Spring is For Engagement Rings and More Pretty Rings From Coast at Roberson’s Fine Jewelry

Coast Diamond 1.5 CT diamond engagement ring (LJ6024) with 2 rows of fishtail set diamonds

Who is ready for Spring? We are! What’s your favorite part? The fresh color bursting from the ground? The glitter of Spring rain in the sun? The promise of new beginnings? New love? Forever love? Our favorite part is helping you celebrate Spring with an engagement ring and more pretty rings that sparkle. The best place to go to find the most pretty Coast Diamond rings in Little Rock is Roberson’s Fine Jewelry. With a passion for being ahead of the trends, owner Tracy Roberson thinks of everything when bringing the very best to her customers. And we mean everything… a beautifully designed store to shop in, an exceptional selection of jewelry and the service of an award-winning jewelry store. Celebrate Spring with an engagement ring and more pretty rings at our Coast Diamond Retailer of the Week, Roberson’s Fine Jewelry.

Gem Gossip and Roberson's Fine Jewelry AR

You know you’re a jeweler that stands out when Gem Gossip’s Danielle Miele (pictured above with Tracy Roberson) makes a trip to your store for her Jewelry Road Trip Series on her blog. Ms. Miele highlighted the “serious jewels” that forward-thinking Roberson’s Fine Jewelry offers the jewelry shoppers of Little Rock.

The Engagement Ring for Spring

Coast Diamond 1.5CT engagement ring LJ6024 two rows fishtail set diamond band

An absolutely sensational pick for your Spring proposal, This Coast Diamond 1.5-carat engagement ring (LJ6024) has two (YES TWO!) rows of fishtail set diamonds on the shank. Also seen in our featured image, the layers of this engagement ring are just the beginning of a fabulous set when you pair it with…

Coast Diamond 1 carat round brilliant diamond band WS20000

The Coast one-carat diamond wedding band (WS20000) set with round brilliant diamonds in microprongs. Every woman needs a one-carat diamond band, so if it isn’t her wedding band, make it her anniversary band.

More Pretty Rings

coast diamond rose gold fashion band wc20089 round shapes set with diamonds finished with milgrain edging

The romance of rose gold makes this Coast Diamond band (WS20089) a must-have. Round diamonds set in varying round shapes are finished with milgrain edging to make this the prettiest in your stack of rings.

When you visit Roberson’s be sure to have a chat with them about the most current jewelry trends. They are the local experts. You will find Roberson’s Fine Jewelry at…

Gem Gossip's visit to Roberson's Fine Jewelry Little Rock AR

Pleasant Ridge Town Center

11525 Cantrell Road #703
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212

Phone: (501) 664-9000

Click here to contact Roberson’s Fine Jewelry

www.robersonsfinejewelry.com

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Congratulations to Roberson’s Fine Jewelry of Little Rock, AR for being our Coast Diamond Retailer of the Week!

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She Wants a Coast Diamond Band from Featured Retailer Tracy Jewelers of Spokane

Coast Diamond bands WC20012 WC20014 WS20000 WC20018

Diamond bands are everything. The trend of stacking diamonds rings is exciting and that’s why every woman wants one. Tracy Jewelers knows all about what she wants. For almost 70 years they have been the authority in Spokane, WA. From custom pieces to the most coveted engagement rings, and all things in between, they’re the “jewelry snobs” you need when you’re on the hunt for what she wants. That’s why we are thrilled to call  Tracy Jewelers of Spokane, WA our Coast Diamond Retailer of the Week.

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With the trend of stacking rings, you have a lot of choices in diamond bands. The classic diamond band is the most beloved year after year. It is the band that always compliments an engagement ring or it is the anchor that gives the most sparkle within a stack of rings.

A Coast Diamond band is the perfect gift for an anniversary or birthday. It is an heirloom to pass down from generation to generation.

Can you see why she wants a Coast Diamond band?

Coast Diamond bands from the Allure Collection are the ideal classic diamond band. With a high-polished finish, these bands are available in (14K or 18K) white, yellow and rose gold or platinum.

The Most Wanted Diamond Band

Coast Diamond 1 carat round brilliant diamond band WS20000

The most coveted Coast Diamond band (WS20000) is 1 full carat of round brilliant diamonds set in microprongs. This band is the perfect gift for your 10th Anniversary because it has 10 diamonds across the top.

She Wants a Stack of Diamonds

Coast Diamond 0.84CT band WC20018

Without even trying, you’ve created a stack with this Coast Diamond band (WC20018) of round brilliant diamonds set in two rows with delicate microprongs. This band is gorgeous next to a fancy cut diamond solitaire engagement ring (like an oval, a pear or… the marquise is making a comeback).

As the only Spokane AGS Accredited Gem Lab, Tracy Jewelers is where you want to find your fancy cut diamond.

Stop in today to visit the “jewelry snobs” at Tracy Jewelers and find the Coast Diamond band she wants…

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106 N. Evergreen Road
Spokane, WA 99216

Phone: (509) 893-2929

Email: sean@tracyjewelers.com

www.tracyjewelers.com

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Thank you Tracy Jewelers of Spokane, WA for being passionate jewelry lovers, like, us, and congratulations on being our Coast Diamond Retailer of the Week!

Love,
Coast

Featured Image from left: 0.84 ctw double diamond band (WC20018), 1 CT diamond band (WS20000), 0.38 ctw diamond band (WC20014), and 0.20 ctw diamond band (WC20012)

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The Coast Diamond Men’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring: Quality

Well, gentlemen, we have arrived at the more detailed part of selecting an engagement ring. We can’t all be experts, but we want to help you go into the jewelry store armed with some thoughts that are important when buying her engagement ring in terms of quality. So here is our third and final installment of The Coast Diamond Men’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring: Quality.

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Style numbers: Engagement Ring LC5410-RG, Band WC5410-RG

Thoughts on Quality from Coast Diamond’s Founder and Designer, Jay Gilbert

  1. Preview the engagement ring designers your jeweler features on their website before you visit.  You will probably see many designs, from each designer, that have a similar look. 
  2. When you find a design that you fall in love with,  a picture will not tell the tale. You need to see rings with your own eyes and hold them in your hand to see and feel the differences. 
    • Some rings simply look brighter and richer. It is not your imagination.
    • Does the ring have a tailored feel?
    • A ring needs adequate metal at the bottom of the shank and throughout the ring without feeling bulky.  
    • Are the prongs holding the side diamonds of sufficient thickness to ensure the diamonds are secure? A ring may have small prongs to hold a small diamond, so it is OK if the prongs are smaller, as long as they are in proportion to the stone they are holding. The prongs should not be so bulky that they cover the diamonds.
  3. Be sure to ask the jeweler if they offer complimentary cleaning every six months and annual inspections, to assure you that the stones are safe and the ring has not been unintentionally damaged? 
    • Remember your engagement ring is not indestructible, so it is incumbent on the bride to take adequate care to ensure her ring does not get damaged. For example… Don’t lift weights or go water skiing, unless she wears special gloves.

Ultimately, if you are practical, without losing the excitement of buying an engagement ring, all will go well.

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Style numbers from left: WC6024, LC6024, LC6077, LC10350, LC6026, LJ6033

Coast Diamond’s Standards of Quality

Elegant design and superb quality are the hallmarks of a Coast Diamond ring. Consistency in the qualities of old-world craftsmanship has proven to be the standard by which Coast founder and designer, Jay Gilbert, has built Coast’s success upon for 40 years. Quality begins with an elegant design, perfectly engineered by a world-class craftsman. A correctly designed ring enables our expert diamond setters and jewelers to add the finishing touches to ensure the highest quality ring. Our diamond setters and jewelers add the finishing touches to ensure the highest quality.

Each Coast Diamond ring, necklace or pair of earrings is set with diamonds that are carefully selected and measured. Our quality diamonds are of SI1 clarity and G/H color. But what does that even mean?

Let us explain with…

The Four Cs of Quality

The nuts and bolts of diamond quality are the Four Cs: cut, clarity, color and carat.

Cut

The cut of a diamond is the factor that is most important to the sparkle and all-around appearance of the diamond.

GIA cut anatomy diagram

The cut grade scale ranges are excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. It is best to choose your preference of cut grade and then move on to clarity.

Read more about the cut on the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) )website.

Clarity

Clarity is graded on the absence of unique marks on or within the diamond. There are 11 grades on the clarity scale.

GIA clarity scale

According to the GIA website, most diamonds fall into the VS or SI categories. These natural flaws are unique in each diamond. You can choose a diamond center stone where the flaws are hidden, or nearly invisible, in your engagement ring setting. It is extremely rare to find a flawless diamond.

The diamonds used in our Coast settings are SI1 quality diamonds.

Read more about clarity on the GIA website.

Color

The color of a diamond is a less obvious characteristic of a diamond. (Unless you choose a colored diamond like pink or yellow, in which case these diamonds are graded outside of this scale.) Most diamonds are colorless or near colorless. The scale begins with D being colorless.

GIA color scale

Something to consider… A diamond that is yellow/brown is nice set in yellow gold, but if you are choosing platinum you want a diamond that is colorless to near colorless.

Coast’s diamonds are of G/H color.

Read more about the color of diamonds on the GIA website.

Carat Weight

Carat refers to the weight of a diamond. Don’t get that confused with size, because when comparing one-carat diamonds they can be slightly different in size. This is especially true if you are considering different cuts.

Diamond Cuts GIA

The one carat (weight) diamond can be different in size, particularly when comparing different cuts of diamonds.

Our Coast Diamond rings are commonly designed to fit a one-carat diamond center stone. However, most Coast Diamond rings can be customized to fit the carat (and cut) of your choice.

Read more about carat weight on the GIA website.

So, which of The Four Cs is most important? Take a minute to read this interesting article we found to help you decide What’s the Most Important C?

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Style numbers from left: LC5410-PRS, LC5410-PC, LC5410, LC5391-PRS

How to Find a Quality Jeweler

Now that you’ve learned a bit about The Four Cs, you are ready to find a jeweler to help you choose the perfect Coast Diamond engagement ring. Taking the time to find a reputable jeweler ensures you get quality in customer service, selection and all around shopping experience. These are our thoughts for finding a quality jeweler…

  1. Coast Authorized Dealers
    • The personnel at these select stores understand the importance of elegant design and superb quality. They have years of experience helping couples find the perfect engagement ring that will be cherished for a lifetime.
  2. Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    • Find reviews, reports, directories, listings and even gripes on the BBB.
  3. Read reviews on websites such as Yelp, WeddingWire, The Knot and Google.
  4. Longevity… If a jewelry store has been around for a while, they probably have a loyal customer base and that only happens for one reason… they take good care of their customers.
  5. Gemological Institute of America (GIA)gia-certified-seal
    • Dedicated to the science and education of gems and jewelry.
    • Creator of the “4Cs” and the International Diamond Grading System™
    • A GIA credential is a symbol of knowledge and trust.
  6. American Gem Society (AGS)AGS logo
    • Focus on consumer protection in the jewelry industry and high expectations in ethical standards.
    • Only 3400 fine jewelers in the world are AGS certified as Registered Jewelers, Certified Gemologists, Certified Gemologist Appraisers, Independent Certified Gemologist Appraisers, Certified Sales Associates and/or Certified Jewelry Arts Professionals.

Whew! We hope you have gained a wealth of information for your engagement ring shopping from our series, The Coast Diamond Men’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring. You can revisit the other posts in this series at the Style and Value links.

It’s Engagement Season! Happy Engagement Ring Shopping!

Exceptional is the Standard at Coast Featured Retailer Shelle Jewelers of Northbrook, IL

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When you find something that is unusually good you have to talk about it. Here at Coast Diamond, we love to boast about our Authorized Dealers and how they meet standards of excellence in quality, integrity, value, and service and oftentimes exceed them. Shellé Jewelers of North Chicago have been pursuing these standards since 1951. The goal of staffing their store with an exceptional team that includes a certified appraiser, a graduate gemologist, master jewelers, a certified watchmaker, and a knowledgeable sales team is one they pursue for you, their customer. We are pleased to call Shelle Jewelers of Northbrook, IL our Coast Diamond Retailer of the Week.

Shelle Jewelers Northbrook IL Manuel S. Millman, Pattanin Chaijenkit, Allison Grandt, Brian A. Millman

The exceptional team from Shelle Jewelers of North Chicago from left – Manuel S. Millman, Pattanin Chaijenkit, Allison Grandt and Brian A. Millman.

Shellé Jewelers is dedicated to exceptional.

And so is Coast Diamond

Exceptional Craftsmanship

Coast Diamond 2CT halo engagement ring LC10025

A generous two-carat diamond is the center of this romantic Coast Diamond cushion-shaped halo engagement ring (LC10025-200). Pavé diamonds and milgrain edging make this ring a stunning example of the Coast commitment to exceptional craftsmanship to the last detail.

Exceptional Quality

Coast Diamond six prong solitaire engagement ring LC5250 round brilliant diamond band

With the desire to choose a ring that can be passed down for generations comes the need for exceptional quality. The Coast Diamond traditional six-prong solitaire engagement ring (LC5250) has the most brilliant round diamonds on the band. It is a classic, to be worn with pride, for many generations.

Exceptional Style

Coast Diamond band WC7034 round and marquise shapes

Everyone loves a bride who makes an unforgettable statement with her jewelry. Exceptional style stands out and so will this Coast Diamond band (WC7034) of marquise shapes set with round brilliant diamonds. The milgrain edging makes it a beautiful match for any engagement ring with milgrain edging. Or wear it in a stack of diamond bands as the trend demands.

Find your exceptional at Shellé Jewelers when you visit them at their North Chicago store:

Shelle Jewelers Northbrook, IL storefront

322 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: (847) 559-1155

Email Shellé’s: info@shellejewelers.com

https://www.shellejewelers.com/

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Congratulations to Shellé Jewelers of Northbrook for being our Coast Diamond Retailer of the Week!

Love,
Coast

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