November 21, 2019

The Bells , The Couch

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! 

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.  


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:

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

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



Top Gemstone Engagement Ring #1:


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.