You just recently booked your summer honeymoon trip to Europe and you’re ecstatic to say the least.  As you look down at your phone to add all of the exciting details to your calendar and text your girlfriends, your diamond engagement ring flashes in the corner of your eye and you get to thinking.  Is it going to be safe to travel with my new beloved engagement ring and wedding band? While some of you may never question taking your engagement ring off, there are many of us that like to take preventative measures. After all, for some purchasing an Read More →

Have you thought about buying a piece of pre-owned Tiffany & Co. jewelry?  Going the estate boutique route when it comes to buying designer jewelry is more common than you’d probably imagine.  More times than not, it’s the most cost effective alternative and you can usually find Tiffany & Co. jewelry that is basically new.  Cheaper, like new?  I’ll take it.  So if you are purchasing some Tiffany & Co. pre-owned jewelry. you’ll definitely want to be in “the know” when it comes to spotting a Tiffany fake. Tiffany & Co Blue Box Let’s start with the iconic Tiffany & Read More →

Did you know that traditionally you’re not supposed to give your significant other diamonds until your 60th wedding anniversary?! Not only that, but you can count out silver too until you hit the big “25 year” mark.  (It might just be me, but that’s a long time for a girl to wait!) According to tradition the 1st year anniversary gift is to give your loved one something made with paper.  Cotton, Leather, Fruits, Wood, Wool, and Tin are a few other items that are usually given up until the 10th year anniversary. The origins of giving anniversary gifts to your Read More →

With Spring coming to an end, we can soon kiss the days of random snow days away and break out or favorite bathing suits and sundresses. Summertime comes with a new wave of trends.  From fashion to the latest food fads to the must visit summer destinations, everyone has a reason to get excited about summer. In true engagement ring guru fashion – we complied our list of favorite engagement ring summertime trends.  Cool off with a Pina Colada and throw on your designer shades while we take a mini trip to Engagement Ring Island. Floral Touches Flowers are still Read More →

For decades, when couples wanted to go get married they would make a list of a few jewelry stores they wanted to visit, would go to browse a variety of engagement rings, and ultimately pick the jeweler and ring that spoke to them most, that fit within their budget, offered special incentives, or had some type of great life warranty. Don’t get me wrong – this is still is a big occurrence of what goes on today.  The online world has made it easy for products to be at consumer’s fingertips – engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewelry included. Read More →

Well, here it is. The last installment of choosing birthstone engagement rings 101.  By now we’ve explored the new trend where women are taking a different approach when it comes to choosing the center stone for their beloved engagement ring. While diamonds remain the front-runner, birthstones are starting to catch the attention of many. Birthstone engagement rings offer an exclusive and personalized aura.  Not only that, birthstone rings offer more options to customize your ring without breaking the bank.  We’ve learned about the first eight months’ birthstones so far and what they symbolize.  We’ve also checked out so really beautiful Read More →

Many thoughts come to mind when I think of anniversary rings.  Is there actually formal etiquette for that? When is the right time to give an anniversary ring? What finger do you wear the ring on?  Should your anniversary ring match your wedding band and engagement ring?  What I’ve come to find and appreciate is that this really just depends on you and your partner. Anniversary rings are a modern alternative to traditional gifts such as wood or paper.  These special momentous rings are giving women the chance to wear something more colorful and modern in comparison to their traditional Read More →

Happy Wednesday our fellow engagement ring enthusiasts!  Today is all about David Yurman.   When people think of David Yurman some of the first thoughts that come to mind are: classic cable bracelets, gemstone rings, earrings, and pendant enhancers.  They even have David Yurman engagement rings, too! The brand that was introduced back in 1983 has continued to be a celebrity favorite when it comes to choosing fashionable pieces.  Founders David Yurman and his wife we artists prior to founding their fine jewelry company. One was a sculpture, the other a painter.  I bet now when you see David Yurman jewelry Read More →

Your engagement ring guru guide is back with part 2 of “Would You Wear Birthstone Engagement Rings?” Last week the topic of birthstone engagement rings was explored.  Diamonds have been the symbol of love for centuries, which is how they’ve found their place at the center of engagement rings and bridal jewelry. Now a days, women have been taking a more unconventional approach to searching and choosing their engagement ring.  Replacing the classic Diamond with a birthstone gem.  Birthstone engagement rings come with many benefits, mostly revolving around the fact that they exude layers of sentimental value and passion.  Not Read More →

Back at it again with the infamous Tiffany & Co. brand.  If you’re a jewelry aficionado you’re pretty familiar with the iconic jewelry store and company already.  Tiffany & Co. was introduced to the world over a century ago by founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany. The “Tiffany Setting” diamond engagement ring was created in the late 1800s and is the well-known design Tiffany & Co. is recognized by.  More than likely if you’ve seen a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring you’ve witness all the greatness that comes along with this distinguished setting. The Tiffany Setting has played a large role in Read More →