How to Find a Jewelry Designer You’ll Love Working With

How to Find a Jewelry Designer You’ll Love Working With

When it comes time to shopping for your soon-to-be fiancé’s engagement ring or for an anniversary ring for your wife of twenty years, how do you pick a jewelry designer in Boston? From our experience in the industry here are some things to look for when picking a local independent jewelry designer: 1. TRUST – One of the most important things when picking a custom jewelry designer is finding someone you can trust. As you speak with the jewelry designer, does what they say make sense? Are they consistent in what they say or does what they say seem to contradict what you’ve heard from other jewelry designers? Do they more interested in making the sale or ensuring that you will leave with the custom engagement ring of your dreams? 2. REVIEWS – What do other customers have to say about this custom jewelry designer? Are they happy with the experience and with the finished product? Did the level of service meet their expectations? Ask your potential jewelry designer for some references or check out some online review websites like Google, Yelp, or Facebook. 3. PERSONAL CONNECTION – Finding a top jewelry designer that you have a connection with and are comfortable being around is a good feeling. Most popular jewelry designers are able to put their customers at ease and pay attention to even the smallest of details so that there is no need to worry. 4. ESTABLISHED REPUTATION – Reviews and word of mouth are important, but equally important is an established reputation that helps ensure the jeweler will be around years down the road when you...
The Inherent Beauty of Diamond Halo Rings

The Inherent Beauty of Diamond Halo Rings

If you follow Keezing Kreation’s jewelry design gallery you will notice that halo engagement rings are popping up left, right, and center! That’s because it is currently a very popular engagement ring design choice and our customers request it often. In this blog post we’ll explore the history and benefits of a halo ring as well as the most popular diamond halo ring settings . What is a Halo Ring? The halo ring is currently one of the most popular styles for engagement rings. Engagement halo ring settings have one center stone and a collection of round pave or micro pave diamonds circling around it in a halo. The halo stones flash with light and draw the eye back to the center stone, making the diamond halo ring sparkle like no other. Halo Ring Design History You may think that the halo engagement ring is just a popular trendy choice but in fact it has a very long history! The halo ring dates back to the early 1700’s and makes an appearance in almost every jewelry period even though its style and design changes with the times. At times colorful gemstones halo rings were popular and at other times diamonds and pearls halo rings were popular. Streamlined and simple halo rings came out of the Art Deco era while elaborate filigree and milgrain were popular for Victorian Era halo rings. Today, almost anything goes for halo ring designs! Square cut diamonds and pave set diamonds are a popular choice and the double halo ring is making a comeback too. Benefits of Diamond Halo Ring Designs Diamond halo ring settings give...
Top Diamond Cuts for Engagement Rings

Top Diamond Cuts for Engagement Rings

Diamond cut is one the most noticeable of the “4 C’s of Diamonds” as the cut affects the overall shape and look of the diamond. Each and every facet and angle cut into the diamond stone affects how light is refracted and reflected – what we like to refer to as the sparkle or bling. In this Keezing Kreation blog post we’ll make it easy for you to understand the differences between the most popular diamond cuts and shapes so you can choose the perfect center diamond for your stunning custom diamond engagement ring! Round Diamonds (“Brilliant Diamonds”) (The most popular diamond cut!) Round diamonds first became popular in 1919 when the publication of Marcel Tolkowsky’s “diamond design” came out. The round diamond is considered to be the most popular and researched type of diamond on the market. For almost one hundred years diamond cutters have been using theories of light to discover and perfect the brilliance of the round diamond. Key point of interest: The round diamond provides more flexibility for balancing cut, color, and clarity grades. All round diamonds are brilliant cut, meaning they have 58 facets. Round diamond engagement rings have been popular for decades! Be sure to check out our very own custom designed Matty engagement ring. Princess Cut Diamonds (The second most popular diamond cut!) Created in 1979, the princess cut diamond of the fanciest cut and a popular choice for diamond engagement rings. This is the second more popular type of diamond cut. The shape of the princess cut diamond looks like an upside down pyramid. Key point of interest: Princess cuts are...
How to Pick an Engagement Ring

How to Pick an Engagement Ring

Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a big deal! Not only is the engagement ring the focal point of the big proposal it is a piece of jewelry that your wife will wear for years to come. Here are a few tips from our friendly Boston jewelry store at Keezing Kreations on how to choose and how to buy an engagement ring that will elicit a resounding YES when you pop the big question. 1. Settle on an engagement ring budget that you are comfortable with. It’s a common question, “How much to spend on an engagement ring?” The traditional belief is that a person should spend two months salary on the engagement ring. But that is just a rule of thumb that you don’t have to follow! Pick a budget that you and your future fiancé are comfortable with. Perhaps you are planning to save for a big house or maybe you’ve just run into a big promotion at work. How much you spend on an engagement ring is entirely a personal choice! Once you’ve picked an engagement ring budget stop looking at engagement rings you can’t afford. Your soon-to-be fiancé will likely know your financial situation and reasons for deciding on the budget that you did. Many couples these days plan to return to the jeweler later and upgrading their engagement ring when they are able to afford it. Remounting diamonds is another popular option to help save. Using a special ring that has been in the family or passed on adds sentimental value and can help with the budget. Before you do this, make sure that’s...
Hottest Engagement Ring Trends for 2016

Hottest Engagement Ring Trends for 2016

If you are planning to pop the question this year or dreaming of what your future engagement ring will look like, here’s Keezing Kreations’ list of the hottest, newest and most popular upcoming engagement ring trends of the year. 1. Unique Cut Diamonds Modern engagement ring trends have moved towards using pear-shaped and marquise cut diamonds as the center stone. While the rest of your friends settle for the most common round cut diamond why not do something different with a tapered cut diamond? These shapes are not only unique but they will also make your fingers appear slimmer. 2. Scallop and Pave Diamond Accents There is a certain elegance and visual interest that comes with a scalloped band, which is also called French pave. The scallop design emphasizes the shimmer of the diamonds while downplaying how much metal is shown. The result is pure shimmer.   3. Rose Gold Engagement and Wedding Rings Rose gold has definitely made a comeback as women are falling in love once again with its feminine quality. The rose gold color also flatters all skin tones. The rose gold engagement ring trend is being incorporated into all styles of engagement rings including vintage, modern, and halo engagement rings. 4. Three Stone Diamond Engagement Rings At Keezing Kreations, we like to call these the “Bostonian Three Stone” where a stunning diamond is paired with perfectly matched diamonds on either site.   5. Split Shank Engagement Ring The split shank is one of the latest engagement ring trends that gives the ring a more architectural or structured look. It also offers your jewelry designer more...