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Gemstones come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors and cuts. It’s hard not to fall in love with the vibrant hues and sparkle of these natural treasures. So, if you have a ring that features a gorgeous gem, you’re going to want to make sure it’s secure in it’s setting. You can have a professional jeweler take care of a loose gemstone for you, but it’s not too difficult to actually do it on your own. Here’s how: How to Set a Loose Gemstone Measure the size of the loose gemstone you want to set. Figure out the gemstones’ Read More →

Holidays, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, are the most popular time for engagements. There are several ways to ask your true love to marry you, but before you pop the engagement question there are also several dos and don’ts that you should consider before proposing. Holiday Engagement: Do’s and Don’ts Do’s It is important that you think carefully about how, where and when you plan to propose. Women vary in how they feel about being asked in front of others and your girlfriend may prefer the moment to be special between the two of you as opposed to Read More →

We can only expect the best of the best when it comes to celebrity engagement rings. In fact, we don’t just expect the best, we also expect the BIGGEST. It’s easy to be a little envious of those celebrities carrying around those giant rocks on their fingers, but if you really think about it, those poor girls are probably tired of having to hold up their rings all day! 8 Celebrity Engagement Rings the Require Some Gym Time Beyonce’s 18 carat diamond ring is stunning. The emerald-cut stone reaches nearly all the way to her knuckle – her finger muscles Read More →

Knowing how to clean your engagement ring is crucial to keeping it nice and sparkly. Many people think that simply washing your hands is enough to keep your ring clean, but it just isn’t enough. Here are a few guidelines and tips to help you understand the correct way to care for your engagement ring. A Guide to Cleaning Your Engagement Ring Top 10 Things to Do to Care for Your Engagement Ring When taking part in physical activity or sports, take your ring off ahead of time. This way you not only keep your ring from getting dirty, but Read More →

  WeddingWire, a company that offers technology support for the wedding industry, estimates that a third of all proposals take place between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Jewelers and the wedding industry know the holidays to be a remarkably romantic time of year and push to get buyers to close on an engagement ring. Holiday Savings: Get a Steal of a Deal on an Engagement Ring You might think that the increased demand would make it impossible to find a deal on an engagement ring, but armed with the right knowledge you can still discover great savings. Learn these 3 Read More →

An engagement ring should be as unique as the print on the finger that wears it. The ring is incredibly personal so when choosing between traditional and trendy, you should consider your personality. Traditional vs. Trendy: Which Engagement Ring is Right for You? Choose a Trendy Engagement Ring If… You know you will eventually upgrade your ring. Many couples later change the stones in a ring when they are better able to afford the size they want. You want the latest fashion. You’ve seen Carrie Underwood‘s ring and you want one just like it- go for trendy. You want a Read More →

Did you know that December is the most popular month to get engaged? Maybe its just the mistletoe, but proposing during the holidays has caught on big. Here are 4 trends to take into account when considering a holiday engagement. Holiday Engagement Trends A quarter of all women think the proposal is more important than the wedding. The man probably won’t be planning too much of the ceremony so this is a good time for him to make his mark on the marriage. 50 percent of women would rather the money be spent on the ring and not the proposal. Read More →

Don’t get caught up in all of the hoopla when you go engagement ring shopping – there are no set rules or standards as you shop! There are plenty of myths floating around about what to do when shopping for an engagement ring, but we’re here to put those myths to rest. 5 Myths About Engagement Ring Shopping Myth: Engagement ring shopping is a stressful and frightening shopping experience. Fact: Look at engagement ring shopping like buying a new car. It can be fun! You should explore all options. Just as you research cars that have the best fuel efficiency, Read More →

One of the most exciting times in anyone’s life is when they become engaged. Of course one of the most important parts of the engagement is choosing the right ring. Most likely this ring will be worn for years to come, serving as a symbol of love. Vintage Engagement Rings: Where to Look? Many people want a more unique ring than the designs available at the local jewelry store. Thus, there is a huge interest in vintage engagement rings. So, if you are considering the purchase of one of these rings, where should you look? Well, you have many options—each Read More →

  Engagement ring styles tend to recycle over the decades, with minor changes made every year to bring in a new trend. This year’s trend has been to modernize the vintage styles, since vintage has been making a comeback. Trending Engagement Rings The first trending engagement ring is the “halo.” The halo is basically a solitaire set low, with a ring, or halo, of diamonds around the large diamond. This style makes the ring look bigger and is vintage inspired. The band is also usually thin, but can be plain or have diamonds accentuated into it. Kate Middleton and Natalie Read More →