It catches your eye as she walks by; is that ring real? We've all seen the celebrity engagement ring with the supersized stone, and the flurry of look a-likes that flood the market afterwards. What makes the original so luxurious, and the imitation just that; the ugly stepsister?
There's more to a luxury engagement ring
than meets the eye. If you really want to feel that luxurious supernatural hum when you look at your engagement ring, or if you truly hope for your beloved to swoon every time she gazes at the ring you engaged her with, consider these three things. More...
It’s pretty safe to say that in today’s world, almost everything we do is dependent on or influenced by technology. With our abundance of smartphones, computers, gadgets, and gizmos, we have grown accustomed to being connected to the rest of the world with the touch of a button. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the digital age has transformed almost every industry in the modern world. Weddings in particular present a large market for technology.
In a 2017 interview, Kelly Gould, editor in chief of wedding website The Knot, said that a third of all couples are now using tech in some way for their wedding day. This number is only expected to increase, partly due to the fact that more technology is introduced to the market all the time.
The problem with utilizing technology in the majority of your wedding activities is simple: tradition. Unfortunately, some traditionalists may have a problem with things being a bit different than what they’re used to. Here are some of the latest technology innovations in the world of weddings and how your guests might view them.
Diamond engagement rings are simply not “one-size-fits-all” and when you are shopping for yourself or a lover, keep these handy tips in mind for choosing the right stone.
At first, this question might seem simply answered, “it’s all about what you can afford.” Yet many other factors should influence your design decisions and will make a big visual impact when you wear your diamond ring.
Green Corroded Silver
It’s happened to the best of us: You pick up a fun piece of jewelry and only get in a few wears before it starts to darken or turn colors. It’s not your eyes playing tricks on you. Costume jewelry is notoriously vulnerable to tarnishing or turning
are a lot of things: an outward symbol of your love and commitment, a sign that you’re officially off the market and, of course, a nice piece of jewelry. But let’s be honest, they’re also a lot of fun to show off. In fact, part of the thrill of getting engaged is sharing your proposal story with and waving your sparkler of a ring around friends, family and perfect strangers. As any bride-to-be will tell you, showing off your ring is even more fun if it inspires a little envy, too. Here are five gorgeous styles that will cause a serious case of the “I want’s.” More...
12. June 2015
The Foolproof Way to Design a Surprise Engagement Ring She’ll Love
Considering all the time, effort and expense that goes into creating the perfect engagement ring
, is it any wonder so many men want some element of surprise? It elevates their all-important question
into a sweeping, romantic gesture -- not to mention, most women like it when their guy picks out the ring.
Of course, just how much surprise depends on the couple. In our 15 years of creating custom rings, we’ve seen it all -- from men who designed their intended’s ring entirely on their own to ones who include their partners in the decision-making process.
(We even had someone propose in our shop!) There’s no one right way to go about it, but there are some things you can do to help ensure your surprise ring is well-received. More...
29. October 2014
Though the much-anticipated wedding of Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie had some nontraditional elements, like their children drawing pictures on her veil, other parts were nothing short of classic. My favorite? Brad’s ring, a yellow gold, 4 millimeter, half-round
shape that’s the epitome of a vintage men’s band and a style your grandfather probably wore on his own wedding day. More...
23. August 2014
Diamond Engagement Ring with Bent Prongs
In my last post
, we talked about the best ways to clean your diamond
. Today, I’d like to focus
on what you can do to keep it looking beautiful for many years to come. Because here’s the thing: Diamonds are very hard and quite durable, but they’re also expensive and precious. Treat them like they’re valuable (because they are!). Here are my tried-and-true
tips for caring for your diamond ring between regular check-ups and cleanings. More...
23. August 2014
are the superheroes of gems: they’re all flash and fire and seemingly bulletproof. And yes, while it’s true they’re the hardest stones around, they can also show signs of everyday wear and tear. Their
kryptonite? Dirt. Oil, skin cells, muck and grime not only dim your stone’s natural sparkle, they can also build up under prongs, causing the stone to loosen and possibly even fall out. Luckily, taking care of your rock is fairly simple. Today, we’ll
cover how to clean and care for it. More...
24. July 2014
I’m a big fan of online shopping. In fact, a healthy amount of our business comes from our online store
. But even as we’re becoming savvier Internet shoppers, I still have customers bring in sub-par stones they bought
online--and paid way too much for. And hey, I get it: It’s tough to assess a piece of jewelry’s quality based solely on a website photo.
While nothing can replace holding a piece in your hands and inspecting it from all angles, shopping brick-and-mortar-style isn’t always feasible. Sometimes you browse a site and end up falling hard for a piece you can’t imagine living without. Or sometimes
you’re pressed for time and find that it’s easier to handle the whole transaction from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone. But before you click “buy,” check out these tips to help you suss out the real deals from the all-out scams. More...