Diamond Engagement Ring Shapes Guide

Ready to explore all of the many different diamond engagement ring cuts and shapes? The knowledgeable folks over at The Diamond Advisors have you covered with this detailed buying guide infographic!

Discover the perfect diamond engagement ring for you with this top 10 list of cuts and shapes, including the traditional round diamond cut + 9 alternative shapes you may not have considered or even known about before.

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Non Traditional Wedding Ring

Non Traditional Wedding Ring

You won’t believe couples are now bringing to life certified real diamond wedding rings, all by using… their combined hair? Uh huh, no typo. And, it’s more romantic than you would think!

We understand that you may have some initial hesitations after associating memorial diamonds with ashes and whatnot…. but when using the hair of the two of you, specifically for your wedding, they’re  referred to as celebration diamonds instead because they reflect the pure joy of your union.

Discover why celebration diamonds are a great alternative to traditional wedding rings!

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Engagement Rings We Love in 2017

You’re a diamond dear, they can’t break you.

As beautiful as the wedding planning journey can be, it can also put a lot of pressure on a newly engaged couple. That’s when you remind yourself that diamonds are created under pressure! The one aspect of your journey, however, that shouldn’t be tough as diamonds is finding the perfect engagement ring to fit your unique personality. Whether you’re looking to surprise your girl or you’re a couple on-the-hunt together, the experts at DiamondWish.com will work with you to choose the right diamond, metal, and style that she’ll love. Plus, we love that all diamonds are ethically sourced.

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Diamond Stud Earrings We Love in 2017

Diamond Studs We Love in 2017

 

Food. Water. Diamonds. You know, the essentials. *wink*

This stunning selection of timeless yet trendy diamond stud earrings by DiamondStuds.com is the perfect way to shine bright like a diamond on your big day! Plus, we love the DIY nature of their site, in that literally, every element can be tailored from the shape to the size to the setting. You’ll walk away with bridal studs you’ll love to rock not only on your wedding day but beyond!

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Glitz Up Your Wedding Ensemble with Glitz Design Fine Jewelry

Glitz Up Your Wedding Ensemble with Glitz Design Fine Jewelry

Love you some glitz and glam? So do we!

You can never be too glamorous on your wedding day and the folks over at Glitz Design Fine Jewelry have just the right catalogue of glitzy wedding jewelry to rock down the aisle and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek at a select few of their popular products, ideal for all you fancy schmancy ladies and gents out there.

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in Portland, OR: Favor Jewelry (3)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Portland, Oregon based jewelry designer Monika Reed of Favor Jewelry! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Hello! I’m Monika and I run Favor Jewelry. I focus on minimal, modern designs that will be relevant and beautiful for years. I love the idea of buying jewelry to celebrate a special occasion and incorporating it into your regular wardrobe. I want to make pieces that you want to wear every day. I also try to work as ethically as possible, which means I use recycled metals, non-toxic metalsmithing techniques, and ethically-sourced gemstones. Every piece of Favor is handmade one at a time in our Portland, Oregon studio.

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in Ramat Gan, Israel: Leibish & Co. (5)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Stav Adler of Leibish & Co., based in Ramat Gan, Israel. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Stav and I work as a Social Media and PR manager for Leibish and Co. Leibish is a family owned company that sells fancy colored diamonds and jewelry online.

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in Athens, GA: Beth Cyr (4)

Today we have a lovely interview to share with jewelry designer Beth Cyr, based in Athens, Georgia! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I started my business about 12 years ago and have been a full time working artist for a little more than a decade. I grew up playing in the woods and by the pond in our front yard. We would sleep out in our backyard and stare at the night sky until we fell asleep. Much of my childhood art was inspired by these elements, as are many of my current designs. I believe our natural resources should be protected and preserved so all the little girls and boys in future generations can play in natural forests and clean water and be able to enjoy the stars at night.

My partner, Alex, just recently quit his job to start working with me. We’re consciously looking to grow the business in a sustainable way.  In both our personal lives, as well as our business, we strive to have as minimal environmental impact as possible. From using recycled packaging material to 100% recycled metals, to composting and growing a lot of our food – we do what we can to leave a light footprint on the planet. We also support larger organizations that are working to have a larger impact, such as replanting forests or cleaning up the Great Lakes.

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This elegant and bold wedding invitation suite comes to us from Sally of Iyris Invitations, based in Montreal, Canada! Here’s Sally to tell us more:

Aldora means winged gift in Greek. Just as the name suggests, this line of invitations will feel like a wonderful gift for your guests. The Aldora makes a bold statement with its silky red paper, wrapped in lace and ribbon,and embellished with a metal rhinestone.

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Wedding Jeweler Walkthough: Vardy's Jeweler's in Cupertino, California (7)

You heard I eloped, right? Pictures are still to come (my wonderful photographer friends are being picky about post-processing), but first, I wanted to share a wonderful experience I had beforehand.

The wedding preparation was very simple, being that we were eloping in Las Vegas. Pretty much the largest issue was my now-husband’s wedding ring; I already had a vintage ring from my parent’s for myself, albeit a bit tarnished and dull, but we had no idea what to do for Andrey. To compound the issue, we were also in a bit of a budget crisis: even though Vegas was going to be significantly cheaper than any typical wedding, it was still adding up quite a bit (hotels, flights, restaurants, etc.), not to mention a rather hefty tax bill this year on my end.

In the interest of keeping things simple, we opted to get a plain band for Andrey, which we’re planning on upgrading in the future, perhaps when we finally have our official “reception” in a year. We were also running out of time (holy moly does wedding planning, even elopements, consume your time), so finding something unique on Etsy was out of the picture. I still really wanted to keep our jewelry options local, so after some searching on Yelp, I found Vardy’s Jeweler’s in Cupertino with a solid 5 star rating with 147 reviews. You almost never see those kind of reviews — I was convinced we needed to stop by.

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