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Finding the Right Ring Story by Kristin Moriarty Photos by Geoff Dale Engagement rings, they come in all shapes and sizes as well as colors. So how does one decide what to get when there are so many choices? Jeweler and business owner Sam Satterfi eld of Satterfi eld and Dempsey Jewelers said jewelry, more specifi cally rings have come along way since when he fi rst started in the late 80’s. “When I fi rst started everything was in yellow gold,” Satterfi eld said. “Then the next thing to trend was white gold and platinum. Yellow gold is starting to come back a little, but today what we see trending is more of two tones for rings. Also rose gold is becoming more popular. The halo setting, where your solitaire is in the middle and diamonds surrounding it, is also becoming more popular. So we see many things trending and of course there are endless choices on creating and customizing that special ring.” The cut of diamonds that is traditional and still the most popular is the round brilliant cut. Satterfi eld said the other cuts are princess, oval, pear, cushion and radiant. He said there’s also heart shape cuts as well. With so many options he said it’s important before looking into buying a ring to set a budget. “Setting a budget is best because it can be a little overwhelming if you just walk into a jewelry store and not sure of what you want to spend,” Satterfi eld said. “Diamonds are a precious gem and are different than any other thing. I have sold half-carat diamonds that cost more than one carats. That’s due to the clarity and color of the diamond. We see a lot of people who come 28 Southern Bride 28-29 Ring story.indd 2 2/14/18 3:48:51 PM
in and have done research on the internet and that’s fi ne, but there is a lot of misinformation out there. My staff and I are well trained and ready to help you. We take pride in being a full service jewelry store. My business partner Van Dempsey and I are both GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certifi ed.” “We have a full-time jeweler on staff with over 40 years experience as well,” he went on to say. “We do everything in house custom fi t to your needs and can have your order done within a day to three days.” Getting the right size of ring can be also be tricky. Satterfi eld said they have the tools to size one’s fi nger and it could vary depending on the width of the band. “We enjoy working with our current customers and new customers,” Satterfi eld said. “We have one of, if not the largest loose diamond selection in the Middle Georgia area. We can customize pretty much anything the customer wants. It’s a lot of fun for us.” GIA certified jeweler Sam Satterfield Southern Bride 28-29 Ring story.indd 3 2/14/18 3:49:09 PM