Considerations When Choosing An Engagement Ring

Finding your life partner can be an exciting process. Once you believe that you have identified the right person, you may make plans for a marriage proposal. These plans will likely include an engagement ring.  Here are a few considerations when choosing the right ring. Diamond Quality Many engagement rings include a diamond as the central stone. In order to select the best stone, you should be familiar with the components that jewelers consider when assessing a diamond's quality.

Fashions Come Round Again: 3 Modern Trends To Look For In Old Pawn Shop Jewelry

Just like music, jeans, and diets, jewelry styles come in and out of fashion in cycles, meaning that what's cool today might have been just as on-trend when your grandmother was your age. But how can this knowledge help you at the pawn shop counter, surrounded by jewelry found in peoples' grandmothers' closets, at estate sales, and in the back of old jewelry boxes? If you're shopping on the cheap but want to make sure that you're in style, then here are three modern trends to look for in old pawn shop jewelry.