Over 80 years in the business

Over 80 years in the business

Medawar Jewelers is a family owned business first established in 1920. Over the years, the Medawars expanded into many locations in Michigan and California. Our five locations offer our customers a unique shopping experience with our handcrafted jewelry designs created by master jewelers and designers. We value our customers and consider it a privilege to serve you. We will always do our best to ensure your satisfaction with each and every purchase.

Conflict Free

Conflict Free

Medawar Jewelers combines its efforts of buying only conflict free diamonds, fairly traded colored gemstones and environmentally conscious precious metals. Much of our manufacturing is done locally at our Lansing offices.

The Medawar Lifetime Promise

The Medawar Lifetime Promise

Medawar Jewelers guarantees the workmanship on each and every piece of jewelry against any manufacturer defect. We are always happy to check your jewelry, clean it and offer free Rhodium once a year on every piece purchased at our stores.



We offer interest free financing up to 18 months. Please check stores for details.


Engagement Ring Tips: How to Choose a Solitaire Engagement Ring

Looking for an engagement ring for your partner? Keep reading to learn more about the solitaire diamond ring, the quintessential engagement ring style. 

Engagement Ring Tips: How to Choose a Solitaire Engagement Ring

The solitaire engagement ring is potentially the most popular engagement ring design choice out there. Known for their simple elegance, and raw beauty, the solitaire engagement ring is an immovable classic that has wowed future brides throughout the years.

However, there are so many solitaire styles to choose from, and many aspiring husbands can find themselves completely overwhelmed by the multitude of options. Don’t panic though; there are ways in which you can get around the confusion.

Continue reading to learn some tips and tricks you can use to find the perfect solitaire engagement ring.

The Iconic Look of the Solitaire Engagement Ring

The solitaire engagement ring is sleek and bold, as it capitalizes on the natural beauty of a high-carat diamond. This design choice is meant to catch the eye right away. The solitaire setting is best identified as having a single stone, held in place by a finely crafted and sturdy band.

While the solitaire engagement ring typically has a straightforward look, many designers like Verragio and A. Jaffe can take what you know and understand about a solitaire engagement ring and turn it on its head.

The Shape of the Diamond is Everything

When searching for a solitaire engagement ring, the first thing you want to look for is the diamond shape. In most cases, solitaire rings opt for a smooth round-cut, that being said, some designers have decided to steer away from the standard by using other diamond cut shapes like ovals, pears, or even marquises.

The form of the stone can drastically affect the overall look of the engagement ring and can even make or break an engagement proposal.

Picking out the Right Band

Solitaire engagement rings at Medawar Jewelers

While the diamond is central to any solitaire ring, the band takes a close second. The band can be crafted from a wide variety of metals. Materials like rose gold and platinum can add a brilliant accent to the overall piece and can change the entire look and feel of the ring.

In some cases, you can even have the band engraved with a customized message that expresses the loving bond between husband and wife-to-be.

Bezel or Prong?

Usually, a solitaire engagement ring will feature a prong setting for the diamond. The prong setting puts the diamond front and center and allows it to interact more freely with ambient light. However, as mentioned before, some designers like to break the mold when it comes to solitaire engagement ring designs and have swapped out the traditional prong for a sleek bezel.

In a bezel setting the diamond is surrounded by a strip of polished metal, revealing only the top level of the diamond. The difference between a bezel and prong setting is vast when it comes to solitaire engagement rings, so it might be best to review both before making your purchase.

Getting Help from the Pros

Picking out the right solitaire engagement ring for your proposal isn’t easy. With so many options to choose from, it can be a challenge making the perfect selection. Fortunately, the skilled staff at Medawar Jewelers can help you find the solitaire engagement ring that will blow your partner away.

Medawar has stores scattered across the state of Michigan, including in cities like West Lansing, Okemos, Jackson, Portage, and Brighton. At our luxurious showrooms, you can expect professional service and a wide selection of designer solitaire engagement rings to choose from.

For all of your engagement ring needs, choose us.

If you’d like more information on the engagement rings and services we offer, please visit our website or contact any of our stores.


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