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Is Buying a 2nd Hand Engagement Ring A Good Idea?

If you’re buying a standard consumer items, it usually makes more sense to search for something that is brand new. This gives you the latest technology (if that’s what it is), and usually an active warranty of some sort from the manufacturer. Buying used goods usually means that you could end up buying something that’s unreliable and potentially costly to repair.

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My Ring Was Stolen, Now What?

It’s an horrific moment, when your stomach lurches and you immediately start to sweat. That time where you realize something has been lost or, worse, stolen from you. When that something is an engagement ring, you can magnify that sick feeling a hundred times, because we’re not talking about a car or a TV, which is easily replaced and usually has little sentimental value. Instead, we’re talking about something that could well have been in…

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Tips For Claiming From Your Insurance For A Lost or Stolen Engagement Ring

After the initial horror at realizing your ring is no longer where it should be, your thoughts will undoubtedly switch to what your options are, and this is where you feel some relief at being properly insured against theft or loss. Most insurers will have their own slightly varied procedure for making a claim, but many aspects will be similar across all companies. So what do you need to do to make the whole claim…

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Understanding Gold Hallmarks

Gold, and other precious metals, often have one or more stamps on them to indicate the quality (fineness), manufacturer, year of manufacture and the office where the item was classified. Although some countries, such as the UK, have a legal requirement for any item being sold as a particular grade of gold to have been formally classified and stamped by an assay office, the US has no such scheme and, therefore, no such requirement.

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Does She Want an Antique Engagement Ring?

The answer, unsurprisingly, is probably (but maybe not always) yes, yes she does. If you are already asking the question, the answer is probably: Yes. Now we’ve established that, what type of ring? From which era? A diamond is the most likely stone, with an antique example set into a vintage style ring. So there you are, problem solved.

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What Are Vintage Engagement Rings?

Although the term “vintage” differs depending on who you’re talking to and what exactly you’re talking about. We hear things like “Post-war vintage” or even “70s vintage”, and some industries use the term for anything that isn’t current. The wine industry go even further than that. If a batch of wine is made from a single year’s grapes, then it will be called vintage, even if this means it’s a 2017 vintage.

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Should You Wear Your Engagement Ring On Your Wedding Day?

The simple, and very short, answer is “It’s up to you”. It may be that you are wearing gloves on the day, and that means it makes sense for you not to wear it, as snagging can be devastatingly damaging to a diamond engagement ring. For all the etiquette around a wedding, none of the points deal with the subject of the wearing of engagement rings, it’s something which will neither please nor offend anybody…

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How to Take an Awesome Engagement Ring Selfie

The selfie, the best or the worst of technology – depending on who you’re speaking to. But selfies aren’t just about grainy shots of you with a few friends in a dark bar, or a chance selfie with a celeb you bumped into in the street. A selfie can be sophisticated and even cool, if the subject is right and the conditions are used well. For an engagement ring selfie, it’s all about making the…

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