July 18, 2018

The Look

Celebrity Jewelry: Meghan Markle's Royal Pearl Earrings

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America's princess, Her Royal Highness Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (A.K.A. Meghan Markle), made headlines when she and Queen Elizabeth appeared at their first official engagement together.  However, attention soon turned toward her new timeless pair of pearl and diamond earrings.  Whats more, is that they match Queen Elizabeth's and are, in fact, a gift from the Queen's personal collection of jewelry. 

Top 5 Round Halo Engagement Rings

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One look and it's no wonder why round halo engagement rings are so popular!  These retro Art Deco designs are absolutely stunning.  Plus, they are also budget friendly.  The hallmark of this design is a center stone surrounded by a halo of small diamonds and it is because of this halo that an illusion of a larger ring is created.  Therefore, you can get away with the look of a big ring while doing so with the price point of a smaller and more affordable diamond.  

How Much Do Engagement Rings Cost?

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Are you trying to decide "how much should I spend on an engagement ring" or "how much do engagement rings cost"? These are tricky question.  First, engagement rings can cost any where from a nothing if you have a free family heirloom engagement ring to a multimillion dollar ring.  Therefore, identifying what you can afford and what ring your fiancé wants are important first steps in shopping for the perfect ring.

In this blog I will help you learn to shop for the perfect engagement by discussing:

  • How Do I Make An Engagement Ring Budget
  • How Much Do Engagement Rings Cost
  • How Do I Choose An Engagement Ring
  • What Are The Pros and Cons of Engagement Ring Styles
  • How Do I Buy A Diamond with Confidence

 

Engagement Rings 101: 5 Tips To Save Your Budget

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Finding the perfect ring can be overwhelming especially if your are shopping for engagement rings on a budget.  From selecting a metal to making sense of the 4C's of Diamonds, there are so many places you can loose sight of your budget.  In this blog we will go over our top 5 tips for keeping you on budget so you can find the perfect ring.  

 

June 20, 2018

12 Unique Engagement Rings For Your Holiday Proposal

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Yes, I said the dreaded 'H' word in September, Holidays.  In my defense a few holiday purchases need time to do them right, and the perfect one of a kind engagement ring for your holiday proposal is no exception! Here are 12 unique engagement rings that would leave any bride-to-be speechless:

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June 20, 2018

5 Rose Gold Engagement Rings To Fall In Love With

DMJ3059WU4Pink_1000X1000Rose gold is making a spectacular come back.  This soft, blushed hued precious metal is not only a nod to the resurgence of vintage bridal, but also a key element in the mixed metal look that is taking over the jewelry industry.  So, fellas, if you want to please your bride-to-be's romantic, vintage, and chic sides all in one, then start shopping for rose gold engagement rings. Here are my 5 favorite looks:

How To Buy Engagement Rings: A Step-By-Step Guide to Engagement rings

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There is more to buying an engagement ring than simply shopping for a pretty ring that fits in your budget.  Of course, you will want it to be pretty and in your budget, but there is so much more to it.  Only by educating yourself can you know that you are getting the best ring possible.  It's easy to become an educated shopper by learning some simple jewelry terminology and having a basic understanding of the 4C's of diamonds

However, buying an engagement ring is about more than just the business of buying a ring.  This is an opportunity to show how well you know fiancé.  You will need to become a super sleuth in your relationship, gathering vital clues and data that will help you find the perfect ring.  

This guide is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of buying an engagement ring and give you the confidence you need; from selecting the perfect stone to preparing for the proposal.  After all,  the ring you buy is not only a large financial investment but and emotional investment as well.  This is the ring that will be admired for generations to come.  This is the ring that will be desired above any other piece of jewelry, antique, or keepsake.  Do your homework, learn the language, and find the perfect ring.  

 

June 04, 2018

The Look

Can You Wear Gold In The Pool and Other Important Jewelry Care Tips For Summertime

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Having worked in jewelry for over a decade, I can tell you that I have seen my fair share of summer related jewelry accidents.  What's worse is that they were all avoidable! From wearing gold jewelry in chlorinated pools to sunscreen mishaps; here are 5 simple tips to safely enjoy your jewelry all summer long!

June Birthstone Pearl: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

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If you were luck enough to be born in June, then you have the distinct privilege of claiming pearl as your birthstone!  These lustrous spheres have been lauded throughout history for their beauty and cultural symbolism.  

April 25, 2018

The Bells

Are Gold Wedding Rings All The Same? And More Q&A

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Are gold wedding rings all the same?

Good question!  The answer is no, gold wedding rings can vary greatly even within their own Karat.  I am sure you have many more questions, some of which other brides and grooms, just like you, are asking too.  Here are some common questions regarding gold wedding rings and some helpful information to guide you to the perfect metal: