Category Archives: Bridal Depot

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

How do I find out her finger size?

How do you find her finger size without ruining the surprise?  First, congratulations on finding your special someone.  Now it’s time to find the finger size.  This can be tricky, but here are a few suggestions to help as you do recon work.

1) Kidnap a ring she may have and get is sized.  Even if its not the correct size you can still get an idea what ball park you’re in.  This will help you make an educated guess.  Don’t worry sizing most rings up or down 1 size is not a big deal and will not affect the integrity of the ring unless there are 100′s of little pave stones.

2) If you dont want to take a ring you can trace the circumference or diameter on a piece of paper then convert that measurement into a finger size using sizing conversion chart.

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3) Average size 6 fits a person who is 140 lbs and 5’6″.

4) Press the ring in a bar of soap and make an impression.

5) Try to get her talking about engagement rings and sizing.  Go to the mall with her and stop in a store, make up a reason about getting someone a bday gift or something special for your mom.  Look at styles and ask them to size her.

6) If all else fails ask around.  Perhaps she has mentioned something to her mom or friends.  If that do not know you can ask them to ask her so you’re off the hook.

Don’t worry you’re not alone on this and most jewelers have thought about the possibility that you may order the wrong size.  Guesstimate and if you’re wrong no problem.  Pompeii3 offer free sizing for 6 months.  Some metals are not sizable such as cobalt, titanium, and tungsten.  Some ring styles such as eternity rings and micro pave bands cannot be sized.  Titanium rings made of really hard steel and even when heated they cannot be stretched or compressed like precious metal rings such as gold and platinum.  Micro pave bands cannot be sized more than 1/2 size because there are so many small prongs they are likely to come loose and have stones fall out.  Eternity rings are not sizable as well because they have diamonds that go all the way around the band.  Hope this info help and good luck with the proposal!

 

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What are lab grown diamonds?

Lab grown diamonds are trending and turning heads in the diamond industry.  The biggest difference and reason a consumer would purchases these in my opinion PRICE.  Pompeii3 sells lab grown diamonds for at least 30% less than natural diamonds.  Many manufacturers state they are eco friendly and environmentally responsible.  This is true and may appeal to some, but the bottom line is they are cheaper and superior in terms of quality and made of exactly the same material, carbon!

These are more reasons why you should love lab grown diamonds;

 

PRICED UP TO

40%less than an equivalent earth-mined diamond.

BETTER THAN

98%of earth-mined diamonds currently available.

MADE OF

100%pure carbon. These are real diamonds.

SOURCED

100%from disclosed labs in first world countries.

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Customers LOVE Pompeii3

This is a big thank you to ALL of our customers.  We appreciate the business and love when you send us picture of the jewelry being worn.  Most of our products are bridal and engagement related and we know how important and special they are.  This is an exciting time in your life and we’re happy to help make memories.  Thank you again !

 

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Floral Vine Diamond Engagement Ring

The new engagement ring trend is floral.  Twinning petals mixed with milgrain and diamonds is this years most popular diamond engagement trend.  Designers are charging a lot for this style but not Pompeii3.  We have offered a floral style vintage vine affordable engagement ring collection.  These are a few of our popular styles all priced under $1000.  Get designer vine style vintage engagement rings without designer prices.

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How much to spend on an engagement ring?

How much should you spend on a diamond engagement ring?

This question often gets asked, and there is no reason why you should overspend especially with all the online deals we offer.  That being said, our rule of thumb is you should spend 2 months salary on an engagement ring.  Our feeling is a traditional engagement ring features a genuine diamonds.  No a lab created diamond, not a moissanite diamond, not a Charles and covard fake diamond a 100% genuine real diamond made of carbon.  Dont deny the one you love a genuine diamond engagement ring regardless of the size.  You would rather have a small but real diamond, than a syntetic replica that is large.  Can anyone tell the difference, yes!  You can tell and anyone that has a real diamond can tell.  Buy a genuine diamond engagement ring and spend 2 months salary.

 

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What is the best wedding band?

What is the best wedding band?  The best wedding band is made to your size. The best wedding band is made from extractude tubing and completely seamless.

Sizing rings is not good for the structural integrity.  Cutting and soldering will create a weak spot in the ring kind of like breaking a bone, it will eventually repair but where it joins is not as strong as it originally was.  Given that you will be wearing this ideally for the rest of your life you want to make sure is durable.

At Pompeii3 we make all of our bands from extracted tubing, this means we are making the wedding band from a solid piece of metal instead of casting.  This type of production ensures the ring has no porosity or brittle pieces.  Large wedding band manufacturers like ourselves usually buy tubing because we can make many rings as oppose to smaller shops the investment is too much.

The best wedding band is one that is seamless.  At Pompeii3 we never bend metal around and solder it to make a wedding band.  Its made from solid metal tubing to ensure structure and integrity.  Our wedding bands will last a lifetime.

6MM flat comfort fit high polished wedding band from Pompeii3

6MM flat comfort fit high polished wedding band from Pompeii3