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Dec 06, 2019

6 Tips For Smart Jewelry-Packing This Holiday Travel Season

All the holiday celebrations kick-off, we know many of you will be hitting the roads and skies to travel to your holiday destinations. Don’t neglect your fine jewelry when it comes time to pack! At Ben Garelick, we sell beautiful fine jewelry and we want to make sure your diamond rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces are secured for take-off! Our friends at Jewelers Mutual have a couple of great videos with smart tips for packing your jewelry and we’ve added a few of our own. Here's to a tangle-free, aggravation free, SPARKLING Holiday season! Tip #1: Buttons Up Your Earrings...

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Nov 15, 2019

How To Get Him To Propose Faster

Maybe you’ve been in a serious relationship for years or maybe you’ve known you found “the one” for only a few months — either way, there comes a time when you may want to figure out how to get your boyfriend to propose faster. Whether you live together or separately, getting your man to propose can be a tricky situation. At Ben Garelick, we are always excited to see true love bloom into a lifetime commitment, symbolized of course with a diamond engagement ring. But before he gets down on one knee and pops the question, he may need a...

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Nov 15, 2019

Five Common Wedding Proposals You Should Probably Rethink

When you finally know you’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, sometimes it’s not so easy to find the perfect diamond engagement ring and then the perfect way to ask her to be your one-and-only love. With the increasing burden of coming up with creative “asks” starting with high school prom dates, the pressure to be unique, creative, and, well, extraordinary, with a wedding proposal can be overwhelming for grooms. At Ben Garelick, we hear stories all the time of how guys have delayed even asking for her hand in marriage due to...

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Nov 08, 2019

Diamond Ring Prong Setting Types

When it comes to buying a diamond engagement ring, there are many types of settings — from channel to bezel, cluster and pave. But the prong setting type, also called the claw setting, is by far the most prevalent type of setting used in diamond jewelry. Prong settings are super adaptable to all types of fine jewelry settings including the most popular styles like solitaire and halo engagement rings. The most famous jewelry designers in the world use the prong setting for holding the diamond, moissanite or other gemstones in place in many of their ring designs. What Are Prongs...

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Nov 08, 2019

What Do I Do If My Diamond In My Engagement Ring is Loose?

You’ve found the man of your dreams and he’s given you the diamond engagement ring of your dreams. What happens when that stunning center diamond or moissanite is loose? It does happen, even though your engagement ring setting is made to securely hold that sparkling gem. First of all, don’t panic. Your Ben Garelick experts are here to help! We’re giving you tips on keeping your diamond secure, how to tell if you diamond is loose and what to do if your gemstone does come loose. Is It Normal For My Diamond To Be Loose? Whether you’re sporting a large...

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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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