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What You Need to Know Before Creating a Custom Engagement Ring

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When you find a love as unique as yours, it only makes sense to design your own engagement ring that’s just as unique. If you’ve browsed the jewelry stores and haven’t found something you love or you simply want more meaning behind the ring, consider a custom engagement ring. With our guide, you’ll know the perfect way to do it. Here are nine tips to help you along the way: 1. Allow Extra Time A custom ring design takes much longer than choosing a ring out of a jeweler’s display case. The process involves creating the design from scratch and then...

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Mountz Jewelers Weighs In On the Best Time to Buy a Diamond Ring

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Last month, Mountz Jewelers’ very own Director of Sales, Darrell Shipley was interviewed and featured in an article on beyond4cs.com about the best time of year to buy a diamond ring. This is one of the more common questions that people ask when considering making the big purchase, and we don’t blame them. Buying a diamond ring can be an extremely important decision, and buyers want to make sure they have the best information available, both on pricing options and selection. Over a three month period, the author of the piece reached out to around 100 jewelers and industry experts...

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How to Resell Jewelry: Tips to Ensure You Get What Your Jewelry Is Worth

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Many jewelry pieces feature a classic design that lasts through the ages, while other pieces go out of style or fall out of favor as your tastes change. Perhaps you have jewelry that carries a negative connotation, such as a jewelry gift from an ex, or you simply need the money and don’t mind parting with a piece of jewelry. Whatever your reason for reselling jewelry, getting top dollar for the piece protects your interests. If selling your jewelry causes you anxiety, check out our tips for reselling your jewelry. Make Sure You’re Ready to Sell The thought of a...

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The Different Kinds of Christian Crosses

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Christianity, one of the most widespread religions in the entire world, is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. In the Americas alone, approximately 804 million people belong to the Christian faith, according to the Pew Research Center. Beyond the Americas, Christianity flourishes in: Europe: 565 million Christians Sub-Saharan Africa: 516 million Christians The Middle East and North Africa: 12 million Christians Asia-Pacific: 285 million Christians Christianity is a broad term covering a general belief system and encompassing a wide variety of denominations. In the United States, people are spread across the following denominations: Protestantism: 46.5 percent Catholicism: 20.8 percent...

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Why You Should Choose Artisan Hand-Crafted Jewelry

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Like sustainable food and fashion, handmade, artisan jewelry has become increasingly popular, as people have begun to value a higher level of materials, craftsmanship and that special quality often missing in mass-produced items. There are a number of reasons to buy artisan jewelry, particularly since fast fashion shows no signs of slowing down among today's consumers. Handcrafted artisan jewelry is synonymous with quality and brings a high level of detailing to the table — the stuff that you just won’t find at any jewelry store. If you still aren’t quite sure what makes artisan jewelry worth the investment, read on....

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The Perfect Ring For Your Personality

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Traditionally, the bride doesn’t get to pick out her own engagement ring because it’s her significant other that buys it for her when she’s least expecting it. It can lead to the most romantic moment of your life, but does the love of your life know what kind of ring you’d like? Do you? If you haven’t spent the majority of your adult life pinning gorgeous rings to online boards in the hopes of wearing one of them one day, you may be wondering what kind of ring is right for you. After all, rings have personalities almost as much...

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Top Ring Designers & How to Choose the One That's Right for You

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You’ve found the perfect partner — the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Before you can start that life of wedded bliss, however, you need the perfect ring for the perfect proposal. Top Engagement Ring Designers You Should Know About The vast number of ring designers give you almost endless options, but that variety can also make the process of picking a ring more challenging. Who are the top jewelry designers? Do they have designs that fit your needs? Learning more about the top diamond ring designers helps you narrow down the field of rings...

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Bond With Your Mom

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While other pioneers attempted to found a holiday focused on mothers before her, Anna Jarvis is the individual who managed to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. After her own mother passed away in 1905, Jarvis envisioned a holiday that would be about paying tribute to mothers for the sacrifices they made for their children’s benefit. Working with John Wanamaker, the owner of a department store located in Philadelphia, Jarvis organized the first official Mother’s Day on May 10, 1908. Based on the success of this original celebration, Jarvis aspired to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. While many states...

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Tips for Bracelet Stacking

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The layered look is in, and bracelets are the perfect place to test out your stacking skills. Slipping multiple bracelets around your wrist creates a fun textured look ranging from bohemian chic to modern rock. If you’re not sure how to wear multiple bracelets, keep reading for our tips on bracelet stacking. Basics of Bracelet Stacking Bracelet stacking lets you express your style and change up your look at any time. When you swap out different pieces, rearrange the order and pair different bracelets together, you get an almost endless number of options for your wrist. The great thing about...

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Proposal Ideas That Avoid the Cliches

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Proposals come in many different packages, from quiet and casual to a public proposal with all the bells and whistles. What makes a proposal perfect is how well it fits your partner’s personality and expectations. Instead of copying the cliché proposal ideas you see in the movies, take some time to develop non-cliché proposal ideas your partner will love. Why the Proposal Matters The proposal is just one moment in your relationship, but it’s perhaps one of the most important ones you’ll experience together. That’s even more true if your partner is looking forward to you popping the question with...

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