Traveling with jewelry

The summer holidays are in full swing, which means it’s the perfect time for us to share some holiday engagement ring/jewelry tips.

Get it inspected

It’s a good idea to have your jewelry, and especially your engagement ring, inspected before you leave on vacation.

Pass by your jeweler before you go on a holiday. They can inspect your engagement ring and make sure the stone is not too loose in its setting and that the band still fits you well.

That being said, checking whether the diamond in your engagement ring is a bit loose, is something you should check regularly. A diamond in a secure setting should not show any movement when you tap it with your fingernails.

Beach/pool days

Don’t wear your ring in the ocean or the pool.

Cold ocean water will cause your fingers to shrink, making it easy for rings to slip off and sink to the bottom of the ocean. Even in shallow water your jewelry piece could get swept up by the current and be lost forever.

In the pool, the danger of your rings slipping off exists as well, but that’s not all, the chlorine in pool water can damage gold and platinum.

On top of that, sunscreen can cause grime to build up which will make your diamond or gemstone lose it’s beautiful sparkle.

Don’t wear your jewelry during outings

Out scuba diving or hiking? Whenever you are on an active outing or simply when you are not wearing your engagement ring or other (diamond) jewelry pieces, we recommend locking them in the hotel room safe.

Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Curious to know what the latest trends in engagement rings are? Look no further and start reading our blog post!

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Fancy Shaped Diamonds

Pear, oval and cushion shaped diamonds were already a hit in 2018 and the trend continues in 2019. At Ambrose, we see the demand for emerald, radiant and old European cuts increasing. Looking for something extra special? Ask us about elongated radiant or emerald cuts!

Three-stone Rings

A center stone and two smaller stones on either side are all the rage for 2019. Why not pair a fancy shaped diamond as a center stone with uniquely shaped side stones? Ambrose’s favorites are tapered baguettes, trillions and pear shapes.

Yellow Gold

Although platinum is still our preferred metal to use for engagement rings because it is a stronger and more durable material, we see that yellow gold is making a serious comeback in 2019. You can of course always opt for the best of both worlds and go for a yellow gold band but have the diamond set in platinum prongs.