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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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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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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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Custom Jewelry Object for a Man

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What do you get for a man that doesn't wear jewelry? Already owns a key ring? Doesn't wear a tie? But you want to give him a personalized trinket... One customer wanted to create an object for pocket use.  Initially the concept was seen as creating a flat oval laser engraved on both sides: one side with an ocean universal energy theme and the other with an evocative phrase. But she wants something more dimensional and tactile.  A 'pebble' that could be felt in the hand to give the recipient a reminder of the message it bore.  We decided a...

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Jewelry Undo, Jewelry Updo, Jewelry Redo

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Jewelry Undo, Jewelry Updo, Jewelry Redo

Often, customers come to us with jewelry they want to undo.  They want to take the stones out and reset them into something new. Or melt the metal down and transform it. And sometimes, the transformation is a very simple. Just staring us right in the face. We took our customer's journey jewelry that we are all acclimated to seeing lately and assembled it all together to create quite a memorable piece.The photo on the left shows her actual jewelry posed together to give her an idea of how the final piece might look, and the top right and bottom pictures show...

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