Category Archives: Engagement Rings

Uniquely Yours Marriage Proposal Ideas

Okay, you’re taking the plunge—you’re getting married. The first order of business is that of the ring. After considering a modern solitaire, you’ve decided on a beguiling vintage sapphire and diamond with a rose gold setting. However, you’re not off the hook just yet. You still have to sort out the how’s, the when’s, and […]

Christmas Shopping at a Pawn Shop

A pawn shop is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping for those that made it on your nice list this year. The jewelry and luxury items you can purchase at a pawn shop will be so much bigger and more beautiful than what you could buy retail for the same dollar amount. Platinum […]

Rings and Things

Is there a wedding or anniversary on the horizon? Are you looking to commemorate another occasion? Is it time to expand your jewelry collection? Here’s a sampling of rings of various styles from the Braswell & Son collection to pique your imagination and inspire you when you go to make your ring purchase.

Trends in Platinum Jewelry

Gold has long been the traditional choice for many people when it comes to fine jewelry. However, since people have discovered it is both beautiful and durable, platinum jewelry has quickly become a very high demand precious metal. Platinum jewelry is trending in all forms of fine jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, high-end watches, and […]

No Rules Engagement Rings: What to Spend and Why

Engagements and weddings are big business. Big, as in couples spend on average of $30,000-plus on a ring and ceremony. Slick and compelling marketing by the diamond and retail jewelry industry pushes spending between 1 and 3 month’s salary on a ring, suggesting the amount spent is directly reflective of the love you feel toward […]

Engagement Ring Inspiration Worthy of Love Itself

Few things inspire hope and positivity as love does. Love influences our behavior and moves us to be better people for others and ourselves. No wonder an engagement with its details creates such a fuss—especially with the ring. The connection between two people is singularly unique and deserves a ring equally expressive. Here are three […]

Vintage Engagement and Wedding Rings: Tradition at its Finest

The first time you laid eyes on the Georgian beauty, you knew. The rich Bordeaux and ivy bouquet of gemstones—garnets, emeralds and seed pearls surrounding a rose cut diamond, all wrapped in an ornate, warm gold setting—you had just met your dream engagement ring. Rings from the Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco […]

Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings—Classic for a Reason

A round, brilliant cut white diamond nestled into the center of a Tiffany setting is the one and only choice for couples in love with tradition. It’s no surprise that the classic stone has remained popular for generations. A diamond solitaire is the ultimate showpiece in an engagement ring, just as the bride is the […]

Diamond Cluster Engagement Rings: Stunning and Smart!

Few events are as memorable as an engagement—a truly special moment where one soul feels the desire to commit to another. An engagement is customarily celebrated with a proposal and a diamond ring. But, why stop at the conventional diamond solitaire? Instead, take the opportunity to make your engagement ring an expression of creativity and […]

The Engagement Ring: A Financial and Emotional Investment

The modern engagement ring isn’t always considered a true investment because of its depreciation after the original sale. However, couples continue to spend outrageous amounts of money on an ornament that is to become the one and only tangible symbol of an emotional commitment. In a fluctuating market based completely on demand, there are several […]