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Tiffany & Co. engagement rings or non-name brand engagement rings?  Seems like an easy choice since one of the two is a recognized luxury bridal line. You’re not alone in assuming that just because an engagement ring is designer brand that the quality will be better all around. Although, it isn’t true (not at all actually).  The reason you end up paying, what seems like a fortune, more for your Tiffany & Co. engagement ring is because well, you’re paying for the brand. Today, you’re in for a treat.  We’re going to explore how you can get a similar ring Read More →

How Much Should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How much should your man shell out on an engagement ring, it all really depends. According to American Express Spending and Savings Tracker the average amount spent on an engagement currently is $2,311. But this is all relative. According to Glamour Magazine the normal price ranges to $5,229. When 1500 adults were surveyed, 25% said that it was appropriate to spend between $2,000 to $4,999. There is another theory that a man should spend 3- months salary. Depending on his income or debt this can all be different. So what should Read More →

The World’s Most Expensive Jewelry Jewelry has become more than just a fashion statement. Owning a piece of jewelry is stating your elegance to society and people are becoming more obsessed with making sure they spend the most for their diamonds and gems. Here is a list of what is currently the most expensive jewelry in the WORLD.  1. The “Pink Graff” Diamond Engagement Ring This ring is a staggering 46 million dollars and was sold in November of 2010. The ring has a type II colored diamond that has perfect rating. This ring is so opulent that it is estimated Read More →

Holly Madison is Engaged!  Holly Madison has had a big year this year. She not only gave birth to her daughter Rainbow Aurora three months ago in March, now she is engaged to her baby daddy Pasquale Rotella. On Holly’s official blog she announced that she is ready to marry Rotella. On June 24th she posted about the engagement saying “I got engaged on Sunday,” and continued to write “My fiance was so wonderful in creating such a romantic night! He proposed to me at the top of the Ferris wheel at EDC Las Vegas.” The former girl next door and Read More →

5 Engagement Rings Under $1000 Dollars So you want to find a timeless engagement ring but don’t have the funds to splurge yet. A lot of couples who decide to get married have been buying starter engagement rings and later upgrading to a more expensive piece. Here are 5 Engagement Rings that are under $1000 to help you save! This Engagement ring is a 0.23 Carat Princess Cut diamond set in a 14k whit gold mounting. It is classified as a solitaire engagement ring. The diamond is G/H in color ans SI in clarity. This is a good grading for Read More →

How to Design Your own Engagement Ring for Less  Many people assume that because you are making your engagement ring custom it is going to cost you a fortune. In all actuality you are going to be saving thousands if you decide to customize your own engagement ring. The first step: Choose the setting you want for your ring. Most jewelry stores have a display of diamond mounting with the stone missing. Another option that some jewelry stores offer is taking the diamond out of its setting and selling you just the mounting. One you have the overall design of Read More →

Spotlight on: Vera Wang LOVE Collection at Zales Vera Wang is more commonly known as one of the top designers in the bridal world. Her gowns are elegant and stylish, but the price can be the budget of your whole wedding combined! Vera recently branched her bridal company out to Zales to sell a line of bridal jewelry. The amazing thing about this new collection is that the prices start at $1,999 (which is incredible for an engagement ring). There are over 50 styles to choose from. Besides making engagement rings there is also a great portion of matching wedding Read More →

Most Expensive Gemstone Engagement Rings Gemstone engagement rings are becoming the newest trend of 2013. The glistening colored stones are making such an impact on the bridal market that they are no longer the type of stones you settle to lower the cost of your overall ring. The top four most expensive engagement rings are owned by celebrities such as Halle Berry, Jessica Simpson and more. She has made a comeback in Hollywood, and not for singing. Jessica Simpson is a fashion with amazing taste in shoes, clothing and of course jewelry. Her engagement ring is customarily designed for her Read More →

Buying an Engagement Ring Without Breaking the Bank When a couple first starts out the money can usually be tight. When women are looking for engagement rings they want a big statement diamond and a fabulous setting. Being able to get your girlfriend the ring of her dreams without breaking the bank may seem like a far stretched dream, but it is actually achievable. The Metal Don’t get a ring set in platinum. Platinum is one of the most sturdy, yet expensive metals on the market. Per pennyweight (DWT) platinum is currently selling for $42.55, silver is only going for Read More →

Super Easy Tips to Test if Your Diamond is Real If you ever buy a diamond and have  doubts about whether it is authentic or not there are some easy remedies to ease your mind. Some tips to keep in mind for spotting a fake diamonds is that diamonds can scratch sandpaper or a sheet of glass. Some fakes are made more precise and professional so scraping it on various objects might not work. Also keep in mind that a real diamond does not show up on an X-ray scanner!It also doesn’t react to heat. Now some fun activities you Read More →