Tag Archives: Engagementring

Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →

Friday Favorites: Fall Birthday Edition

My new desktop - Does anyone else constantly make their desktop background something ridiculous? I feel like I’m forever clicking “save image as” but missing and accidentally making my background a giant grainy picture of some fabulous jewelry piece I’m writing about. Ugh, I need a mousepad. How perfect is this dish? I figure we have a few more weeks of grill-conducive weather in Chicago, these are on the list. I love love love! When Becky does these Treat Yo’ Self features. And this week, everything is pink! Fashion Week is here. I used to get tres tres excited about Fashion Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

It’s high time I start sharing more snaps from my trip to Baltimore last week! Things like BEYONCE  , the Emmy’s (major let down) and a double header of Bachelor in Paradise (CODY! AT LAST!) distracted me. But there’s no better way to celebrate Wedding Wednesday by sharing engagement ring eye candy. And this week I’m sweet on favorites from the Baltimore show. It should come as no surprise that I made a beeline for everything and anything fancy yellow diamond, so yes, today’s eye candy is lemon flavored. I hope you don’t mind and that you won’t be disappointed. And if Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: When It’s Too Hot to Get Creative

It’s time for happy hour! And today we’re getting cosmic. No, that absolutely does not mean we are drinking Cosmos, it is not 2001. We are however, pretending to look up into the night sky while staring ingot he depths of this star sapphire. If you’re thinking “Holy Balls, that’s huge!” You’d be correct. It’s a casual 88 carats, and its surrounded by approximately 1.25ctw of baguette, marquise, and round brilliant diamonds, all approximately G/H in color and VS in clarity. The whole ring is platinum, as one is wont to want when shopping for a nearly 100 carat sapphire Read More →

11 Easy Glitter Wedding Ideas

There’s nothing I love more than sparkle, as evidenced by my job. But that magpie tendency penetrates the other areas of my life too. So basically, I want everything to be metallic, sparkly, shiny or GLITTERY. Including Wedding Wednesday. Sure, glitter might be the chicken pox of the craft world (do kids still get chicken pox?) but it is so pretty. How could you not want to bedazzle everything in sight for your wedding! Don’t do that though. choose carefully from a few of the best super sparkly projects for glitter weddings I’ve curated for you. Obviously, sparkly mason jars Read More →