Category Archives: Wedding Wednesday

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 →

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 →

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 →