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  • 23 Jun 2017

    Our 8 Favorite Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings

    Vintage is back! Many brides are now looking into the past to find inspiration for their engagement rings. At Gunderson's Jewelers, we also love vintage-inspired rings. So, we've made a list of our eight favorite vintage rings. We're covering everything from the timeless art-deco styles to the trendy rose gold.

    blog-1 Diamond Engagement Ring with Ribbon Twist Band

    Diamond Engagement Ring with Ribbon Twist Band

    This finely crafted diamond prong set ribbon twist band with milgrain looks lovely as it accentuates the center stone. It exemplifies the classic look of art-deco with its perfect symmetry.

    Price: $1,305.00
    Setting only

    Product Code: GJ-1236566


     

    blog-2 Diamond Engagement Ring with Milgrain Detailed Center

    Diamond Engagement Ring with Milgrain Detailed Center

    It can't get much more vintage than this detailed halo setting surrounding the center stone of your choice.

    Price: $1,785
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    Product Code: GJ-1267926


    blog-3 Vintage Halo with Floral Inspired Band

    Vintage Halo with Floral Inspired Band

    This whimsically styled engagement ring sparkles with its filigree and diamond halo, as well as its floral-inspired band.

    Price: $1,169.00
    Setting only

    Product Code: GJ-1267480


    blog-4 Double Halo Engagement Ring

    Double Halo Engagement Ring

    This quintessentially vintage double halo setting is waiting for another vintage addition: the emerald cut diamond.

    Price: $2,225.00
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    Product Code: GJ-1403760


    blog-5 Diamond Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

    Diamond Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

    Vintage-inspired diamond cushion halo engagement ring with a cluster of 3 side accent stones and carved detail in a satin finish.

    Price: $1,595.00
    Setting only

    Product Code: GJ-1233592


    blog-6 Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring

    Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring

    Vintage-inspired 3 stone diamond halo engagement ring with hand engraved milgrain detail and diamond prong set shank.

    Price: $2,999.00
    Setting only

    Product Code: GJ-1233588


    blog-7 Art Deco Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

    Art Deco Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

    Diamond engagement ring featuring a diamond halo, claw prongs, and open shank design with milgrain.

    Price: $2,185.00
    Setting only

    Product Code: GJ-1403736


    blog-8 Round Diamond with Cushion-Shaped Halo Engagement Ring

    Round Diamond with Cushion-Shaped Halo Engagement Ring

    Vintage-inspired designs meet modern trends with this simple rose gold cushion-shaped halo. Designed by Benjamin Jahaveri.

    Price: Call for Price
    Setting Only

    Product Code: LVS898R-6.5RD

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  • 16 Jun 2017

    Men's Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring

    You're finally searching for an engagement ring after finding the perfect match. We don't know your significant other, but we're pretty certain that they will be ecstatic when they see you down on one knee. Especially when they see you've done your research to find the right ring.

     

    Follow our step-by-step guide to make sure you get the best engagement ring to represent your eternal love.

    Decide Your Budget

    There are no rules on how much you have to spend on your engagement ring. The old myth of "spending 2-3 months salary" is long gone. Your jeweler will help you find the best value for the amount that you feel comfortable spending. However, you should have an idea of what that number is before you start shopping. This way, your jeweler knows how to make your budget stretch to get the most out of your purchase. One thing to consider is how much of your budget is going to the stone vs. how much of your budget is going to the engagement ring setting. If you find something that is out of your budget but feel that it's the perfect ring, then you may be interested in looking at some financing options.

    Choose the Gemstone

    Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

    As most customers know, a majority of engagement rings feature diamonds as the center stone. In fact, 66% of purchasers use diamonds as their gemstone. Meanwhile, only 21% of people use a colored gemstone, with the most common being sapphire. This makes your second decision one of your easier ones. Chances are that your soon-to-be fiancé is going to be craving the always popular diamond as his/her center stone. However, you may need to inquire about their preferences if they tend to be a more unconventional to see which colored gemstone they would prefer.

    Sapphire Engagement Ring

    Diamonds are the common choice because their hardness lends itself to last the longest, as all good engagement rings should. When looking at colored gemstones, however, sapphires have the most hardness. This makes them a popular choice for those who do not want to go the traditional route of getting a diamond ring. Sapphires can also be less expensive than typical diamonds. Search through some sapphire rings to see if it's right for your soon-to-be fiancé.

    Choose the Gemstone's Shape

    Round Diamond Engagement Ring

    Diamonds are cut into many different shapes, with round brilliant diamonds being the most popular. Round brilliant diamonds also happen to be the most expensive due to their popularity. In fact, you can save a little money by going with some non-traditional diamond shapes like cushion cuts, princess cuts, or oval shapes.

    Choose a Precious Metal

    Rose Gold Engagement Ring

    Historically, white gold was the most popular metal to match with customers' center stone of choice. However, recent Google trends show us that rose gold has overtaken white gold as the most popular. Besides the more common rose and white gold, customers can explore yellow gold or platinum options. This is a decision you may want to consult with your significant other's family and friends on. If you can't, then we the safest bet is going with the timeless look of white gold.

    Choose the Engagement Ring Setting

    Uneek Rose Gold Halo Diamond Ring

    Would she prefer something sleek and modern, or detailed and vintage in feel? Dazzling with diamonds or more understated? Selecting a setting and ring style may be the hardest part of buying an engagement ring. For guidance, think about the clothes she wears and the art and furniture she appreciates—that should give you some clues as to whether she’d prefer a ring that’s classic, modern, nature-inspired, glamorous, or some combination of those. And, of course, you can check out her Pinterest boards to see if she's dropped any hints. Read our earlier blog, Engagement Ring Settings Explained.

    Don't Forget Custom Engagement Rings

    Custom Engagement Ring

    If you’re an artistic type or if it’s important to you to propose with a ring that’s completely unique, consider collaborating with a jewelry designer to create a custom engagement ring. To learn more about the process, read about How to Create Idyllic Custom Jewelry.

    Contact Us

    If you still aren't sure which engagement ring is right for your soon-to-be fiancé, then you can schedule an appointment with any of our trained sales associates.

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  • 02 Jun 2017

    The Most Popular Engagement Ring on the Internet

    On a social media site inundated with gorgeous photos of engagement rings of all types, one ring has recently separated itself from the pack.

    Sylvia Billone posted a simple photo of her new engagement ring and matching band, and Pinterest users went crazy. Her ring is now being deemed as "the most popular engagement ring on the internet," after being pinned over 100,000 times in just over one week's time. This popular engagement ring far surpassed the previous record holder, which has amassed 77,000 pins. "The solitaire ring is 1.22 carat with a two-millimeter-width rose gold band," Sylvia captioned the photo of her ring.

    Sylvia-Billone-Engagement-Ring

    Sylvia stated that she found her inspiration for her ring through searching boards on Pinterest. As a guide, gemologist and jeweler Matthew Ely estimated the 2.5 carat ring Tim Robards gave Anna Heinrich could be "up to as much as $70,000 due to its lovely quality" so that puts in perspective how much Sylvia's might be worth.

    However, for a limited time, you can get this engagement ring for $3,000-$4,600 at Gundersons.com. You can also get the matching wedding band for only $700.

    Sylvia-Billone-Rose-Gold-Pinterest-Ring

    The popularity of Billone's pin accentuates the fact that engagement ring shoppers are returning to more vintage, minimalist designs. It also proves that rose gold continues to be an extremely popular metal for women when choosing their forever ring. You can see more engagement ring trends and facts from our earlier post: Engagement Ring Search Trends According to Google.

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