Top 5 Diamond Buying Mistakes

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When it comes to buying her a diamond, do you find yourself in unfamiliar territory?  If so, you are not alone.  Hopefully, these quick tips will save you the time, money, and frustration that many others have gone through by helping you...

  • Acknowledge your lack of knowledge
  • Put aside your assumptions
  • Make sure you budget enough time
Following the following 5 common diamond buying mistakes and learning how to avoid them will not only take the stress off you, but ensure that you buy a diamond she loves that you can afford:  

What is the best diamond to buy?

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"What is the best diamond to buy?"

That is a loaded question.  Knowing which diamond to buy comes down to her vision and your budget.  Think of it as if you were buying a car, you have to choose the make, model, color, and options...AND, you may have to sacrifice some to get others.  

July 05, 2017

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Inspirational Wedding Themes: Feathers and Gold Themed Weddings

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Unique Wedding Ideas:
Feathers and Gold Wedding Ideas
The inspiration behind this board began when I laid eyes on Kelly Faetanini's mythical golden feather gown.  Wow!  From there, it was a simple visit to Etsy and some of my favorite wedding vendors, Historic Cedarwoods Weddings and Maggie Austin Cake, to find all the remaining inspiration I needed.  Enjoy!
June 22, 2017

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The Truth of Vintage Engagement Ring Settings

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Are you tempted to shop for vintage engagement ring settings?

Do you love the romance of vintage rings?

Are you enchanted with the breathtaking beauty of their details?


June 21, 2017

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Antique Style Rings That Are Perfect For Getting Engaged

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The world is obsessed with antique ring settings, especially when it comes to engagement rings.  If this is you, then I have 3 spectacular antique style rings to inspire your dream engagement ring!
June 21, 2017

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Why Vintage Style Engagement Rings Are Better Than Antique Ring Settings

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It is easy to get swept away with the romance of antique ring settings.  First, it's romantic to dream about the love affair of a ring's previous owners and the great romance they once had.  Second, the beautiful intricacy and designs of antique ring settings is divine.   
June 19, 2017

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Why Estate Engagement Rings Don't Always Make For GOOD Engagement Rings

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The popularity of antique style rings has exploded over the past decade, especially with brides-to-be hoping for unique engagement rings.  However, as vintage bridal trends grew, some brides were left wanting more individuality in their rings and looked to authentic estate engagement rings as an alternative.
June 15, 2017

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NEW Vintage Engagement Rings

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Many brides and grooms love the look of vintage engagement rings, but are hesitant to make the investment because of concerns over quality, condition, and selection.  For these couples, I strongly encourage them to start shopping for vintage style engagement rings.  Not only can they get the exact look they want, but they have the quality assurance of a new ring.

June 15, 2017

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Are Antique Style Engagement Rings Right For You?

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Are you a fan of antique ring settings, but either can't find the exact ring you want or, have concerns over the quality and condition of the ring?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, than this is the article for you! 

June 14, 2017

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Guide To Matching Wedding Bands (When You're Not Sure You What To Do)

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Long gone are the days of matchy-matchy weddings!  Today, wedding band shopping is one of the most fun, freeing, exciting, and memorable experiences in wedding planning. The only thing you need to shop for is a band you love!  However, for couples that want their rings to match, the freedom can be stressful, overwhelming, and leave them asking....  

  • How do I know if these will match?  
  • What will my partner and I do if we can't find matching wedding bands?
  • What do we do if the bands we choose don't match my engagement ring?  

There are still ways to achieve the matching wedding bands look without having to fall with in strict dated confines.  So, take a deep breath, relax, and open yourself up to today's definition of 'matching wedding bands.'  You will be happy you did!