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Wedding Rings: Black and White Band Ideas by Rubini Jewelers

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Wedding Rings: Black and White Band Ideas by Rubini Jewelers

Welcome to August 2020. We are in the midst of a planet wide awakening. Which means that we all don't have to follow the established norm any longer, including choices for wedding jewelry: how to wear it, where to wear it. Traditionally in North America, wedding rings are worn on the left ring finger, with the wedding ring first (closest to the heart) and the engagement next. Now, some people just use one big wide ring. This 18kt white gold diamond wave design ring is a perfect candidate for wearing a single ring rather than 2 rings.  Another trend: freedom of color,...

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Posted by Joanna Rubini on

This is a courageous post I'm about to embark upon writing. It's about mistakes. Are you sitting down?  Good! We all make errors. Even Rubini Jewelers. Sometimes we break stones.* Sometimes brittle jewelry, brought in for repair, disintegrates before our very eyes with just the lightest passage of our torch*.  And sometimes, we approach customers with what may seem to be indifference, when really what we are thinking about is the crumbled old chain in the back room and how to repair it (we always do!) Or even our mother in the hospital, our son with cancer, our ... We strive to treat...

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How to Stay in Love With Your Wedding Rings

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How to Stay in Love With Your Wedding Rings

We all know the story, we’ll have our wedding rings forever. The selection of the perfect ring to last a lifetime is vitally important. Choose poorly and we’ll be stuck with them forever. Some of us are less sentimental than others, so those people would swap the old out for new rings in a heartbeat given the opportunity, if they felt a waning passion for their original rings. But sometimes a few factors weigh in. Like financial means to buy entirely new rings. And even more important than cash flow is probably sentimental attachment to our original rings. So we...

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2020 Transformation at Rubini Jewelers

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2020 Transformation at Rubini Jewelers

Here we are in March 2020 and my dreams are coming true!  I used to see all the little bits of miscellaneous wire, odds and ends of tools, chunks of coal blocks, broken costume jewelry pieces, not to mention my own pile of to do lists and updates needed, and I used to despair at the chaos that seemed to encroach on our efficiency. But changes are afoot. EVERYWHERE!    Our Virgilio Rubini, the brother that does our watch repairs and engraving, has sifted through the accumulation of wires and tools and found organization, plus built us some lovely structures on...

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How to Achieve a Magical Engagement Ring Selection

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How to Achieve a Magical Engagement Ring Selection

Whether you are a man asking a woman, a woman asking a man, a man asking a man, or a woman asking a woman...the question is always the same: how can you get it right? There is rampant anxiety around the process of selecting and/or designing the perfect ring. I'm a jeweler- in the business personally for over 20 years, but here at Rubini Jewelers we've been engaging couples for nearly 45 years.  So we know it all! What we know is: everyone is different. Thank god!! What follows are different approaches that might work for you. The easiest thing...

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