Jewelry Buying Guide

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Diamond Ring
About 4 C's ... Every diamond is a miracle of time and place and chance. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.
There are a ton of options when you're shopping for engagement rings. Here at Colonial Jewelers, we love the opportunity to help you navigate the buying process. There is a lot to learn and that's where we come in. Firstly, have a price range in mind. There are beautiful options in all price ranges and having a budget will help us find you the right ring.
What Setting Makes Sense?
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Solitaire Ring

A single stone. Still the most popular choice in engagement rings. The head secures the diamond. Prongs allow the diamond to catch the most light. A four-prong-setting shows more of the diamond, but a six-prong setting is often more secure.

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Sidestone Ring

Diamonds or other gemstones, flank the main stone for additional sparkle or color. Popular sidestone settings include 'channel', which protects stones by keeping them flush, and 'bar-channel', which allows more light to enter the sidestones.

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Three Stone Ring

Three Stone - One diamond for the past, one for the present, and one for the future. Typically, the center diamond is larger than the two side stones.

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Pavee Ring

Halo - The main stone is surrounded by tiny diamonds to add sparkle and the illusion of greater size.

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