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For that special day, Kuhn’s offers a range of wonderful gifts for Baby, Him and Her!

Popping the Question?

Kuhn’s has a beautiful assortment of Tacori, Simon G., and our own Kuhn's Bridal Collection for you to look at and help make that lasting impression. Want to create your own ring

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With over a century and half of experience in the jewelry business, we hope to provide you with the same excellent service our customers have grown to appreciate.

We now have over 170 hand-selected pieces for sale online! Shop around, and if you have any questions, feel free to ‘Ask the Store’ a question on every product page.

How to buy an engagement ring

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Know what you want to spend
You will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices when it comes to engagement rings. Have a price range in mind. Going in with fairly specific parameters will help your jeweler find the right engagement ring to fit your budget.  

What kind of jewelry does she already wear? Is she more classic or modern? Feminine or sophisticated? Does she wear more silver or gold? Do her pieces tend to be more delicate or chunky? Simple or ornate? Have these preferences in mind when you set out to shop. If you buy something similar to what she already likes, you can't go wrong.  

Know her ring size If she wears rings, borrow one she already owns. Trace the inner circle on a piece of paper, or press the ring into a bar of soap for an impression. You can also slide it down one of your own fingers and draw a line where it stops. A jeweler can use these measurements to identify her approximate ring size.
If she doesn't wear rings, estimate in the following manner: The average ring size in the US is 6 (based on the 'average' US female being 5'4" tall and weighing 140 lbs.) If she's more slender, or fine boned, her ring size is probably in the 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 range. If she is heavier, larger boned or taller, her ring size is probably in the 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 range. It's always better to buy a ring a bit bigger than you think she'll need, because sizing a ring down is much easier than increasing its size.  

Are her preferences hard to pin down? Consider buying an unset diamond. If you choose the diamond first and have the setting made later, you can include her in selecting the style and final details of the ring (always a good idea) and avoid the awkwardness of choosing a ring that's more to your taste than hers.


Know what diamond shape suits her If she hasn't made it easy for you by already voicing an opinion on the subject (or admiring someone else's engagement ring), here are a few things to keep in mind when considering shape:
She will be wearing this ring 24/7 every day of your married life. It will need to go with everything from jeans to evening wear. If you're uncertain about her shape preference, it's sensible to stick to the classics. They became classics because they appeal to most people most of the time.
Shapes with fewer facets, such as emerald or square, require higher clarity. The fewer the facets, the more visible any inclusions will be.
Certain shapes pair more successfully with other gems in multi-stone rings. Round, Oval and Marquise all work well. Pear and Heart shape are more challenging.
Taste in shape is often reflected in other tastes a woman has. If she prefers clean, modern lines in furniture, for example, it's likely she'll react well to the same aesthetic in Emerald or Square shapes. If she tends towards the traditional, a round shape rarely misses. More bohemian types tend to favor more unusual shapes, like Trilliant or Marquise.  

What Setting Makes Sense? While there are an unending variety of patterns, details and metal choices, there are four basic types you are likely to encounter:

Solitaire - A single stone. Still the most popular choice in engagement rings. The head secures the diamond. Prongs allow the diamond to catch the most light. A four-prong-setting shows more of the diamond, but a six-prong setting is often more secure.  

Sidestone - Diamonds or other gemstones, flank the main stone for additional sparkle or color. Popular sidestone settings include 'channel', which protects stones by keeping them flush, and 'bar-channel', which allows more light to enter the sidestones.   

Three Stone - One diamond for the past, one for the present, and one for the future. Typically, the center diamond is larger than the two side stones.
 

Pave (pah-vey) - The main stone is surrounded by tiny diamonds to add sparkle and the illusion of greater size.   As to actual setting design, consider her lifestyle, and how well a certain setting will fit into it. If she's more active or outdoorsy, look for lower profile, less ornate, more sturdy choices, which are less likely to get knocked or caught on things. If she's more of a glamour girl, look for statement settings, with a higher stone profile and more intricate ring detailing or unique motif.

Designer Spotlight: Alwand Vahan

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With origins in Paris, France, Alwand Vahan has been a designing fine jewelry for over 100 years, now carried on by third-generation Alwand Vahan, also known as "Sacha." Today, Sacha's collections are found in the finest jewelry stores throughout the country, his creations dazzling today's woman with an eye for style, quality, and comfort. When asked about why he designs jewelry, Sacha says, "I create jewelry like I would a film set; with mood, drama, and my customers wear the jewelry like actresses. When I design jewelry I think of women as film stars. I want them to be observed, envied, and admired."

Designer Spotlight: Freida Rothman

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Freida Rothman is a New York City-based jewelry brand mixing classical and modern design. Catering to women from all over the world, Freida Rothman jewelry enables a woman to accent her personal style with added grace and charm, elevating her look from casual to sophisticated.

The perfect mix between classical charm and big city glamour, Freida Rothman jewelry features a wide array of sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with finishes ranging from 14K gold to platinum and black rhodium. Freida Rothman creates jewelry that fits into any woman’s lifestyle. Every piece is influenced by her own definitively cosmopolitan taste.

Freida Rothman is carried at top retailers and boutiques across the country. In addition to their vast store presence, Freida Rothman has the distinction of being featured in numerous magazines and hit TV shows including WWD, Paper Magazine, Teen Vogue, Gossip Girl, Entertainment Tonight, Brides Magazine and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, to name a few.

Freida’s designs have garnered celebrity attention from Veronica Webb, Nancy O’Dell, Blake Lively, Bethanny Frankel, and various hollywood stylists whom have come to rely on Freida’s attention to detail, plus her refined mix of textures and color for a finished, polished look that transitions easily from daytime sleek casual to lavish evening couture.