Tag Archives: Tiffany & Co

Part II – Buying Diamonds at a Chain Stores vs. Independent Jewelers

Yesterday, I got heated after reading this great post, then musing on the differences between chain jewelers and independents. The two just can’t be compared. Oh wait, yes they can. And I’m just the person to do it! I’ve popped into my fair share of mall stores and chain stores with girlfriends who wanted to just “get an idea” of what they like (in Chicago, when they can’t just come visit RLJ and pick out exactly what they want.) And every time I’ve been floored by the straight up misleading sales tactics used to push sub par diamonds on young, Read More →

Popular Engagement Ring Designers

Since this blog is called Designers and Diamonds, I figured I’d combine the two today. Some of my favorite engagement rings are those crafted by the best designers in the bridal game, and each has something different to offer. Appropriate, considering the vast variety of different brides and different styles of each lady. But, for a guy just starting out shopping, the barrage of fancy names might be a bit much to handle. Well, gents, look no further. Your lady friend has obviously pinned this handy graphic for you so that when the time comes you can identify her favorite Read More →

Spring 2015 Sneak Peak

Better weather and sunny days are right around the corner. Before you pack up the winter boots and pull out the floral dresses, let’s take a sneak peek at the accessories that will make your outfits pop this spring. Get ready to make your wish list; dreaming about these fresh pieces just might get you through the few cold days that are left. Daytime Clutches Not just for cocktail parties and swanky evenings out anymore, clutches are waking up early and coming out to play during the day. Last season was all about big totes and those practical pieces aren’t Read More →

Who’s Ready for Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, finally returning to a later date this year (as opposed to last year’s Thanksgivikkah celebrations) begins tomorrow evening! If you’re readying the brisket and breaking out your Menorah, I’m wishing you a joyous Festival of Lights. If you’re still in the dark about what, exactly, Hanukkah/Chanukah is, exactly. Allow me to enlighten you. Now, there are two things you need to properly celebrate Hanukkah in style. Three if you count sufganiyot, and you should. But the other two are simple. One, you will want to (and need to) break it down to this new song, in addition to your Read More →

Jewelry Gift Guide: Mom and Dad

Every year during the holidays, many jewelry stores seem to focus on getting jewelry for certain loved ones on your list. In most cases, that seems to be limited to that special woman in your life. In fact, it almost seems like many jewelry stores are suggesting that this time of the year is the ideal occasion to pop the question and craft a marriage proposal. While this is definitely a memorable time of the year which makes it the perfect time to buy jewelry for that special woman in your life, there is no reason why you should have Read More →