2019 Engagement Rings: Trendy Not Crazy


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I recently googled "Engagement Ring Trends" and what I found was...well, a little crazy.  It certainly is not what we have been seeing among shoppers or with our contacts in the industry.  

Now, please don't get me wrong, I love a good trend, but an engagement ring isn't a purchase that you will wear for a couple years and then tuck away in your jewelry box;  thinking "Wow, I can't believe I wore that."  Rather, your engagement ring style is one that needs to last a lifetime, looking as beautiful in 30 years as the day you first presented it.  

What to ask when engagement ring shopping?

Engagement Ring Shopping Questions

Buying an engagement ring is an overwhelming purchase and knowing what questions to ask will be crucial.  We have broken down some of the best engagement ring questions to help you gather the information you will need to find your perfect ring.  Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.


 Ask Yourself

Before you shop take sometime to explore your capabilities in terms of budget, time-frame, and developing a basic understanding of the language needed to be a smart shopper.  


April 03, 2019

The Look , The Couch

Top 5 Symbolic Mother's Day Gifts

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Moms gets lot of plants on Mother's Day.  This year, why not blow her mind with a gift that will not only add a little sparkle to her eyes, but act a symbol for everything she has done, is doing, and will do.  Here are my top symbolic pieces of Mother's Day jewelry:

February 18, 2019

The Bells

My 5 Favorite Wedding Trends (and who's doing them best)


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Scrolling through my Instagram feed I have noticed a shift in 2019 wedding trends.  In the past few years wedding style has drifted from boho chic to rustic romantic and vintage to ethereal.  This year, while wedding trends continue taking a unique path, I am noticing a greater movement toward artistry, authenticity, and celebrating the place and season of the celebration.  Here are my five favorite wedding trends on Instagram and the wedding artists, designers, and vendors I enjoy following the most!  


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!

Image Credit: EOnline and RAJAT GUPTA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock; Chopard

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.