3171 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31204
Macon engagement rings, wedding rings, and wedding sets of outstanding quality are ready for you downtown at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry. No matter how much you plan to spend this is where to get the most sparkle for your money.
A recent report in Business Insider ranked the 50 U.S. states from lowest to highest based on the average amount of money people in that state spent on an engagement ring in 2018. Georgia ranked 23rd in the U.S. with Georgians spending an average of $6,868 for an engagement ring. With prices, up to 80% off mall retail jewelry store prices, imagine the incredible Macon engagement ring that $6,868 can buy when you shop at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry.
Before you give the gift of diamonds or prepare to put a ring on the hand of your beloved with a proposal, you need to find out which diamond shape your one-and-only prefers. Sometimes people who give diamonds as a gift or along with a marriage proposal do not consider the receiver’s diamond shape preference. Do not let this be you. Giving a Marquise-cut when to a Cushion-cut lover can end up being an uncomfortable situation. Let buyers determine carat-weight, clarity, and color, leave cut, and shape preferences to diamond recipients. This is peculiarly important when buying fancy-shape engagement diamonds.
The fancy diamond shapes include every shape other than round. Round cut diamonds account for most diamonds sold today, but fancy cuts are gaining popularity. These are the fancy shapes:
Elongated fancy shaped diamonds cuts like the Pear, Emerald, Oval, and Marquise of the same carat weight look larger than traditional round diamonds. On top of that, at retail jewelry outlets, shoppers save 25% or more when selecting fancy-shaped diamonds rather than a round stone comparable in quality and size.
It is no surprise to see fancy-shaped diamonds on the top of an engagement ring shopping list. In fact, one third are set with fancy-shaped diamonds. Buyers love the larger look and the lower price tag. Radiant, Princess, and Cushion cut are the fancy shapes among the most sought-after among trendsetters. It is easy to fall for these big glittering showstoppers especially with their loveable lower price tags.
You will always hear diamond cut and diamond shape terms used interchangeably, and this sounds confusing. Diamond cut is an assessment of the light performance of a diamond and is based on the proportionality, symmetry, and the overall surface condition or the polish of its facets. Whereas, the diamond shape is determined by the silhouetted shape of a stone or its outer edge outline.
A well-cut diamond is cut pleasingly in proportioned dimensions with facets positioned for maximum sparkle and brilliance. The depth to diameter ratio significantly informs a diamond’s beauty and price. But every diamond shopper wants to get the most sparkle for their money. The diamond’s cut most significantly affects its radiance and the way it sparkles.
At Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry, Nathan Reed, the Store Manager and GIA Diamonds Graduate, knows why diamonds sparkle. Three light-reflecting properties combine in the essence of a well-cut-diamond. Specifically, these characteristics are extraordinary brilliance, fire, and scintillation. Diamond brilliance grades the amount of reflected white light. Diamond fire measures the amount of light dispersed into the colors of the rainbow and vibrancy of those colors. Finally, scintillation is the drama of contrast between dark and light areas—it is a grade of the sparkle.
Look to cut for diamond sparkle when deciding which diamond, you want to buy. A disproportionate cut too shallow or too deep destroys potential diamond sparkle revealing sad dull glassy rocks with no fire. Remember this simple shopping rule, and do not deviate from it when shopping for a diamond:
Traditionally, an engagement ring comes with a marriage proposal and wedding rings are part of the “with this ring, I thee wed” part of the wedding ceremony. An engagement ring can be more ornate than a wedding ring or not. Round diamond solitaire engagement rings are a traditional choice. A modern couple may choose to exchange matching wedding bands or double up on sparkle, with diamond infinity bands to symbolize their enduring love.
To reach the correct valuation of an individual diamond requires precise measurement and analysis of its characteristics in four fundamental categories. Known as the four C’s, carat, color, clarity, and cut round out the four C’s. Carat, color, clarity, and cut as critical factors to evaluate diamond quality and determine diamond worth globally.
For an exact assessment, examine a loose diamond before it is set. For diamonds in settings, quality and value are estimations only. Minor variations in color, clarity, and weight can have a major impact on value. After setting a stone, the determination of a precise grade in terms of color, size, and clarity is not possible for a grader of any skill level.
To learn more about the cut, carat, clarity, and color come by Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry. The jewelry experts at Howard’s will show you the biggest choice of wedding sets in Macon. In addition to carat, clarity, color, and cut some appoint the 5th C when it comes to diamonds. What the final or 5th C stands for is up for debate. It sometimes stands for confidence. The confidence at play here is in the accuracy of the diamond grading and certification.
At Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry, the 5th C stands for cost confidence. Shop with cost confidence knowing the diamonds at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry are top quality priced below retail. When you are planning to exchange wedding vows, you can be confident that the ring you want will cost less with us.
There is only one place to shop the widest selection of engagement rings and wedding sets in Middle Georgia. Of course, Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry is your one-stop-shop when you want the most your money can buy. For diamond wedding sets, wedding rings, and engagement rings see Howard in downtown Macon.