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Ladies, it’s time to move on from your everyday, traditional diamond solitaire engagement rings with a platinum setting. Why not switch it up and try something a little…different? Stand out with an alternative style engagement ring with a hint of the classic style to make your mother-in-law happy. Pick and choose different characteristics and combine them for something unique and gorgeous!  Read more about: Alternatives to the Traditional Diamond Engagement Ring How about a gem that isn’t a diamond? Just because it’s an engagement ring doesn’t mean it has to be holding a diamond – other gems are just as Read More →

Probably the most popular of all engagement ring styles is the solitaire engagement ring, and for good reason. This ring choice represents a bride who is sleek, stylish, and sticks with tradition. A single diamond is placed at the center of the ring, which draws more attention and making the diamond even seem a little bit bigger than it would with other ring styles. The Tiffany mount, named after Tiffany & Co., is very popular for this style and hosts a set of six prongs with hold the diamond safely in place. By holding the diamond in this way rather Read More →

It’s time to pick out an engagement ring, but which metal should you choose? Here’s a little information about each metal to help you make your decision. Platinum: This natural white metal is known for how strong and pure it is. It’s durable, so it’s sure to keep your diamond or gemstone nice and safe and is hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate sensitive skin. Yellow Gold/White Gold: This naturally yellow metal is 70 to 75 percent pure and is turned into white gold when the surface is plated with rhodium. This means, though, that eventually the coating can wear off Read More →

As much fun as it is to go shopping for wedding dresses, now it’s time to accessorize! The only thing you to remember: Don’t overdo it. You’re going to find so many beautiful pieces of jewelry, but you have to resist the temptation and narrow it down to just a couple of items. Just follow these steps and you’ll be stunning as you walk down the aisle. How to Properly Accessorize Wedding Dresses Know what looks good with your gown color. White Gown: Stay away from anything gold, they will clash with your gown. Stick with pearls or platinum. Diamond-white Read More →

Your engagement ring and wedding band should complement each other, but sometimes it’s hard to find ones that go together. Here are a couple of ideas to help you in your search. Simple Solitaire – This style ring is the most versatile to match with a wedding band. However, placing a simple solitaire next to a thin pavé diamond band will give it a little extra sparkle. Pavé Band – Whether your engagement ring features an eternity or half-eternity diamond band, a simple gem-free wedding band will allow your ring to be the head-turner. Three-Stone – Pair your three-stone engagement Read More →