Here at Huddleston jewelry we have a lot of different styles. We normally stock a couple hundred different engagement rings but also have accounts with a few of the nation's top designers. If we don't have what you're looking for there is a good chance we can make it.
Please take a few minutes to read what we feel are some important things to think about when shopping for your engagement ring.
Know what you want to spend!!!
You will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices when it comes to engagement rings. Have a price range in mind. Going in with fairly specific parameters will help your jeweler find the right engagement ring to fit your budget.
What kind of jewelry does she already wear?
Is she more classic or modern? Feminine or sophisticated? Does she wear more silver or gold? Do her pieces tend to be more delicate or chunky? Simple or ornate? Have these preferences in mind when you set out to shop. If you buy something similar to what she already likes, you can't go wrong.
Know her ring size!
If she wears rings, borrow one she already owns. Trace the inner circle on a piece of paper, or press the ring into a bar of soap for an impression. You can also slide it down one of your own fingers and draw a line where it stops. A jeweler can use these measurements to identify her approximate ring size.
Know what diamond shape suits her!
If she hasn't made it easy for you by already voicing an opinion on the subject (or admiring someone else's engagement ring), here are a few things to keep in mind when considering shape:
She will be wearing this ring 24/7 every day of your married life. It will need to go with everything from jeans to evening wear. If you're uncertain about her shape preference, it's sensible to stick to the classics. They became classics because they appeal to most people most of the time.
Shapes with fewer facets, such as emerald or square, require higher clarity. The fewer the facets, the more visible any inclusions will be.
Certain shapes pair more successfully with other gems in multi-stone rings. Round, Oval and Marquise all work well. Pear and Heart shape are more challenging.
Taste in shape is often reflected in other tastes a woman has. If she prefers clean, modern lines in furniture, for example, it's likely she'll react well to the same aesthetic in Emerald or Square shapes. If she tends towards the traditional, a round shape rarely misses. More bohemian types tend to favor more unusual shapes, like Trilliant or Marquise.
What Setting Makes Sense?
While there are an unending variety of patterns, details and metal choices, there are four basic types you are likely to encounter:
Earrings are some of the most flattering pieces of jewelry a girl can wear. From the eloquent simple stud style to a fancy chandelier dangle Huddleston Jewelry has it all. Whatever you are looking for we can deliver.
Pendants and neckwear can enhance any woman's attire. A simple solitaire pendant will go with anything. Also we can create or order just about anything your special someone desires. Huddleston Jewelry always has a nice variety of styles and designs in stock with a number of different length chains to go with them.
From the classic tennis bracelet to a fancy gold or white gold design we have all your bracelet needs.
Huddleston Jewelry offers a variety of loose certified diamonds in all shapes, sizes and qualities. Obviously if something is not in stock we have the sources to get in almost anything. Also, please take note that we do not sell any treated or enhanced diamonds.
As with most diamonds the universal 4 C's will determine the price. There are 231 different gradings involving just color and clarity so when you ask " How much is a 3/4ct diamond ?" It is a little more complicated then that. It's not so complicated that it can't be explained though. Here's a general idea:
Of the 4Cs, carat weight is the simplest factor to determine in the value of a diamond. As with all precious gems, the weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. One carat equals one-fifth of a gram, or 1/142 of an ounce. One carat is also divided into 100 "points", so a diamond weighing 3/4 carat may be described as weighing 75 points, or .75 carats.
The cut is the factor in releasing the diamonds "fire" and "brilliance", it is NOT the shape of the diamond which is a common mistake.
Diamond clarity is determined by the absence of these inclusions. The fewer the inclusions, the rarer the diamond, and the greater the value. Flawless and internally flawless diamonds are exceedingly rare.
Although most gem-quality diamonds, when seen alone, appear colorless to the untrained eye, there are subtle differences in shade that become apparent to a trained professional. Our diamonds are color graded in a Gem Laboratory, using a special diamond light developed for color grading or most likely certified by an independent laboratory.