Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt Ideas

It’s not truly a bachelorette party until you and the bride check embarrassing things off a list. And since “Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt Ideas” is one of the highest rated search terms that sends people here, I figured I’d deliver the goods along with all the engagement ring eye candy I like to provide. No two brides are the same, so no two bachelorette bashes should be either! And it’s important to tailor the celebration to the guest of honor. If she’s not the type to order an unfortunately named shot loudly in a crowded bar, don’t insist she does it Read More →

No Hassle Tassels

Last spring/early summer, the fabric accessory du jour was the pom pom. It was all about the pom! See here, here and here. And pom poms are fun, I say this with the inimitable experience of a former cheerleader.  But you know what’s even more fun? TASSELS! That’s right, you can tie them on drawer handles, trim Ikea curtains with them so they look super fancy, they’re a hell of a lot easier to make yourself, and they often come in leather. I’m a big fan. And this spring, there’s no hotter way to wear the tassel trend than on 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 →

Aisle Style: Sapphire Bridesmaids

September is here, and along with it my favorite, and personal, birthstone! While sapphires do come in a lovely array of colors, the deep blue is my favorite. It’s also typically the first color most people think of when they imagine a glimmering, shining sapphire. It also happens to be a jewel tone (obviously) and is therefore universally flattering. Truly – find me someone who doesn’t look good in jewel tones and I’ll buy you a martini. Or something. But we can figure that out if you ever find the one person who doesn’t look good in a rich, luxurious Read More →

Halo Engagement Rings I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Halo engagement rings – they’re not for everyone. But for some brides, they’re the be-all, end-all! And today, I’m focused on them. The allure of the halo isn’t going anywhere, not when they exist to make every diamond look bigger and sparklier. Not when they’re in the corner of many an Insta shot, commanding all attention with serious bling. And not when brands like Verragio, A. Jaffe and Tacori just. keep. making them so delicious. So here are a few of my favorite rings, specifically, those gorgeous halo pieces that have so many women saying “YES!” This princess cut halo Read More →