Is a Morganite Engagement Ring Right for You?

There’s a huge trend in bridal jewelry and engagement rings, and it’s not what you’re thinking. Yes, the halo is still hot hot hot. But things are getting warmer with a rosy outlook. Rose gold and pink and rosy hued gems are climbing in popularity with brides. The warm tones of pink gold enchant many an engagement ring shopper, and the soft pink tones of sapphires, diamonds, and one other particular stone evoke romance in their minds. That stone has exploded in popularity since the dawn of Pinterest: Morganite. Morganite was first discovered off the coast of Madagascar in 1910 Read More →

Oscar de la Renta: Farewell to a Legend

Oscar de la Renta was already a legend. A man who could make any woman look – and feel – incredible, feminine, and powerful in his stunning designs. From red carpets to bridal runways (and both, in the case of Amal Clooney), Oscar’s designs were easy to spot from a mile away, and easily admired from afar. Every event during awards season had me holding my breath to see who was wearing Oscar. I loved being able to guess which were his (and loved even more when I wasn’t confused with a Zac Posen design.) The inimitable femininity without preciousness Read More →

Luxury Watches

Have you sat down to really think about the most expensive luxury watches from all the major brands? Why not? It’s a nice exercise in meditation and French pronunciation. Or at least the practice of picking one’s jaw up off the floor because these prices. They are bananas, but the watches, they are gorgeous. And powerful, and manufactured by luxury houses whose history spans centuries. Early watchmakers performed feats of engineering that laid the entire foundation for our modern watchmaking process- even with all of our new technology, the greatest leaps and bounds were made centuries ago in small Valle Joux Read More →

Friday Faves

You guys…I am so sorry for the sparse posting this week! I wish I could blame it on the epic episode of Scandal last night, but I can’t. And I only said that to fulfill my goal of working scandal into every post in the future in perpetuity. But seriously, I’ve been busy cooking up some major stuff for RLJ for the holiday season. I can’t say anything yet, but our Cyber Monday plan is…insane. Your eyes will pop out of your head. In a good way. And before we even kick off the holiday shopping season, we’re celebrating those Read More →

Uneek Engagement Rings Eye Candy

So RLJ just started carrying this new designer line, Uneek Fine Jewelry, and I’m obsessed. Combine micropave with funky shapes and cuts, plus modern twists on classic jewelry mountings, and you have a recipe for a gorgeous and yes – unique- engagement ring. A solitaire gets a splash of sparkle from three sides of prong set accent diamonds embedded in mil grained white gold. The texture is subtle, but rich. Speaking of texture – again we’ve got diamonds coming from multiple angles, and a split shank that combines micropave, double mil grained borders, and graduated accent stones in the space Read More →