October 11, 2018

The Bells , The Couch

Find Your 'Yes' Worthy Gemstone Engagement Ring Here

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Are you shopping for a unique engagement ring?

Are you unsure where to begin? 

Does the entire process seem overwhelming? 

If this what you are struggling with, please let me help.  Having worked for almost 15 years in jewelry, I would strongly suggest a gemstone engagement ring.  In addition to the fact that these rings are exceptionally gorgeous, there many more reasons why I feel these rings are the perfect solution, such as...

Gemstones are more affordable than diamonds.  Therefore, your budget will go much further with a gemstone ring.  

Gemstones can tell a story.  For example, you could pick the gemstone associated with the month you first met; adding meaning and thoughtfulness to your selection.

Gemstones rings come in a wide range of styles.  This will help you find the exact ring you want; from ornate and decorative to simple and refined.  You will no longer feel the pressure of shopping for traditional engagement rings.

Gemstone engagement rings are becoming a unique and fashionable choice among style influencers and celebrity trendsetters, including Kate Middleton, Eva Longoria, Hillary Swank, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johanna Braddy, Jennie Garth, Jenny McCarthy, and many more!   

Gemstones make for an ethically responsible engagement ring, because they can eliminate the concern over conflict diamonds.  Likewise, some are even considered a renewable resource.

Before you start shopping it's important to have a basic understanding of what makes for a quality stone because, unlike the 4C's of diamonds, there is no standard grading system for gemstones.  Plus, all stones have different characteristics that define their quality.  Understanding the inherent qualities of the stones will help make you a smarter shopper.  And, a smarter shopper finds a better ring.

Let's look at some of the most popular stones for these unique engagement rings. We will examine the characteristics of each of these gemstones to help you learn what to shop for.  Maybe your perfect ring is right here?  

Before we go on I want to stress that the following are only the most popular gemstones and most of them are considered precious stones, which are more expensive than  semi-precious.  There are countless unique semi-precious stones to explore that didn't make the list but are worth your attention.  If you want suggestion just comment below so I can respond or email me at info@bellasfinejewelers.com.

 

 

Top Gemstone Engagement Ring #1:

Sapphire

One of the most popular precious gemstones is Sapphire.  Yes, the stone that adorned Princess Diana and Kate Middleton's halo engagement ring. This gorgeous stone is fairly strong compared to some of the other minerals on the market today.  It is available in a variety of colors, ranging from a rich blue and to a romantic pink and even yellow!  However, the most popular color is blue. 

September 05, 2018

The Bells , The Couch

Pumpkin Carving Ideas For Fall Marriage Proposals

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Planning a pumpkin perfect proposal is possible!  From letting the pumpkins speak for you or making the carving part of the proposal, the possibilities are endless!  So, grab your engagement ring and check out my top 5 pumpkin carving ideas for proposals!

August 06, 2018

The Bells , The Couch

Engagement Rings Tips: How To Plan A Destination Proposal

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Destination proposals escape the ordinary for a moment that is extraordinary!  These romantic proposals are an excellent way to celebrate your relationship by removing yourselves from routine distractions. 

However, destination proposals take extra time and require careful planning, making planning the proposal a journey in itself.  The following tips will help you get started as well as plan for any unforeseen issues you may encounter.

August 02, 2018

The Bells , The Couch

Engagement Rings Tips: 10 Fall Proposal Ideas

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"How do I plan a fall proposal?"

Fall is a beautiful time of year to propose.  The rich and vibrant colors of autumn's foliage and picturesque farms offering scenic back drops are undeniably romantic.  There are endless places for you to propose with that beautiful engagement ring you have worked so hard to get.  Here are my top 10 favorite ideas for an autumn proposal. 

Plus, in this blog I have provided links to all the talented photographers, locations, and artists that helped make these proposals a reality!  If it were not for their talent, enthusiasm, and dedication, these memories would never have happened.  Thank you for making and capturing these moments and inspiring all the soon-to-be brides and grooms who will read this article.

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: