Posts Tagged ‘diamond rings’

Make Choosing Your Wedding Band Fun, Not Frustrating!

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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At the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, we see hundreds of happy and beautiful couples each month, all of them in one stage or the other of getting married. As the wedding date approaches, we see couples often balancing the joyous highs of anticipation against the weighty realities of the planning process. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by time crunches, budget and the seemingly endless errands to cross off the checklist.

One of the most important errands is the selection of the couple’s wedding bands. This selection process can sometimes be a daunting task as couples deal with the dance of his taste vs. hers. Remember this — wedding bands are wearable billboards that announce your love and lifetime commitment to the rest of the world. Choosing them should be fun – not frustrating.

The experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City have a bit of advice:

CHOOSE IT: Remember, your future spouse’s band is something that he or she will wear every day. Make sure they are happy with the selected band and that the final choice is theirs – and not yours. When shopping for his or her wedding band, keep this one Golden Rule of marriage in mind: “It’s not about you.”

MISMATCH IT. Your bands don’t actually have to match. Unless this is a point that both of you have agreed upon, then don’t worry about matching your wedding bands. Instead, focus your attention on selecting or custom designing the bands that each of you would most like to wear each day. Perhaps he likes the idea of a simple yellow gold band with a matte finish, while she dreams of a Diamond eternity band set in shimmering white gold. It’s up to each of you to choose a band that reflects your personal style and respects the budget limits you’ve set.

CUSTOMIZE IT: “If you can dream it; I can make it,” says Johnny N, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery’s lead designer. Whether you want engraving, a birthstone added, a mix of finishes and metals, or any other detail, even a simple wedding band can be customized. “We had one customer request Celtic symbols be etched onto the outside of her future spouse’s band,” he says. “Even though her fiancé was not really a jewelry guy, he ended up loving the piece and not wanting to take the ring off.”

ASK FOR IT: Because we know that every dollar and every penny matters when you are planning a wedding, at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, we offer couples a discount that allows them to save even more on our already 50-75% below retail prices. Buy your rings together, on the same day, and we’ll give you a special package deal price. If we don’t mention it, ask for it.

PROTECT IT: On your BIG DAY, every little detail matters. Plan to have your rings steamed a week or so before the ceremony and then keep them under wraps until the wedding. This ensures a fresh pop and sparkle will be apparent as you present the rings to one another and take your commemorative photos. The Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City offers free cleanings and maintenance for the lifetime of your piece– an invaluable service to our clients.

Visit us at today and ask about our Weekly Specials. You’ll find us in the heart of Studio City’s beautiful red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard. For info, call 818-982-4444, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com. “Your forever starts here.”
-T.O.

How-To Propose With Custom-Made Confidence!

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

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Since the perfect proposal begins with the perfect ring, the fear of choosing the wrong engagement ring can be debilitating. While you may find the exact engagement ring that you’re looking for displayed in a showcase, opt for custom design if you want to have a surefire confidence that your intended will love the ring you present! With custom design, you’re more in control of both the original concept as well as the finished product. It’s also a way to ensure that the ring you present reflects the uniqueness of your loved one and the bond you share together.

GET THE DETAILS: Having an idea of what your intended likes ensures that you create a ring that will be pleasing no matter your budget range. Have you been given any hints about the diamond shape, setting, metal type and carat size that would make the perfect ring? If so, listen; because you are now equipped with one of the most important “Honey-Do” lists you will ever have.

Knowing what you want will also make your meeting with a jeweler more productive. It’s not absolutely necessary, but, if possible, bring in a picture or drawing of your desired ring. Remember what they say: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”Because the ultimate goal is to create a ring that she loves, other than getting a “No” when you pop-the-question, there’s nothing quite as bad for you and for her as presenting a bad ring that will never get worn.

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GET THE LANGUAGE DOWN: Before beginning your engagement ring journey, be sure to familiarize yourself with the “Four C-s”(Carat, Cut, Color and Clarity). These are the absolute diamond basics that every shopper should know. Set aside a bit of time to do your “Four C’s” research BEFORE heading out to make your ring purchase. And, consider this; there’s also a “Fifth C” Coined by the experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, the “Fifth C” stands for Cost. Here’s where that comes in…

GET THE BEST FOR YOUR BUDGET: Cost will naturally be more of an issue for some than others. If budget and cost figure very heavily into your plan, then consider opting for a higher quality diamond that may be smaller in carat size but is of a higher quality. You can always up-size the diamond later; and, a quality diamond will be worth more when you’re ready to trade up. An expert jeweler can advise you on choosing the highest quality diamond that fits within your budget range. Another good idea – whether or not you have budget constraints – is to work with a jeweler who is also a direct diamond importer. Doing this ensures that you are not paying extra money for the scouting services of a middleman.

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GET TO KNOW A DIAMOND GUY: The engagement ring purchase is one of the most important investments you will make. Choosing the right jeweler will make all the difference in the impact that your ring will have. The right jeweler will not only help you to create the best and highest quality ring for the budget that you indicate, but, also, he or she will include you in every step of the design process – even presenting you with a wax model of your desired ring before setting the stones or casting it in the metal of your choice. This “no-surprises” step in the custom design process ensures your satisfaction with the final outcome of the ring – thus boosting your pre-proposal confidence.

One smart and highly-reviewed choice is the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the L.A. Daily News. In business as direct diamond importers for more than 40 years, and with customer referrals as their number one form of business, they offer one of L.A’s largest selections of certified EGL and GIA diamonds with discounts at 50-75% below retail daily.

Known as the “engagement ring superstore,” the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City’s showcases offer you 1000s of stunning choices. Plus, the store specializes in custom designed rings and is also the exclusive home of the Johnny N Signature Designer Line. Most importantly, they’ve developed a reputation for walking their customers through the step-by-step process of creating the perfect engagement ring at prices affordable to every budget. You’ll find them in the heart of Studio City’s beautiful red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard (corner of Ventura and Whitsett). For info, contact them at 818-982-4444, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

FINALLY…GET THE YES! Having the perfect ring for the perfect partner will allow you to propose with confidence — the final step in getting the “YES” that you want to hear!

-T.O.