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November 11, 2020

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UPDATED 44+ Celebrity Engagement Rings (and how you can get their look)

At first glance, it's hard to top the blinding gleam of red-carpet-worthy celebrity engagement rings.  It can be overwhelming when ring envy kicks in and you see a massive fancy cut diamond classic solitaire or one of those beautiful romantic rose gold engagement rings (and lots of halo engagement rings in between). However, there is always a way for you to get the same look without the price tag.  You just need to be willing to design your own ring, borrowing inspiration from the rings you admire the most!  

To get started you need to look at what makes the ring(s) you love stand out. Then it's a simple matter of dissecting the ring's center stone, setting, and ring shank (the band portion of the ring) to find your recipe for perfection.  Here are some of today's most popular celebrity engagement rings and our thoughts on how you can make their ring your own! 

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Sapphire Blue and Gold Wedding Ideas

"Rich and luxurious," is the perfect description for a gold and sapphire wedding theme!  When it comes to planning your luxury wedding, look for rich gemstone hues, like sapphire, ruby, or emerald to compliment gold gleaming gold accents.  Here are some of my favorite examples, as well as the brilliant wedding vendors behind them. 

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November 11, 2020

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A Flower Wedding Ring Inspired By Real Flowers

A flower wedding ring is the only bouquet from your wedding day that will last a lifetime.  These blossoms will never wilt or fade away.  From rose buds to dogwood blossoms, from soft blush rose gold tones to rich yellow gold, flower wedding rings have something for everyone!  Here are my top tips to buying a romantic flower wedding ring for your special day!

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November 11, 2020

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The Truth of Vintage Engagement Ring Settings

Are you tempted to shop for vintage engagement ring settings? Do you love the romance of vintage rings? Are you enchanted with the breathtaking beauty of their details?

Sure, they may be beautiful to look at, romantic to own, and just waiting to slip on your finger, but the reality is they are used rings. Therefore, along with the romance is the potential for costly long term maintenance, emotional headaches, and a lifetime of frustration.

If you love antique ring settings, then there is absolutely a place for them. However, that place should not be as your engagement ring (or wedding rings).  Here's why; engagement rings (and wedding rings) need to stand up to daily abuse everyday for the rest of your life, including:

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November 11, 2020

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Top 5 Wedding Band Styles: Matching Wedding Bands to Ring Guards

This is an exciting time, filled with dreaming, planning, and bringing your vision to life. However, for many brides and grooms all the planning, budgeting, and making big decisions (on topics you are not familiar with) can be overwhelming.  While we may not be able to help you find your perfect venue, dress, or bouquet, we can help take the stress of out of wedding band shopping.  Here are 5 timeless wedding band looks to help narrow your search and find the right ring! 

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November 11, 2020

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Why Estate Engagement Rings Don't Always Make For GOOD Engagement Rings

The popularity of antique style rings has exploded over the past decade, especially with brides-to-be hoping for unique engagement rings.  However, as vintage bridal trends grew, some brides were left wanting more individuality in their rings and looked to authentic estate engagement rings as an alternative.

Learning what details authentic estate engagement rings possess will help you find your perfect ring.  My blog, "New Vintage Engagement Rings" has lots of great ideas, tips, and pointers to get you the perfect ring.  You can read it here. 

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November 10, 2020

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Two Wedding Bands: Ring Guard Styles You Will Love

Since ring guards are just mirror sets of wedding bands, any wedding band, when worn as a pair, can be used as a ring guard set; even if it does not have the angled profile.  Here are some examples of popular wedding bands that could be worn as ring guards.  Please note, that while these rings are shown as a pair they do retail individually.

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