Education

As your personal jewelers, our goal is to empower you with the information you need to make the best possible decisions. Check out our buying, style, and care guides below and remember that you can always stop by a store and talk to one of our team members about any questions.

Diamond Buying Guide

Whatever the occasion‐‐birthday, anniversary, proposal, declaration of love‐‐diamonds commemorate the most special moments and create memories that last a lifetime. Learn the basics of how to choose a diamond and how to become fluent in the language of the Four C's. Read more...

Engagement Ring Guides

Considering proposing? Eliminate some of the planning stress with our Engagement Ring Buying Guide and our Engagement Ring Style Guide. You'll learn about how to choose the perfect diamond and setting, how to take the step to purchase, and get some insight into the most popular engagement styles. Read more...

Gemstone Buying Guide

Gemstones are astoundingly varied and come in a near‐infinite variety of shapes and colors. In the Gemstone Buying Guide, you will learn about the types, shapes, colors, and value of gemstones. Read more...

Birthstone Guide

Want to know which lucky gemstone is associated with your birth month? Check out our birthstone guide to see each month's designated stone. Read more...

Pearl Guide

Pearls have a timeless elegance, embodied by some of their most famous wearers, including Jacqueline Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, and Princess Grace. With our pearl guide, you can learn about pearls' luster, shape, and size; grading standards; and tips for care and cleaning. Read more...

Gemstone and Diamonds shapes

Don't know the difference between a princess cut and a cushion cut? Or just need some guidance about what shape stone to choose for an engagement ring or gift? Never fear ‐ our shape guide is here! Read more...

Precious Metals

Learn about the differences between gold, white gold, platinum, and palladium so that you can compare and contrast and choose the metal that's right for you. Read more...

Care and Cleaning

With great jewelry comes great responsibility. Learn how to clean and care for diamonds, colored gemstones, gold, platinum, pearls, and fine timepieces. Though remember: when in doubt, you can always stop by your local Ben Bridge store for complimentary cleaning and inspection! Read more...

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