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Anniversary Bands: Kick Start Her Heart…Again

After years of marriage, it can become a bit difficult to keep the spark alive. While the love you share is still very strong, how can you show the woman who has raised your children and supported you through years of career changes that she is still just as special to you as the day you bent on one knee and proposed? Fine jewelry is always a good bet but for this anniversary…make the day even more special with a diamond anniversary band.

 

There are literally hundreds of anniversary band styles to choose from. While you might be able to find the perfect band to complement her wedding set, it is a good idea to consult your local professional jeweler to insure the anniversary band will fit correctly with her existing engagement ring and wedding band. Your jeweler will be able to suggest the appropriate band styles for you.

 

A Jaffe Diamond Anniversary Rings

A Jaffe Diamond Anniversary Rings

Eternity anniversary bands are a very popular style today.  Set with diamonds around the entire band, eternity bands symbolize the many years together and the many years yet to come.  Depending on your budget, eternity anniversary bands are available with a single row of diamonds, two rows and even a dazzling triple row of diamonds, any of which are sure to take her breath away.

 

In addition to eternity bands, most fine jewelers carry a broad assortment of anniversary and wedding bands that are beautiful stand-alone rings. While many choose to wear their anniversary band on their left ring finger alongside a wedding set, others are proud to display the commemorative ring on their right hand. Most of the bands you will find at your local jeweler are certain to maintain their brilliance on either hand.

 

While diamond anniversary bands are certainly the most popular of this type of ring, the options available vary from simple to highly ornate. It is wise to consider the taste and style of your spouse in addition to the style of her wedding set. Also consider the anniversary itself. A monumental anniversary such as a 25th or 50th may warrant a ring worthy of the occasion. Fine jewelry is always a great gift idea but when it comes to marking the milestones of a lifetime together, a breathtaking diamond anniversary band could well be the gift that shows just how much she has meant to you for all of those years.

Skipping What The Calendar Says

(How diamond anniversary bands supersede everything)

 

My wife and I have been married for seventeen years. Now, I’m sure that is the plastic anniversary, or maybe diamond, or possibly major appliance one. In other words, there is most likely a calendar out there that says this year I owe my wife a present made of anything from shooting marbles to stainless steel. I could easily combine those two into a marble that never tarnishes, but I decided to find something even better. I arranged to have diamond anniversary bands as our gift.

 

Diamond A.Jaffe Anniversary Ring

Diamond A.Jaffe Anniversary Ring

Seventeen might seem like an odd year to make such a celebratory purchase, and if it were any other couple, I would agree. The thing is, we met when we were that age, even though we didn’t date for another six years. Dating and the engagement took four more years out of our lives, so our seventeenth anniversary would really seem like nothing special…perfect for an out of the blue anniversary gift.

 

The good thing about choosing anniversary bands is that they do a fantastic job doubling as wedding bands. I went and looked at hundreds of rings that I found myself wishing I had been able to afford back in the day. Thankfully, now I could and I found the perfect design that would not only fit the diamond engagement ring I had first given her, it would also make the perfect companion to the original wedding bands we had exchanged.

 

She caught me off guard by getting us a vacation back to our original honeymoon spot. This time the trip was for a week at a four star hotel and not three days at a hostel, but she made the purchase because she knew what seventeen met. Which made it that more special when we were out to dinner and I gave her the gift. Those diamond anniversary rings were two of the best things I ever bought in my life. I don’t care what “year” anniversary if was, gift-wise, and judging by my wife’s reaction, neither does she.

 

Take The Stress Out Of Shopping For Diamond Engagement Rings

The number one reason why people have such a hard time shopping for diamond engagement rings – besides the little voice in their head that tells them she might still say no – is because they feel they don’t know enough about jewelry to make the right decision. Exclusive of wedding jewelry and homes, most people expect to buy a few of everything throughout their life, including such big ticket items as cars and home electronics, so they build up confidence and knowledge through repetition. For some guys, the first time they ever walk into a jewelry store is when they are looking for diamond engagement rings.

 

A. Jaffe Diamond Engagement Ring

A. Jaffe Diamond Engagement Ring

What makes this situation even more challenging for people marrying now than it was for their parents and grandparents is the fact that they do more of their shopping online. These days, everything can be bought online, from groceries to automobiles, so people have become attuned to a “one size fits all” mentality that allows them to compare quantifiable data. They choose a model that has what they want, they find the best price, they click on it, and it’s done.

 

Diamond engagement rings don’t work that way. Yes, there are different criteria, including the cut of the diamond, the color and the clarity, as well as the carat count, which has an industry standard. Every diamond that becomes part of an engagement ring is classified and comparable, but you don’t need to hold a big screen television in your hands to determine if it’s the right one for you. You need to see it in person.

 

This sounds like it should make an already tense experience that much more stressful, but there’s a hidden ace up the sleeve of the jewelry store, and that is the person behind the counter. Diamonds are these people’s lives. They can show you all of the different options that fit her desires and your budget. They can explain how diamonds are graded, they can answer any questions that you have and best of all, they give you that experience of holding that ring and imagining how it will look on her finger. You knew enough to choose the right woman, trust them to help you choose the right diamond engagement ring.

Shopping For Diamond Engagement Rings Made Easy

I don’t know what it is about me. They say that everybody has a gift, but I just never knew that mine would be shopping form diamond engagement rings. Keep in mind that I have only had to buy one for myself. It worked, she said yes, we’re still married to this day. I have also, however, had to take my best friend, my college roommate, my cousin, my wife’s sister, a co-worker, and two people who were practically complete strangers all shopping for diamond engagement rings. Since I might not ever meet you, I figured I would at least tell you what I think my secret is so your shopping experience can be as pleasant as possible.

A. Jaffe Engagement Ring

18kt A. Jaffe Engagement Ring

 

Everybody knows that shopping for wedding jewelry is unlike shopping for anything else, and that includes any type of diamond jewelry as well. The trick is not to let it panic you. Instead let it free you. When it comes to style, design and price, you know what you are looking for, but you don’t know how you’re going to get there. That’s all right. I look at shopping for diamond engagement rings like I do going to the aquarium: I have an idea about what I might see, but I simply try to let my mind be open to all of the surprises I am going to discover. Once you see all of the amazing possibilities, then you can start to form an idea of what diamond engagement rings are going to be the type that you are looking for. The trick really is to enjoy the experience instead of dreading it.

 

It may well be easier said than done, and I will admit I’m probably a little more relaxed helping other people shop for their diamond engagement rings than I was for my own, but it can be done. Another secret that I share with people is to remember that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Many people dread things they have to do over and over again. This is one shot and your down, so relax and enjoy it. In fact, you’ll be surprised how many jewelers go out of their way, with snacks, recliners, televisions, even cocktails, to make diamond engagement ring shopping as pleasant as possible.