Pearls are classic. Whether you’re looking for stunning bridal jewelry or a center stone for an engagement ring, they’re universally adored- and have been for centuries! However, with so many kinds of pearls out there, it can make buying them difficult. So, we’ve put together a quick guide to highlight the main differences between freshwater […]Continue reading
Pearls have long been a mainstay in fashion, considered the epitome of elegance. Pearls have been the jewelry of choice for many notable public figures, including Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Jacqueline Kennedy, and members of the British Royal Family. TL;DR: My top trusted online retailer is The Fine Pearls Jewelry via this section of their […]Continue reading
Blue gemstones are growing in their popularity. There are loads of different types to choose from across many different settings – from earrings and bracelets to engagement rings and eternity rings. Blue gemstones in jewelry crop up everywhere – and for a good reason: they’re gorgeous! In light of that, we’re walking through some of […]Continue reading
Light is what gives a diamond its sparkle and brilliance. When light enters the diamond through the different facets, it’s reflected throughout the diamond. The light is viewable in the diamond itself. When light is blocked, it can lead to strips of black or darkened parts of the diamond. This darkened area is called the […]Continue reading
The most common thing you’ll hear when shopping for a diamond ring is the reference to the 4C’s: color, clarity, cut and carat. While other factors and terms are important, and we’ll divulge those as well, knowing the 4C’s is Diamond 101. Up until the mid-20th century, there was no standard by which to judge […]Continue reading
Colored diamonds are becoming quite popular as they are used for a variety of jewelry types. Engagement rings are becoming a trend among new brides, too. This guide to colored diamonds will give you information about the quality and grade of colored diamonds, so you can make a great choice when it comes to buying […]Continue reading
No matter if you’re following the Meaghan Markle and Prince Harry feud between the Royal Family and the British tabloids, the couple is ever-present in the news. Now that includes a signature gemstone and diamond cocktail ring, sure to provide ideas for jewelry for special occasions or even a unique take on engagement rings.
Meghan Markle, who often uses fashion to make social and political statements, aired with Prince Harry on Spotify, wowing in a playful Oscar de la Renta peplum hem dress with large print citrus fruit. While most eyes may have been initially of this plucky dress, what is now capturing attention is the cocktail ring she wore–not only for its style but also for its symbolism.
The pink sapphire cocktail ring features an ethically sourced center stone with accent diamonds,Continue reading
Wedding dresses are often known to be elaborate affairs–many envision a beaded gown, formal tuxedos, and a sweeping ballroom or all-inclusive reception space. But more and more couples are embracing an aesthetic that is arguably the opposite: authentic, natural, and inspired by nature–and that includes the engagement ring. Nature-inspired engagement ring ideas may be hard […]Continue reading
As someone who’s written for the bridal industry for years, I know just how much trends can change– from buying wedding dresses online, to more recent moves towards diamond engagement ring alternatives.
But for 2021, one of the most interesting trends calls for a reversal of the obsession with a clear diamond: couples are opting for salt and pepper diamond rings.
Salt and pepper diamond join many surprising 2021 engagement rings trends, including rings with mixed textures and colors, asymmetrical rings, a move towards color with green, teal, and blue sapphire rings, geometric shapes with baguette cuts, and chunky modern looks. There’s even a move toward three stone engagement rings, which industry experts think may be linked to Meagan Markle’s engagement ring.
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Are you considering buying an emerald cut wedding or engagement stone? We think that’s a wonderful choice! The Emerald cut has a lot to offer its owner in terms of affordability and durability – as such, we are not surprised that this beauty of a cut has earned its place as number 3 in the […]Continue reading