Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

In line with the cheesy messages and overflowing love for your special someone, wedding season around the world is happening right now and will last through September!

Seriously though, who has already been to a couple weddings and still have more to come? ME!!!

After wedding season slows down a bit, it always seems like engagement season picks up! Think about it, Thanksgiving, football season, Christmas, New Years – all great reasons to propose to the love of your life!

If you are looking for a timeless piece and a high-quality engagement ring, we are right here in Dayton and have a wide-range of engagement rings that are within your budget!

Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement RingThe moment you kneel and pop the question: “Will you marry me?” to the person of your dreams, a jaw dropping moment will surely occur that you’ll both remember forever. We’re here to make sure the gorgeous ring you present her is exactly what she wants and matches her personality to a tee!

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) put together a checklist for YOU – the one who is purchasing this once in a lifetime, insanely special gift:

  1. Decide how much you want to spend
  2. Do your homework
  3. Understand her taste in jewelry
  4. Know her ring size
  5. Know her favorite shape and cutting size
  6. Decide on a setting
  7. Decide on a metal
  8. Find a jeweler

Here are just a few of our favorite styles:

Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

Read more on their site to get all the info and tips for each of these steps in the browsing and buying process!

Whatever your heart (or her heart) desires, we have something that will satisfy your eyes and budget!

If you’re looking for something very specific in style, we also do custom ring design! This is the perfect way to really bring all of her favorite things together in ONE engagement ring. A one-of-a-kind ring for your one-of-a-kind love.

Come on into one of our locations after you’ve done your research and we’ll be ready to help you find the absolute perfect engagement ring.

Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

👉“What am I supposed to do with all these items I no longer have any use for?” 👉“The pawn shop won’t give me what these pieces are worth!” 👉“I just inherited so much from my grandparents, but I’m not sure what it’s worth or how to sell it for the best price.”

If these phrases sound a little too familiar, then stay tuned, because we have a HUGE event coming up soon that could change your life!

We are flying in experts who will offer you the best price on your valuables July 13th-15th and you DO NOT want to miss out on this rare occasion!

These experts only do about 10-12 shows a year in affluent communities with stores that are known for their hard work and have a great reputation. So if you’re stuck on not knowing where to go or who to trust, you know you can always come see your friends at EDC!

Here are some of the top selling items that you’ll get the best price for at our Big Buyout Event:

 

  • DiamondsAre You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

 

    • (inherited from great grandmas/grandpas and mother’s, diamond rings no use for)

 

  • Large Colored GemstonesAre You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

 

    • (emeralds, rubies sapphires)

 

  • 10K Gold (class rings), 14K Gold, 18K Gold, Platinum & Silver jewelryAre You Sitting on a Gold Mine?
  • Paper Money & CoinsAre You Sitting on a Gold Mine?
  • Vintage WatchesAre You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

 

So how do you know that EDC is the place to sell your precious diamond jewelry and other items?

Here are a few reasons:

We will have GIA graduate on staff so you can come in and feel comfortable with the people who are appraising your jewelry and know that you’ll be getting the best price possible.

No, we do not do this on a normal basis and this isn’t our primary business. But that is a GREAT thing, because we are flying in the experts just for you! And the fact is, you actually want to stay away from the “cash for gold” stores and fast cash promotions because, for the most part, they may not be 100% qualified to do the best job.

We are well-known in the Dayton area for our hard work and great reputation. So make sure you do your research before selling your valuables to any old store!

Lastly, I’d like to share some buying/selling tips from Angie’s List to help you finalize your decision about coming out to our Big Buying Event:

  • If you are trying to sell a diamond piece locally on a platform that allows you to post something for sale in your local town, do not send your diamond piece to anyone other than a company, regardless of how many emails you get from PayPal saying funds have been deposited into your account.
  • Choose a company that is easily accessible by phone, has a brick and mortar facility and that you feel comfortable with.
  • Stay away from companies that send high values via email quotes.
  • Avoid companies that advertise fast cash.

Family owned businesses tend to have deep roots within their local community, and truly have the interest of the consumer in mind.

NOW is the time to sell your inherited, vintage or simply unwanted pieces because the buyers are taking these pieces and renewing them. Believe it or not, the secondary market is ready to purchase for upcoming holidays!

Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

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So if you’re burdened with unused or unwanted jewelry, inherited pieces, vintage items, a ring from a previous marriage, or just don’t want your yellow gold necklace anymore, THIS is your golden opportunity to maximize on your return! You never know, you could be sitting on a gold mine.

Come find out at Elizabeth Diamond Company’s Big Buyout Event!

Please give us a call to set up your personalized appointment today!

Centerville:

(937) 434-0003

Troy:

(937) 552-9696

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

Ahhh… engagement rings! For most couples, picking out the perfect ring is an important decision. After all, this is the ring you are going to wear on your finger for the rest of your life. You want it to be in the quality of an heirloom piece of jewelry!

With that in mind, we’ve pulled together these engagement rings of the past, present and future that you’ll absolutely fall in love with (married or not!).

PAST…

TACORI ROYALT HT2607RD9Y

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

This beauty is designed to fit the dazzling round-cut diamond of your dreams! Did you know that everything was bigger in the 80s?

HENRI DAUSSI DAUSSI FANCY COLORS AY

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

This beautiful four stone stunner from Henri Daussi is the kind of ring you would simply have to show off at every opportunity!  Vintage rings have obviously stood the test of time!

PRESENT…

TACORI STARLIT 300-2PS85X55

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

The pear diamond is my personal favorite. It feels clean and classy! Plus, it has such a stunning bit of interest. They’re always stunners!

HENRI DAUSSI ENGAGEMENT COLLECTION H15

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

This ladylike oval cut is beautiful on it’s own or surrounded by sparkly friends. We love the amazing simplicity of this ring!

FUTURE…

Gorgeous stackable bands! To learn more about this style and the different bands we have in the store, check out our previous blog!

HENRI DAUSSI WOMEN’S WEDDING BANDS R11 E

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

Not big on the big diamond? We got you! You can still have your sparkle in the blingy band!

HENRI DAUSSI WOMEN’S WEDDING BANDS R1-13 E

Engagement Rings of the Past, Present and Future

Stack this lovely and start trends! This rose gold ring has popped up almost everywhere – making a very huge statement!

Call today to make your personalized appointment at Elizabeth Diamond Company. We are here to make your dreams come true!! And if you haven’t shopped here yet…you’re not done shopping yet! (;

 

Best Timepieces for the Modern, Adventure Man

If you’re in the market for a classy timepiece, I’ve got some of my favorite, quality choices below that are both stylish and functional!

These will give you a modern and dapper look while still providing you with the craftsmanship you are looking for in a classic watch.

Best Timepieces for the Modern, Adventure Man

ALPINA HOROLOGICAL SMART WATCH AL-285BS5AQ6

If this Alpina Horological SmartWatch does not screams “modern”, I don’t know what does! And the best part is, it looks amazingly elegant – unlike your typical smartwatches. The classic design combined with new technology will keep your day running a little easier!

Best Timepieces for the Modern, Adventure Man

ALPINA STARTIMER PILOT SUNSTAR 44MM WATCH AL-525LBBRG4V6

Keep the functionality, but stay in style with this self winding Alpina Startimer Pilot Sunstar. The band is made up of rubber, so it’s very durable & perfect for summer adventures! For any watch aficionado, this is a must-have.

Best Timepieces for the Modern, Adventure Man

ALPINA ALPINER 4 MANUFACTURE FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WATCH AL-760BS5AQ6B

This watch is a favorite among fashion fans and timepiece collectors who are looking for function and style. The watch’s face is decked out with a Black dial that not only matches, but highlights the piece as a whole.

It also has these awesome functional features like the Small second hand, Gmt, Date, Chronograph, Central 60 second hand as added features, making this watch even more functional than the others!

Best Timepieces for the Modern, Adventure Man

ALPINA SEASTRONG DIVER HERITAGE WATCH AL-525S4H6

Boasting a Stainless steel case material with an Automatic (self winding) movement mechanism and a cool, vintage diver look I dig so much! This watch will definitely be on the top list of the timepieces for the modern, adventure man.

If you’re ready to stand out with a bit of impeccable class, this one is for you!

So did you find your perfect, dream timepiece here? If not, we have a vast selections in stores and online!

Contact us today with any questions & we’ll see you soon!

Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

If you haven’t checked out any type of Smartwatch that also has style and class, you’re really missing out! The days of boring, all black, Apple watches and such are so last year.

It’s time to STEP UP your 2017 timepiece game!

Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

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Here’s a brief overview of Frederique Constant’s Horological collection and why it’s literally the best Smartwatch option out there:

Activity Tracking

Keeps track of daily steps, calories burned, and total distance.

Active Alerts

You can set an alert to remind you to move if you’ve been idle for a set amount of time and you are able to customize your Get Active Alert from the MMT-365 app!

Dynamic Coach

This watch can give you suggestions, tips, and information catered specifically to YOU based on your activity and sleep goals.

Sleep Monitoring

Wear your watch at night or put it under your pillow to record your sleep. Sleeptracker provides details on how much time you spent in deep sleep, light sleep, or awake.

Smart Alarm

Set a smart sleep alarm that will help you to wake up at the best appropriate time in your sleep cycle so that you wake up refreshed.

World Timer

You never have to set a time and date – traveling across time zones, the Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch picks up the time from your smartphone and displays new time automatically.

Notifications

Be notified by your smartwatch with a discrete vibration on your wrist and an indication on the dial when you have a missed call or if you just received a new email.

Cloud Storage

Recover all of your data, even if you lose your watch or phone. The Horological Smartwatch independently stores your activity and sleep up to 30 days without having to synchronize it to your smartphone. A great way to collect and keep your data on-the-go!

Strong emphasis is placed on watch design to stay ahead of trends and customer preferences. Frédérique Constant uses cutting-edge computer software, principally computer aided design software, to assist in the watch design and development process.

So now you know how amazing the technology is behind this collection, it’s time to take it over the edge and see three of our favorite designs!

QUARTZ FC-285N5B4

Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

Navy is the new black, which means, this style can go with any of your suit choices during the workweek. Pair this bad boy with your favorite tie and shoes and get ready to turn heads!

QUARTZ FC-285V5B4

Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

The rose gold touch on this white-faced beauty is immaculate and gives just the amount of flair for any modern man.

QUARTZ FC-282AB5B6

Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

Stay BOLD with this clean, all black & stainless steel Smartwatch. Wear this style during the workweek and then out to play at night!

All of these flawless Frederique Constant watches are also water resistant, just to sweeten the deal a little more!

Check out all of the Horological Smartwatches and contact us with any questions you may have!

 

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

Stacked wedding rings have been gracing the ring fingers of stylish brides, and hands of non-brides for years. This trend has really picked up speed within the last year!

The beauty of using mismatched stackable bands is that there are so many ways you can wear them!

You can wear two, three, or more bands on your right-hand ring finger with your engagement ring on the left, or you can combine all of your rings for a bold, layered look that will totally make a statement.

If you want to get a little outside the box, you can also forego the engagement ring altogether!

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

Henri Daussi Women’s Wedding Bands

I love the idea of stacked weddings rings because they are super customizable. You can change the order up every day if you really want to!

My wedding band is very dainty, so being able to pair it with larger diamond bands of different sizes and styles is a fantastic way to add a little something extra without wearing an actual engagement ring. But of course, adding the engagement ring would just make it that much more gorgeous!

Here are a couple of my favorites for 2017:

HEARTS ON FIRE, DESTINY POINTED DIAMOND BAND

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

This stackable would pair perfectly with your diamond engagement ring from Elizabeth Diamond Company! Its slightly pointed style sits flush to your ring, creating a seamless display of brilliance.

KIRK KARA ANGELIQUE SS6967AP-BS

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

Add some color to your wedding band stackable with this whimsically chic, artistic design from Kirk Kara’s Angelique collection. It features 1/5 ctw of diamonds and signature handcrafted milgrain edging.

HEARTS ON FIRE, DESTINY TWIST DIAMOND BAND

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

The Destiny Twist Diamond Band is a spectacular diamond wedding band with a delicate twist of Hearts On Fire diamonds, making it versatile enough to be paired with any HOF solitaire engagement ring.

TACORI ADORATION HT2616B12

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

This Vintage, Milgrain wedding band style adorns you with just the right splendor and spectacle at the same time and can easily be used as a breathtaking engagement ring!

The stones are Channel, Pave-set which nicely arrays them for a more articulated result. The Round-shaped stones bind the piece into the single piece of awe, right before one’s eyes.

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Which band was your favorite? It’s pretty hard to just pick one, right? And THAT’S the beauty of stackable wedding bands – you don’t HAVE to just pick one (;

Contact us today with any questions you may have regarding your engagement ring or wedding bands! If you haven’t shopped here, you’re not done shopping yet!

 

Repurposed Vintage Inspired Ring

Repurposed Vintage Inspired Ring

We take great pride in being able to interpret and execute unique designs to celebrate life’s important occasions.

I want to show you all an amazing piece of jewelry that was hand-crafted here at Elizabeth Diamond Company for a very special couple!

Scott and Mary wanted to repurpose two vintage diamonds inherited from a paternal grandmother & grandfather into a special, everyday ring.

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At EDC, the Custom Process is fun and interactive- dynamic  as the perfect piece for you unfolds.

First, we start with your ideas; listen to your vision, story and your personality. Then, one of our amazing artists will begin conceptualizing the design right in front of you! 

Here is Stephanie to tell you a little more about this couple’s custom design process:

The day finally came when the client’s finished product was complete!!

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Custom design, especially when we are repurposing special gems & diamonds within your family tree, are so special to us. We take great pride in the work we do here and our ULTIMATE  goal is to make our client’s happy.

Custom Design Can Include:

  • Engagement, Wedding, and Bridal Jewelry
  • Mother’s Rings and Birthstone Jewelry
  • Refashioning of outdated styles or inherited pieces

Contact us to set an appointment or to inquire about the design process!

 

SpRING Bling 2017 at Elizabeth Diamond Company

 

Are you ready for one of the BIGGEST jewelry events in the Midwest!? Our Spring Bling 2017 event is coming to you the first weekend of May and we could not be more excited to tell you about all of the amazing opportunities you and your loved one will have this year!

Whether you have an immediate need for jewelry (birthday, anniversary, engagement, upgrade, Mother’s day) or a future need, you absolutely NEED to join us May 5th & 6th at our Centerville or Troy locations for a once in a lifetime experience!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND SPRING BLING 2017 AT ELIZABETH DIAMOND COMPANY?

*Special Pricing direct from the designer for these two days only!

*Thousands of new items will be brought into the store for these two days- Amazing selection

*One of the area’s largest jewelry events

*Personal appointments are highly recommended by not necessary. Schedule an appointment today with one of our skilled associates

*Great gifts for Mother’s day, graduations and weddings

*Great opportunity to upgrade and re-mount your old setting

*Fashion pieces starting at $200

*15 month interest free financing to qualified buyers

*Trade ins are welcome!

*We will have over 1000 loose diamond options to fit any budget. Best diamond pricing in the area!

FEATURED DESIGNERS:

Hearts on Fire

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Kirk Kara *** Kirk Kara himself will be making appearances Friday & Saturday at our Centerville location! You don’t want to miss him ***

Henri Daussi

Gurhan

Luvente

Fana

Gottlieb & Sons

Phillip Gavriel

Fredrique Constant / Alpina

Here’s the schedule broken down for you so you can plan your time here successfully to see the designers you love the most! 

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If you would like to schedule a personalized appointment with one of the designer reps during these times, please give us a call:

Centerville

1.866.434.8244

Troy

1.937.552.9696

**We suggest scheduling an appointment to make sure that time will be made for you, as this will be a high traffic event!

About the designers:

Kirk Kara

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Personally meet Mr. Kara himself! We are excited to have him attend this event and work with our clients. This engagement ring designer specializes in hand crafted, vintage inspired designs with hand engraving!

Gurhan

Introducing their Spring/Summer collection at the event. This designer creates lovely, everyday fashion jewelry using solid 24K yellow gold and silver. He also uses old world techniques to manufacture! We will have a huge selection this weekend with some items up to 40% off!

Verragio

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Verragio Insignia 7074R

They will be introducing new collections as well. Come visit to see their entire collection of amazing, customizable engagement rings, including Insignia!

Hearts on Fire

“Using the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds to create the world’s most beautiful jewelry.” Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, right hand rings and complete engagement rings with complimentary wedding bands will be showcased at Spring Bling!

Henri Daussi

We will have a massive collection of diamond wedding bands in all color metals starting at $700! Complete engagement rings featuring cushion cuts surrounded by a halo of diamonds!

Luvente

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Unique fashion forward earrings, necklaces, bracelets, right hand rings at a price you’ll LOVE! Many styles, in many shades of gold!

Fana

Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire lovers, listen up! Beautiful gemstone earrings, necklaces, bracelets & right hand rings. Great designs that make for a very special gift!

Gottleib

Beautiful selection of traditional engagement rings and wedding bands that are very reasonably priced. We’ll have their convertible earring jackets showcased as well!

Phillip Gavrielle

Specializing in Silver Fashion jewelry pieces with gemstones. Great bracelets starting at $300.

Fredrique Constant

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Horological SmartWatch FC-282AS5B4

Swiss made timepieces. Unbelievable selection of unique dress watches, featuring the one of a kind, Horological SmartWatch that acts as a sleep and activity tracker (while still very sleek & stylish!).

Alpina

Swiss made timepiece that is made to be a Modern day sports watch for the active lifestyle!

With more than three times our everyday inventory and incredible savings direct from the designers, it will be worth the drive whether you live right here in Dayton or maybe a little further like Cincinnati, Columbus, Springfield, Richmond etc. Plan ahead to get the best deals during our Spring Bling weekend!