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Aug 13, 2019

Diamond Grading Certificates - What's the difference between GIA, AGS, IGI and EGL?

Shopping for the perfect diamond engagement, wedding or anniversary ring is no easy task. That’s why having a trusted jeweler like Ben Garelick who has been in the business for decades on your side is a great start. Still, you may want to educate yourself not only about the well-known “4 Cs” of diamond quality - cut, clarity, color, carat weight, but also about the type of grading certificate that may accompany the diamond. There are many grading laboratories and gemological institutes around the world that may give credence to the ratings that make up some of those “Cs,” but...

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Jun 18, 2019

Custom Designed Engagement Rings

Style 7963L with a Pear Cut Center When you have found your one true love, you not only want her diamond engagement ring to be a beautiful symbol of your everlasting love, you want it to truly represent her style and personality. You want an engagement ring that she will love wearing for the rest of her life. That’s why Ben Garelick offers custom engagement rings that you can design, with the help of our expert jewelry designers, to create a one-of-a-kind ring for your one-of-a-kind love. Get Started By Viewing Our Extensive Engagement Ring Collections One of the best ways...

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Apr 29, 2019

Ben Garelick is Proud To Be An Eco-Friendly Jeweler

Eco-Friendly Tips for Going Green Ever throw away that pizza box in your office recycling? Still going through plastic water bottles? Using standard cardboard shipping boxes? If you’re guilty, no worries. Your favorite Buffalo, New York, jewelry experts are here with going green best practices for your office and home. Ben Garelick Jewelers has been helping people just like you find the perfect diamond engagement ring and wedding bands, and the perfect fine jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s and other special occasions for generations. And we want our world to still be here for our generations of jewelry family...

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Apr 29, 2019

Is a Moissanite Or Diamond Right For You?

If you’ve been shopping lately for a diamond engagement ring, anniversary ring or special fine jewelry gift, you may have read about moissanite as a popular option. Moissanite is a naturally occurring silicon carbide and its various crystalline polymorphs. It is a rare mineral, discovered by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so today’s moissanite is created in a laboratory setting. Ben Garelick Jewelers is proud to be one of only a few jewelers in the country to offer the option to substitute the center stone in any of the thousands of engagement ring...

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Mar 04, 2019

Ben Garelick Jewelers Wins 2019 Couples’ Choice Award For Second Year

For the second year in a row, WeddingWire has awarded Ben Garelick Jewelers their Couples’ Choice Award®. Honorees represent the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire nationwide for their excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism within the wedding industry. “This award is a total reflection on our amazing customers,” owner Peter Manka, Jr., said. “In our business, we believe success is all about the people and we are honored to have the opportunity to help great people at one of the most exciting times of their lives. We are so grateful for their kind reviews and that we have been...

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Mar 04, 2019

Wow Her With A Large Center Moissanite Engagement Ring

Choosing a large moissanite for the center stone in your engagement ring is a smart move for many couples. Whether you are wanting to impress your love and your family and friends with a big diamond engagement ring, or you are hoping to save on a more petite ring, moissanite provides the sparkle and the strength that will last a lifetime. Moissanite, originally discovered in 1893 in a meteor crater, is a very rare and scarce mineral. Its hardness and brilliance make it an easy substitute for a diamond and an affordable option for anyone getting ready to purchase a...

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Feb 27, 2019

Design Your Perfect Engagement Ring

At Ben Garelick Jewelers, we understand that every bride wants to have a unique, one-of-a-kind engagement ring that truly represents your individual love and her style. That’s why almost all of our engagement rings can be quickly and affordably customized with a variety of specifications that will make it her dream come true. From the size, shape, and type of your center gemstone to the precious metal used in the setting, customizing is made easy at Ben Garelick Jewelers. You’ll find engagement rings from world-renowned designers like Kirk Kara, Barkev's, Simon G. and more, to give you a variety of...

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Feb 11, 2019

7 Creative Valentine's Day Proposal Ideas

It’s the day of love. Of cards, chocolates, and roses. And diamond engagement rings? Sure enough, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get engaged, second only to Christmas proposals. Celebrated each year on Feb. 14, this special love holiday originated in part from the mid-February Roman festival of Lupercalia. While cold weather may scare some grooms-to-be, the enormous amount of love hype that surrounds the day is enough motivation for even the most reluctant to find a way to pop the question. Pros & Cons of a Valentine’s Day Proposal If you’re thinking of popping the...

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Feb 01, 2019

How To Measure Your Wrist for Vahan Bracelets

Buying a new diamond bracelet or engagement ring from Ben Garelick Jewelers is exciting. But there’s nothing more disappointing than having that excitement crushed when you try on your new Vahan bracelet and it doesn’t fit properly. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to measuring your wrist so that your new Vahan bracelet will fit perfectly. Vahan bracelets are durable as well as elegant and may be made from a combination of 14-karat gold, silver and diamonds. Created by a designer with decades of experience, they fulfill the hottest trends of combining gold and silver and they are...

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Jan 23, 2019

How To Find An Engagement Ring She’ll Love

You're at the point in your life where you’ve found the girl but now you need the ring. You have found the woman you adore and you are ready to plan the big proposal. Now all you need is the perfect engagement ring that she’ll love and cherish for the rest of her life. Would she like a princess-cut, cushion-cut, or a round-cut type of diamond? Is she more the classic style gal, or would she prefer more of a vintage-style engagement ring? What color of engagement and wedding band is her favorite - gold, platinum, rose gold, or white...

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