Join Jack Hovsepian, owner and designer of Danhov, at Robbins Brothers in Seattle, WA, on April 8 from 11 am – 7 pm to shop a large assortment of uniquely handmade engagement rings and wedding bands.
If you purchase a Danhov engagement ring on this special event day, you will receive 10% of the retail price towards a Danhov wedding band purchased the same day.
Please call Robbins Brothers – Seattle at 206-826-7464 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Are you thinking about popping that very important question but don’t know where to start?
Our friends at Platinum Guild International have shared 4 easy tips for starting the process, and we wanted to pass along!
Set A Budget
“How much should I spend on a designer engagement ring?” is a very common question. The rule of thumb is typically equivalent to two months salary, but ultimately it’s whatever you are comfortable spending.
2. Keep Your Lifestyle In Mind
Make sure you pick a setting that is conducive to your partner’s lifestyle – personal and professional. Platinum is the most secure setting for diamonds thanks to its high density and will not require your ring to be reinforced or re-shanked.
3. Choose Everlasting
Platinum is the most durable of the precious metals. Did you know the surface of your rings will actually get stronger with wear?
4. Consider The Maintenance
White gold requires rhodium plating to maintain its white finish and must be re-plated to address normal wear. This can be done as you take your ring to your jeweler for cleaning and maintenance. However, remember that platinum is naturally white and will never change color over time.
Do you love vintage-inspired engagement rings, but with a modern flair?
Danhov offers several engagement rings that have hand-engraved details. These intricate elements of ornate scrolls and milgrain offer eye-catching and light-catching components.
This Danhov Couture ring offers is not dated looking, but has a vintage touch with the hand detailing incorporated into the design.
The milgrain detailing and hand engraving on this Danhov Couture engagement ring adds just a bit of extra sparkle.
A modern Danhov Abbraccio swirl takes on a vintage-inspired look with the hand details. This hand work catches the light and adds elegance.
The Winter 2016-17 issue of The Knot has hit the newsstands and is featuring two of our favorite Danhov engagement rings in the editorial. To say the least, we’re thrilled!
In a story about WORKS OF ART, the Danhov Per Lei engagement ring with a diamond shank and bezel set oval was featured as a hot design that is totally of the moment (LE103-OV).
And in a store featuring The Knot’s BEST IN BRIDAL, our new Eleganza diamond split shank engagement ring was featured as a new classic (ZE185).
The Summer 2016 issue of Inside Weddings has an editorial feature on celebrity engagement rings. Our handcrafted Abbraccio Swirl engagement ring was highlighted as an option to “get the look” of Eva Longoria’s ruby engagement ring.
During the recent jewelry shows in Las Vegas, the annual JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards were revealed. Danhov once again received recognition as a Finalist in the bridal category for one of its most popular engagement ring styles.
Danhov Unito handcrafted engagement ring featuring diamond halo and double diamond shank. Shown here in 18k white and rose gold.
This handcrafted engagement ring from the Unito collection has been well-received as a two-tone option for retailers to showcase. The inner shank without diamonds is a subtle way to add a soft and romantic touch of rose gold.
Danhov is happy to partner with Tivol in Kansas City and Paparazzi Proposals to offer a unique gift with the purchase of a Danhov engagement ring. Surprise the one you love with a handcrafted ring and capture the special moment with a hidden photographer! Visit either Tivol location (Country Club Plaza or Hawthorne Plaza) for details and to shop the selection of Danhov.
We’re thrilled to be featured in a “Pretty in Pink” story in the March/April issue of Bridal Guide magazine, on newsstands now.
Soft and romantic, a rose gold engagement ring is feminine and unique for the bride who wants to stand apart. An elegant Classico engagement ring with diamond shank is shown in 18k rose gold as a perfect in pink option.
Danhov Classico (CL121) engagement ring in 18k rose gold with a diamond shank is pretty in pink.
Jennifer Gandia from Greenwich Jewelers in New York City, a leading fine jewelry retailer, offers some of the best advice for one of the most-asked questions from brides-to-be regarding the proper care of their new engagement ring:
At Greenwich Jewelers, we advise women to remove their engagement ring before showering. Hard water, soaps, lotions, and other products can dull the sparkle of your gems.
It’s important for women to find a routine that works for them. For example, place a small ring box in your bathroom where you store the ring during your shower, or have a consistent place you store it every night and wait until after you’ve showered and applied lotion every morning to put the ring back on your finger.
In addition, we tell our customers to store their ring safely while exercising. Lifting weights or putting pressure on the ring can wear it down over time.
To clean your designer engagement ring we recommend purchasing jewelry cleaner that is made specifically for the diamonds and gems in your ring. Certain porous gemstones, such as emeralds or pearls, need a specific type of jewelry cleaner. Your engagement ring is a valuable, lifelong investment, you should treat it as one.
It’s important to get your ring checked on an annual basis. Greenwich Jewelers, as most fine jewelry stores do, offers yearly servicing to check and tighten all diamonds and gemstones in the setting, and clean, polish and re-plate the ring as needed.
A final step in the care of your diamond engagement ring is to purchase insurance. We remind our customers that they want to insure the replacement of her engagement ring in case of loss or damage.
Every year between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day we see an increase in engagements. We believe this season brings family and friends together, so what better time to celebrate a new engagement? And, it gives you time to plan for a summer wedding!
This year, we’ve been noticing an increase in a few bridal trends that we wanted to share:
1. Yellow gold. This metal hearkens back to a more elegant and romantic time and its popularity continues to grow. Gold is a precious metal that is strong and timeless.
2. Two Tone. For those who are not sure about saying yes to a yellow gold engagement ring, we’ve seen an increase in two-tone bridal jewelry. This option allows you to have a touch of yellow gold, but maintain the presence of a white metal. Two-tone diamond rings also provide many brides the confidence to mix golds and not feel like they have to commit to a watch, earrings, necklace and bracelets in the same tone.
3. Halo free. We don’t believe diamond halos will ever be out of style, but we are seeing more and more brides choosing an engagement ring without a halo. In an effort to be different and stand-out from their friends they are breaking away from what was so popular for so long.
4. Multi-stones. Solitaires and single-stone rings with diamond halos and diamond shanks will always be classic. But this year we are seeing more multi-stone rings being selected than we have in some time. Couples preparing for marriage appreciate the symbolism of past, present and future, or you and me, in engagement rings featuring two or three stones.
Regardless of the ring you choose, remember that this is one piece of jewelry you are wearing every day, forever. Make sure this special piece represents your style and reflects what you love.
And for guys getting started on the process of purchasing a ring, our friends at The Plunge offer some great tips for shopping and selecting the perfect diamond.