How should a ring fit?

A ring should go over the knuckle but still be comfortable.  There should be a tug to get the ring off but not fly off the knuckle with no resistance.  I strongly recommend avoiding printable ring sizers or sizers that company’s mail you.  Get sized locally any store, walmart, target, or mall jewelry store can quickly size you.  In the industry we use an international sizing chart so you dont need to worry about sizes running big or small.  The circumference and diameter from jewelry size should be the same.  I would advise industry tolerance is about 1/4 size up or 1/8th size down.  What can affect different ring sizes is the width of a ring.  A wider ring will fit more snug than an a thinner band.  Adjust accordingly.  8mm and larger should be about 1/2 size larger from what your sized on locally unless they are sizing you on the same width band your’re ordering.  Good news, at Pompeii3 we offer free sizing for 3 months so if you receive a ring that does not fit perfectly simply send it back and we will take care of it.  Show Pompeii3 wedding bands here.


diamond wedding ring

diamond wedding ring

What are the most important questions to ask when buying an engagement ring?

What are the most important questions to ask when buying an engagement ring?

cushion halo diamond engagement ring set

cushion halo diamond engagement ring set with two matching guard enhancer bands

Buying an engagement ring is a big purchase!  Its most likely one of the biggest purchases you’re making if its your first proposal.  Doing research is a great way to your due diligence and make sure you’re getting the best diamond engagement ring.  These are the most important questions to ask yourself when buying a diamond engagement ring.

1) What is the quality?  The common reply is the 4c’s; cut, color, clarity , and carat weight.  These are pretty straight forward.  Cut is shape.  Color ranges from D-Z D being the whitest in color. Clarity is how clear or included is the diamond.  Is there a chance we might see some visible inclusions, if so than you’re looking at an “I” clarity diamond. You will generally get the most bang for your buck if you purchase an I clarity diamond.  Most women love large diamonds so we recommend this clarity.  Carat weight is straight forward this is a unit of measure, simply put how much does the diamond weigh.  You can view more on our jewelry education page; 

2) What metal for an engagement ring?  The most common metals for engagement rings are 10k, 14k, or 18k white, yellow, or rose gold, platinum and palladium.  14k is the our recommendation is has the most amount of gold to last a lifetime and give the metal good shine.  10k is great too, its a bit harder than 14k so if you know you’re hard on your jewelry than this probably not a bad choice either.  If you’re looking to spend a bit more platinum is a nice choice and unfortunately the only real option for women with gold allergies and want a white metal color. Rose gold is trending and has become very popular with todays classic and vintage engagement rings.


solitaire diamond engagement ring

1ct solitaire diamond engagement ring round brilliant cut in 6 prong 14k white gold setting

3) Is there a warranty on the ring?  A jeweler should stand behind their product and have a manufacturers warranty or reasonable long term plan.  Keep in mind this is a product that will be worn most likely every day and its going to get dinged up a bit, so why not have piece of mind and get covered.  Good news at Pompeii3 we include a 180 day warranty with all of our items since we are the manufacturer you dont have to worry about another company sending your special ring to a “service center”.  You can send it directly to us, the manufacturer, and we will properly service or replace your ring.  We also offer an extended care plan which you can renew every 5 years for $65.  You can view more about our warranty here;

4) What methods of payment are available?  The may seem like a basic question, but its actually pretty important before choosing your ring.  It may affect the price point and selection you consider.  Pompeii3 offers 0% interest financing for 3 month and interest bearing over 3 months.  You can learn more about this option here;  We also accept all major credit cards, some may prefer to make monthly payments on this if its easier since they already have the credit.  Paypal is also a great way to pay and offers buyer protection.  However you decide you pay know that an engagement ring is an investment and its never too early to start socking money away from the #bigday.

Happy Engagement Ring Shopping! 

What the most important thing when looking for a wedding ring.

The perfect diamond wedding ring is a ring that compliments your engagement ring.  If you get something too large it will likely look un proportion.  We recommend the band width of your diamond wedding ring to be slightly larger or smaller in width.  Contrast is key!  This will keep the focus on your engagement ring and not take away from the beauty and value it has while adding the right amount of sparkle.   See below a few examples of customers diamond engagement ring with matching wedding band for inspiration.

diamond engagement ring matching wedding band

diamond engagement rings with matching stackable wedding rings

yellow gold diamond engagement eternity ring


Shop our selection of diamond wedding rings 

New mens vintage wedding band collection

WB22733Mens wedding bands are more important than you think.  Reason being its really the one piece of jeweler a man would wear potentially forever.  The wedding band should represent his or hers style, unique or classic.  Today “vintage” and gold accent engagement rings are very popular.  We made a new collection of mens rings that compliment the engagement ring but still look masculine.   The ring above has a hand carved leaf cuts with a beaded edge.  It measures 8mm so it has weight and width.  The white gold is a stone finish which is slightly different from the traditional satin finish that you see on all other rings.



This ring is one of my favorites , this has more edge to  it.  Its perfect for the guy who likes to listen to his music a little louder.  It has cross hatchings with a wire white gold polished finish.  It measures 6mm wide which is the most popular width for mens bands.


WB227713Classic with a vintage twist, this 7mm wide white gold band has a brushed finish with bright diamond cuts.  Its not shiny but has just the right amount of edge to be different from the other rings you may see.  7mm width is a good happy medium not too wide or thin perfect for size 8-12 finger.

WB227413Measure 8mm wide, this high polished vintage mens wedding band features a wire finish, beaded insert, and polised flat edge.  Its unique yet classic.  Measuring 8mm wide it definitely has good weight and width giving it a masculine look and feel.  Its the perfect ring for a man to enjoy forever.