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Sep 11, 2018

Tips for Cleaning Your Ring At Home

Let’s face it. Our diamond engagement ring and wedding bands go through a lot on a daily basis. Since most people wear them 24/7, it’s easy to dull that sparkle as we scrub dishes, mow the yard, workout, or even apply gels and lotions to our body. “We know your wedding rings are probably two of the most valuable things you own, so it makes sense to clean them, and clean them often,” says Peter Manka Jr. of Ben Garelick Jewelers. Manka says cleaning your rings at home every couple of weeks is a good timeframe, but that it doesn’t...

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Sep 11, 2018

Matching Wedding Bands and Complimentary Wedding Bands

Selecting the perfect wedding band to compliment her new diamond engagement ring may not be as easy as it seems. There are so many choices at Ben Garelick Jewelers that you want to take some time and consider your bride-to-be’s personality and style. The Kirk Kara collection at Ben Garelick Jewelers offers a variety of options for wedding bands. Kirk Kara Engagement Sets Kirk Kara designs some of the most beautiful diamond wedding ring engagement sets in the world. Well-known for their vintage styles with filigree and scrollwork, you can find several choices of Kirk Kara diamond engagement rings and...

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Sep 11, 2018

Kirk Kara Vintage Style Halo Diamond Engagement Rings

While there are popular trends in diamond engagement rings that may come and go, vintage-style rings will live on forever. That’s something world-renowned designer Kirk Kara knows and that’s why they are one of the featured designers in the collections you can find at Ben Garelick Jewelers. Kirk Kara has taken the popularity of vintage-style rings up a level and added a halo of diamonds around the center diamond. What Makes A Vintage-Style? Vintage-style rings are actually different than vintage rings. Vintage rings are actually rings that were made decades or centuries ago. Kirk Kara’s vintage-style rings are brand new...

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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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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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