had an occasion to wear it.    I’m so glad she chose a bracelet as a bridal party gift!

 

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What makes Daniel’s Jewelers Unique?

Dan shared what makes Daniel’s Jewelers unique and I think it’s worth saying again:

“You can go anywhere to buy your rings, but we want to know your story and help you make a choice that will someday be a family heirloom. We love to hear the stories from sons and daughters whose parents purchased rings from us twenty years ago! We won’t high pressure you into a purchase that doesn’t fit your budget or lifestyle. We want you to enjoy the shopping experience and feel at home at Daniel’s Jewelers!”

Often the bride and groom will give each other jewelry beyond the wedding rings, to complete their look for the day.  Here are just a few of the options Daniel’s Jewelers offers.

 

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I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am.

To see part one of “Choosing Your Engagement Ring”  click here:   https://simplyjulieco.com/2018/05/16/choosing-an-engagement-ring/

To see the full range of many products offered by Daniel’s Jewelers stop in their store located at :

 

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Inter Urban Plaza                                            Monday-Friday:  9:30 AM – 6 PM 
2155 N Main St, Ste 4                                      Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4PM
Bluffton, Indiana                                              260-824-9643
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Or visit their website at:  http://daniels-jewelers.net/
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A special thank you to R Geary Floral for the beautiful bouquets used in these images.  You can read more about and see more of her work in a blog post coming soon.   You can also visit her website at : https://rgearyfloral.com/
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