Need an engagement ring, a unique piece for the big day or something special for the groom?
Northwest Arkansas' Blakeman's Fine Jewelry can help.
Located at 3202 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy., Rogers, the store gives shoppers the ultimate jewelry shopping experience with its qualified staff and huge offerings like engagement rings, fine watches (including Rolex!) and designer jewelry collections. This includes David Yurman-- they're the only retailer in the state that carries the contemporary American designer.
And if you're looking for something one-of-a-kind, they can help you there, too-- they have certified gemologists and jewelers to plan your custom jewelry.
This includes Ben Blakeman, a Graduate Gemologist at Blakeman's Fine Jewelry who specializes in bridal jewelry. Their bridal offerings that include Tacori are cream of the crop, so much so that their motto is "Where Arkansas Gets Engaged."
See how he answered our very special vendor Q&A:
Diamond or colored gemstone? Diamonds. That’s why we’re called Blingin’ Blakeman’s.
One piece of advice you give engaged couples when it comes to picking out their wedding bands: Don’t stress. This is a joyous time. Pick what you like and what’s comfortable.
Best engagement ring moment that happened at your store? I love when couples come in to upgrade their rings after 25, sometimes 30, years of marriage. The unique part is when their original engagement ring came from Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry.
Your favorite piece of jewelry for bride to wear on her wedding day?
Pearls are classic and diamond studs are a piece that the bride could wear every day for the rest of her life.
Yellow gold or white gold? White is more popular, but yellow gold is making a comeback.
Which do you prefer: Man picks out the engagement ring alone OR the couple picks it out together?
It is great for the couple to come in at first, create a wish list of the favorites, then for the man to come in later to purchase the ring.
Favorite wedding jewelry trend this season?
A Rolex as a wedding gift to the groom!