Selecting the Right Ring
Finding the right person is the hard part, so getting the ring should be fun and easy. I work with people all over the world, so almost everything can be done over the phone and e-mail. I also meet with people by appointment in New York and send options to out-of-town clients.
Pictures of designs or diamond shapes are helpful, along with a price range you have in mind.
It is also important to have an idea of the ring finger size. This can always be tweaked afterward, but you want them to have it fit it on their finger when you propose!
Timing & Shipping
Rings are all custom made and set by hand, so they take time. Depending on the style of your ring it could take a couple days, a couple weeks, or more! If you have more strict time constraints, we will always try to make it happen. We ship insured FedEx overnight, and someone must be available to sign for the package when it arrives.
We can optimize the quality and size for your price range. You want a well-cut, brilliant diamond, with high color and clarity, and I usually recommend maximizing the size. As long as the stone faces up white and has no eye-visible flaws, I say go big, not flawless!Appraisal & Insurance
We will provide you with all the original paperwork, including an appraisal and in most cases a GIA certificate. Since an engagement ring is a big purchase, you will probably want to have it insured and this paperwork should be all you need.
I will leave this part up to you, but if you have any questions or if you are ready to get started on this exciting process, let me know!