Category Archives: Engagement Rings

Engagement Rings have been popular since the 1400′s. Proposing with an amazing diamond ring is a way of professing your love to your significant other. There are so many different styles, center stones, etc. that a person can choose from to use during a proposal.

Wedding Gift Etiquette Made Easy

Did you know there’s an epidemic sweeping our nation? Well, there are several, but only one of those may or may not be a construct of my loose scientific interpretation of happy hour gossip. I hear whispers of this illness from married veterans and newly initiated engagement ring wearers alike. You guys, wedding gift etiquette is out. of con.trol. Emphasis on the troll. Because sometimes, especially when reading certain wedding boards, I am convinced that these brides and/or their guests are trolling hard. For example: please do not post to the interwebs asking the most tactful way to enforce a Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: New Now Next

Today’s engagement rings are what’s now, what’s new and what’s next. Bridal trends come and go, but they do tend to last longer than your average jewelry fad (RIP Return to Tiffany!) So while there are glaring trends in bridal, like the marquise cute of the early 90′s, or starburst baguettes galore in the 80′s, they usually span decades, not years. One such example is the halo style engagement ring. When the economy took a turn for the worse, couples were still getting engaged. Some of those couples still wanted to purchase a diamond engagement ring. And some of those Read More →

Your Engagement Ring From Start to Finish

In your mind, your engagement begins the moment you slide that sparkling new engagement ring on your finger. In reality, it started long before that. I’m not even talking about all the subtle hints you left your boo, or the 6 visits to RLJ it took to find the perfect ring for you. No, I’m not even talking about your betrothed and your bestie collaborating to devise the most perf proposal OF ALL TIME (said in Kanye voice.) Those things were all key moments in your engagement timeline, and are as much a part of your love story as the Read More →

Princess Cut Engagement Ring Eye Candy

The princess cut engagement ring has been going strong for the last decade. This beautiful brilliant cut diamond gives all the flash and fire that a traditional round would, but with a modern attitude. The princess cut’s clean, sharp corners and hearts & arrows pattern are the stuff that millennial dreams are made of. They hide their inclusions well, like any brilliant cut, while showing off spectacular color even from grades above F. The princess cut engagement ring does need some special attention though – those perfectly pointed corners are actually pretty delicate and very susceptible to fractures, chipping and Read More →

Get the Look: Vogue Engagement Rings

Vogue just released their guide to engagement rings for every bride. They’ve helpfully broken up the rings by category, including estate & antique, colored diamonds, “minimal” (?), modern, non-diamond, and traditional. The selection is impressive, with zero loyalty to the halo. Vogue likes to be on the cutting edge. And while there are certainly styles for most brides included in this slide show, they didn’t quite capture every bride. And while I’ll never bat an eyelash at a sampling of designer engagement rings, every bride can’t rely on Cartier for the goods. No, just like their exquisitely crafted jewelry, designer Read More →