Diamonds, Engagement/Wedding Rings, Rings

Five Things to Know BEFORE You Get Engaged

With the holidays coming up, it’s the season for families and friends to gather together. With so many loved ones together, it also makes it the perfect time to get engaged! It’s such an exciting moment and while your love is the main focus, you can’t help but want your ring to also steal the show!

I’m a part of hundreds of couples’ engagements every year with the help of Meigs Jewelry. And I’m also a part of all too many engagement ring blunders that I think are highly preventable. Through my years of engagement ring expertise, I’ve compiled a list of five things I want you to know before you get engaged!

You can’t try on your Pinterest board

Have you ever seen a dress in the store that you absolutely love so much that you dash to the register and buy it without even trying it on? I mean, why would you? It’s beautiful and gorgeous and the color is to die for!! Then you get home… and it looks like a potato sack hanging on you… And you go back to the store in a retail walk of shame to return the dress that deceivingly did you wrong. If only you had tried it on! Pinterest is a great resource to do some pre-shopping for a ring. There are literally infinite options that you can spend hours sifting through. But while options are limitless, there are limits to what Pinterest can do. You can’t physically try on the things that you pin… So come in and try them on, let us size your finger, and make a wish list of your absolute favorite rings.


Meigs Jewelry engaged board


More than One Day to Make your Dream Ring

There are many instances where the engagement ring of your dreams can walk out the door with your soon-to-be fiancé. But there are also just as many instances where the ring may take more time to create! All rings in the showroom are in a “stock size”. Majority of designers’ stock size is a 6.5. If your finger size is any more than one size smaller or larger, we recommend that we let the designers make the ring to specially fit your finger. Sizing over one size typically jeopardizes the integrity of any accent or side stones on the ring. There are also many times that you want a customized touch to your ring. Maybe it needs to be rose gold, be made to fit a certain size diamond, or something made completely custom. These things take time, so be sure to take that into consideration. The average time frame for these types of things is four to six weeks. I can promise you it will be worth the wait!



There’s more than 4 Cs

If you have done any research on diamonds, I can guarantee you’ve come across the “4 Cs” – cut, carat, color, and clarity. But there are two more very important Cs that don’t get talk about too often. There’s another cut that you need to know about. This is the cut regarding how a jeweler cuts a rough diamond into the diamond that you see in a ring. If it is cut too tall or too shallow, the light can’t reflect back out and give you a sparkly diamond. If a diamond is cut correctly you will be blown away by the brilliance of the stone. The last C that you may have heard about, but not fully understand are Certificates. Many diamonds are certified by different entities stating what the color and clarity are, as well as other diamond grading factors. But did you know that legally a diamond’s certificate can be incorrect by up to two grades? Our most trusted diamond grader is the GIA, Gemological Institute of America. They are known for being spot on and giving honest certificates. Our owner, Todd Mutzig, is certified by the GIA and makes sure all diamonds grades match accordingly to their diamond!



Where is your jeweler?

While every jewelry store has jewelry, not every store has a jeweler! Meigs Jewelry is lucky enough to have two in-store jewelers. So what happens if you need your ring repaired and the store doesn’t have a jeweler on site? Well, the store is in partnership with an outside jeweler that picks the repairs up weekly or so. They are then taken to an outside location where thousands of other repairs form multiple stores are also taken. That’s sounds like a lot of opportunities for jewelry to be lost, stolen, or mixed up to me! Did I mention that they turn around time is several weeks, sometimes months… We guarantee all of our repairs in one week!


Something old, something new, something…?

Borrowed! And we can even make it something blue if you desire! With every engagement ring purchased at Meigs Jewelry you become eligible to be a part of our Something Borrowed program. For your wedding day, we invite you to choose a piece of jewelry valued up to $10,000 to make your big day extra special. Now, isn’t that something to get excited about?! It’s one of the biggest perks of getting your ring at Meigs Jewelry

Photo : TRA photography Jacie Holmes Something Borrowed

Photo : TRA photography
Jacie Holmes Something Borrowed

Designer Spotlight, Diamonds, Earrings, Fashion, Gifts, Local, Obsessions, Rings, Trends

Gifts Under $500 for a Savvy Shopper

For as long as I can remember I have loved giving gifts. I take time and find exactly what each of my family members and close friends will absolutely love. But I always give the best gifts to myself.

I recently finished my summer school course for my MBA with an A, so I thought I would treat myself with a “Congratulations!” gift. I am a self proclaimed savvy self shopper; I did my research and found the best items for under $500 at Meigs Jewelry.

ksd gifts

  1. Gifts for My Inner Fashionista

I thought I would start with one of the hottest jewelry trends right now. I have been on the hunt for the perfect statement necklace. The Kendra Scott Harlow necklace has statement written all over it. I even was able to snag a pair of earrings to match and stay below my budget. I chose the Harlow necklace in the Raw Cut Lapis as well as the Brinkley bracelet and Elle earrings. My grand total was $335. I guess that means I can get a dress to match my new KSD!

levian gifts

  1. Gifts for My Fashion Forward Side

Yes, you can certainly get a fabulous line like Le Vian for under $500. I’m maxing out my budget on this one, totaling $499. It is the perfect ring to start my Le Vian collection. It features Strawberry Gold and their signature Chocolate Diamonds. What I love about buying a piece of Le Vian is their trade up program. Right before Christmas, Meigs Jewelry holds a Le Vian trunk show. The entire store is filled with Le Vian jewelry. I can bring my birthday ring and they give me exactly what I paid for it and I can trade it up for something brand new that is at least $500 more. Merry Christmas to me!

WH gifts

  1. Gifts for the Stylish Guys

Okay, I know I’m shopping for me. But I know all the guys out there would like to buy something for themselves as well. So I did a quick peruse around the store to find what a man could buy himself for under $500. I found some of the coolest things that look much more expensive than $500. William Henry makes handmade knives here in the United States as well as money clips and pens. I found a truly unique money clip that is inlaid with actual coral and black spinels. This one rings up at $495.

studs gift

  1. Gifts for my Glam Side

A true investment that can be made at Meigs Jewelry is to get a pair of diamond studs. Diamond studs are gifts that never go out of style and can be worn any and every day. Set in 18 karat white gold, our ¼ carat total weight diamond studs are right at $499. My favorite thing about our diamond studs is the trade up program. We will give you exactly what you paid for your first pair towards you second pair, and you just pay the difference. On my next shopping spree I can upgrade to the ½ carat total weight earrings for only $600! Don’t you love seeing things grow, especially diamonds!!


Well I honestly can’t choose which one I want to get as my “Congratulations!” gift! If only I could buy them all… Next time you need a gift for a loved one or even for yourself, be sure to stop by Meigs Jewelry to get something special!

-Rian Cragar

Designer Spotlight, Gifts, Local, Trends, Watches

Don’t Forget About Dad – Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner. There are all different kinds of dads in the world. I may be a little biased, but I think I have the best dad. And I’m sure you do too. Each dad is the best in his own way! So we should all celebrate the dad in our life in the best way we can. Meigs Jewelry has some awesome gifts to help with your Father’s Day shopping! Who knew Meigs had things for the fellas too?! …Well I did. But now I’m making sure that you do too!


For the Outdoors Dad
A S’well Bottle is the perfect addition to the Outdoors Dad essentials. Keeping things cold for 24 hours even in the hottest parts of summer will keep him hydrated! Once the leaves change and it gets a tad colder, the S’well will also keep his hot drink hot for 12 hours. Available in several different colors and two sizes: 17oz – $35, 25oz – $45. Shop S’well Bottles


For the Grill Master Dad
Wilton Armetale is perfect for the dad that is always head chef at the BBQ. This can be heated to keep your food warm or can be set right on the grill. The perfect grilling mates can be found starting at just $29


For the Trendy Dad
If your dad is on top of the latest trends then Scott Kay is the perfect gift to give. Stylish designs with a masculine flair can be found in each piece. From bracelets to rings, Scott Kay men’s jewelry will certainly be a hit. Browse Men’s Jewelry

scott kay

For the Sports Fanatic Dad
The love of sports runs deep in many families, especially mine. Arthur Court’s Collegiate Collection would put a smile on any sports fan’s face, but especially Dad’s. From chip and dip trays to pub glass sets, you couldn’t go wrong – especially with prices starting at $9.

arthur court

For the Dapper Dad
A statement for many men is their watch. We have a wide selection of Seiko watches from dressy to casual. Give a watch that is as special as he is. Prices range from $175-$625. Starting your Seiko shopping here


For the Active Dad
QALO rings have active built right into the name (Quality, Active, Lifestyle, Outdoors)! A high grade silicone ensures it is a safe alternative to his every day wedding band. We have three colors available in several different sizes for $20.


For the Stylish Dad
William Henry creates a wide variety of men specialty items, including their signature knives. But for this Father’s Day give dad an eye-catching money clip with precious stones and exotic inlays. That will make your dad the most stylish father on the block! Be sure to check out our William Henry Collection

william henry


A special Father’s Day shout out to my dad, Scott. I know I already said it, but I think I have the best dad in the world. I live by his signature saying, “Slow down.” Sometimes life moves really fast and if you’re not careful you just might miss something special. Thanks for teaching me so much about life, love, and laughter. I love you, dad. Share with us the greatest memories you have with your dad!

-Rian Cragar

Designer Spotlight, Diamonds, Engagement/Wedding Rings, Rings


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Dream Big, Shop Small

Growing up in a small town was the highlight of my youth. I loved being able to walk up and down Muskogee Avenue and go into all the small shops with my mom and have everyone greet us with a friendly smile. It wasn’t until I started college and took my first economics class that I realized just how vital shopping small was to my hometown.

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