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Sep 06, 2018

Twist Diamond Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

Ben Garelick Jewelers is proud to offer an extensive collection of diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewelry made with the finest craftsmanship and gemstones. With unique classic, contemporary and vintage styles, we make it easy for brides and grooms to select the perfect symbol of their everlasting love. One of the most popular styles is the twist diamond engagement ring and wedding bands from world-renowned jewelry designer Kirk Kara. What Is A Twist Diamond Engagement Ring? A twist diamond engagement ring is a ring that is designed with a shank in at least two bands of either...

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Sep 06, 2018

Say Yes at Niagara Falls

Your person, the one you know you will spend the rest of your life with, is just waiting for the moment when you get down on one knee, pull that sparkling diamond engagement ring from your pocket and say those magic four words, “will you marry me?” It’s a moment she’s dreamed about all of her life. That’s why you’ll want to make it as special and memorable as possible. Enter destination proposals. Choosing a special, romantic place to “pop the question” is becoming increasingly popular and one of the very best places to combine romance, beauty and intrigue is...

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Sep 06, 2018

When Should You Solder Wedding Rings?

Tired of your diamond engagement ring and your wedding band circling randomly around your finger? Or maybe you are still waiting for the big day, but wonder how your engagement ring and wedding band will both stay on? Ben Garelick Jewelers recommends soldering your wedding band and your engagement ring approximately one week after your wedding day. Here’s why. Why Should I Solder My Wedding Rings? Unless you’re planning to wear your diamond engagement ring without the wedding band or vice versa, at anytime, most brides prefer to have their rings soldered together. Less wear & tear When you wear...

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Jun 25, 2018

What's the Difference Between 10K, 14K, 18K, & 24K Gold?

Choosing the gold karat weight in your fine jewelry can be confusing. The different numbers of karat refer to the levels of pure gold that are included in the mix. Pure gold is 24 karats and most valuable because it is 100% pure gold. Because pure gold is very soft, jewelry makers add other metals to increase durability. A 10K piece is less valuable because it only contains 41.7% pure gold, but it is much more durable. (See diagram above) Gold is a soft, yellow, shiny precious metal with a long and varied history. It was worshipped by the ancients,...

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May 14, 2018

Peter's Trip to Barkev's in Downtown LA

In the center of bustling downtown Los Angeles you’ll find the largest jewelry district in the United States. And this month, that’s where you would have also found Ben Garelick Jewelers’ owner, Peter Manka, Jr.  As one of their top diamond jewelry retailers Ben Garelick likes to stay in close touch with their designers to discuss thier newest products & designs face to face. The world-renowned Barkev’s invited Peter to visit and tour its facility, located right in the center of LA’s jewelry district. Peter was delighted to make the trip to the City of Angels and never gets tired...

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Apr 19, 2018

Mother's Day Jewelry Gifts She’ll Love

You can get her candy or flowers, or maybe a trip to the local spa. They’re nice, but they’ll also be gone in a few days. Why not ‘wow’ your mom this Mother’s Day with a keepsake gift that she will never forget? Choose an exquisite piece of jewelry from the fine jewelry experts at Ben Garelick Jewelers. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, the Ben Garelick name has long been recognized as the northeast’s expert for diamond rings, necklaces and other jewelry. Throughout our 60-plus years, we’ve earned the trust of generations of moms, and those who love them. Now...

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Apr 11, 2018

Just for Mom

Mother's Day 2018 is Sunday, May 13th. This year, make it extra special for your Mom by creating a one of a kind piece of jewelry just for her. Now is the time to select and customize a ring or pendant for the woman who loves you and knows you like no one else.  Whether she's a traditionalist that would love a mother's ring, set with the birthstones of her children, or a trendsetter that would rock an engraved dog tag or disc embellished with a tiny sparkling birthstone, now is the time to visit Ben Garelick. We offer dozens...

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Mar 29, 2018

Floral Inspired Engagement Rings

Mother nature astounds us with beauty and color as winter gives way to spring. Jewelry designers often reflect this beauty in their designs, using delicate vine and leaf motifs, cradling diamonds in petals of gold. To celebrate Spring, we've selected just a few of the beautiful floral inspired diamond engagement rings available at Ben Garelick to share. Be certain to visit our entire, ever expanding engagement ring collection to see even more. "Celia" (ring on cover of blog) is as delicate and lovely as a newly opened spring time crocus. Perfectly feminine, this Gabriel design can accommodate a round center...

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Feb 15, 2018

Do You Need To Fix An Engagement Chicken?

    Are you in love? Have you been dreaming of the day your “significant other” pops the question? Does that day seem like it is never going to come? Maybe a chicken can help! That’s right, since the early 80’s brides-to-be have been using a special chicken recipe that seems to bring out the “Will you marry me?” in the love of their lives. How does a chicken lead to an engagement ring on your finger? Here’s the story! The Story Behind The Recipe It all started in 1982 when then-fashion editor of “Glamour” magazine gave the recipe for...

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Feb 06, 2018

Kyle Stole Katie from Ben Garelick!

We loved working with Katie. Her quick, beautiful smile and adorable laugh made the days fly by. She was our personal cruise director, planning our daily lunches like they were special occasions and making our in store events amazing! Katie’s great taste and enthusiasm shows in everything she does, from choosing lunch, to event planning, to fashion. Our customers loved Katie too. She was always ready to help with any special request, question or concern. A quick learner, Katie knew her four C’s and could explain them perfectly. She could spot a bright, beautiful diamond from across the Ben Garelick...

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