Author Archives: Lizrlj

Aisle Style: Sapphire Bridesmaids

September is here, and along with it my favorite, and personal, birthstone! While sapphires do come in a lovely array of colors, the deep blue is my favorite. It’s also typically the first color most people think of when they imagine a glimmering, shining sapphire. It also happens to be a jewel tone (obviously) and is therefore universally flattering. Truly – find me someone who doesn’t look good in jewel tones and I’ll buy you a martini. Or something. But we can figure that out if you ever find the one person who doesn’t look good in a rich, luxurious Read More →

Halo Engagement Rings I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Halo engagement rings – they’re not for everyone. But for some brides, they’re the be-all, end-all! And today, I’m focused on them. The allure of the halo isn’t going anywhere, not when they exist to make every diamond look bigger and sparklier. Not when they’re in the corner of many an Insta shot, commanding all attention with serious bling. And not when brands like Verragio, A. Jaffe and Tacori just. keep. making them so delicious. So here are a few of my favorite rings, specifically, those gorgeous halo pieces that have so many women saying “YES!” This princess cut halo Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy

It’s that time of the week again! The day we get to indulge in some sparkling, mouth watering engagement ring eye candy. After swooning over square halo engagement rings last week, this week I was feeling something a little more stark, a little more old school. I feel drawn to stunning, three stone engagement rings. My own ring is a three stone cathedral style beauty, and I love the symmetry and elegance of a three stone ring in a clean platinum or gold setting. I also took this fun quiz and didn’t love the ring it chose for me, but Read More →

5 Reasons NOT to Get a Halo Engagement Ring

Halo engagement rings are, no doubt, the hottest engagement ring trend in recent memory. Brides the world over love their glamorous sparkle, their diamond-magnifying optical illusion, and the modern fairytale edge they bring to any ring. So who wouldn’t want a halo? Well, just like there are near infinite engagement ring styles, there are near infinite brides – with differing tastes to match. And, believe it or not, there is a growing group of women who say no to the halo. Of course, your ring is your own taste (as long as your boyfriend is good at picking up hints) Read More →

What to Look For in Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Emerald cut engagement rings are a beautiful sight that are often few and far between. Emerald cut diamonds themselves are rarer “in the wild” than brilliant cuts, because they are a fancy cut. Fancy cuts are a step outside of the round brilliant norm, so their appeal is to a slightly smaller audience. However, those that love them can’t get enough! Fancy shapes also have different quality standards than round brilliants when it comes to shopping. Fancy cuts like cushion shapes need higher color grades because they show color so strongly. Fancy cuts like ovals and marquise and pear shaped Read More →