Tag Archives: Jewelry

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 →

Your Engagement Ring From Start to Finish

In your mind, your engagement begins the moment you slide that sparkling new engagement ring on your finger. In reality, it started long before that. I’m not even talking about all the subtle hints you left your boo, or the 6 visits to RLJ it took to find the perfect ring for you. No, I’m not even talking about your betrothed and your bestie collaborating to devise the most perf proposal OF ALL TIME (said in Kanye voice.) Those things were all key moments in your engagement timeline, and are as much a part of your love story as the Read More →

RoundUp: Peace Out May

TGIF, readers! After a short and sweet work week, I’m still more than ready to get back to weekend-ing. Lilly Pulitzer is calling my name, and I’ve got a summer jewelry wardrobe to update. Not to mention all of the stalking I need to do this weekend – have you seen how great the Couture, JCK and Us Antiques shows coverage is on The Gram? I’m mucho jealous, but it wasn’t in the cards for me this year (Vegas joke.) Next year, hopefully, I’ll be able to share gazoodles of huge diamonds with ya’ll. Luckily (another Vegas joke, I’m stretching Read More →

2014 Jewelry Trend: Ring Stacks

The ring stack is to jewelry trends what maxi dresses are to fashion trends. They popped up in a big way, but they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Especially now that the fashion set knows that maxi’s are simultaneously: comfortable, gorgeous, fashionable, conducive to non-leg-shaving. Ring stacks are exactly the same way (except for the leg shaving). Now that this trend has officially reached saturation, its devotees and late-adopters alike are all “This is awesome.” So no, I don’t think the ring stack is going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Further proof, the ring stack phenomenon has infiltrated bridaly jewelry, Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: All Over the Map, But The Map is Gooood

Sometimes, darlings, I can’t find a unifying theme for e-ring eye candy. No, this isn’t a segue into another Can’t Week, I just truly don’t know how to classify this week’s batch of goodies. Their only shared characteristic is awesomeness. But you know what? I think that’s just fine. Especially because there’s a ring for every bride (and then some). Brides are wildly different, so by the laws of permutation, engagement rings can too be wildly different. You follow? Am I stretching? Whatever, let’s skip to the good part where we drool over fabulous diamond engagement rings. Ready? Boom! Right Read More →