Jewelry Guide

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Jewelry Education - Facts, Guidance, Trends and Proposals

Our goal at Encore DT Jewelry is not only to simplify the process of buying the best jewelry for you and your loved ones, but also to help you stay informed as to the latest designs and jewelry trends. Our Jewelry Guide will help you understand the different styles of engagement rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, by presenting different options and price points for you to consider. Whether you choose from our unique selection of engagement rings under $500, wedding rings under $100 or our exclusive Italian Jewelry collection, we are here to help you make the process of buying jewelry a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Which Diamond Cut Are You Made For?

With so much debate and speculation surrounding the diamond cut, many people want to know which one is better, which one is the right fit for them, and some wonder if it’s just a matter of personal opinion. Technically speaking, different diamond cuts do vary in their ability to pass light, fit certain pieces of jewelry designs, the overall aesthetic...  READ MORE

The Evolution & Transformation of Diamond Necklaces

It is widely believed that diamond necklaces have experienced a transformation that is equivalent to engagement rings. There was a substantial period of time, during which necklaces resembled ornaments, chandeliers and other decorations that today largely make up the category of home decor. It is difficult to imagine that fine jewelry once consisted...  READ MORE

Finding Matching Diamond Jewelry for an Engagement Ring

There are few emotions that can live up to those of an engagement proposal. The sudden rush of energy is surreal and for a moment, nothing else in the world matters. But after this moment is over, the next moment usually involves the overwhelming feeling of informing friends and family, planning an engagement party and, the mother of all, planning...  READ MORE

2020: Shopping Diamond Engagement Rings, Fine Jewelry & More

The year 2020 has rattled the retail sector to its foundation, sending companies to the brink of bankruptcy and effectively creating a paradigm shift in how we shop for fine jewelry. The limitations on in-store occupancy rates have translated into even more diamond engagement rings, necklaces, pendants and earrings being purchased online. The rise...  READ MORE

Diamond Engagement Rings - Symmetry or Asymmetry?

One of the hottest topics among diamond engagement ring and jewelry designers is the notion of symmetry versus asymmetry, and how to leverage one or the other to render the latest and greatest engagement ring setting. While buyers may or may not realize the symmetry or asymmetry, when shopping for diamond engagement rings, this design element...  READ MORE

Have Simple Engagement Rings Become Obsolete?

Simple engagement rings were once the norm, and a traditional solitaire, halo or three stone diamond setting was enough for celebration. Fast forward to today, and unique, unprecedented and one-of-a-kind engagement rings have become the name of the game. Does this mean that the simple diamond engagement ring has ceased to exist? Have we as a society...  READ MORE

Are Solitaire Engagement Rings Extinct? Stylish? Irrelevant?

The solitaire diamond engagement ring design came into existence well over 100 years ago. During the course of the past 100 years we overcame Prohibition, the Great Depression, the Cold War and so many other notable pieces of history. Similarly, the demand for diamond engagement rings has undergone a significant transformation. The creative element...  READ MORE

The Creative Side of Unique Halo Engagement Rings

With an all time record in popularity of the halo engagement ring design, one may wonder whether it is actually possible to differentiate one halo setting from another. After all, doesn’t every variation simply entail a large center diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds in a square or circle shape, or some version thereof? While this is...  READ MORE

What Constitutes a Luxury Diamond Engagement Ring

It seems as though almost every popular diamond engagement ring store in the world claims to sell luxury diamond engagement rings, but what does this mean? What separates a high end engagement ring from its “average” counterpart, and where do we draw the line between the luxurious and everything else? These are the questions...  READ MORE

Halo Engagement Rings - The Luxury We Never Saw Coming

The halo engagement ring concept is almost 300 years old today. Having originated in Europe, in the 18th century, few could have predicted the luxury and opulence that is the halo diamond setting today. Thousands of design aspirations flood store inventories,...  READ MORE

Traditional Diamond Engagement Ring with a Modern Obsession

The evolution of diamond engagement rings traverses generations of sharp and round shank designs, curved and split shank modifications, prong, claw and pave set diamonds, perfect symmetry and contemporary, asymmetrical aesthetics. While the 20th century...  READ MORE

Creating Your Own Engagement Ring - History & Transformation

The notion of transforming your vision into your very own engagement ring has been around for generations. Professional designers have always been ready to convert a buyer’s vision into reality, but how does this work, and how does one communicate exactly what they want? Do you come into a jeweler’s office with a drawing? Something built of clay?  READ MORE

Engagement Rings Under $500 - A New Price Average

With more and more people embracing the economic recovery and many consumers focusing on cheaper jewelry, we have noticed an increase in sales of cheaper engagement rings, especially engagement rings under $500 dollars. The list of popular styles is long...  READ MORE

Average Price of Engagement Rings

Spending a number of years in the Engagement Ring sector of the Jewelry industry has revealed some interesting facts about statements we used to accept at face value, statements that continue to baffle consumers with regard to how much to spend on engagement rings...  READ MORE

Cheap Engagement Rings - Definitions and Interpretations

With so many engagement rings on the market and hundreds of different price points to choose from, what does a "cheap engagement ring" mean to you? By most accounts, cheap engagement rings are those that people can easily afford to buy. However...  READ MORE

Italian Jewelry - Exquisite, Sophisticated Designs

Spending a number of years in the Engagement Ring sector of the Jewelry industry has revealed some interesting facts about statements we used to accept at face value, statements that continue to baffle consumers with regard to how much to spend on engagement rings...  READ MORE