Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

 

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Shopping for an engagement ring is exciting but it can also be a bit overwhelming.  If you are looking for the perfect ring for your intended, this may be your first major jewelry purchase and one that you really want to get right.

Even before you set foot in a jewelry store or start browsing online, you need to think about how much you want to spend – set a budget and stick to it.  Most experts agree the “three month salary rule” is probably out-of-date but stay in your comfort zone.  Knowing what you want to spend is also helpful for your jeweler as it narrows down the selection.

While some couples opt to shop for an engagement ring together, there are plenty of people who still want to surprise their girlfriend with an engagement ring.  If that’s your intention, think about what style of ring would best suit her lifestyle and preferences.  In addition try to find out her ring size.

Other considerations to think about include the metal color of the setting and the shape of stone you think your girlfriend would prefer such as round, princess, oval, etc.  To learn how diamonds are graded, read up on the 4Cs – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.

Moreover at Padis Jewelry, we highly recommend choosing a reputable jeweler that you can trust.  Find out how long they have been in business, are their diamonds certified, and are they a member of the American Gem Society (AGS)?  Read online reviews and ask friends and family for recommendations.

At Padis Jewelry we are proud to say that we have been selling jewelry to the San Francisco area for more than forty years and are family-owned and operated.  We are also one of the 5% of jewelers in the U.S who is an accredited member of the AGS, and we have two GIA Graduate Gemologists on staff at all times.  Please contact us to set up a visit to one of our three San Francisco showrooms or our St. Helena store.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Buy De Beers Forevermark Diamonds at Padis

 

 

 

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Among our large collection of stunning certified loose diamonds and diamond jewelry, Padis Jewelry also sells the renowned Forevermark diamonds.  For over 125 years, The De Beers Group of Companies has had a history of diamond expertise and sells some of the world’s most stunning diamonds.  All of their diamonds not only meet their strict standards for quality and beauty but are also responsibly sourced.

In fact less than one percent of the world’s diamonds meet Forevermark’s standard of excellence, which goes far beyond the 4Cs.  Before a diamond can be marked with the Forevermark inscription, it has to go through a rigorous inspection.  Once it meets the criteria, each diamond receives the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number that is as small as 1/5000th the width of a human hair and only visible under 50X magnification.  Your diamond is registered under your name by this number.

Furthermore, you can wear your Forevermark diamond with pride as it comes from a company that is committed to not only supplying the world with the most beautiful diamonds, but doing it with integrity. They ensure the mines comply with strict political, financial, social and environmental requirements and see to it that the local communities also benefit.

Please contact us to set up a visit to one of our three showrooms in San Francisco or our store in St. Helena to see our full collection of radiant Forevermark rings, loose diamonds and other fine jewelry.  In addition to carrying Forevermark diamonds, we also have a large selection of other top luxury brands including Verragio, Tacori, Ritani, Endless, Jeff Cooper Designs, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, Demarco, Simon G., Scott Kay, and many more.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We have one of the area’s largest inventories as well as an impressive selection of top name luxury brands.  So if you are a lover of beautiful jewelry, we encourage you to schedule a visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

Browse Our Stunning Collection Online – Then Set Up a Visit

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After browsing through our exquisite jewelry online, we recommend you set up an appointment to see our extensive collection up close and personal.  Padis Jewelry has three showrooms in San Francisco’s jewelry district and a store in St. Helena in Napa Valley.

Even if you have frequented many other jewelry stores, you will quickly discover that the Padis shopping experience is unique.  To start with we are a family-owned and operated company that has been in business for more than forty years and during that time we have built an impeccable reputation.  Another thing that sets us apart from the competition is our huge collection of stunning certified loose diamonds and other gemstones, and at any one time, we have over 10,000 loose diamonds in our inventory.

In addition you will find our entire staff is especially knowledgeable about diamonds and gemstones as well as the rest of our collection.  In fact, we have GIA Graduate Gemologists available to expertly answer any questions.  We are also proud to be among the 5 percent of jewelers in the country to be an accredited member of the American Gem Society (AGS).

We understand that jewelry shopping can be challenging and we want to assure you that we offer a smarter option than high-priced jewelry stores or the dubious claims of “factory-direct” retailers.  Padis Jewelry is only one of a handful of jewelers that buy directly from the source, which allows us to offer high-quality jewelry at the best prices.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  If you are a lover of beautiful jewels, schedule at visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

New Trends from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows

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The GIA’s recent Gems & Gemology, Spring 2017 publication reports on the 2017 Tucson gem and mineral shows that each year draws interested buyers from across the globe.  The GIA noted that as with past years that this year’s shows point to some strong trends in the jewelry industry.

One of the trends is the demand for special, one-of-a-kind pieces that are crafted with pearls and colored gemstones.  The GIA also noticed the strong demand for high-end gems and a softening of demand for commercial goods.  In addition the industry is becoming more focused on ethically sourced gemstones and beneficiation.

The article reports that the shows biggest story was the “emergence of Ethiopia as a potentially major source of gem-quality emerald. These new gems resemble other schist-hosted emeralds, especially those from Brazil and Zambia.”  The emeralds are less saturated and included, but nevertheless this source is producing fine gem-grade crystals of exceptional size, color, and clarity.

Another topic of interest was the October 2016 removal of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar that now legalizes the import of Burmese jadeite and rubies.  Geologist Edward Boehm, a colored stone dealer and consultant, said that while the lifting of the ban was welcomed, he thought Myanmar reforms on the gem mining sector “have some ways to go” and new production may take time to reach the marketplace.

Padis Jewelry is glad to hear of the continuing trend toward ethical, sustainable business practices and transparent supply chains as it is very important to our business. Please visit our website or contact us to view our extensive inventory of certified loose diamonds and gemstones, engagement rings and fine jewelry.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For the opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Source: gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2017-gemnews-tucson-overview

Shop at Padis for Stunning Jeff Cooper Engagement Rings

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Padis Jewelry offers customers some of the world’s top names in the jewelry industry including Forevermark, Verragio, Endless, Tacori, Ritani, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, Demarco, Simon G., Scott Kay, Breitling, Tag Heuer, and many more.  Among our extensive collection, we are pleased to offer stunning Jeff Cooper diamond settings.

Our inventory includes a selection of Jeff Cooper halo, classic and solitaire ring settings.  One beautiful example is a 14K white gold pavé diamond, double halo diamond setting for a one carat round center.  The ring has 0.57 Cttw. of diamonds rated H Color with a SI2 Clarity average.  Another example from our collection designed for a princess center stone is a platinum setting with channel set princess diamond accents and 0.60 Cttw., G Color, and a VS2 Clarity average.

For more than forty years, Jeff Cooper has been designing rings that exude timeless styling, and taking what he knows to be beautiful and making it refined and precise. According to his website, Jeff works in platinum, gold and diamonds and specializes in creating clean, elegant and simple designs that never go out of style.  Each Jeff Cooper piece is made “one at a time, by hand, and examined through every step of the process.”

In addition David or Jeff Cooper personally inspects each ring before it leaves the shop because they realize that every ring should be reflective of its wearer and the memories it symbolizes.  Jeff Cooper’s designs have a reputation for delivering quality, service and speed that is unparalleled.

We encourage you to visit our website and to browse through our extensive collection of Jeff Cooper engagement ring settings as well as our other top designers.  Padis Jewelry has three showrooms in San Francisco and a store in beautiful Napa Valley’s St. Helena.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite engagement rings, fine jewelry and certified loose diamonds since 1974. We are one of the only jewelers in the area to exclusively offer some of the top names in the industry as well as to carry such a large inventory. Please arrange a visit to experience the finest collection of engagement rings in the area.

Source: jeffcooperdesigns.com/our-story/

Find Your “Perfect Stone” with our 10,000 Diamonds in Stock

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At Padis Jewelry we have a huge inventory of at least 10,000 diamonds in stock at all times, which means you are sure to find the perfect stone for your engagement ring.  To help guide this important process, all of our jewelry consultants are very knowledgeable about diamonds.  Also as they do not work on commission, they just want to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. We additionally have two expert GIA Graduate Gemologists on staff at all times and Padis is proud to be an accredited member of the American Gem Society (AGS).

Our goal is to help you understand exactly what you are buying and to give you the confidence you need to trust us as your professional jewelry consultant.  We are proud to be a family-owned business but that means that our reputation is at stake if we do not serve our customers well.  This is why we are pleased to report that we have been in business since 1974 and continue to grow our presence in the San Francisco area.

A Padis consultant will work closely with you and show you the best pieces that are within your specifications as well as price range.  Furthermore, our jewelry is clearly marked with prices as we respect our customers’ desires to stay within their budget.

We also help customers to understand the 4 C’s used for grading diamonds – Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight and to find the highest quality stones that meet their criteria. Padis Jewelry recognizes that buying an engagement ring is an important decision for couples both for what it signifies as well as for the fact that it will be worn for many years.

Jewelry is a significant investment so it is important to buy carefully to ensure the best quality and peace of mind.  Please allow us to assist you with this important purchase.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Shop Our Wide Selection of Exclusive Designer Jewelry Including Simon G

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As San Francisco’s exclusive retailer for many of the top luxury brands in the industry, Padis Jewelry proudly offers the area an exceptional selection of designer engagement rings.   As part of our extensive collection, we have stunning, heirloom quality Simon G. engagement and wedding rings that range from contemporary to old-world inspired settings.

Specializing in bridal jewelry and engagement rings for over 30 years, Simon G. has built a reputation for designing innovative jewelry that showcases his attention to detail and intricate design.  As an internationally recognized jeweler, he has won prestigious awards including the 2015 Jewelers’ Choice Awards.

Superior craftsmanship is integrated into every Simon G. engagement ring and incorporates high quality alloy material to give the best finish.  Examples include alloying 18k white gold with palladium instead of nickel and alloying his platinum jewelry with Iridium.  Another thing that exemplifies the quality craftsmanship is all Simon G.’s melee diamonds have 4 prongs on each stone to ensure they securely stay in lace.

Simon Ghanimian, the founder of Simon G., tells the story of how he came to America with $200 in his pocket.  He wanted to go to college to become an engineer but quickly realized it was much too expensive so he went to work in the diamond district in New York to save up for school.  There, he started setting diamonds and fell in love with the “process, artistry, and details of jewelry making.” What began as a hobby quickly became a life-long passion.

Please visit our website to browse through our beautiful selection of Simon G. engagement rings as well as our other luxury brands including Tacori, Ritani, Verragio, Endless, Jeff Cooper Designs, Forevermark, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, Demarco, Scott Kay, and more.  While you are there, set up an appointment at one of our three showrooms in San Francisco or visit our Napa Valley store in St. Helena.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We have one of the area’s largest inventories as well as an impressive selection of top name luxury brands.  So if you are a lover of beautiful jewelry, we encourage you to schedule a visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

Source: simongjewelry.com/simons-story/