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All About Heart-Shaped Engagement Rings Like Lady Gaga’s

Styles & Trends | Fri, Feb 20, 2015

For a next-level original artist, performer and style icon, Lady Gaga became engaged in a surprisingly conventional way. On Valentine’s Day her actor love Taylor Kinney (star of Chicago Fire) proposed with a diamond ring, and they celebrated the ...

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9 Gorgeous, Affordable Victorian Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Victorian engagement rings are romantic and feminine, and definitely stand out from the pack in the modern era. The Victorian Era was named for Queen Victoria of England, who reigned from 1837-1901 and was known for her love of jewelry and her happy ...

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8 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings ...

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The New Bridesmaid Rules

Love & Wedding | Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Being asked to serve as a bridesmaid is a wonderful honor and a fun opportunity to be intimately involved in a very special event. But helping your friend plan what’s likely the most important party of her life is not without its (occasional, ...

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6 Stunning Cushion Cut Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Feb 9, 2015

Cushion cut diamonds seem to be an increasingly sought after choice for engagement rings, perhaps because this shape combines enchanting shimmer with a distinctive look and a romantic, subtly vintage allure. Cushion cut engagement rings have graced ...

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6 Engagement Rings with Amazing Little Details

Styles & Trends | Mon, Feb 2, 2015

Certainly the focal point of most engagement rings is the center gemstone, but some rings feature subtle embellishments that give them special allure. If you’re fan of uniquely detailed engagement rings, we bet you’ll love one (or all) of these ...

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8 Reasons Why Diamond Traceability is So Important

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 30, 2015

It’s typical to know whether a bottle of wine is from France, California, or some other place. Whether that wild salmon in your supermarket came from the Atlantic or the Pacific. Whether grapefruit came from Florida or Texas.   But very few ...

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6 Celebrities with Stunning Sapphire Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Although the most buzzed about celebrity engagement rings more often feature diamonds (think the jaw-dropping dazzlers worn by Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston), a subset of stylish stars prefers the distinctive beauty of sapphire rings.  Check out the ...

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10,000 Children May Be Fighting in Diamond-Fueled Conflict

Jewelry News | Mon, Jan 12, 2015

If you’ve ever seen the movie Blood Diamond, you may remember the depiction of child soldiers—the gangs of boys converted into machine-gun toting killers. The war takes place in Sierra Leone, the location of one of the worst blood diamond wars in ...

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Why Lab-Created Diamonds Are the Next Big Thing

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Lab-created diamonds aren’t new, but you may feel like they’re suddenly everywhere. The first one was created by scientists at General Electric in the 1950s, and manmade diamonds have been available to consumers for about a decade, but they are now ...

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