Founded in 1945 by Martin Flyer, today it is run by CEO Joshua Kaufman, a member of the business’ third generation. Renowned for its classic diamond jewelry, Martin Flyer has grown since its inception to become one of the most recognized bridal designers in America, where it now boasts unlimited manufacturing resources, enhanced customer service and design teams, and an exceptionally large diamond inventory.
For more than 70 years Martin Flyer has stood by the motto: “The Quality You Expect, The Personal Service You Deserve.” This mantra is still a cornerstone of our focus today and has held true through three generations of outstanding service, craftsmanship, and delivery of heirloom quality jewelry at competitive prices. Handcrafted by experienced artisans with the finest materials available, Martin Flyer truly signifies, “Forever”.
HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO
We use the best materials to make the finest products to celebrate the special moments in life. To mark these special celebrations, we created a system that both educates the retailer about wedding rings styles and allow consumers to shop for their loved ones with ease and confidence. To add structure to a relatively loose industry and help both consumers and retailers understand the choices available, Martin Flyer initiated “The Classifications of Bridal” concept both online and in the 150+ retail jewelers that carry our products.
CLASSIFICATIONS OF BRIDAL JEWELRY BY FLYERFIT
Martin Flyer initiated the Classifications of Bridal as an educational tool for consumers. We offer a simple way to categorize the types of bridal styles that exist in the marketplace:
– Begin by choosing the setting: Solitaire, Three Stone, Channel, Shared Prong or Micropavé etc. – From there our system distinguishes between many styles using Classic, Vintage, and Contemporary. – Finally, choose from different “looks” – Halo, Split Shank, Eternity, Hand Engraved & more – that reflect the bride’s different personalities.
The classification system also teaches retailers how to merchandise the product, which then makes it easier for the consumer to shop.
Solitaire Engagement Ring Style
The notable feature of the Solitaire engagement ring style is the single center stone. Solitaires convey a sense of timeless simple elegance.
Micropavé Engagement Ring Style
The notable features of the Micropavé engagement ring style is the overall antique look conveyed by a highly precise setting of the very small diamonds and tiny beads of metal surrounding each tiny diamond. Though the look of Micropavé may be traditional, it makes a very fashion forward statement, combining contemporary style with an antique look.
Vintage Engagement Ring Style
The vintage engagement ring style features intricate hand engraving, creating a design that is both antique and glamorous.
Split Shank Engagement Ring Style
The split shank engagement ring style updates the more traditional streamlined bands with an eye-catching design that directs and emphasizes your attention towards the center stone.
Remount Engagement Ring Style
A remount engagement ring style is when it is time to upgrade to bigger or better setting.
Three Stone Engagement Ring Style
The Three Stone engagement style is designed with one center stone and two side stones. This style ring can be worn as a right-hand ring or as an engagement ring.
Micropavé Halo Engagement Ring Style
The mircropave engagement ring style brings the antique look of the precise diamond settings to the center stone, accentuating and expanding the overall look of the diamond. There is a reason it’s a best-seller.
Channel Engagement Ring Style
In the Channel engagement ring style, the diamonds are set in a channel with no metal separating the gemstones. The gemstones flow together in one continuous row and present a clean, elegant and contemporary appearance – great for an active lifestyle or the women who prefer a modern look.
Shared Prong Engagement Ring Style
The notable features of the Shared Prong engagement ring style are that the diamonds in the setting share prongs so less metal is seen which allows for more diamond visibility. This design also allows the maximum amount of light to enter from all angles for the ultimate shine.
SPECIAL OR CUSTOM ORDERS
Many of our items may be altered in many ways. Occasionally we receive requests to use sapphires, rubies, or other stones in place of what may be displayed on our site. Other requests have included the use of more or fewer stones or different size stones for a particular item. Such requests may be possible, but are non-refundable, unless there is an error on behalf of Martin Flyer. We reserve the right to correct any issues prior to issuing a refund. Please call a representative at 800-223-0330 with the item number of the product you wish to customize. Please note that most engagement rings are shown with a four-prong setting/head for round stones, but are also available with six-prong settings by request. This option is available online when you make your purchase. This is not considered a special or custom order and is fully refundable.
Prices on our website are usually current, but on occasion may not reflect current price. Martin Flyer reserves all rights to change all pricing without prior notice.
Martin Flyer believes in complete customer satisfaction and peace of mind; therefore, your engagement ring purchase is backed by our warranty against manufacturing defects. As a jewelry manufacturing company, Martin Flyer has the advantage of closely inspecting each ring at several intervals through the various stages of production. This opportunity allows us to provide high quality, hand-crafted products with superior and unmatched craftsmanship. We guarantee that when the product leaves our factory it is perfect in appearance and structure.
Martin Flyer recommends visiting your local jeweler every 6-12 months to maintain the beauty and integrity of your ring. Regular maintenance will help ensure the security of your diamonds, however, it is recommended to insure your ring for the possibility of loss/loss of precious stones, theft or accidental damage. If you experience an issue requiring repair, Martin Flyer will gladly inspect your ring and evaluate the problem, by working with the Martin Flyer authorized retailer you purchased the ring from. If the issue is determined to be the cause of a manufacturing defect, we will address the repairs at no cost to you. However, a fee will apply if it is determined the damage was caused by wear and tear, accidental misuse, or improper service performed by someone other than Martin Flyer.
What are Conflict Diamonds?
Conflict diamonds are diamonds used to fund military action by rebel armies opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments. These conditions are prominent in Central and West African areas such as Sierra Leone. Rebels use inhumane methods to extract diamonds from these regions. Eliminating this human rights crisis is a top priority for our government and the global diamond industry, as well as the United Nations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Our Conflict Free Diamond Policy
At Martin Flyer, we adhere to a strict, zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Martin Flyer only deals with highly reputable and well-known diamond suppliers who participate in the System of Warranties and follow the guidelines of the Kimberley Process. All diamonds provided by Martin Flyer are obtained from legitimate sources and are warranted to be conflict free.
Martin Flyer’s Stance on Conflict Gold
We understand the environmental and socio-economic impact that conflict gold mining practices have on our world. We, along with other leaders of the retail jewelry industry, have made a commitment to call for more responsible mining of gold and other precious metals. Martin Flyer has signed the Golden Rules, which demonstrate the importance of these principles for more responsible mining. The Golden Rules call on mining companies to meet the following basic standards in their operations:
• Respect basic human rights outlined in international conventions and law
• Obtain the free, prior, and informed consent of affected communities
• Respect workers’ rights and labor standards, including safe working conditions
• Ensure that operations are not located in areas of armed or militarized conflict
• Ensure that projects do not force communities off their lands
• Ensure that projects are not located in protected areas, fragile ecosystems, or other areas of high conservation or ecological value
• Refrain from dumping mine wastes into the ocean, rivers, lakes, or streams
• Ensure that projects do not contaminate water, soil, or air with sulfuric acid drainage or other toxic chemicals
• Cover all costs of closing down and cleaning up mine sites •Fully disclose information about social and environmental effects of projects
• Allow independent verification of the above