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.

Bridal Guide Magazine March/April

We’re thrilled to be featured in a “Pretty in Pink” story in the March/April issue of Bridal Guide magazine, on newsstands now.

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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.

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Danhov Classico (CL121) engagement ring in 18k rose gold with a diamond shank is pretty in pink.

Expert Advice For Caring For Your Engagement Ring

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.

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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.

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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.

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Don’t Forget the Unique Wedding Bands

You received the perfect diamond engagement ring. You’ve even found the wedding dress of your dreams and ordered the flowers you’ve always envisioned for your special day.

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But don’t leave selecting your unique wedding bands to the very last minute. These two special bands and the exchange of them is the most symbolic gesture of your wedding day.

Danhov is still offering a special discount when you follow-up the purchase of a Danhov engagement ring with Danhov wedding bands – receive $100 towards each gold or platinum Danhov wedding band you purchase.

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This offer is redeemable at authorized Danhov dealers only and is non-transferable. It expires one year from the date of your Danhov designer engagement ring purchase.

Danhov Featured in Spring 2015 Inside Weddings

We’re excited to be included in some fun editorial within the pages of the Spring 2015 issue of Inside Weddings magazine.

The story on some of your favorite celebrity engagement rings includes several Danhov engagement rings.

Get the look of Mila Kunis’ engagement ring from Ashton Kutcher with the Danhov Eleganza braided shank engagement ring, handcrafted in platinum, Style ZE100.

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You can achieve a look similar to the ring Ryan Reynolds gave Blake Lively with a Danhov Per Lei single shank engagement ring with diamond halo and shank in 18k rose gold, Style LE105-OV.

And the emerald diamond ring Reese Witherspoon sports from her second husband, Jim Toth, is similar to the Danhov Per Lei double diamond shank platinum engagement ring with diamond halo, Style LE106-EM.

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The story featuring men’s wedding bands with diamonds includes a Danhov favorite, Style CM116-TT, Classico men’s stackable band in 18k yellow and white gold with a trio of diamonds. image-0003

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Happy National Proposal Day!

Many people dream, plan, and anticipate for the big day that will lead them down the altar with their soul mate—but before they say I do, they have to say YES!

In the spring, many couples decide to take the next big step in their budding romance because of National Proposal Day. There is no exact date on record when this special day was first observed, but it was created by Texan John Michael O’Loughlin to dedicate a specific day to encourage marriage proposals.

March 20 was chosen as the special date due to the alleged effects of the Vernal Equinox, or spring awakening, to the human hormones, symbolizing the equal forces between the couple necessary in making a marriage work.

Obviously, the question of marriage is traditionally accompanied with a special engagement ring selected with great care. In honor of National Proposal Day, we rounded up some adorable couples that recently popped the question. We wish them all much happiness and a future of fulfilled dreams!

Marissa and Michael

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“I don’t even think I said yes before I kissed him 100x over. I looked behind me only to find his entire family, two photographers, and bystanders all watching us! Not only did Mike propose at the most beautiful place on earth, but also made sure that everybody was there to capture that moment. People only dream of experiencing a moment as beautiful as that, and I can’t believe that I was lucky enough to experience that with the man of my dreams. My fiancé took me above the clouds to ask me to be his wife, and I promise to keep him on cloud 9 for the rest of his life.” (HowHeAsked.com)

 

Jeff and Andy

Jeff and Andy

“We had a party on the beach with our friends, but I got antsy and wanted to take a stroll. We stopped to look at a house on the beach. I was making comments about it and wondering why Andy wasn’t saying anything. As I turned to address him, there he was on one knee with a ring box. When we got back to our friends, Andy had arranged for champagne to be served.” (TheKnot.com)

 

Cory and Nathan

Cory and Nathan

“He mumbled something about having loved me for three months and that made us both laugh because it had been three years. That broke the shock, and he started again and it was the sweetest. I said yes, of course, and hugged him and after a minute he asked if I wanted to put on the ring. I was so busy processing everything that I had forgotten about it! After the proposal, I realized that everyone had known it was happening and had been taking pictures.” (HowHeAsked.com)

 

Sonya and Nadeem

Sonya and Nadeem

In the middle of our conversation, he asked if he could have a piece of my watermelon and I said “no, get your own”. He said, “well can you grab a me fork from the basket so I can eat the one in my jar”. As I’m opening the basket, I see a gold covered box! I turn around to ask “what is that?!”, but before I know it he’s on one knee asking me ‘will you marry me?’. After 6 years, I said yes!” (HowHeAsked.com)

For those who haven’t prepared for today as “your big day”, a second chance comes during the Autumnal Equinox on September 23.

Begin the rest of your lives together by proposing with Danhov – a handcrafted engagement ring or wedding band is the perfect symbol of your love.

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Shop Danhov at Robbins Brothers’ Designer Event

 

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A Danhov representative will be at Robbins Brothers during this special designer bridal event showcasing uniquely handcrafted engagement rings and wedding bands.

From classic to couture, a large selection will be available to help you choose the perfect Danhov ring as a symbol of your love.

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Any Danhov ring purchased during this special event will be accompanied by a silver and ruby Key to Her Heart pendant as a special gift, retail value of $500.

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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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Engagement 101 Features Danhov in 2015 Issue

Engagement 101 magazine has just printed its 2015 issue, and everyone at Danhov is excited to see that we were included in several editorial pieces. Thanks, Engagement 101!

The magazine did a Q&A with Jack Hovsepian, owner & designer at Danhov, to celebrate his 30 years in the bridal jewelry industry.

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In editorial featuring different lifestyles, Danhov rings from Solo Filo and Classico collections were selected as ideal rings for the Romantic Girl (SE100-YG), City Girl (CL123-YG) and Practical Girl (CM116-TT).

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Danhov Solo Filo (SE100-YG) in 18k yellow gold for the romantic girl.

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Danhov Classico (CL123-YG) solitaire engagement ring in 18k yellow gold for the city girl.

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Danhov Classico (CM116-TT) stacked band in 18k white and yellow gold for the practical girl.

In editorial about bringing color into bridal and engagement rings, rings from our Pop of Color (LE110-PS) and Solo Filo (SE100-YG) collections were highlighted.

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Danhov Pop of Color (LE110-PS) in platinum with pink sapphire is featured for those who love pink.

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Danhov Solo Filo (SE100-YG) in 18k yellow gold is featured in selection of yellow gold engagement rings.

The magazine also has editorial to help select the right ring for your finger shape. It was advised that if you have bigger knuckles you should have a ring that has a wider shank and bigger presence so it balances out and doesn’t accentuate the size of your finger and knuckle. A ring from our Couture collection (CE162) was highlighted as an option.

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Danhov Couture (CE162) platinum engagement ring provides balance if your knuckles are large.