Category Archives: Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Engagement Rings that have massive center stones are brightly colored accent stones are becoming more attractive than actual candy. Rings that have the most fabulous details are considered eye candy.

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Old, or European? (10 points if you recognized that song.) Well, lucky you because today it’s all about both. Old European cut diamonds are a favorite among the vintage and antique loving set. One of the O.G. ways to cut a diamond, the Old European cut predates today’s most popular shape, the round brilliant. The OEC is also round, but has a smaller table (the flat top surface of the diamond), a taller crown (the sloped sides of the diamond above the middle girdle), and an open culet (the pointy bit underneath). This graphic from GIA can help you out 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 →

Popular Engagement Ring Designers

Since this blog is called Designers and Diamonds, I figured I’d combine the two today. Some of my favorite engagement rings are those crafted by the best designers in the bridal game, and each has something different to offer. Appropriate, considering the vast variety of different brides and different styles of each lady. But, for a guy just starting out shopping, the barrage of fancy names might be a bit much to handle. Well, gents, look no further. Your lady friend has obviously pinned this handy graphic for you so that when the time comes you can identify her favorite 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 →

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 →