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Fall in Love with Edwardian Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Mon, Dec 23, 2013

  If you’ve watched the hit series Downton Abbey, or seen the movie Titanic, then you have a sense of the romance of the Edwardian era. Beginning in 1901, when King Edward assumed the throne in England, and ending with World War I, this period ...

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8 Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Antique and vintage engagement rings possess a beauty and level of craftsmanship that’s beyond compare. They have been adorning fingers for decades, and sometimes for more than a century, but we can only guess at these rings’ romantic ...

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2014 Wedding Trends We Love

Love & Wedding | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Many 2013 weddings featured photo booths with wacky props, drinks in Mason jars on burlap table cloths, and custom cake toppers. Those trends are far from over (after all, doesn’t any drink taste better in a Mason jar?), but we’re curious to get a ...

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8 Wedding “Rules” to Break

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 29, 2013

When it comes to wedding planning, even the most cutting-edge contemporary couples might start to worry about heeding tradition.  After all, weddings are one of the oldest rituals still observed by modern society.  But wedding customs are always ...

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The Most Common Season to Propose

Love & Wedding | Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Summer may be the season for sweet but fleeting flings, and spring is associated with those flirty birds and bees, but the season for making lifelong commitments is winter. At least that’s what we’ve found at Brilliant Earth—sales of our engagement ...

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Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Think of the white dress, the tossing of the bouquet, the first dance, the cutting of the cake, and, of course, wearing things that are “old, new, borrowed, and blue”. These modern wedding customs that we are so familiar with have evolved over time ...

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Holiday Engagement Do’s and Don’ts

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 15, 2013

The holiday season is filled with heartwarming and festive moments, plus at the end of the year we tend to take stock of our lives and plan for the future—all of which means that the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day could be the perfect ...

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Wedding Planning Checklist

Love & Wedding | Wed, Nov 6, 2013

After the euphoria of the proposal dies down, many couples will sit down to plan their wedding and come to a horrible realization: they have no idea what they’re doing!   With the exception of professional party planners, a wedding is the most ...

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Wedding Traditions and Superstitions

Love & Wedding | Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Even in modern celebrations, most weddings maintain some traditions and superstitions. Whether you take them, leave them, believe them, or dismiss them, wedding traditions and superstitions can be fun to explore.   A Traditional Rhyme   ...

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The Marriage of Weddings and Technology

Love & Wedding | Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Technology has rocked the world, making it nearly unrecognizable from what it was even fifty years ago. We live in a time of exponential growth and discovery, but one thing has remained the same: love. We still meet our soul mates—be it in a walk ...

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