5 Unique Engagement Rings You Didn’t Know You Could Buy

alexandrite engagement ringEngagement rings are kind of a big deal — said no person ever. Engagement rings are a HUGE deal. They’re something your significant other will wear for the rest of their lives, so you want to be sure you get something special for them. But what do you do when your significant other doesn’t want a traditional diamond ring? Well, don’t fret, because you have options.

Here are five unique engagement rings that you can opt for instead of the standard white gold diamond ring.

#1: Yellow or Rose Gold Settings

White gold engagement rings were all the rage for years, but yellow and rose gold have risen in popularity over the years. Even when paired with a traditional diamond, choosing yellow or rose gold make for a unique looking ring. Plus, they look great with other stones, such as a sapphire or morganite.

#2: Alternative Gemstones For A Pop Of Colour!

If your significant other prefers a pop of color in their engagement ring, they have options! Colored diamonds come in many different colors ranging from yellow, pink to even champagne hues. Sapphires are a great option for a center stone, as they come in almost every color of the rainbow, and can typically handle day to day wear. We are seeing light pinks, blues and greens gaining more popularity every day. We carry a wide variety of rings beautifully designed with stones of all kinds. Check out our online inventory to see more!

#3: Unique Cuts

In addition to a traditional round brilliant cut diamond, there are many options that can make for a unique engagement ring. From pears to ovals, or even a vintage looking rose cut diamond. We are also seeing trillions and marquise diamonds making a comeback!

#4: Unique Design

The design of the ring is a place where you can really get creative. Whether you find a unique ring design in stock, or you are going with a full custom design, you can make a ring as unique and beautiful as your significant other.

#5: Just the Band

Many couples opt to just get a band for the engagement ring. Whether you want something plain and simple or intricate and complete with diamonds or gemstones, we’re sure you can find what you’re looking for when you shop with us.

For the Perfect Engagement Ring, Visit Alberta Diamond Exchange Today

If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind engagement ring for your significant other, we’re the place to visit. We carry numerous unique rings in our inventory and can also help you custom design one for your significant other’s unique tastes. Give us a call, check out our inventory online, or stop by our jewelry store today! We look forward to helping you.

What’s New in Jewelry Trends in 2019?

yellow gold halo engagement ringIt’s 2019, and boy do we have a lot to look forward to this new year, especially when it comes to jewelry and fashion. At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we’re always staying on top of what is hot in the fashion and the jewelry industry while also providing you with top-notch diamond jewelry.

These trends are what we have to look forward to and what you can expect to see in our fine jewelry store this new year!

Trend #1: The Bigger The Better

While dainty necklaces, small earrings, and even dainty engagement rings have ruled the fashion world lately, statement pieces are predicted to make a comeback in 2019. From large, dripping chokers to statement necklaces made with everything from diamonds to sapphires, you can expect to see a lot of bold pieces this new year.

Trend #2: Fancy, Asymmetrical, and Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Some of the biggest trends for engagement rings in 2019 include asymmetrical designs, uniquely shaped diamonds, and the return of the yellow gold engagement ring. Inspired by Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra, and Cardi B’s engagements, these ring trends came from some of 2018’s biggest celebrity engagements. Keep an eye out on other celebrity engagements for these jaw-dropping rings.

Trend #3: Statement Earrings

While dainty earrings were once the most popular style of earrings, statement earrings are becoming more and more popular every day. Tassel, feather, large hoops, and everything in between will take the jewelry world by storm this new year.

Trend #4: Stackable Bracelets

The bolder the better—whether you’re stacking bangles or diamond patterned bracelets— your wrists will look stylish and trendy. Stackable bracelets will become all the rage in 2019 and they show no signs of stopping anytime after that!

Trend #5: Wearing What Makes You Feel Great

This trend will never go away. Wearing the jewelry and clothes that make you feel like your beautiful self will never go out of style. Whether it’s dainty or gaudy, bold or subtle, we have what’ll make you feel great in our fine jewelry store!

Find What You’re Looking For at Alberta Diamond Exchange!

Whether you’re looking to make a statement or for that perfect ring for your special someone, you can find it all at our store. We carry the latest in jewelry trends, unique estate and vintage jewelry, and the perfect diamond jewelry for the special someone in your life. Check out our selection online or stop by our store today!

Don’t Wait to Get Your Christmas Gifts: Visit a Fine Jewelry Store Today!

christmas giftsChristmas is still about a month away, but we promise that once you blink, you’ll open your eyes to the sight of Christmas morning rather quickly. Have you gotten all your gifts yet? What about one for your significant other? Your mother? Even your father? If you haven’t, well, it’s best to get on it! If you’re in need of ideas and really want to get them something special—especially if we’re talking about your significant other here—it’s about time you visit a fine jewelry store. At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we carry a wide variety of beautiful fine jewelry that will make for the perfect Christmas gift for your sweetheart, regardless if you’re shopping for a boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife.

Our selection includes:

1) Diamonds, Diamonds, Diamonds

Diamonds are beautiful, stylish, and last forever, making them a great Christmas present (which we’re sure you already know). From diamond bracelets and necklaces to earrings and rings, we carry a wide assortment of diamond jewelry that’ll make the perfect gift for her—no matter if “her” refers to your girlfriend, mother, sister, or anyone in between.

2) Watches for Him and Her

We also carry watches for both him and her. Even with the rise in popularity of cell phones (and thus using cell phones to check the time), watches have failed to go out of style. We carry a wide range of them in our inventory that’ll make the perfect gift whether you’re looking to gift him or her something special. We also carry a selection of watch winders starting at $295.

3) Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we also carry high-quality necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that’ll make for the perfect stocking stuffers. We have a wide selection of jewelry made from high-quality materials and precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, morganite, and more. Whether you’re looking for the perfect necklace that says I Love You or a nice gift to show someone how much you appreciate them, you can find that and more at our fine jewelry store.

We Also Do Custom Work

If you’re looking to custom design jewelry or repurpose old jewelry for a special Christmas gift, we can help you with that as well. We can create beautiful custom work that is sure to blow away the person you gift it to.

Call or Visit Us Today!

Don’t wait to the last minute to start your Christmas shopping. Visit our fine jewelry store today for all the Christmas gift inspiration you need this holiday season!

Be Unique: Alternative Gems for Engagement Rings

woman's hand wearing a unique engagement ringSo you’ve decided. You’re going to propose to the love of your life, the star in your sky, the holder of your heart. It needs to be perfect, sure, from the setting to what you’re going to say. And have you thought about the ring? The same ring that your significant other will show off and wear for the rest of their lives—it has to be perfect.

But what if your significant other doesn’t want a diamond?

Is it okay to break convention? Sure! At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we have a slew of other options that can make for the perfect engagement ring. So why not be bold?

Sapphire

Sapphire gemstones are a great alternative to diamond rings, especially if your significant other was born in September since it is that month’s birthstone. Sapphires come in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, and purple, but the blues are the most popular. Sapphires are durable and look beautiful!

Garnet

Garnet is another common alternative to diamond rings. Garnets are red, the birthstone for the month of January, and go great when paired with rubies or diamonds. While the term garnet refers to a wide range of colorful minerals, the color red usually comes to mind first. Red garnets, also referred to as the Pyrope garnet, can range from an orange-rust color to a deep blood-red. Folklore also states that garnets can bring good faith, prosperity, and good health, making them a great option for engagement rings.

Emerald

If you’re familiar The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, you know that the author wanted the Emerald City to be a shiny, green metropolis. Much like the city, emerald gemstones are shiny, green, and, quite frankly, beautiful. Emeralds match with both a gold and silver band and can be paired with other gemstones for truly beautiful engagement rings.

Ruby

With various shades of red to choose from, you can find the perfect ruby gemstone for your significant other. Plus, they look great with diamonds and your choice of gold or silver jewelry, giving them a truly one of a kind engagement ring.

Morganite

Morganite is a beautiful, soft pink gemstone that is a little more unheard of than the rest of the stones. They’re a unique option to choose because they will give your spouse something many other people won’t have. With their soft champagne, rose-gold color, morganite gemstones make for the perfect engagement ring.

Others

When it comes to engagement rings, there really are no limits. The important thing is that you get a ring your significant other will love. While there are usually not enough words to describe your love for each other, engagement rings are the perfect way to let the rest of the world know you’re in it for the rest of your lives. At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we have beautiful, one of a kind engagement rings in our inventory. Check out our selection online or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our jewelry experts today!