Do you remember the moment he proposed?
Do you remember how sparkling your engagement ring was?
More than likely, your engagement ring is one of the most precious items you own. By setting into motion just a few habits now, you can make sure your engagement ring continues to shine like the day you first got it!
Here are seven key tips to keeping your engagement ring as dazzling as the very first day:
Clean at home with mild solutions.
Regularly wash your ring at home by soaking it in a mixture of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid for roughly 30 minutes before gently scrubbing it with a soft bristle toothbrush.
You can also clean metals and precious stones with baking soda with its mild, non-abrasive consistency that makes it perfect for cleaning . Simply pour a bit of baking soda into a bowl and mix it with a bit of warm water to create a soft paste. Take off your ring and use your fingers to gently rub the paste around the stone, the setting, and the ring. Rinse the ring in warm water and dry with a lint-free cloth.
Consider an alternative ring.
Many brides are choosing to rely on a “backup ring.” This ring is an alternate ring to your engagement ring that is often less valuable and can be worn without worry of it getting lost or damaged.
When you don't want to put your engagement ring at risk (a long day at the beach or gardening, for example), leave the real bling at home and opt for an alternative ring.
Have a go-to safe spot.
Whether you always take your ring off to sleep or shower, or if you only remove it when you really must, it's wise to have a designated spot for it. Whether you choose a specific area in your jewelry box, or a small dish on your dresser, having a go-to location will cut down on the chances of forgetting where you put it.
Avoid harsh chemical residue.
Chemicals from everyday products ( like the ones in perfume, sunscreen, and lotion) can add residue to the ring and diamond, which can cause potential damage. Make it a habit to remove your ring before applying products that may be made with harmful chemicals.
As with any serious investment, it's wise to consider getting insurance for your engagement ring. While it might be emotionally difficult to ever have to replace your engagement ring, knowing you wouldn't have the financial upset if you ever did lose it can be more than worth it.
Restore shine to white gold and platinum.
No matter what care you give your ring, every white gold ring will start to dull and a yellow hue will start to shine through. This is natural and unavoidable, but the gold’s original sheen can be easily restored through a process called Rhodium plating.
While platinum rings do not need Rhodium treatments as platinum does not originally start off as yellow, those who want a shinier look to their platinum engagement ring can opt to have their platinum band plated for more shine.
Schedule professional cleanings.
Our jewelers at here at Affinity and Co. are happy to give your engagement ring a thorough professional cleaning. Not only will we clean your ring, but we will examine it under magnification to make sure the prongs are secure, and to check for diamond fractures and loose stones. It is wise to have your ring professionally cleaned twice a year to maintain the structural integrity of your ring and keep it as dazzling as the day you first saw it.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:39:53 PM America/Los_Angeles
March Madness has begun and it's time for Affinity & Co. Jewelers’ annual March Martini Madness!
What? Our Annual Martini Fundraiser and Jewelry Sales Event
When? Thursday, March 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Where? Our Huntington Beach location (18575 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA)
We have partnered with Assistance League of Huntington Beach, to help raise money and support their great cause!
Assistance League is a local organization that uses the money they collect to give back to the community by helping families in need, single moms, children, and schools.
10% of all sales will be donated to Assistance League.
Featuring our new line of hand-painted martini glasses and giving them away every hour!
Back by popular demand - our March Madness Discount Game!
Earn up to 20% off and show off your basketball skills!
Refreshments will be served, so come join us for this special FUNdraising event!
If you have already had the chance of browsing our selection and would like to schedule a "private viewing" of a particular piece of jewelry, please click below or call 714-596-3900.
Friday, March 16, 2018 1:09:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
If you recently became engaged, it is now time to find your perfect wedding band! There are as many wedding band options as there are engagement rings— and even more when you consider the combination your wedding band will make alongside your engagement ring.
Your wedding band can simply complement your engagement ring, or it can be a standout piece on its own. Some women even prefer to leave their engagement ring at home and only wear their wedding band for certain events.
Affinity & Co. Jewelers is proud to offer Newport Beach and surrounding areas a large selection of gold and diamond wedding bands. Here are a few different styles and tips to consider when shopping for your wedding bands.
Consider a classic diamond eternity band.
Women who love their solitaire engagement ring might especially love the option of a diamond eternity wedding band. With continuous diamonds all around, this option provides maximum shine and instantly upgrades a simple engagement ring.
Choose a band that contrasts your engagement ring.
If you love rose gold or gemstones but didn't include that in your engagement ring, a contrasting wedding band might be perfect for you. Consider a different metal or a gemstone that reflects your favorite color, birthstone, or anniversary stone.
Go for a simple band that allows your engagement ring to shine.
A simple gold or platinum wedding band provides a simple backdrop to allow your engagement ring to truly shine.
Try on something totally unexpected.
If traditional wedding bands don't live up to what you envision, consider something out of the box. Try on a wedding band with unexpected details that will perfectly reflect your style.
Shop Affinity and Co. Jewelers wedding bands here.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:20:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
When should you get married in 2018, 2019, or 2020?
- The birth date of you, your significant other, and your immediate families
- Any pre-scheduled major events such as family reunions
- Any expected upcoming moves or job changes
Other than personal dates to consider, here are some key wedding dates you might want to avoid or simply look into more before booking:
Religious and Cultural Holidays
Your house of worship may be unavailable during these key religious and cultural holidays.
March 25, 2018
April 14, 2019
April 5, 2020
April 1, 2018
April 21, 2019
April 12, 2020
Passover (begins at sunset)
Friday, March 30, 2018
Friday, April 19, 2019
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Sunday, September 9, 2018 until nightfall on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sunday, September 29, 2019 until nightfall on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Friday, September 18, 2020 until nightfall on Sunday, September 20, 2020
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 until nightfall on Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Sunday, September 27, 2020 until nightfall on Monday, September 28, 2020
Hanukkah (begins at sunset)
Sunday, December 2, 2018 until Monday, December 10, 2018
Sunday, December 22, 2019 until Monday, December 30, 2019
Thursday, December 10, 2020 until Friday, December 18, 2020
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Friday, December 25, 2020
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 until Monday, January 1, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 until Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019 until Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Ramadan (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)
Tuesday, May 15 until Thursday, June 14, 2018
Sunday, May 5 until Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Thursday, April 23 until Saturday, May 23, 2020
Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)
Thursday, June 14 until Friday, June 15, 2018
Tuesday, June 4 until Friday, June 7, 2019
Saturday, May 23 until Sunday, May 24, 2020
Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes)
Beginning Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Beginning Sunday, August 11, 2019
Beginning Thursday, July 30, 2020
Monday, March 26, 2018
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Monday, September 3, 2018
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Holiday Weekends to Consider
Holiday weekends usually mean people have time off work and can travel. They might have standing holiday plans, and your top venues and service providers might have limited availability or holiday pricing over these weekends.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of January 13–15, 2018
Weekend of January 19–21, 2019
Weekend of January 18–20, 2020
Presidents' Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of February 17–19, 2018
Weekend of February 16–18, 2019
Weekend of February 15–17, 2020
Mother's Day (always a Sunday)
Weekend of May 12–13, 2018
Weekend of May 11–12, 2019
Weekend of May 9–10, 2020
Memorial Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of May 26–28, 2018
Weekend of May 25–27, 2019
Weekend of May 23–25, 2020
Father's Day (always a Sunday)
Weekend of June 16–17, 2018
Weekend of June 15–16, 2019
Weekend of June 20–21, 2020
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Labor Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of September 1–3, 2018
Weekend of August 31–September 2, 2019
Weekend of September 5–7, 2020
Columbus Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of October 6–8, 2018
Weekend of October 12–14, 2019
Weekend of October 10–12, 2020
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)
November 22, 2018
November 28, 2019
November 26, 2020
New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2018
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Days of Remembrance
These days of remembrance might make your event more meaningful, or you might decide they are better to avoid altogether.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Friday, September 11, 2020
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Friday, December 7, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Monday, December 7, 2020
Major Sporting Events
In case you, your partner, or any VIPs on your guest list are die-hard sports fans, consider the timing of these major sporting events.
Super Bowl Sunday
February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN
February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, GA
February 2, 2020, in Miami, FL
Final Four During March Madness
Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018
Saturday, April 6, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019
Saturday, April 4, 2020 and Monday, April 6, 2020
Traditionally Unlucky Days
Test your superstition when considering the unlucky and superstitious dates.
The Ides of March
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Friday, March 15, 2019
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Friday the 13th
April 13, 2018
July 13, 2018
September 13, 2019
December 13, 2019
March 13, 2020
November 13, 2020
Traditionally Lucky Days
Legend has it that leap years bring good luck, so this might be one date you want to consider!
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 4:53:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Welcome to the Affinity & Co. Jewelers 2017 Holiday Shopping Guide!
A Pendant with Personality
A Colorful Gemstone Ring
Diamond or gemstone bands are a top trend this year. They can be worn on their own, with her engagement ring, or with other stackable bands. Shop this simple Tacori band here.
A Timeless Estate Piece
Estate jewelry is truly timeless. Stop in to find the perfect one-of-a-kind piece that she will always treasure. Find more info here.
A Statement Cuff
Friday, December 1, 2017 12:02:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A wonderful gift or accessory for all occassions, flowers symbolize youth, beauty and uniqueness. If you love a bouquet of flowers, or can get lost at the intricate details of your favorite bloom, you might adore the Tacor Blooming Beauties Collection.
These elegant platinum beauties feature dynamic diamond halos for the perfect bloom that will never fade. We've pulled together five of our favorite Tacori Blooming Beauties engagement rings. Can you pick a favorite?
TRIPLE THE DIAMONDS
Double the blooms and triple the diamonds for limitless shine This ring is for the glamour girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to sparkle. Signature diamond crescents and the exposed culet give this blooming beauty the prettiest of profiles. Shop this ring HERE.
CUSHION SHAPED HEIRLOOM
A cushion shaped double bloom creates an heirloom, glittering look, amping up the volume on a round center diamond. With loops of diamonds creating petal-like details, diamond crescent silhouettes decorate the sides for an engagement ring that is beautiful from every angle. Shop this ring HERE.
PRINCESS THREE STONE
With glamour to spare, this three stone princess cut ring is a bold and beautiful blast of diamonds. A pretty profile with diamond crescents and double blooms surrounding each diamond make this ring distinctive and elegant. Shop this ring HERE.
UNIQUE DOUBLE BLOOM
A single string of diamonds along the ceiling and the unique, cushion shaped double bloom make this ring an impressive, positively beautiful ring. With a gorgeous carriage, the culet of the diamond just kisses the sweetheart carriage, and diamonds decorate crescent details for a provocative profile, gorgeous from every angle. Shop this ring HERE.
A BLOOMING EMERALD
The elegance of an emerald center diamond is amped up by a spectacular double bloom of diamonds, framing and enhancing the center diamond. With strings of pav diamonds and a beautiful, distinctive profile, this ring could be the one for you. Shop this ring HERE.
View the entire collection HERE.
For a limited time: Earn up to a $5,000 Travel Voucher with any Tacori Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Jewelry purchase with Tacori Journeys. Learn more HERE.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:53:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Get the girls together for a fun night out for a cause! Girls Night Out is happening November 2nd, 4-7pm, at Affinity & Co. Jewelers!
Join us for an evening of food, wine, prizes and goody bags in support of Project Self-Sufficiency.
Project Self-Sufficiency is a community-based program in Huntington Beach, assisting low income, single parents to achieve economic independence through education, training, and social services.
We will feature brand new jewelry from our leading silver designers, so it is a great time to treat yourself or find a holiday gift for someone special!
This evening benefits the good work of Project Self-Sufficiency. We invite you to support this project by brining a gift card for the teens of Project Self-Sufficientcy. All donations will be matched!
Show you are interested in this event by RSVPing on Facebook HERE.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:35:12 AM America/Los_Angeles