Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Sure, diamonds are forever, but if your ring setting doesn’t hold up, then what’s the point of having a diamond? You would be heart broken to look down at your hand and see a set of empty prongs where your stunning diamond should be. If this has ever happened to you, then you are well aware of this hopeless feeling as you search through your couch cushions. Even worse, many insurance policies don’t cover accidental loss or flawed settings. The best way to avoid this disaster is to check the setting on your diamond ring on a regular basis and Read More →

Just because you don’t go digging in the garden everyday doesn’t mean that you’re keeping your engagement ring looking its best. Simply using hand lotion or styling your hair with hairspray is enough to leave a nasty film on your ring that could cause damage if you don’t clean your ring often enough. By leaving the grime on your ring, the diamond will appear to be dull and lack luster. Just washing your hands regularly isn’t enough to get your ring shining like the day you received it. Here are some tips to guide you as you bring your diamond Read More →

You probably have plenty running through your mind now that you’ve decided to propose to your beau, but one of those things shouldn’t be worrying about starting off your marriage in debt. We’ve all heard the old “two months salary” rule – but frankly, that’s an old school mindset. You may believe that the amount of money that you spend on an engagement ring directly correlates to how devoted you are to your bride-to-be, but this just isn’t the case. Spend an amount of money that you feel comfortable with. Here are a few tips to help you stay on Read More →

Even if you see yourself as a truly traditional bride, there’s still probably at least one wedding ceremony upgrade in this list that you would consider. 10 Old-School Wedding Rules You Can Ditch Your wedding dress should be white. Your dress can still be white or ivory, but don’t be afraid to add a little bit of color with a sash, cardigan, pair of shoes or piece of jewelry. If you’re really feeling brave, you may even consider a champagne, blush or nude dress – these are huge right now, enhancing your ensemble with an understated uniqueness. You have to Read More →

Not too long ago we heard about Jesse James proposing for about the hundredth time – and now it’s time for one of his exes to walk down the aisle. Kat Von D was proposed to by her on again off again beau Dance DJ Deadmau5. You may be wondering how he popped the question to the tatted up babe. Were there candles and flowers? Did he get down on one knee? Well, not exactly. In fact, Deadmau5 asked her to marry him in a pretty nontraditional way – via Twitter.  Interesting way to get engaged, huh? Kat Von D Read More →

Choosing an engagement ring can be a daunting process, but the ethical implications of deciding on which stone to get can make the process just that more intimidating. Unique engagement rings are pretty easy to come by – ethical and eco-friendly engagement rings, on the other hand, require a little more exploration. Here are some tips and ideas on how to choose an eco-friendly engagement ring: Choosing an Eco-Friendly Engagement Ring Do your research Most of the world’s diamonds are mined at large industrial mines that have terrible impacts on the environment. Colored gemstones mostly arrive on our markets from Read More →

Radiant engagement rings provide the flash of brilliant round diamond rings in a square cut. If you’re looking for an engagement ring style and aren’t sure if this is the right one for you, just keep reading! This helpful guide provides you with information on characteristics of the radiant cut, pros and cons, best settings for radiant cut engagement rings and some extra shopping tips. Is a Radiant Engagement Ring Right for You? Characteristics of the Radiant Cut: The radiant cut is a mixed cut, which combines the stunning beauty of the round brilliant with a square shape and trimmed Read More →

American Idol star Kelly Clarkson is ready to tie the knot with her beau Brandon Blackstock! Clarkson announced the engagement via Twitter along with a picture of the massive rock that Blackstock proposed to her with.  Kelly Clarkson Engaged!  Let’s take a look: Kelly Clarkson Engaged Kelly Clarkson proudly tweeted the picture of her bling along with plenty of details. She excitedly said, “It’s a canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt! They did an amazing job! I can’t wait to make Brandon’s ring with Johnathon as well!”  Who wouldn’t be ecstatic over a Read More →

Men are under a lot of pressure when picking out that perfect engagement ring. Many see the ring as a symbol of the depth of the love for the woman they are about to marry. The engagement ring may represent your love and commitment to your fiancé, but it isn’t something that you should leave you in a ton of debt. Here are some things to consider when buying an engagement ring: Buying an Engagement Ring Without Breaking the Bank Know your budget: Don’t get wrapped up in the two-month’s salary hoopla. Decide what is a doable amount of money Read More →

Do you know the difference between platinum and palladium? If not, that’s okay – here is a guide to help you decide what metal is right for your engagement ring. Which Engagement Ring Metal is Better for Your Taste? Platinum: This is a rare, natural white metal that’s known for its strength and purity. Platinum is typically 95-percent pure. Platinum’s density makes it very durable, so it will keep your diamond or other gemstone nice and secure. It’s also hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate your sensitive skin. When platinum scratches, very little metal lost, so your ring will endure years Read More →