Well, don’t you know, whilst dancing into the wee hours of the morning, Hilton’s ring flew off her finger which sent all staff and attendees into a panic and of course, her security team scoured the place high and low for the rather large item. How large? Well, twenty carats large and pear-shaped! What’s it worth? $2 million. How can such an incredible piece of jewellery “fly” off her finger? Hence, “Don’t pull a Paris Hilton” means “Be careful: don’t let your engagement ring fly off your finger!”
Now this begs the question, why? How in the world did this happen and the only answer leads back to the way in which the ring was sized. Sizing can be a tricky business sometimes. It really is an art. First of all, a person’s finger can fluctuate in size, on a daily basis, due to a number of factors: heat, cold, medication, food eaten, weight gain or loss, illness, etc. Secondly, the width of the ring plays an important factor as well as the slight variations in different types of ring sizers. Put all these factors together and it’s easy to see why it can be difficult to size a ring properly.
If your ring is not fitting properly, or you need it resized due to any one of the factors above, just bring it into the store to be sized by an expert. We take great care in sizing your ring and we ask questions to ensure that your ring will continue to fit comfortably and safely once you leave our store, so that you can dance the night away! If you have any concerns about the way your ring fits, don’t hesitate to ask!
Now… just so you know the end of the story…Paris’ ring was found …in a bucket of ice.
So, the moral of the story is, “Don’t pull a Paris Hilton”! Get your ring sized by the experts at Jeff Walters Jewellers.
So which one will you opt for? The dermal piercing OR the traditional style?
Well, believe it or not, some people are getting diamond dermal piercings on their ring finger instead of a traditional engagement ring… it’s true. What is this trend all about and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
So how is this body modification done? A dermal punch creates a pouch, by removing a bit of tissue, so the base plate can be inserted. The base plate is a micro dermal implant and is invisible under the skin; it acts as an anchor to insert the jewellery- to be displayed above the skin. So why are some choosing this unconventional manner, to display a diamond as if it is embedded into their ring finger, to symbolize one’s engagement. Well, those who are choosing this method insist that they never have to worry about sizing or resizing a ring. Of course, there is no need for sizing since a band is not needed to surround the finger. They also say that it is less expensive since less materials are being used; there is no metal band required. Micro dermal implants usually cost under $100 for the piercing and then one adds the gemstone cost to it. Of course, depending on the gemstone one chooses, this will certainly impact the total cost. Some like the idea that they can change the stone and the setting often and therefore, depending on one’s mood, they can create a different look as often as they want. So this trend is getting more and more popular because it creates a new look and a new twist to the “traditional” engagement ring.
However, others note that the dermal piercings tend to have more ways in which something can go wrong versus a traditional engagement ring. One needs to make sure that the piercer operates in a clean environment and is certificated to do dermal implants. Also, it is possible for dermal piercings to be rejected or migrate under the skin. This could cause an infection or discomfort, at the very least. It’s easy to bump a dermal piercing or catch it on your clothes and dislodge it. This could cause pain or irritation at the site. A dermal piercing requires a lot of TLC in the early stages to ensure one keeps it clean so that it heals properly. Wearing gloves can become uncomfortable. Scar tissue could form around the piercing. Although a variety of dermal tops are available to attach to the anchor bases, there are still more varied engagement rings styles to choose from. Changing dermal jewellery requires some special tools. Engagement rings and wedding bands can be easily removed and replaced.
Do we offer this type of service or dermal Jewellery at Jeff Walters Jewellers? Call us old school, but we are quite comfortable providing you with an endless array of engagement rings and wedding bands that wrap around your finger, can be created to reflect your style, can be removed if needed, can be created and sized in order to surprise someone very special, can be resized if needed, can be refreshed when needed and modified according to your wishes over the years. We happen to love the convention of the engagement ring, and working with that special someone to create a style that involves choosing a stone, a setting, claws, a metal type, accent stones, specific edging, band style, etc. All these decisions are made to reflect your own uniqueness as a couple. It symbolizes the very essence of who you are as a couple.
Sooo…what will it be for you… a dermal implant on your ring finger (doesn’t sound very romantic) or creating a traditional engagement ring? At Jeff Walters Jewellers, we promise to make it right and we’ll even give you ideas for a special way to propose! After all, we have been doing this for over 50 years.