At Jae’s Jewelers we’ve been serving the local South Florida market for nearly 80 years. We know when customers are looking at buying a wedding ring, they may have lots of questions. We try to make it easy for them to understand the important aspects of buying a wedding ring, therefore we’ve included below some frequently asked questions related to this topic. I hope these answers will help you on your journey to buying the perfect wedding ring
. How Much Should a Wedding Band cost?
The cost of wedding rings depends on various factors such as the quality, material, design, and brand name. A simple gold band may cost anywhere from $200 to $1,200, whereas a ring set with large diamonds may cost several thousand dollars. It ultimately depends on your personal preference and budget. Do I need to buy a second wedding Ring?
Some couples choose to buy a second wedding ring
to mark significant milestones in their relationship (like the 1st anniversary), or as a symbol of a renewed commitment. Others prefer to keep only the original ring to symbolize their continued love and devotion. Ultimately, it's a personal choice based on preference and circumstances. How Can I Get an affordable Wedding Ring in Miami?
Shopping in Miami for a wedding ring? Maybe you are visiting Miami for the first time and would like to better understand how to shop the right way while you visit. Jae’s Jewelers has been in business for over 78 years, and we would like to offer you our take on how you might want to go about buying a wedding ring in Miami
1. Set a budget
: Knowing how much you can afford to spend will help narrow down your options and prevent overspending.
2. Shop at jewelers' sales or clearance events
: many jewelers hold sales and offer discounts on their merchandise during special occasions or seasons.
3. Consider alternative metals and stones
: Platinum and gold are rarer and more costly than alternative metals such as titanium. Diamonds
naturally occur in a variety of qualities to fit your budget.
4. Buy online
: E-commerce sites like Jae’s Jewelers offer a wide range of affordable wedding rings while providing customers with reviews, product information, and friendly customer service.
5. Consider pre-owned rings
: Gently worn rings can be an affordable option that offers unique designs, without sacrificing quality or style. All estate jewelry is professionally cleaned and polished to restore shine.
Remember, the most important thing is the love and commitment between you and your partner, not how much you spend on a ring
.When Should I Buy My Wedding Ring?
Ideally, it is recommended to buy the wedding ring at least two to three months before the wedding. This will give you plenty of time to research different styles, compare prices, and get the perfect fit. The extra time also allows for any customization or engraving to be done.
If you are planning a last-minute wedding or need a quick replacement ring, Jae’s Jewelers offers expedited services
. We regularly stock a wide variety of the most popular ring sizes and designs. Just keep in mind that rushing the process may limit your options.
Ultimately, the best time to buy your wedding ring is when you feel confident with your choice and have enough time to ensure it is perfect for your special day.What Is the 3 Month Salary Rule?
The 3-month salary rule is a traditional belief that when purchasing an engagement ring, the cost should be equivalent to three months' worth of the groom-to-be's salary. This rule has been popularized in Western culture and often used as a benchmark for determining how much a man should spend on an engagement ring. However, this is not a hard and fast rule and varies depending on personal preferences and financial situation. Some clients choose to spend more, and some prefer to spend less. How much should a guy spend on a ring?
This is a great question, and a classic question we are often asked at Jae’s Jewelers. It is suggested that a guy should spend two to three months' salary on a ring. However, it ultimately depends on the individual's financial situation and personal preferences. It is important to remember that the value of the ring does not determine the value of the relationship.Who pays for the man's ring?
Most of our brides choose to cover the cost of their grooms’ rings. However, it is not uncommon for the couple to split the cost of both of the wedding rings. Ultimately, it is up to the couple to decide based on their individual financial situations and preferences. What is 1 carat diamond worth?
The value of a 1 carat diamond varies depending on a variety of factors including clarity, color, cut, and shape. A lower quality fancy shape diamond, can be worth $1,000, while a higher quality round cut diamond can be up to $20,000. What is a carat? how are diamonds graded?
A carat is a unit of measurement used for weighing precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. One carat equals 0.2 grams or 200 milligrams. This weight is one factor used to determine the value and price of diamonds, with larger diamonds being more rare and valuable than smaller ones.
Diamonds are graded based on the Four Cs developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). They are: carat, clarity, color, and cut. Carat is the weight of the diamond on a special scale. Clarity refers to the presence or absence of inclusions inside or on the surface of the diamond, and is measured from Flawless to I3. Color refers to the presence or absence of body color in the diamond, and is measured from D to Z. The less color present in the diamond, the more valuable it is. Cut refers to the shape, proportions and angles of the diamond, which determine its brilliance, fire, and scintillation. Well-cut diamonds refract more light, appearing more brilliant to the naked eye, and are thus more valuable. How much should I spend on a wedding ring?
- Set a budget: The first step in purchasing a wedding ring is to set a budget. The amount you spend will depend on your financial capacity and priorities.
- Research: Before making a purchase, do your research. Look at different styles, metals, and gemstones. Compare prices from different jewelers and to find a reasonable price range based on similar qualities.
- Prioritize quality: While budget is important, it's also essential to prioritize quality. A ring is an investment, and it should be durable enough to last a lifetime. Many mass-produced jewelry lines are made to be light in order to keep the metals costs down, but do not wear well over time.
- Choose a design that fits your personality: There are many styles available in the market, from classic to modern designs. Choose a style that fits your budget without compromising quality.
- Consider financing options: If you can't afford to pay for the ring upfront, consider financing options such as layaway, financing through Wells Fargo, Affirm, or Sezzle. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions before making an agreement.
The most important thing is not the amount you spend, but the love and commitment that the rings represent.What Is Better: Buying a 1 or 2 carat diamond?
Different cities have varying standards for diamond engagement ring size. Nationwide, a 1 carat diamond is standard. However, in South Florida, larger diamonds are more prevalent.. Some clients prefer a smaller, higher quality diamond; some clients prefer a larger, lower quality diamond. Ultimately, it depends on personal preference and budget.Is the difference between 1 carat and 2 carat that much more?
It takes 250 tons of Earth moved to mine a 1 carat gem quality diamond! Therefore, the rarity of a 2 carat diamond is exponentially greater. This is why the price of a 2 carat diamond can be up to 5 times the price when comparing it to a 1 carat diamond of the same color and clarity.
To schedule your free diamond engagement ring consultation, please visit us at 237 Miracle Mile or contact us at 305-443-7724.