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Survey Says? What Women Want in an Engagement Ring

Friday, August 29, 2014 | Jewelry

What Women Want in an Engagement Ring

When you’re buying an engagement ring for your girlfriend, you want to pick out something perfect. Some men browse the jewelry store, see a ring, and immediately know it’s ‘the one.’ For the vast majority of us, though, there’s a lot more hemming and hawing, and in the end you just hope she loves it as much as she loves you!

If you’re totally clueless, Lavalier can help you get on the right track. We’ve looked at several online polls to determine what most women prefer in ring shape, size, color, cut, etc. Of course, your girl is anything but average – but it’s a great place to start your search!

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How to Secretly Get Her Ring Size

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Jewelry

Couple holding hands

All right, gentlemen – this one’s for you! You’ve met, wooed, and fallen in love with the woman of your dreams. You’re ready to take the plunge, get down on one knee, and ask her to marry you. (Need advice on how to do it? Check out our interview with proposal expert Sarah Pease!)

Before you ask for her hand, though, you need to buy the perfect ring. Of course, you’re going to want to take pictures of that magic moment, so you want that ring to fit like Cinderella’s shoe. After all, it would be pretty disappointing if she couldn’t get the ring over her knuckle, or it was so big it kept slipping off. Lavalier shares a few stealthy tricks for getting her ring size without giving away the game.

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Do I Really Need Jewelry Insurance? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Friday, August 8, 2014 | Insuring Your Jewelry

The peace of mind that comes from knowing that your precious jewelry is taken care of is priceless, but some people hesitate before purchasing jewelry insurance. Regardless of your situation, you should look into jewelry insurance whenever you inherit or buy jewelry. If any of the following situations describes you, jewelry insurance isn’t just a luxury; it’s a must-have.

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Try Before You Buy? Brilliance!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Jewelry

3D Printed Ring

When you’re getting ready to make a life-changing purchase for a significant other, you’ll probably spend hours on the Internet looking at pictures of rings. What cut would she love? What carat should you be looking at? You want it to be big enough that she’s excited to show it off, but not so big that you’re in debt for the rest of your life! If you finally do get to the jewelry store, you’ll realize that those Google pictures are no substitute for looking at the real thing.

But going to the jewelry store can be time-consuming, and you don’t want to deal with pushy salespeople trying to upsell you and convince you that bigger is always better. With Brilliance’s new 3D printing program, you don’t have to go through all that. You select the kind of rings you’d like to try out, and they’ll send you 3D printed versions of those rings for free!

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Types of Insurance for Engagement Rings

Friday, July 11, 2014 | Insuring Your Jewelry

Engagement Ring in a Rose

Whether you’re looking at insurance for engagement rings, family heirlooms, or a new watch, you have several options available. Deciding on the best type of insurance depends on several factors – how much did your jewelry cost? Can you afford to replace it? And how much risk are you willing to take on? Here are the pros and cons of different forms of jewelry coverage.

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Long Lost Wedding Ring, Recovered On The Beach!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Insuring Your Jewelry Jewelry

Two years ago, Sarah and Greg Lindsay were enjoying a romantic afternoon at the beach in Goleta. During a rousing game of football, Greg’s wedding ring went “long”, landing in the water. He sadly didn’t notice until later on that day, and the ring at that point, could have been anywhere.

“I thought it was somewhere in the Pacific. I thought after losing it, there’s no way it would come back on shore.” he said.

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The Top 5 Commonly Overlooked Jewelry Items You Should Insure

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Insuring Your Jewelry Jewelry

It’s usually the exciting occasion of getting engaged that motivates people to start looking into jewelry insurance. Not surprising, perhaps, since an engagement ring is as much a financial investment as the emotional one you make by saying “yes”. If you’re looking into coverage for your ring, though, it’s the perfect opportunity to take inventory of the rest of your jewelry box. Your jewelry is something you cherish. It’s personal and meaningful, collected and curated over a lifetime. Even if you haven’t spent a fortune on each piece, you might be surprised at the overall value of what you own.

The Top 5 Commonly Overlooked Jewelry Items You Should Insure

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Almost any piece of jewelry that has value to you, be it financial or emotional, is insurable. How much insurance coverage should you get?

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Rules Be Damned: How To Decide What Your Engagement Ring Budget Should Be

Friday, April 25, 2014 | Insuring Your Jewelry Jewelry

A diamond engagement ring is the perfect symbol of your love: beautiful, sparkling, and resilient. Diamonds are forever, but paying for your diamond shouldn’t be. You’ve got a wedding, a honeymoon, and a future to think about, not to mention the rest of life’s day-to-day expenses. It can be all too easy to get caught up in the excitement of ring shopping and go overboard in a romantic frenzy of wanting to spoil your beloved. The smart move is to know what you can reasonably afford before you start shopping. There are many (ahem…) facets to consider.

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Let’s review them, shall we?

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