Posts Tagged ‘engagement rings’

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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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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Sapphire: Gem of Loyalty

Sapphire the birthstone of September – a gemstone that has been cherished for thousands of years. Although sapphire typically refers to the rich blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, this royal gem occurs in a rainbow of hues. Sapphires come in every color except red, which earn the classification of rubies instead. At this…

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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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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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High Set vs Low Set Engagement Rings

Welcome to the exciting world of engagement ring shopping. If you are reading this blog we can safely assume that you’re well into the educating yourself stage and so, much kudos to you! It may feel overwhelming with all the new terminology you are uncovering, who knew there was so much to consider! The center…

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The Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

If you’re just starting your engagement ring journey, you’re probably encountering some new lingo and perhaps general information overload. An engagement ring may look pretty straight forward but it is actually comprised of many different parts. Each area has its own technical term, commonly used by jewelers and serves a unique purpose. Let’s explore some…

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Renewing Your Ring: Vows to Create a Change of Design

If you are feeling guilty about hankering for a new look/mounting for your engagement ring, then consider this, you are in good company when it comes to updating your ring. Two style icons did it: The Duchess of Windsor and Jacqueline Kennedy. After a certain number of years, women’s taste changes, styles change with the…

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The Chevron Engagement Ring Trend

In the world of engagement and wedding rings, trends are usually more long-lasting than say nail polish or shoe trends, and for good reason. The engagement ring is meant to stand the test of time. However new trends do emerge and one in particular that I am really loving these days is the chevron engagement…

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Colorful and Unique Engagement Rings on a Budget

When you’ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with and are ready to pop that famous big question, you’re on your way to the unique journey of engagement ring shopping. In terms of available options in the 21st century, sky is the limit, however many people find themselves on…

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A Fine Vintage: A Selection of Classic Engagement Rings

Antique and vintage engagement rings have become more and more popular as women desire individuality and the charm and character that is inherent to a ring with a previous life. But some women who love the look of the jewels of bygone eras are also superstitious about wearing a ring that has a story to…

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The Difference Between a Wedding Ring and an Engagement Ring

Weddings and betrothals are rich with tradition and symbolism. Two of the most prominent symbols associated with these exciting milestones are wedding and engagement rings. What many people don’t realize until they think about taking these steps is that the two rings have different purposes and meanings. Today we’ll clear up any confusion around these…

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Learn More About Vintage Engagement Rings

Style #: ER10434W44JJ Each one of our vintage-inspired engagement rings is an heirloom-quality piece that you’ll want to pass down for generations. Intricately handcrafted details like milgrain edges, delicate scrollwork and graceful engraving give these styles that old-world aesthetic. Though they’re not yet decades old, these vintage style engagement rings have a uniquely elegant and…

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Full Cut Diamonds Vs. Single Cut Diamonds

The cut of a diamond greatly impacts the sparkle, brilliance, and beauty of a diamond, making it one of the biggest factors in determining the price of a diamond. Round diamonds are usually cut single or full. Diamonds that are not round, come in a variety of different shapes called ‘fancy cuts’ and have a varying number of facets. The single cut and full cut in round diamonds refer to the faceting of the diamond, especially in smaller sizes that are most often used as accents in engagement rings or in fine fashion jewelry that do not have center stones. The different characteristics of each cut affect the price of the diamond jewelry you are looking to purchase.

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