4 Tips to Finding the Perfect Designer Engagement Ring

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!

  1. 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.

Hand Engraving Adds Something Special

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.

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This Danhov Couture ring offers is not dated looking, but has a vintage touch with the hand detailing incorporated into the design.

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The milgrain detailing and hand engraving on this Danhov Couture engagement ring adds just a bit of extra sparkle.

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A modern Danhov Abbraccio swirl takes on a vintage-inspired look with the hand details. This hand work catches the light and adds elegance.

 

 

Danhov Introduces Three-Stone Collection of Engagement Rings

DT103The new Tre collection includes new and archived designs of three-stone diamond rings. These three-stone rings are individually made in America, and they are the ideal symbol of a couple’s past, present and future life together. This fine jewelry is created to be a romantic engagement ring or celebratory diamond anniversary ring. Tre represents a true love that lasts today, tomorrow and always.

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Nature-Inspired Diamond Engagement Rings That Will Have You Falling in Love

Experience nothing but nature with the Petalo Collection of engagement rings.

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Traditionally, flowers have been a common token of love and passion. Flowers speak a thousand words and a million breathtaking emotions. The Petalo collection is a vibrant combination of flourished diamond engagement rings with earthy, nature-inspired grace fit for a goddess.

Each Petalo diamond ring is accurately set to evoke the precious petals of nature. The enchanting collection exudes an effortless floral charm while embracing organic countours and earthy undertones.

A petal undergoes a metamorphosis and when united with others it forms the whole of a flower. The Petalo collection symbolizes a man and woman uniting to become a loving couple more beautiful than their individual parts. Available in both halo and solitaire settings, the Petalo collection immaculately represents the serenity and beauty of the world around us. What grander way to display your commitment than by wearing a design from the heart of nature?

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

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Nature inspires and breathes life into everything it touches. Daintily-adorned with pave diamonds, the sophisticated engagement ring hallmarks tulips traveling around the shank for a floral fair.

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Flower power takes on a whole new meaning with this playful floral diamond ring. For a fun, free spirit who embraces Mother Earth, the daisies of this engagement ring is both an elegant and whimsical choice.

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The lush petals on this Petalo platinum engagement ring dance under an enchantment that carries them with a gust of melody. The waves and curvatures of the shank unite with the petals for a flawless floral finish. It’s as if the wavy motion of the shank is singing the songs of spring.

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Time wasted in nature is never a waste. The eccentricity of design patterns on this diamond ring is one to swoon and croon over. The hopeless romantic will fall deeply in love with its double design infused with accent diamonds and leaves. The diamond halo provides a lush finish for the center stone on this sparkling engagement ring.

This collection is made for the woman who loves organic shapes and floral motifs, and it enables her to express her personal style in her favorite and most important piece of jewelry.

Experience the Petalo collection and choose your favorite design: www.danhov.com/engagement/petalo

 

8 Reasons to Buy Danhov

We’re obviously proud of the bridal and fine jewelry created in our California office, and of course we’d love everyone to choose a Danhov engagement ring, wedding band or piece of fine jewelry.

There are a few, or eight, good reasons to keep in mind when shopping for your big jewelry purchase:

1. HANDMADE IN THE USA: Danhov has been making handmade and hand-assembled bridal and fine jewelry in the USA for more than 30 years. This ensures quality and strength for jewelry that will last a lifetime.

2. SUPERIOR DIAMOND STANDARDS: All diamonds used in Danhov jewelry are true VS1 and F/G color.

3. ETHICAL SOURCING: The precious metals and diamonds used in Danhov products are all sourced from reputable wholesalers who certify they are from conflict-free areas.

4. QUICK TURNAROUND: Danhov provides a 2-3 week turn-around time for our individually created pieces.

5. AWARD-WINNING DESIGNS: Danhov is an award-winning designer; accumulating several accolades for best engagement ring design.

6. LIFETIME MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY: All Danhov jewelry is covered by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty that will cover any manufacturing defects. Danhov’s warranty automatically terminates if any repairs or modifications, beyond setting the center stone, are made by anyone other than Danhov.

7. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Danhov provides a wide range of price points; our rings are individually made so they are easy to customize and can be made for any size, shape or type of center stone – perfect for an engagement, special anniversary, or gift for any occasion.

8. ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION: Danhov bridal and fine jewelry is eco-friendly; harsh chemicals and large machinery used by many other jewelry companies are not used to create our handcrafted or hand-assembled pieces.

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7 Irresistible Diamond Jewelry Gifts Mom Will Love

This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom by giving her jaw-dropping jewelry pieces that are sure to create memories she won’t forget. 

Although Mother’s Day will come and go, the cherished memories with Mom remain for a lifetime. The special day is a time of recognition and celebration of moms and those special women who play a significant role in our lives. It is a time for breakfast in bed, family dinners, quality time, and precious gift giving. It also is a time to show gratitude for the extraordinary women who sacrifice generously in order for their children to flourish.

A Moment in Time

Surprisingly, Mother’s Day is an ancient tradition that goes beyond the modern holiday we observe today. The Greeks and Romans mastered the art of celebrating motherhood with an elaborate festival brimming with three days of games, entertainment and food. In the midst of the extravagant party, people commemorated Rhea, the goddess of maternity and motherhood. Known as the “mother of the gods”, her femininity and fertility was idolized and revered by the masses. Although honoring motherhood continued in many shapes and forms over the centuries, it wasn’t until 1908 that it became an official American holiday.

A Glamorous Way to Show Her You Care

If you’re searching for an unrivaled way to show Mom how immensely significant she is in your life, then uniquely handmade fine jewelry is just the answer. Danhov’s diamond jewelry is an extraordinary way for Mom to show the rest of the world she is cherished. Which piece is best for her? Discover seven notable jewelry pieces here that will bring warmth to her heart while making her sparkle and shine like the star that she is.

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A refined style worthy of praise, the Abbraccio Swirl Pearl Diamond Ring will win any mom’s heart. Fashioned in fine white gold and polished to a brilliant luster, the setting highlights a luminous pearl encircled with sparkling diamond accents. A graceful gift like this will leave Mom with an effortless glow while complementing her entire look.

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A traditional three-stone ring set with Mom’s favorite gemstones or birthstones of her children is the perfect way to let her know you love and appreciate her today, tomorrow and always. This Danhov Solo Filo 3-Stone Diamond Ring is shown with pink tourmaline set in platinum and would be the perfect Mother’s Ring for any special woman.

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Every woman has a distinct style and taste; that’s why Danhov Abbraccio Fine Jewelry comes in white, rose or yellow gold and the gemstone of your choice. This yellow gold and diamond pendant features a purple amethyst. This handmade pendant is a beautiful and tasteful accent to any outfit.

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An alluring alternative to diamonds, the rich, warm sapphire knows how to make sparks fly. Treat Mom to a striking style accent with this Danhov Classico Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring. Crafted in white gold or platinum, the bold blue hue showcases a sophisticated cushion-cut bright blue center stone, exuding warmth and comfort,  while the pave diamonds run along the ring’s elegant shank.

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The captivating color of this Danhov Abbraccio Garnet Ring grabs the attention of anyone who glances its way. A fiery-hued garnet is nestled within a white gold and diamond swirl for a look trend-worthy as well as timeless. Signifying loyalty, truth and friendship, the sentiment behind the garnet ring makes it a gift even more personal and unforgettable for a Mother’s Day surprise.

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If she’s a fan of luxuriously refined earrings, surprise her with a pretty, feminine pair she’ll treasure forever. Handmade in white gold, these Danhov Abbraccio Fine Jewelry diamond swirl earrings showcase a gorgeous pink sapphire center stone encircled with diamonds. They are the perfect complement to any outfit and occasion.

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A sophisticated selection of stackable bands are perfect for daytime and evening elegance. The spirited and playful allure of mix-and-match rings from the Danhov Misto Collection are a vivacious style element perfect in white, rose and yellow gold. To master the art of Misto, simply combine a few colors and textures, and watch Mom shine as she graces the beautiful rings everywhere.

We wish every Mom the happiest of Mother’s Days. May the days continue to shine with the unconditional love and joy you show your children and those around you!

 

Danhov Trenta Featured in WEDDINGS by The Ritz-Carlton

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The Spring-Summer 2015 issue of WEDDINGS by The Ritz-Carlton includes editorial highlighting the rose gold trend. Danhov Trenta earrings in 18k rose gold are featured. These are the perfect wedding day accessory for a fresh glow!

Traditionally known as the Pearl Anniversary, 30 years of marriage is significant for any couple; and as Danhov celebrates 30 years in the bridal jewelry industry this special pearl and diamond fine jewelry collection was introduced to mark the milestone.

You can view the collection at www.danhov.com/fine-jewelry/trenta

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More Beautiful Than Individual Parts

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This vintage-inspired Petalo collection symbolizes the union of two to become a loving couple more beautiful than their individual parts. This collection is made for the woman who loves organic shapes and floral motifs, and it enables her to express her personal style in her favorite piece of jewelry.

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To view the entire Petalo collection, visit www.danhov.com/engagement/petalo.

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Pop of Color

CL101-2 - 700x700Our handmade and hand-assembled diamond ring settings can be finished with any colored gemstone to create a special and breathtaking cocktail ring.

The rings from our Pop of Color collection are the perfect right-hand ring for any woman who appreciates a quality, handmade piece of fine jewelry that will never go out of style.

Pictured here is style SE101 from the handcrafted Solo Filo collection with a peridot center stone to celebrate August birthdays.