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Engagement and wedding rings are worn all the time as symbols of eternal love and loyalty. However, age, weight, temperature, and other changing circumstances can lead to problems for those who are wearing rings. It’s fairly common to hear about a ring getting stuck on knuckles or cutting off a person’s circulation because it’s gotten too tight for the wearer. So how are you supposed to solve this problem? Here are some tips that will help you get the ring off of your finger. S.O.S.! My Ring is Stuck on My Finger! Lower your body temperature. During the afternoon or Read More →

You’ve heard the horrendous stories.  You may have even been one of those poor bridesmaids who were forced to buy an awful garment that you never wore ever again.  Don’t allow history to repeat itself.  Your bridal party is a reflection of you as the bride and, so they should compliment your look, without taking away from it.  The better your bridesmaids look, the better you look.  Let’s look at how to dress your bridesmaids How to Dress Your Bridesmaids Compliment, don’t imitate.  Make sure the bridesmaid dresses work well with your dress without matching it.  The bridesmaid dresses should Read More →

Diamonds are the most powerful stones because of their overall strength and their universal beauty and elegance. Because of their abilities, fame, and stunning charm, diamonds are the most commonly chosen of all gems. They are mostly common used in engagement rings and are used to symbolize the everlasting love of a couple. However, choosing the right diamond may not be such an easy task. Apart from the 4 C’s (rules which pays attention to color, carat weight, cut and clarity of the diamonds), diamond engagement ring settings are just as important, revealing all of the advantages of the diamond. Read More →

When looking for jewelry to give to your loved one for the holidays, it’s important to know the difference in metal types. For example, if the woman in your life tends to wear gold jewelry, then you probably don’t want to purchase her a silver piece. Sure, it’s easy to tell the difference between silver and gold, but white gold is a different story. Sterling Silver vs White Gold: Which is the Better Option? Gold varies significantly in its purity. For example, 18k gold is 75% pure gold, while 14k is 50% pure gold and 10k is around 41.7% pure Read More →

When it comes time to propose to the woman you love, you want to give her a ring that will wow her, but you do not want to spend too much. Luckily, there are many ways that you can save money when shopping for engagement rings—you just have to be willing to exercise a bit of creativity. Discount Engagement Ring Options If you do not mind purchasing a used ring, a pawnshop or antique shop can offer a wide selection of rings at amazing prices. One of the best things about shopping at this type of retailer is that you Read More →

If you’ve decided that you would rather buy an engagement ring from an online store or pawn shop, you should know how to spot a fake diamond ring. Your girlfriend might not appreciate being proposed to with anything other than the real deal. Sure, you may think you’re an expert at identifying fake gems, but with some of the new diamond facsimiles on the market, even a professional might not be able to spot the imposters. Here are a few things you can do to tell the difference. Tips to Help Avoid Buying a Fake Diamond Ring Ask the seller Read More →

Now that the 2012 is coming to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest celebrity engagements from this year. 6 Big Celebrity Engagements of 2012 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: The oh-so-good-looking Brad Pitt popped the question to his Angelina, with whom he has six kids, with a custom $500,000 16-carat stunner in April. They’ve been together since 2005, declaring that they wouldn’t wed until gay marriage was legalized nationwide – but they changed their minds earlier this year. Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston: The Wanderlust co-stars got engaged in New York City on August Read More →

You never really hear about how much of a task it is to find a wedding ring for your man, but this mind set leads to a lack of preparation and confusion when it comes to making decisions about the ring. Before you go shopping for a wedding band for your band, here are a few things you should know to simplify the process. A Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands Traditional vs. Modern The first thing you should consider when you shop for a wedding band is whether he will prefer a traditional ring or something a little more unconventional. Read More →

Now that 2012 is coming to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the hottest engagement ring trends and styles that have popped up on the fingers of women everywhere. The Hottest Engagement Ring Trends of 2012 Palladium Engagement Rings: Platinum diamond rings have ruled the scene for quite some time, but palladium engagement rings did pretty well in 2012. Palladium looks almost identical to platinum and has similar durability and strength. Palladium is also a great choice for those couples that suffer from metal-related allergies. It’s even pretty inexpensive, so for brides on a budget it’s Read More →

You know that as the new year rolls around, it is time to make some resolutions and commitments to improve your life in 2013. It’s probably the perfect time to think about popping the question to that special someone in your life, but you will want to know what engagement ring trends are in store for 2013. The following styles are sure to please in the new year. Engagement Ring Trends: Looking Forward to 2013 Cushion Cut — This diamond resembles the ever-popular princess cut but takes a creative spin on it. The edges are rounded, so it looks like Read More →