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From Raymondleejewelers.net/blog:   5 CREATIVE WAYS TO ASK YOUR BRIDESMAIDS You’ve been asked. You said yes! Now it’s your turn to pop the question. Much like a party invitation, the way you invite your girls to be your maids can set the tone for your bridal party. Make them say yes to the dress with one of these 5 creative ways to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding. The Bridesmaid Survival Kit Source: raymondleejewelers.net via Craig on Pinterest via www.lipglossandheels.com Visit your local craft store and pick out a cute box or bag.  Inside put all the essentials Read More →

9 of the Most Expensive Engagement Rings A typical girl is more than happy to have a 1 carat diamond for her engagement ring. However, the woman we have listed here are your typical girls. Check out these crazy, beautiful and extravagant engagement rings they received from their beaus! Beyonce’s engagement ring, given to her by her now hubby, Jay-Z, is one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious rings. It is accompanied by an 18 carat emerald cut diamond, worth an outrageous $5 million! It is rated “IF,” meaning it is flawless, and has an “E” color rating giving Read More →

Engagement Ring Shopping So you’ve found the girl of your dreams and it’s time to pop the question. You’ve prepared well and have everything planned perfectly: the place, the diamond, the heartfelt speech…but wait, you forgot one important factor. What the hell is her ring size? Well don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to help you secretly figure out the ring size for your future fiancée. Phone a friend: always a useful lifeline. Get a friend or family member of your girlfriend on the phone. They may by some chance have purchased a ring for her before for a special Read More →

Ever wonder how creative you can get with an engagement ring? Luckily, some celebs have already paved the way for some quirky, untraditional rings that almost make the “normal” engagement rings look, for the lack of a better word…. Boring. But hey, you don’t have to take our word for it. You be the judge—are these rings sweet and stylish or tacky and tasteless? Fit for a… villain? Rebecca Romijn, also known as the wicked blue beauty Mystique from the X-Men movie series, shows off her dangling diamond engagement ring. Because she had to get her ring re-sized when she was pregnant, she Read More →

What should an Engagement Ring Cost? Have you ever heard a man say that? Yep… Here’s that question and a few others we hear a lot ~ How can you help him find the right ring? You want the fairy-tale wedding and the romantic proposal, but he’ll need something to put in that box when he gets down on one knee. While ring-shopping together isn’t exactly traditional it’s a good way to show him what styles appeal to you and for you both to feel out an appropriate engagement ring cost. Besides, marriage is a partnership- doesn’t it make sense to Read More →

Engagement rings can vary widely in price but are typically one of the largest purchases you will make in your life. The average cost of engagement rings in 2012 is roughly $5,000 but many celebrities have splurged well in excess of that sum- perhaps not the best investment since the average celeb wedding seems to last about a week. We’re looking at you Kim Kardashian! Source: rothemcollection.com via Craig on Pinterest Jessica Alba‘s 5-carat ring cost beau Cash Warren $90,000. You probably won’t be buying a ring that expensive but we hardly think it unreasonable given her income. Jennifer Garner‘s Read More →

There Are Engagement Ring Fashion Rules!? You know she’s the perfect girl for you. She makes you smile, she makes you laugh and you have fallen head over heals in love with her. You also know that the next step is to go engagement ring shopping. This can be a daunting task, as engagement ring fashion can seem a bit overwhelming at first. But never fear, you know your girl and the rest will come easy as long as you follow these style tips. Take a peak at the rest of her jewelry. Does she wear yellow or white gold? Read More →

When you are a celebrity, you tend to live life large. That means bigger cars, bigger houses and yes, even bigger engagement rings. When it comes to celebrity engagement rings, the motto is often go big or go home — and it better be a ring that no one has ever seen before. “Anna’s Engagement Ring is a huge 11 carat Pink Pear Cut with Trillion side diamonds. Fiance Enrique Iglesias and Anna purchased the ring in Australia and it is estimated to cost near $2,500,000.00. The ring was created by Argyle.” Courtesy of miadonnadiamondblog.com   Celebrity engagement rings range from the extremely gaudy Read More →

If your love with that special someone is like something out of a romance novel from the past, you probably want to celebrate your love with a vintage style. Vintage rings are the latest trend in engagement rings, and there are many different styles to choose from. The following are three things to look for when shopping around for vintage engagement rings. 3 Ways to Identify Vintage Engagement Rings Look at the shape of the main stone. The stone, most likely a diamond, will often have a particular shape that identifies the decade or period it is from. Consider the Read More →

  There has been increased hype about a new trend in engagement rings, putting the traditional metal of choice into question. Recently there has been a rise in the sales of platinum engagement rings over gold rings, and there has to be some reason why. Here are some of the benefits:   Price: According to Forbes, the price of platinum has very recently dropped below the price of gold. Platinum, mirroring the appearance of white gold, has an advantage over the popular metal right now because of its price, which, of course,  is a main factor when it comes to picking out a Read More →