We Love Engagements!
Bridal is always one of the most enjoyable sides of jewelry for us. Choosing or designing an engagement ring allows the spouse-to-be to be creative and giving! We work with you whether the engagement is a surprise, or if you & your spouse-to-be would like to come in to brainstorm or design together.
Come in to work with us and experience extraordinary personalized service, the option for custom, access to thousands of styles, and always a perfect ring that fits your budget. We want to make this a happy and exciting experience, not one filled with nerves or pressure!
Custom Engagement Ring Examples
Whether it is a combination of different rings, various stones (including differently colored diamonds!), or a favorite ring with a special halo, we can make your dreams come true. Come see us and we can make the ideas in your mind come into reality!
The Center Stone
The big question - the part of the engagement ring that often determines budget. The center stone!
The overwhelmingly most common & traditional center stone is diamond. There is a lot to learn about diamonds, but we can reduce it down to the Four Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat.
Cut: With so many shapes to choose from, it can be helpful to figure out which ones your fiancee-to-be likes best (round, oval, princess, cushion, emerald, etc.). But cut is about more than shape! Stones are graded for the cut (how well the stone is cut compared to ideal), polish (cleanliness of cuts - how clear the facets are), and symmetry (is the stone even from side to side).
Color: The most desirable diamonds begin at colorless (DEF), to near colorless (GHI), and then tints of brown or yellow become more visible (J & beyond). A lot of this depends on preference for you & your soon-to-be fiancee!
Clarity: This refers to the number and size of "inclusions" in the stone. Inclusions are any visible impurity (there are many causes!) and all stones are graded at 10x magnification. The range starts at flawless (F), internally flawless (IF), very very small inclusions (VVS1-2), very small inclusions (VS1-2), small inclusions (SI1-2), and included (I1-3). Only the I range is supposed to be visible with the naked eye.
Carat: Most centers for engagement rings start at 1/4 carat and go up from there. (Note: carat with a "c" refers to the weight of stones, while karat with a "k" refers to the purity of gold.)
CAUTION: There is only so much you can learn online! We are firm believers that you really need to see a variety of stones to gain experience into what you prefer so that we can help you choose a center you are proud of.
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Please visit us! An engagement ring design & purchase is a big moment and we believe it is best for the consumer to have this experience be in-person. We love to educate about stones, metals, and the longevity of designs (because we want your ring to last as long as your sweet marriage does).
"Thank you Gold'N Carats!! I am so glad we decided to pop in on a whim. Lucinda and Jenna are such down to earth, wonderful and genuine people. My original wedding ring was stolen and both women took their time to help me with finding my heart again...Lucinda was not going to let me choose just 'any ol' ring,' she wanted me to be sure, in my heart of hearts that the ring I wanted was the one that made me feel loved...It was hard for me to fight back tears of joy.
I have never in my life been made to feel like the only special customer in the world, like I was with Gold'N Carats. Platinum service without the 'snobby' service. I LOVE this place and will always recommend them. Thank you Lucinda and Jenna from the bottom of my heart for what you did for me, for us."
Found out about us post-engagement?
If you did not get your engagement ring from us but need help with wedding bands and/or customization, don't worry.
We can help!
Whether it is adding a single band, a guard ring or having to do some special welding or stone resetting to make it all come together, we can make it work just right.