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As if making the decision to ask your girlfriend to marry you wasn’t overwhelming enough, now you have to worry about making sure you have the right ring size! Don’t freak out, there are plenty of ways you can figure this out. Some require a little more work and sneakiness than others, but think of it as an adventure! 5 Ways to Find Her Ring Size The cheap way of getting out of this situation is to just ask your girlfriend flat out what size ring she wears. Sure, the element of surprise is gone, but at least you got Read More →

That rock on your finger isn’t the only jewelry that you’re going to be sporting on your wedding day. You have to plan ahead of time exactly what necklace you’d like to wear with your wedding gown – this means knowing what pieces will complement your look rather than take it over. To determine the necklace you’ll be wearing on your wedding day, pay close attention to your gown’s details and neckline. Here are a few more tips to help you in your search. Bridal Jewelry Tips Halter and Low-Neckline Gowns Thin drop down necklaces look best with low necklines Read More →

Emerald cut engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular in fashion today. But women are taking this classic style even further with different designs from vintage and unique to modern and timeless. Take a look at some of the new emerald cut engagement ring styles that bride-to-bes are drooling over. Hot New Emerald Cut Engagement Ring Styles Jacob & Co.: This ring features a double pave diamond border and band that will really make a statement! Timeless Designs: Have people talking with this ring, which demands attention with it’s split shank halo and straight baguette side stones. Debeers: This emerald cut Read More →

Every girl is a fan of vintage engagement rings. They are romantic and classic, so proposing to your beau with one is almost a guaranteed “Yes!” Luxury jewelry designers are taking their classic engagement rings and giving them an antique feel to them with art deco details and heirloom qualities such as rose gold and unique architecture. These are eye candy at its finest. Vintage Inspired Engagement Rings Leigh Jay Nacht: This ring is exquisite and dreamy with an old European center cut diamond and antique finish. ArtCarved: Who wouldn’t love this round center stone diamond encircled by a diamond Read More →

Purchasing an engagement ring isn’t something you should take lightly. It’s a large investment, so you should take your time deciding what type of engagement ring is right for your girlfriend, and make sure you are making an educated decision. To clear up any confusion, here are some common engagement rings myths that you can go ahead and forget about to make your shopping a bit easier. Common Myths About Engagement Ring Shopping Engagement rings should cost the equivalent of 2 month’s salary or more. An engagement ring shouldn’t empty out your wallet. Set a budget for yourself and stick Read More →

It takes some preparation to select a birthstone for an engagement ring. First, settle on your budget. Then you need to decide whether you’d like to use a modern birthstone or something more traditional. Here are a few tips to help you when choosing a birthstone for your engagement ring. How to Choose a Birthstone Engagement Ring You should know which birthstone corresponds to each month. Whether you’re using the modern or traditional list, January’s birthstone is garnet, February is amethyst, April is diamonds, May is emeralds, October is opal and November is yellow topaz. By the modern list, March Read More →

You are on display on your wedding day, so it’s important that you look your best. All eyes will be on you, so you’re going to want your hair, dress and accessories to look absolutely perfect. When it comes to choosing the bridal jewelry for your wedding day, just follow these guidelines to help you pick the right pieces. How to Choose Bridal Jewelry Don’t pick jewelry for the sake of wearing jewelry. You may not even need to wear jewelry at all. The style of your dress will determine whether you need jewelry. If your wedding dress is elaborate with Read More →

Now that you’ve decided you want to ask the love of your life to marry you, it’s time for the next big step: the ring! Before you go and buy the shiniest ring in the display case, though, it’s important to know exactly how to shop for the best diamond. No worries, we’re here to give  you a lesson in the 4 Cs to make sure you know when you’ve found the perfect ring for your bride-to-be. A Lesson in the 4 Cs of Diamonds Cut: This describes the finish, proportion and polish of the diamond. The cut will determine Read More →

As you shop around for a diamond engagement ring to present to your girlfriend as you ask her to marry you, you will probably realize that you really don’t know the difference between Asschers and cushions. We are here to help you in your pursuit of the perfect engagement ring. There are 10 basic shapes to choose from, but these five are the most popular among the group. Go ahead and read through each one so that you can determine which shape will suit your bride-to-be. A Diamond Shape for Every Woman Round is for the Classic Girl:
Often referred to Read More →

What Is Diamond Clarity? Diamond clarity describes the absence or presence of flaws inside or on the surface of a diamond. A stone with perfect clarity is rare, and most flaws that do exist can’t be seen without seeing them through a jeweler’s magnifying loupe. A Lesson in Diamond Clarity Terms You Should Know: Diamond Inclusions: These are imperfections, or flaws, inside of a diamond. This includes tiny spots of white, black, or other colors or cracks. Flaws like these may cause no problems at all, but some could cause the stone to split. Diamond Blemishes: Blemishes are flaws on Read More →