Using The 4 C’s To Your Advantage

I talk a lot about the 4 C’s round these parts. And it’s for good reason: they’re the foundation for your diamond knowledge. And in order to get a good diamond, you need to be able to recognize a good diamond. Not just a big one, not just the most expensive one, but a truly beautiful diamond. And you’d probably like to get a good deal on it too, if you’re human. That’s where the 4 C’s come in. They are the way a diamond is graded, and this assures you that you’re getting what you’re paying for. As I’ve Read More →

Best Facebook and Instagram Engagement Announcement Ideas

The days of newspaper engagement ring announcements are over. Sorry Benedict Cumberbatch, that you didn’t get the memo. And it seems as though the world has divided into two equally passionate camps: The Facebook Posters and The Nonchalantly Nonsocial. Facebook, by necessity, includes the Instagram category, just so you don’t think I’m neglecting the ‘Gram. And while the latter group’s eyeballs will spontaneously abandon their sockets if they have to roll any harder at the former’s posting habits, they are just as happy in their own way. For those who wouldn’t dream of posting a ring selfie or letting second cousins Read More →

Fat Tuesday!

Happy Mardi Gras, bling lovers. I hope you’ve taken time today to gorge yourself on King Cake, pazcki’s, ettoufe, and shrimp tacos! Whether you’re prepping for Lent, you’re nostalgic for your college trips to Bourbon Street, or you’re just really taking advantage of this #cheatday, anyone can find a good excuse to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Naturally, I’m celebrating with a face full of carbs that I already regret and all of my favorite green, purple, and gold jewelry. There’s nothing like beads when you’re 21 (or “21”) but for the post-grad crowd it’s time to upgrade your Mardi Gras finery. Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose gold is one of my all time favorite metals. I prefer it to yellow gold when it’s worn solo or when it’s used in a two-tone piece. I am so thrilled that what could’ve been a passing trend stuck around. Its staying power, now at just over 5 years since it burst back onto the scene, means it’s readily available for the most permanent jewelry pieces of all: bridal. Rose gold engagement rings and rose gold wedding bands are gorgeous and coveted by both brides and grooms alike. There’s just something about a rose gold setting that can make Read More →

Designer Shoe Lovers Rejoice: Cinderella Designer Shoes

THE shoe, ladies. The.Freaking.Shoe. And if you think I’m talking about Louboutins you need to reevaluate your priorities and come correct because A. You know I’m a Jimmy Choo fan and B. We’re talking about the shoe that started it all. That’s right, we’re all about to get our glass slipper on. In honor of Disney’s live action re-boot of Cinderella, which you should be properly nauseated by if you watch The Bachelor, Saks Fifth Avenue is launching a Cinderella shoe collection. Disney partnered with literally every shoe designer you ever wish you’d store in your SATC Movie closet to Read More →