Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Unique Engagement Rings

I've mentioned my day job here before (and given shameless plugs).  My guy's business is a family owned and operated jeweller...and you can find us here on this very pretty website that yours truly designed and manages:  www.polajewellers.com

I enjoy selling pretty, sparkly things.  I enjoy selling for (most often) happy occasions like engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, or times that some people just wants to spoil themselves.  As most jewellers experience, the engagement ring is an important piece of jewellery that many customers cherish (hopefully, for a lifetime).  

Recently, I shared this for our customers...and I thought I'd share it here.  Even if you aren't in the market for an engagement ring (I think many who actually read this blog space of mine aren't), still...you can just look at the pretty pictures.
The three rings pictured here, my guy made.  Ain't he a talent?
C'mon.  If a sapphire is good enough for a princess, it's good enough for anyone, right?!?!  I love the ladies who want a sapphire engagement ring.
 
Don't let that $100,000 figure scare you.  Sapphires, most often, are more cost effective than white diamonds.  You can get more bang for your buck.
Mark Zuckerberg could pretty much afford to buy his wife any type of ring she wanted.  I adore the fact that she chose a ruby & diamond ring instead of some "Kimye" monstrosity.



It is my understanding that you can see this magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels piece of art at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.


When it comes to an engagement ring, the advice I always give is this: get what makes you and your partner happy.  Do not buy according to what is going to impress your friends or what your mother thinks you should have.  So, if that means getting a Tiffany & Co. solitaire because the marketing geniuses at T&C have presented that as the perfect ring, and that truly makes your heart flutter and you gasp for air when you see it...then, do it.  If you want a replica of Princess Diana/Duchess of Cambridge's ring because that will make you feel like a princess too.  Then, do it.  If you want a single gold band.  Do it.  I'm serious.  I know I can be sarcastic, but I'm serious about this.  Do not break your banks.  Do not fall to tradition (if you don't want to).  Do not give in to trends (if you want to be traditional).  Get a ring that when you look at it 5 years, 10 years, 20 years from now, your heart will still flutter, and you will still remember the commitment and symbolism of love that you share with your significant other. 

Do any of these make your eyes light up?  If you had to pick your ring all over again, would you choose the same?  Do you have a unique engagement ring?

26 comments:

  1. I love funky engagement rings and ones with colored stones. Very pretty stuff.

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  2. Those colored stones are beautiful. My ring is very me - when the hubby was just a boyfriend & we toyed around with the idea of getting engaged he asked me to send him examples of what I wanted. None of them were these huge, expensive things. I have tiny hands & I felt that I would look goofy with a huge rock. I'm happy with what I have...however, it doesn't sparkle like it did, she needs a good cleaning. Ha!

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  3. I've always been a fan of a traditional diamond solitaire for myself, but these are gorgeous! My friend requested a sapphire when she was getting engaged because she had just seen Blood Diamond and felt so bad for the workers that she refused to wear diamonds anymore.

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  4. When I was younger I wanted Kelly Clarkson's engagement ring (well, I think I saw a similar one on J-Lo, actually). I just KNEW I needed a canary yellow square diamond with diamonds bordering it. Ha! I got a teeny tiny simple diamond ring instead. But I love it!

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  5. Your guy surely has lots of talent! I love emeralds so much! That's something I would surely wear for a lifetime!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I got an engagement ring fairly recently from my guy, which was exactly the simple solitaire I wanted. However, I do have to say that those emerald rings are gorgeous! I wouldn't mind having one on my other hand, ha!

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  7. I love the middle ring your guy made! It's gorgeous!

    Clearly I'm biased towards the sapphires. I love my mom's sapphire & diamond ring, and I love my diamond & sapphire ring. Yes, those are worded differently based on the center stone. ;)

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  8. I guess I'm ahead of the trend because when I got engaged in 2003, I insisted on having sapphires in my engagement ring and I have a matching wedding band. It's not the center stone but I love that look as well.

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  9. I guess I'm ahead of the trend because when I got engaged in 2003, I insisted on having sapphires in my engagement ring and I have a matching wedding band. It's not the center stone but I love that look as well.

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  10. I've always wanted a traditional diamond, but I'm really digging the fun cuts like trillion.

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  23. collection is really nice, love what kelly is wearing.

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