Carat Size & Engagement Rings
What is a Carat?
A carat is a unit of measurement specifically used for weighing diamonds and other gems.
Remember that carat is the weight, not the size of a diamond or gemstone. This means that a carat can look differently depending on the cut and type of gemstone.
1.00CT Round Diamond= approximately […]
When a person decides to propose marriage to the love of his or her life, the first thing that must be decided upon before ring shopping is budget. Most people automatically believe that they need to follow the two-month salary “rule.” However, this is not the case. Purchasing an engagement ring worth two months’ pay […]
When a person buys an engagement ring, they don’t have to walk into a jewelry store with several thousand dollars in their pocket to lay down on the counter. Buying an engagement ring (or any piece of fine jewelry for that matter) is an investment. This means that like a car or a house, Hamilton […]
Same Sex Wedding Bands
Perhaps one of the best social advances we have made in recent years is the legalization of same-sex marriages. Hamilton Jewelers is proud to provide wedding bands to all couples celebrating their love. The wedding bands a couple chooses is perhaps the most important pieces of jewelry they will ever wear, a […]
What Wedding Bands Go With Certain Cuts Of Diamonds
There are two rings that a woman will wear consistently and together in her lifetime: her engagement ring and her wedding band. The key word here is together. Traditionally, a woman will receive her engagement ring at the time of her proposal and a wedding band the […]
Hamilton’s Engagement Guide: All You Need To Know From Diamond Purchase To Proposal
1. From Ring Shopping To Proposal, Timing Matters
2. Do Your Research: Separate Fact From Fiction
3. Choose A Reasonable Budget
4. The 4 C’s Are Exceptionally Important When Buying A Diamond
5. The Order Of Choosing A Ring
6. Determining The Best Ring Style
7. Selecting Metals By […]
*Originally published December 2016
Buying an engagement ring can be a daunting and overwhelming task, but can also be a fun experience if you are prepared. Here are some pointers to get you started in the right direction – – some practical, some romantic, and some steeped in history & tradition. We should know […]
*Originally published August 2015
Fashion website WhoWhatWear recently came out with an article detailing the most popular cut for celebrities’ engagement rings – Emerald.
Emerald-cut diamonds are versatile and timeless. Their shape is perfect for slender hands and makes any gemstone look beautiful. You can let it dazzle by itself on a thin band or pair it […]
*Originally published July 2016
Let’s face it, buying an engagement ring is a big investment, financially and emotionally. There are so many tips and ideas floating around about how you should go about finding the perfect ring, that it’s hard to pick out the good advice from the just plain wrong. That’s why we’re here to […]
*Originally published June 2016
Congratulations! He just popped the question and you said yes! Now it’s time to share your happiness (and your gorgeous ring) with everyone you know. As you know from taking tons of selfies over the years, getting the right one can be quite a process, and taking the all important engagement ring […]