Tag Archives: Diamond

Wine Slushies for an Unexpected Thirsty Thursday

Sometimes, at a certain point in the summer you need to just throw your hands into the air and make a wine slushie. We have arrived, friends. 7/11 free slurpee day came, went, and left me feeling incomplete, probably because those slurps just don’t satisfy the Thirsty Thursday criteria. Specifically, those slurpee slushies are neither boozy nor fabulous. And while many may cast aspersions on rose, it’s quickly become this summer’s (um, and every summer’s) break out hit. Rappers and Tumblr-ers alike sing its praises. So really, it’s back, and it’s ok to drink fashionable again. But if you really 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 →

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 →

Web Roundup: A Perfect Summer Weekend

Dr. D&D and RUBY both have birthdays this weekend! We’re having a joint doggie/human party, methinks this white wine fruit salad will be great for the homo sapiens. Speaking of partying, this might be the most genius bbq menu planner ever. Although goodNESS that’s a lot of meat (and I’m practically eating a cheeseburger as I type this, so if I think it’s a lot…) I haven’t even read Where’d You Go Bernadette, so I have no right adding another book to my summer reading list but just look at this cover! And a family vacation to Mallorca? I’m packing. Read More →