OLD — 143



143Diamonds has a solution.

       First comes love…then comes marriage…then comes the baby in the baby carriage! We all know how the silly rhyme goes. But there is something missing. First comes love…then comes marr…wait! There it is, the PROPOSAL.

Listen up. 

     There are all kinds of ways to wed now days. Some choose to get married with toes in the sand on the beaches of Hawaii while others at city hall, courtroom and all with a judge and two witnesses. There are countless ways to propose now days too.

Let’s be real.

     Planning a proposal is pretty impossible to do these days without fear of taking a nosedive on the style of ring. We should be planning exciting ways to be proposing to each other. But instead, the anxieties of choosing a ring for another person has taken away from the breathtaking moments and memories a proposal can bring us. Why are we so afraid of proposals? We see it happen in the movies, to our friends, family and we read about proposals in the fairytales; some dream of a surprise proposal while others could care less. Proposals are tricky. We understand. We are here to help.

     What we’ve noticed is increasing amounts of people are buying an engagement ring as a couple. We are not opposed to this method and have a few reasons why we feel people are choosing this route: 1. It is a big chunk of cheddah 2. The ring market is ginormous 3. It is overwhelming what one person must understand about another person in order to purchase an engagement ring for them.

     Here is a complete checklist of items you will need to know about “the ring” in order to successfully plan a top-secret proposal:

  1. Metal Color? White, Yellow and Rose are a few of the most popular.
  2. Metal Quality? Silver, 10k, 14k, 18k, Platinum and more.
  3. Ring Design?
    1. Side stones? If yes, how many? What about setting options?
      1. Micro pave, channel set and prong set to name a few.
    2. What style?
      1. Vintage, Halo and Solitaire to name a few.
    3. Ring size?
      1. Most rings are quite sophisticated nowadays and getting the size wrong could mean remaking it. A common problem, this is not the jeweler’s fault as sizing oftentimes instigates future problems, like losing stones.

     With declining divorce rates, people are proposing now more than ever. Why are treating the proposal with the same regard as planning a vacation, or buying a new mattress?

     Here at 143Diamonds we understand the problem of not wanting to take a nosedive on the style of ring so we came up with a solution.

The solution is simple.

     Pick out the ring together after proposing with a 143 loose diamond stone! Penguins do it the same. If you have not heard about this Penguin tradition, here’s the gist: Penguin males present a pebble to their partner and after, have been known to mate for life. Worried it might be a little weird proposing with a loose diamond stone like a penguin? We solved that problem too. Every diamond you purchase with 143Diamonds comes with a ring that is free with purchase and adjustable to fit any finger.

Taking a step back.

     From our previous ring checklist, 143Diamonds has given relief of decision from: metal color and quality, plus ring design and size.

     Our placeholder ring is free and disposable. It’s great to keep as a memento or to pass along to a friend or family member. 143Diamonds partnered with a company called Forever Fit, which has a patented ring that automatically sizes itself up to 3.5 sizes. If you have held your partner’s hand, you will be able to help us get within three sizes of your partner’s finger, we promise. As for metal color, quality and ring design and style, let the person wearing the ring be apart of the decision!

What do you mean, 143?

     Offered Nationwide, 143Diamonds will help you to set up an appointment with the best local jeweler in your area who will be happy to pull the center stone out and place it into a ring from the inventory. We only choose jewelers who we have examined with having proper references and have personally spoken with. It is important you have a local jeweler for a couple of reasons:  

  1. Jewelry worth thousands of dollars is worth speaking about face to face.
  2. You want someone close by whom you can trust.
  3. It is hard to develop a relationship with an online company that deals with thousands of returns and repairs.
  4. A local jeweler’s top priority is based on keeping his local community happy with the services and jewelry they provide.

Back to the ring.

     We can help make your proposal stress free! Propose with a 143 diamond and splurge on the dream ring as a couple.

We are not only trying to solve the proposal problem, we are elucidating the high natural diamond prices. Mined diamonds are too expensive and to be honest, where they come from is a little controversial. That is why we only sell grown diamonds.

Lab Grown Diamonds.

     We have the technology and the capability to do it, so why would we not? To learn more about lab grown diamonds we encourage you to do your research. Grown diamonds are quickly changing the industry landscape. The industry power players will have to adjust because Lab Grown Diamonds are the future. They offer a less expensive choice for the same quality product and only with grown diamonds can one ensure with one hundred percent confidence the source of the stone.


“Being a Jeweler has many perks, but to help someone choose jewelry specifically for a proposal is what most heavily influenced the launch of 143Diamonds.” - Founding Partner, Alexander Mootz