Since1910 is a family owned and operated jewelry business that first opened its doors to the public over 100 years ago.
The business began with a single store in New York which they maintain to this day, albeit at a different location. With over ten decades and five generations of experience in the jewelry business, the family decided to bring their knowledge, expertise, and passion for high-end engagement rings to the web, and created Since1910.com—great news for all of us who don't live near the store!
Since1910.com is clean, well organized and easy to navigate. They provide on-site diamond and jewelry education and represent fifteen+ engagement ring designers and 30,000+ GIA certified diamonds at any given time.
Henri Daussi, Verragio, Scott Kay, Martin Flyer, Jeff Cooper, and Tacori engagement rings are just some of the designer pieces available on the website.
They also happen to be one of the select few Platinum Tacori Dealers in the country.
What we found most interesting about the site is that it offered two different ring builders—an engagement ring builder and an eternity ring builder—both designed to help you find your perfect ring.
For engagement rings, you start by choosing a diamond. Simply select any of the standard diamond shapes available on the site and filter the results by price and/or the 4Cs: Color, Clarity, Cut, Carat. You can then view the GIA certificate for any stone you choose so you can be sure of what you're getting.
Next, you move on to the setting. Finding just the right setting for your diamond is only a few clicks away.
First you decide on a ring style—modern, traditional or vintage—then you choose the type of setting (e.g. prong, solitaire, pave, etc...) and Voila! The site brings back all the engagement rings settings that meet your criteria and will accommodate the center diamond you've already chosen. Pretty ingenious! You can also just view the designer collections or add designer settings to your initial query.
Now for those who are shopping for eternity rings their eternity ring builder is simply amazing!
Since1910.com has a custom builder where users can select every variable of an eternity ring. As far as we know, it's the first of its kind in the industry and when we spoke with the company about it they were so excited to be able to offer such an innovative service.
Basically, you create your own custom diamond eternity ring by choosing your diamond shape, size, color, setting and finger size. You'll actually see the price change as you select your eternity band characteristics and finger size, so you only pay for the exact number of stones required to build your exact ring. Pretty neat!
Since1910.com is definitely worth looking at if you're in the market for engagement rings or bridal jewelry (and especially for eternity bands). They're a member of every major jewelry organization—BBB (A+ rating) AGS, GIA, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, etc.— offer best of breed policies and are known for their customer service.
We always say that no one should go into the diamond ring buying process without first doing some homework. That homework includes understanding what you're buying, and equally important, knowing who you're buying it from. So do your due diligence...these guys will pass the test!