Not every person is satisfied with the same old engagement ring in the champagne glass at a fancy restaurant proposal. For those of you looking for something a little more out of the box, here are some ideas to make that special night one to remember. Think about what kind of personality you have as a couple. Are you itching for adventure? Try popping the question in a hot air balloon! Consider all of the characteristics the two of you share and go from there. Are you and your honey a little more quirky? A scavenger hunt is perfect for Read More →

Whether you aren’t engaged or already have your ring, there’s no harm in checking out the gorgeous modern or vintage engagement ring trends of 2012. Take a look at what’s hot this year. Here they are: Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends of 2012 Classic Color There are all kinds of colors to choose from when looking for the right ring. Rings such as Kate Middleton’s sapphire ring made women go wild over colored gemstones this year. From pink-hued diamonds to rubies and sapphires to mandarin garnets, you can’t go wrong going with a colored engagement ring.   Texture Now, this trend has Read More →

Matt Grevers Proposes Leave it to a Gold Medalist to raise the bar for everyone else! And Matt Grevers did it with style ~ If you’ve been trying to catch your fair share of the Summer Olympic Games streaming all the way from London this year, you might’ve heard of U.S. Olympic swimmer, Matt Grevers. He set a record in this year’s Olympic 100-meter backstroke, and has had a good amount of buzz following him ever since he proposed to fellow swimmer, Annie Chandler, this past February at the Missouri Grand Prix. Just days before Valentine’s Day this past year, Read More →

Choosing a Diamond: A Step-by-Step Process for Dummies The time has come for you to purchase the ring that your future wife will be wearing as long as you both shall live. However, if you don’t know much about diamonds, it’s important that you do your research and learn all that you can. You need to familiarize yourself with what determines the cost of a diamond, The four C’s: Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat. Click to see a chart of all cuts. CUT – When cut correctly, the diamond reflects light from one facet to another, then distributes through to the Read More →

Okay guys, if you’re reading this, it seems as though you may be a little bit lost about choosing that right ring for your girl. Chances are you haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to any particular piece of jewelry, well, ever. So how are you supposed to decide what will be right for your woman? Here’s a little advice for you. Take some time to learn a little bit about diamond rings. Go online and read up on the four C’s: Cut, clarity, color and carat. Try to pick up on some of the more important sounding words Read More →

From Raymondleejewelers.net/blog:   5 CREATIVE WAYS TO ASK YOUR BRIDESMAIDS You’ve been asked. You said yes! Now it’s your turn to pop the question. Much like a party invitation, the way you invite your girls to be your maids can set the tone for your bridal party. Make them say yes to the dress with one of these 5 creative ways to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding. The Bridesmaid Survival Kit Source: raymondleejewelers.net via Craig on Pinterest via www.lipglossandheels.com Visit your local craft store and pick out a cute box or bag.  Inside put all the essentials Read More →

9 of the Most Expensive Engagement Rings A typical girl is more than happy to have a 1 carat diamond for her engagement ring. However, the woman we have listed here are your typical girls. Check out these crazy, beautiful and extravagant engagement rings they received from their beaus! Beyonce’s engagement ring, given to her by her now hubby, Jay-Z, is one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious rings. It is accompanied by an 18 carat emerald cut diamond, worth an outrageous $5 million! It is rated “IF,” meaning it is flawless, and has an “E” color rating giving Read More →

Engagement Ring Shopping So you’ve found the girl of your dreams and it’s time to pop the question. You’ve prepared well and have everything planned perfectly: the place, the diamond, the heartfelt speech…but wait, you forgot one important factor. What the hell is her ring size? Well don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to help you secretly figure out the ring size for your future fiancée. Phone a friend: always a useful lifeline. Get a friend or family member of your girlfriend on the phone. They may by some chance have purchased a ring for her before for a special Read More →

Ever wonder how creative you can get with an engagement ring? Luckily, some celebs have already paved the way for some quirky, untraditional rings that almost make the “normal” engagement rings look, for the lack of a better word…. Boring. But hey, you don’t have to take our word for it. You be the judge—are these rings sweet and stylish or tacky and tasteless? Fit for a… villain? Rebecca Romijn, also known as the wicked blue beauty Mystique from the X-Men movie series, shows off her dangling diamond engagement ring. Because she had to get her ring re-sized when she was pregnant, she Read More →