January 07, 2019

The Bells

How Long Does It Take To Buy A Wedding Band?

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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such a wonderful time for you and your fiancé.  From the romance of joining your lives to the excitement of planning an amazing party, there is so much to take in.  However, along with all the fun of planning can come the stress of budgeting funds and, just as important, TIME!  After all, who wants to feel stressed and under the clock when you should be enjoying these exciting moments. 

December 27, 2018

The Bells

What's The Difference Between a Ring Guards and Stackable Wedding Bands

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Wearing multiple wedding bands is far from a new wedding trend, ring guards have been around for generations.  However, stackable wedding bands have taken the bridal world by storm.  So, what is the difference?  The short answer is ring guards, often referred to as the two wedding band trend, are worn in a pair, one over top of the engagement ring and the other below. However, stackable bands are multiple wedding bands that are worn on only one side of the engagement ring.

3 Trendsetting Celebs and 1 Men's Wedding Band Style

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When it comes to choosing men's wedding rings these trend setting celebrities show us that timeless is top!   Yes, that's right; sometimes simple is the best and boldest look!  Let's take a closer peak at each of these handsome grooms and the wedding rings they choose.  Then, read on to learn how to select a timeless men's wedding band of your own!

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Nick Jonas Bold Wedding Band

December 13, 2018

The Bells , The Look

Jewelry You Can Wear After The Wedding: 5 Reasons To Shop Smart

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Time and time again I see friends buy elaborate costume jewelry for their wedding.  It's expensive. It's poorly made. And, typically, it is clearly costume jewelry.  Yes, maybe I'm a jewelry snob, but maybe I want to see the money they budget go to something that will look great, last a lifetime, and be something they can enjoy for years to come.  Here are my top 5 reasons your wedding jewelry should be something you can wear long after the wedding is over:

December 10, 2018

The Bells

Are matching wedding bands stressing you out?

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Wedding planning should be a fun.  However, some old fashion traditions are causing stress you don't need, including finding matching wedding bands.  Like many dated traditions, nowadays you don't have to match your wedding band to your engagement ring or to your fiancé's ring.  Granted, if prefer a traditional matched look that's fine too.  Wedding band shopping is all about finding something you love.  

November 15, 2018

The Bells

10 Universal Diamond Bands To Go With Any Engagement Ring

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Not all engagement rings have matching wedding bands.  Likewise, not all brides like the wedding band that matches their engagement ring.  In this instance, a universal diamond band is the answer!  Here are a variety of universal bands that go with almost any engagement ring.

November 14, 2018

The Bells

Stackable Diamonds Bands That Look Beautiful In A Stack or On Their Own

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Do you have your eye on a beautiful set of stackable bands for your wedding?  However, does your wedding budget hold you back from fulfilling that vision?  Look no further, I have your solution.  Buy one for your wedding day and receive the next as milestone gifts such as an anniversary, the birth of a child, to commemorate the purchase of a home, or to celebrate a career change.  Not only will you build your collection, but each will carry a special meaning.

Why do I recommend these bands?  Simple, these wedding bands look equally amazing on their own as they do stacked.  This way you keep your styled look while slowly building your complete collection.  From a fun twist on a classic diamond band to a beautiful vintage style engraved band, there is truly a style to fit every taste.  Enjoy!

 

November 12, 2018

The Couch

Top 5 Jewelry Gifts Under $500

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And just like that, the holidays are here!  Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Years!  With all this merriment your wallet could use a helping hand.  Here are 5 gifts under $500 (some way under $500) that will be sure to brighten your special someone's  holiday.  Plus, if you follow us online or subscribe, we always have great checkout codes to help you save even more, after all, quality jewelry is for everyone!

October 18, 2018

The Bells , The Couch

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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.