Posts Tagged ‘engagement rings’

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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I Don’t Like My Engagement Ring, Now What?

You’ve met “your person”, fell madly in love, and thankfully the feelings are mutual. The next thing you know he is down on one knee in a most romantic fashion, your heart is beating with anticipation; this is the moment you’ve been imagining since at least your teen years! As you look down and see…

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How Ring Jackets Change a Ring Instantly

Celebrate your loved one or treat yourself to a timeless ring accessory: the ring jacket. What makes an engagement ring even more of an intriguing conversation piece is accessorizing it. Ring jackets, also known as ring wraps or ring enhancers, are a unique way to accentuate your ring finger. They offer two decorated bands that…

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Designing Your Own Engagement Ring

One of the coolest things about living in the 21st century is how individualized our options are becoming. Everything is more and more customized to your unique, specific needs and preferences. From skincare to haircare to clothing to the digital content we consume, companies are fully embracing individuality. If the 21st century had a slogan…

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The Bypass Engagement Ring, an Architectural Delight

Designers, architects and jewelers often draw inspiration from art and nature to craft truly unique and extraordinary creations.  Those who appreciate art in all aspects of life may gravitate towards an engagement ring that looks like a work of art and is not characterized by a strict observance of symmetry. These rings are intended for…

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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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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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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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