How to Wear Diamond Rings When You Have an Active Lifestyle

Diamond Ring with Emeralds

Diamond rings are beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations that are precious and delicate, but they can still fit into your active lifestyle. Whether you spend your weekends on Lake Michigan, love to swing a golf club, or spend lots of time with your children, you can have your jewelry and be active, too! Preusser Jewelers takes a look at how to wear diamond rings when you have a busy lifestyle.

Low Settings

High-profile settings for diamond rings often get in the way of an active lifestyle. Tall settings can snag on clothing, scratch your children, or become damaged after hitting surface after surface. A lower setting keeps the diamond out of harm’s way and reduces the chances of accidents happening when you’re out and about.

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Bezel Setting

A bezel setting protects the gem in a diamond ring without sacrificing the size of the stone. Bezeling features a metal band to completely encircle the gem to protect it from chipping. This style also keeps the gem close to the band without raising it very much. A bezel setting brings out the depth of the gemstone’s character and plays with light just as well as other settings.

Thick Band

Leave dainty, thin bands behind when you have an active lifestyle. Thick bands for diamond rings can be more resilient and less delicate, compared to a small band. Chipping on a thin band affects the entire ring more so than a thick band. Having a thick band reduces the chances of a complete break, and it allows you to get the ring repaired before further damage occurs.    

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Six Prongs

Standard solitaire diamond rings have four prongs to keep the gem in place. Consider settings with six prongs to make the diamond more secure. If one prong breaks on a four-pronged setting, the diamond could fall out and become lost. Six prongs allow for one prong to weaken or break while keeping the stone in place.

Diamond Rings from Preusser Jewelers

Preusser Jewelers is your jewelry store for diamond rings in downtown Grand Rapids. Come by our showroom to see our fantastic selection of jewelry, or talk to us about having custom jewelry that fits your lifestyle. Contact us online or call (616) 458-1425 if you have any questions!

Wedding Ring Buying Guide

Diamond Wedding Ring

Wedding rings can be so much more than just a simple metal band! You have so many choices when it comes to jewelry that symbolizes your love and commitment with your partner. In today’s blog, Preusser Jewelers offers a wedding ring buying guide for couples planning a wedding.

Precious Metal

Precious metals for wedding rings usually come in two basic types: You have gold and then platinum. But there are actually three different colors of gold to choose from. Yellow gold is the traditional color of wedding bands, and white gold looks like silver with a soft luster. Rose gold is gaining prominence as a copper-colored type of gold. Platinum shimmers more brightly than white gold and doesn’t wear off or fade as much as white gold. These are the most common choices for wedding rings, but we can custom-design your item using other types of precious metals to make your wedding ring unique!

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Diamonds

Diamonds work wonderfully in wedding rings and not just engagement rings! Think about a pavé band filled with a row of diamonds or as part of a bridal set that matches or contrasts your engagement ring. An eternity band has diamonds all around the ring to symbolize everlasting love. You might consider a design with diamonds on only half of the ring in case you need to resize the ring later. Diamonds add sparkle to a men’s or women’s wedding ring! 

Bridal Sets

Bridal sets combine two or more rings. Women wear two different rings on the same finger, one as an engagement ring and another as a wedding ring. Some sets allow both rings to fuse together. Two rings morphing into one increase the wow factor!  

Bands

Bands vary in width from 2 to 8 millimeters. Comfort-fit rings slide over your knuckle easier because the inside of the ring is rounded. Comfort-fit rings tend to fit a bit looser than standard bands. Selecting the correct band is one reason why it’s essential to get your finger sized properly ahead of getting the wedding ring you want. 

Lifestyle

Your lifestyle may determine the type of wedding ring you want. Active people may want something understated and flat, such as a plain band or a pavé band. For something flashier, bridal sets with larger diamond settings are the way to go.

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Timing and Budget

Start your search for wedding rings early once you decide to get married. Early shopping lets you determine a budget and shop for rings within your price range. It also gives you an idea of what you can afford in plenty of time for your big day.

Wedding Rings at Preusser Jewelers 

Preusser Jewelers has a wide selection of wedding rings, from plain bands and bridal sets to pieces from designer collections. Our in-house artisans can custom-make a wedding ring to your exact specifications. Contact us online or stop by our showroom to see how we can help you.

White Gold Rings that Look Great on a Modern Bride

White Gold Ring

If your choice is white gold for your ring, it becomes a classic with diamonds. Quite often if the ring itself is yellow or rose gold, the prongs which hold the center stone will be white gold. This is because of its strength. The refraction off of the white gold will not interfere with a near-colorless or colorless diamond. White gold even shimmers on its own! Today, Preusser Jewelers discusses the many ways that white gold rings look fantastic on couples who choose it.

White Gold Rings with Diamonds

Diamonds are a wonderful choice for white gold rings. A pavé band with rows of tiny diamonds has a very twinkly sparkle. Pavé is French for paved. These diamonds are not “chips” and they have the same faceting as the center diamond. Diamonds and gemstones can be set in many different ways, from prongs to bezels and flush set or channel and more! When you choose a custom diamond ring in white gold (or rose and yellow), you are sure to create a design as unique as you are.

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Skin Tones

Also, your skin tone can be a perfect place to start, as our experienced staff will help you choose rings to fit both you and your lifestyle. We can match your skin tone with a mix of white gold and gemstones. The combinations are endless with colored gemstones and diamonds.

White Gold Rings at Preusser Jewelers

Preusser Jewelers has a wide selection of white gold rings in many styles. All of our styles are available in rose, yellow or platinum as well. See our showroom to find one with diamonds and/or colored gemstones. Contact us online or give us a call, and we can give you helpful information before you even come in our store!

Top Five Valentine’s Day Jewelry Presents

Pick the Perfect Gift from Preusser Jewelers

Valentines Day present

With Valentine’s Day coming up, you’re probably looking for present ideas that will convey your love and appreciation to your valentine. Jewelry presents are always a smart choice, but there are so many options: rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, necklaces. Then there’s many different metals and stones to consider. This list of the top five jewelry presents from Preusser Jewelers will help you decide.

1. Stackable Rings

Wearing multiple rings on one finger has become a popular trend. Rings can be paired based on metal, gemstones, or personal taste. Whether you’re buying a ring to add to their collection or you are buying a new set, there are many styles to choose from.

Small bands are a simple option. Rings with complementing gemstones can produce a dramatic effect. Keep in mind that some rings of this type are worn further up the finger, and some are even worn on the thumb, so you may need to choose a size that is different than the recipient’s standard ring size. If you are uncertain about the sizing of your item, Preusser Jewelers suggests giving the ring, and then have her come in and let us fit the ring to the finger it’s going to be worn on. That way, her Valentine’s Day gift will be a perfect fit.

2. Stud Earrings

Simple stud earrings are always a classic gift. They are available in all three colors of gold, and platinum. Whether they are diamonds, or gemstones, studs are timeless! If they prefer a certain gemstone, or don’t seem to have a preference, you can never go wrong with studs!

3. Birthstone Jewelry

Speaking of gemstones, you usually can’t go wrong with a piece of jewelry featuring your close companion’s birthstone. You might choose a ring, pendant, bracelet, or earrings. Giving jewelry that includes someone’s birthstone is an easy way to make them feel special.

4. Heart Shaped Jewelry

Since the most common symbol associated with Valentine’s Day is a heart, it makes sense to give heart-shaped jewelry to mark the occasion. The most popular choices are rings, earrings, and pendants. The gemstones most often featured in this type of jewelry are diamonds, rubies, even morganite.

5. Bracelets

Other popular items given for Valentine’s Day are bracelets. Women’s bracelets come in a wide variety of styles, including bangles, charm, cuff, and the classic tennis. If your partner already has a small collection of bracelets, take a peak in their jewelry box to guide your selection of gold color, diamonds and gemstones.

Let Preusser Jewelers Help You Select the Perfect Present

Since 1850, Preusser Jewelers has offered fashion-focused and elegant fine jewelry. Our friendly, experienced staff can help you find just the right gift for your valentine. Our jewelry store is conveniently located in downtown Grand Rapids, accessible from both major expressways.

All About Halo Engagement Rings

Halo Engagement Rings Basics

A halo ring on a black background.

The halo ring option is modern and beautiful. In this blog, Preusser Jewelers explains how you can customize your halo ring to suit your personal tastes and add even more uniqueness to an already stunning diamond profile.

Center Stone Selection

A halo will make your diamond look a little larger. Round diamonds have a few more halo-shape choices. Other shapes tend to have fitted halos.

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How Many Halos?

When you decide you want a halo, remember that you can add one, two, or even three halos.

Choosing A Metal

14kt, 18kt, or platinum are all great. As you select your metal, make sure that you are considering how it will look with the color and clarity of your stones. This is especially important if you opt for a colored gem halo around your center stone.

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Contact Preusser Jewelers

Since 1850, Preusser Jewelers has offered fashion-focused and traditionally elegant bridal and fine jewelry. We can help guide you through the ring selection process and will inform you of the benefits of certain settings and cuts for your specific tastes, finger shape, and lifestyle. Contact us today for more information about our collections, customizations, and services.

What Ring Style Suits You Best

Choosing The Best Ring For You

A woman with a diamond ring on her finger.

Selecting a diamond ring can be one of the most stressful parts of the ring shopping process. Anyone can wear the diamond shape that they love, but you must be sure that the ring itself fits your finger’s length and shape.  

Long Fingers

If you have long fingers, you can wear any style of ring. Hand models normally have long fingers. Long fingers are versatile because they let any ring shape truly shine.

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Short Fingers

If you have small fingers, you should consider a ring that helps to elongate your fingers. Slimmer styles work best. Tapered mounts are also very flattering.

Wide Fingers

Finding a ring style that is suitable for a wide finger is simple. Rings worn on wide fingers can look really great with the implementation of split shank designs.

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Ask Preusser Jewelers!

If you are still unsure of what ring might look best on your hand, contact a us. Since 1850, Preusser Jewelers has been offering elegant and attractive bridal jewelry to discerning customers. With custom options and designer collections available, we can assist you in choosing a diamond cut and setting perfect for you. Contact us today for more information.

Updating Your Wedding Rings

Updating Your Wedding Ring Set

Wedding rings on a black background.

If you are interested in updating your wedding ring set, you should know that you have options. In this blog from Preusser Jewelers, you will learn how you can easily update your ring set and will get great advice from our highly experienced staff.  

Start From The Center

A simple way to update and upgrade your current ring is to update your center stone with a new diamond. If you feel that your current diamond is not bright enough, you could choose a better cut and a higher color grade. By working with Preusser Jewelers, you can feel confident that the new setting supports the stone you have selected.

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Modifying Your Current Ring  

If you would really like to update the appearance of your ring, you can change your setting. If you have decided that you want a larger center stone, you should be aware that the setting will most likely need to be modified or entirely remade. By choosing Preusser, you know you have selected the perfect jeweler. We have a master jeweler in-house who understands how to design a new ring or update your original.

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Band Update

If you are looking for a more simple solution, talk to Preussers about finding or creating a band that implements your favorite stone, and design elements. Preussers can help you select a new band that fits well with your existing ring, or craft one specifically for you.

Contact Preusser Jewelers

With a commitment to quality, innovative design, and high-quality materials, Preusser Jewelers is the perfect jewelry store to assist you in making your upgrading dreams come true. Contact us for more information today.