Love & Engagement

Top Twelve Engagement Ring Trends for 2022

Well it’s that time of the year again where I round up the hottest bridal trends for 2022. Many are a continuation from 2021 but some new trends have emerged as well. Read below for the latest and greatest! 1. New Solitaires Sure they’ve dominated for the past three years and there are many benefits to…

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Unique East West Engagement Ring Settings

Couples looking for a non-traditional engagement ring option are increasingly drawn to east-west settings. Though they’ve been around for a while, east-west settings are currently trending and becoming more widely available. Read on to learn more about what sets this fashionable yet practical alternative apart. What is an east west engagement ring? An east west…

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His and Hers Matching Wedding Bands

Found the love of your life? Check! Magical proposal? Check! Wedding date set? Check check! It’s time to pick out your wedding bands, together! If you’re set on getting complementing wedding bands but not sure about your options read below to learn more. Most women in the US prefer wedding bands that sit perfectly flush…

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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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Unique Features of Contemporary Engagement Rings

Find your ideal modern engagement ring setting for an exceptional bride with unique taste Pinpointing your engagement ring is quite an undertaking, but a highly anticipated time in your life. Many start with their style and how it will parallel with their bridal jewelry. Now more than ever we are exposed to various fashions unfolding…

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The Next Wave of Wedding Jewelry

By Tanya Dukes, INSTORE Guest Editor Engagement rings and wedding bands, jewels that celebrate lasting love and are intended for long-term wear, usually feature pretty timeless design. Everlasting love and disposable, flash-in-the-pan trends seem somehow…incompatible. Still, the world of commitment jewelry evolves, if slowly, with certain design elements coming into favor or fading way to…

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The Timeless Elegance of Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

WHAT is and emerald cut? Emerald cuts can be easily identified by their elongated, rectangular form with precisely cut corners. They have small rectangular facets that resemble stairs or steps, differentiating them from the more common brilliant cuts. The emerald cut has 58 facets (25 crown, 8 girdle and 25 pavilion). Though these step cut facets still…

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Stylish Round-Cut Engagement Ring Settings Under $3,000

Looking for an outstanding engagement ring that doesn’t empty your wallet? Yes, it is possible. You can have the best of both worlds with a unique and fair-priced engagement ring. There are many options from different diamond carats, shapes, and decorated ring bands. Allocating for your ideal engagement ring is always in vogue.  Play around…

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Rose Gold Wedding Bands for Men

Accessorizing for formal menswear has traditionally focused on neutral precious metals like platinum, white gold, and yellow gold variations…. but what about rose gold? Long since been associated with femininity, (yes, it is pink!) rose gold has had a resurgence as a complementary color for both masculine and feminine styles alike.   Lately rose gold is…

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A Guide for Buying The Perfect Men’s Wedding Band

For most men, a wedding band will be the first piece of jewelry he will wear consistently, if not daily, therefore comfort and style are both of equal consideration. Although most men tend to gravitate toward the traditional wedding band, design has come a long way and in the 21st century, men are stepping out…

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Curved Wedding Bands Are Getting Their Turn in the Spotlight

By Tanya Dukes, INSTORE magazine, Guest Editor The straight and narrow has its appeal, but it can be delightful to be thrown a curve every once in a while, to take a detour from the traditional choice. That’s certainly the case when talking wedding bands. A subtly contoured band has benefits that might be the best fit for…

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Oceanic Beauty of Sapphire Engagement Rings

A guide to Gabriel & Co.’s deep blue sapphire rings as a nontraditional engagement ring choice. A beautiful way to showcase your love and devotion when shopping for an engagement ring is by choosing a colorful alternative to the diamond: a deep blue sapphire. Gabriel & Co. even offers different types of engagement rings that…

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Three-Stone Halo Engagement Ring Styles for 2021

If you’re a “more is more” kinda gal then you’re probably dreaming of a knockout engagement ring that really stands out. Rings that combine two popular designs: the halo and the three stone, are called “three stone halo”.  If you love both looks but can’t decide which suits you best, you don’t have to compromise…

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Wedding Rings Revisited: Remount Styles To Refresh Your Ring

by Tanya Dukes, INSTORE Magazine, Guest Editor Remounts are a simple way to make an heirloom diamond or other gemstone feel brand new. Diamonds are forever, but the rings they’re set in don’t have to be. It’s never a bad thing to take another look at the pieces that are part of your collection and…

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The Top 7 Engagement Ring Center Stone Shapes

When you begin the search for the engagement ring of your dreams, one of the best places to start is the center stone shape. The center stone is of course the main focal point of the ring, and before you choose the engagement ring setting or a wedding band, you’ll want to be able to…

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