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Emerald Envy

Ancient and aristocratic — the hypnotic beauty of emeralds have symbolized hope, rebirth, and the arrival of spring since ancient times. It’s no mistake that the promised land in The Wizard of Oz was called Emerald City. The author knew their power.

Emeralds have been around for thousands of years. Cleopatra was a huge fan, as was the actress that played her on the silver screen. While Elizabeth Taylor had some beautiful jewelry, by far her most famous piece was a 23.44 carat octagonal step-cut emerald and diamond brooch that Richard Burton bought her in Italy while filming Cleopatra. The brooch was later added to a necklace — and of course she got the matching earrings, bracelet, and ring. She’s Elizabeth Taylor.

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Ensure the Proper Fit for Your Wedding Bands

exchanging wedding bandsAs all regular ring wearers know, there are some days when your rings fit perfectly and others when the just don’t. Whether your fingers have swelled overnight or the cold weather is making your rings a bit loose, your fingers aren’t always the same size.

If you and your fiancé have begun shopping for your wedding bands, you are probably wondering how you can ensure that the rings you pick are sure to fit on your wedding day – and every day afterward! While we can’t promise that your ring will fit perfect every day, we can help to make sure the ring you choose fits your finger under all but the most extreme circumstances.

Measure Multiple Times

There are so many factors that can affect the size of your hands, that we recommend having your ring finger sized a couple different times to ensure that you have found the best fit. A professional sizing with an experienced jeweler will help to ensure your ring fits perfectly, but it is still important to remember that seasonal changes can affect your fit.

Visit Mid-Afternoon

If possible, the best time to visit your jeweler for a ring sizing is mid-afternoon. Most individual’s fingers tend to be at their largest stable size around this time, but there are a few other factors to take into consideration.

Exercise and heat causes your fingers to swell, so don’t head straight from the gym to your fitting. Also, if you’ve just come inside on a cold day, give your hands plenty of time to warm up before trying on potential wedding bands!

Consider Your Options

If you are facing a special circumstance, like enlarged knuckles, there are a few different options your jeweler can suggest to you to help create the best fit. Anti-roll beads, spring bars and adjustable shanks can all help you get the fit you desire for the ring you will be wearing for many years to come.

Keep these tips in mind as you begin trying on wedding bands, and remember that your ring can always be resized at Diamonds Forever if your size does change. Start your wedding band search with us online, or visit our San Diego shop to work with our experienced team. We look forward to your visit!

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Diamond Showers

Queen Elizabeth II jewelryLucky girls born in April have diamonds as their birthstone. Believe it or not, Queen Elizabeth is one of those lucky girls. Now, while not everyone born in April has their own crowned jewels – every girl kind of feels like a queen when showered with diamonds. Elizabeth Taylor may not have been a royal nor was she born in the month of April, but that didn’t stop the men in her life from lavishing her with diamonds.

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