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Engagement/Wedding Rings

Conflict-Free & Eco-Friendly Diamond Rings

If you haven't already "greened" up every aspect of your life, now is your chance to reform your diamond ring.  These are not only conflict-free diamonds, but they are also made of recycled gold.  There are over a dozen of these rings featured on Fay Cullen, each unique in their own way. Designed to resemble a "Medieval" look, all are crafted with 18k hammered, yellow gold.  All are rough cut, with darker colors...some brown, some gray, some even a shade of green.  Taking into account carat weight and price, these are an amazing deal!   Whether it is a fashion statement, an eco-conscious movement, or a token of love, these rings are sure to please. 4.35 carats, Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption=600 3.14 carats, Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="3.14 carats, Price: $1950"][/caption]950 2.11 carats, Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="2.11 carats, Price: $1560"][/caption]560 Read More

Celebrity Jewelry

Rachel Bilson’s Engagement Ring

The paparazzi got a quick glimpse of Rachel Bilson's new engagement ring. It looks as though it is a solitaire, possibly round cut set in either white gold or platinum. No idea about the carat weight, but being that the photo was shot from afar and it still looks big, I'd say it is at least 3 carats. More details will soon emerge, I'm sure, but it is always exciting to see an engagement ring of anyone's--whether they are famour or not! There is so much meaning behind these significant pieces of jewelry. Rachel's ring definitely suits her style, best wishes for the happy couple! Read More

Engagement/Wedding Rings

isee2 Diamonds: Beauty Beyond Compare

A ring is a ring, is a ring.  I love it when I see diamond companies creating unique settings that show off a diamond's true beauty.  There are too many times where we see the same old, same old.  Coming across the brand isee2 Diamonds is a breath of fresh air!  As you can see below, their designs are interesting and are not something you see everyday, in every jewelry shop.  They would catch people's attention and get compliments forever!  Whether used as a right-hand ring or the engagement ring, any of these would be beautiful--all live up to the company's slogan: Beauty Beyond Compare. Read More

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Engagement/Wedding Rings

New David Yurman Bridal Collection

After such high demand and extensive waiting time, David Yurman has finally released the bridal collection.  His classic American look he has always been known for resonates into the bridal collection as well.  The famous cable-like metal work is featured in the engagement rings.  I love the crossover band, as seen in the picture.  It is so simple, yet has such character and would stay beautiful for years to come.  The diamond even has a patented cut, called the David Yurman Signature Cut.  It gives the brilliant cut a run for its money, while adding a cushion cut component to it.  Besides the David Yurman Signature Cut, another favorite of mine is his spin on the oval cut.  Usually turned vertically, David Yurman has horizontally placed the oval cut diamond to give the ring such a unique look.  For more information, check out the website.  There, you can see a few other designs as well as make an appointment to view/purchase. Read More

Engagement/Wedding Rings

Fancy Diamonds; A Wide Range of Colors

Canary...Champagne...Chocolate. Yes, these are names for colored diamonds, and they are some of the prettiest out there. They are called fancy diamonds, and have become increasingly popular these days. Ranging in all shades you could think of, as well as color combinations--like brownish pink, or orangey pink. Sometimes, even taking the place of the tradional colorless diamond for an engagement ring. Remember Jennifer Lopez's 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring, given to her by Ben Affleck? Some celebrities have sought out purple and yellow diamonds. So of all the colors, which is the rarest? That coveted title goes to Red! Red diamonds are extremely rare, followed by Blue. This is a champagne colored diamond that is set in platinum. The diamond is graded as a 'fancy-brown-yellow.' It is set in an Edwardian style setting, with diamonds flanking the sides. The diamond is 3.13 carats! It is for sale on Fay Cullen, and priced at $8000. Here are some canary diamonds--a very pretty, and flattering yellow. These earrings create an interesting illusion, making it seem that the cluster of yellow diamonds are actually one large stone. But really, there are four small marquise cut diamonds with a tiny round in the center. They are designed by Brian Danielle and can be found on Max & Chloe for $1990. And finally, we can't talk about fancy diamonds without including black diamonds! This eternity band is a very special piece. Black diamonds look great set in white gold or platinum. This ring is from www.ice.com and is only $295. The website always offers free shipping on items over $150, so that is an extra bonus! Read More

Engagement/Wedding Rings

Engagement Rings

I came across a website which specializes in antique and estate jewelry.  As I was checking it out, I realized what a great selection of engagement rings they had to offer!  I think a lot of people underestimate the Internet when ring shopping.  Right away one might think it would be too risky or a rip-off.  However, these sellers have been doing this sort of thing for years, and if they did happen to sell you a fake diamond, you could probably get them in a lot of trouble.  Anyway, my advice to you is to shop around!  It won't hurt to look on the Internet.  And you never know, there might be that special ring somewhere in cyberspace waiting--the perfect one!  Remember, you will be wearing this baby "til death do you part."  So make it a good one! My top two picks from the website I found, Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry, are shown above. The first one being a rose cut, which is unique because it is more like 3-D, where it juts out alittle ways, rather than being flush with the prongs. I like the style of it and the cut. It is 1.35 carats, which is big but not too overwhelming, and is priced at $7950. The Emerald cut ring is breathtaking! This one is 1.89 carats and set in platinum...so right there sets the bar pretty high. I like how the center stones and the side stones match and I also like how the side stones are set with the bezels instead of prongs. Are you ready for the price? $14750! Which one do you like better? Read More