PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA

by King of Jewelry on June 15, 2017

President Trump promotes “buy American and hire American”, signing an executive order endorsing American industry and attempting to protect it from outside competition.

“We will have two simple rules when it comes to this massive rebuilding effort, buy American and hire American.” – President Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump has made his fair share of controversial statements in his first 100 days in office, but this focus on increasing and supporting American-made goods is one we can definitely get behind. Here at King of Jewelry, all of our pieces are proudly made with love in the USA with a focus on exceptional craftsmanship and incomparable quality. We consider this one of our core values and believe it leads to better products, which is vital in this business of jewelry for a lifetime.

There are many compelling reasons to buy American, skilled USA workmanship included. Jewelry made here often contains a heavier amount of gold than imported jewelry. Imported jewelry is often infused with lead or other lower-cost and quality materials. Imported jewelry is also often machine-made, with machine-set diamonds. Our handcrafted approach ensures optimal setting techniques – and our immovably high standards guarantee a flawless finish on every piece before it is listed for sale. All of our diamonds are full-cut, never chipped, increasing each item’s potential resale value. We also stand behind the excellence of our products. If you are not 100% satisfied, we offer a 30-day full money-back guarantee.

Another perk of purchasing locally-made products is the ability to find more unique offerings, like our custom design rings. The vintage styling of this piece by Parade is a beautiful example:

Women's Diamond Wedding Rings

It consists of 0.10 carat round brilliant cut diamonds with a color grade of G and a clarity grade of VS2. It is available in both 18k gold and platinum 950. The intricate design has an antique feel that makes it an instant classic, perfect for brides with a love for all things eternally classic and chic.

Another favorite of our Made in USA wedding rings is this sleek band:

Princess Cut Diamond Wedding Rings

It is detailed with 15 pieces of impeccable princess-cut stones. The brilliant diamonds have a clarity of VS1, color of G, and a 1.00 carat weight, adding enchanting sparkle to the understated design. Women who favor a polished, streamlined aesthetic are more likely to opt for this modern silhouette.

Our selection of handmade wedding rings is comprised of high-quality, low-maintenance designs. Devoid of stones or extra adornment, they are easy to wear every day and couples often like to select a matching pair. Here is one of our most popular styles:

Handmade Wedding Rings

Each uniquely charming, they feature mixed metals, braided designs, chevron detailing and more. They are highly customizable, available in a variety of metals and both yellow and white gold.

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The Engagement Ring

When it comes to marriage-related jewelry, engagement rings garner the lion’s share of attention. Traditionally composed of a slim band and large center stone, they are now frequently seen in a wide variety of shapes, silhouettes, and colors, like the three stone diamond, halo diamond, or Canary diamond designs. This beautiful yellow heart shaped diamond ring is an excellent example of a modern take on the classic:

1.16 Ct. Canary Fancy Yellow Heart Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

These rings are given to the bride-to-be before the wedding, most often at the time of proposal. Historically, they were picked out by the groom-to-be and bequeathed as a surprise, but today’s couples often shop for and select the ring together, ensuring it’s exactly what the woman wants, and is something she’ll be comfortable wearing. Both practices are equally acceptable, though hardcore romantics often prefer the former while more practically-minded couples opt for the latter. After all, she will be wearing it every day for the rest of her life. A third option that is sort of a middle road, is to run ideas past her best friends. She has likely shared her dream rings and style preferences with them at some point over the years.

 

Wedding Band vs Wedding Ring

This is where a lot of the ring shopping confusion occurs. There is not a huge difference between the two terms. Both are exchanged during the wedding ceremony, at the time of the vows. What separates the two is essentially how ornate the design is. Wedding rings tend to have interesting design details, like sculpted or twisted silhouettes, diamonds in a variety of cuts and colors, and intricate scrollwork or the like. They came into popularity when more women started wearing wedding bands. The bands, typically an understated circle of metal were originally worn just by men. Wedding rings were the feminine evolution of that. However, nowadays men are getting more creative with their style choices as well, with mixed metals and diamond detailing gaining traction in recent years. Black diamonds are also a frequent request from modern grooms. This style, bedecked with channel set black diamonds is a popular pick, favored for its hammered finish:

14k White Gold 7.5 mm Hammered Finish Channel Set Black Diamond Ring

These enhancements have created some fun style choices for couples, especially couples who want coordinating rings or bands. All of our styles are available in both men’s and women’s sizing. For women’s rings, something to keep in mind is how it will look and fit against the engagement ring. A simple way to ensure a perfect match on both accounts is to choose a bridal set. Bridal sets like this pear cut iteration are designed for a seamless fit and complementary appearance:

 

2.40 Ct. Halo Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring & Matching Band

 

Another common use of the wedding ring is to purchase it as an anniversary gift, to be worn on the fourth finger of the right hand.

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