November 27, 2019

The Bells

Top 12 Vintage Floral Wedding Band Designs by Jabel

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The romance of a vintage floral wedding band is undeniable.  The intricate details and feminine floral motif is elegant, beautiful, and an attractive look for any vintage-loving bride.  It's like wearing a bouquet everyday! 

November 21, 2019

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Do I Need To Shop For Engagement Ring Sets

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Selecting an engagement ring is a very different shopping experience now than it was just a decade ago, especially when it comes to engagement ring sets.  For years, shoppers would always look for an engagement ring set and may not select a ring if there wasn't a matching wedding band.  At the time, finding a matched set was an absolute must! 

2020 Wedding Band Trends:  New Looks, Consistent Favorites, and Reigning Classics

Wedding Band Trends_Header Throughout the past decade the wedding industry has seen a tremendous shift towards personal expression.  Long gone are the rules that once dictated every aspect of a wedding from white wedding gowns and formal banquet halls, to stiff posed photography and matchy-matchy wedding bands.  Today's weddings are all about telling your love story, through unique details and creative wedding planning.

July 18, 2019

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How To Care For Your Engagement Ring: 4 Easy Tips

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Congratulations on your engagement!  By now I'm sure you already posted your ring to Instagram and have vision of wedding cakes and honeymoons dancing through your head. 

STOP, this is important.  You need to take a moment to learn about ring care.  It can not be an afterthought.  This article is by no means everything you will need to know, but it's a great starting point to learn how to protect your ring from some of the biggest everyday risk factors in your life.  Remember, you want your ring to look just as beautiful on your wedding day and for a lifetime of anniversaries to come as it did when you said 'Yes'.    

Quick Review of Engagement Ring Styles

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Is engagement ring shopping overwhelming you?  You are not alone.  For many shoppers, this is their first experience with fine jewelry, and there is a lot to learn.  In this simple article we will explain the top 5 engagement ring styles that couples are shopping for today.  Plus, beneath each example photo we included a technical descriptions to help begin to learn the lingo!

 

Engagement Ring Styles #1: Solitaire Engagement Rings

Tips To Engagement Ring Shopping When The Diamond is More Important Than The Setting

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Buying an engagement ring is essentially two separate purchases: the diamond and the setting.  Knowing which is most important will help you focus your budget and get the most for your money.  If you decide that the diamond shape, size, and quality are paramount to the look of the setting than this is the article for you!  These tips will help you find a ring that does not distract from your stone, will help you protect your stone, and find a setting that looks fantastic in any stone.

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.  

Budget

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.