Category Archives: Alternatives To The Traditional Diamond Engagement Ring

Just because society accepted white gold or yellow gold settings and a diamond doesn’t mean that has to be the path you travel down. Most people are not the same. Everyone was created differently for a reason. The new trending topic is non-traditional engagement rings. Celebrities such as Halle Berry and Kate Middleton have turned heads with their fabulous engagement rings. Kate Middleton sports her Mother in Law, Princess Diana’s engagement ring. It is a magnificent 18 Carat Sapphire with Round Diamonds encompassing the huge gemstone center stone. Halle Berries ring on the other hand gives us a more ancient egyptian feel. The center stone is a giant Columbian emerald with two diamond accent stones. The ideas are limitless. You can have whichever metal you want, to whichever stone you want and even the shape and size! The big misconception is that you have to get a different color center stone for the ring to be considered “non-traditional” but in reality the setting, metal color and shape of the diamond can give the impression you are different too! Read some of our posts in this category to become more acquainted to the different styles of engagement rings that fit your personality!

When it comes to engagement ring shopping, we all know how frustrating and difficult it can be. Whether you are shopping for your future fiancé, or are one of the many brides to be who are involved in the buying process. Ether way whatever the engagement ring may be, it is a symbol of your loving relationship that will continue to grow in the years to come. If you are like one of the many women who love antique jewelry, then a vintage style engagement ring may just be the perfect fit for you. The focus will be on all Read More →

I never really understood why men never wore an engagement ring before now, the trend was sparked in the late 1920’s by jewelers around the United states. With countless efforts made by major companies such as Macy’s, who tried to promote diamond rings for men but were unsuccessful due to the wide spread assumption of femininity that came along with diamond rings.  According to Urban Dictionary a Mangagemet ring is “an  engagement ring  worn by a man. Often worn by men in a relationship with a more progressive partner. Usually applies to heterosexual couples. Man + Engagement Ring= Mangagement ring” Read More →

Hey fellas, when it comes to buying an engagement ring, whats the best way to go about it? Many women assume that when men are buying the engagement ring, they are purchased brand new. However that is not always the case. Sometimes when buying an engagement ring, it can be best for your budget and your women when it has been what we like to call in the industry “pre-loved”.  Finding the perfect engagement ring can take weeks or even months to find, to speed up the process be sure to do your research so when the time comes to Read More →

Bigger is better! Right? Well not in this case, diamonds can be very expensive to begin with, especially when they get bigger in size. However there are a few tricks to get that small diamond to look like a huge rock! The best part about it, is it doesn’t always require you to spend more cash! We have put together a few tips on how to make your stone look slightly larger while saving you some cash in the process. Cut: Its not the size that counts, but the cut of the diamond that really catches the eye. If you Read More →

Diamond-Alternative Gemstone Engagement Rings Getting more bling for your buck in today’s jewelery market can be difficult, but don’t go digging into your savings just yet. We have some great tips to get your dream ring and save you some cash in the process. Whether it’s a clear stone that is just as sparkly as the real thing, or a colored stone that will set your ring apart from the rest, we’ve come up with some great alternative gems that will look just as gorgeous a real diamond! Aquamarine From the deepest depths of the sea, to the highest point in Read More →

New York Fashion Week Stunning Wedding Dresses You won’t believe what was exposed at New York Fashion Week this year! Only the most stunning designer wedding dresses of the year! We couldn’t keep our eyes of these beauties. From Oscar de la Renta to BCBG Max Azria.  1. Badgley Mischka: The first dress is a stunning Badgley Mischka gold and white dress. The gold accents are really unique and different. We also love the different layers of the skirt. It isn’t one uniform style the whole way down. The neckline is elegant, not too showy. 2. Monique Lhulliar: This is Read More →

Top 7 Gemstones to Look Forward to This Summer Its almost that time of year that most of Americans look forward to: summer. Color Solutions International is just one fashion company that has released the official color swatches of summer. This year warm tones, cool tones and neutrals are fashionable so we have compiled the top 7 gemstones that will help emphasize your style.  1. Aquamarine This gemstones has the pigmentation of green, transparent and blue. What makes this great for the summer time is its light blue tones. Electric blue is one of the colors on the spring/summer list Read More →

Halloween Inspired Engagement Ring Ideas Are you one of the people that loves Halloween? Do you enjoy the spirit of the holiday so much that you want your precious sparkler to be inspired by halloween? We have gotten a few gems together that have a tasteful amount of Halloween and beauty to get your engine turning! This engagement ring has a festive flare to it. The ruby signifies a gothic middle-aged appearance which can be spooky yet beautiful all at the same time. The ruby is oval shaped and is set in a diamond halo mounting. There are two pear Read More →

Newest Trend: Braided Engagement Ring Engagement ring styles come and go, but the latest fashion statement is the braided engagement ring. The ring is intertwining with beautiful pave set diamonds that give the appearance the ring setting is being braided. The ring is a split-shank setting where the two shanks intersect to form a beautiful twist shape. The braiding technique gives this ring a vintage styled look. If it isn’t obvious already Vintage is in! Many jewelry designers such as A. Jaffe and Tacori have made this style predominate and fashionable. Some great things about this type of ring is Read More →