Mouradian Custom Jewelry Featured by Boston Voyager!

We're proud to announce more positive press for Mouradian Jewelry! Click here to view the interview with Boston Voyager and Harout Mouradian. Here's a sneak peek: "We’re a low pressure shop (very rare in fine jewelry buying) and delight in consulting on a purchase with our clientele over several visits to make sure they find the perfect piece. We use Computer Aided-Design software to design and create three-dimensional images of wedding rings, unique engagement rings, or any other custom piece, allowing clients to preview the jewelry of their dreams and offer their input and ideas." Thanks again, Boston Voyager!

Our Most Popular Custom Engagement Ring Styles

As our custom jewelry operation grows and grows, we keep seeing trends in the Boston engagement ring market, and would love to share these trends with readers. Diamond size: Let's be honest, this is what all the ladies really want to know when someone gets engaged! At Mouradian, we sell rings with center stones over 1.5 carats, but under 2.5 carats most often. However, we love working with all budgets and clientele, and we do custom work at every price range! Diamond Shape: Round cut brilliants still seem to be the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings, with sharper...

Vintage Jewelry by Era

Like everything, over time, fine jewelry follows trends. These specific stylizations can help you identify the age of your heirloom piece, or can even help you identify the style you'd like to have for your next purchase. The following time periods have their own special jewelry trends: Georgian: Georgian-era jewelry is fairly hard to come by as much of it has been dismantled over the years. Therefore, it represents some of the most sought-after estate jewelry. Lots of Georgian jewelry features hand-cut stones, and gold and rose-gold settings. Victorian: During the Late Victorian or Aesthetic period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright...

Custom Jewelry is a Very Personal Experience

Worried about having custom jewelry made because you're unsure of what the final product will look like? Want to know what you're getting when you come to Mouradian Jewelers for custom work? See a brief testimonial from a customer, Ann Harrington, below: Harout is a rare find.  He is both an extremely talented custom design jeweler and a true gem of a person (no pun intended ha!). He takes a genuine interest and puts his heart and soul into creating jewelry that is stunning and unique!  Harout listens to what you have in mind for a custom design piece of...

How to Care for Your Engagement Ring

You're engaged! Congratulations! For most, the engagement ring is their first "real" piece of jewelry they've ever had. As a result, you may be nervous about how to care for it. Diamonds and gemstones are pretty straightforward. Even through they are hard stones set in metal, they still need special care to look their best. Part of that care is regular attention from a jeweler, as well as from their owner. These quick tips should help you understand basic diamond maintenance. Have your ring inspected twice a year by your jeweler to make sure the setting is still very secure, and...

How to Update Inherited Jewelry

Often, heirlooms (usually jewelry) are handed down between generations. It is a wonderful custom to share valuable pieces between grandmother, mother, and granddaughter.   But, the downside of this wonderful custom is that sometimes, certain eras can have dramatically different styles than the time period after them.   There's no reason you should be wearing around an outdated piece of jewelry, or worse yet, NOT wearing a piece that was in your family because it's not your style, or just doesn't fit you. Some jewelry shops have sprung up recently online, where you send in your family's piece, and have the...

Sapphires: Trendy or Classic?

You know the story, some celebrity wears a dress, buys a house, or starts a diet, and the whole world follows. The same trends are followed in jewelry.   But what if that celebrity is a member of the British Royal family? Does that create a trend? Or a classic piece? When Prince Charles proposed to his then-girlfriend Diana Spencer in 1981 with an off-the-shelf 12 carat sapphire engagement ring, it caused quite the stir. In the US, diamonds were common for engagement rings, as they are today. The sapphire was an outlier, it seemed. But then, Charles and Diana's son, Prince William, proposed...

A Solitaire Engagement Ring: The History & The Process

Today, 80% of proposals involve a diamond engagement ring. Diamonds make sense to many women who wear their wedding jewelry daily, as diamonds are very resilient, and perfect for everyday wear. To many Americans, there's nothing more classic than a six-prong diamond engagement ring set in a gold or white gold band. This setting was pioneered by prominent American jeweler Mr. Tiffany, released to the public in 1886. The now-classic setting was untraditional for it's time. The new mounting featured an elevated prong setting that lifted the diamond off the band, allowing for light to pass underneath the stone, creating maximum sparkle...

Designing a Custom Engagement Ring: The Process

She’s special, her ring should be too. At Mouradian Jewelers, we specialize in custom-made jewelry. Our most popular request is engagement rings. How do I get a custom engagement ring made? The entire process can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks, depending on the ring itself, (rings designed around rare gemstones or unusual diamond cuts might take longer to source) so plan ahead with your proposal plans. Come into Mouradian Jewelers or schedule a one-on-one consultation. Work with Harout to plan initial sketches, talk about your bride-to-be’s style, your budget, and your timeline. Harout will teach you about the 4 C’s...

Mouradian: One of Boston’s Best Shops for Custom Jewelry

We wanted to write a special Thank You to our friends at Boston CBS for the shoutout in their August 2, 2016 top list. Our workshop was mentioned alongside Cynthia Britt Custom Jewelry, Karenna Maraj Jewelry, and Persona Jewelry. We're so honored to be a part of this awesome lineup of talented Boston-based designers, each with their own unique style. Check out the full CBS article here.  And don't forget, if you're looking to have a special piece designed, give Harout a call for a one-on-one consultation and design session.