Tag: engagement rings


Women Proposing to Men Proposal

About 1 in 20 women in America end up popping the question to their men. While this is not an increasing trend yet, you’ll be surprised to learn that 3 out of 4 Americans say they’re ok with women proposing. And here’s why we think women proposing and men’s engagement rings are not such a bad idea either. 1)      European Leap Year traditions – In...

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Proposal

So when is he going to put a ring on it already? The amount of time you’ve been dating isn’t the best barometer for answering that age old question of when he’s going to propose. In fact, there is no magic time, place, occasion or special reason for a proposal…at least not a universal one. Seeing as men’s behavior is erratic at best, the only...

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Diamonds

A recent consumer poll found out that a fifth of women (engaged, married, divorced) were disappointed by their man’s proposal. Topping the list of reasons for a proposal gone wrong is that the engagement ring was too small. If your budget is small, don’t sweat. Use our bag of tricks to cheat that budget and make that diamond ring look larger. Mind your C’s So...

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Engagement Rings

The true meaning of any engagement ring is in the eyes of the bride and groom. And, although the same is true of yellow diamond engagement rings, the unique color of this diamond itself has special meaning. Yellow Diamonds Shine with Love The color yellow is associated with so many positive things including sunlight, new beginnings, happiness and hope. Yellow diamonds, like all fancy and...

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Proposal

They say true love conquers all. Well, that may be true, but when it comes to the perfect proposal, all bets are off. There are rules, tried and true do’s and don’ts, designed to help you create a fool-proof marriage proposal. Do Have The Engagement Ring at the Ready Proposing without an engagement ring in many women’s eyes means the man isn’t really serious.  Back...

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Gemstone Jewelry

You may know that opals are the birthstone for those born in October,  as well as popular gifts to commemorate the 14th and 18th year of marriage. But, do you know all of these other opal fun facts? Popular Myths Opals have inspired tall tales ranging from the belief that opals are : The Creator’s footprint at the base of a rainbow (Australian aborigine), Tears...

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Jewelry Tips

Art deco is a style of architecture, design, art, clothing and jewelry popularized in the 1920’s that makes heavy use of geometric shapes, symmetrical lines and patterns, and a strong use of color.  Art deco was influenced by the advent of the industrialized machine age, new technology, jazz music, archeological discoveries and women gaining voting rights and liberation for the first time. Art deco drew...

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Wedding

Are you sticking with something borrowed, something blue? Having an equal number of groomsmen and bridesmaids?  Are you leaving your favorite friend, you beloved giant husky, back at home for the ceremony? No two brides are the same and a growing number are choosing nonconventional engagement rings – throwing caution to the wind and becoming engaged with emeralds, blue sapphires and garnets instead.    ...

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Jewelry Tips

Conflict gemstones and diamonds (popularly referred to as ‘blood diamonds’) are mined in countries filled with civil wars and unrest. The money received from the sale of these stones is used to fund rebel movements and warlords. In an effort to stop these practices,  the UN has put sanctions on these diamonds, making the sale of such gemstones and diamonds illegal. Conflict free diamonds and ethically...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Engagement Ring Engagement Rings

So you’ve found your gal and you’re ready to pop the question. Here’s a primer on common mistakes that can ruin that picture-perfect proposal. Avoid these common blunders and chances are, you’ll hear a resounding ‘yes’ when you propose with that perfect ring. Ring size – Proposing with an engagement ring of the wrong size is common. The safest bet is to get one of...

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