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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! 

2013 Pompeii3 Award

Press Release


Pompeii 3 Jewelry Receives 2013 Best of Libertyville Award

Libertyville Award Program Honors the Achievement

LIBERTYVILLE September 24, 2013 — Pompeii 3 Jewelry has been selected for the 2013 Best of Libertyville Award in the Jeweler category by the Libertyville Award Program.

Each year, the Libertyville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Libertyville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Libertyville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Libertyville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Libertyville Award Program

The Libertyville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Libertyville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Libertyville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Libertyville Award Program



Rose Gold – Jewelry Trend

rose celebrity
Rose gold has become this years most popular trend.  Rose gold with a bold satin finish has never looked more chic.  Rose gold jewelry has always been around, but recently popular celebrities and designers such as Michael Koors have made it feminine and popular.  Rose gold has perfect for the spring season and becoming more popular with diamond engagement rings.  The look is not as typical as white gold, but replacing yellow gold.  Rose gold has a skin tone and looks good on fair skin.  Many thing rose gold is pink, and its not!  Its more of a copper color and can be masculine.  One of our most popular rings is a hammered 14k rose gold wedding band measuring 6MM wide.  Pop icons and celebs such as Jennifer Aniston have been seen wearing rose gold earrings and watches.
Rose gold is just as durable as white gold or yellow gold.  Use coupon code LOYALTY5 to get 5% off the rose gold morganite halo split shank ring below!
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