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.

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 →

Square Halo Engagement Rings

The square halo engagement ring has taken the bridal world (and Pinterest) by storm. It’s one of the most popular styles at Raymond Lee, and I never tire of helping brides-to-be-to-be play dress up with them. I’ve even been known to swap my own bridal set out to snap quick pictures of this lovely style! What makes it so great? A few things: Style: The halo trend is going nowhere in the bridal world. It continues to dazzle brides who love the extra dose of bling, the boost it gives their center stone’s face-up appearance, and how BIG it makes Read More →

Why Are There No Step Cut Fancy Yellow Diamonds?

About a week ago, I was waxing romantic about my adoration of fancy yellow diamonds. In particular, the emerald cut fancy yellow diamonds on either side of this ring. These fancy yellow emerald cuts are a sight to behold – we never get fancy yellow step cut diamonds in the store. But why? Why are step cuts so rare in untreated fancy yellow diamonds? Well, it’s all about color, the biggest selling point of any fancy yellow diamond. In a white diamond, the cut is used to minimize the presence of any color. In a fancy yellow, the yellower, the Read More →

GIA vs. EGL

The differences between GIA vs. EGL certified diamonds are hotly debated. A diamond certificate is a report card issued by a diamond grading lab. The diamond is evaluated on several different factors, including measurement/proportions, clarity, cut, color, polish, symmetry, brilliance and more. Many diamonds receive a certificate before they arrive at the retail point – your local jeweler. This assures you, the one shelling out the big bucks, that you’re getting what you pay for. Diamond grading labs across the globe produce certificates. The authority of all of them though, is GIA (Gemological Institute of America.) The next best lab Read More →

Favorite Square Engagement Rings

Square engagement rings are among my many, many favorites. I love the clean lines, the chic simplicity, the stark corners that these shapes have. I love the juxtaposition of a dazzling brilliant cut contained in a sharply cut cornered radiant. I love the bold symmetry of a princess cut, a look you just can’t find in other shapes. I never tire of an Asscher cut of impeccably clarity that you can just stare into for hours. Square cuts are certainly some of my very favorite diamond engagement rings! And I love that they can be classic, or as edgy, or as Read More →

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