What is the best diamond to buy?

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"What is the best diamond to buy?"

That is a loaded question.  Knowing which diamond to buy comes down to her vision and your budget.  Think of it as if you were buying a car, you have to choose the make, model, color, and options...AND, you may have to sacrifice some to get others.  

September Birthstone Jewelry You Will Love

September Birthstone Jewelry

Long gone are the days of modest birthstone jewelry, such as stud earrings and little round gemstone pendants. Today, birthstone jewelry (including September birthstone jewelry) encompasses all gem jewelry.  Any gem necklaces, rings, or earrings can be selected giving new life to a once stale category.  If you see a gem jewelry designs that you love, simply customize it with your birthstone. Here are some fun designs to get you going!

Jewelry that says 'Love'

symbolic gem jewelry love

Jewelry is given for a number of reasons, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones.  The common denominator in all these gifts is love.  You give because you love.  Here are 5 gifts that define love, both literally and figuratively.

October Birthstone: Opal

Opal jewelry

Opal, the October birthstone is a favorite for all jewelry lovers.  Often called, the kaleidoscope gem, its flashes of color make this an alluring gem.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings (Get Creative)

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Trend Alert: Rose Gold

Today, countless brides are bringing their visions of rose gold engagement rings to life. It's a trend that looks amazing in everything, from vintage engagements rings to timeless classic solitaire engagement ring settings.  Either in all pink gold or a mixed metal combination with yellow, white, or green gold.  You simply can't go wrong.  

"How do I begin to find the perfect rose gold engagement ring?"  

August 17, 2016

The Bells , The Couch

Engagement Rings: Asking, Hinting, and Being Surprised

Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring Settings

If you are reading this article, then it's safe to assume you are ready to take the next step in your relationship...the big one!!!  So, if you think an engagement is in your near future, it's time to start thinking about engagement ring settings and how active you want to be in the process of selecting the ring.  Do you want to be involved, be surprised, or something in between? 


8 Trends In Engagement Ring Settings You Should Consider

Best Engagement Ring Trends

Since the millennium we have seen several beautiful trends in engagement rings.   From bold three stone rings to classic solitaire settings, there has truly been a design for everyone.  Here are the eight gorgeous trends you will want to consider if you are getting engaged:

  • Three Stone Engagement Rings
  • Halo Engagement Rings
  • Vintage Engagement Rings
  • Sapphire Engagement Rings
  • Classic Solitaire Engagement Rings
  • Rose Gold Engagement Rings
  • Traditional Silhouettes
  • Unique Engagement Rings

7 Beautiful Classic Solitaire Rings

When you first start shopping for engagement rings, every classic solitaire looks alike.  However, after you begin to study these engagement ring settings you will notice subtle variations that make each of the rings unique!   

Let's take a look at some of Jabel's most popular solitaire engagement ring settings and so you can begin to explore what you do and do not like!  You may want to bookmark this blog too, it will help you learn all the engagement related terms you will encounter when shopping for engagement rings.

pinched classic solitaire

Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring Settings #1:
Knife Edge Pinched Shoulder Classic Solitaire

This 6 prong classic solitaire has a few notable characteristics.  First, it has a knife edge, or the middle of the band has a raised edge rather than a smooth rounded surface.  The knife edge helps draw the eye to the center stone.  Second, it has pinched shoulders, also called goose neck shoulders, where the shank widens slightly on either side of the stone before pinching in to create almost an arrow effect.