Some of the fun of shopping for jewelry at a pawn shop is that you never know what you’re going to find. This is thanks to everchanging inventory that pawn shops boast. From day to day, you may find wedding rings from the world’s most celebrated designers. You may also find wedding rings of countless shapes, carats, styles, and prices. Though the inventory at a pawn shop changes all the time, on any given day you may find wedding rings from designers including Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, and De Beers.
High-End Wedding Ring Designers
Although Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, and De Beers are some of the best-known wedding ring designers, they are far from the only designers you should consider. At a pawn shop you may find wedding rings from these globally recognized designers, but you may also find them from other designers including:
- A. Jaffe
- Jean Dousset
- Jeff Cooper
- Jenny Packham
- Many others
- Neil Lane
- Pnina Tornai
- Simon G.
- Vera Want
- Zac Posen
Ring Materials, Gemstone Shapes and More: Options for Wedding Rings
When looking for wedding rings, you’re likely to be surprised by how many options exist. The most common materials used to make wedding rings include gold, silver, and platinum. However, men’s wedding rings are also often made of metals including palladium, titanium, tungsten carbide, cobalt, and stainless steel.
Likewise diamonds and gemstones come in myriad shapes including:
- Round Round diamonds and gemstones are the most common. They may also be referred to as brilliant cut.
- Princess A princess shape diamond is a square diamond.
- Cushion A cushion cut gemstone or diamond is a square shape with rounded corners.
- Oval Oval cut diamonds and gemstones are slightly longer than they are wide
- Marquise A marquise shape is an elongated oval that comes to a point at either end.
- Emerald Emerald shaped or emerald cut diamonds are rectangular in shape, but include cropped corners, for a subtly elegant, but not overly flashy look.
- Radiant Radiant cut diamonds are princess diamonds with additional facets for extra sparkle. This style makes smaller rings appear larger.
- Heart Heart shaped diamonds may drive up the price of your wedding or engagement ring as the cutting required to create a heart shape is more labor intensive.
- Pear Pear shaped gemstones or diamonds resemble a teardrop. They have a narrow point at the top and a round, full bottom.
- Asscher Asher cut rings are having a moment. Shaped like an octagon, with varying levels (known as facets) it is both extra sparkly, and geometric.
Styles of Wedding Rings:
If you are looking for the perfect wedding band for your future husband or wife, you’ve got countless options. Here are some of the most popular styles.
There’s something to be said for a timeless diamond solitaire engagement ring accompanied by a simple band. Diamond solitaire rings are often available at significant discounts in pawn shops.
A cluster wedding ring is a ring that groups together diamonds or other gemstones of varying sizes. The effect produced is one of a larger diamond or gemstone. Because the gemstones or diamonds are typically smaller, these rings can be a great option for maximum sparkle, without emptying your bank account.
Pavé styles make rings look like they are entirely made of diamonds. They are similar in appearance to eternity bands, but with diamonds on the sides of the bands as well. Pavé rings have been popular for a long time and show no sign of losing their appeal.
Halo settings refer to the way the gemstones or diamonds form a circle around the center stone. While a halo ring made entirely diamonds is often jaw dropping (and makes the center stone look bigger), today people are often choosing to modify the halo ring by either selecting an oval shaped halo ring, or by using a different gemstone as the center stone. Sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are trendy as center stones.
As their name suggests, three stone wedding bands typically have a larger center stone surrounded by a smaller stone on either side. The stones form a row. Although diamonds are commonly set in three stone rings, others may feature a diamond in the center, flanked by brightly colored gemstones.
Eternity bands are excellent choices for wedding rings, promise rings, or anniversary rings. Eternity bands are entirely made of diamonds on the top of the band. They are often just bands, although as an engagement ring, the band may be set with a solitaire as well.
Flush settings are popular with both men and women. In flush settings the diamonds or gemstones are set inside the band, so that the band is smooth, without any gemstone protrusion. Flush settings may include a mix of diamonds and other gemstones such as blue sapphire.
Art Deco Style
Art deco styles of rings typically feature a bold, geometric design surrounding a center stone. It may also include a halo of smaller diamonds or include diamonds along the band, such as you’d find in eternity or pavé styles.
Etching a gold, white gold, or platinum band leaves unique patterns in the band, resulting in bands that look like rope, or appear swirled. The etched style is popular in men’s wedding bands.
Shop for Designer Wedding Rings in Ontario
Central Mega Pawn carries designer engagement rings, and wedding rings for men and women. As the Inland Empire’s top-reviewed pawn shop serving Ontario, Upland, and Pomona we buy jewelry seven days a week. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gold and diamond solitaire wedding ring, or a men’s flush set wedding band, we carry a gorgeous selection of wedding rings and fashion rings, along with gold, silver, and platinum earrings, necklaces, chains, bracelets, and luxury watches. Visit us today on Central Avenue in Ontario for the best deals in the Inland Empire. Questions? Send us an email or call 909-627-9622.