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December 29, 2016

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November Birthstone: Citrine

Citrine Birthstone Jewelry
Giving Birthstone Jewelry?
Citrine is one of the November Birthstones.
December 29, 2016

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Jewelry that says 'Love'

love jewelry

Jewelry is given for a number of reasons, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones.  The common denominator in all these gifts is love.  You give because you love.  Here are 5 gifts that define love, both literally and figuratively.

 

cupids arrow ring

Love Jewelry #1: Cupid's Arrow Ring

As the god of love, affection, and attraction, who wouldn't want to be struck by Cupid's arrow?  Especially, when given by someone you love.  This gorgeous arrow ring wraps around the finger with sparkling diamonds.  It's modern in its design and timeless in its meaning.  

symbolic jewelry

Love Jewelry #2: Simple Gold Wedding Bands

A simple gold wedding ring symbolizes the eternity of love. Just like love, it has no beginning and no end, and will continue forever.  Therefore, giving a symbolic ring such as a simple gold band is a profound statement of love.  

 

diamond heart necklace

Love Jewelry #3: Heart Necklaces

A heart is the most recognizable symbol of love.  Be it a small gemstone heart pendant or a large diamond heart necklace, the meaning is obvious.

 

rose gold wedding bands

Love Jewelry #4: A Bouquet To Last A Lifetime

Why give a bouquet that will last a few days, when you can give a bouquet to last a lifetime?  These beautiful 14kt rose gold bands with green gold leaves can be worn as fashion rings or wedding bands (who doesn't love rose gold wedding bands?).  Both the roses and leafs are struck separately, hand assembled by a team of expert jewelers, die struck to create a finished band, and then hand engraved to bring out the details.  These rings are truly a labor of love, ideal for the one you love.

gemstone heart necklace

Love Jewelry #5: Gemstones Are For Love

Gemstones are a great way to personalize jewelry.  Here are just a few ways you can use gem jewelry to show your partner how much you love them:

  • Your Birthstone - Giving your partner your birthstone can be symbolic of giving them your love.  
  • Both Birthstones - Another romantic use of birthstone gem jewelry is giving your partner jewelry with two stones; your birthstone and their birthstone.  This symbolizes the joining your lives together.
  • Using the birthstones as representation of a special date in your relationship is another use of gem jewelry.  By giving jewelry with the stone of the month you met, started dating, etc., you can commemorate that moment forever.
  • Picking a symbolic color is another romantic way of selecting gem jewelry.  For example, red is symbolic of love, therefore, red colored gemstones such as garnet, rhodolite, and ruby would all convey the meaning of love.

Comment below with your ideas on how to give 'Love'.

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December 29, 2016

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Rose Gold Engagement Rings (Get Creative)

Rose gold engagement rings

 

Trend Alert: Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Today, countless brides are bringing their visions of rose gold engagement rings to life. It's a trend that looks amazing in everything, from vintage engagements rings to timeless classic solitaire engagement ring settings.  Either in all pink gold or a mixed metal combination with yellow, white, or green gold.  You simply can't go wrong.  

"How do I begin to find the perfect rose gold engagement ring?"  

Simple, find a ring you love and order it in rose gold.  It's really just that easy.  So, let your creativity guide you, mix and match your metals, and turn any engagement ring setting from our collection of designs into your perfect ring.  Here are some before and after examples rose gold engagement rings:  

 rose gold engagement rings
Before and After:
Classic Solitaire Rose Gold Engagement Rings

 

Before and After:
Channel Set Rose Gold Engagement Rings

 

 

rose gold engagement rings
Before and After:
Vintage Style Rose Gold Engagement Rings
 

rose gold engagement rings

Before and After:
Floral Rose Gold Engagement Rings
December 29, 2016

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September Birthstone: Sapphire

sapphire birthstone jewelry

Giving birthstone jewelry?  

Sapphires represent September birthdays.

December 29, 2016

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Iconic Jewelry Moments In the Movies

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Image: IMDB

Jewelry holds a special place in our hearts.  Simultaneously, it is valuable, sentimental, and beautiful.  Therefore, it's inevitable that it would play a major role in some of the most popular movies in our country's history.  Here are 5 movies that had iconic jewelry moments.

 
 
jewelry in the moviesImage: IMDB

Jewelry Movie Moments: Pretty Woman

Who can forget the playful way Edward, played by Richard Gere, snapped the case on Vivian, played by Julia Roberts, and her exuberant laughter that followed.  Then, the equally iconic scene when Vivian stands in front of the mirror wearing one of the most iconic diamond and gem necklaces in movie history.  It's a Cinderella story with a true princess moment.

 

 

jewelry in the moviesImage: IMDB

Jewelry Movie Moments: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

When Lorelei Lee, played by Marilyn Monroe, stepped out in that hot pink dress singing "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend" the only thing more gleaming than her beauty were the diamonds draped around her.

 

 

jewelry in the movies
Image: IMDB

Jewelry Movie Moments: Titanic

If it were not for the fictional halo style blue heart diamond necklace, called "The Heart of The Ocean," James Cameron's Titanic would not have had all it's romantic plot twists and turns.  That one necklace demonstrated Cal's superficial love for Rose, Jack's demise, the world's obsession with the riches of the Titanic, and in the very end, how we knew that the elderly lady was indeed Rose.  

 

 

jewelry in the moviesImage: IMDB

Jewelry Movie Moments: Lord of The Rings

One ring to rule all rings!  Now this is a movie about jewelry and how if simple wedding bands were forged in Mordor, how much trouble we would all be in.  The entire trilogy was based on Frodo, played by Elijah Wood, and his epic quest to destroy a simple looking gold band. 

 

 

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Image: Goonies and Map Mentalfloss, Treasure Room GeekTyrant

Jewelry Movie Moments: Goonies

When a group of local kids are about to loose their neighborhood they ban together on journey for pirate's treasure to save their town.  After escaping from 'bad guys', surviving booby traps, and dodging skeletons they find themselves in a see of gold, tiaras, precious stones, and lots of gem jewelry.  In the end it's a small bag of gemstones that save the day.  Can you image those stones set in Jabel ring settings?

December 28, 2016

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44 Celebrity Engagement Rings (and how to get their looks)

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! 

Celebrity Halo Engagement Engagement Rings
Image: TLC.com and Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic2

Celebrity Engagement Ring #1: Alison Brie's Engagement Ring Setting

To recreate Alison's stunning engagement ring from Dave Franco, we suggest one of David Connolly's or Jabel's halo engagement rings.  From clean lines diamond encrusted works of art, there is a halo ring just waiting for you!

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halo engagement rings
  • Simple shanks
  • Round center stones
  • White gold

 

celebrity engagement rings solitiares
Image: Eoline.com and David Becker/Getty Image

Celebrity Engagement Ring #2: Audrina Patridge's Engagement Ring Setting

Audrin'a classic solitaire from Corey Bohan is perfect!  It is timeless, elegant, and romantic.  We recommend a die struck classic Jabel solitaire like this one featuring a six prong setting.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Classic solitaire
  • Simple shank
  • Six prong setting
  • Round center stone
  • White gold
celebrity engagement rings halo
Image: USMagazine and Michael Buckner/Getty; Inset: Courtesy Anna Camp/Instagram
Celebrity Engagement Rings #3: Anna Campbell's Engagement Ring Setting

If it's the shape of the cushion cut diamond and the soft color of Anna's ring from Skylar Astin, then consider a gemstone cushion cut ring.  You can get the size and color you desire without the red carpet price tag.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halo engagement rings
  • Rose gold engagement rings
  • Single row diamond shank
  • Cushion center stone
  • Possible gemstone center stone
  • Four prong engagement ring settings

 

celebrity engagement rings
Image: People and AP(2)

Celebrity Engagement Rings #4: BC Jean's Engagement Ring Setting

Dancing With The Star's Mark Ballas proposed with this beautiful modified three stone ring.  The diamond band in the ring we suggest adds an extra sparkle to Jabel's collection of three stone engagement rings ring, just like it does in BC's ring.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Three stone engagement rings
  • Simple channel set diamonds shank
  • Oval and round diamonds
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

celebrity engagement rings
Image: Elle and Getty

Celebrity Engagement Rings #5: Blake Lively's Engagement Ring Setting

Ryan Reynold's made jewelry headlines with this beautiful pink engagement ring, however not enough credit was given for his exceptional taste in selecting the mounting.  What really defines this ring are it's clean simplistic lines.  In a world filled with halo mountings this stands apart.  We love the similar clean setting in this Jabel engagement ring, just image in it rose gold with an oval set diamond...swoon!  Rose gold engagement rings are gorgeous.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Rose gold engagement rings
  • Single row diamond shank
  • Oval center stone
  • Colored diamond center stone
  • or Imperial topaz center stone

 

celebrity engagement rings
Image: Elle Magazine

Celebrity Engagement Rings #6: Cameron Diaz's Engagement Ring

Unique engagement rings, like the ring Benji Madden gave Cameron Diaz remind us that there is always a chance to do your own thing when getting engaged.  This Jabel band is a fun playful diamond ring and could double as both an engagement ring and wedding band. 

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Modern diamond wedding band
  • Round diamonds
  • Yellow gold engagement ring settings

 

celebrity engagement rings
Image: Glamour and Getty

Celebrity Engagement Rings #7: Ciara's Engagement Ring

When Russell Wilson picked out Ciara's engagement ring he went for big and bold.  This Jabel die struck engagement ring setting has similar clean lines with tapered baguette diamond sides to draw your eye to the center stone. 

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Baguette engagement ring settings
  • Tapered baguette side stones
  • Square style center stones (cushion, asscher, or princess cut)
  • Simple shank
  • Four prong settings
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

celebrity engagement rings
Image: Elle Magazine 

Celebrity Engagement Rings #8: Drew Barrymore's Engagement Ring

Aside from the massive cushion/radiant center stone, the diamond embellished pinched shoulders are eye catching in the engagement ring that Will Kopelman gave Drew Barrymore.  We love this Jabel engagement ring setting with similar pinched shoulders and channel set diamonds that can be custom order with a rectangular center stone.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Pinched shoulder engagement ring settings.
  • Channel set diamond shank
  • Four prong settings
  • Squared diamond shape (radiant, emerald cut, cushion, princess)
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

celebrity engagement rings

Image: Elle Magazine

Celebrity Engagement Rings #9: Dianna Agron's Engagement Ring

Winston Marshall went for a bold look when he proposed to Dianna with this yellow gold classic solitaire.  A great alternative is Jabel's full bezel diamond solitaire engagement ring in yellow gold.  The bezel setting will surround the diamond in precious metal as it does in Dianna's ring.  

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Classic solitaire
  • Round Center stone
  • Bezel setting
  • Yellow gold engagement ring settings
 ruby engagement rings
Image: Elle Magazine and Instagram/Jen Chalet

Celebrity Engagement Rings #10: Eva Longoria's Engagement Ring

L.O.V.E. Jose Antonio Baston's choice of a ruby engagement ring.  A wonderful suggestion is this beautiful ruby and diamond ring from David Connolly. 

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halo engagement rings
  • Ruby center stone
  • Four prong settings
  • Simple ring shank
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

halo engagement rings
Image: Elle Magazine

Celebrity Engagement Ring #11: Maria Menounos' Engagement Ring

Kevin Ungargo picked the perfect one of our favorite halo engagement rings for Maria. The ring's delicate band is perfectly complimented by it's striking round center.  A similar halo engagement ring is made by David Connolly.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halo engagement rings
  • Single row diamond shank
  • Round center stone
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

sapphire engagement rings
Image: Elle Magazine and Splash

Celebrity Engagement Ring #12: Mary Kate Olsen's Engagement Ring

Another great example of unique engagement rings!  Oliver Sarkozy's cocktail style sapphire and diamond ring shows there is room for out-of-the-box engagement rings.  We love these unique vintage style engagement rings from Jabel featuring gemstones and diamonds.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Vintage engagement rings
  • Halo style engagement ring settings
  • Sapphire gemstone accents
  • Wide shank

 

engagement ring settings
Image: People Magazine and Getty (2)

Celebrity Engagement Ring #13: Emmy Rossum's Engagement Ring 

Sam Esmail proposed with this classic tapered baguette engagement ring.  The Jabel mounting pictured here has the same slimming tapered baguette side and a four prong brilliant round center.

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Baguette engagement ring settings
  • Tapered baguettes
  • Simple shank
  • Round center stone
  • Four prong settings
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

vintage engagement rings
Image: TLC and Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty/Larry Busacca

Celebrity Engagement Ring #14: FKA Twig's Engagement Ring

Robert Patterson took the path less traveled by selecting on of the most beautiful rings we have seen in a while, it certainly hit the mark with unique engagement rings.  The cocktail style and variable diamond sizes are reminiscent of Jabel's remount collection.  We think that this diamond ring is just perfect to recreate the look!  

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Unique engagement rings
  • Various sized diamonds
  • White gold engagement ring settings
  • Prong settings
  • Vintage details

 

halo engagement rings
Image: People Magazine, Splash News Online, Sipa

Celebrity Engagement Ring #15: Grace Gealey's Engagement Ring

Trie Beyers went for a fairy tale look when he selected this cushion silhouette halo engagement ring.  We love this David Connolly engagement ring setting because the silhouette of the head resembles a cushion, but it actually takes a brilliant round which will be more cost efficient.  However, if you have your heart set on a cushion, this ring can accommodate that too!

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halo engagement rings
  • Single row diamond shanks
  • Round or cushion center stone
  • Four prong settings
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

emerald engagement rings
Image: Elle Magazine and Instagram

Celebrity Engagement Ring #16: Hillary Swank's Engagement Ring

It was a stunning emerald cut emerald ring that Rubin Torres gave Hillary.  Our designer David Connolly has a passion for emeralds and with his team's help we can surely find your bride-to-be an emerald ring she will be thrilled to say 'yes' to!

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Emerald engagement rings
  • Diamond accents
  • Four prong settings

 

 

halo engagement rings
Image: People Magazine, Getty, Jacob's of Beverly Hills

Celebrity Engagement Ring #17: Iggy Azalea's Engagement Ring

This fancy yellow diamond engagement ring given to Iggy by Nick Young is a show stopper.  But, don't overlook the beautiful setting it is in, a halo mounting with side diamonds and a diamond embellished shank.  Jabel offers a similar illusion cushion halo setting.  A fancy colored round diamond would be a show stopper in this ring too!

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halo engagement rings
  • Diamond side stones
  • Diamond shank
  • Cushion, round, or princess center stone
  • Colored diamond or gemstone center
  • Four prong settings
  • White gold engagement ring settings

 

halo engagement ring
Image: People Magazine, Star News Oline, and Startraks

Celebrity Engagement Ring #18: Jaimie Alexander's Engagement Ring

When Peter Facinelli proposed to Jaimie with this cushion style halo engagement ring she said 'yes!'  Fear not, we have a wonderful halo engagement ring with an illusion cushion head that will gives brilliant round diamonds the cushion look (without the price tag).  However, if you have your heart set on a cushion diamond, this ring can accommodate that too!

Your Ring Recipe:

  • Halon Engagement Rings
  • Single row diamond shank
  • Round, cushion, or princess center
  • Four prong settings
  • White gold engagement ring settings

    vintage engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #19: Jessica Biel's Engagement Ring

    When Justin Timberlake proposed with this stunning halo engagement ring the style world was on fire because of it's brilliant use of colored stone where traditionally would have been diamonds.  Jabel's halo setting with side diamonds would look equally as lovely with sapphire shoulders.  For gemology buffs, try placing natural Alexandrites in the shoulders to really impress her!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo engagement rings
    • Side stone settings on the shoulders
    • Sapphires
    • Single row channel set diamond shank
    • Four prong settings
    • Round center stones

     

    diamond band engagement rings
    Image: People Magazine, Sara De Boer/Startraks, Martin Katz

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #20: Heidi Rhoades' Engagement Ring

    Cameron Diaz isn't the only one in Hollywood bucking the traditional ring trend, Jillian Michaels opted for a jaw dropping eternity diamond band for Heidi.  Eternity bands are a beautiful symbol for the eternity of love.  If you think the love of your life would prefer one, we can make them in any shape, size, or carat weight you want...and if you don't see it just ask, we can do it!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Eternity Diamond Bands
    • Common prong settings
    • White gold

     

    split shank engagement ring settings
    Image: US Magazine, Jerod Harris/Getty, Jodie Sweetin/Instagram

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #21: Jodie Sweetin's Engagement Ring

    In a delightful twist, compared to most halo engagement rings, this split shank setting and radiant cut diamond is beautiful (Good Job Justin Hodak)!  David Connolly has a split shank setting in his collection that can accommodate any center stone you like!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Split shank engagement ring settings
    • Single rows of diamond on the shank
    • Halo setting
    • Four prong settings
    • Squared center stones (emerald cut, princess cut)
    • White gold engagement ring settings 

     

    celebrity engagement rings
    Image: Julianne Hough (Left), Knot.com (Middle)

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #22: Julianne Hough's Engagement Ring

    Brook Laich made headlines with this stunning classic oval engagement ring for Julianne. However, when you break the ring down, this is an easily obtainable style.  It is a classic diamond band with a center stone, simple and beautiful.  All you need to do is order a David Connolly mounting like the one pictured here (wedding band shown with it), and have it set with an oval diamond. 

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic engagement ring settings
    • Single row diamond shanks
    • Oval or round center stones
    • Four prong setting
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    bezel engagement ring settings
    Image: IMDB and Jason Meritt/Getty (left), People Magazine (Middle)

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #23: Julia Stiles' Engagement Ring

    Preston J. Cook selected a modern solitaire for Julia with this full bezel classic solitaire engagement ring. What's more, he had it set in yellow gold which was a wonderful addition.  Jabel offers a lovely collection of solitaire engagement rings, including the bezel diamond ring featured here!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Bezel engagement ring settings
    • Simple shanks
    • Round center stone
    • Yellow gold engagement ring settings

     

     
    sapphire engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #24: Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring

    This is truly the ring to rule all rings!  This ring is so famous that until recent years, all similar rings were called Princess Di style rings rather than halo rings.  Plus, Kate's ring fueled a love of gemstone and sapphire engagement rings.  We have a series of similar rings, including the Jabel style featured here with alternating diamond sizes in the halo.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Sapphire engagement rings
    • Halo engagement rings (Princess Di rings)
    • Simple shank
    • Four prong setting
    • White gold 

     

    halo engagement rings
    Image: US Magazine, David M. Benett/Getty, Lionsgate/Grey Goose

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #25: Katherine Boyd's Engagement Ring

    This gorgeous ring given by Josh Brolin to Katherine looks like a treasure straight off the Goonie's set!  Fear not, if you don't have a treasure chest of your own, look no further than our designer David Connolly for his brilliant halo engagement ring.  

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo engagement rings
    • Single row diamond shank
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    heart engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #26: Lady Gaga's Engagement Ring

    Taylor Kinney may not be the only groom to select a heart shaped diamonds (look at the engagement ring Jake Roche gave Jesy Nelson and Nicki Minaj's ring too), but he did break from the pack and choose a classic solitaire setting for his heart shaped fancy cut diamond.  Rather than shopping for extravagant halo engagement rings, he kept it clean and simple with the full investment in the center stone.  To get this look yourself, find a great classic solitaire setting and dedicated your full budget to an amazing center stone.  However, if your going to invest in a high end diamond, make sure you secure it in a die struck setting.  Check out these Jabel die struck classic solitaire settings that can accommodate any shape or size diamond.  

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic solitaire
    • Simple shank
    • Heart setting
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    halo engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine/Gety

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #27: Kelly Clarkson's Engagement Ring

    The diamond embellished cushion style setting Brandon Blackstock gave Kelly is lovely and the yellow diamond is amazing!  Why not start with this illusion cushion setting from David Connolly, add in a punch of color through fancy diamonds or gemstones and you have an equally beautiful show stopping ring!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo Engagement Rings
    • Single row diamond shank
    • Cushion, princess, or round center
    • White gold engagement ring settings

    engagement ring settings
    Image: People Magazine, Mark Von Holden/Variety/REX/Shutterstock,Wilfredo Rosado

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #28: Mariah Carey's Engagement Ring

    James Packer went classic, big, and bold on the ring he gave Mariah!  The hallmark of this classic engagement ring is the silhouette and tapered baguette sides.  Our Jabel collection includes a variety of die struck baguette engagement rings and they look just as beautiful with a brilliant round, princess, or cushion cut diamond as they do with an emerald cut.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Baguette engagement ring settings
    • Tapered baguette side stones
    • V-Prong setting
    • Simple shank
    • Square center stone (emerald, radiant, or princess cut)
    • White gold engagement ring settings 

    classic solitaire
    Image: Elle Magazine

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #29:  Mila Kunis' Engagement Ring 

    Good job Ahston Kutcher with Mila's timeless and absolutely perfect classic solitaire.  Note, the extra prongs on the setting (very smart).  The larger the circumference of the stone the more area that needs to be griped for protection.  Therefore if you are selecting a big solitaire, make sure the setting has six prong like this one from Jabel.  Bonus, Jabel is also die struck so it will provide extra protection for your stone.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic solitaire
    • Six prong setting
    • Simple shank
    • Round center stone
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    halo engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #30: Misty Copeland's Engagement Ring

    Olu Eva's selected a cushion top halo engagement ring for Misty.  We love our cushion top halo engagement rings too!  This illusion setting gives the feeling of a cushion center stone while holding a round which can save your a small fortune.  However, if have your heart set on a cushion engagement ring, this ring can accommodate that too! 

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo engagement rings
    • Single row diamond shank
    • Round or cushion center stone
    • Four prong setting
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    engagement ring settings
    Image: EOnline, Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty, Fingerprints Communication

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #31: Morgan Stewart's Engagement Ring

    Co-star Brendan Fitzpatrick joined an elite number of gentlemen who choose a chic oval diamond engagement ring and it looks beautiful on Morgan's finger.  However, what is equally beautiful is the eternity band the stone rests on.  Eternity bands are symbolic of the endlessness of love.  Wouldn't this Jabel eternity engagement ring look great with an oval diamond?  Yes!

     Your Ring Recipe:

    • Eternity engagement ring settings
    • Oval or round center stones
    • White gold
     
    halo engagement rings
    Image: EOnline and Larry Busacca/Getty (left), EOnline and Twitter (Middle)

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #32: Nastia Liukin's Engagement Ring

    This Olympian had one wonderful surprise when Matt Lombari proposed with this cushion style halo engagement ring.  Much like our ring from the David Connolly collection, it is sure to make your bride-to-be feel like a winner!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo engagement rings
    • Single row diamond shanks
    • Four prong setting
    • Round or cushion center stone
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    halo engagement ring
    Image: Eonline and Instagram

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #33: Nicki Minaj's Engagement Ring

    Meek Mill's engagement ring for Nicki is a hybrid of several engagement ring trends we have seen: heart engagement rings, colored diamond engagement rings, and halo engagement rings.  That's a lot of sparkle!  And, a really big budget.  If you love this ring and want to get it yourself, you need to identify your favorite part of it.  What makes that ring standout?  What struck you most about the ring the first time you saw it?   A double halo engagement ring like the David Connolly ring featured here set with a fancy colored diamond might just do the trick!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo engagement rings
    • Diamond shanks
    • Fancy diamonds
    • White gold

     

    celebrity engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #34: Nikki Reed's Engagement Ring

    Ian Somerhalder chose a unique and romantic version of a halo style engagement ring setting for Nikki Reed.  Unique engagement rings and vintage style engagement rings like this are reminiscent of floral engagement rings.  We love this similar ring in our Jabel collection. Both rings are unique, vintage, and capture the beauty of colored gold.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Vintage engagement rings
    • Halo inspired unique engagement rings 
    • Round diamonds
    • Yellow gold engagement ring settings
     engagement ring settings
    Image: People Magazine, Seth Browarnik/Startraks, Neil Lane

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #35: Paulina Slagter

    Ryan Phillippe chose a lovely split shank diamond engagement ring when proposed to Paulina.  Split shank rings add an element of drama to an engagement ring setting, much like this David Connolly's design.  

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Split shank engagement ring settings
    • Single rows of diamond on the shanks
    • Round center stones
    • Four prong settings
    • White Gold

     

    vintage style engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #36: Portia De Rossi's Engagement Ring

    I can't help but get up and dance when I see the ring Ellen DeGeneres selected for Portia!  Seriously, what a great mix of tradition with the timelessness romance of vintage engagement rings.  While not an exact match, the organic quality of this Jabel mounting, along with it's vintage notes, is a wonderful ring setting anyone looking for a ring like the one Ellen selected.  Here are some other vintage style engagement rings in our collection.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Vintage engagement rings
    • Ornate diamond shank
    • Round center stones
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    engagement ring settings

    Image: Elle and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #37: Reese Witherspoon's Engagement Ring

    Jim Toth chose a delicate diamond band and a MAJOR fancy cut diamond for Reese's engagement ring setting.  If you want something similar I would suggest Jabel's classic diamond band mounting pictured above and pairing it with a fancy diamond setting.  Jabel has heads for rounds, hearts, pear shapes, emerald cuts, cushion, oval and princess cuts.  Select the elements you want and design your own engagement ring.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic engagement ring settings
    • Single row diamond shank
    • Four prong settings
    • Square center stones (cushion, emerald, or princess cut) 
    • White gold

     

    unique engagement rings
    Image: People Magazine and Jason Merritt/Getty (left), People Magazine and Neil Lane (middle)

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #38: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Engagement Ring

    Jason Statham selected a lovely high set diamond mounting for Rosie with decorative prongs and diamond embellished shoulders.  Similarly, Jabel's engagement ring which features fishtail prongs and high diamond shoulders.  Lovely!

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • High set engagement ring settings
    • Single row diamond shanks
    • Round center stones
    • Fancy double or fishtail prongs
    • White gold

     

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    Image: People Magazine and Richard Shotwell/AP (left), People and Instagram (middle)

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #39: Sasha Clement's Engagement Ring

    It was a fairy tale engagement for Sasha when Corbin Bleu proposed in front of Cinderella's castle in Disney World's Magic Kingdom with this stunning ring!  Jabel's common prong diamond mounting set with a round center stone will give you an equally lovely princess-worthy ring.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic Engagement Ring Settings
    • Single row diamond shanks
    • Round center stones
    • White gold

     

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    Image: Elle Magazine

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #40: Scarlett Johansson's Engagement Ring

    Romain Dauriac proposed to Scarlett with this vintage engagement ring.  Wow!  However, if you are not a trained jeweler or gemologist sometimes vintage jewelry can become quite the nightmare with worn prongs, cracked or weakened shanks, and compromised strength.  What we recommend is selecting a ring from Jabel's Vintage Engagement Ring collection.  The best part about these rings is they are made using the same dies that were used 25, 50, 75, even 100 years ago.  The ring pictured above was debuted in 1925!  Therefore you can actually get a vintage piece with the strength and integrity of a new ring.  All the look, romance, and magic with piece of mind.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Vintage engagement rings
    • Unique engagement rings with retro details
    • Round center stones
    • White gold engagement ring settings 

     

    halo style engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #41: Sofia Vergara's Engagement Ring

    It was a bold cushion halo engagement ring that Joe Manganiello selected for Sofia. Note the delicate band and how well it contrasts with the large center stone.  This ring is reminiscent of David Connolly's halo style engagement ring featured in our collection. However, our ring can accommodate either a cushion or round center stone which will help reduce the cost of the ring.

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Halo engagement rings
    • Round or cushion center stones
    • Four prong settings
    • White gold engagement ring settings

     

    classic engagement rings
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    Celebrity Engagement Ring #42: Teresa Palmer's Engagement Ring 

    Mark Webber proposed to Teresa Palmer with this socially conscience engagement ring featuring an oval cut rose quartz set in rose gold with ethically sourced diamonds.  We choose to pair her ring with Jabel's eternity engagement ring, the simple band mimics that of Teresa's and, for those of you who love pink gold engagement rings, this ring can be customized to any of a number of gold colors (yellow or pink gold engagement rings). It is also worth noting that at Bella's we only sell jewelry that is produced with diamonds that are conflict free and adhere to the Kimberly Process. 

     Your Ring Recipe:

    • Rose gold engagement rings
    • Eternity engagement ring settings
    • Oval or round center stones
    • Rose quartz or gemstones center stones
    • Kimberly Process diamonds
    • White gold

     

    classic engagement ring settings
    Image: Elle Magazine and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #43: Victoria Beckham's Engagement Ring 

    David and Victoria Beckham are style icons: classic, refined, and elegant.  It's no doubt that he would select an estate style engagement ring for her.  The simple clean lines of the diamond shank and the striking retro pair shape stone are superb.  It reminds me of a Jabel setting, simple, refined, and looks good with any fancy cut diamond (yes, this ring can be set with a pair shape center stone).  

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic engagement ring settings
    • Single row channel set diamond shank
    • Fancy cut diamond center stone
    • White gold

     

    celebrity engagement rings
    Image: Elle Magazine and Getty

    Celebrity Engagement Ring #44: Beyoncé's Engagement Ring

    No engagement ring blog would be complete without taking a moment to discuss the engagement ring Jay-Z gave Beyoncé.  It's stunning.  Aside from the jaw dropping 18 carat emerald cut diamond, he kept it simple by having it set in a simple split shank ring. If you want the same timeless setting, try a David Connolly setting such as this one which can accommodate most any shape or size diamond. 

    Your Ring Recipe:

    • Classic engagement rings
    • Split shank 
    • Single rows of diamonds on the shank
    • Square center stones (emerald, radiant, or princess cut)
    • White gold engagement ring settings

    Hand Engraved Jewelry 101

    engraved wedding rings

    Hand engraved jewelry is a work of art!

    It's exciting to find something truly unique in the jewelry world. Even more exciting is to find true heirloom quality jewelry.  So, imagine our delight as we get to tell you all about jewelry and engagement ring settings that have been hand engraved by a team of expert craftsmen and artist. 

    So, how do you hand engrave engagement ring settings, wedding bands, and other pieces of fine jewelry?  Here is a step by step guide to show you how these artists work:

     

    Hand Engraved Jewelry: Step 1

    Die Struck Engagement Ring Settings and Jewelry

    Hand engraved jewelry is not something that every craftsmen of fine jewelry should attempt.  In order for the engraving to survive the daily wear and tear of it's owner it must begin with the right jewelry, die struck jewelry.  Engraving on cast jewelry is less desirable because the low pressure method of jewelry makes the engraving vulnerable to wear.  However, the inherent strength of the die struck jewelry is ideal!  Just as a painter requires a gessoed canvas, an engraver requires a incredible dense piece of metal to retain the design.  Check out our this blog to see how the durability of die struck jewelry is achieved!

     

    Hand Engraved Jewelry: Step 2

    Selecting A Pattern For The Engagement Ring Settings and Jewelry

    Once the piece of jewelry completes it's production, it is turned over to the hand engraver.  He will carve the desired pattern in relief.  While customizing a pattern is an option, many people prefer the timeless look of Jabel's signature 'Wheat' pattern with millgrained details.  The pattern's vintage feel is popular with many of today's brides and gives new engagement ring settings and wedding bands an authentic antique style look.

     

    Hand Engraved Jewelry: Step 3

    Carving Engagement Ring Settings and Jewelry

    Once the pattern is selected and the piece of jewelry has completed production.  It is clamped into a swivel block and the craftsmen will slowly begin applying the pattern.  The design is brought to life using only hand eye coordination, basic hand tools and scribers, and his experience.  No templates are used in the engraving process.  It is important to note, that if an error is made in the engraving process the piece of jewelry is scrapped and the die striking process must begin again.

     

    Here are just a few examples of Jabel's hand engraved jewelry.

    engraved solitaire

     

    engraved diamond cluster ring

    wheat pattern wedding ring

    vintage style engagement ring

     

     

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    sapphire engagement rings

    Learn about die struck jewelry.