How to Select Men’s Wedding Band

Buying a Men’s Wedding Band is a once-in-a-lifetime investment, so, it has been as perfect and as beautiful as your relation. Usually, men don’t like to wear a lot of jewelry, they become very choosy when it comes to wearing jewelry, even if it is a wedding band. While choosing the perfect wedding band for men, women usually become clueless.

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So, in today’s blog, we are serving you with few considerations you should ponder while selecting Wedding Bands for men.

Men’s Wedding Bands: The Complete Guide

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A guy usually puts a ton of thought into selecting an engagement ring for his fiancé, but when it’s time to choose his own wedding band he may realize that he’s clueless about the options.

If that describes you, don’t let your ring be an afterthought! Since you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life, and it may even be the only piece of jewelry you wear, you should love your wedding band every bit as much as your fiancé loves her carefully selected rings. There are six things to consider when choosing wedding bands for men: width, metal choice, fit, finish, detailing and engraving.

 

Width

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How wide do you want your ring to be? Try on a few men’s wedding bands in a variety of different widths to decide what you like best. Wider rings tend to be more expensive (since they require a larger quantity of precious metal), but you can balance size and price by choosing a metal that’s within your budget. For example, palladium looks very similar to platinum and white gold, but costs less.

 

Metal Choice

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The metals traditionally used for men’s wedding rings are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and palladium. Here are the benefits of each:

 

  • Platinum – Platinum is extremely durable and is among the rarest elements in the earth’s crust. It is also hypoallergenic and almost never causes skin reactions.

 

  • White Gold – White gold is gold plated in rhodium, a member of the platinum family, which gives it a brilliant white color similar to platinum’s but at a lower price point (note: the rhodium plating on white gold jewelry may need to be replaced after a decade or so).

 

  • Yellow Gold – Yellow gold gives off a subtle, warm glow and is a classic option.

 

  • Palladium – Palladium is a member of the platinum family of metals and has a very similar look, but generally costs less than platinum and white gold.

 

  • Rose Gold – Rose gold is a beautiful, less common choice and creates a unique vintage effect.  It’s perfect for a groom who wants a more distinctive look.

 

Fit

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The edges of men’s wedding bands can be curved or flat, forming right angles to the sides of the ring. Our popular Comfort Fit band has gently rounded edges, which can make it a good choice for men who are concerned about how it will feel to wear a ring every day. Try on a number of different rings to get a sense of which fit feels right to you.

 

See full post here: https://www.brilliantearth.com/news/male-wedding-bands-a-complete-guide/

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If you are seeking exclusive collection of a simple yet unique wedding band for men, then visit Ellis Fine Jewelers. We provide a wide range of Wedding Bands that can perfectly suit your man’s personality. You can also give us a call on 704-782-9314.

How To Choose Anniversary Bands According to wedding Anniversary

Anniversary Bands have become a popular choice for numerous couples. In the past few years, we have noticed that traditional anniversary gifts like frames, perfumes are now replaced with other modern options like Anniversary Bands. They largely preferred to buy Anniversary Rings because it can not only accentuate the wearer’s finger, but also give them a chance to wear something new and fresh.

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Wedding Band is a perfect choice as an anniversary gift. So, if you are planning to get Anniversary Band for your partner, two things you need to keep in your mind – First, Your Partner’s Style and Secondly, Way to select Anniversary Bands for your First, Fifth, and tenth anniversary.

 

In today’s blog, we will highlight a few ways to choose perfect Anniversary Bands for your first, fifth and tenth anniversary.

 

First Anniversary – Gold Anniversary Band

First wedding anniversary, plays a significant role in couple’s life because this can be a perfect time for them to celebrate all their precious memories. Gold Anniversary band embellished with diamonds is the perfect romantic connotation that makes your partner happy. If you want something unique and more elegant, then you can also try for white and rose gold, this can enhance the style of your anniversary band.

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Fifth Anniversary – Gemstone Anniversary Band

On fifth wedding anniversary, a couple is no longer a newlywed. Usually, fifth traditional anniversary gift includes wood, silverware. Wood symbolizes strong relationships and silverware represents connectivity. When it comes to jewelry, Sapphire gemstone anniversary Band/Ring play a significant role. Wedding band gilds with sapphire symbolizes loyalty and truth in a relationship. A wide range of hue is available, including feminine pink, regal blue and much more that can highlight your style.

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Tenth Anniversary – Diamond Anniversary Bands

A tenth wedding anniversary, a milestone occasion calls for the diamond because ten years of a relationship deserve to be shine like a diamond. Thus, Diamond Anniversary Band is the perfect anniversary gift that commemorates all your lovely moments. Diamond symbolizes true love. Nowadays, multiple varieties of Diamond Anniversary Bands are available on the market that can enhance your partner’s style.

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Where to Buy the Perfect Anniversary Band

Start surfing for exclusive collection of anniversary band? Visit Ellis Fine Jewelers and check out our awe-inspiring collection of Anniversary Bands that can make your partner happy. Share your customized style or make an appointment today!

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Replace Your Watch Gasket in Just 4 Easy Steps!

Jewlery and Watches are considered to be one of the indispensable accessories for both women and men. It will never go out of the fashion, in fact, it always adds charm to your personality and style. Be it a business meeting or casual office party, watches always enhance your personality and make you look absolutely fantastic.

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Since watches are daily wearable accessories, incisions and scratches are the common part of wearing it. But deeper scratches and incisions may not only deteriorate the look of the glass facing, it also weakens the glass face and leads to more cracks and breaks. This cracks and breaks make the watch dial the home of dirt and water and will make your watch worse beyond repair.

 

So, if you are looking for a better replacement for your watch gasket, this blog will for sure help you. In today’s blog, you’ll come across 4 easy steps that help you to acknowledge exact replacement for your watch gasket.

 

Gaskets are the most important in watches that act as a water resistance. Many proficient watch repairers use a compression fitted crystal gasket, this will restrict the flow of water.

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Material Required – A new watch crystal gasket, toothpick or pegwood, toothbrush and a soapy water.

 

Step 1 – Open your watch carefully and then remove movements, crystal and old gasket delicately. If you unable to remove gasket due to its hardness you may use peg wood to remove it or you can also use warm soapy water. Soak your case and then rub the watch case with toothbrush gently. Make sure that your watch case should completely dry before proceeding to further steps.

 

Step 2 – Now press the new gasket into the groove, for this, you can also use peg wood for this procedure. The best thing about crystal gasket is that it does not require any lubrication, but you need to be a little patient as it required a long time. Make sure that press the crystal gently until you find the right amount of pressure.

 

Step 3 – Once the gasket fitted into the groove in the flat position, now fit the new crystal with the help of crystal press.

 

Step 4 – After fitting crystal, now insert the watch movement back carefully and then close the watch back. Now your new dust and water-free watch are ready to use.

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Hope these points will help you to replace your watch gasket without any hassle. Still, if you are unable to replace or if you think that you can’t replace your watch gasket, worry not, we, at Ellis Fine Jewelers, are dedicated to ensuring you with foolproof watch repair solutions. Be it fixing all problems with the watch face, band, and internal workings, our proficient artisans are expert in the watchmaking and repairing business.

Ultimate Guide to Buy Custom Jewelry

Buying jewelry is one of the kindest, meaningful and romantic gestures.  A special ring, necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings can express your love and commitment for your partner.

 

Jewelry’s magic, charm and enduring appeal make it a natural gift for special occasions and precious moments in her life. Shopping for the right jewelry for someone special is an interesting experience.  There are a few basic tips that can help you make the right buying decision:

 

Look into her jewelry box. You will learn about what kind of jewelry she likes by seeing what already wears. You will get a hint about her style, favorite gems and what could be missing from her jewelry box.  For example, if she has a diamond necklace, she’ll love a matching pair of diamond earrings.

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Consider her style. Diamonds are a woman’s best friend, especially since it’s shiny and sparkles. With the several options, you can choose a sparkling diamond necklace or even a pair of diamond stud earrings.  Gift her something that represents her personality.

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Do homework. Ask her mother, sister or best friend. They will point you in the right direction about her needs and desires. If you like an expert opinion, find out where she shops and talk to her jeweler about what has been recently bought and looking at.

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Jewelry is an emotional purchase for you. Increase the impact of your gift by giving it to her in a romantic setting. You will definitely create a memory that she will cherish forever. Head on over to Ellis Jewelers to know more about rings, diamond pendants, bracelets, pins and brooches. Visit www.ellisfinejewelers.com or call 704-782-9314.

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How to Buy a Pre-Owned Watch

The market for pre-owned things is big. The wristwatch market is no exception.  Even though a wristwatch is a personal item, at some point, people are willing to part with it and buy something more expensive or more special to them. This week, we at Rolex Watches, offer some guidance on where and what to look for.

Before we begin, it is essential to understand that the market for pre-owned watches can be categorized into, those being fairly new watches and vintage watches. At the moment, the discussion will be on pre-owned Rolex watches from the 1990’s and later. Things before the 1990’s can be considered “Vintage”, even though some define vintage as meaning before to the 80’s or even before.
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Why are drawing this line? Buying old watches needs a bit more expertise and explanation. We will cover the subject of vintage watches in another article. Why would you want to buy a pre-owned Rolex watch?

Well, there could be a chance that a watch you really like is not in production and is not available anymore. Under such circumstance, the only way to obtain such a watch would be in the pre-owned market, unless you hope to come across a never used model at a dealer who has never sold in the place, the chances of that happening are pretty thin.

Service history

It is not so important if the watch is only one or two years old, always ask about the service history of the watch and for the invoice. Since servicing a mechanical watch cost you quite a bit, chances are slim that the seller discarded this important document. If there is no invoice, then understand that the watch hasn’t had a service overhaul.  Calculate the cost of paying for the service yourself and add it to the watch’s price.  Decide whether it is still worth going forward. Ask for the official service cost at a renowned dealer.
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Scratches and Dents

A watch should be worn. We have little use for those who put their new watch in a safe and never wear it again. Not every watch is meant for everyday wear, but it is sad to see most of these elegant watches disappear in collections that never see daylight. Of course, a watch that has been worn will have a few tiny hairline scratches, a few deep scratches and an occasional dent.

Ask yourself what sort of shock or bump a watch must have received if a scratch is deep or has several dents.  You may still buy it, especially if you have checked to see that all its functions still work, but remember that damages could go deeper than what is seen on the surface.
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With all the information given above, I hope you are satisfied.  If you still have a bit of confusion, contact Ellis Fine Jewelers for further information.

Top 5 Personalized Jewelry Gift Ideas for your Mother

Gifting a personalized jewelry to your mother can be the best and most cherished gift for her. Now, finding that type of a gift can be a little prosaic if some intriguing options are not considered, but, we are here to relieve you of all the stress that you have been experiencing while hunting for the best gift ideas for her. Here, is our little list of best-personalized jewelry gift ideas for your mother.

  1. Birthstone Family Tree Necklace
    A family tree necklace in rose gold adorned with lucky birthstones of all the family members is the best gift for a doting mother. One can also get the necklace engraved with a sweet little message or initials of mother’s name as this family tree necklace comes with a circular disc orbiting the tree on which the name of the children or a message can be easily engraved. It looks extremely beautiful in a box chain of 18-inch length that rests just a little down the throat to give a full view of the pendant.
  1. Bracelet:
    An elegant customized bracelet in sterling silver embedded with three heart shaped birthstone is an ideal gift for a grandmom or an aging mother who has witnessed all the glories of past is living her present to the fullest and is very hopeful of a love filled future. This bracelet is an everyday wear jewelry that she can elegantly sport at all events all the time. The three stones on the bracelet are the indication of your unending love and respect towards your mom.
  1. Infinity knot:
    A customized infinity knot ring in yellow gold adorned with the initials of your mother’s name and a little message of gratitude on the inside of  the ring is sure to make your mom, the proudest of all mom’s as this will be the most special gift to her on this mother’s day showing your love and gratitude at the same time displaying your infinite love and respect for your mother that no words can ever tell her.
  1. Birthstone locket ring:
    The key to this birthstone locket ring will open all the locks of emotions that a mom keeps safe in her heart. You can customize the ring with the choice of metal and also add the birthstone of your mother for enhancing her lady luck and make her smile wide.
  1. Platinum heart earrings:
    Make your mom feel loved with these beautiful platinum heart earrings adorned with cluster diamonds. These diamonds engraved in heart shape together signifies the pure and unconditional love of a mom towards her family.

So, this was our little list of the Top 5 personalized gift ideas for your mother. So, what are you waiting for, Visit Ellis Fine Jewelers to get one soon and express your love to her in the most profound way?

Cash For Gold – Do’s and Don’t

We all love the gold jewelry that we have as an ornament to adorn our self. Little do we know that these gold ornaments are not just a possession, but a valuable possession, which can be of great use when in dire need of cash. One can always turn to monetize their gold: either in the form of ornaments or in the form of coins.

But one drawback that most people experience when selling their gold for cash is that they tend to get the amount much lower than they have expected. Here, we have listed a few points to be considered before you head to sell your gold.

  • Bill:Whenever you intend to sell your jewelry always carry the respective bill or invoice as it would eliminate any dispute regarding the purity and weight of the ornament.
  • Know the Worth: Gold jewelry has no standardized assessment patterns for evaluations, so it is always better to check the worth of your ornaments by visiting at least three to four stores and then settle for the one offering the highest price.
  • Hallmark: A jewelry that bears the 916 hallmark is always preferred by a jeweler than one that does not bears the mark as it means that the jewelry is 91.6% purity of gold in 22 karat gold. But if one has jewelry without the hallmark then one can always avail the services of a store that has karat meter and can establish the karat and purity of the gold.
  • Actual Price: It is a known fact that the selling price of a gold ornament is always less than its current market cost price. A jewelry shop will determine the price of the ornament by first melting it in a blast furnace and then evaluating the price of pure gold. The jewelers do charge a fee for this evaluation process which is very nominal and mostly deducted from the price that they offer. Also, making charges and taxes that one pays during the purchase of gold jewelry is entirely lost at the time of selling bringing the actual amount 8-9% less than the estimated price.
  • The best place to sell: Ellis Fine Jewelers.  A visit to a reputed jewelry shop is the best shot at getting the right worth of your gold and be saved from any malpractices of a pawn shop.

Now you are ready with all the knowledge needed for selling gold for cash.

Custom Design Jewelry: The Unparalleled Art

Jewelry is every woman’s desire. The miraculous beauty of the jewels uplifts the level of excitement. From earrings to bracelets, to the necklace, she loves it all! There is endless variety to choose from. Yet sometimes, there is a slight possibility for some, that they cannot find something that gratifies their cravings. They cannot find that piece of jewel that equates their mental image! What now? How do they get what they are looking for? The simple answer is- Custom Design Jewelry!

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What is Custom Design Jewelry?

For all those who are not much aware of the concept, here is a brief. As stated, when someone has something exceptional in mind, that they cannot find anywhere, they can go for Custom Jewelry. Custom Design Jewelry gives you the freedom to get it designed as per your aspiration. One needs to understand that custom jewelry is different from customized jewelry. Engraving your names on the jewels is a part of customized jewelry. However, custom design jewelry is made from the scratch!

How is it done?

A jewelry designer takes care of all the requirements of his client. One can even show a sketch of a specific design to the designer for a better understanding of what needs to be done. The designer takes care of all the specifications, such as the stone cut, the material, the design, the color, etc. If somebody is looking to get an updated version of a traditional accessory designed, they can show that jewel to the designer and ask him for the necessary changes.

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Custom design jewelry adds a great sentimental value to the jewels, because the person puts so much of time and efforts to get it done. Moreover, it’s something that you love, something that you have been wanting desperately. Your passion is reflected in the art!

Although custom design jewelry is a bit expensive and time-consuming, for the obvious reasons, but the end results are absolutely worth the wait! Imagine the moment when your creativity is transformed to reality, won’t the feeling be overwhelming? It definitely would be a lot more than it. A beauty to be preserved for the lifetime!

Ellis Jewelers are expert in the field. For more info, visit- www.ellisfinejewelers.com

Evaluating Old Jewelry: Trash or Repair?

Do you have old necklaces you need to get rid of? How about broken earrings? If you have pieces that have seen better days and are considering selling them or throwing them out, consider jewelry repair first! Did you know that most broken pieces can be repaired with relative ease? Even repairs that might seem complicated – watches, for example – are usually no problem for a seasoned professional. Not every piece of broken jewelry can be repaired, but if they can be at a low price, why not save the space in your jewelry box? Take your piece in today. Here are some things to know about jewelry repair that can help prepare you for the experience.

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Jewelry Repair

First of all, if you’ve never had your pieces brought in to be repaired before, consider going to a local jeweler vs. a big brand name chain store. It does a lot of good to support your local businesses, as they are often more likely to go out of their way to take care of your needs. Reputation is vital in smaller organizations, and it means there is a marked difference in service and quality. Word of mouth is the best endorsement, but online review websites can certainly point you in the right direction.

 

Also, consider whether or not your piece actually is worth repairing. I know I am guilty of holding onto old jewelry that I really never wore and that I didn’t need, all because I knew the damage was minor and I could easily get it fixed. Well, needless to say, it was just an excuse to indulge my terrible habit of not letting things go. Otherwise, have fun breathing new life into your old pieces!

Visit Ellis Fine Jewelers to repair all your old jewelry.

Diamonds and Secrets

Diamonds are associated with strength and courage but they’re also associated with privacy and class. A diamond is a mysterious substance and one that has the beauty to match it. One could spend minutes just looking at it and wondering what it could tell if it had a way to. Here are some things that aren’t written on a diamond’s face.

Only one diamond in a million weighs more than or equal to 1 carat

Naturally-occurring large diamonds are rare, like really rare. Taking into consideration how each natural diamond has formed over billions of years deep within the Earth, it is no surprise that they are usually small and sparsely found. Large diamonds like the Cullinan are not only rare but extremely valuable. So, of all the diamonds that make it to the top of our rings, very few are actually large enough to match or surpass the standard weight measure for diamonds – a carat.

The largest uncut diamond ever found weighed 1.36 pounds

The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found weighing 3,106.75 carats or about 1.36 pounds. King Edward VII famously had the large rough diamond cut into several polished gems, many of which stayed very popular over the years.

The largest clear cut diamond is the Cullinan I

Also known as the Great Star of Africa, the diamond weighs 530.2 carats and forms part of the 9 major diamonds derived from the single rough diamond, the Cullinan. It is now set at the top of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross (which was redesigned in 1910 to accommodate the stone).

 

A rough diamond usually looks like an ordinary pebble

Most people will just walk past the unseemly rock without glancing twice at it. A popular fable in Asia told by a black coal-ish stone refers to the refining of an ordinary looking stone into a sparkling diamond through pain and tribulation on the polishing wheel. However, many people don’t consider the idea that they might not know a diamond at first sight. Think of how many diamonds were left undiscovered until the right person with an eye for it came along.

 

Visit Ellis Fine Jewelry now to order the best diamonds at the most approachable prices.