Custom Engagement Rings
The Engagement Ring
Choosing an engagement ring should be an exciting experience. An engagement maybe the first piece of jewelry you give to your partner but it certainly shouldn't be the last. It is also different from most other jewelry as it is worn everyday so quality is of the utmost importance.
When shopping around you're choosing a jeweler as well as choosing a ring. Whether you visit us by yourself or with your partner we'll be pleased to make your time with us extra special. We hope you will become a lifelong customer, so we will be doing our best to make this experience unique. When you buy jewelry, you want to deal with someone you can trust. We're a small business and not a corporation or chain so you will get the attention you deserve.
We also have a wide selection of ready made engagement rings, wedding rings and jewelry sets that you can look at. Send us your ideas, designs, or links and we will hand draw a design for you. To schedule an obligation-free consultation at our store please call 617.484.0645 or >Email Us.
We put together this quick guide to help you make the decision easier:
More rings are bought to mark engagements than for any occasion and for thousands of years engagement rings have been special. You give one to your partner as the outward symbol of your commitment to marry one another - a meaningful and enjoyable part of being married.
Your fiancé will wear it on the third finger of her left hand, until the wedding day. Afterwards the engagement ring is worn above the wedding ring. Barring the rare occasions you allow her to wash up, hopefully will remain there for decades to come.
Karenna Maraj offers an excellent range of ready made classic, contemporary or nontraditional rings. But if you want something even more personal lets discuss creating a unique ring especially for you.
Why Choose Us
At Karenna Maraj we offer top quality jewelry we are proud to sell and is made it in our workshop. We take responsibility for the whole process and guarantee it…to stand the test of time. Our guarantee is as solid as they come.
Within all that, we offer exceptional value. We aim to be able to compete on quality, design and price with the best there is.
Deciding What You Want To Spend
As a guide it has been suggested that an engagement ring should twice a men's net monthly salary.
Well, our advice is to spend what feels right. Every partner deserves the biggest diamond in the world, but who needs to start life married in debt? If you and your partner have been staring into a jeweler's windows lately, you may have discussed how much the ring is going to cost. So when you both walk in to see us, you can ask to see a choice of rings around that particular price.
But what happens if you haven't discussed the price, or you simply don't want your partner to know how much you are spending? And what if she sees a much more expensive ring than you were budgeting for, and sets her heart on it?
We perfectly understand and are sensitive to these situations, but it helps to let us in on the secret. You could call us ahead of your visit, or email us and we will make a selection for you in advance, in your preferred price bracket.
It is far better to spend what you can afford - whatever the cost, it will always be her most precious ring for years to treasure.
Buying Together or Buying Alone?
The romantic side of you says, "I'll by the ring by myself and surprise her with it."
If you and your partner have been staring into a jeweler's windows lately, you may have discussed how much the ring is going to cost. So when you both walk in to see us, you can ask to see a choice of rings around that particular price.
But what happens if you haven't discussed the price, or you simply don't want your partner to know how much you are spending? And what if she sees a much more expensive ring that you were budgeting for, and sets her heart on it?
We perfectly understand and are sensitive to these situations, but it helps to let us into the secret. You could call us ahead of your visit, or email us and we will make a selection for you in advance, in your preferred price bracket.
Making Old New
If you have a family heirloom ring that you want to use, we can resize the ring so it fits, clean or repair the ring so that it can be worn as is.
Or perhaps you love the stones and the metal holds a certain nostalgia but you want something new and modern. Consider creating an original or redesigning an existing piece of jewelry that's been passed on to you. Gems can normally be removed from old pieces and reused in a completely new engagement ring. It is possible to melt down old gold and reuse it in a new engagement ring. The cost of reusing low carat gold can sometimes equal the price of buying new gold though, so this only makes sense if there is a sentimental or ethical reason to do so, or if you have a good quantity, higher carat gold.
The joy of wearing something you designed is truly exciting. You will treasure it for a lifetime, and it can be a wonderful heirloom for your family.
Consultation & Design
For the consultation the most important thing is your imagination. Feel free to bring in pictures from magazines, online, or your own sketches and ideas. This will be very helpful to get started. During the consultation, you will be asked many questions that will be used to figure out exactly what you need and want.
We will discuss possibilities and then finalize and review the process with you. A quote for your project will also be provided.
So How Do You Tell The Quality Of Diamond?
Don't even try. At Karenna Maraj we can explain you the fundamentals that decide the stone's value. These main factors are color, clarity, cut and carat.
But it takes a lifetime to know your diamonds.
Smaller diamonds are graded "collection quality" - this means that they are the finest white, brightest and cleanest diamonds that are perfect under 10x magnification.
Most design projects take 3-4 weeks from start to finish. After the initial consultation, you will see the start of your project within a week. Please let us know what you circumstances are and we will try to meet your needs.