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.

Alternative Gemstone Engagement Rings

Alternative gemstone engagement rings have become quite the trend in the bridal jewelry world. With more and more couples choosing to express their personal style, and many brides turning away from the traditional engagement ring. The diamonds that were so “necessary” thanks to De Beers in the 20th century, aren’t mandatory in the 21st. Today, I’m noticing a trend in brides who prefer small, vintage style and vibrant gemstone engagement rings to a huge rock. The options for these treasures are pretty limitless, considering the huge amount of amazing vintage and antique engagement rings that feature gemstones, and their modern Read More →

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 →

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 →

Is the Mani Cam Sexist?

E!’s award show red carpet coverage always guarantees two things. One: Ryan Seacrest will literally never ask who anyone’s jewelry is designed by. Two: Giuliana Rancic will deftly schmooze regardless of how awkward her interview subjects are. Ditto if they’re rude. And ever since the 2013 Emmy’s, we’re guaranteed another staple: the Mani Cam shall be met with varying degrees of emotion, ranging from derisive annoyance to enthusiastic flipping of the bird. The Mani Cam, invented to show off the “manicures” of female celebrities, enabled jewelry commentators at home to get a close up of any ring action happening on the hands. Read More →