How Are Engagement Rings Made?

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:42:09 AM America/Chicago

It’s fairly common for people to be interested in different styles of engagement rings and even want to know more about where and how the diamonds are sourced. Yet there is much more that goes into the finished product displayed in a jewelry store. If you’re curious to know more about your ring, keep reading to discover how engagement rings are made.

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Should Bride And Groom Wedding Bands Match?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:28:52 PM America/Chicago

When you choose an engagement ring and wedding bands for your impending marriage, you’ll consider your style, budget and other factors when choosing the rings. One question we tend to hear is: Should couples' wedding bands match? In other words, should the bride and groom wear the same style rings?

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Your Post Wedding Checklist

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:26:20 PM America/Chicago

The whirlwind of wedding planning is but a memory now. After months of meticulously mapping out every last detail, heartfelt vows and cherished rings were exchanged, and your love was celebrated in style with family and friends.

Congratulations are in order … but there’s still more to do as you set off down the road toward wedded bliss. The accompanying checklist presents a dozen tasks to tend to in the aftermath of the wedding to make everything just right. There is gratitude to express, legal matters to labor over, and especially for sentimentalists, keepsakes to create. And there are plans to ponder to make the future even brighter.

Now that you are used to taking vows, check out this checklist to discover why it’s important to transform your “I do” to “We will … ” Take on these tasks as a couple for a picture-perfect way to wrap up your wedding-related activities. Be assured that the “thank you” cards in particular are most meaningful to the many who made your

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Finding The Perfect Chicago Wedding Venue

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:14:19 PM America/Chicago

Congratulations, you’re engaged! As soon as you start planning your wedding, one of the first and biggest decisions you’ll have to make is about your venue: Where will the event be held? What are you looking for? What do you need to do to find Chicago wedding venues that are right for you? 

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How To Choose The Right Wedding Band

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:48:21 AM America/Chicago

Unlike cake at a wedding reception, wedding bands are meant to last, beautifully symbolizing the love and commitment a couple have for each other. If you’re a soon-to-be bride and wondering how to choose a wedding ring that you’ll treasure, here are some important considerations to help lead you in the right direction.

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History Of Engagement Rings

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:58:42 PM America/Chicago

In today’s society, it’s common knowledge that when you’re ready to get engaged, you’re ready to get a ring. Modern culture views rings as tangible symbols of commitment and the perfect accompaniment to proposals. Where does this tradition originate? What’s the history of engagement rings, and why do we expect them today? To help answer these questions, here’s a look at engagement ring history, as well as wedding ring history.

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Purchasing An Engagement Ring

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:20:32 PM America/Chicago

Once you’ve found the one you want to spend your life with, all that’s left to do is find the ring — but not just any ring! You want to find something unforgettable, demonstrating the commitment you want to make. When you don’t see an option that catches your eye, why not design an engagement ring as unique as the love you’re celebrating? Ethan Lord Jewelers specializes in custom engagement ring design that’s catered to your desires. To design the perfect ring, here’s what we recommend:

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Diamond Clarity 101

Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:52:00 AM America/Chicago

When perusing our treasures, you might have noticed that we describe our diamonds using the term clarity, often accompanied by an assortment of letters and numbers. 

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Custom Design Spotlight, the Rose Gold Halo Ring

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:42:25 AM America/Chicago

We’d like to offer you an exclusive viewing of one of our most recent exquisite custom-made rings. The ring has a halo setting that encircles a center stone with smaller diamonds all around, creating a brilliant sparkle and enhancing the size and luster of the center diamond. 

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Ethan Lord Jewelry Feature of the Month, The Twist Rose Ring

Friday, April 10, 2015 10:39:59 AM America/Chicago

Perfect for a lady who loves vintage elegance, rose cut diamonds evoke antique jewelry and the charms of the Georgian and Victorian eras. This cut resembles an opening rose bud.

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