Love & Engagement

Elizabeth Taylor: Every Jewel Tells Her Story

When we think about famous people and jewelry—our thoughts immediately go to the violet-eyed beauty, Elizabeth Taylor. Of all the Hollywood stars, socialites and royals who loved and wore important jewels—Elizabeth Taylor stands out in our mind as a true collector and lover of the sparkle, empowerment, emotional connections and true beauty of the jewelry…

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Beautiful Rose Gold Engagement Ring Settings for Every Budget

Engagement ring metals go through trends much like any other commodity, albeit at a slower pace, but every twenty years or so we see a resurgence in popularity of a new (but actually old) metal color.  Before the 90’s yellow gold was definitely all the rage, just look at your mother and grandmother and it’s…

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Halo Engagement Rings: A Brief History

If you look at many of the most popular styles in modern day, they are influenced by jewelry’s past. Such is the case with the highly coveted halo engagement ring, proving the old adage that ‘whatever old is new again.’ Halo rings were first called cluster rings and date back to the Georgian Era (1714-1837).…

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Rings That Celebrate Love After the Wedding Day

By Tanya Dukes, INSTORE Magazine, Guest Editor Fairy tales and Jane Austen novels usually end with a wedding ceremony. Getting to “I do” marks the beginning of a brand new story. Most of a couple’s memories will be made after the nuptials end and those moments deserve to be celebrated, too. Even if the big…

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Anniversary Ring Ideas for Her

Whether you’ve been married for a short time or about to celebrate your golden anniversary, a new sparkler for your left or right hand, makes for an amazing and memorable gift that can be cherished always.  Depending on how you plan to wear the ring makes a difference in what type of style is best…

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Remounting Your Engagement Ring

Whether you’ve been married for 10 years or about to celebrate your silver anniversary, it’s a common reality that at some point many women want to update their original engagement ring. While you can choose to wait for some major event such as an important anniversary, birthday or some other momentous occasion to upgrade your…

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Read This Before Shopping for an Engagement Ring

Until the 20th century, proposing with an engagement ring was the exception not the rule. The presence of an engagement ring, like many other things, depended on the religion of the couple and their position in society. The modern tradition of giving an engagement ring arose relatively recently – in the first half of the…

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Necklaces For Different Necklines

Ever notice how the most eye-catching necklace becomes an eye-sore when it’s worn with the wrong clothing neckline? Do you do a double take when you see a woman in turtleneck with a choker and you wonder how she is still breathing and not turning blue? Or you are excited by the lariat you see…

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The Past is Present: Art Deco Style is Ready for a Revival

By Tanya Dukes, INSTORE Guest Editor Engagement rings and wedding bands reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties should be on your radar. Art Deco style looks as fresh and wearable today as it did when it first emerged more than a century ago. And that enduring, timeless beauty makes it a particularly appealing choice for engagement…

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Beautiful Pear Shaped Engagement Ring Settings Under $1,800

A pear or teardrop cut stone is a unique choice for an engagement ring and if you’ve chosen or are considering choosing this fancy cut for your ring, you are in the right place. This asymmetrical teardrop shape especially resonates with brides who want something different and due to lower demand you can get this…

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The Pros and Cons of Eternity Rings

How do you promise a love that will last forever? One option is a dazzling diamond eternity band. The name really says it all. The concept of an eternity ring is an unbroken loop of precious metal and gemstones — typically diamonds. Without an end point in sight, these rings create a clear symbol of…

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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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