Archive for July 2020

The Pros and Cons of Double Halo Engagement Rings

With the rising popularity of halo engagement rings in recent years, we’ve also seen an uptick in couples seeking out the less common double halo engagement ring. As you probably know, the defining feature of a halo ring is a collection of smaller accent diamonds that circle around the center stone to boost its radiance.…

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Engagement Ring Prongs Explained

Engagement ring prongs play an important role not only in making sure a center stone is as secure as possible, but they also affect the overall look of the ring. Prongs seem like a simple technical part, but suprisingly prongs go through trend cycles as well. For example in the 90s and early 2000s, angular…

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Beautiful Princess Cut Engagement Ring Settings Under $1,700

Style: ER14488S4W44JJ A princess cut engagement ring is once again a popular choice for today’s brides. According to trend research and diamond experts, almost 10% of today’s brides are looking for this fancy shape. This was the hottest shape after the round brilliant in the early 2000s when demand was extremely high. It dipped somewhat…

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Should You Consider Sapphire For Your Engagement Ring?

Gemstone engagement rings offer a bold and striking alternative to traditional diamond rings. And out of the rainbow of possibilities, sapphires are probably the most prized gemstone for adding color to your ring. From celebrities to royalty, many influential couples have chosen engagement rings featuring sapphires for a more unique and personal symbol of their…

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Are Halo Engagement Rings Just a Fad?

If you’ve shopped for an engagement ring recently or kept an eye on the engagement rings chosen by friends and family, then you’re probably familiar with halo engagement rings. Halo settings are cleverly crafted to enhance the center stone and maximize brilliance, so it’s no surprise that this style has become prevalent in recent years.…

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The Best Rose Gold Engagement Ring for Your Personality

Engagement ring shopping is momentous and exciting, but it can also be daunting. When you start out, the options can seem practically endless. The metal is the foundation that anchors the ring, so congratulations on narrowing your search to rose gold! Despite its distinctive hue (ranging from rosy to pink), this precious metal is surprisingly…

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Engagement Ring Shanks (Bands) Explained

If you’ve landed on this blog, you’re likely familiar with what a shank of an engagement ring is, but just in case, the shank, also called the band of the engagement ring, is part of the mounting and the part that wraps around your finger. While the center stone is often considered the main attraction…

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Butterfly Necklaces To Make Your Heart Flutter

The butterfly many believe, are a symbol of great change, rebirth and renewal. The metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly reminds us to let go of old cycles and limitations and to embrace a new way of being. Butterflies are the embodiment of spiritual growth and transcendence. Initially, this spiritual animal represents the birth of an…

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Marine Life: Jewelry For Summer

By Beth Bernstein, Instore Guest Editor There is nothing like the cool blues of the ocean, the feel of your feet in the sand or getting ready to leave a harbor or marina to set sail and feel the cool breeze in your hair. Summer spent by the sea creates lasting memories. This year, as…

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How To Layer Your Necklaces

Layering necklaces has become as iconic as wearing a LBD. It’s been trending for several years and has become the way to wear necklaces. If you got into wearing multiple necklaces early on, today you will almost feel as if something is missing if you don’t have at least three styles graduated two or more inches apart…

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Bold And Gold

For the past two years, we have witnessed a return to the strong sculptural fashion of the 1980s and early on the ready-to-wear runways. In jewelry, this translates into singular statement pieces that can be worn every day. Yet these are meant to be worn with tons of attitude and rather than complementing your clothes,…

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Picture Perfect Lockets

While all jewelry is personal, the locket is perhaps the most personal of all. They are one of those sentimental and romantic pieces of jewelry that hold the image of a loved one, engraved message, or a special memento.  A locket is usually worn as a pendant on a chain, but can also be in…

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Famous Engagement Rings Throughout History

The tradition of gifting a future bride with an engagement ring actually originated in ancient Rome. It was believed that from your left ring finger a thin vein, the “vena amoris”, ran directly to your heart, and adorning this finger was a guaranteed method of preserving “that loving feeling”. Modern science confirms that actually all…

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The Many Promises Behind Promise Rings

While many people give promise rings as a gesture of love and romantic commitment, those aren’t the only reasons people exchange promise rings. The reasons behind exchanging or giving a promise ring often vary, but the intention is basically the same for most people. The giver is making a promise to the wearer about something…

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Ruby: Gem Of Passion

Known for its fiery red color, the ruby gemstone has been nicknamed “the gem of precious stones” as it can command the highest per-carat price of any other colored stone. The small number of rubies that grow large enough to crystallize into quality gems can exceed the price of a diamond that is the same size. Not…

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Are Rose Gold Engagement Rings Just a Fad?

Style: ER14411R4W44JJ and LR5701K45JJ Rose gold, also known as pink gold or blush gold, has become increasingly popular over the last few years. You may have noticed it popping up everywhere from electronics and shoes to home decor to jewelry. This popularity along with its truly enchanting color have inspired many couples to consider a…

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