custom jewelry today
Online engagement rings! Silver gemstone jewelry! Custom made jewelry! It is so easy and wonderful today because of technological advances. We no longer need to seek out a bench jeweler; make an appointment; and then spend time trying to explain your idea while they try to make a sketch. The bench jeweler then would sit and painstakingly carve a wax to create a mold for a casting. Maybe your dream piece could be hand built. Maybe not. The jeweler probably would not have the stones of your choice in stock. He or she would need to get the stones from a gem dealer on memo and then let you pick your stones. More lost time and running back and forth.
Not so today. Today we have fine online jewelry companies that offer one stop shopping for anything you desire. A brick and mortar store these days simply cannot compete. They can’t afford the overhead and many are closing their doors permanently. Online you are dealing directly with the manufacturer. A marvelous piece of equipment that is very expensive is a 3D design computer that will then control the automatic carving of a wax for casting a setting. This eliminates hours and hours of hand carving and enables your design to be less costly. The manufacturer has thousands of stones in stock ready to go. You can get the piece made in any precious metal you like. Silver, platinum, yellow god, white gold, rose gold, maybe even green gold if you ask for it. This is truly exciting. I remember a good jeweler that would place orders for his Christmas inventory. The cost was heartbreaking and choices were limited by his finances. His concentration was constantly being interrupted by many things and this would cut down on his productivity.
Buying online engagement rings
You can choose your setting. You can choose your center stone. You can buy a center stone diamond in many clarity and color grades. This allows YOU to control the price. You will not need to deal with a person trying to sell you on a stock item. More good news: PAYMENT OPTIONS! Take up to 90 days to pay for your ring. Everything is guaranteed and you get a GIA certification with your diamond.
Alternative engagement rings
Being a gem cutter who loves color, I am very fond of other center stones. Aquamarine, morganite (pink beryl), tanzanite, heliodor (yellow beryl). All surrounded by white diamonds to enhance the center stone. These make a great alternative to an expensive diamond center stone.
Go out to a local mall and take a look at what many young people are driving today. Big trucks! They are comfortable. Safe. You can move things and haul things and go in the snow. This is an example of the generational shift. A truck. A widescreen TV. A smart phone and a computer. Priorities are different. BUT; they fall in love and naturally want to commemorate the beginning of a huge life event. What I’m saying here is think about your priorities and your finances; your likes and dislikes; openly discuss the subject of engagement rings and celebrate your love for each other. Go shopping online. No pressure. Lots of choices and nothing to fear.