“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –When Harry Met Sally
A few years ago I remember reading about how Mila Kunas and Ashton Kutcher bought their wedding rings on Etsy. They were looking for something that was not only affordable but spoke to them.
I honestly loved this idea of not spending a ton of money on rings but still finding something that represents you both as a couple.
There is so much pressure when you purpose to have something that is big and sparkly but to get that you have to spend $10-20k. I mean seriously, why do we think we need to spend this kind of crazy money on wedding and engagement rings? Where did the rumor come from that you need to spend 3 months pay on a ring?
This kind of pressure is insane. Start the marriage off in massive debt just to have the ring of your choice, sure that makes sense.
Well, Tiger Gems has decided to break that pattern and has created BEAUTIFUL, luxury engagement and bridal rings for under $500. I mean these rings look like they would be on the red carpet and cost upward of a $100k but instead are only a couple hundred bucks.
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Tiger Gems is helping men everywhere get their bride the ring of their dreams without massive debt. It’s literally a win, win.
Not only is Tiger Gems a debt-free alternative without sacrificing style, but each handmade piece is crafted with the perfect conflict-free alternative to a mined diamond. You can feel good knowing that human life was not sacrificed to make your jewelry. Their stones are cut and faceted to the highest quality standards to achieve maximum brilliance.
At Tiger Gems they truly believe that love can make the world a better place. Their goal is to provide the most personal and heartfelt experience for each of their customers.
Tiger Gems offers the highest quality diamond simulants. These stones are conflict-free and affordable. They searched the world over to find the perfect stones for their customers and we stand behind them with a 100% Happiness Guarantee.
A true expression of your love isn’t measured by dollar signs. It really is the thought that counts. Whether you’re ready to prove to someone how special they are or just want to treat yourself to a stunning new adornment, let the Tiger Gems experts help you on that journey.
Every item Tiger Gems sells comes with a 4-month warranty from the date of your purchase with the exception of final sale pieces.
Their warranty covers manufacturing defects only and excludes damage caused by excessive wear and tear, loss or theft, and any modification by a 3rd party jeweler.
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Basic Jewelry Care
Do not wear your jewelry in the shower or to bed to avoid soapy residue or accidental pulling on prongs.
Remove jewelry before a strenuous activity such as exercise.
All delicate styles with accent stones must be treated with care to avoid reshaping.
Do not expose your jewelry to chemicals like bleach, chlorine, hairspray, to avoid chemical reactions or breakdown of materials.
Have your jewelry checked professionally every few months if you wear it constantly. Full eternity rings or jewelry with small little accents should be checked more often.
In order to avoid snagging on clothing and hair please follow the first off last on the rule – Remove the jewelry first when undressing and put it on last when dressing.
Caring For Gold Plated Jewelry
In addition to the care tips above, please remember that anything plated will eventually wear away with time. However, with proper care, you can extend the lifespan of gold plated jewelry.
Do not wear your plated rings while performing tasks that require excessive use of your hands to avoid bumping or scratching.
Do not sleep with your plated jewelry to avoid sweat residue, tangling in sheets, or bumping on furniture such as headboards and nightstands.
Your skin pH also affects the plating. Some people perspire stronger than others causing the plating to fade faster.
Do not wear gold plated items during strenuous activity to prolong the life of your plating.
To clean your plated jewelry: Gently rub the surface using a soft cloth, such as the Tiger Gems ultra suede pouch, to remove any dirt or surface debris and to restore shine. Fill a bowl with warm soapy water. Use lukewarm, not hot, water. Add a few drops of dish soap that doesn’t leave a film. Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub in the tight places, especially underneath the stone. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Under the plating, your item is made of solid sterling silver. Over time it will eventually start to tarnish and will require maintenance. You will have to take care of it just like you would any piece of sterling silver jewelry and polish it with a silver cleaning cloth.
How to Clean Your Jewelry
Over time, all sterling silver jewelry will tarnish. The good news is that it is easy to clean. Here are three ways to make your sterling silver shine:
Polishing cloth – They are relatively cheap and work well. Many come pre-moistened with cleaning solution.
Silver polish/Dip/Cleaner – There are a variety of sterling silver cleaners on the market. If you are purchasing a professional commercial cleaner, please make sure it is designed not just for jewelry but sterling silver. You can purchase a polish, such as Goddards’ Sterling Silver Polishing Foam which is generally a paste, or a dip. Squeeze a small amount of paste on a soft dry cloth and work into the ring, rinse off to remove the tarnish and the paste. Or dip for approximately 5 seconds at a time, until the tarnish is removed. Follow the packaging directions closely.
Baking Soda – Create a thick paste with baking soda and a little bit of water. Use your fingers to gently rub the jewelry with that paste, then rinse it under hot water. Finish by drying the jewelry with a soft cloth.
How to Clean Your Stones
To clean your stones, mix 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap with 1 cup of warm water in a bowl. Let the jewelry soak in the solution for 2-5 minutes then use a small soft toothbrush to scrub away any dirt and grease. Clean the area under the stones where oil and dirt can easily get trapped. Rinse the jewelry in a bowl filled with clean warm water and lay on a towel to dry.
We do not recommend cleaning your rings in an ultrasonic cleaner. The machine works by sending vibrations through the water and cleaning solution in a matter of minutes. All that vigorous movement can cause stones to become loose or even fall out in the machine.
Happy shopping and I hope you are able to find the piece of your dreams!
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