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Kate Fordham

Kate Fordham
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Kate Fordham is Ritani’s Customer Care Manager. Originally from Australia, she has worked in the jewelry industry for 14 years in 4 different countries. Kate lives in Sleepy Hollow with her wonderful husband and adorable dog.
ritani custom engagement ring

While every engagement ring created at ritani.com is made to order, we also offer custom services for those who want a style that’s truly unique. By using our custom ring designer, you can choose from thousands of options, selecting the perfect ring head, band, and side-stone details for your partner. Let's explore a few reasons why you may prefer to design a custom engagement ring: It will be a lot of fun That’s right – engagement ring shopping can be very enjoyable! It’s particularly fun if you’re working with an expert to create the exact ring you know she will love. Take...

Ritani Virtual Gemologist appointments are a great way to get unbiased, obligation free information and advice when looking for your perfect diamond. Buying a diamond is a daunting enough process, but finding the right diamond can seem an impossible task when faced with tens of thousands of options online. Most people can get a good grasp of the general concepts behind the 4C's from looking at almost any diamond website, but making all that ‘diamond-talk’ translate into information relevant to you can be a challenge. Fortunately, Ritani's certified gemologists are here to help! With extensive experience and an education-based attitude, customers find...

engagement rings under $10,000

Ritani has many options for engagement rings under $10,000. The average price for a Ritani engagement ring is slight over $8000 – encompassing many diamond shapes, settings, and quality grades. If you allocate between 50% and 65% of that total budget for your center diamond, you’ll be looking at over 4,500 options in all diamond shapes between around .60ct and 2ct. From here you can start to narrow things down by choosing your shape, color, clarity and cut. If we go with round diamonds, for example, you can budget more into the size and have something in the L SI1 color/clarity range. At...

engagement ring appraisal

When shopping for an engagement ring, look out for retailers that offer appraisals as part of your purchase. These jewelers are far more likely to be reputable, be they online or in a physical store. It is in the jewelers’ interests, as much as yours, to show that your ring is worth at least what you are paying. Honesty and transparency are crucial in an industry where people are buying such emotionally significant pieces. The most important reason to have your jewelry appraised is so you can keep it insured in case of loss, theft or damage. Most homeowners or...