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The ring has consistently been the most popular piece of jewelry. Status, tradition, and self-expression are only a few reasons for the ring’s popularity. Rings make a statement and, therefore, should complement your personality and style. At Grissom’s we have a broad collection of styles. We have a reputation for stocking the most exquisite, unique and sought after fine jewelry. Whether you are looking for a fancy yellow or pink diamond, fancy sapphire, emerald, or ruby set in platinum, gold (yellow, white, or rose), or even sterling silver, we stock a wide range of styles and price points. We also stock amethyst, tourmaline, garnet, topaz and many other semi-precious gemstones in styles and colors that are as unique as our clientele. If you don’t find the perfect item in our showroom, we will work with you on a custom design or a special order from one of our premium vendors.
Engagement and Wedding Rings
Our huge selection of engagement rings from various designer bridal lines can initially seem overwhelming. However, our experienced staff will guide you. If you’re not looking at one specific designer (or even if you are) the best place to start is with the type of style you’re searching for.
The classic engagement ring setting, a solitaire serves to highlight the center diamond. It beautifully showcases any diamond shape. While it may seem traditional, the solitaire offers limitless opportunities to personalize using band style and width, choice of metal, and different setting techniques on the ring’s crown.
The three stone engagement ring, as the name suggests, showcases three gemstones, meant to represent your past, your present, and your future. This style is as timeless as the solitaire, and again offers plenty of room for customization.
The channel setting is a technique of setting diamonds into the ring’s shanks without prongs to create a seamless, contemporary look. The diamonds in a channel setting are extremely well-protected, making this style a favorite among women who require higher than average durability from their wedding sets.
Pave is another setting style for accent diamonds. This technique uses tiny beads of metal to hold small diamonds in place. It creates a glittering, disco-ball effect that makes the ring look like it is “paved” with diamonds (hence the name).
This very traditional setting is perfect for larger accent diamonds. The prongs holding each diamond are shared with the next diamond lining the ring’s shank creating a floating effect on the diamonds, and allowing more light to work its magic on the ring.
The halo setting uses a frame of diamonds to highlight the center stone. The size of the diamond halo varies greatly and creates beautifully unique looks to accommodate any bride’s style – whether she’s prefers glamorous, sophisticated, whimsical or romantic. This style highlights the center stone and adds visual impact to the ring, giving it more presence on the hand and creating a larger looking ring.
The type of material you choose for your ring will be determined by your taste and your budget. Today’s technology allows for a huge variety of metal types used in jewelry manufacturing, and the world of designer engagement rings is no different. The vast majority of our settings are made exclusively with precious metals – platinum and gold. Our designer gentlemen’s bands offer a greater variety of alternative metals.
Platinum is a naturally white metal that stays pristine – it won’t need refinishing in its lifetime. It is also a wonderful option for brides with metal allergies, as it is “jewelry-ready” in purity and doesn’t require added metals that may trigger reactions.
Gold, while naturally yellow, is popular among brides in both white gold and rose gold alloys. Pure yellow gold (24 karat) is incredibly soft, and is mixed with alloys to bring it up to jewelry-quality hardness. Karat weight represents the amount of gold in relation to alloys, so 18 karat gold is 75% pure gold, whereas 14 karat gold is about 58.33% pure gold.
Palladium is a close relative of platinum, and shares many similar characteristics. It too is naturally white and will maintain its color without maintenance. In addition, it is hypoallergenic thanks to its jewelry-ready purity, and has a similar hardness. However, it’s much less dense, and therefore unreliable to hold precious gems and diamonds. These characteristics make is a fantastic option for gentlemen’s wedding bands.
Another favorite reserved for our gents’ bands, alternative metals are a hot trend. Their unique appearance and textures draw couples towards them, but most are not suitable for use in the intricate, diamond studded designs. However, these alternative metals are often much more cost-friend than precious metals.
Finally, the choice of stone. The determination of a diamond or a colored gemstone is the first step, then the following considerations come into play.
Behind every great diamond is an educated buyer. Our experienced and knowledgeable sales team can help with this education. We start with the fundamentals – the 4 C’s. Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. The 4 C’s work together synergistically to determine a diamond’s beauty and its value. The art of choosing the perfect diamond lies in finding the balance between the two.
Unlike the diamond 4 C’s, a gemstone’s value is primarily determined by its color. Gemologists divide gemstone color into three categories: hue, tone and intensity. For precious gems – rubies, sapphires and emeralds – the value for each goes up with the richness of each. For all three, they occur naturally in several colors (sapphires occur in every color besides red.) Though without fail, the most desirable are clear blue for sapphire, rich green for emerald, and deep red for rubies.
THE FASHION RING
Your fashion sense, like every item of dress, is reflected in your choice of rings. There are many interesting individual expressions that are possible. There are people who stay consistent with their overall fashion. If your style is one of simplicity, that should carry into your choice of rings. If you wear colorful clothing, you may want to choose chunky and extravagant rings. If you are an individual who wants to strike a distinctive note to make a statement, you can offset a mainly conservative dress with a ring that has a intricate design. Alternatively, you can pair an elaborate designer outfit with a premium ring with a minimalistic design. Whether it is a touch of simplicity or a splash of extravagance we can help you find an option that meets your current needs.
At Grissom's, we take these factors into consideration and listen closely to get a sense of the kind of rings that reflect your preferences and sense of style. Given our knowledge and experience, we are confident we can meet and often exceed your expectations.