1. How much are you supposed to spend on an engagement ring?
How much you should spend on an engagement ring depends on your financial situation and your partner’s preferences. The idea of spending two to three months’ worth of your salary on an engagement ring is what the internet will tell you, but it’s not a strict rule you must follow. We suggest focusing on choosing a ring that works for both you and your partner.
2. Is a 2-carat diamond better than 1-carat diamond for an engagement ring?
A 2-carat diamond is larger and can create a more striking appearance for an engagement ring than a 1-carat diamond. Still, remember that the difference is primarily in weight and doesn’t guarantee better quality in brightness, clarity, or color. The choice between the two depends on personal preferences and budget, with many engagement rings falling within the 1 to 2-carat range.
3. How much should I spend on a wedding band?
There is no expected amount. It all depends on what you are comfortable spending and the type of wedding band you desire.
4. What is the difference between a wedding band and a wedding ring?
The main difference between a wedding band and a wedding ring is in their level of ornamentation. A wedding band is usually a plain metal ring, while a wedding ring often features diamonds or other gemstones. These days, these terms are often used interchangeably.
5. How can I fix my silver jewelry? (recommend MJC)
You can attempt to fix your silver jewelry at home using a soldering kit to heat and mend the damaged area, along with a pickling solution to remove oxidation. However, DIY repairs can be challenging and may damage your jewelry if done incorrectly. For a safer and more reliable option, consider seeking professional help from Michael’s Jewelry Center. We offer expert jewelry repairs to restore silver jewelry.
6. Is it cheaper or expensive to get custom jewelry?
Custom jewelry is often more expensive than ready-made jewelry, but it offers the advantage of being unique, personal, and one-of-a-kind. Mass-produced jewelry is cost-effective because designs are completed once and then mass-produced, whereas custom jewelry is made to your preferences and represents a meaningful, timeless investment.
7. How much does it cost to get a jewelry appraisal?
Appraisal fees for Insurance coverage start at $29 and goes up. Your exact fee will be determined once Michael actually sees your jewelry in the store. It is impossible to determine fees without seeing the jewelry first.
8. Is it worth it to get a jewelry appraisal?
Yes, getting a jewelry appraisal is worth it. It helps you understand the actual value of your jewelry and is essential for insurance purposes. This will ensure an accurate replacement in case of loss or damage. If you need to appraise your jewelry, Michael’s Jewelry Center also offers this service with our Master Graduate Gemologists Appraisers.
9. Does Michael’s Jewelry Center have a warranty?
Yes, Michael’s Jewelry Center offers a warranty designed to ensure our customer satisfaction and the quality of our products.
10. Does Michael’s Jewelry Center buy gold, silver, and diamond jewelry?
Yes, Michael’s Jewelry Center buys gold, silver, and diamond jewelry. Our experienced professionals can assess the value of your items and offer you a fair price for your precious metals and gemstones.