March 10, 2021

Bling! Bling! Let’s Talk Rings


In this episode, co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon talk with Wayne McKinley of Gumer & Company, a Louisville, Kentucky based jeweler, about wedding bands, engagement rings, setting a budget, future upgrades, using professionals and savvy tips when you can’t afford exactly what you want to purchase right now.

Tune in to hear what you need to know before wedding ring shopping! Have you considered ring style, stone shape, metal color and the potential for future upgrades to your stone? This episode offers many savvy shopping tips you will not want to miss!

Listen in while co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon talk with expert jeweler, Wayne McKinley, about engagement rings and wedding bands… from custom to simple, to all the different metals choices and how a little education can make you a more savvy shopper.

Did you know that all gold is mined out of the earth as 24 karat and is soft and pliable? (PAUSE) And that alloys are added to harden the metal into 18 karat and 14 karat? Tune in to hear a professional jeweler give a mini lesson on precious metals and what will be right for you and your significant other when it is time to propose or say “I DO.”

BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL FIND OUT why knowing what she wants… ring style, stone shape, metal color and more is important before you start engagement ring shopping and planning your proposal.

Share your engagement ring or wedding band pics with us and tag us on Facebook or Instagram @theringtheblingandallthethings 

While you’re there, make sure you follow us @theringtheblingandallthethings so you can see behind the scenes where me, Mike & Sharon will take you from engagement to your wedding day and beyond with The Ring, The Bling & All The Things 

Wayne McKinley, Gumer & Company

Wayne began working in his family's wholesale jewelry manufacturer business in 1974. Fourteen years later he went to work in a full retail store and began to design and hand make one of a kind pieces. Making items with a client's likes and desires is the niche he enjoys. Wayne exceeds expectations when consulting with a client that has inherited items that may not suit their taste or style by remaking those stones into an item they can love and proudly wear. Bridal jewelry is very important as Wayne specializes in custom wedding bands to fit and match. Doing what he loves after 47 years truly is a joy.

This year Gumer and Company is planning to celebrate their 50th year in business. Bruce and Myrilan Gumer began by selling American coins, Gold, Sliver bullion and bars in 1971. In 1981 opened a retail jewelry store in the Heyburn Buillding on the corner of 4th and Broadway in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1991, they opened their store on Hurstbourne Parkway. Gumer and Company remains the premier jewelry store to visit in Louisville Kentucky. Still family run and operated delivering the highest quality gold, platinum, diamond, gemstone jewlry, watches and service. Including in house GIA graduate gemologist for appraisals, plus a full time jeweler. Your items never leave the store.