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The beautiful Swedish Princess Madeleine is now engaged to her British-American boyfriend Christopher O’Neill! Madeleine, 30, and O’Neill, 38, who met in New York about two years ago, announced their engagement on the royal website this past Thursday. Sweden’s Princess Madeleine and British-American Beau are Engaged! Her parents are King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia and she is the youngest of their 3 children, making her fourth in line to the throne. Madeleine’s future moth-in-law, 72-year-old Eva, is a three time divorcee and a former girlfriend of Prince Charles, so hopefully she won’t be upstaging the bride at the wedding!  Read More →

As you shop for an engagement ring for the woman you plan on spending the rest of your life with, step away from traditional styles and consider something a little more unique: the Asscher cut. This particular style is for brides who love an antique style with a little extra sparkle. To help make your decision a little easier, here are some facts and pros and cons about this cut. Engagement Ring Spotlight On: the Asscher Cut Characteristics of the Cut: Basically, there are two types of Asscher cuts: the standard Asscher cut, which was created by Joseph Asscher in Read More →

Your fiancé spent a good amount of money and time on the perfect engagement ring for you, so to lose it would be pretty devastating. By identifying the most common places to lose your ring, you will become more aware of your surroundings, ultimately keeping your ring safe. The Top 5 Places to Lose an Engagement Ring The beach:
You might as well go ahead and pull out your metal detector if you decided to wear your engagement ring to the beach. The water from the ocean will loosen your skin from the ring and before you know it, your ring Read More →

The time has come for guys to man up and pop the question to their lovely ladies! Before you go and spend your paycheck on a diamond ring, though, consider one of these trendy engagement ring styles to put on your bride-to-be’s finger. The Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles of 2012 Angelina’s quarter-million-dollar ring. This ring might be out of your reach as far as price goes, but you could always opt for something similar to hers. The clean lines of an emerald cut engagement ring are unique, sleek, and are sure to stand out in a crowd. Gemstones. Gemstones Read More →

With fall among us, what better diamond to talk about than the Pumpkin Diamond? This diamond is an incredible 5.54 carats and is rated in color as Fancy Vivid Orange by the Gemological Institute of America. Sure, this may not be as big of a diamond as other famous diamonds, but it is one of the largest Fancy Vivid Oranges the GIA reports having rated and is incredibly unique compared to other orange diamonds due to its intense light color. Spotlight On: The Pumpkin Diamond Originally, the Pumpkin Diamond was mined in Central African Republic and was then imported into Read More →

October is at its end, which means engagement season is coming on fast. If you’re planning to propose then you should already be on your search to find the right ring for the right girl. It’s stressful enough trying to find a ring for the traditional woman, but when it comes to finding one for a girl who’s a little more out of the box, you’re bound to pull out all of your hair. We are here to help – here are a few suggestions for unique engagement rings found on Etsy. Unique Engagement Rings for a Unique Bride Rough Read More →

Choosing the right engagement ring for your loved one can be pretty overwhelming if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. To make things easier, here are some classic styles that never go out of fashion. Top 5 Timeless Engagement Rings A Pop of Color: Yeah, diamonds are great, but some women prefer sapphires or emeralds instead to make them stand out. This, for the groom, is pretty great because they have to worry less about the clarity and more about the color. Ideally, the stone will be evenly colored throughout and since gems are less expensive than diamonds, grooms Read More →

Halloween is only a week away, so in the spirit of the holiday, here are some Halloween themed wedding ideas that are classy and won’t scare off your guests with tackiness. Halloween Themed Wedding Ideas That Won’t Creep You Out The Bridesmaids: To avoid an overwhelming sense of Halloween but still tapping into the holiday, dress the bridesmaids in traditional black dresses with orange bouquets. The Groomsmen: Orange and black striped socks will give the groomsmen just a hint of Halloween underneath their sophisticated wedding attire. The Flower Girl: If you’re looking to have a Halloween theme but aren’t looking Read More →

As you search for a wedding band for your man, you have to consider the kind of metal that should be used that is right for your man. The two metals that are most typical among wedding bands are platinum and titanium, but before you make your decision, there are some benefits and downfalls you need to consider for each. Weighing Your Options with Platinum and Titianium Platinum: This is a white metal and is one of the most expensive of all of the metals. This is for good reason, though, considering it is incredibly durable and strong. Platinum rings Read More →

If you and your man have been talking about getting married, he probably is under a lot of pressure and feeling overwhelmed with finding the right ring for the right girl. To make things easier on him and to make sure you are getting exactly what you want, here are a few ways to let him know exactly what engagement ring you want. 5 Ways to Get the Engagement Ring You Really Want Show Him a Picture: Try and find a way to cleverly show him a picture of your favorite setting, cut, and style. You could leave up a Read More →