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.

Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Surprise, surprise, I’m back with another fresh batch of fancy yellow engagement ring eye candy! We picked up a whole bunch of loose fancy yellow cushion cut diamonds, and had some fun mounting them in totally different styles – with the exception of the first two. They’re twinsies. Albeit with a  major budget difference. But I’ll stop chatting so we can all get to staring at this Fancy Yellow cushion cut engagement ring eye candy. First up is this huge 10.67 carat fancy yellow diamond. It’s light fancy, but warmed up nicely by a yellow gold setting. The clarity is Read More →

Princess Cut Engagement Rings Size Guide

The second most popular cut for engagement rings today, by a long shot, is the princess cut. Ladies love those clean lines, crazy sparkly hearts and arrows, and perfectly crisp corners. The princess cut steals many a heart, and our RLJ brides can’t get enough. So when their grooms come to us to start shopping, all they need to do is tell us their budget  so we can find the perfect princess cut for their lovely ladies. Now, you already know I can’t tell you how much a 2 carat diamond costs, but I can show you what one looks Read More →

Buying an Engagement Ring vs. Buying a Car

You know something funny? I like to compare purchasing a pre owned luxury watch to buying a car. Just like cars, luxury watches come with a high price tag, especially when you buy them new. And just like cars, watches have a large value depreciation as soon as they leave the authorized dealer. However pre-owned watches already lost that big chunk of change. So purchasing one in excellent condition gets you an investment that will perform just as well as the new one, but that initial depreciation is passed to the new buyer in the form of a lower price. Read More →

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 →