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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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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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A cathedral setting is a popular jewelry setting, usually used for rings, and beloved in engagement ring styles. Reminiscent of the soaring arches of a cathedral, a cathedral setting features artistically crafted arches that frame the diamond or gemstone center stone in grandeur. Creating an elegant, graceful appearance, a cathedral setting also helps protect the center, which is especially important with softer stones such as...

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3 Stone Engagement Rings – The Past, Present, & Future Engagement Rings

The past, the present, and the future of a love that will last forever. This is what a three stone engagement ring symbolizes. Beautiful and rich in meaning, three stone engagement rings are also known as trilogy, trinity, or forever rings. In a three stone setting, the center stone, which is the largest in the ring, represents the present, and is the focal point of...

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Best Metal for Engagement Rings Engagement Rings

The time has finally come. You’re getting engaged. Congrats! Now, let’s get to work. Before you choose anything else, you’ve got to decide what type of engagement ring she’ll love most. Part of that answer has to do with this question: what kind of metal is best? Here’s a rundown of your possible metal choices for any fine piece of jewelry. Precious Platinum Platinum is...

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Engagement Rings

Bold & Glamorous A halo setting is a cluster of accenting diamonds that surround a larger center diamond or gemstone. One of the benefits of a halo setting is it dramatically increases the perceived size of the center stone, offering maximum impact for one’s money. The halo design outlines and highlights the main stone, drawing your attention to its individual beauty. This beloved style also...

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A Brief History of April’s Birthstone, the Diamond Birthstone Jewelry

If you were born in the month of April, you’re pretty darn lucky, because your birthstone is none other than the DIAMOND! I mean, we know it’s not like you needed another excuse to want some diamonds, but we’re providing you with one anyway. Diamonds are by far the most popular precious stone. They are extremely rare, beautiful and valuable. They are also in high-demand....

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Engagement Rings

It is a common expression that a man should spend 3 months salary on an engagement ring, but the significant others of the women below have taken engagement ring extravagance to a whole new level. Are you on the hunt for an engagement ring, but need some inspiration? Perhaps the rings in the new Allurez infographic will inspire you, even though they are well out...

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