Common Mistakes Men Make when Buying an Engagement Ring

Looking for the ideal engagement ring can be extremely stressful for many men since there is no rule of thumb when it comes to buying one. You can rely on statistics, facts, advice from friends and salespeople, but ultimately – it’s you who’s making the decision.

So how do you get it right?

As a start, let’s focus on how not to get it wrong.

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5 Engagement Ring Facts to Know before Proposing

How much do you really know about engagement rings? Do you know all the styles and designs? Do you know which styles and colors are preferred by a majority of brides? What about the average price?

Don’t be alarmed – you’re not supposed to know all of these details.

However, if you are shopping around for the perfect engagement ring for your significant other, every little bit of information can come in handy.

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How to Choose the Perfect Shape for a Diamond Engagement Ring

When you’re searching for the perfect engagement ring for your loved one, you may find yourself at sea. You may think it’s enough to know that you want a diamond ring.

But is it?

The overall style of an engagement ring is determined by the shape of the diamond. Therefore, it’s what you can start from, and then move to choose from a variety of unique engagement ring designs.

In this article, we’ll present some of the most popular, as well as unusual diamond shapes, and how you can pick and choose the perfect one for your bride-to-be.

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Why a Cartier Watch Is Worth Your Time and Money

Cartier Watch - Cartier Repair San DiegoThe name ‘Cartier’ resounds quite loudly in the world of high-end jewelry. The French company has been around since the middle of the 19th century and is known for the design and manufacturing of fantastic jewelry.

Getting a Cartier jewelry piece should be a no-brainer.

However, this text is focused on their watch design and manufacturing department, which is sometimes unjustly disregarded when considering high-quality watches.

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Chronometers vs. Marine Chronometers: Splitting the Difference

People who are not very familiar with watches may consider a ‘chronometer’ to be just a fancy word for a wristwatch. However, as soon as you dig a little deeper, you can discover a whole world of interesting terminology and subtle differences between various timepieces.

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How to Find the Best Place to Sell Gold Jewelry in San Diego?

With the uncertain economy, many families are looking to collect some extra money by selling their valuables in the form of gold rings, necklaces, coins or even bars. Because of increasing gold values, many new companies offering to buy gold jewelry have popped up in San Diego, and selling your gold has never been riskier. These buyers seem to pop up at every corner, making it difficult to know whom to trust.

However, with so many people eagerly looking to sell gold jewelry in San Diego, scammers began trying to take advantage of the unwary. This is why it is extremely important to do your research before selling your valuables to someone who might give you an unfair price.

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Rocks, Gemstones, Minerals: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a gemstone, a rock and a mineral? Did you know that there has been much debate over what constitutes a gemstone? While we can be pretty accurate when identifying a mineral or a rock, it’s not often so with gemstones.

Since gemstones are used in jewelry making, they have a clear aesthetic and economic value. In turn, this value has become the basic characteristics of a gemstone, rather than its internal structure.

Let’s take a closer look at the differences in classification and usage of minerals, rocks, and gemstones.

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The Symbolism of Birthstones

Do you know what gemstone is associated with your month of birth? Do you know that each of these gemstones is also assigned a symbolic meaning? While the concept of birthstones is largely founded on myths and legends, it’s undoubtedly romantic.

Therefore, it’s not surprising that people looking for unique presents for their loved ones often think of birthstone jewelry. Birthstones give a personalized touch to the jewelry, making the present itself more valuable.

Let’s take a closer look at what this is all about.

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Beware of Online Coin Scams – Choose a Reliable Partner to Buy or Sell Coins in San Diego

Most of those looking to buy coins turn to the internet as it has become the easiest way to do so. But as with everything else, doing business online also bears many risks. Not that there aren’t great coin deals online, but if you don’t do your research you might end up not getting what you bargained for.

While we always advise our clients to opt in for a trustworthy local company to buy or sell coins in San Diego, we don’t want to dissuade anyone from buying coins online. But we do want to educate our customers and warn of the dangers of buying coins online from less than respectable websites. If you want to ensure a successful online purchase, you need to take certain precautionary measures. In this article, we are going to cover just what these measures are.

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Watch Jewels: Mere Decoration or Something Else?

Many famous watch brands will point out that their watch movements are made with a number of “jewels,” anywhere from 17 to 27 (or even more). That sounds impressive, but have you ever wondered why they are there in the first place? And why you can’t usually see them like you can gemstones that decorate the exterior of the watch?

The short answer is that they are a functional part of the watch movement, rather than a decoration. To delve into a bit more detail, read the following article. To find the best place for watch repair in San Diego, look no further than Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers.

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