Blue Sapphire with Diamonds Ring from Chiang Mai
I remember the first time marriage comes to mind, happiness we'd have, future, all running wild like kids in a field full of toys. Of course, I know for sure that she's the one, no doubt. "As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it", says the late Steve Jobs. 

This thought must be reflected into deeds. And the first thing I do was to let this thought communicated to my loved one, and to make her agree about it. Trust me, there are tons of tips and ways you can find yourself from the net nowadays on how to propose. But no matter what way, method, surprise, or romantic idea you have, you'll need an engagement ring.

Frankly speaking, everyone in our jewelry shop knows how complex it could get for someone to get an engagement ring. You've got to know the size, the color she likes, the style she preferred most, the metal selection, etc., and of course your budget. There is no 'one model fits all' engagement ring in this world. 

Like the picture in this entry, is one design somebody much in love thinking about to give to his loved one. This is a great way to start. And as Shiraz Jewelry has wide selection of loose gemstones, you have more option.

One important tips I can give you is, never too afraid to visit your local jeweler to discuss your options. Ready made engagement ring is convenient, but designing yourself with the best diamond, ruby, sapphire or other gemstone is much personalized. 

Best wishes to you.
Ruby for Mother's Day in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai - Mother's Day in Thailand, which was introduced to Thailand in the 50's, has been changed to 12 August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. Queen Sirikit is regarded as mother to all Thai people, thus her birthday is also celebrated as Mother's Day which is also a public holiday in Thailand. So we are celebrating it on a different date than the rest of the world's population.

After everything that your mother has given you, you may want to show your gratitude and love with a truly amazing gift that will show just how much you care about her. It should be about celebrating the wonderful woman who has given you so much. 

In Thailand, especially Chiang Mai, celebrate your relationship with your mother in a way that will surprise her, which shows her how much she meant for you in life. Now remember, sometimes it is small things in life that matters more. It's a simple giving back to your mother what you have received in life.

If, for some reason you failed to think of an idea which will be different this year than before, visit Shiraz Jewelry at 170 Tha Pae Road this weekend. We have an delightful collection of bright, brilliant and colored gemstone gift ideas that will make your mother smile on the day that celebrates everything about what she means to you. 

Happy Mother's Day!
Ruby from Shiraz Jewelry Chiang Mai

When it comes to gemstone people often ask me, what constitutes a perfect one? How do jewelers value them? To answer this we have to broaden our visitors' perspective about these minerals. Let's start by: there is no universal perfect gemstone.

People purchase gemstone or colored-stone jewelry for various reasons, namely, based on birthstone or favorite colour. Whatever your reason would be, here are few tips to make sure you pick a perfect one for yourself or loved one:

1. Birthstone
You'd probably considering a gemstone according to your birth month. Historian believed that there is connection between twelve stones in Aaron's breastplate, the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Regardless history or common belief, it is a good step to start.

2. Favorite colors
Ask yourself, what are your favorite colors to wear? And if you are buying one as a gift, think about the taste of the person you are going to give the gift to. Consider purchasing a stone that has a complimentary color if your loved one owns a variety of pieces, so they can be worn together.

3. Remember the 4 C’s
Just like diamonds, gemstones are graded in a similar way – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Gemstones come in all sorts of colors, but it’s the bright, vivid and intense colors that are always best to find. Clarity describes whether a stone has flaws inside or on the surface of the stone. Finally, cut and carat weight generally comes down to personal preferences. 

Now that you know how to choose your gemstone, it’s important to know where to find the greatest deals. Many bargains can be found online, but be mindful about its warranty and make sure that you are buying from a reputable seller. If you’re new to buying gemstone, consider choosing a retailer who specializes in gemstone. 

With this approach, you are sure to find the perfect selection and plenty of colors to suit your style.
Diamond engagement ring from Shiraz Jewelry in Chiang Mai
Our team has been helping couples, including myself, to find their perfect engagement ring. Starting from the kind of diamond they wanted, metal for the ring (gold, white gold, or platinum), and the budget. Now, it is utmost important that they can buy engagement ring at a price they can actually afford.

Truth be told, no such thing as a universally perfect engagement ring. Each one of us have different idea of what the dream engagement ring is. To make it more complicated, if you buy your loved one a ring that match your own personal taste, well, that ring will be perfect only for you! 

You've got to ask her best friend(s) to get a good idea - and don't settle if you still haven't found one. How about shopping for the ring together? Wonderful idea. But it will kill the romance and she will be involved with cost and payment. 

Try to avoid the pitfalls of buying engagement ring and start visiting your local jewelry stores. They may have all the answers of your worries. You'll know when you find the right one.