When it’s time to get engaged, you want to work with jewelry professionals who can guide you to the perfect engagement ring – and one that you and your partner will cherish for years to come. With our credentialed gemologists and certified gemologist appraisers, we offer you the highest levels of expertise, knowledge and experience relating to diamonds, colored gemstones and all things jewelry.
The setting that says “you”.
It starts with finding a diamond perfectly suited for your taste and budget. The next step is selecting a ring that complements and enhances it. Is your style traditional, contemporary, vintage? Do you lead an active lifestyle? Which precious metal is your favorite? All of these attributes factor into the engagement ring setting that is right for you. Whether platinum or gold in its rich colors of yellow, white or rose, we have hundreds of ring settings to choose from.
Buy with confidence.
Schmitt Jewelers is a member of one of the most prestigious industry organizations founded on education, ethics and trust – the American Gem Society (AGS). Less than 10% of all retailers across the country are honored to carry this distinction. What does that mean to you? You can buy with confidence. As an AGS jeweler, we stand behind everything we do and go beyond to ensure you are making the most informed buying decision you can make. After all, buying an engagement ring or wedding band can be daunting. We’re here to make that process easy. We’re here to help you select the perfect engagement ring at the perfect moment.
When you walk into our store, you’re going to notice we’re a little different. In a good way! At Schmitt Jewelers, you won’t find a long list of engagement ring designers. Do we represent a few? Yes. Mars and Simon G. are a part of that selective list. We prefer to work a little differently. We prefer to discuss your likes and dislikes. Your personal style. What you will find in our engagement ring showcase is what we’re most proud of: Exclusively Schmitt. Exclusively Schmitt are engagement ring settings created by our own artisans right here in our store! From contemporary to traditional, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more unique styles in any other jewelry store in the Phoenix area. And, what we love most of all, is that they’re created with love from local bench jewelers who have an uncanny understanding of what Phoenix brides are looking for today. Exclusively for you.
Custom Designed Engagement Rings
When nothing but extraordinary will do.
If you need to know one thing about Schmitt Jewelers, it’s that we are the destination for all things custom design. And, engagement rings are no exception. Yes, you can find unique settings from Exclusively Schmitt. But, if you are looking to create something completely unique, then you’ve stumbled upon the right website! We are custom engagement ring specialists. We can create anything and everything. And, the process is simple. At Schmitt Jewelers, we believe your love is like no other, so why should your ring be like every other? Stop by and let’s begin your one-of-a-kind creation. Or feel free to set an appointment here.
Colored Engagement Rings
Make a statement.
For many couples, the ultimate expression of love happens in color. And, colored center stones couldn’t be more popular. Precious gemstones like sapphire, ruby and emerald express individuality and are a departure from the ordinary. Colored diamonds range from white and the soft browns of champagne to vivid yellows, pinks and many other hues. Other colored gems such as tanzanite, garnet and opal offer a rainbow of brilliance that can be considered for a ring’s center stone or as colored accents. Making your statement in color is an exciting alternative to a traditional white diamond.
Follow the Engagement Ring Trends.
Engagement rings come in all sizes, shapes, and settings. If you’re looking for a little help, these top engagement ring trends will help you figure out which one is sure to get a “yes”!
Oval Cut Diamonds
Round diamonds have always been the most popular, but ovals are back and we hope they are here to stay! It has a flattering shape and vintage vibe, especially when paired with a simple band.
Rose Gold Rings
There’s nothing wrong with yellow or white gold, but there’s something about rose gold in that perfect setting. It’s been trending for a few years now and is showing no signs of losing ground. Feminine and flattering, rose gold is romantic and becoming almost common in many designer lines.
We’ve been talking about it for a few years, ever since the Princess of Wales flashed her blue sapphire engagement ring! If you’re looking for a pop of color, you’ll be happy to hear that engagement rings featuring colored gemstones are totally in vogue. From subtle to striking, colored gemstones are sure to be a standout choice to switch up a classic engagement ring.
Very big in the 1970s and making a quick comeback, pear-shaped diamonds and other gemstones in mixed metals scream modern and fashion-forward, especially when paired with rose gold or stunning halo settings.
The Big Stack
Ring stacks are a major hit, especially when one band simply won’t do. Look for wedding bands to complement nicely with “tiara” style bands that form half-halos around center stones. Adding a different stack every year makes the perfect anniversary gift!
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, this trend has seen a resurgence in popularity. Not new, (remember diamonds for your past, present and future?) choose three similarly sized diamonds for the perfect setting. Why have one diamond when you can have three?
With two bands running parallel to each other and a gemstone separating them, this style is both dramatic and trendy. Your center diamond will look like it’s suspended while it sparkles.
Minimalist Round Cuts
Classic and most likely be on-trend for quite some time, a simple band featuring a beautiful round diamond is for the bride-to-be who wants a style that’s pretty and not over the top.
LAB GROWN DIAMONDS Q&A – What you need to know.
You may have seen lab grown diamonds in the press. And, it’s important to understand the differences between purchasing a diamond created in a lab versus a natural diamond produced by Mother Nature. Here are a few questions and answers that may provide you the information you need.
Q. Are lab created diamonds real diamonds?
A. Lab created diamonds share the same or similar chemical and physical properties of a natural diamond, so from that standpoint, they are a diamond. However, they do display several different features which distinguish them from natural diamonds. And, those differences will be noted in a valid gemology certificate.
Q. What are the big differences?
A. The biggest difference has to do with value and price. Although many lab grown diamonds tend to cost less money than a natural organic diamond, lab grown diamonds have virtually no resale value. Organic diamonds will retain value and can be sold years later, if you so desire. At Schmitt Jewelers, when you purchase a natural diamond, we will also hold its value should you decide to trade up to a larger diamond over the years.
The grading system is also different. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the leading authority on diamond grading, issues a Synthetic Diamond Grading report for lab grown diamonds.
Q. How long does it take to “grow” a diamond?
A. A lab grown diamond takes approximately 6 – 10 weeks to develop in a laboratory. A natural diamond, on the other hand, was formed by nature between 1 billion to 3.3 billion years ago and reached the earth’s surface to be mined today. This is in large part a reason why they are so valuable. In addition, there is no endless supply and very few diamonds that actually make it to the earth’s surface are considered fine enough to be polished and cut for fine jewelry.
Looking to know more? Go to https://www.naturaldiamonds.com/diamond-facts/natures-difference/