Archive for October, 2019

Have It Your Way Bridal Event Coming November 7-9

There’s something almost perfect about planning a wedding in the fall. The mood is set with cozy sweaters, hot chocolate, and vibrant autumn colors — it’s the most romantic time of year. Well we planned for this essential pairing, and we’ve got something extravagant coming for all you fall wedding planners. For three days in November, we’re hosting the special Have It Your Way Bridal Event.

We’ll commemorate our first 25 customers and their special day with a free stone sports band. Plus, if you’re still looking for the perfect diamond but a little concerned about the price-tag, we’re here to help you out. We’re offering in-store savings of up to $1,500 and instant financing all the way up to six months.

We have another surprise for you. It’s been said “the pearl is the queen of gems, and the gem of queens” — we heartily agree. That’s why we’ve chosen to show our appreciation and gratitude for any purchase of $500 or more with a special gift of six luxury pearl earrings.

Have It Your Way starts on Thursday, November 7 and concludes its final day with a special sketch artist appearance and light refreshments on Saturday, November 9.

There’s a reason we were The Knot’s 2017 Best of Weddings pick, and that’s because we know romance.

Ellis Fine Jewelers is located at 29 Union Street South in Concord, North Carolina. We’re open from 10 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and we can be reached at 704-782-9314 with any questions. For information about our other services including appraisals, education, and more check out the rest of our website here.

Choosing The Right Ring Setting


If you have ever walked into a jewelry store with the intent of shopping then, chances are, you have been overwhelmed. There are so many choices available! You’re probably getting hit with terms that sound familiar, but in the world of jewelry, may mean something different than what you know. Terms like setting, cut, clarity, and carat. Well, we’re here to help you with one of those terms. The setting.

What Is A Setting?

The Setting Type refers to the metal base that holds a gemstone or diamond in place. Each setting style is created to enhance both the beauty of the stones and the brilliance of a jewelry piece. It can come in a variety of styles with each style highlighting something different about the piece. Here are some of the various different styles available in settings.

Tiffany – This style allows for amplified light reflection to improve brilliance. A six prong setting that is as classic as it is easy to clean. However, it can snag your clothes and needs to be regularly checked to make sure it is secure.

Tension – Lasers are used to calibrate the exact dimensions of the diamond and hold it in place in between the open pieces of metal. The Result is that the diamond looks like it is suspended between the two sides of the shank. This is a solid setting but could be expensive should you ever need to resize.

Prong – The most common setting is also sometimes referred to as a “solitaire” setting. This elevates the diamond and maintains a clean look. This setting is easy to clean but like the Tiffany, can snag clothing and must be checked to make sure it is secure.

Bezel – This style has a modern look and is ideal for an active lifestyle. This style encircles the diamond with a thin metal rim to hold the stone tightly. While this style does look good it does not showcase the brilliance of the diamond as well as other settings.

Channel – The stones are set closely together in a row to make them flush with the shank. This securely holds the diamonds in place and offers a unique look. It does take longer to clean them as dirt can be trapped in the channels.

Pavé – This setting is when small diamonds are placed closely together to give the effect of one continuous sparkle. This setting helps to highlight the center stone but sizing is difficult after it has been made.

Halo – Just like a halo on an angel, this refers to the main diamond being surrounded by a setting of diamonds that encircle it. This helps to highlight the appearance and size of the center diamond but you can run the risk of loose side stones.

Contact Us

There are certainly other styles of settings available that you should check into if none of these sounds like the one. Make sure you check out Ellis Fine Jewelers large selection of beautifully designed and set engagement rings. If you have any questions you can of course check us out at or call us at 704-782-9314.

Custom Jewelry For Every Occasion


One of the biggest issues for people looking at buying fine jewelry today is that there seems to be a lot of the same. In today’s market, chainstore are more prevalent, which means the selection is going to be limited to what they offer. That’s why having a creative and independent jeweler, like Ellis Fine Jewelers, is so important. They allow you to do a custom piece. Whether it’s mixing gemstones, settings, and materials they already have to get the desired piece or doing it from scratch. Ellis Fine Jewelers will do its best to make sure it provides the most accurate piece they can based on what you are looking to create. Their goal is your happiness. Let’s take a look at some of the best pieces you can customize.

Engagement Ring

I think this one is obvious but still needs to be mentioned. An engagement ring is a sign of your love and devotion and as such it should represent that. In a way, buying a classic setting is respectable, however, giving the ring a personal touch helps add to the significance and story of your love.

A custom engagement ring can have a custom setting, a custom style, and an affordable diamond or diamonds. One of the advantages of doing custom is that you can select the gemstones that you want to have. Diamonds are traditional but you can select any type that you want that speaks to you and your relationship. You can also select the amount and quality of the gemstones. You aren’t stuck with pre-made rings that often don’t get it quite right or may be out of your price range.

Wedding Band

This is an often overlooked piece of jewelry. Historically is has typically been a simple ring made of precious metal. This is changing, actually, has already changed quite a bit. Many times the ring is something that needs to match the engagement ring. If you have a custom engagement ring then chances are you’ll want to look at customizing the wedding band.

It is also a chance for men to have a custom piece as well. It used to be the custom was to match the men’s and women’s rings, but more often this is not the case. Men want something that speaks to their style. There are so many options now like traditional gold, Sterling Silver, and even titanium.


A classic gift for all occasions is a pair of earrings. Did you know that you can customize this kind of gift? You can select the style of gemstone, design, and even the backings. It’s a gift that can be given on so many different occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and graduation. Gemstones are varied in their pricing, but more importantly their meaning. Check out our gemstone page to learn a little more about what the meaning is behind gemstones.


Another classic that you can customize is the pendant. This is a piece that is meant to be worn as a necklace and can be combined with different kinds of chains like gold or silver to give it an authentic look. You can also select the gemstones and materials used to make it. Here are some pendants to give you an idea of what some of the popular styles are now.

Custom Jewelry Is Easier Than You Think

You can essentially customize any type of jewelry that you would like. Whether it is picking a set amount of gemstones to correlate with an anniversary or making a statement with a specific design, Ellis Fine Jewelers can help you. We can take your design and see it through to its creation. You can choose the quality and artistic direction of the piece you are looking to customize. If you want to know more or would like to see some of the custom piece Ellis Jewelry has done in the past make sure to check it out here.